The Weekly Wrap: Meet Queen Hippolyta

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The production wheels are turning rapidly on the Wonder Woman project and now it’s been revealed that another key role has been cast in the upcoming superhero film. Connie Nielsen has been cast as Queen Hippolyta, ruler of the Amazons and more importantly, Wonder Woman’s mother. The actress best known for her role in Gladiator will be joined by Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Gal Gadot. The film is scheduled for a June 2017 release.

Die Hard 6
die_hard1Yet another Die Hard film is being planned and this time around it seems that the franchise will be taking on a prequel theme with Die Hard Year One. According to reports, the film will be set in the 70s and it will explain the origins of John McClane. Len Wiseman is set to direct the film with Bruce Willis expected to reprise his role as McClane, albeit in a present day setting. It could mean that Willis will have to share screen time with a younger version of him, just like he did in Looper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who both played older and younger versions of the same character.

The Punisher In Development At Netflix
daredevil_season_2Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix will see the arrival of The Punisher a.k.a. Frank Castle played by Jon Bernthal. But the appearance of the character may well be extended into a full blown series by Netflix. Reports claim that Netflix and Marvel are looking at a solo television series for The Punisher, which could bring the total Marvel series on Netflix to six, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders, which are currently in production.

Jonah Hex Joins Legends Of Tomorrow
jonah_hexThe CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is assembling a pretty cool list of heroes and villains and it’s just added a new DC character into the mix. It seems that cult favourite western anti-hero, Jonah Hex will be seen in the series and he’ll be portrayed by actor Johnathon Schaech. There’s no word on Jonah Hex’s involvement in the series but with the time travel paradox being introduced, there could be a way to fit in the Civil War bounty hunter into the series’ storyline. Let’s hope it’s better than the character’s first and rather forgettable outing on the big screen in 2010.

Terminator: Genisys Dropped
It looks as if the Terminator franchise is being put on the back burner once again. With a potentially rebooted franchise under Paramount Pictures fizzling at the box-office last year, the planned trilogy that began with Terminator: Genisys is now questionable. The studio has dropped the proposed follow-up to the rebooted film from its 2017 release, which could mean that the franchise is relatively dead in the water for the time being.

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