⚡NEWSFLASH⚡ - Recapping The 10 Biggest Stories On ComicBookMovie.com This Week

It was another exciting week for news here on CBM, with a release date for Zack Snyder's Justice League finally revealed, and Ryan Reynolds' original Deadpool 3 plans among the highlights. Check it out...

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Despite more release date shifts, 2021 is starting to pick up, and it's definitely been another busy week for news here on CBM. Time will tell whether we're facing another wave of delays, but regardless of what the future holds, Hollywood is showing no signs of slowing down.

Over the past seven days, Thor: Love and Thunder has finally started shooting, Zack Snyder's Justice League received a release date, and more rumours were shared...and debunked!

Ryan Reynolds, meanwhile, has revealed the original plan for Deadpool 3, while we have a seriously weird update on Joss Whedon's original plans for Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

To take a look through these stories, all you guys need to do is hit the "Next" button down below.

10. Dane DeHaan Debunks Spider-Man 3 Return

A seemingly endless list of actors are rumoured to appear in Spider-Man 3, with both Willem Dafoe and Dane DeHaan reportedly set to suit up as their respective versions of Green Goblin.

We can cross one of them off the list, though, because The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star has now made it clear he won't be part of the threequel.

"There’s no truth to those rumours," he confirmed. "I don’t even know how that would be pulled off. And I have no idea what they’re doing with the Spider-Man movies now, but I don’t really understand a world in which that would be possible."

Hear more from the actor about possibly returning to the world of superheroes right here.

9. Thor: Love And Thunder Begins Production

In recent weeks, we've seen a lot of Thor: Love and Thunder cast members arrive in Australia to start shooting the movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Gamora) are now Down Under, and Chris Hemsworth has now confirmed that cameras have started rolling on the Thor: Ragnarok sequel.

The God of Thunder actor shared some photos of himself alongside director Taika Waititi and indigenous Australian Gamay dancers of the Gadigal and Bidjigal nation.

You can check those out by clicking here.

8. Original Plans For Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 is officially in the works for Marvel Studios, and the threequel promises to bring the Merc with the Mouth into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the movie was, of course, in the works at Fox once upon a time, and Ryan Reynolds has now shared some intel on what it was set to entail.

"[Before] Disney bought Fox, Deadpool 3 was gonna be a road trip between Deadpool and Logan," the actor confirmed on social media in a 100% serious post. "Rashomon style. For real."

We can't help but wish this happened, but more details can be found here.

7. The Sandman Cast

The Sandman cast was finally revealed this week, and British actor Tom Sturridge has been confirmed as Dream. He's not alone, though, as an incredible cast has been assembled for the Netflix series.

Game of Thrones alum Gwendoline Christie stars as Lucifer, Logan actor Boyd Holbrook plays sadistic escaped nightmare The Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) is The Dreaming's loyal custodian Lucienne, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) plays black magician Roderick Burgess, while Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror) and Sanjeeve Bhaskar (Yesterday) are set as Abel and Cain, respectively.

Find more details on this casting news, and comments from Neil Gaiman, by clicking here.

6. Joss Whedon And The Vision's Penis

This was easily one of the weirdest stories to hit CBM this week, but it sure received a lot of attention! Promoting WandaVision, star Paul Bettany revealed that Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon originally pushed for Vision to wield not just Mjolnir, but a penis in the Marvel Studios sequel.

"I know that Joss Whedon apparently really wanted the rendition of him, when Vision first is born, before he was clothed, he was like 'He’s gotta have a penis.' And everyone - Kevin  and Louis, I mean everybody was like 'I don’t know, Joss. I mean, I’m not sure,'" Bettany recalled before echoing Whedon's words, saying "'He has to have a penis! I want to see some drawings of penises!'"

The actor went on to reveal why Whedon changed his mind, and you can find out more here.

5. Harry Potter TV Series Coming To HBO Max

The Fantastic Beasts movies have been more than a little divisive (mostly thanks to Johnny Depp's casting and screenwriter J.K. Rowling's Tweets), but Warner Bros. continues looking for ways to expand the Harry Potter franchise. This week, we learned that could come in the form of a TV series on HBO Max. 

There's no word on plot details, and we have no clue about who or when would be the focus, but the potential here is obvious. A return to Hogwarts would make sense, but preferably not with any familiar characters. After all, if you've read The Cursed Child, you'll probably know a sequel isn't the best idea.

Find out more details on this one here.

4. New Look At Steppenwolf Revealed

Steppenwolf will have a completely different look in Zack Snyder's Justice League, and a much better shot of that was revealed earlier this week courtesy of some officially released t-shirts from DC.

As you'll see, Steppenwolf has gone from looking cartoonish to a total badass, and that axe of his looks quite a bit deadlier this time around. He's also surrounded by the Mother Boxes, so those devices will clearly remain a focal point of Snyder's version of the movie (which isn't really a major surprise). 

Take a look at this new promo art by checking out the original post.

3. Snyder Cut Release Date Revealed

Talking of Zack Snyder's Justice League, we got some big news on Friday when the movie's release date on HBO Max was finally revealed. It's heading our way on March 18th, the day before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier arrives on Disney+ (so, it's going to be a pretty busy week). 

With this came a trio of posters shared by Snyder, one of which was clearly inspired by the Death of Superman storyline. Weirdly, one even featured the "Snyder Cut" itself! 

You can check out those posters by clicking here.

2. The Punisher Returns?

We're taking this one with a hefty pinch of salt, but rumour has it that Jon Bernthal is set to return as a rebooted version of Frank Castle/The Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It makes sense that Marvel Studios would want to scrap the character's convoluted Netflix origin story, though it's hard to imagine The Punisher being used as more than a supporting player in another movie or TV show. After all, Frank has always struggled to make an impact on the big screen, and there's a lot the vigilante could bring to any number of Phase 4 projects. 

Click here to take a look at the original report. 

1. Godzilla Vs. Kong Trailer Roars Online

The first trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong landed last weekend, and it didn't disappoint. Clearly, the plan is to embrace the sillier, sci-fi elements of a crossover like this, something that's evident from a toy leak.

Going back to that sneak peek, though, and it's fair to say this is the blockbuster we've all been waiting for. It's a shame that most of us will have to watch it on the small screen, of course, but it should still be one heck of an experience. The big question, of course, is who will you be rooting for?

Take another look at the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer by clicking here.

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