Saturday, July 22, 2017

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from July 16th to 22th, 2017 - Update #35

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From YahooMovies:  "Wonder Woman 2" is official.  Patty Jenkins returning as director is not official.

From CBR:  The 2017 Eisner Awards (for excellence in comics) were announced Friday night, July 21st.

From YahooMovies:  Channing Taturm says his long planned X-Men movie, "Gambit," is getting a bit of a rethink.

From THR:  Dwayne Johnson will play Shazam villain, "Black Adam," but not in the "Shazam" movie, according to DC Entertainment CCO, Geoff Johns.

From IMDb:  Todd McFarlane announces that he is working on a new movie version of his comic book, "Spawn," which was previously adapted as a 1998 film and as an animated TV series which aired on HBO.

From YahooMovies:  Halle Berry declares that she is Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot's biggest fan right now.

From Deadline:  Syfy teases its upcoming Superman prequel TV series, "Krypton," with a teaser trailer.

From TVGuide:  The title of "American Horror Story" Season 7 is "Cult."

From Variety:  During a Comic-Con panel, Noah Hawley, the creator of FX's "Fargo" and "Legion" (based on the X-Men franchise), announced that he is developing a film based on "Doctor Doom," the lead villain in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" franchise.


MOVIES - From WeGotThisCovered:  Joss Whedon reportedly doing extensive reshoots on "Justice League" after taking over for Zack Snyder.

MOVIES - From Variety:  New films by George Clooney, Stephen Frears, and Guillermo del Toro, among others, will be screened at the 74th (2017) Venice Film Festival.

CELEBRITY - From YahooSports:  The "Juice" will be loose.  O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after spending 9 years in a Nevada prison, and he will be released in October of this year.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's "Girls," is joining the cast of the seventh season of "American Horror Story."

CELEBRITY - YahooNews:  Actress Jada Pinkett Smith says that she was a drug deal when she met the late rapper/actor, Tupac Shukar.

TELEVISION - From ShadowandAct:  "Game of Thones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announce "Confederate."

BLM - From NYDailyNews:   Is the killing a blonde, white woman (Justine Diamond) by police the point where police brutality jumps the shark?

COMICS-FILM - From Variety:  Jon Watts is in talks to direct the sequel to his hit film, "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

MOVIES - From IndieWire:  Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream," "Black Swan") has film due in a few months, "mother!"  He is already working on the film after that - an artificial intelligence courtroom drama...

MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" turns 30, and Matthew Modine wishes his character's ("Joker") deleted sex scene was still in the movie.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Andy Muschietti, who has directed the highly anticipated film version of Stephen King's "It," is attached to Sony's film version of the 1980s animated series, "Robotech."

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Alec Baldwin play Col. Nathan Jessup in NBC's live production of "A Few Good Men."

DISNEY:  From ShadowandAct:  Will Smith will play the genie in Disney's live-action version of its animated classic, Aladdin, in which Robin Williams gave voice to the genie.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 7/14 to 7/16/2017 weekend box office is "War for the Planet of the Apes" with an estimated take of $56.5 million.

From Variety:  "War for the Planet of the Apes" has a $102.5 million global box office opening.

From THR:  Why is Hollywood glamorizing binge-drinking for women asks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

ECO - NewYorkDailyNews:  Mark Ruffalo and Fisher Stevens implore Sen. Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats to fight "dirty energy bill."

TELEVISION - From YahooTV:  First look at Al Pacino as legendary college football coach, Joe Paterno, in director's Barry Levinson's still-untitled film for HBO.

DISNEY - From YahooMovies:  Newly minted "Disney Legend" Whoopi Goldberg says bring back "Song of the South," Disney's controversial 1946 live-action/animated film, which has often been called "racially insensitive."  Disney has not released the film on Blu-ray or DVD or the old laser disc.

TELEVISION - From ScreenDaily:  Actress Jodie Whittaker is the first female to play the lead on the British television series, "Doctor Who."  She is the 13th actor to play "The Doctor" on the iconic BBC series.

MOVIES - From YahooMusic: The biopic of the iconic rock music group, Queen, is apparently finally happening.  It is currently called "Bohemian Rhapsody" (after an iconic Queen song) and will star Emmy-winner Remi Malek ("Mr. Robot") as the lead singer of Queen, the late Freddie Mercury.


From YahooTV:  The actor John Heard died at the age of 72, Friday, July 21, 2017.  Heard was best known for playing the father of Macauley Culkin's character in "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992).  He also received a 1999 Emmy nomination for a guest role in "The Sopranos."

From YahooMusic:  Chester Bennington, the front man of the band, Linkin Park, has apparently died by suicide at the age of 41.

From the LATimes:  Legendary horror movie director, George A. Romero, has died at the age of 77, Sunday, July 16, 2017.  He was best known for his film Night of the Living Dead (1968) and its sequels, Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead 1985).

From Variety:  The actor Martin Landau died at the age of 89, Saturday, July 15, 2017.   He won an best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood."  Many will remember Landau for his role in the original "Mission: Impossible" TV series.


From EW:  A first teaser for "Pacific Rim: Uprising," the sequel to "Pacific Rim."

From ShadowandAct:  First trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era "fairy tale," "The Shape of Water."

From YahooMovies:  The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" behind-the-scenes reel presented at D23 2017.

From EW:  The first teaser for Disney and Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time."

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