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Marvel loses 'Avengers' director
And your Oscars host is...
What to know
Marvel news: Destin Daniel Cretton exits Avengers: Kang Dynasty, Johansson says it would be a “miracle” if she came back to Marvel, What If season 2 sets 9-day rollout in Dec… Three unrelated Marvel stories today. First, does Cretton leaving Kang Dynasty signal that Marvel is going in another direction story-wise for this film? Will it even be called Kang Dynasty? After everything that’s happened, I bet it won’t be. Scarlett Johansson knows what’s up. Reviving Black Widow and the other OG Avengers would be a very bad idea. And finally, we’ve seen weekly rollouts and binge drops, but we don’t get daily rollouts on TV all that often. I enjoyed the first season of What If and am looking forward to this holiday treat. 💥
Kaitlyn Dever reportedly being considered for Abby in The Last of Us season 2… I don’t know who Abby is but nothing was made worse by having Kaitlyn Dever in it. She apparently was up for the lead role of Ellie at one point, so it makes sense that Craig Mazin would want to bring her into the fold. 🍄
Jimmy Kimmel will once again host the Oscars… Making this his 4th go round. Not a bad choice, if a safe one. Hopefully nothing too crazy happens this time. Cause when Jimmy’s at the helm something usually does. 🏆
Critics are praising Ridley Scott’s epic and oddly funny Napoleon movie… I was so disinterested in this movie up until this point, but now I guess I’ll check it out? Maybe? 🇫🇷
David Zaslav says striking writers were right about almost everything… You don’t say! Maybe you could have arrived at that conclusion sooner??? This guy. 😑
Kevin Hart getting 2024 Mark Twain prize… Not a bad pick. 👏
A Murder at the End of the World — Nov 14 | Hulu mystery miniseries | Ⓜ️ 73
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters — Nov 17 | Apple Godzilla series | Ⓜ️ 67
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off — Nov 17 | Netflix animated series | Ⓜ️
Rustin — Nov 17 | Netflix historical drama film | Ⓜ️ 68
Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain — Nov 17 | Peacock comedy film | Ⓜ️
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — Nov 17 | Sci-fi fantasy film in theaters | Ⓜ️ 54
Next Goal Wins — Nov 17 | Sports comedy in theaters | Ⓜ️ 53
Trolls Band Together — Nov 17 | Animated family movie in theaters | Ⓜ️ 43
Thanksgiving — Nov 17 | Horror film in theaters | Ⓜ️ 65
Returning: The Crown s6
What to watch
Trailer: Madame Web — Feb 14 in theaters
Directed by S. J. Clarkson, written by Claire Parker and Clarkson, starring Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Adam Scott, Tahar Rahim, Celeste O'Connor, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, and Zosia Mamet.
This looks pretty good. I like the time travel/future seeing element of the movie and the action is really visceral. I’ve been way out on Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff movies, which by most accounts have been bad. I wish there was a little more levity here and I don’t find Dakota Johnson all that charismatic as a movie star — but this has enough intriguing pieces that I’m giving it a soft “watch” right now.