Bassam Tariq in Early Talks to Direct Marvel Studios’ Blade

Deadline has reported that Bassam Tariq is in early talks to direct Marvel Studios’ Blade. For those who are not aware, the film was first announced at SDCC 2019 with Mahershala Ali playing the lead character. Stacy Osei-Kuffour will be working on the script for the film and Kevin Feige is set to produce. Eric Brooks aka Blade made his debut appearance in Dracula Issue 10, which was released in 1973. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. In the comics, Erik Brooks’ mother was bitten and…

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Angel Manuel Soto to Direct DC’s “Blue Beetle” Live-Action Film Adaptation

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Angel Manuel Soto will be directing the live-action film adaptation of the Blue Beetle. For those who unaware, there have been multiple incarnations of the Blue Beetle in DC Comics. The first incarnation of the character named Dan Garret made his debut appearance in Mystery Men Comics #1, which was released in August 1939. The comic was released and created by Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski under the name Charles Nicholas. The character was originally created for Fox Comics, which was later purchased by Charlton Comics…

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Mortal Kombat Film Trailer Streamed

Warner Bros. has updated their official Youtube channel with the first trailer for the upcoming “Mortal Kombat” film. The trailer features a look at the premise of the film and also showcases several of the main characters. Some of the highlights include a look at some of the battles between Sub-Zero and Scorpion as well as a first look of Goro in the film. The “Mortal Kombat” film will premiere in theaters and HBO Max on April 16. Warner Bros. also provided a synopsis for the film. In “Mortal Kombat,”…

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Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Production Team Announced

Earlier today, Toei released the production information and synopsis for the next Super Sentai series. The 45th entry in the long running franchise will officially be titled, “Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger.” Whereas, the series will premiere on TV Asahi on March 7 at 9:30 AM. However, more details will be revealed during the press conference, which will be held on January 15, 2021.    This series will revolve around a group of heroes who are trying to save the world against enemies who seek to destroy all parallel worlds. A human…

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Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux to Write “Deadpool 3”

Deadline has reported that Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux are set to write the script for the third Deadpool film. For those who were not aware, the Deadpool film franchise was slightly in a limbo as it seemed Disney was struggling to fit in the franchise within the MCU’s boundaries. This stems from the film being apart of a “R” rated film series, although Disney has constantly stated that a sequel would still maintain the “R” rating regardless. Additionally, Deadline has reported that David Leitch, who directed the second Deadpool film,…

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Taika Waititi to Direct & Co-write Theatrical Star Wars Film

The official Star Wars website has updated with an announcement that Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing a theatrical Star Wars film. Additionally, Krysty Wilson-Cairns will be joining him on the project as a screenplay writer for the film as well. For those who are not aware, this is not the first Star Wars project Taika has worked as as he recently voiced IG-11 on The Mandalorian. The website also announced that Leslye Headland will be working as the executive producer and showrunner on a separate Star Wars project for Disney+. These projects will join the currently running Star Wars productions including a Disney+…

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Joby Harold to Write Obi-Wan Series

Variety has reported that Joby Harold has been hired to write the Disney+ Obi-Wan series. Earlier last year it was reported that Hossein Amini would be the head writer for the series, although he has since left the project. Outside of Amini, it was reported that Ewan McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward, John Swartz and Jason McGatlin were announced as producers on the project. Additionally, production for the project was initially set to start in August 2020, however it is now set to start production in January 2021. No other details are confirmed at this time…

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Deborah Chow to Direct Disney+ “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Series

The official Star Wars website has updated with an announcement that Deborah Chow will be directing the upcoming Disney+ exclusive series based on Obi Wan Kenobi. Hossein Amini will be working as the writer on the project. Chow will serve double duty as an executive producer with the help of Amini, Ewan McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward, and John Swartz. Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President of Production, Jason McGatlin, will work as the co-producer. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about her inclusion on the project. “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet…

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Chin Han & Hiroyuki Sanada Join New Line’s “Mortal Kombat”

Variety has reported that Chin Han and Hiroyuki Sanada are the latest additions to the cast for New Line’s “Mortal Kombat.” Chin will be portraying Shang Tsung while Hiroyuki will be playing Scorpion. The confirmed cast of the film so far includes: Joe Taslim: Sub-Zero Mehcad Brooks: Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs Sisi Stringer: Mileena Ludi Lin: Liu Kang Tadanobu Asano: Raiden Lewis Tan: TBA Jessica McNamee: Sonya Blade Josh Lawson: Kano Chin Han : Shan Tsung Hiroyuki Sanada: Scorpion Earlier it was reported that Simon McQuoid will be making his directorial debut with the project and the current screenplay for the…

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Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson Join New Line’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ Cast

Deadline has reported that Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, and Josh Lawson have joined the cast of New Line’s Mortal Kombat film. While Tan’s role has not been confirmed at this time, Jessica and Josh will be portraying Sonya Blade and Kano, respectively. The confirmed cast of the film so far includes: Joe Taslim: Sub-Zero Mehcad Brooks: Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs Sisi Stringer: Mileena Ludi Lin: Liu Kang Tadanobu Asano: Raiden Lewis Tan: TBA Jessica McNamee: Sonya Blade Josh Lawson: Kano Earlier it was reported that Simon McQuoid will be making his directorial debut with the project and the current screenplay…

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