With Black Panther already the highest grossing movie in 2018 so far in the U.S., both Marvel and Disney aren’t taking any chances for its sequel. This probably explains why Ryan Coogler is back to write and direct Black Panther 2. Although there is no release date planned for the sequel, the director will probably be working on the script sometime next year with production beginning in 2020. If it all goes according to plan, we may see Black Panther 2 in cinemas sometime in 2021. It will be interesting to see where Coogler takes the character in the follow-up, especially following the events of Infinity War.
World War Z 2 To Film With David Fincher
The long gestating project that is World War Z 2 is finally ready to start production with David Fincher still attached to direct. The sequel to the 2013 hit has been delayed several times but now Variety reports that both Brad Pitt and Fincher will start production on the film in mid-2019. Fincher is now busy filming the second season of Mindhunter for Netflix whereas Pitt is on Quentin Tarantino’s set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The CW has released the first promo poster for Batwoman, which will see Ruby Rose star as the female caped crusader. Rose will portray Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman in an ‘Arrowverse’ crossover titled Elseworlds, which will see characters from The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl teaming up for a mission in Gotham City. Rose’s Batwoman will then get her own standalone series on The CW at a later date.
Dwayne Johnson Is John Henry
Action star, Dwayne Johnson has another project on the horizon, adding to an already stacked plate of numerous films and shows he is starring and producing. Now, the actor known as The Rock will collaborate with Netflix for a new adventure film titled, John Henry and The Statesmen. Johnson will star as the folklore legend, who reportedly beat a steam-powered machine in a steel-driving race. The project will also reunite Johnson with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director, Jake Kasdan.
First Look: True Detective Season 3
HBO has announced the premiere date for True Detective Season 3, which will air in mid-January 2019. The channel has also released several images offering a look at the two main characters of the season played by Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorf. Ali portrays Arkansas police detective, Wayne Hays and will reportedly centre on a criminal case that spans over three decades. Based on the synopsis, it would seem that HBO is going back to the formula that made the first season such a spectacular smash. True Detective Season 3 also stars Carmen Ejogo.