It’s taken a while but it seems that Warner Bros. has finally settled on a new Lara Croft for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. After months of speculation, which put Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley in the lead, Warner Bros. and MGM settled on Ex Machina breakout star, Alicia Vikander to portray the iconic video game adventurer. The studio is currently looking at 2017 as a potential release date for the reboot. The last time we say Lady Croft on the big screen was in 2003’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.
Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf
Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is currently in production. The series will see Neil Patrick Harris star as Count Olaf and he will be joined by fellow actors, Usman Ally, Jacqueline Roberts and Joyce Roberts. The series is being filmed at the moment in association with Paramount TV and Netflix with author Daniel Handler acting as executive producer. Hypable has posted up a series of set photos showing Harris in his Count Olaf getup. The eight episode series hasn’t been given a release date as yet.
Sherlock Holmes 3
Despite making a substantial amount of money at the box-office, there hasn’t been a mention of a Sherlock Holmes sequel. But that all changed recently, when Robert Downey Jr announced that Sherlock Holmes 3 may happen after all. Warner Bros. is apparently mulling over the possibility of a follow-up to A Game of Shadows which may put Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective on the big screen once again. Screenwriter James Coyne is apparently on the case to make it happen. No word yet on if Jude Law will return to the franchise if and when it gets made.
Batman: The Killing Joke Trailer
The R-Rated Batman: The Killing Joke trailer has been released and it promises to follow the same tone as the cult classic comic book. The animated feature sees Batman on the hunt for the escaped Joker. But the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill return to voice Batman and The Joker respectively.
Netflix Punisher Series
Fresh off his appearance in Daredevil Season 2, The Punisher is now getting ready to lock and load for a spinoff series of his own. Frank Castle will be fronting his own solo series with Jon Bernthal reprising the role of Marvel’s iconic vigilante. Bernthal’s portrayal of The Punisher was one of the talking points of Daredevil Season 2, which is why it’s no surprise to see Netflix itching to capitalise on a series of his own. It still remains to be seen if The Punisher will have a role to play in the upcoming Defenders series.