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‘Spider-Verse’ film Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson to be released theatrically in 2023

Columbia Pictures announced that the ‘Spider-Verse’ film Madame Web will officially debut in July 2023. The film stars Dakota Johnson as the titular hero and will be an origin story for the first female lead in the Sony/Marvel universe. Madame Web is a supporting character to Peter Parker in the comic books, in which an elderly woman suffers from a debilitating illness that forces her to constantly be attached to machines resembling a spiderweb, hence her moniker. The blind woman can also sense what the future holds and uses her clairvoyant power to prevent Spider-Man from committing horrible mistakes.

Besides Johnson, the only other cast member confirmed for Madame Web is ‘Euphoria’ star Sydney Sweeney in an undisclosed role. The film will be directed by S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) from a script by Morbius’ writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

Before Madame Web makes her cinematic debut, the next chapter in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters will be Kraven the Hunter, set to premiere on January 13, 2023 and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular poacher.  Madame Web his theaters on July 7, 2023, two weeks after The Flash premieres and three weeks before Disney releases Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It also arrives just a little over a month after the new release date for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which was recently delayed.

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Live-action “Barbie” film announces release date, shares first photo of Margot Robbie in title role

Warner Bros Pictures announced that the upcoming live-action ‘Barbie’ film, starring Margot Robbie in the title role, will debut in theaters on July 21, 2023. The studio made the announcement on Twitter alongside the first photo of Robbie as Barbie, shown driving a pink convertible and smiling for the camera in the photo.

Based on the iconic Mattel doll brand of the same name, Barbie will be directed by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird).  Gerwig co-wrote the script with her partner Noah Baumbach. Robbie serves as producer, along with Tom Ackerley, Robbie Brenner and David Heyman.

Along with Robbie, the cast of Barbie includes Ryan Gosling as Ken, as well as Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Simu Liu and Emma Mackey.

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Stevie Nicks adds new dates to her 2022 solo tour

Stevie Nicks has announced the addition of four special amphitheater shows to her existing limited engagement tour this year. The additional four shows kick-off on June 10th at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater in Ridgefield making stops across the US in Mountain View and Salt Lake City before wrapping up in Noblesville at Ruoff Music Center on June 21st.

These shows are in addition to Stevie’s appearances at iconic Festivals including Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Watch Axl Rose join Carrie Underwood at Stagecoach Festival to perform two Guns N’ Roses classics

Carrie Underwood surprised fans during her headlining set Saturday at the Stagecoach Festival when she was joined by Axl Rose to perform a pair of Guns N’ Roses classics.  Just after Underwood sang the opening verse and chorus of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with her band, she announced to the crowd. “Welcome to the greatest night of my life. Give it up for Axl Rose!”  After the duo’s performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ wrapped up, the band immediately launched into another GNR hit, “Paradise City” and Underwood told the crowd, “You thought we were finished?

Underwood is a longtime GNR fan, who frequently sang “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in concert earlier in her career. She has long been vocal about her love of GNR; during an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2020, she shared that she ditched her family following her own long tour in order to see GNR in concert.  Underwood said of that concert: “It was kind of a lifelong dream of mine I never thought would happen.”  Following that show, Underwood actually met Rose backstage and said. “It’s hard to meet your heroes, because I do consider him someone who taught me how to sing. But he was super cool and great and nice and we talked. We’re best friends.” 

Take a look at Carrie and Axl’s Stagecoach performance – here.

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