UNIVERSAL'S 'WICKED' MOVIE HITS NEW SPEED BUMP10/27/21 @ 10:32 am EST
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It’s going to take a little longer for Elphaba and Glinda to be seen by the Wizard, and a little longer for audiences to see Wicked
Universal’s adaptation of one of the biggest musicals of all time was set to begin shooting in March in Atlanta. But the production’s start has now been pushed to June, and it will relocate to the U.K., multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter
The delay, insiders say, will allow the filmmakers to get production efficiencies in-line, as Wicked
will be the first production to shoot on stages at Universal’s recently built Sky Studios in Elstree. The project does not have an official green light and is technically still “in development,” although the Wicked
film’s producers — Marc Platt, who also produced the stage iteration, and David Stone — and director Jon M. Chu have been told to proceed full steam ahead.
The delay is the latest wrinkle in the saga to bring Wicked
to the screen. Universal has been developing a live-action feature since 2004, a year after it made its Broadway debut and went on to become one of three shows — along with The Lion King
and Phantom of the Opera
— to generate more than $1 billion in ticket sales.
The film is a priority for Universal, which has weathered recent musical duds at the box office with Cats
($73.8 million global gross) and Dear Evan Hansen
($15.1 million) but also found success with Mamma Mia!
($611 million) and Les Misérables
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'SUPERMAN & LOIS' SEASON 2 REVEALS FIRST TRAILER12/08/21 @ 9:31 am EST
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Superman & LoisBELOVED CULT SERIES RETURNS IN 'CURSED PIRATE GIRL: THE DEVIL’S CAVE' #112/08/21 @ 9:26 am EST
returns for its second season in just over a month and The CW
has released a first trailer for the show.
The series was renewed for a second season on March 2, 2021. Season 2 of The CW series is expected to debut on January 11, 2022.
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'COBRA KAI' SEASON 5 IS NOT THE END, SAYS PRODUCER12/08/21 @ 9:20 am EST
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at CURSED PIRATE GIRL: THE DEVIL’S CAVE #1, a special issue that marks creator and acclaimed illustrator Jeremy Bastian’s return to his beloved cult hit series in this self-contained issue that reveals the next chapter of Cursed Pirate Girl, available in January 2022
In the long awaited continuation of Cursed Pirate Girl
, her loyal companion Pepper Dice reveals that there’s still time to bring back her father, the Dread Pirate Captain Douglas! If she can escape the Sea King's Palace with The Bright Star, will she be bold enough to enter The Devil's Cave in the hope of bringing her father back? Or will the Devil Jonah and his minions stop her?
Jeremy Bastian is a comic book creator living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His book Cursed Pirate Girl
has garnered a group of dedicated fans not only in the United States but also internationally. The unique art style he uses in his work is reminiscent of 15th century engravings, despite the fact that he uses a brush and ink. Jeremy has done variant covers for BOOM! Studios’ Judas
series and Labyrinth
. Cursed Pirate Girl
, the beloved cult series, launched in 2012 with the story of young Apollonia, daughter of the governor of Port Elizabeth, who meets the enigmatic, no-nonsense Cursed Pirate Girl, a wandering adventurer on a quest to find her lost father, a dreaded pirate captain of the Omerta Seas. Since then, Cursed Pirate Girl’s wild and thrilling adventures have continued in the Cursed Pirate Girl
graphic novel and special issue Cursed Pirate Girl 2015 Annual
, garnering widespread acclaim for their intricately detailed illustrations evocative of Arthur Rackham and Gustave Dore’s fairy tale depictions.
CURSED PIRATE GIRL is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard
by David Petersen, Bolivar
by Sean Rubin; Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness
by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica
by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People
by Emei Burell, and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians
by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of CURSED PIRATE GIRL: THE DEVIL’S CAVE #1, featuring cover art by Bastian, will be available for sale in January 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
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Cobra KaiSTEPHANIE MARCH JOINS AVA DUVERNAY'S 'NAOMI' DC SERIES12/08/21 @ 9:11 am EST
producer Josh Heald says season 5 is not the end of the show. Set 34 years after Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeats Johnny (William Zabka) in the 1984 All-Valley Tournament at the end of The Karate Kid
, Cobra Kai
has become a massive success for Netflix after the streaming service scooped up the series from YouTube Premium.
Ahead of its season 4 premiere, Cobra Kai
was renewed by Netflix for another installment, which will not be the last.
Speaking with Screen Rant
, Heald says that Cobra Kai
season 5 is not the end of the series. When asked how much story is left to tell, Heald confirmed there is more Cobra Kai
to come beyond season 5. Revealing that season 5 is “another enormous season,” Heald teases the upcoming season will unfold events fans haven’t seen before on the show.
"We have more beyond season 5," Heald said. "We are not writing to the end of the series in season 5 right now. We can't believe we've filmed two seasons of the show this year. In our minds, it's crazy to believe how far ahead of the story we are than what the audience has seen so far. Season 5 is another enormous season with a lot of new flavors and a lot of things that you haven't seen before yet on the show. And it's not the end."Cobra Kai
season 4 debuts on Netflix on December 31.
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VarietyKYLE RICHARDS CLOSES DEAL TO REPRISE ROLE IN 'HALLOWEEN ENDS'12/07/21 @ 4:14 pm EST
reports that “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Stephanie March has joined Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship’s DC superhero drama “Naomi” for The CW.
“Naomi” is based on the comic series of the same name and centers on a teenage superhero whose life is upended when supernatural events occur in her hometown. March will be in six-episode recurring role.
The cast includes Kaci Walfall in the title role, along with an ensemble that boasts Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Claire Lanay and Camila Moreno.
