In case you haven’t heard, director Ava DuVernay is directing a film based on the DC Comic book, The New Gods. In a recent social media post, she revealed a bit about the project and named Darkseid as well as the Female Furies as the villains of the film. It will be interesting to see who plays Darkseid, the ruler of Apokolips, in the film especially considering he is the DC Universe’s big bad. He was teased to appear or at least be involved in Zack Snyder’s Justice League but that never came to past.
Lion King Roars To A Billion
Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King is doing ‘roaring’ business at the box-office. The latest live-action film from Disney has crossed the USD1 billion mark, becoming the sixth film in Disney’s live-action franchise to do so. Interestingly, it is also the fourth film from Disney to breach the billion dollar barrier following Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Aladdin. It will also likely not be the last with Toy Story 4 still performing well in cinemas.
Whedon Produces Superhero Series For HBO
It looks like there will be no end to superhero stories in cinemas and on television screens in the near future. HBO is also getting in on the bandwagon with its Watchmen series and The Nevers, which will be produced and helmed by Joss Whedon. The series is based in the Victorian era and will revolve around several women who have extraordinary abilities. The series will star Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ben Chaplin and Nick Frost.
Pine Is Walter Cronkite
The JFK Assassination drama, Newsflash has signed on Chris Pine to portray Walter Cronkite in the film. Seth Rogen was previously linked to the role. Newsflash is set on the day of President Kennedy’s assassination and revolves around Cronkite and the CBS team as they relay the tragic news on air. Starring alongside Pine is Mark Ruffalo who is portraying CBS producer, Don Hewitt. The film is set to begin production early next year.
Villeneuve’s Dune Delayed
Warner Bros has reshuffled its release slate of films for next year with the Dune remake by Denis Villeneuve being pushed back a full month. The sci-fi film will now hit cinemas in mid-December 2020. This puts Dune in direct competition with the Uncharted film starring Tom Holland and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. Dune features an ensemble cast made up off Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Oscar Isaac.