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Media Watch: New Trailers for ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Deathstroke’; Is Colin Jost or Pete Davidson ‘The Worst Man?,’ & More!

Doom Patrol Season 2 Gets a New Trailer

We’re a little more than a week away for the debut of the second season of the Doom Patrol (on the DC Universe app, and now HBO Max).  This new footage teases the return of Willoughby Kipling (Mark Sheppard) and several new villains, including The Candlemaker, Red Jack, Doctor Tyme and a government-sponsored team who specialize in supernatural sexual situations, the SeX-Men.

Doom Patrol Season 2 premieres on June 25th. Boo-yah.

 

New Dan Harmon Animated Series is Coming in Spring 2022

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Two-time Emmy winner Dan Harmon has ratcheted up the laughs with NBC’s Community and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and now he’s diving back into the animated world for a new comedy series that Fox has given a full series commitment as part of a new first-look deal with the network.

The new broadcast network-only exclusive deal with the writer and comedian will see Harmon create and develop a comedy series planned to premiere on Fox in spring 2022, with Fox Entertainment set to produce the series while Fox-owned Bento Box Entertainment will act as the animation studio.

 

Elijah Wood Takes on Ted Bundy in No Man of God

Elijah Wood photo by GabboT

Elijah Wood has found his next acting project in the form of the Ted Bundy-based crime thriller No Man of God, in which he will star as the FBI analyst on his case.

Written by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange) and directed by Amber Sealey (A Plus D), the film will be set primarily in a single interrogation room and based on the transcripts from conversations between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier (Wood) and Bundy that took place between 1984 and 1989 and will chronicle the complicated relationship the two developed during the serial killer’s final years on death row.

 

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost to Star in Worst Man

Pete Davidson is setting up his next movie project as he officially signs on with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost for the leading roles in Universal Pictures’ forthcoming wedding comedy film titled Worst Man.

Based on an original idea written by Josh, Matthew Bass, and Theodore Bressman, Worst Man will follow the story of a soon-to-be-married couple and the family dramatics that ensue just weeks before the wedding. According to the outlet, the studio is already trying to search for a director to helm the film.

The film will be produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels with Erik Baiers, who is Universal’s senior executive vice president of production, set to oversee on behalf of the studio.

 

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman Teaser Offers a Chilling Origin Story

Candyman director Nia DaCosta took to Twitter to unveil a chilling new teaser tapping into the titular villain’s past and the timely nature of the story.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

 

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the official trailer for its upcoming DC animated film titled Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons: The Movie, featuring a new take on the iconic DC villain, who will be voiced by Fantastic Four alum Michael Chiklis. The film will also serve as an expansion of the CW Seed series of the same name which debuted earlier this year.

In Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons: The Movie, mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future.

The voice cast will feature Emmy and Golden Globe winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield) as Deathstroke, Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles) as Adeline “Addie” Kane Wilson, Chris Jai Alex (Extraction) as The Jackal, Faye Mata (League of Legends) as Jade/H.I.V.E Queen, Griffin Puatu (Beastars) as Joseph/Jericho, Imari Williams (LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters) as President Nichols, Asher Bishop (The Angry Birds Movie 2) as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon (Krypton) as William Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt (Bad Henry) as Bronze Tiger, and Panta Mosleh (Always Be My Maybe) as Lady Shiva.  The voice cast also features Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption II) as Kapoor, Castulo Guerra (Jane The Virgin) as General Suzarez, and Minae Noji (General Hospital) as Secretary of State.

The R-rated animated feature will have a runtime of 87 minutes with nearly 50 minutes of never-before-seen conten

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