It’s been a real trailer-fest the last few days, plus big news so we round up geek showbiz news here.
Warner Bros. released the first trailer (trailer below) for the fourth movie in The Matrix
and we’re digging the "White Rabbit" soundtrack. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return in the new film, directed by Lana Wachowski, which will be released December 22 (see "Best in Shows – 2021
Netflix has released a trailer (trailer below) for the upcoming feature Pokemon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle,
which will release on the platform worldwide (except Japan, China, and Korea) on October 8. This 23rd feature in the franchise will feature two original songs written and recorded by the music artist Cyn for the movie, and will be supported by tie-ins with the Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield
, and Pokemon Go
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
had the biggest four-day Labor Day weekend opening in history, with $94.4 million in ticket sales, according to Variety
. The film’s three-day opening of $75.5 million was just behind Black Widow’s
$80 million, making it the second-biggest opening of the year. Shang-Chi
was not available for an additional fee to Disney+ subscribers as Black Widow
was, a possible sign that Disney wasn’t happy with the quick drop-off in Black Widow ticket sales after the first weekend.
Paramount+ has released a trailer (trailer below) for the second season of Star Trek: Picard
(see "’Picard’ Renewed
"), which will premiere February 2022. Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas are co-show-runners for Season 2. The series has also been picked up for a third season.
Sony has changed the release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage
once again; it will now be released October 1, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. After four date moves (see "’Venom’ Delayed Again
"), the film is now being released almost exactly one year after the originally scheduled date.
Paramount+ also released a trailer (trailer below) for Star Trek: Prodigy
, the new Nickelodeon animated series also planned for the streamer (see "Mulgrew to Voice Janeway in ‘Prodigy’
"). No drop date has been given for the series, the first in this new round of programming directed at younger audiences.