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Next summer, Wesley Snipes and company will not only celebrate the 25th anniversary of Blade, but Marvel will also welcome in Mahershala Ali and company to the family as they launch the latest Blade film. At the moment, Marvel is scheduled to begin filming this fall, but it appears that may be delayed, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Bassam Tariq will no longer direct the superhero film.
Fans began thinking about the next Black Panther film the moment they walked out of the theater in 2018. Fortunately, time has sped by and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters in under two months. Unfortunately, the star of the first film, Chadwick Boseman, will not be around to enjoy the success of the second film. Boseman passed away in August 2020 and a major hole was left in the hearts of film fans and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Initially, fans were unsure who would play the role of T’Challa in the sequel, but Marvel has made the decision to remove the role from the new movie.
At 21 years old, Dylan Sinclair has emerged as one of the future faces of R&B in Toronto and beyond. With Juno Award nomination in hand and a debut album under his belt, he has taken the next step in his career by sharing No Longer In The Suburbs. The 8-track project showcased a range of emotions regarding his move into the inner city, changing dynamics within his personal relationships and his desire to be great. Months after fans first had a chance to sit and digest the project, he has returned with a remix to the project’s lead single, “Open,” featuring JVCK JAMES and Destin Conrad.
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It appears that changes are coming to Marvel’s theatrical release calendar. Shortly after Blade lost its director, new reports suggest that Armor Wars was being upgraded from a series to a film. While no director is attached to the project just yet and production has not yet begun, Yassir Lester has boarded the project as the lead writer and Don Cheadle is set to star in the film. Details regarding this specific iteration of Armor Wars remain unclear, but the original story explores the idea of Tony Stark’s technology falling into the wrong hands.
Yesterday, Marvel released the highly-anticipated full-length trailer for the forthcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The short, yet action-packed trailer offered a look at Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke and many of the other stars from the first film who made their way back for the sequel. Tragically, the film was missing one key actor from the original film — Chadwick Boseman.
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It may be hard to believe, but YG is already a decade into his career. Back in 2010, he caught fire with the success of “Toot It and Boot It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and he hasn’t looked back since. Over the last decade and change, he’s toured with Lil’ Wayne, hopped on record with Drake and starred in movies with Snoop Dogg. Simply put, he’s cemented himself as a staple on the West Coast. Still, he’s continuing to build a legacy that will impact others in the region for years to come. Last year, he teamed up with California’s own Mozzy for a joint album and he dropped a compilation with his record imprint, 4Hunnid. This year, he’s turning back toward his solo career as he releases his sixth studio album, I Got Issues.
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This summer, there has been no shortage of major artists hitting the road for world tours. Bad Bunny just sold out Yankee Stadium, Harry Styles put on 15 shows at Madison Square Garden and Kendrick Lamar is bringing the pgLang from city to city around the world. Not to mention, The Weeknd has been selling out entire stadiums in support of Dawn FM. With all the great shows that have taken place this year, Beyoncé plans to take things to a new level in 2023.
During a recent episode of The Ringer’s Hottest Take, Bill Simmons and a panel of pop creators asked a very simple question. Who will be the next great actor to emerge out of the U.S.? In their 10-minute discussion, names like Miles Teller, LaKeith Stanfield, Adam Driver and Michael B. Jordan were mentioned. One name that must be included in that discussion moving forward is Jonathan Majors. Why? Well, he’s extremely talented and in negotiations to land the role of Dennis Rodman in Lionsgate’s 48 Hours. Reporting from movie insider Justin Kroll indicates that a “deal isn’t closed,” but “negotiations are headed in the right direction.” If all goes well, Majors will portray the former NBA star as Lionsgate tells the story of Rodman’s decision to head out to Las Vegas in the midst of the Chicago Bulls’ 1998 NBA Championship run.
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The time has come! Marvel has unveiled the first full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Guess what? It’s everything that fans have been waiting for. From the introduction of Shuri as the Black Panther to M’Baku addressing the stakes of what may go down, the trailer is nothing but 130 seconds of non-stop action. Not to be forgotten, the latest sneak peek offers insight into Marvel’s tribute to the late, great Chadwick Boseman.
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As the temperature drops and the leaves on the trees begin changing colors, many long for the days of cocktails, trips to the beach and warm weather getaways. While island vacations are nice and memorable, sometimes the best getaway is a person who makes you feel like you matter when the person you’re with is nowhere to be found. “Getting Late” by Kenyon Dixon is the perfect soundtrack to those inescapable moments of infatuation.
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