The Sopranos Is Getting a Movie Prequel, Courtesy of David Chase

HBO, Getty Images
HBO, Getty Images

Fans of The Sopranos could spend the next 20 years arguing about what really happened to Tony Soprano when, in the final moments of the 2007 series finale, the screen unexpectedly went black and Steve Perry stopped screeching at us to “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Did Tony ever get to eat the onion rings he ordered, or did that guy in the Members Only jacket cut his deep-fried enjoyment short? While series creator David Chase has refused to offer much in the way of assistance in sorting it all out, sticking with his assertion that the scene gives the viewer every piece of information he or she needs to figure it out, he’s about to give fans of the groundbreaking HBO crime drama a new chapter in the Soprano family saga: a movie prequel.

On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced that Chase and Lawrence Konner (who was a writer on The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire) had already written the script for the prequel, which is tentatively titled The Many Saints of Newark. According to The New York Times, the story will take place in Newark during the 1960s—when Tony was still just a kid—and revolve around the city’s race riots, which pitted the Italian and African American communities against each other during the “Long Hot Summer of 1967.”

Though Chase co-wrote and will produce the film, he will not direct it. While Variety reported that “some fan-favorite characters from The Sopranos are expected to appear in the film,” no casting announcements have been made—nor has any anticipated release date been given. Which leaves you plenty of time to return to that whole “Did Tony get whacked or not?” argument.

[h/t: The New York Times]

Why Fans Are Certain Tessa Thompson is Headed to the Avengers 4 Set

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Disney/Marvel

by Kwadar Ray

Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie did not appear in Avengers: Infinity War despite surviving Thor: Ragnarok. It was unclear if she was one of the few to endure Thanos's snap, or if she was one of the many casualties.

However, the Russo brothers and Infinity War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, later confirmed that she was still alive in the movie's DVD audio commentary.

And now, the actress is teasing that she may appear in the untitled Avengers 4 movie. She posted a video to her Instagram story featuring her, Avengers star Chris Hemsworth, and his stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton leaving London after a day of shooting the Men in Black spinoff.

🎥| @tessamaethompson Via IG Stories. #ChrisHemsworth #TessaThompson

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Not only that, but Hemsworth previously said he would be heading from London to Atlanta to continue filming Avengers 4. Hanton's IG story showed Thompson stepping off the plane with them in Atlanta, and fans are unsurprisingly thinking this means Valkyrie will appear in the upcoming movie.

Fans are loving the idea of Valkyrie obliterating Thanos.

Avengers 4 is set for a May 3, 2019 release, and hopefully Thompson will be a key part in the fight against evil.

Zack Snyder Confirms Justice League Was Supposed to Feature Another Superhero

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

by Kwadar Ray

​​Zack Snyder talks an awful lot about the universe building he did for Justice League. The director began working on the DC film from the start, but unfortunately had to step down after a family tragedy occurred, and Joss Whedon was hired to finish the job. Whedon apparently changed a decent amount of the film, leaving fans desperate for a "Snyder cut."

The director had plenty of plans to introduce characters to the DC Extended Universe with Justice League, which he successfully did with the likes of Deathstroke and Mera. However, ​Snyder revealed there was another hero he was going to include. Ryan Choi, a.k.a. The Atom, was also supposed to featured in the movie.

Earlier this year, attentive fans noticed when rewatching Justice League that Choi's name was displayed on the side of a computer screen, revealing that in the DCEU, the superhero is an employee at S.T.A.R. Labs.

A fan also found a Justice League promotional picture featuring Silas next to another scientist, who Snyder has confirmed was indeed Choi. The scene, however, was ultimately cut during post-production/reshoots.

Outside of the comics, The Atom has most prominently appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Choi's appearance in Justice League would have likely been minor, which is understandable. Still, including him as a S.T.A.R. Labs employee was a wise choice by Snyder, because he would have retained his scientific background.

DC's next movie to hit theaters will be Aquaman directed by James Wan, set to premiere on December 21, 2018.

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