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Media Watch: Jamie Foxx Returns as Electro, Bond and ‘F9’ Delayed, ‘Cobra Kai’ Gets Early Renewal & More!

Jamie Foxx’s Electro Returns to a Different Marvel Universe in Spider-Man 3

Hints of a Multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just took a major step forward with the announcement that Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as Max Dillon aka Electro in Jon Watts’ upcoming Spider-Man 3.

Foxx, who portrayed the villain opposite Andrew Garfield’s Wall Crawler in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2, will face off against Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.  Also appearing in the threequel is J.K. Simmons, who portrayed Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy, who made a surprise appearance at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.  Also expected to return are Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori.

Foxx released a statement on Instagram that he deleted shortly after.  “Super excited to part of the new marvel Spider-Man new installment. And i won’t be blue in this one!! but a thousand percent badass!!!”

 

No Time To Die Now Releasing in 2021

With the global pandemic still keeping theaters closed in major territories, Universal Pictures and MGM are electing to once again delay the release of Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond, No Time to Die, to Easter weekend of 2021.

“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience,” the studio said in a statement. “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year.“

Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Rami Malek.

Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct No Time to Die which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Fukunaga and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve).

Following the studio’s decision to move No Time to Die to the release date, Universal Pictures has elected to delay the long-awaited F9: The Fast Saga from its Easter 2021 weekend to Memorial Day, May 28th, just one year after its original release date.

 

F9: Fast 9 Moved To Memorial Day 2021

In F9, Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

 

John Cena and Idris Elba Reteam For Head of State

John Cena (F9) and Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw) have already set their next project with the action project Head of State, which has just been acquired by Amazon Studios.

While plot details are currently being kept under wraps for the project, it’s being described as a being akin to the “two-hander, high-octane” action movies of the ’90s such as Air Force One and even Elba’s Fast and Furious spin-off, pairing “an odd couple in a high-stakes situation.”

The duo pitched the project to Amazon Studios over Zoom alongside screenwriter Harrison Query (My Wife & I Bought a Ranch) and producers Peter Safran and John Rickard of The Safran Company, with the actors currently finalizing their deals in a reported six-to-seven figure deal for Query. The group were reportedly halted during their presentation as the studio wanted to quickly grab the project before they could pitch it to other studios.

 

Cobra Kai Renewed For A Fourth Season

Netflix has officially renewed The Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai for a fourth season after over a month since the first two seasons launched on the streamer. This announcement also came with the release of a new teaser for the upcoming third season, hinting on Miguel’s fate after falling from his all-out school fight with Robby. Season Three is set to make its highly-anticipated return on January 8, 2021.

 

 

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