For those of you Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans that have been asking for the series to be rebooted... today you got your wish! Joss Whedon is developing a reboot of the series with 20th Century Fox!
According to Variety, Whedon will executive produce the series and will help develop it with writer Monica Owusu-Breen. The new series reboot will also see a black actress take over the title role, which was played in the series by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Fran Kazui and Kaz Kazui will also executive produce the show. As for Breen's previous work, she worked on shows like Agents of SHIELD, Charmed, Alias, Brothers & Sisters, and Fringe. So, there is some solid TV talent working on developing the series.
That's all the details we have on the series for now, but we'll keep you updated. In the meantime tell us what you think about Buffy getting a series reboot?
It's arrived! The first full trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's long-awaited Unbreakable and Split sequel Glass has been released and I think you are going to love it! This movie looks awesome!
Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson is Mr. Glass, and James McAvoy is Kevin Crumb. The film also stars Anya Taylor Joy as Casey, Sarah Paulson as a new character named Doctor Ellie Staple who will play a vital role in the story and you'll see what that is in the trailer.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
I'm so excited about watching this movie! Now watch the trailer for yourself and get excited with me!
Jennifer Connelly is in talks to joins Tom Cruise in director Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick. If cast, Connelly will play the movie’s female lead, who is a single mother who runs a local bar near the Navy base.
She will also join the previously cast Val Kilmer who returns to play Iceman and Miles Teller, who will star as the son of Goose.
The sequel takes place as Maverick becomes a Top Gun flight instructor and Teller joins up as a pilot and it will explore the antagonistic relationship between the two characters.
Earlier today director James Gunn was fired by Disney and will no longer direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This happened after a bunch of old offensive Tweets were dug up on Twitter. You can read all about that here in case you missed it. Since Disney announced that they were parting ways with Gunn, the filmmaker made the following statement:
"My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.
"Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all."
It seems like a heartfelt response to everything that has happened in the past few hours. It's been a whirlwind of a day for Gunn, and I imagine it's not over.
Gunn was supposed to appear at Comic-Con today to share a new film project that he's been working on with Sony Pictures, but that appearance has been canceled.
There's a chance that Marvel Studios is developing an Ironheart movie. According to The Black Script, there's a great script that exists for the film that was written by Jada Rodriguez. The description for the story that was released reds:
"When a young African American girl loses hope in humanity, she dedicates her life with the help of Tony Stark, to becoming a super hero... not knowing she is her own worst enemy."
The Hashtag Show says that The Black List, which is a list of Hollywood's most popular unmade screenplays, could be a sign that she was commissioned by Marvel to write an exploratory draft. Marvel hasn't said anything about this project yet, but the script does exist. We just don't know if this is something that Marvel Studio will eventually move forward with or not.
For those of you not familiar with Ironheart, the character was created by Brian Michael Bendis. The character real name is Riri Williams, who is a young teenage prodigy who ends up reverse-engineering Starks Iron Man armor while studying at MIT and she builds her own. While taking some time to help people, she's eventually discovered by Pepper Potts and Tony Stark, who endorse and help support her on the road to becoming a superhero.
Ironheart is a great comic book character and if she does end up being a part of Marvel's Phase 4... awesome! What do you think about the possibility of seeing Ironheart being introduced to the MCU?
Marvel wants to work on making comics for younger readers and they have teamed up with IDW Publishing to make it happen. Some of you may be thinking about the Marvel Rising comics that were aimed at younger audiences and these will be completely different. November is when the first of the new titles will launch and it will be focused on Spider-Man. It is said that the series will feature both Peter Parker and Miles Morales which is great since both characters will be in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a month later. December will have the start of a series focused on the Avengers (not sure who will be part of the team) and January will release a Black Panther series. Sven Larsen, director of licensed publishing at Marvel said this:
IDW’s editor in chief, John Barber, talked about the diversity of the Marvel characters in his statement.
I am really excited for these comic companies creating more material for younger audiences. Don’t forget that DC has announced DC Zoom and DC Ink to make books for younger audiences. Are you excited for these new comics geared towards younger readers? Who do you think will be in the Avengers line-up for this?
The Walking Dead showed up at Comic-Con again this year in Hall H today and there they revealed the awesome full trailer for Season 9 and it's sure to get fans very excited for the future of the series! Even if you fell off the wagon, this, nearly 6-minute trailer, might inspire you to jump back on. It looks like it's going to be a great season! There's a lot of very different and interesting stuff that is going on.
As you'll see, the series makes quite a considerable time jump that just makes things even more interesting. It's a world that feels a lot more 16th century than 21st century. Then, just wait until you see what happens at the very end of the trailer. There's a moment that takes things to a whole other level. I won't spoil it for you, I'll let you experience it.
Andrew Lincoln also confirmed that this would, in fact, be his last season and it was also revealed that Season 9 is set to premiere on AMC on October 7th!
Thor: Ragnarok as an anime. It's an idea I would've been down for prior to watching this video, and now it's one I'm almost certainly down for now that I've seen this video. Trust me skeptics ready to shit on this in the comments, this one is worth your time. Check it out below:
Whoa! Director James Gunn has been removed as director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series after a bunch of old social media posts were found that touched on areas like pedophilia and rape. That means that he is no longer directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
All I have to say is this is shocking. I don't know what else to say about this. But, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn had this to say in a statement:
"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him."
Before deleting his account, Gunn tweeted:
"Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor."
For those of you curious about Gunn's previous posts, here's the Tweet that started this whole thing:
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has landed his first feature film directing gig! He's not throwing away his shot and he's set to helm a film adaptation of a musical called Tick, Tick...Boom!
The movie is based on the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind the smash musical Rent. The Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson is aboard to write the screen adaptation. Here’s the synopsis:
Set in 1990, Tick, Tick…Boom! tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia – which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon’s career aspirations. Meanwhile, his best friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his creative aspirations for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety – wondering if his dream is worth the cost.
Miranda will also produce the movie alongside Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jonathan Larson’s sister Julie will serve as executive producer. Miranda, who once starred in the off-Broadway production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, had this to say in a statement:
“Tick, Tick…Boom! first entered my life in college when I was lucky enough to snag a seat at the Jane Street Theater in 2001. Jonathan Larson’s captivating storytelling in Rent first taught me that musicals could be contemporary, true to life, and depict your own experiences. But it was Tick, Tick…Boom! that solidified that drive in me to hone my own voice as a playwright. On stage, playing the role of ‘Jon’ in 2014 was one of my most honored achievements. To now have the opportunity to make my film directorial debut, in collaboration with the Larson Family and this incredible creative team, and to adapt a work I love so deeply, is a humbling privilege. Together, we aim to honor Jonathan’s legacy and continue to position his work to inspire the next generation of storytellers.”
Ever since Hamilton exploded, Miranda has been working a lot in Hollywood and this seems like it will be a solid first directing project. Maybe it will prepare him to direct the big screen adaptation of Hamilton when they decide to do that.