Tom is a Manchester-based writer with square eyes and the love of a good pun. Raised on a diet of Jurassic Park, this ’90s boy has VHS flowing in his blood. No topic is too big for this freelancer by day, crime-fighting vigilante by night.
As Hollywood grinds to a halt and the coronavirus turns itself into a Thanos-sized villain of the summer holidays, the industry's slate of superhero movies has been "snapped" from existence. While we should've been getting pumped for Black Widow and what comes next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, COVID-19 has upturned Disney's well-laid plans.
It's a wide ol' cosmos out there and Disney's ever-growing Star Wars franchise has proved there's plenty more to explore. From the heady days of George Lucas' original trilogy to his maligned prequels, the concluding trilogy of Skywalker Saga movies to the mixed-bag of Solo: A Star Wars Story, that galaxy far, far away is more popular than ever.
Leaving Hollywood shaken and not stirred, it turns out gore whore Quentin Tarantino could've loaded up a Walther PPK and taken a shot at the long-running James Bond franchise. As the coronavirus pushes back Cary Fukunaga's No Time to Die and fans wait patiently for Daniel Craig's last turn as the suave spy, it's time to look back at one of the many Bond movies that never happened.
While Andy Serkis’ Venom 2 is one of the many Hollywood blockbusters to be hit by the coronavirus, the director is keen to have fans salivating as the movie’s marketing campaign kicks it up a notch. With Venom 2 dropping its first teaser poster and confirming we should all call the comic book caper Venom: Let There Be Carnage, there's been a major update to the highl anticipated sequel.
While fans thought Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the most divisive entry in the Skywalker Saga since Attack of the Clones, that was nothing compared to J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Despite criticisms the ninth (and final) entry was thrown together as a desecration of the franchise, one potential Easter egg confirms it was more than just Babu Frik and creepy kisses.
It's been a long road of slaughter and Starks, Baratheons, and beheadings, Lannisters and loss, Greyjoys and goodbyes, but HBO's Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. While an article on how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' fantasy epic changed your life might seem a little cliché to some, it's one that's a little closer to home for me—putting it as bluntly as Lady Olenna, I literally owe my writing career to the Seven Kingdoms.
Prepare for war when AMC's The Walking Dead returns to our screens, and fans of the undead romp are promised the most explosive season yet. Alongside tenacious tigers, wire-wrapped baseball bats, and herds of the usual ravenous walkers, expect a number of our stalwart survivors to also lose their lives in the upcoming Season 8.
As Game of Thrones Season 7 winds to a close, fans of the Ice and Fire saga were left with a finale that gave us more questions than answers, but also some more than satisfying endings. They may have started poles apart, but after a whole season of to-ing and fro-ing, those Stark siblings finally banded together to take down their greatest enemy hiding amongst the ranks.