News Around the Net — UPDATED with Bond 25 Title
UPDATE: The Title of Bond 25 has been revealed:
It’s an OK title. A bit generic, but also sort of classic Bond sounding. I just hope this movie is better than SPECTRE, which I found to be heartbreakingly disappointing.
Recently I shared the exciting news that Brandon Routh would be reprising his role as Superman from the underrated Superman Returns in the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover that will be running through the DC “Arrowverse” TV shows in the fall. Now there’s even more exciting news: Kevin Conway, who voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman on Batman: The Animated Series and who is, for me, the definitive actor to play Batman, will finally be playing the character in live action! Mr. Conway will ALSO be appearing in this “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, apparently playing the elderly Bruce Wayne from Batman Beyond! I am so excited for this!! I have never before watched any of these “Arrowverse” shows, but it sure looks like I’ll be needing to tune in for this one…
The Matrix is heading back to theaters 8/30-9/5 in celebration of its 20th anniversary! Cool! Speaking of The Matrix: Lana Wachowski, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss are all apparently involved in making a new fourth Matrix film?? Wow, I did not expect that!!
This is interesting: apparently Stephen King himself has written a new “coda” for the ending of The Stand miniseries adaptation! I am very curious to see what Mr. King has added to the end of his famous story. (I’m actually in the middle of reading the novel for the first time, right now!)
Speaking of Stephen King, this is a great look back at The Green Mile, Frank Darabont’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s serialized novel. I love The Green Mile and think it’s a hugely underrated film.
This trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix film The Irishman looks spectacular:
Oh, man, that looks like classic Scorsese. Great cast. Intriguing story. I’m excited.
I didn’t know anything about Eddie Murphy’s new film Dolemite is My Name before watching this trailer, but now I can’t wait to see this:
That looks great! It’s fantastic to see Eddie Murphy back on the big screen in an interesting-looking movie, and the ensemble cast of the film looks amazing. (By the way, I highly recommend Eddie Murphy’s appearance on the newest batch of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Netflix show!)
This is great news: Atlanta has already been renewed for a fourth season, even though season three is still months away from release! I loved season one and season two, and I can’t wait for more.
CBS and Paramount are merging, which means that now the Star Trek film and TV franchises are being brought back together for the first time since those two corporations split back in 2006. I’m not sure what that will mean for future Trek projects, but having all of Trek together under one roof feels to me like it can only be a positive development.
Here’s a nice interview with Zoe Bell (talented stuntwoman and star of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof). She weighs in on the question of whether Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Cliff Booth murdered his wife… Speaking of that film, apparently there are rumors of a four-hour cut of the film for Netflix! I’d watch the heck out of that.
And wait a second — right now on Netflix there is an extended version of Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, recut as a four-episode mini-series…??? Whaaaat…?? How did I not know about this? I am intrigued to check this out. More Tarantino is always of interest to me…
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reuniting for a new TV series on Amazon?? Amazing! I love their movies and I adore their old British TV series Spaced. I can’t wait for this.
Hope to see you all back here soon!