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Media Watch: ‘No Time to Die’ Gets New Trailer, “The Batman’ on Hiatus as Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID-19, Amazon Unveils New Jack Reacher & More!

No Time To Die International Trailer Released

The international trailer for Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die has been released, featuring new footage. Featuring Daniel Craig in his last outing as the iconic Agent 007, the film is still currently on track for a November 20 release.

Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Rami Malek.

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 20.

 

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King – A Special Edition of 20/20 Now Available On Disney+

As a way to continue to honor the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, the ABC News special titled Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King – A Special Edition of 20/20 has now been made available for streaming on Disney+, nearly a week after it aired on ABC last Sunday.

The special can be found on Disney+ under the “Extras” section for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.

Executive produced by Steven Baker, Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King special celebrates Boseman’s storied life, legacy, and career and the cultural imprint he made on- and off-screen. Hosted by Robin Roberts, the program features tributes that have poured in from celebrities, political figures, and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best and shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.

 

The Batman Goes on Hiatus as Star Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Matt Reeves’ The Batman has temporarily halted production in the UK after the film’s star Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19. Warner Bros. Pictures’ dark superhero flick originally resumed at the Leavesden studios in the UK, despite Pattinson’s absence, but has since decided to pause production altogether.  Pattinson and the remaining cast and crew are now isolating for 14-days, before determining if production can begin again.

The Batman is still expected to open in theaters on October 1, 2021.

 

Alan Ritchson Cast As Jack Reacher in Amazon TV Series

It turns out author Lee Child is getting his dream Jack Reacher after all.

The bestselling author believed that Tom Cruise who played Reacher was, “too tiny” for the role of the gargantuan six-foot-five former military policeman who has appeared in 24 novels by Child and almost another dozen more companion books by author Dan Ames.

Now, 6’4” and 235 pound actor Alan Ritchson will portray the character in the upcoming Amazon series which is written, exec produced and showrun by Nick Santora and will be based the the first book, The Killing Floor.

Alan Ritchson is currently playing Hank Hall/Hawk on the DC Universe series, Titans (which he will continue), and formerly starred on Blue Mountain State, Blood Drive, and appeared in the films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and played Raphael in the two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot films.

 

Quibi’s Reno 911! Renewed For A Second Season

Quibi has officially renewed Thomas Lennon’s Reno 911! revival series for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the series’ forthcoming season finale which will be available for streaming on Monday, September 7.

“We are thrilled about the pickup, but we’re even more thrilled about getting to leave our living rooms for the first time in five months,” series co-creators Lennon, Ben Garant and Kenney-Silver said in a joint statement.

The Reno 911! revival series features the return of the original cast led by writers and creators Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerry Kenney-Silver. Joining them are Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, and Carlos Alazraqui. Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio, and Mary Birdsong. Guest stars this season include Dave Holmes, Patton Oswalt, Tim Allen, and Ron Pearlman

 

Amazon’s Welcome To The Blumhouse Trailer Released

Amazon Prime Video has released the official Welcome to the Blumhouse trailer for the first set of new original horror films that will be available for streaming next month. The video, featuring a remix of the song “What’s Up” by FJØRA produced by Linda Perry, also reveals the official release dates with the first two films The Lie and Black Box scheduled to premiere on October 6 while Evil Eye and Nocturne are set to launch on October 13th.

The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. Welcome to the Blumhouse will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Amazon Prime Video will launch the initial slate of four films as double features starting with The Lie directed by acclaimed writer/director Veena Sud (The Killing, 7 Seconds) and Black Box directed by up-and-coming writer/director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It), both premiering on October 6. Launching the following week on October 13 is Evil Eye, from talented young directors Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work, Jinn) and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico, White Tiger), and Nocturne written and directed by filmmaker Zu Quirke (Zugzwang, Ghosting) making her feature film debut. The latter four films will launch in 2021.

 

Jamie Foxx’s Dad Stop Embarrassing Me Coming To Netflix

 


Netflix has given a series order to Jamie Foxx’s (Ray, Collateral, Just Mercy) father-daughter comedy Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, which will star the Oscar winner who will also executive produce the project.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me is inspired by Foxx’s relationship with his daughter, Corinne Foxx, who will produce alongside Alex Avant.

Kyla-Drew (The Good Doctor, Jessie) is set to play Foxx’s daughter. David Alan Grier (A Soldier’s Play, In Living Color) will also star in the multi-camera comedy alongside Porscha Coleman (Silicon Valley, Ballers), Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series), Heather Hemmens (Roswell: New Mexico, If Loving You Is Wrong), and Valente Rodriguez (Happily Divorced, The George Lopez Show).

 

TNT Will Have A Week Long Supernatural Marathon

Starting Monday, September 14, TNT will host a week-long marathon of Supernatural to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series. Fans will have the opportunity to select their favorite episodes that they want to see by voting on TNT social platforms beginnings September 1 through September 4.

In addition to fan-favorite episodes, TNT will air cast favorite episodes like “Crossroad Blues” and “Monster Movie.” Fans will also get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins.

The epic journey of the Winchester brothers comes to a close as Supernatural returns for its final season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) and the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) have conquered monsters, demons, Heaven and Hell, and in the show’s 14th season, the Winchesters grappled with the Archangel Michael possessing Dean. In a valiant act, Sam and Dean’s surrogate son Jack (Alexander Calvert) destroyed his soul to redeem his adoptive father. But this proved to be a fatal error, leading to the accidental death of Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith). The 14th season also featured the return of John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) for the show’s historic 300th episode.

 

Jack Quaid Joins Scream 5 Cast

The Boys star Jack Quaid has been tapped to join the growing cast of Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ upcoming fifth installment of the Scream films. Quaid will be joining fellow franchise newcomers Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega along with alums David Arquette and Courteney Cox.

Arquette became the first actor from the original franchise to sign on for the fifth film in the series, with Cox signing on at the end of July for the film and word coming earlier this year that lead heroine Neve Campbell is currently in talks to reprise her role of Sidney Prescott.

While plot details are currently scarce, it is being reported that the film will follow “a woman returning to her hometown to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.”

The new film will be produced by Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), who is also co-writing the screenplay with Guy Busick (Ready or Not), as well as Paul Neinstein and William Sherak for Spyglass, with original screenwriter Kevin Williamson executive producing with Radio Silence’s third member Chad Villella.

 

 

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