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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Says Revealed That Sony Is Unsure ‘Silver & Black’ Will Work Without Spider-Man

Despite “Venom” already proving, for better or worse, that you don’t need Spider-Man to make a successful “Spider-Man” movie, it seems like Sony remains skeptical to the success of its own Marvel Universe. What was meant to be the first female superhero team-up for Sony, “Silver & Black,” was then split into separate solo films, […]

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Superhero Bits: Spider-Man 2099 Series Rumor, New ‘Justice League Dark: Apokolips War’ Clip & More

Which director pitched an R-rated Venom movie to Sony? Is there a Spider-Man 2099 series headed to Disney+? Why does Suicide Squad director David Ayer feel bad for Jared Leto? Does Disney know when Marvel Studios might start shooting again? Which of the millions of timelines Doctor Strange saw are we currently in? Want to […]

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‘Venom 2’ Gets New ‘Carnage’-Friendly Title as Tom Hardy Film Pushed to Summer 2021

Sony Pictures has announced that the studio is delaying the release of its “Venom” sequel, pushing it from October 2020 to June 2021. The sequel also now has an official title: “Venom: There Will Be Carnage.” Critics were not kind to the original 2018 comic book tentpole starring Tom Hardy as the notorious Spider-Man villain, […]

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Antonio Banderas Joins Tom Holland in ‘Uncharted’ Movie (Exclusive)

Fresh off his first Oscar nomination, Antonio Banderas has joined Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in the cast of Sony’s “Uncharted” adaptation.Sophia Ali and “The 100” actor Tati Gabrielle have also boarded the film, sources tell Variety.Ruben Fleischer (“Venom”) will direct the movie, closing a deal after he was reported as the top choice for […]

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Sony Film Unit Posts $51M Quarterly Profit, Down 50 Percent

Sony’s film unit recorded a $51 million (6.2 billion yen) profit for the October-to-December quarter, down from $107 million in the same quarter the previous year.Jumanji: The Next Level, which earned more than $750 million globally, contributed to profits, though its December release dates means some of that will count for the current quarter. Charlie’s […]

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‘Venom’ Director Ruben Fleischer Eyed for ‘Uncharted’ Movie

“Venom” director Ruben Fleischer will likely direct “Uncharted,” the long-gestating, oft-delayed adaptation of the popular video game of the same name.There’s no deal in place and Fleischer is said to be atop a list of other candidates being considered by Sony Pictures, but insiders say the job is his if he wants it. “Uncharted” is […]

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‘Venom’ Director Ruben Fleischer Circling Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Movie at Sony

Venom director Ruben Fleischer is the frontrunner to direct Sony’s long-gestating Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, reports Deadline. Fleischer is a trusted face on the Sony lot thanks to Venom, which grossed $856 million worldwide, as well as the Zombieland franchise, which has been a modest hit for the studio. Last year’s […]

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Film News Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg to Star in Indie Thriller ‘Wild Indian’ (Exclusive)

In today’s film news roundup, Jesse Eisenberg is starring and exec producing “Wild Indian”; Jason Bateman is directing “Shut In”; “Saturday Night Live” veteran Paula Pell is honored; and the Palm Springs Film Festival sets its opening and closing films.CastingJesse Eisenberg is starring in and executive producing the independent thriller “Wild Indian,” Variety has learned […]

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