Saturday, December 5, 2015

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from December 1st to 5th, 2015 - Update #18

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From Deadline:  "Trainspotting" sequel lands at TriStar, with original principal cast returning.

From TheWrap:  T.I., Mekhi Phifer, and James Purefoy join A&E's "Roots" miniseries.

From YahooMusic:  Coldplay may do the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Feb. 2016.

From ThePlaylist:  Steven Spielberg does not think that Indiana Jones will ever be recast.

From TVLine:  New episodes of "Samurai Jack" for 2016; article has a short teaser video.

From ThePlaylist:   The 15-film shortlist for the "Best Documentary" Oscar is out, and the Kurt Cobain doc, "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" did not make it.

From Vulture:  Reese Witherspoon is developing a biopic about Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll.  Unfortunately, Witherspoon is not playing Barbie.

From Variety:  Helen Mirren in talks to join Will Smith in new drama.

From Deadline:  Fox is developing "Rambo: New Blood," a series which would focus Sylvester Stallone's "John Rambo" and his son.  Stallone would at least executive produce the series.

From YahooNews:  Lupita Nyong'o recalls being Ralph Fiennes assistant on "The Constant Gardner."


From RSN:  On Dec. 4th, remember Fred Hampton of the Black Panters.

From the NYTimes:  The children left behind after mass shootings.

From YahooNews:  An Iraqi War veteran among those killed by the White terrorist who attacked Planned Parenthood in Colorado.


From YahooNews:  Chinese poster for "The Force Awakens" has some noticeable changes from other posters.

From YahooTV:  J.J. checks people complaining about "Black stormtroopers."

COMICS - Films and Books:

From Variety:  Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) in talks to direct Marvel's "Black Panther."

From CinemaBlend:  Robert Downey, Jr. confirms Spider-Man in "Captain America: Civil War."

From TheWrap:  5 things about Black Panther.


From DCComics:  The new "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer.  And it is quite good.


From Variety:  The actor, Robert Loggia, died today (Friday, December 4, 2015) at the age of 85.  He appeared in such films as "Big," "Independence Day," and "Scarface," among many.  He earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film, "Jagged Edge."

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