Today: April 22, 2024

#ReelNews – New Spider-Man, Emma Watson & Independence Day

This week’s #ReelNews features a New Spider-Man, Emma Watson, Independence Day and MUCH MORE!

First it was Toby Maguire then came Andrew Garfield but it seems that Spider-Man rarely keeps the same face as Sony and Marvel have now re-booted and re-cast the web-slinger. The man to don the red and blue suit and swing (no, not like that) all over New York is The Impossible’s Tom Holland. It hints at a slightly younger, at least actor wise, Spider-Man given Holland’s relative young age. Before he’s seen in his own film though he’ll be seen opposite the likes of Captain America and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War in which Spider-Man plays a crucial, if small, role.  After that Peter Parker will go back to a stand alone film to be directed by Clown helmer Jon Watts which is set for release in July 2018. Source – Marvel

When Alicia Vikander dropped out of The Circle it was heavily rumoured that Emma Watson would step in to take her place, well that rumour has just turned official. Watson will star opposite Tom Hanks in the film based on Dave Eggers‘ novel and written and directed by James Ponsoldt. The plot sees Watson’s character join the online company called The Circle, run by charismatic tycoon played by Hanks, which looks to unify all you online data; from emails, bank accounts, social media and shopping, into one account. It, in theory leads to transparency online, but of course this is a thriller so the powers that be are likely to be using the information for evil things and warning us all about the pitfalls of living a life online. Before all that we’ll see Watson opposite Ethan Hawke in Regression before she goes all live-action Disney in Beauty & The Beast.  Source – The Wrap

It has been twenty years in the making but Independence Day 2 is now wrapped and has been given a full title in the form of Independence Day Resurgence. The film sees a unified earth and is set twenty years after the original alien attack. This time round humanity is a little more prepared when the next alien invasion happens. The film will see the return of Jeff Goldblum as the man in charge of leading earth’s defence as well as Liam Hemsworth as a fighter pilot, Sela Ward as the President, with Bill Pullman‘s former President still around. It Follows’ Maika Monroe as Pullman’s daughter, now working in the White House, and Jessie Usher as the son of Will Smith‘s, who won’t appear in the film, fighter pilot from the first film. It all sounds very ‘keeping it in the family’ with director Roland Emmerich no doubt looking to blow-up some national monument at some point during the film’s running time. Independence Day Resurgence is set for release in June of 2016.

Best known as knowing nohthing as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones, Kit Harrington is about to head somewhere a little warmer for Martin Koolhoven‘s western Brimstone. The film will see Dakota Fanning as a woman accused of a crime she didn’t commit being pursued by a vengeful preacher, to be played by Guy Pearce. Harrington will play an outlaw called Samuel who plays a role in Fanning’s escape. Harrington will next be seen in HBO movie 7 Days In Hell.  Source – The Hollywood Report 

Best known for his role in We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ezra Miller, who will soon join the DC Universe as The Flash, is in talks to star in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Eddie Redmayne is all set to star as the hero Newt Scamander with Miller, if he signs, set to play Kedan, a wizard who crosses paths with Newt. Warners are suggesting that this will mark the first of a planned trilogy based on J.K. Rowling‘s book with Potter veteran director David Yates calling the shots. Miller will next be seen, albeit in cameo format, in Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of JusticeSource – Variety 

He’s about to BE BACK with Terminator Genisys but Arnold Schwarzenegger is also lining up his next film in the shape of 478. The film, which is being written by Enemy’s Javier Gullón will see Arnie lose his wife and child in a plane crash that was the fault of an air traffic controller.  With the man in question hounded by the press he is put into protective custody but Arnie can’t let it go and sets out on a quest for revenge all of his own. If it sounds like a typical guns-blazing-action-Arnie-adventure, this one promises to actually be a detailed character study. Arnie will next be seen looking after a zombie daughter in Maggie.  Source – Deadline

And finally, it is with great sadness we hear of the tragic death of Oscar winning composer James Horner. The man responsible for such iconic scores as Aliens, Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar and Apollo 13 was killed when a plane he was flying crashed into Los Padres National Forest in southern California on Monday night. Tributes from around the film industry have poured in with Ron Howard, director or Apollo 13 taking to Twitter to state “Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.” RIP Mr. Horner and thank you for all the breathtaking music that brought the films you worked on to brilliant life. Source – 

Alex Moss Editor

Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email:

Previous Story


Next Story

Magic Mike XXL

Latest from Blog


Memory (2023)

Memory is an exquisite American drama in the tender embrace of Michel Franco’s cinematic prowess.

Malum + Hunt Her Kill Her

In this nostalgia-fuelled cinema landscape we find ourselves in, it’s surprising we don’t see more of the big-screen double-bill. Back in the good old days of cinema, it was very common to

The Holdovers

The Holdovers was something of a dark horse at the 2024 Academy Awards, while the likes of Oppenheimer, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon were vying for top honours The

The Holdovers Unboxing

In any other year, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers would’ve swept the Academy Awards. But awards be damned. This gentle, poignant comedy is destined for classic status and will surely become a festive

Queen Rock Montreal Unboxing

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Queen remains one of the biggest and most influential rock bands in music history. This year saw their iconic 1981 Montreal concert film unleashed for the first
Go toTop