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Media Watch: ‘The Batman”s New Ride, Bond Delayed, ‘Stargirl’ Gets a Date & More!


 

The CW Announces Premiere Date for DC’s Stargirl

 

The CW has taken to Twitter to announce the premiere date for the next installment in the small-screen DC Universe, Stargirl starring Brec Bessinger in the titular role, which is set to hit the DC streaming service on May 11 followed by the premiere on the primetime channel and its online site the following day.

Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

 

 

Trolls World Tour‘s Release Date Pushed Up

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour will release on Friday, April 10, 2020, the date Universal and MGM’s No Time to Die was initially meant to be released before the film was delayed until November, moving the sequel up a week from its original release date of April 17, 2020.

Trolls World Tour will continue to follow Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake’s characters Queen Poppy and Branch as they go on an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.

A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

 

 

Adam Shankman Will Direct Disney+’s Hocus Pocus 2

Disney+ has hired Adam Shankman to direct Hocus Pocus 2, the sequel to the 1993 cult classic, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

The original Hocus Pocus cast members are not attached to the sequel, but Disney is hopeful they will become involved in some capacity.

 

 

Matt Reeves Reveals First-Look At The Batman‘s Batmobile

Director Matt Reeves tweeted out the first images of the new Batmobile from the forthcoming superhero pic The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.

Reeves shared three images of the vehicle with Pattinson dressed as the Caped Crusader. The Batman arrives in theaters June 25, 2021 and will also stars Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson.

 

 

The New Mutants is Rated PG-13

20th Century Studios’ long awaited X-Men film The New Mutants has now finally been rated by the MPAA, receiving an official PG-13 rating for “violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material.” Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, the film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 3.

The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel Universe. The feature is expected to be a departure from the sci-fi-action spectacle of other X-Men films and is instead being described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror movie.

 

 

No Time To Die‘s Release Date Pushed Back to November

MGM has pushed back the release date of No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final James Bond outing, from its original April release date all the way back to November.

“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of No Time to Die will be postponed until November 2020. The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on November 25, 2020,” said a statement.

No Time to Die was due to hit theaters in the UK on April 3, and on April 10, in the US, but will now hit theaters in the former on November 12 and the latter on November 25.

 

 

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