News Shotgun 6/2

  • Silver and Black removed from Sony calendar: The Black Cat/Silver Sable movie that was going to be part of Sony’s side character Spider-Man universe has been taken off of their release schedule.  They were looking at a February 9, 2019 release date with director Gina Prince-Bythewood but now has no new date and is just in limbo.
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey revealed: Leaked by a photo of a promo keychain of all things, Ubisoft officially revealed the next Assassin’s Creed is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which will take place in ancient Greece and seems to be putting the player in the sandals of a Spartan assassin but there will be more details during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference next weekend.
  • Better Call Saul Season 4 finally gets premiere date: Better Call Saul finally has a premiere date for Season 4, it will arrive on AMC on August 6th, followed by a new series called Lodge 49, which follows an ex-surfer mourning the death of his father who stumbles onto a quirky Masonesque lodge and it’s eccentric single member.
  • Creepy Crawlers movie in the works: The equivalent of Easy Bake Ovens for boys is getting a movie from Paramount.  Introduced in the 60’s, the Creepy Crawlers oven allowed you to create bugs, lizards and other creatures by filling molds with “Plastigoop” and then heating them in the oven, turning them into rubbery toys.  There’s no word on what the hell the movie’s plot would be but there is a slight precedent for narrative Creepy Crawlers with the 90’s animated series.
  • Andrew Lincoln leaving Walking Dead in Season 9: The Walking Dead seems to be nearing the end as, along with the diminishing ratings and terrible reviews, Andrew Lincoln will be leaving the series next season. Lincoln is, obviously, the main character Rick Grimes and that will be a major blow to the series and whatever story it has left to tell.  Lincoln will be in about half a dozen episodes next season and then Rick will leave the series for good.  AMC is apparently scrambling to get a deal in place with Norman Reedus to stay and step up to make Daryl the main star of the series.
  • Spawn movie officially confirmed at Blumhouse: Blumhouse officially confirmed they will be putting out a new movie based on 90’s icon Spawn with creator Todd McFarlane making his directorial debut.  Jamie Foxx will play Spawn aka Al Simmons, a special forces solider who is betrayed and killed but given a chance to get revenge and return to Earth as a soldier of Hell but he uses his new demonic powers to fight criminals instead.
  • NBC may be getting Blumhouse TV show: Speaking of Blumhouse, they are working on a TV branch of the horror factory with Blumhouse Presents and NBC may be getting the first entry under that label with Cul-De-Sac.  The show is in development and is a horror series where three suburban families who live on the titular cul-de-sac and start to realize something horrific has infiltrated their seemingly normal neighborhood.  NBC already announced their new shows for this coming fall, so this may come around next year if they decide to pick it up.
  • The Crow remake is dead again: The latest attempt to reboot James O’Barr’s iconic 90’s comic has seemingly failed again, with star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy both leaving the project.  The reboot has been off and on since at least 2011 and has gone through dozens of leads and directors.
  • James Marsden starring in Sonic the Hedgehog movie: The Westworld co-star has signed on to star in the upcoming movie adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, although it’s not clear if he will voice Sonic, who will be CG, or a human companion to the Blue Blur.  The movie is going to be a mix of CG and Live Action a la the Neil Patrick Harris starring Smurfs or Marsden’s own Hop and is looking for a November 2019 release.
  • Woody Harrelson confirms he’ll be in Venom…and it’s sequel: Woody Harrelson confirmed this week that he will appear in Venom…and it’s sequel?  Harrelson said he has a smaller role in the upcoming Tom Hardy starring movie but will be a major factor in the sequel.  This seems to add fuel to the fire that Harrelson may be playing Cletus Kassidy aka Carnage and his appearance in Venom may be a tease to a Venom vs Carnage smackdown in the sequel.
  • Jeff Goldblum putting out a Jazz album: Beloved Internet icon and movie star Jeff Goldblum is expanding into the world of music with a jazz album that is coming this fall.  Goldblum currently hosts a weekly jazz show in Los Angeles and has signed a deal with Decca Records to put out his debut album.  You know we’ll feature it whenever it comes out for Musical Montage.
  • Locke & Key may be coming to Netflix: The adaptation of Joe Hill’s fantastic horror comic series Locke & Key has been bouncing around for year, most recently getting passed on by Hulu but Netflix seems extremely close to picking it up for their service.  Netflix is in final negotiations with Hill and producer Carlton Cuse to give the series a season pick up. The show and the comic follows three siblings who move back to their family’s ancestral home following the death of their father and discover the house is home to a fantastical set of keys that possess powerful and sometimes frightening powers, like opening someone’s head to remove or add memories, transform into animals and much more.
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains Announced: The newest LEGO video game was announced just before E3 as WB and TT Games announced LEGO DC Super-Villains.  As you may have guessed from the title, you will be playing as and alongside the biggest villains in the DC comics universe, including Joker, Harley Quinnn, Deathstroke and Lex Luthor, as the Justice League as diappeared and a new, a most likely evil, group calling themselves the Justice Syndicate arrives to try and take their place.  You’ll create your own custom villain and gain more customization options and powers as you play through the campaign.  The game is coming on October 16th for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

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