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Movie News Round-Up

Spider-Man is coming home, and there’s a pro-life movie in development.

Let me first of all mention that I normally like to do these posts on Mondays.  However, my computer crashed over the weekend, which made getting it up on Monday virtually impossible.  Starting next week, however, these posts will go up on Mondays.  With that said, here’s what’s in the news this week:

Marvel and Sony have reached a deal to share Spider-Man.  You can read the story many places, but here’s Marvel’s official announcement.  A new Spider-Man film will come in 2017, after which point the web-slinger will be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, presumably in Avengers: Infinity Wars parts 1 and 2.  Sony will have the ultimate creative authority over the standalone Spider-Man films, but MCU producer Kevin Feige will co-produce and will be in the room when those decisions are made.  There’s no word yet on whether or not Andrew Garfield will be replaced.

The ABC sitcom Melissa & Joey is now slated to end.  The network announced that the show would be canceled on Monday, despite the fact that it was once arguably the network’s most successful show.  The show’s mid-season finale will run in March, and the rest of the final season will run in the summer.

A faith-based film about abortion is in the works.  The film is named The Order of Rights, and stars actors from previous Christian films including Facing the Giants and Courageous.  When a teenage girl becomes pregnant, her parents pressure her into an abortion.  The father of the baby, on the other hand, wants to keep the child.  So he files a lawsuit on behalf of the child’s right to life, which quickly turns into a media frenzy.  The film is currently in pre-production.

Gotham has unveiled its Joker.  The name is Cameron Monaghan, who appeared most recently in The Giver.  The video teaser can be seen here.

Logan Judy
Logan Judy is a Christian blogger and science fiction author with a Batman complex. At Cross Culture, Logan writes about film, comics, cultural analysis, and whatever else strikes his fancy. In addition to his work at Cross Culture, Logan also blogs and podcasts at A Clear Lens. You can find him tweeting about Batman, apologetics, and why llamas will one day rule the world, @loganrjudy.
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