It looks like Will Smith won’t be reprising his role as Deadshot in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel. The film may look to forge its own path perhaps with new characters under the helm of James Gunn, who is reportedly looking to reboot the franchise. Smith reportedly opted out of the film due to scheduling issues, it is unknown at this time if the rest of the original crew will return, including Margot Robbie, who is currently channelling Harley Quinn in the Birds of Prey movie currently in production.
Hotel Transylvania 4
You can’t keep a good franchise down, especially when there’s loads of money to be made. That’s the reason why we’re getting another Hotel Transylvania sequel from Sony Pictures Animation. Hotel Transylvania 4 is pencilled in for an end December release with the series’ voice cast slated to return to voice the characters. The previous instalment to the film Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation scored raked in over USD500 million at the global box-office.
The New Candyman
Fresh off his appearance as the Black Manta in last year’s smash hit, Aquaman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will now portray horror icon, the Candyman in Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot. The new film, which is based on a short story by Clive Barker, will be updated for a new audience, whilst still maintaining faithful to the original film series. The classic horror film starred Tony Todd as the titular character, which is a vengeful spirit who can be summoned once his name is said facing a mirror.
Aquaman 2 Set For 2022
Warner Bros has pencilled in a release for Aquaman 2, which will arrive in cinemas in December 2022. The most successful DC superhero film to date with a gross of over USD1.1 billion will likely serve as one of the foundations for the retooled DC Extended Universe for the foreseeable future. At present Warner Bros has several DC films scheduled for release in the years ahead with Shazam! and the standalone Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix arriving this year and Birds of Prey as well as Wonder Woman 1984 scheduled for a 2020 release. The reboot of The Batman is also set for a release in 2021.
Hellboy Officially Gets R-Rating
The upcoming reboot of Hellboy from Lionsgate has just gotten its R-Rating by the MPAA. The rating is due for “Strong Bloody Violence and Gore Throughout”. Hardcore fans are virtually ensured of a bloody outing for this latest comic book adaptation, although there will be comparisons to the brilliant, yet-underrated films from Guillermo del Toro. Stranger Things’ David Harbour is stepping into the lead role of the character with Ian McShane portraying Hellboy’s adoptive father, Trevor Bruttenholm. Hellboy arrives in cinemas this April.