Welcome to our first-ever edition of CoveredWeekly, a weekly roundup of every major news announcement from your favourite franchises. Whether it’s Marvel, DC, Film, TV, Gaming, or something in between; don’t worry because we’ve got it covered!
As always, there was plenty of pop culture news this week, and we have broken it all down by each day, which you will see below. Everything from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to the new DC plans from Warner Bros. Pictures, the latest announcements, plus some cast reveals for the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie,
Sunday, December 11th, 2022
- The first official look for ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ was released.
- Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’, starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink, has earned a whopping $360,000 during its opening weekend.
- New stills of Sadie Sink’s character from ‘THE WHALE’ were released.
- Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ surpassed $400 million at the domestic box office.
- Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ hit its fifth week in a row being #1 at the box office.
Monday, December 12th, 2022
- New stills from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer‘ were released.
- Talks that two post-credit scenes being attached to ‘Shazam 2’ were reported.
- Early concept art of Ironheart from Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was released.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
- A new still of Gwen Stacy from ‘Across The Spider-Verse’ was released.
- Timothée Chalamet confirmed that ‘Dune 2’ has finished filming.
- Letitia Wright and John Boyega sat down with Variety and talked all things Star Wars and MCU.
- The official synopsis for ‘Across The Spider-Verse’ was released, read it here.
- A new still from the film ‘Babylon‘ was dropped online.
- The first poster for ‘Beau Is Afraid’, starring Joaquin Phoenix, was released.
- A new still of Michael B. Jordan in ‘Creed III’ was released online.
- A new still of Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III’ was released online.
- A new still of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘ was released online.
- The official trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ was released online.
- Norman Reedus was announced to be joining the cast of ‘John Wick 4’
- Netflix’s show ‘Warrior Nun’ was announced to be canceled after two seasons.
- Shawn Levy announced that ‘Deadpool 3’ will begin filming around May of 2023.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
- John Krasinski spoke out on not hearing anything more about a potential return to the MCU.
- Director Patty Jenkins issued out a statement on the cancellation of ‘Wonder Woman 3’, read here.
- The showrunner of Marvel Studios’ ‘Echo’ said not to expect the release of season one until December of 2023.
- HBO Max’s show ‘Our Flag Means Death’ confirmed that season two has finished filming.
- The official trailer for the movie ’65’ dropped online, watch it here.
- The official trailer for ‘Scream 6’ was dropped online, watch it here, a poster was also dropped.
- A new poster for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer‘ was released online.
- A new still from ‘Scream 6’ was dropped online, see it here.
- Reports surfaced online that ‘The Batman’ would be part of the new DC universe plan, however, James Gunn debunked them.
- A new still from ‘John Wick 4’ dropped online, see it here.
- A new trailer for ‘The Whale’ was released online, watch it here.
- A new still from ‘Evil Dead Rising’ was released, see it here.
- Prime Video announced that a live-action series adaptation of ‘God of War’ is now in the works, the series will be based on the new trilogy that is set in the Norse realm.
Thursday, December 15th, 2022
- Henry Cavill released a statement on the news of his departure from the role of ‘Superman’.
- James Gunn announced that a new Superman film is in the works and that it will focus on the earlier years of the character, Henry Cavill being eyed to play another character in the DC universe.
- Hot Toys released the first look of their upcoming ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ inspired figurine.
- A new still from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘ was released online.
- A new look at M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin‘ was released online.
- Netflix has released the first look at the new Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy ‘Your Place or Mine‘.
- The first poster for season four of ‘You’ was dropped online, see it here.
- The show ‘Yellow Jackets’ was renewed for a third season.
- A ‘Death Stranding’ film adaptation was confirmed to be in the works over at Kojima Productions.
- Spider-Man: No Way Home was officially released one year ago on this date in the UK.
Friday, December 16th, 2022
- Rian Johnson confirmed that he will be filming the next ‘Knives Out’ sequel in the United States, just like the first movie was.
- Henry Cavill signed with Amazon to both star in and executive produce a live-action ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Series.
- Hot Toys unveiled the full look of their ‘No Way Home’ inspired toy, see all the details inside.
- ‘Shantaram’ was cancelled after one season.
- A new look at Misha Collins as Two-Face, aka Harvey Dent, in ‘Gotham Nights’ was released.
- The ‘Barbie’ movie trailer dropped online, watch it here if you haven’t already! The poster was also dropped which you can see here.
- Another still from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ was released, see our full breakdown inside.
- A new poster for ‘Creed III’ was dropped online! See it here.
- The first poster for ‘Infinity Pool’ was dropped online, see it here.
- Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson were confirmed to be cast in Blumhouse’s ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ movie.
- ‘Blockbuster’ was cancelled after one season.
- Donald Glover confirmed to be producing and starring in a Spider-Man villain spin-off for ‘Hypno-Hustler’.
- Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot’s cameos in ‘The Flash’ were confirmed cut from the movie.
- Braniac was announced to have been the planned villain for ‘Man of Steel 2’
- The first look for the final season of ‘Riverdale’ was released online, see all the new stills here.
- Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ was confirmed green-lit for a second season.
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
- New Doctor Strange 2 concept art was released confirming that Iron Monger was originally planned to be in the movie, read all about it inside.
- A new look at Blumhouse’s ‘M3GAN’ was dropped online, see it here.
- ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ surpassed $180 million at the global box office.
- Plans for a third ‘Mamma Mia’ film were announced.
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