Hollywould: Disney, ‘Star Trek,’ and ‘Castle Rock’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
Disney’s updated their release schedule for the next few years, and it’s a doozy: three new Star Wars films, the next Avatar sequels, and a couple of Marvel movies… among others. The Star Wars films hit in the Decembers of 2022, 2024, and 2026; the Avatar series, with its four additional films, will run from 2021 to 2027. Notably, the oft-delayed New Mutants will see a release date of April 3, 2020. Marvel’s films next year has yet to be announced, but candidates for the May 1st and November 6th releases include Black Widow, Shang Chi, or The Eternals.
Speaking of, Game of Thrones alum, Richard Madden, is “in talks” to join The Eternals as Ikaris— one of Marvel’s sort of Gods who aren’t Asgardians. If cast, he’d join Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.
The horror series Hellraiser is being reworked by writer David S. Goyer, according to Deadline.
“I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella. Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. […] we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”
Quentin Tarantino told /Film, “the script has been written,” for his long-discussed Star Trek project:
“It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.”
Fox has confirmed that despite the Disney merger, the Bob’s Burgers movie hits July 17, 2020, according to IndieWire.
What We Do in the Shadows
The vampires of What We Do in the Shadows will terrorize Staten Island for a second season, per the AV Club.
In an interview with IndieWire, director Greg Yaitanes indicated the next season of Castle Rock will feel more “urgent” than the last:
“We wanted to evolve the look on a visual level, and move [more] and be with characters more. One of the things that worked well with ‘The Queen’ was point of view. That episode had a strong point of view of character, so [we’re] bringing that into Annie’s story and giving the show […] more urgency this year, more tension. We’re taking the things that worked well in Season 1 and taking them up a level.”
“We’re seeing more of Castle Rock than we did last year. It’s set back in the town. We’re going back to familiar places, and new places the story didn’t touch on.”
Lupita Nyong’o rejoins Little Monsters director, Abe Forsythe, for Miss Universe that is described as “Men in Black meets Miss Congeniality.”
A bloody poster for Jessica Jones (the final season) hit Twitter:
"Everything changes, and nothing really changes. People die, new people are born, and we exist in between." The final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones is coming soon to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/NHHthvv1sP
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) May 6, 2019
Nobody really dies in Derry, according to It: Chapter 2:
Endgame spoilers ahoy in the latest Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer:
HBO’s Watchmen has its first full teaser:
Awkwafina wrestles with her cultural heritage in The Farewell:
The Lodge offers a sneak peek at its upcoming terror:
The cast of Fear the Walking Dead gets an Avengers-style power pose in this new teaser:
Here’s Sky Sharks, a movie where rocket-powered sharks fly around and terrify a bunch of scientists (no, really):