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Here’s your weekly Entertainment News Recap with the top five stories you might have missed this week!
Sony Delays Beyond the Spider-Verse & Other Films
(Variety) – Sony has officially delayed Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. A source from Sony told Variety that the voice actors can’t record dialogue in time for its March 29, 2024 release date. A new date is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, starring Paul Rudd, is taking the original release date of Beyond the Spider-Verse. Kraven, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, was originally planned to released October 6, but has been delayed to August 30, 2024. Surprisingly, Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web has moved up to Valentine’s Day next year
Emmy Awards Postponed Due To Strike
(AP) – The 75th Emmy Awards will be postponed because of the Hollywood strike. An anonymous source spoke to AP about the postponement plans and said a new date wasn’t available. The award show was originally scheduled for September 18th.
As part of SAG-AFTRA’s strike guidelines, actors cannot campaign for the Emmy or attend award shows while on strike. In addition, writers under the WGA cannot work on award shows until the strike ends.
Amazon Splits Invincible Season 2 Into Two
(THR) – Amazon has decided to split its second season of Invincible into two parts. The studio said the show will return on November 3rd and the first four episodes will be aired weekly through the 24th.
The comic-book and series creator Robert Kirkman said the voice actors have already recorded their lines for season 3 so there won’t be a long gap between seasons again. Fans will be able to watch the second half of the series in early 2024.
Donald and Stephen Glover Team Up To Write Lando Series
(THR) – The Hollywood Reporter confirms brothers Donald and Stephen Glover are teaming up to write the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series Lando. Dear White People creator Justin Simien was originally attached to the project but exited before the duo signed on. Donald Glover will reprise his role as the titular character continuing off from 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Barbie Cuts Greta Gerwig’s “Fart Opera” Joke
(Variety) – Release the “fart opera” cut said moviegoers who enjoy a good fart joke. It was revealed in an IndieWire interview that the film had a fart joke in the middle of its runtime but it was cut because it wasn’t well received.
Greta Gerwig said, “We’ve always tried to get in a proper fart joke and we’ve never done it,” Gerwig said, “I thought it was really funny. And that was not the consensus.” Editor Nick Houy said, “We need to work it into a more significant narrative moment next time.”