Geek showbiz news has been rolling in, and we round it up here.Demon Slayer: Mugen Train,
A fourth Captain America film is in development with the showrunner and a writer of Falcon and the Winter Soldier working on a script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With series showrunner Malcolm Spellman and staff writer Dalan Musson as the writers, it’s unclear whether Chris Evans, the star of the first three films, or Anthony McKie, who was Cap in the Disney+ series, will star.
which came to the U.S. after scoring the biggest box tally in Japanese history (see "’Demon Slayer’ Gets a Date
"), opened at #2 for the weekend, narrowly behind Mortal Kombat
, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Box office totals have been suppressed by Covid restrictions (and reluctance to gather), but despite those challenges, Demon Slayer was expected to grow $19.5 million for the weekend. That’s the biggest U.S. opening ever for a foreign language film.
Disney sister companies ESPN and Marvel will collaborate on an alternate presentation of an upcoming NBA game, the companies announced. NBA Special Edition Presented by State Farm: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes
, the Marvel-ized version of a Warriors – Pelicans game, will air on ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes while the regular presentation airs on ESPN. In the special presentation, stars Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors; and Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans will be scored to see which will be crowned as Marvel’s first Champion, will train and fight with the Avengers as they face a new, difficult challenge.
Hulu has released a trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
animated series (below). The series will premiere on Hulu on May 21 (see "’M.O.D.O.K.’ Premiere Date
Disney will get the Sony Marvel movies after they air on Netflix in a wide-ranging deal that covers the windows previously allocated to ad-supported cable and broadcast airings, according to Variety
. Netflix will get the Sony Marvel movies, including the Spider-Man films, about nine months after the theatrical debut (see "Netflix Gets ‘Spider-Man’
"). Disney will get the rights to air the Sony material, including library material, on multiple platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, FX, ABC, Disney Channels, and Freeform.
Tui T. Sutherland’s Wings of Fire
fiction and graphic novel series is being adapted into a Netflix animated series, the streamer announced. Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time
) will executive produce. The Graphix graphic novel series is a perennial bestseller, landing at #6 in ICv2’s Top Kids Graphic Novel Franchises for Fall 2020 (see "Top Kids Graphic Novel Franchises – Fall 2020