“Spider-Man”, the story of Frances McDormand, the Mel Gibson controversy

In this episode of “The Take”, we discuss the new trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, which gave Marvel fans a deeper insight into the multiverse and includes former villains from others. timelines, but where are Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire? Additionally, the cast of “Harry Potter” is reuniting for an HBO Max special, without any mention of controversial author JK Rowling.

Additionally, in this episode, Mel Gibson was announced as the new director of “Lethal Weapon 5” following the death of Richard Donner earlier this year. After many instances of anti-Semitic and racist comments, why does Hollywood still use it so regularly? Does this prove that “canceling culture” is not real?

The Oscar race continues and Oscar winner Frances McDormand could make history if she is nominated again for Best Picture and Actress for “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” following her victory for “Nomadland” earlier this year . In addition, critics, journalists and experts were on hand for the first screenings of Amazon Studios’ “Being the Ricardos” with Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem and Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. .

Finally, Netflix’s Emmy-winning drama series “The Crown” has chosen a young Prince William for its upcoming fifth season. At the same time, Meghan Markle makes a surprise appearance on ‘Ellen’ to discuss what she’s working on next. But, of course, this whole week takes place under the umbrella of Britney Spears’ celebration of freedom, which was announced late last week.

Hosted by Variety Chief Correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and Editor-in-Chief of the Clayton Davis Awards, “Variety’s The Take”, presented by Apple TV Plus, is a weekly series that will run through the week’s top stories from the world of entertainment, pop culture and media while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight into what’s hot in Hollywood. Filmed in Varieties state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, new episodes are released weekly on Fridays on Variety.com, YouTube and social media.

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