The Director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters Hints at the Film's Connection to Kong: Skull Island

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Disney’s live-action Mulan, and the Child’s Play and Charlie’s Angels reboots all pick up familiar faces. The CW’s superhero stars all hang out and answer burning questions. And our minds are reeling over Godzilla: King of Monsters’ connection to Kong: Skull Island in Legendary’s “Monsterverse.” Spoilers stomping this way!

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Charlie’s Angels

Variety reports Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska have been officially cast as the new Angels in Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming reboot.

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Child’s Play

That Hashtag Show reports Liv Tyler is in talks to play Karen Barclay, a role originated by Catherine Hicks in the original.


Mulan

Meanwhile, Jason Scott Lee (who you may remember as Mowgli from the 1994 adaptation of The Jungle Book) has been cast the villainous Bori Khan, “a warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father’s death.”

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Speaking to Rotten Tomatoes, director Michael Dougherty revealed part of the connective tissue between the Godzilla sequel and Kong: Skull Island in Legendary’s “Monsterverse.” He said, “We do bring back one character from Kong: Skull Island,” but added: “You’ll have to see the movie” to find out. Any guesses? Reminder: Skull Island took place in the ‘70s so we know it’s not young star Millie Bobby Brown...


Lady and the Tramp

Justin Theroux is the latest to join the live-action Lady and the Tramp as the voice of the Tramp himself.

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[Collider]


Aquaman

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II confirmed Aqualad is not in the movie.

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Halloween

Speaking with Yahoo, director David Gordon Green revealed the film includes a Donald Pleasance “soundalike.”

We have a Donald Pleasence soundalike. Because obviously he’s no longer with us, but having someone that could mimic his voice was a fun challenge. And we nailed it, I think. If I do say so myself. And then there’s a couple other [nods to the past films]. There’s a vocal cameo you may or may not notice till the end credits.

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The Lottery

A film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is now in development at Paramount. Jake Wade Wall will write the script, while Frank Marshall, Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Jackson’s son Laurence Hyman are set to produce.

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[Deadline]


Fixed/Black Knight

Deadline reports Hotel Transylvania’s Genndy Tartakovsky will direct two more animated films for Sony, an R-rated comedy titled Fixed and Black Knight, and adventure film.

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Pale Blue Dot

/Film has our first look at Natalie Portman as astronaut Lucy Cola.

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The Happytime Murders

Empire has an exclusive poster.

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First Man

IMAX has a quick teaser for its exclusive, four-minute IMAX preview available only in theaters in front of Mission: Impossible - Fallout.


American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Cody Fern has been cast as the elder Michael Langdon.

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States of America

Batman and Mr. Miracle writer Tom King is developing a television series with Topic Studios and Playground Entertainment. According to Deadline, the series is set “in a deeply divided U.S. that with an unprovoked act of war has been forced to suffer foreign occupation for the sake of a tentative peace. Combining the thrill and intrigue of speculative fiction with the modern fears and anxiety of the War on Terror, the series explores a world where the old, small differences that divide this country have become the war cries of new nations.”

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Legends of Tomorrow/The Flash

The casts of Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash field questions in a pair of new livestream videos.


Supergirl

Supergirl moves to Sundays with the Charmed reboot in a new promo.


Cloak & Dagger

Finally, Tyrone and Tandy are finally ready to get down to business in the trailer for “Colony Collapse,” next week’s season finale (wait, really?).


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DISCUSSION

Here’s my usual daily drop of Gunn/Cernovich related news. As always, I’m sure folks on here will find something I missed, and I always appreciate anyone adding it in a comment here. If you’re in the greys, I’ll make sure to star as usual.

The first is a Collider article I rather liked, especially for this bit.

Before Friday, we were watching Gunn find himself on-screen among the stars. The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are, boiled down, stories about shitty people—rascals, thieves, assassins, criminals—learning through intense trial and error to be less shitty. Not just that, but the literal magic that comes with the realization that your past does not define you. One of the most genuinely insane opinions I’ve seen come out of this situation is, “I still love the Guardians movies, but I can’t support Gunn.” You learned nothing.

http://collider.com/james-gunns-firing-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

Next up is another Forbes article about how Disney can try and save some damn face after getting played so easily.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/07/26/how-disney-and-marvel-can-save-face-after-firing-james-gunn-from-guardians-3/#226483873ebc

And finally a Variety article that’s sort of connected, and covers Rian Johnson deleting a good number of tweets, due to his own fear of neo Nazis weaponizing past comments against him.

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/rian-johnson-deleted-tweets-james-gunn-firing-1202887066/

Now, a final thing. If someone wants to have a conversation with me about this, well that’s great. I welcome that, from anyone with any perspective on the matter. However, if your conversation starts out with you shoveling your own shit into your mouth while screaming things about me supporting pedophilia, being a pedophile myself, or using buzzwords like “libtard,” and others, then I’ll treat you with the same respect you’ve decided to treat me and will simply dismiss you. So, don’t waste your energy or time, is what I’m saying. Before you comment with anything, I advise you to take a step back and think, “is this something I would say to a stranger in public?” Of course, if the answer is yes and you still go the shit shoveling route, that won’t change what will happen, except I’ll simply add that I feel you need some serious counseling at that point.

I’ll be on the road a lot this morning taking my wife to an appointment at Vanderbilt I wasn’t expecting, so I won’t be able to reply like I normally do, but I’ll get back to anyone I can once I’m able to post. Have a great Friday mates.