But Wonder Woman 2 is coming a little sooner than you’d expected. The writer behind the It movie is bringing Are You Afraid of the Dark? back to life. Paul Bettany teases his Solo: A Star Wars Story character. Plus, gorgeous Justice League posters, and Nazi Oliver Queen strikes in new footage from the big CW/DC crossover. Spoilers now!
Man of Steel 2
Speaking with the Washington Times, producer Charles Roven revealed there is currently no script for a second Superman movie, though “various story ideas” have been discussed.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
A film adaptation of the Canadian horror anthology series is in development at Paramount Players, a new division of Paramount Pictures. Gary Dauberman (It) has been hired to write the screenplay. [Variety]
Screenwriter Danny McBride discusses how the new Halloween film came to be:
We pitched to Carpenter, and he was into it, which kind of blew David and me away, but I still think nobody was really talking about Jamie… I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to. So [director David Gordon Green] and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
During a panel at Rhode Island Comic-Con, Paul Bettany referred to his character as a “a very cool intergalactic gangster,” which is a very nebulous but unsurprising description of a character in a movie about Han Solo. [CBM]
Wonder Woman 2
Warner Bros. has moved up the sequel’s release date to November 1st, 2019.[Deadline]
The Tracking Board reports Sam Mendes has left Disney’s live-action Pinocchio, which has lead to speculation that the director could potentially return to the Bond franchise once more, after his work on Skyfall and Spectre.
Rob Liefeld meets with Cable in a new set photo.
Warner Bros. has released six watercolor character posters for the film’s Chinese market. [Screen Rant]
Filming has wrapped on the pilot, so sayeth Kevin Bacon.
A TV series based on the popular video game franchise (turned not great movie) about a mysterious, genetically enhanced clone assassin known only as Agent 47 is in development at Hulu, with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad at the helm. [Deadline]
Once Upon a Time
OUAT ominously lifts a title from a Batman classic for episode 13 of the new season, “Knightfall.”
Mon-El returns in the teaser for next week’s episode, “Wake Up”.
Crisis on Earth-X
Finally, here’s an ominous new promo for the CW’s massive four-part DC crossover event, featuring Nazi Oliver Queen.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.