Link Tank: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Will Feature 240 Different Characters

The new Spider-Man flick will be quite crowded, Fantastic Beasts continues to flop, the LEGO Goat Boat is now out, and more in Link Tank!

The first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse were shown at CinemaCon, along with the reveal that the film contains upwards of 240 characters.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won’t be in theaters until next summer but you can now read about its first 15 minutes. Producers and writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller showed up to CinemaCon 2022 in Las Vegas this week to give theater owners a little taste of what’s in store for Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, Miguel O’Hara, and Jessica Drew and yes, that’s confirmation one more Spider-Person fans can expect to see in the sequel. All four appear in the film’s opening two scenes, which we saw, and describe, below.”

Read more at Gizmodo

After a franchise-low opening for the Wizarding World, the latest film in the Fantastic Beasts series plummeted in its second weekend.

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Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore has continued to hit an all-time franchise-low despite its overall No. 1 ranking internationally for the third consecutive weekend. In its third weekend, the film captured $3.4 million USD in the global IMAX box office, pushing its total to $18.7 million USD. In North America, it made $1.6 million at IMAX box office with international IMAX numbers hitting $1.8 million USD to push the global sum to $12 million USD.”

Read more at Hype Beast

The Super Mario Bros. movie, starring Chris Pratt as the titular plumber, has been delayed until April 2023.

“Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has just posted a short statement on Twitter, saying that the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie will no longer be released this year. The film, which is yet to be officially named and which hasn’t released a single promotional image, was originally due to hit theatres on December 21. It will now, however, be released in April 2023.”

Read more at Kotaku

The now-legendary LEGO set from Thor: Love and Thunder called The Goat Boat is out now, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

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“A Viking ship containing iconic characters from Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder movie makes LEGO® Marvel The Goat Boat (76208) an ideal gift for kids aged 8 and up. Battle onboard Thor’s flying ship. The longboat is drawn through the skies by legendary goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder, who are raised off the ground so kids can easily push the ship along as they play. The set includes 5 minifigures – Thor, Mighty Thor, Valkyrie, Korg and Gorr – and a host of weapons and accessories, including Thor’s Stormbreaker axe.”

Read more at LEGO

Apple now has a best picture-winning film in its catalog, but here are the other great titles streaming on the platform right now.

“Viewers and critics alike have expressed love for many films (and tv) programming on Apple TV+, a.k.a. one of the newest streaming platforms with no long history of feature-length programming. While Apple TV+ has a skimpy original film catalog compared to other major streaming platforms like Disney+, Netflix, and Hulu, with only 26 films (half of them documentaries) as of spring 2022, it still has quite a few stand-out picks.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Apparently, the British royal family shuts down the production of the Netflix series The Crown whenever they so choose.

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“The royal family has seen your TV shows and movies about them, and let’s just say, mum ain’t pleased. Speaking with The A.V. Club, Tina Brown, the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and author of the upcoming book ‌The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—the Truth and the Turmoil, says that Buckingham Palace isn’t binging The Crown like it’s the new season of Stranger Things. And understandably so, why would they want to watch a show made for mere mortals who don’t even have one castle, let alone several. But as The Crown edges into a modern era where Kate Middleton exists, Brown says that the Royal family is ‘very unhappy about this season moving forward’ and tries to block filming where possible.”

Read more at The A.V. Club