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Weekly Wrap: Patrick Wilson Is The Ocean Master

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James Wan has recruited a familiar face for Aquaman. According to official reports, Patrick Wilson, who Wan directed in The Conjuring and Insidious, will star as Orm, Arthur Curry’s half-brother. Aquaman comic book fans will recognise that Orm is also the Ocean Master, one of the lead antagonists in Aquaman. Orm may well be a central or key figure in the standalone DC adventure as he is constantly on the warpath against his half-brother in a fight for the throne of Atlantis.

Marco Polo Gets Canned
marco_polo1The Netflix series, Marco Polo has come to an end at the streaming channel. The series, which chronicled the life and journey of the adventurous merchant traveller lasted a total of two seasons on Netflix. Lack of interest and a ballooning production budget was ultimately the reasons Netflix decided to call time on Marco Polo. The streaming channel has canned a few of its original series over the years, most notably Hemlock Grove and Bloodline.

Gotham City Sirens
gotham_city_sirensIt looks like the upcoming DC all-female superhero film, will once again revolve around supervillains. This time around, it looks like Warner Bros will be adapting the comic book series, Gotham City Sirens, which revolves around Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. David Ayer, who directed Suicide Squad, is reportedly being tapped to direct the film, which will feature an all-female lead and largely involve characters from the Batman universe.

Pacific Rim & Godzilla Sequels Get New Titles
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According to recent reports, both the Pacific Rim and Godzilla sequels now have official titles. The kaiju-mech sequel, which stars John Boyega, will apparently be called Pacific Rim: Uprising, whilst the Godzilla sequel has a title that harkens back to an old title fans might be familiar with. Godzilla: King of Monsters is apparently the title of the sequel and it may be due to the expanded monster universe Legendary is building at the moment. Pacific Rim: Uprising comes to theatres in 2018 with Godzilla: King of Monsters has been given a 2019 release.

Geostrom Heads For Reshoots
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Believe it or not, there is a disaster movie at Warner Bros that has been delayed for close to two years. Starring Gerard Butler, Geostorm is now going back to production with a new director and actress. The film focuses on climate-controlling satellites wreaking havoc by unleashing man-made storm of epic proportions. Geostorm also stars Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, and Mare Winningham.

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