James Wan talks battling Arthur Curry’s poor reputation in Aquaman. Universal is planning an American Werewolf in London reboot. Arrow is looking to add a character with links to Deathstroke. Plus, another teasing look at the Han Solo movie, and there’s hope for another series of Hannibal. Spoilers now!
Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg’s father, Dr Silas Stone, told IGN the recent Justice League reshoots have “lightened up” Cyborg’s character significantly.
I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Taking a question on Twitter, Rian Johnson isn’t certain the new Star Wars is for kids under seven.
It really depends on the 7 year old. There are intense things in the movie, but I don't think anything worse than in the OT or prequels.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) August 11, 2017
Momoa is not a guy that you would go up to and make fun of. I really think you immediately remove any of the stigma of the character from the cartoons that we are familiar with. Having said that, I’m not completely unaware of the stigma,” Wan added. “If anything, I embrace it and being able to laugh at yourself and have fun at yourself is important and that’s something I am aware of as I make ‘Aquaman’ right now.’
An American Werewolf in London
Variety reports Max Landis still plans to write and direct a remake of his dad’s 1980 classic, despite stating earlier it would be “the ultimate abdication of every accusation of nepotism I’ve ever faced”.
Mike Mignola has confirmed the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Development will appear in the reboot.
The B.P.R.D. figures into the movie. I don’t want to say who is and who isn’t in the movie. I think it’s fair to say, however, that the primary focus is Hellboy and not a B.P.R.D. team movie.
Filming has begun on Avengers 4. Invest in purple gloves.
Meanwhile, James Cameron spoke with The Arnold Fans about how future films could explore the reason T-800’s look and sound exactly like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Good idea?
Yeah, you got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold? There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from — that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned! We’re talking pretty seriously now about doing some new Terminator films or possibly a trilogy and you’ll just have to see what surfaces in those.
Blade Runner 2049
The new Blade Runner has been rated R — presumably not for “robot” — by the MPAA. [/Film]
An interational poster via Coming Soon puts the cast in classic V formation. Very ’90s.
Another day, another tease of the movie courtesy of Ron Howard’s twitter — this time, it’s a burning scrapyard set.
Where old Speeders go to die. pic.twitter.com/WITP1xpzvf— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017
Rehearsing a crane shot as we wait for sundown – pic.twitter.com/gg2MJ0aAAK— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017
The Walking Dead
Avi Nash has joined the cast of the next season, in a currently undisclosed role. [Comic Book]
Bryan Fuller says negotiations for a fourth season of Hannibal have begun:
Conversations couldn't start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 9, 2017
Channel Zero: No-End House
Syfy has released another creepy teaser on for the second season of Channel Zero.
Finally, here’s a new promo for the show — bizarrely, in the form of a PSA played ahead of movies to tell people to turn off their phones.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.