The Dungeons & Dragons movie adds a Bridgerton star. Jordan Peele’s next horror movie is already attracting stars. Is there really hope for a new Gremlins movie? Plus, Zack Snyder wants his hands on Arthurian legend, and Ducktales reveals its farewell plans. To me, my spoilers!
Dungeons & Dragons
Vulture reports Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page has joined the cast of Dungeons & Dragons in a currently undisclosed role.
Untitled Jordan Peele Movie
According to Collider, Keke Palmer is confirmed to play the female lead in Jordan Peele’s next horror movie. Jesse Plemons and Daniel Kaluuya are currently rumoured to co-star.
On the heels of a recent Mountain Dew commercial, Gremlins star Zach Galligan stated a third film in the series would be “inevitable” if the upcoming animated HBO Max series, Secrets of the Mogwai, is successful.
These puppets were just as good as the original, if not better, which is funny because that’s the Mountain Dew Zero Sugar tag-line: ‘Just as good as the original. If Warner Bros. decided to do Gremlins 3, my feeling was that it would be exponentially easier this time around than it was the first time. The first time, if there was a wire or a cable or something [showing] you had to scrap the entire take. Now, if you got a great take with a wire or a cable you just CGI it out. So, my guess is, it would be five to ten times easier to do it than we did [for 1984’s original Gremlins] in ’83.
You just simply have to look at the nature of the way large entertainment corporations deal with franchises and properties over the years and decades. It’s not difficult to make an educated guess that the cartoon is a way of seeding the younger generation that’s not aware of it. If it is successful, if it gets like Mandalorian-big, then I think Gremlins 3 is inevitable.
Zack Snyder’s King Arthur
During a recent interview with Youtube’s I Minutemen, Zack Snyder revealed he’s working on “some kind of retelling” of the Arthurian legend.
I’ve been working on something, but we’ll see. I’ve been thinking about some kind of retelling – real, sort of faithful retelling – of that Arthurian mythological concept. We’ll see. Maybe that will come at some point.
Don’t Worry Darling
Filming has officially wrapped on Olivia Wilde’s mysterious Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological horror film “centering on an unhappy housewife in the 1950s.”
A park ranger learns a killer fungus is being worshipped as a god in the first trailer for Gaia.
Variety also reports Alison Araya and Lenny Jacobson have joined The Suicide Squad spinoff Peacemaker in undisclosed, yet recurring roles.
According to Deadline, Sibongile Mlambo, Alexander Hodge, and James Roch have joined the cast of the upcoming Black Lightning spinoff series, Painkiller. Mlambo will play Maya, a “strikingly attractive woman yet icy and mysterious natural leader who immediately gives the impression that she is someone who expects results and is not to be messed around with.”
Hodge joins as Philky, a “ruggedly handsome” man of Chinese lineage who “ was once a homeless alcoholic from Gotham but now works as an inconspicuous bartender and an exceptionally gifted tech wiz.” Roch rounds out the cast as Cousin Donald, a “larger-than-life, gentle giant who wears a distinct uniform – head-to-toe leather with matching boots” which is somehow “a juxtaposition of his military past.” Donald was “a medic in the Marines and knows medicine well but also has the ability of talking perspective to others.”
A THR report yesterday initially claimed Gina Carano’s Cara Dune is expected to be “recast down the road, for both story and merchandising reasons.” However, the report was later updated to say “a source at Lucasfilm says that a recasting is not expected.
Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, will no longer be on the show. Gina Carano fired from The Mandalorian In a statement obtained by Gizmodo, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the following: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future....Read more
TV Line additionally has word Archie Panjabi has joined the cast of Snowpiercer as “Asha.” Details on her character are currently unavailable.
Appearing as a guest on CBC’s Radio Q (via Complex) Finn Wolfhard stated the fourth season of Stranger Things is “the darkest season there’s ever been.”
Every season it gets darker. Really, I will say with Season 3 I was like, this is the darkest season that there’ll ever be, like the exploding rats and everything. But really, Season 4 so far, it’s the darkest season there’s ever been. Every year, it gets amped up. Every year it gets funnier and darker and sadder, and everything. Every year, they amp it up.
Finally, DuckTales will conclude with a 90-minute series finale on March 16 on Disney XD and Disney Now.
One last Zoom, one last time, the #DuckTales cast teaches 'em how to say goodbye…and woo-oo what a fun and memorable ride it's been with #DavidTennant, @dannypudi, @rejectedjokes, @bibbymoynihan, @katemicucci, @becbenit, @ToksOlagundoye and @pagetpaget. pic.twitter.com/tXZDz0gsKS
— Disney Branded TV PR (@DisneyBrandTVPR) February 16, 2021
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