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Media Watch: Reeves’ Unveils ‘The Batman’, ‘Ducks’ Hit The Ice, Hopper Gets Teased, Billie Eilish’s 007 Theme & More!

 

Director Matt Reeves Reveals Robert Pattinson as Batman

 
Warner Bros.’ The Batman, director Matt Reeves has posted an official camera test revealing Robert Pattinson’s Batman for the first time. Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film. Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot.

 

 

Rick Moranis To Return For Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Sequel

 

Rick Moranis has closed a deal to return to the next Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel, Shrunk. The movie will be made for the theatrical side, not Disney+.

The movie centers around Josh Gad’s character who is the son of Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski who is aspiring to be a great scientist like his father, but accidentally shrinks the kids.

 

 

Pete Davidson’s Netflix Standup is Set for February 25th.

 
Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson has set his first standup comedy special at Netflix. Pete Davidson: Alive From New York will premiere globally February 25 on the Internet TV network.

 

 

Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham Headline Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks Series

 

Disney+ has officially given a 10-episode series order to the long-awaited The Mighty Ducks of the 1992 sports comedy-drama with Gilmore Girls alum Lauren Graham attached to lead the show as the coach of the titular youth hockey team. In addition to Graham, Good Boys star Brady Noon has also been tapped as the young lead of the sequel series.

The Mighty Ducks series will be set in present-day Minnesota, where the iconic titular team have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.

Also in discussions for the new series, is original franchise star, Emilio Estevez, who will both serve as executive producer and reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay.

 

 

Killing Eve Season 3 Returns April 26

 

BBC America will premiere the third season of its acclaimed drama series Killing Eve on Sunday, April 26 at 10 PM. The network also released a Valentine’s Day teaser for the upcoming season of the series, based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.

The third season continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle (Comer), the assassin without a job, Eve (Oh) is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls. Fiona Shaw and Kim Bodnia also star.

 

 

The Last O.G. Season 3 Premieres April 7th

 

TBS has scheduled Tuesday, April 7 for the season three premiere The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.

In season 3, after serving his time at the halfway house and having his food truck go up in flames, Tray (Morgan) is forced into finding a new place to live, and new forms of income. He lands in gentrified Brooklyn with a host of colorful, hipster neighbors, where he begins to give “hood legend” walking tours of the city that is forever changing around him. Meanwhile, Tray’s ex-girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is presented with the business opportunity of a lifetime, which could mean big changes for the whole family.

 

 

Syfy Released Trailer for Vagrant Queen

 

Syfy’s new series Vagrant Queen will premiere on Friday, March 27, at 10 PM. The 10-episode live-action series is an adaptation of the original comic book series published by Vault Comics.

Vagrant Queen follows Elida (Adriyan Rae) from child queen to orphaned outcast as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government that seeks to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac (Tim Rozon) shows up claiming her mother, Xevelyn, is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae (Alex McGregor), to stage a rescue that will put the fugitive royal right back in the perilous heart of her former kingdom — and pit her against a deadly old rival, Commander Lazaro (Paul du Toit).

 

 

Indiana Jones 5 Will Start Production in April

 

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the long-in development fifth installment to the blockbuster Indiana Jones franchise will be a continuation from the previous films, featuring the return of Harrison Ford as the titular adventurous archaeologist. In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the actor revealed the film will soon start its production in two months just in time for its scheduled July 9, 2021 release.

“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters,” Ford said. “You know, when we have the opportunity to make another it’s because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.”

 

 

Amazon’s Bosch Renewed for 7th Final Season

 

Amazon Prime has officially renewed their long-running police procedural series Bosch for a seventh and final season. Based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novel series, the Titus Welliver-led drama was one of Amazon’s first original drama series which debuted in 2014.

“I’m proud of what we have accomplished with Bosch and look forward to completing the story in Season 7. It’s bittersweet, but all good things come to an end, and I am happy that we will be able to go out the way we want to,” Connelly said.

“This started seven years ago with showrunner Eric Overmyer and me writing the pilot,” Connelly continued. “We plan to write the last episode together as well. We’ll leave behind the longest-running show so far on Amazon and it will be there to be discovered by new viewers for as long as people are streaming. That is amazing to me. The other thing is that we would not have come all this way without Titus Welliver. There could not have been a better actor to play this role or a better team player to build this show around. He’ll be Harry Bosch for the ages.”

