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News Shotgun 10/10

Posted on October 10, 2020 by

  • Space Mountain movie in development: Disney is looking to another of its iconic rides for a new movie with Space Mountain in development.  Joby Harold, who wrote the screenplay for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, is writing Space Mountain, which is only being described as a “family adventure” with the ride as inspiration.
  • Camp Cretaceous renewed for season 2: Get ready to head back to camp on Isla Nublar as Camp Cretaceous on Netflix has been renewed for a season 2.  The season was already completed alongside the first season and will debut sometime next year and the cast voicing the campers trapped during the events of Jurassic World will return.
  • Green Lantern series officially greenlit for HBO Max: HBO Max is officially getting a Green Lantern series from Greg Berlanti.  The series will follow a bunch of the famous Green Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott.  This will be Berlanti’s second try with Green Lantern, as he worked on the script for the Ryan Reynolds movie.  The first season of the show will be 10 episodes.
  • Soul coming straight to Disney+: In unshocking news, the next Disney/Pixar movie Soul will be skipping theaters and going to Disney+.  This won’t be a “Premium Access” release like Mulan and will instead be a regular release accessible to all Disney+ subscribers.  The movie will drop on Disney+ on Christmas Day.
  • Rambo coming to Mortal Kombat 11: After being rumored due to a data mining leak, Netherealm officially revealed that Rambo is coming to Mortal Kombat 11 in their next “Kombat Pack” as well as in the new Ultimate Edition of the game that will arrive on current-gen consoles along with the PS5 and Xbox Series X.  Stallone will voice Rambo with a slew of new dialogue and it appears he has at least his M60 machine gun as a weapon.  Both the Ultimate Edition and Kombat Pack 2 will be out on November 17th.
  • Doctor Strange is in Spider-Man 3: Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange in the upcoming third MCU Spider-Man movie, seemingly adding more evidence that that movie will be a crazy multiverse extravaganza.  Jamie Foxx was announced last week to be returning as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and rumors are swirling of other characters from the Garfield and Maguire universes could appear as well.  The movie is expected to start shooting later this month.
  • Batmobile preschool show coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network: Warner Bros. Animation is developing an animated series for preschoolers based around the Batmobile.  Batwheels will follow an anthropomorphic Batmobile named Bam that teams up with other iconic DC vehicles to fight crime around Gotham City.  The show will air on both HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
  • New Resident Evil Movie gets casting: While Netflix has two different Resident Evil shows in development, a new movie is on the way as well from Constantin Films.  Kaya Scodelario will play Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen will play Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper will play Albert Wesker, Robbie Amell will play Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia will play Leon Kennedy and Neal McDonough will play William Birkin.  Based on the casting, it seems like this movie will feature or be inspired by the first two Resident Evil games, although there’s no specific plot details at this time.  Johannes Roberts, who directed the 47 Meters Down movies, is directing the movie.
  • Movie delays: As the pandemic still rages, more movies are moving out of this year.  Dune has moved all the way to October 2021 and The Batman is delayed until March 4th, 2022.
  • Paddy Considine starring in Game of Thrones prequel: The Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, has cast Paddy Considine as Viserys Targaryen, who was the rare “warm, kind and decent” member of the Targaryen family.  The show takes place 300 years before Game of Thrones and follows the Targaryen family as they rule Westeros.
  • GLOW Canceled: Despite a fourth season renewal, Netflix has reversed course and canceled GLOW.  The reasoning was the difficulties of production with the pandemic still raging.  The fourth season completed shooting 1 episode of season 4 before having to shut down production in March.
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