What you need to know for the Week ending 9/17/2016
Happy almost autumn! Now that we’re heavy into September – and with the Emmys just around the corner – there’s a lot of exciting comic book movie and TV news to discover. We’re got the most important highlights here, so read on to make sure you’re in the know.
Spoiler alert – this wasn’t a great week for news. There aren’t any big films coming out in the next few weeks, and a lot of exciting projects have been delayed, but there are a few tidbits that will make you look like you’re the go-to guy for comic book news.
Stan Lee: If you can’t get enough of Stan Lee cameos, you should get excited for the movie Fox is planning to make about the comic creator’s life. Allegedly, the movie will be an action adventure film set in the 1970s – and the studio purchased Lee’s life rights to make the film. It sounds like a comic book-industry version of Indiana Jones, and we can’t wait!
Man of Steel 2: Henry Cavill’s agent confirmed that Cavill would be reprising the role of Superman in an upcoming film. That’s great and all – but if you’re going to work with agents that have loose lips, maybe don’t “kill” the character at the end of a major blockbuster? Just an idea.
Rogue One: In another major shake-up for the spinoff film, Rogue One replaced its composer due to a “scheduling change.” In movie speak, we know what that means – and for a franchise whose music is near legendary, it doesn’t bode well.
Star Trek – Discovery: The first Star Trek TV series in years has hit another snag. The show, which was originally supposed to premiere in “early” 2017, will now be delayed until May 2017. It’s not great news, but it will be fine so long as the show – whenever it does come out – is actually good.
Torchwood: It looks like Mom and Dad are fighting again! Stephen Moffat fired back at John Barrowman’s claims that “somebody” was preventing a Torchwood spinoff/sequel series from moving forward. Technically, Barrowman never claimed it was Moffat stopping Torchwood – so why did he feel it necessary to make sure everyone knew it wasn’t him? The plot thickens!
Star Wars: So celebrating an upcoming Star Wars television show may have been a bit premature, as ABC TV President Ben Sherwood said that the Star Wars film plans would conflict with a TV show, meaning that it will be several years until a show comes to fruition. We can’t say we’re surprised, but we are a little disappointed. Why tell fans about it if only to delay any sort of excitement?
Vincent D’Onforio: The actor confirmed this week that he will, at some point, definitely be returning to the role of Kingpin in Marvel’s Daredevil. As expected, he didn’t share any details, but we’re glad the series knows who their best character is.
Margot Robbie: It’s official now – Margot Robbie will be the executive producer of a Harley Quinn-focused film that she’ll (of course) be starring in. We can’t think of a better girl for the job.
THE KEEP-AN-EYE OUT FOR
Happy!: Early reports say that SyFy has picked up a pilot based on Grant Morrison’s comic Happy!, which follows an ex-cop turned hitman whose life changes when an imaginary blue winged horse (with a significantly positive attitude) becomes his new partner in life.
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