The Weekly Wrap: Sharkboy and Lavagirl Return

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Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes, which is set within the same universe as 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, will see the return of the fan-favourite superheroes. Taylor Dooley is back as Lavagirl with JJ Dashnaw taking over the mantle of Sharkboy, which was formerly played by Taylor Lautner. In We Can Be Heroes, which will screen on Netflix, a group of kid superheroes need to save the day when alien invaders take their parents prisoners. The kid-friendly flick also stars Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook and Sung Kang.

Autobots always won their staredowns

New Transformers Film Gets A Director
The next chapter for the robots in disguise will see Steven Caple Jr. (Creed 2) helm the film. The next instalment of the franchise for Paramount Pictures will continue with the timeline set by the Bumblebee film, which marks a departure from the Michael Bay crafted franchise. The Transformers film have been a huge cash cow for Paramount with several instalments breaking USD1 billion at the box-office. However, the reboot of the franchise with Bumblebee has proven that audiences are still drawn to the Transformers films.

Disney Parks Shows Off New Star Wars Hotel
Star Wars fans who yearning for travel in the near future may want to book a trip to Walt Disney World. Disney Parks recently showcased several concept art photos depicting the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a Star Wars-themed hotel project, which will feature rooms inspired by an intergalactic cruise ship. Guests will not only get to experience ‘living’ on board a starship but also engage in an immersive Star Wars experience. The hotel will feature well-appointed cabins, onboard dining and boasts ‘planet-side excursions’ to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and much more.

Wonder Woman 1984 Will Head To HBO Max
It looks like Wonder Woman 1984 will indeed screen this year, in cinemas as well as HBO Max on 25 December. According to reports, the superhero film, will screen on the platform in the U.S., for a month with no additional cost to subscribers. Wonder Woman 1984 will also screen in cinemas, which is also great news for moviegoers who want to experience the DC superhero film on the big screen. There is no news with regards to Wonder Woman 1984 arriving on any streaming platform in markets such as Malaysia, where HBO Max isn’t available at the moment. Still, this is great news for film fans especially as the 2020 film calendar has been riddled with numerous postponements and cancellations. 

Pink Panther Set For Reboot
The classic comedy franchise, the Pink Panther is set to be rebooted at MGM. The studio has reportedly tapped Sonic the Hedgehog director, Jeff Fowler to helm the project. The Pink Panther was a smash hit in the 1960s featuring legendary comedian, Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, a bumbling French police inspector who has to recover a large gem known as the ‘Pink Panther’. The film spawned several sequels including a reboot in 2006 with Steve Martin. The franchise not only spawned a cartoon series but was also renowned for its iconic theme by Henry Mancini.

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