The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Matt Reeve’s The Batman has a targeted time frame of November to being shooting. The long awaited film has yet to be connected to the DCEU by and large, possibly following in the Joaquin Phoenix lead Joker film, where it’s a stand alone flick. Until it begins production, I’m weary, as the film was originally rumored to start shooting back in the summer.
In other DC News, Swamp Thing has cast former Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift actor, Leonardo Nam. Nam is set to play a CDC specialist Harlan Edwards, who’s second in command to Crystal Reed’s character, Abby. A point of emphasis for the casting was highlighting that Nam’s character would in fact be gay.
James Wan is pretty nettled these days.
Wan reached out to CBR to share his nettle-ness(?) about being left off the shortlist for the Academy Awards. Aquaman was a visual masterpiece to many, and Wan thought his team should be rewarded for it. Unfortunately the Academy didn’t agree, resulting in Wan saying;
You and your department are the unsung heroes of this film. The fact that your VFX peers in the Academy aren’t recognizing or appreciating what we/you’ve all contributed to the film and cinema is a fucking disgrace.
The rest of the apparent nominees reads like a who’s-who of bad idea candy;
- Ant-Man the Wasp
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Black Panther
- Christopher Robin
- First Man
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Mary Poppins Returns
- Ready Player One
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Welcome to Marwen
So you know, more dickish behavior for DC Fans to swallow…….Wait, that came out wrong…
Marvel looks to be releasing a new video game centered around the Fantastic Four. The folks at Second Diner have indeed partnered up with Marvel according to industry experts, and rumors have them tied to the aforementioned first family of Marvel. The official Marvel Games Twitter Account now sports a new logo, hinting at the famed foursome, and with The Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Week event happening, many believe this could lead to a Fantastic Four game being released. Though hold your breath, as it’ll probably just be a mobile game. According to ComicBook.com, the Greatest Week event includes;
In addition to new variant covers for the comics, the upcoming celebration “will offer fans a sneak peek into what’s next for Marvel’s First Family – with special episodes of shows like This Week in Marvel and Earth’s Mightiest Show, exclusive video interviews, Fantastic Four trivia, curated reading lists, delicious themed recipes, and more! Marvel fans will also have a chance to order limited-edition Fantastic Four apparel in January to celebrate their favorite characters.”
The event kicks off on January 8th and will run until January 16th, which would give the Marvel Gaming sites plenty of time to announce a new project. Since this seems to be the time of heroes with both Marvel and DC owning the entertainment industry, it’s hard not to get excited about what could possibly come about with a new game.
IN OTHER NEWS
While there remains a possibility of it, Tony Todd wants to be apart of The Candyman reboot. Todd, who played the original villain for the films, wants to be somehow involved in the “spiritual sequels”, telling Bloody Disgusting;
I want to be a part of the project one way or the other. Of course, I’d want to be a part of it. I helped create this character. I helped bring him to life so I’m sure if Boris Karloff was asked the same thing, he would say exactly what I say. I know the character inside and out.
Todd did the voice of Zoom for The Flash television series, giving the character a heavy sense of horror that the previous main villain, Reverse-Flash, didn’t have.
In other miscellaneous news, Danny DeVito has joined the cast of the Jumanji sequel, Welcome to the Jungle. While no other information is known about his role, he joins the original cast of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.
And finally, My Hero Academia was a box-office winner in the United States, drawing in $5.7 million for their U.S. release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. While they didn’t have much competition, they earned the mark for the highest grossed anime film released in the West. It even broke into the top 150 grossing films released theatrically all year. The run for the film state-side was a handful of dates, so it’s incredibly impressive that it did as well as it did.