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Media Watch: Keaton Returns to Gotham, Ferris Bueller Cast To Reunite, Bruce Campbell Reveals New ‘Evil Dead’ Details & More!

J.K. Simmons Outlines His Upcoming MCU Cameos

J.K. Simmons revealed J. Jonah Jameson will return in future MCU/SUMC films following his surprise appearance in the post-credits scene of last year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In a recent interview on SiriusXM‘s The Jess Cagle Show, the Marvel alum continues to tease fans about his future appearances in upcoming Marvel movies, confirming that he has already finished filming his next cameo. However, it remains unclear if his new cameo would be featured in a new MCU movie or perhaps another SPUMC movie.

“Well yeah, [I’ll be back as Jameson] that’s the short answer,” Simmons said. “There is a future for J. Jonah Jameson after a several-year hiatus. He showed up very briefly for those who were wise enough to stay through the credits of Far from Home… There is one more JJJ appearance in the can, and from what I’m hearing there’s a plan for yet another. So hopefully JJJ will continue now and forever.”

 

Michael Keaton Is In Talks To Return As Batman For The DCEU

Michael Keaton, who starred as the Caped Crusader in the Tim Burton-directed early 1990s Batman movies, is in talks to reprise the character for Warner Bros.’s DC movie, The Flash.

Ezra Miller is on board to star as Barry Allen / the Flash, in the feature directed by It filmmaker Andy Muschietti.

If a deal is made, Keaton would return for several other DC-oriented film projects. According to THR, the role being envisioned for the veteran actor is akin to the role played by Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The plan is to have The Flash act as a direct sequel to Batman Returns and borrow from the acclaimed 2011 crossover storyline “Flashpoint,” exploring what his version of Batman has been up to in the years since.

Warner Bros. first revealed their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic.

 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Cast To Reunite On Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart

It’s been 34 years since the theatrical release of John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in 1986, the main cast of the iconic teen comedy film are officially set to reunite on the final episode of Josh Gad’s quarantine digital show Reunited Apart.

Joining Gad in the new episode are Matthew Broderick (WarGames, Godzilla, Election), Alan Ruck (Succession), Mia Sara (Legend, Timecop) and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), who portrayed the roles of Ferris, Cameron, Sloane and Jeanie, respectively.

Directed and written by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is considered as one of the most iconic teen movies to date because of its memorable lines and themes that every young generation could relate to. Since its release, it’s legacy and influence continues to live on until today as it became a staple into pop culture.

Hosted by Gad, every episode of Reunited Apart will showcase one of the many incredible charities working to provide resources to those most desperate for them during these incredibly difficult times. Previous episodes featured reunions from the casts of The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings, Splash and Ghostbusters.

 

Anthology Series V/H/S Is Being Rebooted

It’s been six years since the release of the horror anthology franchise V/H/S and now it’s being rebooted as V/H/S 94.

The film is being written, developed and produced by David Bruckner (The Night House), who previously worked on the first film in the series segment “Amateur Night,” which was spun off into the horror-thriller Siren in 2016.

The reboot will also feature the return of filmmaking collective Radio Silence, who directed the “10/31/98” segment of the first film and also worked alongside Bruckner on the horror anthology Southbound. The Ready or Not filmmakers, who were recently confirmed to be helming the next film in the Scream franchise, will produce the film alongside Bruckner.

The roster of directors set to helm segments of the reboot include Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest), who helmed segments in the first and second films as well as starring in the first, Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes For Us) and newcomer Chloe Okuno, with the producers currently in talks for other filmmakers to join.

Though plot details are unknown, V/H/S 94 will be the first film to feature a “single, fluid narrative” that connects all of the segments together compared to its predecessors’ being composed of a wrap-around frame narrative with the shorts being separate from the main story.

 

Duffer Brothers Reveal Stranger Things Season 4 Details

In a recent interview with Deadline, Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer shared new information about the fourth season of their Netflix series, teasing that they’re excited for everyone to be able to see the big guest-stars that they’ve set up for the new season.

“We have a couple of cool ones this year,” The Duffer Brothers said. “It’s a really fun way to meet one of your icons. You know, write a part for them and see if they want to do it.”

In addition, they revealed they don’t know when will Stranger Things will end on Netflix. However, they did confirm they’ve already come up with the series’ ending.

“We like to look at each season as kind of its own complete story. We do have a pretty large mythology,” Matt Duffer said. “I think when we were developing Season 1 — and to Netflix’s credit, they sort of pressured us to make sure we had this mythology really hammered out — we had like a 25-page sort of Stranger Things mythology that only maybe a small handful of people have seen. So season by season, we’re kind of turning the page and revealing a little bit more and more.”

“So we do have a general sense of where we’re going,” he continued. “We’ve known the ending of the show for quite a while.”

 

Cobra Kai Is Officially Moving To Netflix

After announcing last month Cobra Kai would be searching for a new streaming home after two seasons on the video-sharing platform, Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai is heading to Netflix for its upcoming third season.

Alongside landing the third season as a Netflix exclusive, it has also acquired the rights to the first two seasons for non-exclusive streaming with plans for the first two seasons to air later this year followed by the third shortly after.

