Hollywould: Superman, ODB, Louis C.K., and More
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:
Henry Cavill Out as Superman
Looks like Warner Brothers is cleaning house: Henry Cavill’s been given the boot as Superman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move looks like the studio is shifting away from Superman as the center of its cinematic universe—and who knows how much of that will hang around—and moving towards its upcoming Supergirl project. (Also, Cavill couldn’t do a cameo in next year’s Shazam due to scheduling issues. Mustache revenge?)
Mark Ruffalo on Avengers 4
During an appearance on The Marvelists, Mark Ruffalo stated that the upcoming reshoots for Avengers 4 will actually complete the film:
“Well we’re doing reshoots starting in September. And then we’ll go back into the international tour, we’ll go on tour… Then you guys will get [Avengers 4]. Which we don’t even know what it’s gonna be yet. We’re not just doing reshoots, we’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year… It’s pretty amazing. And we’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it cause we wanna take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Biopic From Sony
The Hollywood Reporter has word that a biopic about legendary rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (aka Big Baby Jesus, aka Dirt McGirt, aka Freeloading Rusty, aka Little Billy Clinton, aka…) is in development. The film will be executive produced by Wu-Tang Clanmate/cousin RZA.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is Set to Be an Original
While speaking with /Film, Are You Afraid of the Dark? co-writer Gary Dauberman said that the movie will not adapt any of the TV series’ stories:
“It is a completely original story I came up with, but it still has the Midnight Society and it still has the campfire. That show is so important to me. I didn’t want to age it down too much because for it’s time, it had some really disturbing episodes and some really dark episodes. Not every story the Midnight Society told ended with happily ever after or a person learning their lesson and it will never happen again. I really embraced that side of things and I think it’s been a long time. I think fear is healthy for kids. I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark. I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times. I think it’s got a great message. I think it’s got a great heart to it but it is still scary. I think that’s great. I think it’s going to open it up to a wider audience.”
Jordan Peele to Summon the Candyman?
According to Bloody Disgusting, rumor has it Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele is in talks to relaunch the Candyman franchise.
Anna Taylor-Joy Talks New Mutants Reshoots
Speaking with Collider, Anna Taylor-Joy discussed her optimism regarding New Mutants reshoots:
“I don’t find [the delay] frustrating because when the film comes out, we want it to be something that will make the fans truly happy. Taking the time to do it, whilst people might find it a little bit frustrating to wait for it, when we deliver it, it’s going to be fantastic. That’s the most important thing. And getting the opportunity to play the character again is just great.
I think we’re making the movie that we set out to make, in the beginning. That’s what we’re going to end up delivering to people. It feels like the movie we all signed up to do, which is good.”
The CW to Revive Nancy Drew
Deadline reports that Gossip Girl creatives Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are set to launch a new Nancy Drew series on The CW. Penned by The Magicians‘ Noga Landau, the “untitled project is centered on 18-year-old Nancy Drew in the summer after her high school graduation. Nancy thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation—and along the way, she uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.” Mystery!
Chloë Grace Moretz Shuns I Love You, Daddy
While promoting Greta at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chloë Grace Moretz revealed that she thinks her film with Louis C.K., I Love You, Daddy (about a father dealing with his daughter’s associations with a Woody Allen-esque pervy artist), should stay shelved:
“I think the movie that we made shouldn’t be seen, I think it should go away. I don’t think that it’s a perspective or a story that needs to be told in this day and age, especially in the wake of everything that’s come to light.”
Pulled from a promotion for the new PS4 Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a sneak peek with a new trailer:
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