Urban Legend is making a return. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot is already hitting some snags. The DC animated universe is venturing into another Batman classic. Plus, another new poster for The Suicide Squad, a new look at Antebellum, and Swamp Thing heads to the CW. Spoilers get!
Collider reports Kyle Chandler’s daughter, Sydney Chandler, and Arrow’s Katherine McNamara will star in the upcoming Urban Legend reboot written and directed by Colin Minihan. The outlet additionally reports Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) “is also being eyed for a potential role, and that the plot will explore deepfake technology.”
In response to a fan on Twitter, Dwayne Johnson confirmed Hawkgirl will not appear in Black Adam “due to a complicated story” — though the character’s absence “opened up the door for another actress to come in and crush it as Cyclone.”
Hawk Girl was ???? in our original JSA team. Sadly, it’s a complicated story I’ll share w the fans down the road. But it opened up the door for another awesome opportunity for another actress to come in and crush the role of Cyclone. I believe it all works out how it’s meant to ????
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 23, 2020
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
In light of “creative differences,” directors Ryan and Andy Tohill have left Legendary’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot one week into production in Bulgaria. According to Deadline, David Blue Garcia (Tejano) and been brought in to take over the project and will be re-shooting the film “from scratch.”
The Nutty Professor
Project X Entertainment — the production company behind Scream 5 — has acquired the rights to The Nutty Professor franchise and is planning a remake. Deadline reports “Project X will package themselves before taking it out on the market.”
Batman: The Long Halloween/Justice Society: World War II
A two-part animated movie adapting Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s The Long Halloween is scheduled for release sometime in the second half of 2021, following an original Justice Society movie set during the Second World War. [Superhero Hype]
The Suicide Squad
James Gunn has a new poster for The Suicide Squad.
#DCFanDome is over, but #TheSuicideSquad lives on… at least until a good amount of them get massacred in August 2021. I can't tell you guys how moved & grateful I am by all your support & compliments yesterday. Thank you!???????? pic.twitter.com/iuw03UBAn8
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 23, 2020
Janelle Monae gets on an elevator with the ghost of a Victorian child wearing pink, velcro sneakers in the latest clip from Antebellum.
Researchers at Miskatonic University invent a time machine — with predictable results — in the trailer for Intersect, available on-demand September 15.
The Essex Serpent
Keira Knightley will star in a TV series based on Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent from See-Saw Films, director Clio Barnard (Dark River, The Selfish Giant) and writer Anna Symon (Mrs. Wilson). The story concerns a recent widow (Knightley) who moves to a small village in London after learning a mythical creature called the Essex Serpent has allegedly returned to the area. [Deadline]
Finally, DC Universe’s already-cancelled Swamp Thing comes to the CW with a 90-minute episode October 6.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.