Despite leading Marvel into the end of the Infinity Saga, the Russo Brothers aren’t quite done with superheroes just yet. An Original film to look forward to in the near future is Past Midnight, Netflix’s latest superhero venture. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming project.
Past Midnight, a new Netflix Original superhero movie produced by Russo Brothers is coming soon.
Unfortunately, we’re a long way off from seeing a release date for Past Midnight on Netflix.
The film is still in the early stages of development, but we’d expect to see Past Midnight drop on Netflix sometime in 2021 or early 2022.
Here's the synopsis of Past Midnight:
Midnight, a former superhero is currently serving a 65 year sentence for vigilantism. He is freed early after being asked to assist the police in combating his arch-nemesis who appears to have returned from the dead.
Past Midnight's cast is still to be decided, however we have some information about the roles and who has been offered the role.
Potential Cast Member: Arnold Schwarzenegger Required: Lead Male (Age 30 – 70)
Frank Midnight, an activist who began his mission to tidy up New York City's streets nearly 20 years ago. Frank Midnight was arrested and taken to jail by some corrupt NYPD officers. Years later, he is released by the police and tasked with helping them apprehend a new threat that’s tied to an old foe.
Potential Cast Member: Chris Pine Required: Lead Male (Age 30-49)
A handsome NYPD Detective of the Special Crimes Division, Scott is charged with overseeing Northcutt and ensuring he doesn’t get into trouble. Scott joins forces with Northcutt to handle terrorist threats that don’t exactly follow police protocol.
Potential Cast Member: TBA Required: Supporting Female (Age: 50-59)
Rose, Frank's dedicated wife, supported him during 2000 as a vigilante. Rose still loves Frank but has found her new husband. Frank’s release from prison gets Rose into trouble when she is taken hostage during the Red Tuesday terrorist plot, to lure Frank into a trap. Rose puts her life at risk to save Frank's lives.
Potential Cast Member: TBA Required: Supporting Female (Age 30-39)
Frank’s former crime-fighting partner, Chloe Wolff, went by the name of Mercy before going underground after Frank’s arrest. Mercy wants nothing more than to become a vigilante, and be loved by her city. Mercy stabs Frank in his back, and that is the final straw.
Potential Cast Member: TBA Required: Black Male (Age 50-59)
Leader of the NYPD 19th precinct, Captain Gardner was sympathetic to Frank’s vigilantism, but ultimately, he was one of the cops to capture him. Captain Gardner is the one that oversees Frank’s release from prison, in the hope that the former vigilante will help them combat Frank’s old foe, Nyx.
You’ll be the first ones to know when new roles for Past Midnight are announced as we continue to update the above when we learn more.
Official Production Status: Active development (Last Updated 08/04/2020).
Past Midnight was still under development at the time this article was written.
The film will be filmed in summer 2020, with the cast still to be confirmed.
The official filming locations and dates have not been confirmed.
This will officially be the third Netflix project with at least one Russo Brother involved.
The first, of which was announced in 2019, is the Russo’s will be working as executive producers on an animated series based on the popular card game, Magic: The Gathering.
Joe was a producer on Extraction and acted as the writer. Anthony also served as executive producer. Netflix will release Extraction on April 24, 2020.
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