The biggest story this week stems from a report that claims that Henry Cavill will be calling it quits as Superman. Although both Warner Bros and Cavill have neither denied or confirmed the report (sans a couple of statements from both camps and a cryptic Tweet from Cavill himself), the report does cast doubt on the DCEU and its most significant character. Warner Bros is apparently hard at work trying to salvage its DC Universe and if this rumour is indeed true, then perhaps it’s safe to assume that the DCEU is set to be scrapped altogether.
Dean Norris Joins Scary Stories
Best recognised for his role in Breaking Bad, Dean Norris will now switch gears and join Guillermo del Toro‘s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Based on the children’s horror books from the 80s, the film will be directed by André Øvredal, from a script by Del Toro and Kevin Hageman. Norris will be joined by Gil Bellows and Lorraine Toussaint. No details about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but Øvredal did describe the film as a “macabre little train” in a recent interview.
First Look: The Romanoffs
Mad Men creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner has a new show out with Amazon titled, The Romanoffs. The new drama series will tell revolve around eight different stories, each of which involving different characters, all of whom are tied to the possibility of them being descendants of Russian royalty. The Romanoffs has an impressive cast made up off Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet and Noah Wyle. The series will debut on October 12th.
Halle Berry To Make Directorial Debut
She’s played a Bond girl, a Catwoman and a Mutant, and also won an Oscar. But now Halle Berry is setting her sights on directing with a new mixed martial arts film, titled Bruised. The film will revolve around the realm of mixed martial arts and is set to begin production early next year. Berry however will not be moving on completely off camera, the actress is appearing in John Wick: Parabellum, playing the role of an underground assassin named Sofia.
Godzilla2 & Venom Get Rated
Both Godzilla 2 and Venom have something in common. Both films have been given a PG-13 rating. Motion Picture Association of America has rated both films, stating that Godzilla: King of Monsters has sequences of monster action violence and destruction. Venom should offer the same in terms of violence but fans hoping for a hard-R for the Lethal Protector must be severely disappointed. Venom, which has a run time of less than two hours will open later this year and is apparently tracking for a good box-office weekend.
Aaron Paul Joins Westworld
The upcoming season of Westworld will see a familiar face join its ranks. Aaron Paul, best known for his role in Breaking Bad, will join the hit HBO series. The three-time Emmy winner will board the series but it is unknown as yet if he is playing human or host. Westworld has been a huge hit for HBO and it continues to enthral audiences with its premise of the future where high tech robots with artificial intelligence that become self-aware.