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Mega Media Watch: First Looks at Woody in ‘Venom 2’, Patz’s ‘Bat’ Costume, Trailers, ‘Doc Savage’ Returns, ‘Riverdale’ Bids Adieu To Two & Much More!

 

Trailer Released For Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories

 

Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for Oscar winner Steve Spielberg’s forthcoming anthology series Amazing Stories, giving us a preview of all of the five unique stories that will be featured in the reboot. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Edward Burns and the late Robert Forster, the series will be making its debut on March 6 with its first five episodes.

A reimagining of the original anthology series, the Amazing Stories reboot will consists of 10 episodes where each episode will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. The series’ director lineup consists of Chris Long (The Americans, The Mentalist), Mark Mylod (Succession, Game of Thrones), Michael Dinner (Unbelievable, Sneaky Pete), Susanna Fogel (Utopia, Play By Play), and Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard, The Rookie).

 

 

Carl Lumbley Joins Falcon And The Winter Soldier Series

 

Genre vet Lumbley (M.A.N.T.I.S., Buckaroo Banzai, Supergirl, Justice League Animated) has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ streamer. No confirmation concerning his role, but he’s rumored to be portraying Isiah Bradley, the first Captain America, who first appeared in 2003’s Truth: Red, White & Black as a super-powered product of clandestine experiments on African-American soldiers

 

 

Doc Savage TV Series in The Works

 

The Man of Bronze returns! Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz’s Sony-based Original Film have partnered with Condé Nast Entertainment to develop a television series based on the Doc Savage pulp fiction franchise from the Street & Smith library. At one point, the property was being developed by Shane Black with Dwayne Johnson, which according to a 2018 interview is no longer happening.

Moritz began exploring the concept of the property as a television series which will chronicle Savage’s adventures, featuring rampaging dinosaurs, secret societies led by dastardly villains, fantastic gadgets and weapons, death-dealing traps, hair-raising escapes, and plots to rule the earth.Original Film’s current series for Sony TV include The Boys on Amazon and S.W.A.T. on CBS. It also produced AMC’s Preacher and Syfy’s Happy!.

 

 

The Batman Set Photos Reveal The Dark Knight’s New Duds

 

Tabloid photographers managed to capture footage of a stunt man in Batman’s new costume riding a stripped down Batcycle while shooting in Glasgow, Scotland. Sans cape and with a stripped down costume adorned with projectile bolts around his wrists, the costume is reminiscent of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Year Zero storyline.

 

 

The Eternals Movie Will Feature LGBTQ Kiss

 

The Eternals actor Haaz Sleiman has confirmed that Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos is indeed the LGBTQ+ character in the highly-anticipated MCU film. Sleiman further revealed that he is portraying the role of Phastos’ husband while opening up about the importance of representing a gay family.

“It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set. For me, it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” Sleiman said. “Brian Tyree Henry is such a tremendous actor and brought so much beauty into this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it’s important for the world to be reminded that we in the queer community were all children at one point. We forget that because we’re always depicted as sexual or rebellious; we forget to connect on that human part.”

 

 

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Teaser Trailer Released

 

Showtime has released a new teaser for their upcoming Penny Dreadful spinoff series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, featuring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer’s Magda as she narrates a deadly prophecy that threatens to bring an end to all. The series is scheduled to debut on Sunday, April 26.

City of Angels is set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop.

When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

 

 

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols Departing Riverdale
 

Not one, but two familiar faces will move on from the CW adaptation of the Archie comic book series at the end of the fourth season. Skeet Ulrich, who portrays Sheriff F.P. Jones, Jughead’s father and Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge), Veronica’s mother, will leave the show which they’ve both been a part of since its first season.

Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa spoke to TVLine, who broke the story; “Part of life in Riverdale — and part of growing up — is saying goodbye to people. I’m grateful to Skeet and Marisol for their incredible work on the show these last four years, and we all wish them well on their future endeavors. F.P. and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in Riverdale.

 

 

Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady Will Have A New Look in Venom 2

 

Just Jared has unveiled a new look for Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady from Venom 2, who has lost his wildly-hated orange mop top in favor of a much better hairdo.

Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2, marking his first foray in directing a comic book feature after appearing in two Marvel Studios movies. Venom 2 will mark the third feature film Serkis will tackle as director following Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which released on Netflix last year.

Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the film alongside Michelle Williams as Anne Weying. Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, was briefly introduced into the Venom movie franchise during the original film’s mid-credits scene that revealed Woody Harrelson as Venom’s archenemy. It was recently confirmed that Harrelson would be returning for the Venom sequel. Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) was also reportedly in talks to play the role of villain Shriek, who is Carnage’s love interest and accomplice.

 

Uncharted Movie Will Be An Origin Story

Tom Holland revealed the Uncharted film will indeed be a Nathan Drake origin story.

“I think what Uncharted offers that most video games films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games,” Holland said. “So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film. And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time. But I’m super excited to make that movie and it’s been a long time coming.”

 

 

Jurassic World 3 To Feature New Baby Dinosaur

 

Jurassic World 3 director Colin Trevorrow has shared a new photo of one of the pint-sized prehistoric stars set to appear in the next installment of the franchise.

Trevorrow credited John Nolan Studios for the animatronic baby dinosaur.

Trevorrow, who is co-writing the upcoming trilogy-capper with Emily Carmichael, previously confirmed that the third movie is set to go back to basics with dinosaurs, as he revealed that they would be ditching the hybrid dinosaurs that the first two Jurassic World films relied upon.

Jurassic World 3 is set to be released in theaters on June 11, 2021.

 

 

Sasha Banks Reportedly Filmed Scenes for Disney+’s The Mandalorian

 

According to ProWrestlingSheet’s Ryan Satin (who’s appeared several times on FS1’s WWE Backstage), WWE Superstar Sasha Banks has filmed scenes for Season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian – which is set to premiere October 2020.

No other details are known about Banks’ role at this time, or how prominently she might be featured, but Banks has been off of TV for a number of weeks now, since January 3, supposedly healing up from an ankle injury.

 

 

Jude Law Joins Taika Waititi’s The Auteur

 

Jude Law and Academy Award-winner Taika Waititi have teamed up for the Showtime original series, The Auteur.

Waititi will direct the series from his own screenplay, which is supposedly a Hollywood satire based on the Rick Spears graphic novel of the same name. Law will play the title character.

Spears’ graphic novel followed producer Nathan T. Rex, whose career spirals downhill as he attempts to resurrect his career by enlisting the aid of serial-killer-turned-murder-consultant Darwin, his assistant Igor, narcotics from Doctor Love, and the lovely actress Coconut. T. Rex will do anything to keep his career from imploding, which is bad news for everyone.

 

 

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