Though the new deal is currently limited to Cobra Kai, Netflix and Sony TV are in talks for possible franchise expansion within the Karate Kid universe, as well as the option for potential future seasons of the series.

“The appeal of The Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat,” Brian Wright, VP, Original Series, Netflix, said in a statement. “The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can’t wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world.”

“We are so proud of Cobra Kai and are overwhelmed by the massive fan response to the series,” Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement. “Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that. We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga.”

 

Lucifer Season 5 To Premiere In August

Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for the upcoming fifth season of Lucifer. Starring Tom Ellis as the devil, the first eight episodes of Season 5 will be available for streaming on Friday, August 2th.

The date announcement comes after Warner Bros. TV and Ellis closed the deal for the show’s return if Netflix has decided to renew them for a sixth season, which has been in negotiations since February.

Season 5 will be divided into two parts with Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (24, Major League) signing on for the role of God.

 

Final The King’s Man Trailer Ushers In the End of a Franchise

It’s been over six months since Disney announced the delay of the third installment in The King’s Men franchise and now 20th Century Studios has unveiled a new trailer for The King’s Man from series co-writer and director Matthew Vaughn.

The upcoming prequel follows a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they gather to plot a war to wipe out millions. Now, one man must race against time to stop them. Along the way, viewers can discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in director Matthew Vaughn’s latest entry, The King’s Man.

Ralph Fiennes stars in the upcoming prequel alongside Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

At the end of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Eggsy married a Crown Princess of Sweden, Harry was officially back in the fold, and Tequila (Channing Tatum) joined the Kingsman. It’s unclear whether all three will return for the sequel, or if Tequila’s former Statesman partners, Ginger Ale (Halle Berry) and Champ (Jeff Bridges) will come back as well.

The Kingsman prequel The King’s Man will hit theaters on September 18, 2020.

 

AMC Announces Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul-Related Marathon

AMC announced today special Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad-related programming in July, including a day-long marathon of Better Call Saul’s fifth season with bonus content with series stars Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, a new digital short-form series with Giancarlo Esposito and back-to-back airings of the films Wakefield and Godzilla, starring Bryan Cranston.

All 10 episodes of Better Call Saul’s critically acclaimed fifth season, will air Thursday, July 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST and concluding at 9:30 p.m. EST. This exclusive chance to re-watch all ten episodes will culminate with special hosted breaks featuring series stars Odenkirk (Saul Goodman/ Jimmy McGill) and Seehorn (Kim Wexler), during the final two episodes. Odenkirk and Seehorn will discuss these pivotal episodes, the evolution of their characters’ relationship and the season at large as well as answer fan questions from the series’ social platforms.

AMC will release a new digital short-form series The Broken and the Bad on AMC.com on Thursday, July 9.

Hosted by Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), the series is inspired by the most memorable characters, situations and themes of the universe and focuses on the real-world stories that mirror the fictional worlds of both shows.

With the help of Esposito, the docuseries explores the psychology of con artists and hit men, the economics of drug operations, and even finds the one town in America where you can live in peace with electromagnetic sensitivity, among other topics and stories.

 

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 4 Teaser Released

Hulu has debuted the first pulse-pounding teaser for the highly-anticipated fourth season of the Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man), giving audiences a first look at the next chapter of the revolution.

The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. New additions for season 3 include Christopher Meloni & Elizabeth Reaser. Sam Jaeger was upped to a series regular in Season 4. The series is adapted from the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.

 

Doctor Who Virtual Panel with Whittaker, Smith & Tennant Now Available

HBO Max, in partnership with BBC America, is excited to bring audiences aboard the Tardis for a historic, first-ever meeting of The Doctors from the hit BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who with a virtual panel moderated by Terri Schwartz of IGN, with participation from Jodie Whittaker, Matt Smith and David Tennant.

 

Muppets Now Trailer Is Unscripted Mayhem

Disney+ has shared the official Muppets Now trailer giving us a first look at its upcoming original series which will premiere exclusively on the service on Friday, July 31.

In the first-ever unscripted series, the Muppets make their streaming debut in an all-new six-episode show starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the entire gang.

In a true first for the studio, Muppets Now is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throw at him.

Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in Muppets Now with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.

 

Bruce Campbell Reveals Details About Evil Dead Rise

In a recent interview with Empire, franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell shared new details about the upcoming film, revealing that it will not only become a standalone film but it will also feature a whole new setting far from the previous films’ famous cabin in the woods location. Although he previously stated that the film will be called Evil Dead Now, he now confirms that the fifth installment will officially be titled as Evil Dead Rise.

“The official name is Evil Dead Rise,” Campbell said. “We’re getting a new draft in. I don’t think anything will happen until 2021. Full bore ahead, we’re very excited about it. A whole, new ballgame. No more cabin in the woods.”

The next installment to the Evil Dead films will be written and directed by The Hole In The Ground filmmaker Lee Cronin, who was handpicked by franchise creator Sam Raimi. Campbell previously confirmed that the upcoming film won’t have any ties to the previous films and might again feature a female lead.

 

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