News Shotgun 9/17

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  • Marvel heroes taking on monsters in masssive event next year: Marvel announced a new event starting in January of next year called Monsters Unleashed, that will pit all the Marvel superheroes against an onslaught of gigantic monsters, including classic monstrous villains like Fin Fang Foom.
  • Showtime cancels Roadies: Showtime has cancelled the Cameron Crowe dramedy Roadies after one season.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead starring in Fargo Season 3: Winstead will be the playing Nikki Swango, “a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing” who has some sort of plan now that she’s out of jail.  Ewan McGregor is co-starring as a pair of brothers and Carrie Coons, of The Leftovers, is playing police chief Gloria Burgle.  The new season is back in the present day but won’t feature any characters from season one, although there may be an older version of a character from season two.
  • High Noon getting remade: One of the most iconic and classic westerns of all time is getting remade by Relativity Media, this time set in modern day along the US/Mexican border.
  • Mission Impossible 6 back on track: After a delay because of salary negotiations between Tom Cruise and Paramount, MI6 is back on track and will start production in spring of next year.  Christopher McQuarrie is back to direct after directing Rogue Nation and Rebecca Ferguson will return as Ilsa Faust.
  • Todd McFarlane still working on new Spawn movie: On Kevin Smith’s new AMC show Geeking Out!, Todd McFarlane shared new details about the Spawn movie he’s still trying to get made.  He said it would be hard R and more like a horror movie, with a spectre like Spawn lurking in the background and not look or feel anything like the 90’s film.
  • Evangeline Lilly and Adam Scott starring in new Netflix comedy movie: Scott plays Gary, who marries Lilly’s Samantha and becomes the step-dad to her six year old son, only to discover he’s actually the Antichrist.  The movie is called Little Evil and it’s directed by Eli Craig, who previously brought us the excellent horror/comedy Tucker and Dale vs Evil.  It should be out sometime next year on Netflix.
  • HBO and Cinemax coming to Playstation Vue: HBO Now is finally arriving on the Playstation platforms as both a standalone app and as an add on if you have Playstation Vue.  Cinemax will also be available as a Vue add-on and both are an additional $15 a month.
  • Female lead cast in Pacific Rim 2: Newcomer Cailee Spaeny will co-star with John Boyega and Scott Eastwood in the upcoming sequel to Pacific Rim, directed by Steven S. DeKnight.
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed: Ubisoft has delayed the follow-up to The Stick of Truth into the first quarter of 2017, citing that the development team wants to make sure the “make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal”
  • New Resident Evil CG movie on the way: Called Resident Evil: Vendetta, the new movie is an original story that will be like Resident Evil 1 and seems to possibly feature Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield based on promo images from the Tokyo Game Show.  The movie is out in Spring next year in Japan and proabably shortly after in other countries.  Takashi Shimizu, who directed The Grudge, is executive producing this new movie.
  • Monster Hunter getting a movie: Capcom revealed at Tokyo Game Show that a live action, Hollywood adaptation of the hugely popular multiplayer game series Monster Hunter is in development.  There’s no specific details about plot, characters or release date.
  • Harley Quinn spin-off movie confirmed by Warner Bros: Universally considered one of the best parts of Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie will star in a spin-off movie featuring Harley Quinn, as confirmed by Warner Bros this week.  Robbie will also produce and the rumor is that will also feature other female DC characters like Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.
  • Star Trek: Discovery delayedThe new Star Trek series was originally scheduled to launch in January of next year but it’s been delayed until May of next year.  The first episode will air on CBS proper but the rest of the series will be exclusive to their online streaming service CBS All Access.
  • Bloodline cancelled at Netflix: Netflix’s family drama starring Kyle Chandler has been cancelled at Netflix and the upcoming third season will be the show’s last.
  • Batman: The Animated Series VR experience coming soon: Hasbro is bringing a new Batman: The Animated Series adventure to their rebooted, VR View-Master.  A new Batman branded version of the headset will be out which you place a smartphone into like Google Cardboard and then the “reels” have codes for app to download.  Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong and Loren Lester are reprising their roles from the series.
  • Fox making an action movie around Stan Lee: Fox is making a 70’s set movie based on Marvel architect Stan Lee but instead of a normal biopic, they are turning Stan’s life into an action movie that Fox is comparing to Kingsman or the Roger Moore Bond movies.
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection coming to current gen consoles: Arguably the best Assassin’s Creed games are getting remastered for the current gen consoles with The Ezio Collection.  Featuring Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood and Revelations, the collection will be out on November 15th and also feature an $8 off coupon for the Assassin’s Creed movie.
  • Regular Show ending after upcoming season: The upcoming eighth season of Regular Show will be it’s last and will take place entirely in orbit, as at the end of last season, the entire cast was blasted into space.
  • Toxic Avenger remake gets a director: The Troma classic is getting remade and now Conrad Vernon, who co-directed this summer’s Sausage Party, has been hired to direct.  The original plan was a more family friendly PG-13 version of Toxie with Arnold Schwarzenegger co-starring as Toxie’s trainer and mentor, The Exterminator, but all of that might be scrapped as that was all rumored in 2013.
  • Archer wins Outstanding Animated Program Emmy: Sterling Archer and the gang finally have their first Emmy win as Archer won Outstanding Animated Program for “The Figgis Agency” at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony last week.  The full Emmy ceremony is tomorrow (9/18)
  • Mr. Sinister confirmed as the villain of Wolverine 3: Fox has confirmed what was hinted at in the X-Men: Apocalypse after credits scene, that Mr. Sinister aka Nathan Essex will be the main villain of Wolverine 3.  This will be Hugh Jackman’s last time playing Wolverine and it’s been heavily speculated to be based on Old Man Logan but nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
  • Benicio Del Toro in talks to star in the new Predator movie: Del Toro is apparently in talks to take on the iconic alien monster in Shane Black’s upcoming sequel “The Predator”, which is supposed to arrive in 2018.  Fred Dekker, who directed The Monster Squad, co-wrote the script with Black.

 

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