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Media Watch: ‘Black Adam’ Delay, ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ To Reunite; ‘Scrubs’ Podcast & More!


60-Day Free Trial of CBS All Access is Now Available

CBS All Access has expanded its free trial to 60 days. The streaming platform had originally set its free trial for a free month after Star Trek: Picard lead Patrick Stewart, offering the promo code GIFT to viewers. Now, you can add the promo code ENJOY in the Subscription & Billing area of your account to add another free month.

CBS All Access, Star Trek: Picard (which has been renewed for a second season) tells the next story of Picard’s life taking place after Star Trek: Next Generation.



Black Adam Could Be Delayed

During a live Q&A session with fans, Dwayne Johnson shared that production on Black Adam is scheduled to begin this summer in July. Of course, with the current pandemic, those plans could change should production be shut down or delayed.

“I’m very excited about Black Adam by the way, I’ve been training very, very hard for that role. We were supposed to start shooting it in the summer, in July, and we’ll see. I’m not quite too sure if it’s still gonna happen, or, at least, if we’ll still start shooting in July but it will all work out the way it’s meant to work out.”

Black Adam will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise) with a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel (Rampage) based on the DC Comics character. The movie is currently set to arrive in theaters on December 22, 2021.


Rick and Morty: Lone Wolf & Cub Trailer Released

Adult Swim has given fans a special treat to tide them over. A five-minute Rick and Morty anime parody has debuted, offering a takeoff on the classic manga/film series Lone Wolf & Cub.

Created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf & Cub ran as a serialized comic book series from 1970 to 1976, chronicling the samurai executioner turned ronin Ogami Ittō as he traveled with his young son Daigorō to take revenge on the shogun. Six Lone Wolf and Cub live-action feature films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as Ogami Ittō were released in the early 70’s, later compiled in english as Shogun Assassin (1980). The latter was famously sampled by The Wu-Tang Clan and featured in Kill Bill. Disney+ series The Mandalorian is also heavily inspired by the Lone Wolf series.



Hobbs & Shaw Sequel in Development

Universal has giving the greenlight to a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw, the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-led Fast & Furious spin-off and the former has revealed that development is currently underway on the project.

In an Instagram Live Q&A, The Rock confirmed that amidst his already busy upcoming schedule, it could soon be further occupied with another installment in the already well-received spin-off series.

We are developing now the next film, the next [Hobbs & Shaw] movie, and I’m pretty excited about it…Just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go.



Zach Braff And Donald Faison Launch Scrubs Rewatch Podcast

Zach Braff and Donald Faison have officially launched a Scrubs rewatch podcast titled Fake Doctors, Real Friends With Zach + Donald at iHeartRadio with the first episode available now.

The first episode kicks off with the pilot and features the Braff talks about how they landed the gig of J.D. and the two talk give some behind-the-scenes details of the show. Episodes of Fake Doctors, Real Friendswill drop every Tuesday and Braff and Faison wax nostalgic and talk about episodes and answer fan questions. On top of all that, they will feature special guests from the cast and crew including creator Bill Lawrence.


Christopher Meloni Returning As SVU‘s Elliot Stabler For New Dick Wolf Spin-Off

NBC has given a 13-episode series order to a new Dick Wolf crime drama series starring Christopher Meloni reprising his Law & Order: SVU role as Elliot Stabler. The SVU spinoff drama, which marks the actor’s return to Wolf World, revolves around the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler (Meloni).

The new series, which could be branded as part of the Law & Order franchise, is executive produced by Wolf, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski for Wolf Entertainment and Universal TV, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios.

Like Law & Order: SVU, headlined by Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the new drama is set in New York, allowing for potential seamless crossovers with SVU, set at another NYPD unit, and for Benson-Stabler reunions.

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