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A Long-Absent American Horror Story Star Will Return for Apocalypse

Oh American Horror Story promo art, you’re always so weird and creepy.
Oh American Horror Story promo art, you’re always so weird and creepy.
Image: FX
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

There’s wild rumors about who could play Black Canary and Huntress in Birds of Prey. Edward James Olmos is no longer in The Predator. Ewan McGregor promises a faithful adaptation of Doctor Sleep. Plus, could Avengers 4 see a familiar Marvel villain return again, and a new Preacher clip. Spoilers, away!

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Birds of Prey

Comic Book Movie alleges Warner Bros. is currently looking to cast either Vanessa Kirby or Jodie Comer for the role of Black Canary, and Alexandra Daddario as The Huntress. Geeks WorldWide has word Blake Lively is also being considered for a role.

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The Flash

According to Production Weekly, the solo Flash movie starring Ezra Miller begins filming February 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Predator

Speaking with /Film, Edward James Olmos revealed his character has been cut from The Predator entirely due to length.

I’m not in the show though—It was too long so my character, they had to take me out. They were like half an hour, 3/4 of an hour too long. So I understand why. It was gracious of them to call me and tell me, ‘Hey, we really feel bad,’ you know?

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Meet Jimmy

Michael Bay is set to produce a feature adaptation of the short film Meet Jimmy, concerning a haunted podcast that kills its listeners. Original director David-Jan Bronsgeest is set to helm the full-length version, while Shawn and Michael Rasmussen will write the script alongside the short’s author, Tim Koomen. [Deadline]

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Doctor Sleep

Appearing as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Ewan McGregor confirmed the Doctor Sleep movie is a direct adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

Well, it’s very faithful to the book, the script. So, I mean if you’ve read the novel, that’s the story we’re going to tell.



Avengers 4

During Vudu’s Infinity War viewing party, the Russos revealed Red Skull is now free to leave Vormir any time he’d like...like, say in the sequel?

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Grudge

Deadline reports Taka Ichise, producer of the original Ju-On franchise, has filed a lawsuit against the remake’s production company, Good Universe. The suit claims Good Universe has not given Ichise an agreed upon producer credit.

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The Primevals

Stop-motion fans, rejoice! Full Moon Features has agreed to complete the late David Allen’s decades-spanning passion project, The Primevals, for release next year. Though the film’s plot is hazy, it’s known to combine “time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards.” Head over to Coming Soon for a gallery of previously unreleased Primevals production stills throughout the years.

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Bumblebee: The Movie

Transformers News has a new Japanese poster and international TV spot.

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The Death of Superman

Screen Rant has an exclusive clip of Superman meeting up with Lex Luthor under house arrest.


American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Jessica Lange is confirmed to return for the ninth season of American Horror Story. Lange, who left the series after its fourth season, will reprise her role as Constance, her character from the show’s first season Murder House, in episode six of Apocalypse. [TV Line]

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Meanwhile, Deadline also reports the series has also been renewed for a tenth season.


Pantheon

AMC has ordered an animated anthology series based on the short story work of Kevin Liu, focusing on the theme of uploaded intelligences. [Deadline]

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The Orville

During a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas on Friday, Jonathan Frakes revealed his upcoming episode guest stars Star Trek alums Marina Sirtis, Tony Todd as a Moclan, and both F. Murray Abraham and Ron Canada as admirals for the Planetary Union. Frakes also revealed Ted Danson makes an appearance. [Trek Movie]

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Doctor Who

Filming has wrapped on series eleven.

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Roswell, New Mexico

Original series star Shiri Appleby is slated to direct an episode of the Roswell reboot.

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What We Do in the Shadows

Ben Travers reports the What We Do in the Shadows TV series premieres spring 2019.

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Killjoys

Spoiler TV has images from episode 5 of season 4, “Greening Pains.” More at the link.

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With D’av’s new born son’s life on the line, the trio take desperate measures to save him.

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Wynonna Earp

The forest reveals its secret in the trailer for this week’s episode, “No Cure For Crazy.”


Preacher

Gran’ma makes a deal with the devil in a clip from next week’s episode, “The Tom/Brady.”


Fear the Walking Dead

Finally, AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the second half of season four.


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DISCUSSION

This past weekend didn’t have too much in the way of news involving Gunn and Disney. However, there were some interesting new people coming out in support of Gunn, making sure to keep the discussion going in some way or another. Brace yourselves, because this will be a longer than normal one, since this covered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. FYI, I decided against an O-Deck article for now, due to plenty of folks simply forgetting it exists.

Now, first Dave and Selma continued their vocal support of Gunn, with Dave being downright antagonistic towards Disney. I’m curious how the set of Vol. 3 is going to be if Disney decides to not rehire Gunn officially. Sounds like they may not get the best performance out of Drax, from what I can tell

https://www.cbr.com/dave-bautista-james-gunn-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

Vanity Fair also has an article on the situation with Bautista, and makes sure to point out how oddly silent Disney has been lately. Maybe they’re still hoping this will all blow over. Still, the fact that no one from the Marvel Studios side of things has commented on it is interesting.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/08/dave-bautista-james-gunn-firing-disney

Selma Blair continued to talk about how concepts like context and nuance are important, now more than ever. I’ll admit, I do enjoy the term “wonderful mob,” coming from Blair. Has a nice ring to it.

https://www.cbr.com/selma-blair-james-gunn-nuance-matters/?utm_content=buffer9b415&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_campaign=CBR-TW

Next for the new. Kurt Russell has come out in support of Gunn over the weekend, hoping that Gunn can be forgiven by the folks who have made him public enemy number one. Of course, that’s doubtful, as the general narrative the people who managed to get him fired consists of “those jokes are never funny, and therefore unforgivable.” So… good luck with them.

https://www.cbr.com/kurt-russell-defends-james-gunn/?utm_content=bufferd820e&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_campaign=CBR-TW

I’m sure you’ll notice that CBR has covered this ongoing story multiple times in just a few days by this point. Neat how a single site can manage to write multiple articles on a fairly important story that is still unfolding right now. Weird…

Next we have both David Hasselhoff and Mark Hamill himself sort of getting into the ring here.

Now, Hamill didn’t exactly say anything about Gunn (which isn’t too surprising), but that retweet sure is important and something I’m sure Horn and Iger are not happy about.

Finally, we have a decent article from Screenrant about the difficulty people face in getting Gunn rehired by Disney, along with the trouble in getting general audiences to really understand what happened. I’ve said pretty much the same thing, but hey, miracles sometimes happen. Still, I think Bobcat’s conversation with Stephen Colbert last week opened the door for a lot of people who had no idea what was going on.

https://screenrant.com/why-disney-rehire-james-gunn-guardians-galaxy/