Mama Mia! Nintendo's iconic video gaming is getting a big-screen adaptation for the first time since 1993. While little is known about the plot, the first teaser catches Bowser raging on a kingdom of tiny penguins, Mario dropping in on the Mushroom Kingdon, and Luigi running from a hoard of dry bones. The Super Mario Bros. Movie stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and will premiere in theaters on April 7, 2023.
Season's Beatings to everyone! In the Christmas tradition of Die Hard, Violent Night sees a wealthy family taken hostage by mercenaries at their winter compound. Only one man can save them — Santa Claus. David Harbour plays the real Santa, with a load of John McClane-style quips, and plenty of action, ranging from magical escapes to good, old-fashioned sledge hammer beat-downs. Violent Night premieres in theaters December 2, 2022.
Runaway slave Peter escaped north to freedom and joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Photos of Peter's back, scarred by a whipping at the hands of his owners on a plantation in Louisiana, were published in The Independent and Harper's Weekly and brought the cruel reality of slavery to the American public's notice. Emancipation, directed by Antione Fuqua and starring Will Smith as Peter, comes to theaters December 2 and Apple TV+ December 9.
Marvel has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel. The studio opted not to replace star Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa after his untimely death in 2020, although his presence and impact on the franchise are still felt throughout the clip. The film will center around the familiar characters of Wakanda, with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett reprising their roles while Tenoch Huerta joins the cast as Namor, king of the underwater dwellers. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for release on Nove 11, 2022.
Guillermo Del Toro is bringing something extra sinister to Netflix this year. The maestro of horror is teaming up with the genre's best directors for a spine-tingling anthology series. Featuring eight episodes, the project includes pieces from Guillermo del Toro himself, The Babadoock director Jennifer Kent, Vincenzo Natali of Splice, and Mandy director Panos Cosmatos, while Andrew Lincoln, Essie Davis, Ben Barnes, and Rupert Grint round out the cast.
Can the Deadpool we know and love survive the transition to the Disney MCU? The question remains to be answered, but Ryan Reynolds thinks he might have an something to help soften the blow of rounding off Deadpool's rough edges — a set of adamantine claws. Get more info in Part Hugh of the Deadpool update here.