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Elysium Debuts on 4K Ultra HD on February 9

Elysium

Sony has announced that Elysium is coming to 4K Ultra HD on February 9 with hours of behind-the-scenes bonus materials.

Directed by Neil Blomkamp, the film features Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner.

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium—but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

BONUS MATERIAL 
4K ULTRA HD BONUS DISC:

  • Exoskeletons, Explosions and the Action Choreography of Elysium
  • The Hero, The Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium
  • The Art of the Elysium Miniatures
  • Bugatti 2154
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY™ DISC:

  • Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium
  • Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky
  • Extended Scene
  • Visions of 2154 – An Interactive Exploration of the Art and Design of Elysium
  • In Support of the Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium
  • The Technology of 2154
  • The Journey to Elysium
    • Envisioning Elysium
    • Capturing Elysium
    • Enhancing Elysium

Jamie Foxx is in Talks to Reprise his Role as Electro

Jamie Foxx

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jamie Foxx is in “final talks” to reprise his role as Electro in the next installment of Spider-Man starring Tom Holland and being produced by Marvel and Sony.

Jon Watts who directed the first two films will return for the third film which has a tentative release date of December 17, 2021.

Most of the cast including Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori will return. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.

Foxx played Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which starred Andrew Garfield. The film earned $708.9 million globally but was considered a failure which led to Sony and Marvel striking their eventual deal that brought Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speculation has run rampant as to how this might happen and if this will be the same character brought over through the multiverse established in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Electro is one of the original members of the Spider-Man rogues group the Sinister Six and the first two films have featured members of that group. Sony has been attempting to create their own Spider-Man universe which saw the release of Venom and has numerous other projects in the works. A film focused on the Sinister Six has been rumored for quite some time. The second set of Spider-Man films with Garfield teased the group which originally consisted of Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman, and Kraven the Hunter. Five of the six characters have appeared in previous Spider-Man films. Two in the Toby Maguire films, one with Garfield, and two with Holland.

J.K. Simmons returned in Spider-Man: Far From Home as J. Jonah Jameson, a role he played in previous films, but the brief cameo gave no indication this was the same Jameson from the previous Spider-Man films. Simmons’ Jameson didn’t appear in The Amazing Spider-Man films but he has also reprised the role for animated shows like Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Ultimate Spider-Man.

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Sony Confirms There’s No Free PS5 Upgrade For PS4 Spider-Man Players – This was expected?

The Beat – 2021 Angoulême Comics Festival splits into two events – An interesting move.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Magick #14
Games Radar: Doom Patrol: Weight of the World

Black Magick #14

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets a Gameplay Demo

During today’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales got a further spotlight with a brand-new gameplay demo.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the follow up to the best-selling and award winning Marvel’s Spider-Man that’s available now for the Playstation 4. The game will be available on the PlayStation 5 and is coming “Holiday 2020.”

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New Mutants #12

We’ll have a relatively abbreviated Monday due to Labor Day here at GP but that doesn’t mean we don’t have lots of articles coming at you. Stay tuned throughout the day! And while you hopefully have a relaxing day, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Deadline – Amazon In Talks For Sony’s Suite Of TV Series Featuring Marvel Characters, Led By ‘Silk’ – Intriguing.

The Mary Sue – Warner Bros. and Ray Fisher Clash Over Justice League Investigation – A good rundown of where things are at.

Reviews

Batman News – Batman: Three Jokers #1
Talking Comics – Empyre #6
Monkeys Fighting Robots – New Mutants #12

Sony Nabs The Kaiju Score from James Patrick, Rem Broo, Dave Sharpe, and AfterShock

AfterShock has announced that Sony has cut a deal to bring The Kaiju Score to the big screen. Being published by AfterShock, the comic is by writer James Patrick, artist and colorist Rem Broo, and letterer Dave Sharpe. The comic releases in November and is described as:

It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.

Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will produce, along with Tony Shaw who brought the property into Sony. AfterShock Comics’ Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer will also produce.

Jiao Chen is overseeing the project for Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures’ Drew Reed and Jake Bauman were instrumental in the deal, as was Rive Gauche Television with Steve Burkow of Ziffren, Brittenham, who negotiated on behalf of AfterShock.

The Kaiju Score

Olivia Wilde Will Direct a Female-Centered Marvel Film for Sony

Olivia Wilde

Deadline is reporting that Olivia Wilde has been chosen to direct a secret Marvel film project for Sony revolving around a female character. Speculation is the film is Spider-Woman. Sony hasn’t confirmed the hiring but Wilde Tweeted the original story with a little symbol indicated the rumor is true.

Wilde and Katie Silberman will write the film with Amy Pascal producing and Rachel O’Connor will be the executive producer.

The film is thought to be on top of the Madame Webb film being directed by S.J. Clarkson and the in-development Black Cat and Silver Sable film. When it comes to the “Spider-Verse,” Spider-Woman is the logical choice for a female-centric film though Spider-Gwen would be a possibility as well.

While mostly known as an actress, Wilde earned praised with her film directorial debut with Booksmart. She has generally stayed out of the world of comic film adaptations and only appeared in Cowboys & Aliens in 2011 from DreamWorks and Universal.

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It was a fairly quiet holiday weekend but we still have some news you can enjoy as you kick off your week.

Kotaku – Sony’s Still Not Sure a Silver and Black Movie Can Work Without Spider-Man – This isn’t surprising. But… Venom…

How to Love Comics – What Are Comic Book Events? – For those that are new and might not know.

The Mary Sue – Jem & the Holograms Should Get the She-Ra Animated Treatment – Yes!

Jem and the Holograms Dimensions #3

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Announced for the Playstation 5

Miles Morales will swing on to the Playstation 5 in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales a new adventure from Insomniac Games. The game is the follow up to the best-selling and award-winning Marvel’s Spider-Man which came out for the Playstation 4.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released during the holidays in 2020.

Check out the announcement trailer below!

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Ludocrats #1

The weekend is almost here! We’ll be using it to read some new comics and attempt to enjoy the improving weather. What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments.

Newsarama – Sony Prepping SPIDER-MAN Spin-Off Movie JACKPOT – Report – Interesting choice of character.

The Beat – Play it again, Dex: STUMPTOWN renewed for season 2 – Yes please more!

Reviews

The Beat – An Embarrassment of Witches
Newsarama – Ludocrats #1

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