The final season will be inspired by Conelly’s 1994 The Concrete Blonde novel and the 2014 The Burning Room novel which will follow Welliver’ Harry Bosch and Jamie Hector’s Jerry Edgar as their separately investigate two murder cases that will take them to the highest levels of white-collar crime and the deadly depths of the street-level drug trade.

 

 

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Trailer Released

 

Netflix has revealed the first Stranger Things Season 4 teaser, revealing that Chief Jim Hopper is back… but doing time in a Russian prison camp.

“We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!,” confirmed The Duffer Brothers. “Although it’s not all good news for our ‘American’; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human…and other. Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything… Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime — pray for the American.”

 

 

Jake Johnson and Omar Sy to Return for Jurassic World 3

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jake Johnson and Omar Sy will return for the trilogy capper as Lowery Cruthers and Barry Sembene.The pair join returning cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum.Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World 3, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema.

Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment. Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
 

 

Billie Eilish’s No Time to Die Song Released

 

One month after announcing that Billie Eilish would sing the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, MGM has unveiled the piece. Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.

Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct No Time to Die which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve).

 

 

Insatiable Cancelled At Netflix

 

There will be no third season for Insatiable. Netflix has canceled the dark, twisted revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano after two seasons. Milano revealed the cancellation decision to a fan on Twitter earlier this month. Insatiable started as a 2017 CW pilot before landing a Netflix series order.

 

 

Castlevania Season 3 Trailer: Evil Never Stays Buried

 
Netflix has debuted the first full trailer for the third season of its animated adaptation of Castlevania showing that the human world is in chaos and that evil never stays buried.

Season 3 will be 10-episodes and will be available for streaming on March 5, exclusively on Netflix.

 

 

HBO Releases Run Teaser Trailer

 

HBO has released the first teaser for executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s upcoming rom-com thriller series Run. Also starring Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), the series is scheduled to make its debut on April 12, exclusively on HBO.

Run is a romantic-comedic-thriller series that follows the story of Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame Billy Johnson. A successful life guru who is born from a wealthy Irish family, Billy has the gift of the gab, deftly combining a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval.

 

 

HBO Renews Avenue 5 for Second Season

 
HBO’s sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 has scored a second season order. Avenue 5 is described as a space tourism comedy set 40 years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. With Hugh Laurie as the Captain, nothing can go wrong.

The series stars Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Laurie (House) as Ryan Clark, the captain of the titular Avenue 5, Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) as Matt Spencer, Avenue 5’s Head of Customer Relations described as a nihilist who is also a nice guy who can’t wait to get to the end of his final cruise before promotion to a more senior role on earth, and Josh Gad (Frozen 2) as Herman Judd, the face and name behind Avenue 5 and the whole Judd brand, including hotels, fitness clubs, and space tourism.

 

 

Sony’s Masters of the Universe film to begin production this summer

 

During an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Masters of the Universe star Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Fosters) revealed that Sony’s live-action He-Man project is expected to begin filming this summer.

The outlet wrote: “For the Masters of the Universe, Centineo, in preparation to play He-Man, bulked up 30 pounds of muscle last year (eating 11 eggs for breakfast on the regular), only to then shed the weight because production pushed filming back to this summer.”

The film follows Prince Adam (Centineo), who transforms into a warrior called He-Man and becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

 

 

The Iron Mask Trailer Released

 

Signature Entertainment has released the official trailer for their upcoming action fantasy film The Iron Mask, a follow-up to the 2014 film The Forbidden Kingdom (Viy) that was loosely based on author Nikolai Gogol’s novel of the same name. Starring iconic action stars Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film will hit the theaters in the UK and on digital on April 10.

The Iron Mask is a high concept fantasy historical epic featuring breath-taking fights and stunning visuals. Set in the 18th century, The film follows English traveler Jonathan Green as he journeys from Russia to China encountering dragons, black magic wizardry, and a dragon king during an incredible but deadly adventure.

The film will star Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) who are reprising their roles as Jonathan Green and Lord Dudley from the first film. Joining them are action legends Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) as Master and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) as James Hook along with the late Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).

 

 

Sony Sets a New Marvel Film For October 2021

 

Exhibitor Relations is reporting that “Sony’s web continues to grow” with an untitled Sony/Marvel film slated to hit theaters on October 8, 2021.

Under Sony’s original deal with Marvel, the studio has the rights to make films about Spider-Man and his adjacent supporting characters and associated heroes.

 

 

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