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First Look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

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People across the nation clamored to social media in excitement, raving about the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer that was released on Tuesday, November 16. 

However, there was an unexpected shock factor in the glimpse into the multiverse narrative. Locked in a one-on-one battle with Spiderman, (Tom Holland) was the striking fast supervillain, Electro played Jamie Foxx

According to the film synopsis, this new chapter of Spiderman follows Peter Parker’s (Holland)  life as an unmasked superhero. Feeling the pressure, Parker reaches out to the Dimensional gatekeeper, Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). In the act of trying to make everything go right, reality takes a hard turn in the opposite direction. 

Spiderman: No Way Home

Maxwell Dillion, also known as Electro, finds his way into the new Spider-verse narrative and has no intention of going back to his origin story. In Marc Webb’s version of the supervillain, Electro lost his melanin, which left a lot of room for scrutiny and a common opinion of lack of representation within the Marvel character depiction.


Within the new “spidey” reality revealed on Tuesday, Marvel fans vibrated a wave of excitement as Electro is suited in a new image, showing a sense of understanding of all fans supporting the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17, 2021 


Betti Halsell, senior writer at Hollywood Melanin

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‘The Man From Toronto’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson Star In Action-Packed Comedy

Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson star in Netflix’s upcoming action-packed comedy dropping on Netflix on June 24.

A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin—known only as The Man from Toronto— run into each other at a holiday rental.

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‘Bid For Love’: BET Announces Premiere Date and Releases Official Trailer

BET debuted the trailer for its upcoming original drama Bid For Love, set for a June release.

The cast includes Blue Kimble (Ruthless), Dawn Halfkenny (Saints & Sinners), Adrian Lockett (The Oval), Jermel Howard (BMF), Tami Roman (The Family Business), Nikki Dixon (First Christmas), Ptosha Storey (The Oval), Jayda Cheaves and Kwaylon Rogers.

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Directed by Arthur Muhammad (Carter High), the story follows Sasha (Halfkenny) as she navigates life following a prison release. After serving time for her former drug trafficking boyfriend Memphis (Kimble), Sasha falls in love with Malik (Lockett), a generous and successful real estate entrepreneur. The man’s motives for Sasha, however, are far from good. Malik slowly attempts to alienate her from family and friends as he secretly plots against her.

Bid For Love is produced by Lawainna Patterson, London Williams, Shauna D. Balfour, and Christina Cooper. The film will air on BET Her and BET+ on June 23. Watch the official trailer below.

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Martin Reunion First Look Trailer

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BET+ debuted the first look trailer for its highly-anticipated Martin reunion. Three decades later, the cast is reuniting for a special episode dropping on June 16.

Participating stars include Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, and Carl Anthony Payne II.

The trailer opens with a dedication to Thomas Mikal Ford, who played Tommy in the series. The actor sadly passed away in 2016 from an operation complication. He was 52.

Hosted by comedian Affion Crockett, the special will focus on the show’s origin and evolution. In addition, it will feature interviews with the surviving cast, original directors, special musical performances, and behind-the-scenes must-sees.

Martin, which premiered in 1992, starred Lawrence – who played various characters, Campbell as Martin’s girlfriend and later his wife, Gina; Arnold as Gina’s best friend, Pam; and Martin’s two best friends, Cole (Payne) and Tommy (played by the late Thomas Ford). The series concluded with season five due to the tensions between the two main cast members. People reported that Campbell sued Lawrence for “repeated and escalating sexual harassment, sexual battery, verbal abuse, and related threats” in 1997. The two later reconciled, with Campbell announcing in 2020 that she was “so glad that we’re in a good place right now.”

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