The series is written and executive produced by DuVernay and Blankenship, and executive produced by Paul Garnes of Array Filmworks. The series is from Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.
March plays Akira, who is originally from a planet far away, but is now hiding on Earth. Naomi seeks her out, looking for answers.
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LEGENDARY MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTIST GEORGE PEREZ REVEALS HE HAS INOPERABLE CANCER12/07/21 @ 4:05 pm EST
Kyle Richards is reprising her original “Halloween” role once again in “Halloween Ends,” the final installment in David Gordon Green’s new trilogy of films in the iconic horror series, Variety
Richards recently closed her deal for “Halloween Ends,” which heads into production next month and is set to be released in Oct. 2022.
Richards will join star Jamie Lee Curtis, who she first met as a child actor when she was cast at the age of eight in the original “Halloween” as Lindsey Wallace, the character who Curtis’ Laurie Strode babysat in the 1978 film from director John Carpenter.
Richards — known for being a fan-favorite, original cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — had a small, but memorable, part in this year’s “Halloween Kills,” which was the second series installment from director David Gordon Green, following his first revamped “Halloween” flick in 2018.
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NEW 'JUDGE DREDD' COMIC FEATURES CROSSOVER WITH SYLVESTER STALLONE & KARL URBAN MOVIES12/07/21 @ 11:53 am EST
Comics legend George Perez announced that he has inoperable cancer this week. The Marvel and DC Comics artist broke the news directly to his fans on Facebook.
On social media, the outpouring of support has already begun as millions have been inspired by his work on multiple titles. Fans remember his classic stints with Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Avengers
, and many more.
In his letter on Facebook, he mentioned a similar tribute surge after he announced his retirement from comics back in 2019. People posted fan art and peers shared stories of working with and learning from one comics' greats. Now, he's opting to let "nature take its course" instead of pursuing chemotherapy to treat the Stage 3 cancer.
You can read his response down below for yourself.
"To all my fans, friends, and extended family, It's rather hard to believe that it's been almost three years since I formally announced my retirement from producing comics due to my failing vision and other infirmities brought on primarily by my diabetes," he began. "At the time I was flattered and humbled by the number of tributes and testimonials given me by my fans and peers. The kind words spoken on those occasions were so heartwarming that I used to quip that 'the only thing missing from those events was me lying in a box.'
"It was amusing at the time, I thought," Perez continued. "Now, not so much. On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. It is surgically inoperable and my estimated life expectancy is between 6 months to a year. I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays, and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I've opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possibly with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends, and my fans." (via ComicBook.com
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DAVE BAUTISTA TO STAR IN M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S NEXT FILM 'KNOCK AT THE CABIN'12/07/21 @ 11:42 am EST
Judge Dredd fans are in for a special treat this holiday season. The latest issue of Rebellion's 2000AD magazine features a very unlikely pop culture crossover, as the comic book version of Dredd meets his cinematic counterparts.
That's right, this new story teams the classic Judge Dredd with the versions played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995's Judge Dredd movie and Karl Urban in 2012's Dredd. Even Dredd is getting into the multiverse game now.
The bizarre crossover will be explored in a new 11-page story in the upcoming Christmas edition of 2000AD. The story is written by Ken Niemand and drawn by Richard Elson. There's no word yet on whether this crossover is a one-off event or if the Stallone and Urban Dredds might stick around the pages of 2000AD. (via IGN
2000AD subscribers will receive this issue on Saturday, December 11, and it'll be available for individual purchase online and through the 2000AD app on Thursday, December 16.
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'VENOM 3' IN THE WORKS, CONFIRMS 'SPIDER-MAN' PRODUCER AMY PASCAL12/07/21 @ 11:28 am EST
After working with big-name directors like Denis Villeneuve and Rian Johnson, Dave Bautista has found his next A-list director to work as the Dune
actor is in negotiations to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s new top secret pic Knock at the Cabin.
Shyamalan will write and direct, and also produce with Ashwin Rajan under the filmmaker’s Blinding Edge Pictures banner alongside Marc Bienstock and Steven Schneider.
Universal recently dated the film to bow on February 3, 2023.
While his most recent film, Old,
involved a large ensemble, Shyamalan has always like to have one or two big movie stars anchoring his films — like Bruce Willis, Mark Wahlberg and James McAvoy — and given his track record of great scripts stars are always lining up. Bautista was quick to jump at the opportunity to work with the Oscar-nominated director. Old
grossed more than $90 million at the global box office, and repped Shyamalan’s sixth movie to open at No. 1. (via Deadline
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Get ready for more adventures with Eddie Brock and Venom!Spider-Man
producer Amy Pascal has confirmed that a third Venom
film is currently in the works. This comes a few months following the release of the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage
, and just days before the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home
. While Pascal's comments indicate that the film is in its very early stages, this means that fans can safely expect another outing of Tom Hardy as the human and symbiote duo.
"We are in the planning stages right now but what we are focused on is getting everybody to come and see No Way Home
," Pascal said in an interview.
As soon as Venom: Let There Be Carnage
debuted, fans began to wonder what the future would hold for Hardy's take on the human and symbiote, both within potential Spider-Man
installments and outside of it.
"These things [usually] come in threes," Hardy explained. "If there's going to be a new one – and they depend heavily on the success of each individual one, so you can't count on them ever happening again – every one has got to be as if it was the last one. But I think it's really important, if you go into something, thinking that one, two and three are the same... the same story, the same film. So that you don't surprise yourself by being caught out by suddenly having to do a third from nowhere. There's got to be some continuity into a third and fourth and fifth, and if somebody says 'no', that's fine. Let it go, and you move on to something else." (via ComicBook.com