Happy Monday, welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. What’s happening today? Well, we have good news and bad news. We’ll start with the good news, which is sure to make your spidey senses tingle. Let’s get going!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Is Getting a Sequel
First off, here’s some news pretty much everyone can get behind: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—the funny, fast-paced, hyper-color animated film that made everyone love Miles Morales as New York’s new web-slinger—is getting a sequel. Not much else is known, but a teaser posted on Twitter claims the film will hit theaters April 8, 2022. If that seems like too long to wait, just remember: Somewhere in the multiverse this movie already exists. Probably.
Terminator: Dark Fate Met a Bad End at the Box Office
Welp, this is disappointing. Despite being the best Terminator film in years, Terminator: Dark Fate met a bad end at the box office this weekend, bringing in just $27 million. Hopefully the franchise will be back to try again soon.
Avatar Is Coming to Disney+
Need another reason to get Disney+? Here’s one: Avatar will be available on the service when it launches on November 12. Disney, which nabbed James Cameron’s film in its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, has scheduled a series of Avatar sequels to hit theaters in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027.
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