One of the original shows for the DC Universe streaming service will be a live-action Doom Patrol series. We’ve been learning more and more about the casting and now we know who will be playing Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg. who is described as a "charming and sarcastic half-human, half-machine superhero."
He may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, he harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.
Joivan Wade will play the hero and he joins Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl. Wade was recently in The First Purge and has also been in The Weekend Movie, Doctor Who, and Youngers. I am not familiar with Wade, but I'm always saying we need to get lesser known people out there so I'll give him a shot.
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver who will executive produce it alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
The series received a 13-episode straight-to-series order and it will begin production this year for a 2019 premiere on DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.
Dwayne Johnson is here to give a brief history lesson and show off the giant elaborate set that was built for his new Disney movie Jungle Cruise. Johnson explains that Walt Disney created the Jungle Cruise ride in 1955 and was the first skipper for the ride. That’s a nice little tidbit of info, but the real impressing happens after the history lesson when the camera zooms out and we see the massive set being used for the film.
“*watch ’til the end and see one of the most awe inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch. Walt Disney, this one’s for you buddy! 🤙🏾💫" (via @TheRock) pic.twitter.com/bTPXWMrfjr
Amazon is trying to up their content game and so they’re making a new show based on Lauren Oliver’s best-seller, Panic. To direct the show, Amazon has recruited Leigh Janiak who will also serve as executive producer. Oliver is set to write the pilot and also be an executive producer. Here’s a synopsis of the book:
It almost sounds like a twist on The Hunger Games. Are you interested in trying Panic out when it gets to Amazon? Have you read the book?
In addition to Janiak and Oliver, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Elle Triedman will serve as executive producers with Alyssa Altman and Lynley Bird serving as co-executive producers.
Disney has just released a new line of sleepwear and it has an interesting way to celebrate it. They have set up a special hotline that parents can call to have Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, or Goofy say goodnight to their kids.
The messages are pre-recorded and they’re pretty cute. In addition to wishing your little one goodnight, they will talk a little about their day. For example, I tested this out and called Goofy. He told me about playing basketball with Mickey before challenging me to a race to see who could get to sleep faster.
This is a limited time deal, so you’ll want to take advantage sooner rather than later. Just call 1-877-7-MICKEY (1-877-764-2539) if you want to do this.
Disney is preparing to launch their streaming service by the end of 2019. With that, they’ve started making things clearer about what content will be available on it, including the Marvel films which Disney will stop putting on Netflix after Ant-Man and the Wasp. Many fans are expecting to be able to watch the Star Wars films on the service, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. At least not for a while.
It appears Disney is struggling to get the rights back to the Star Wars films for TV and streaming because their streaming service will not include any Star Wars movies that came out before 2019. I’m sure that this will change around 2024 when Disney gets the streaming rights back though. Of course, CEO Bob Iger has said that with a lack of content, Disney’s streaming platform will probably cost less than Netflix. At least they’re not being completely greedy.
Joker is one of two Joker movies in development right now at Warner Bros. and it is the one coming from director Todd Philips and actor Joaquin Pheonix. Some new information has surfaced saying that due to some nudity from smaller female roles, the film will likely get an R rating.
Considering this film is said to focus on the Clown Prince of Crime when he was a failed stand-up comic that performed in strip clubs, it makes a lot of sense for this to happen. Of course, the rating is not confirmed, so we could get a PG-13 version with underwear instead of full nudity.
An R rating would also help differentiate Joker from Jared Leto’s The Joker which is said to be aiming for a PG-13 rating. I’m just going to go on a limb and say most of you want this film to get the R rating.
The film also stars Frances Conroy, who will play the Joker's mother and Zazie Beetz would play a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime. Robert DeNiro is also going to be in the film as a talk show host.
The studio describes the story as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale."
Phillips will co-write and direct the film which is set to be released on October 4th, 2019. For some additional details on the story click here.
The latest Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is the sequel to Fantastic Beasts which was the first spin-off film. In anticipation of the film’s release, I’m sure many Harry Potter fans will be rewatching their collection of 9 movies. Cinemark and Warner Bros. want to help you rewatch those films in style. From August 31 to September 6, all Cinemark XD (Cinemark’s version of IMAX) theaters will be running a Harry Potter marathon. That’s right, fans will be able to watch the IMAX versions of the films in theaters! What could be better than that? How about the price. It will only cost you $5 per film ($45 if you see all of them) unless you are able to snag a limited quantity festival pass which will let you see all nine movies, get you a collectible keychain, commemorative festival badge, and special (refillable for $3.50) cup all for only $25. You’ll want to hurry and pick one of those up. If you plan on watching at least 5 of the movies.
This magical marathon is being dubbed Wizarding World XD Week and it just happens to be during the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. If you want to see all of them in order during this marathon, some planning will need to be done as theaters will have different times for each film. You can find all the details at the Cinemark website.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released November 16, 2018.
We recently heard that Cowboy Ninja Vikingcast Priyanka Chopra and things were looking great for the film and it seemed like it was on track. When I saw that it was set to release June 28, 2019, I thought that was cutting it a bit close if they have just cast their second actor which is why I wasn’t completely surprised when I found out Universal has unlisted the movie from their release schedule.
Variety reports the film is still being made and is “still in active development,” it just no longer has a release date. The idea is that now the film won’t be rushed. Rushing films has always been a problem in Hollywood, but it sounds like Universal is trying to avoid that problem with this Chris Pratt film.
Cowboy Ninja Viking is based on the graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman with illustrations by Riley Rossmo for Image Comics. It follows a character named Duncan, who is part of a secret government program that turns schizophrenics into assassins. Duncan comes through the program with the badass skill sets and personalities of a Cowboy, a Ninja, and a badass Viking. Most of the patients that are involved in the program are sent back to an insane asylum, but Duncan escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.
The adaptation is being handled by Dan Mazeau and Ryan Engle with earlier versions of the screenplay being penned by Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick, and Everett David Reese.
Some music albums become Broadway musicals. Some musical artists have their stories told in films. Now, a song is trying to get an entire series. THR reports that Plain White T’s are adapting their best hit, “Hey There Delilah,” into a TV series.
The song shares a story about a man in love with a girl in New York City. They are in a long-distance relationship seemingly, and the boy continues to sing about his devotion to her and how the future will be hunky-dory.
I’ll be honest, I don’t think this is worthy of being adapted considering the countless Hallmark movies that probably already exist with this same premise. However, no one asked my opinion and so the band is teaming up with Lively McCabe Entertainment to give us a romantic dramedy series. Tom Higgenson, the songwriter, has teamed with writer Jeremy Desmon to pitch the series to several networks and studios over the course of this month.
I’m not opposed to songs and albums being adapted. I just feel like this is a story that’s been told so many times already that it’s not worth doing. Also, I think for a single song, a 90-minute movie would be a better format than a TV series.
Here’s an interesting idea: a superhero heist film. When I first heard the phrase, I thought it would be a movie where for whatever reason some superheroes were trying to steal a diamond or something a la Ocean’s Eleven. However, it turns out that I’m wrong.
Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin have been hired by Legendary to work on a film where a group of criminals will try to rob a superhero’s hideout. Of course, things go wrong, and they’ll have to try to escape the hero’s lair with their lives. This actually sounds like a fun premise to me. The film is untitled, but I’m excited to hear more about it as things develop.
You may know Baugh and Mullin from Bad Day for the Cut and it looks like they will be writing the film, producing the film, and Baugh will even direct the film. What do you think of this premise? Is it a nice change in pace?