Our new Batman speaks on…Batman motion figures. The Marvel vs. DC rivalry is about to get an enormous bump. Plus updates from Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Star Wars Resistance and extra. Spoilers in spaaaaaaace….

The Batman

Director Matt Reeves has now formally confirmed what we beforehand reported—Andy Serkis will play Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman.

Speaking of Batman, Variety posted one other Actors on Actors piece yesterday pairing Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Lopez and so they very briefly touched upon the Caped Crusador:

Lopez: Why “Batman”?

Pattinson: With “Batman,” there was one thing — I was very targeted on it. It stored coming again into my head.

Lopez: So you sought out the half?

Pattinson: Well, not sought it out instantly. But I was all in favour of it. I don’t know what it’s, which occurred within me, however I was like, “I kind of want to do it.” I like doing one thing which an viewers doesn’t know that it needs, and take a look at to get it out of them: “Oh yeah, you want to play Batman.”

Lopez: You’re going to be Batman.

Pattinson: And that’s loopy! Let me let you know one thing. Whenever I see that little motion determine, I nonetheless haven’t actually bought my head round it but. 


Deadline reviews Juliette Lewis, Grace Van Patten, and Mia Goth at the moment are hooked up to star in Karen Cinorre’s directorial debut, Mayday, “a fantastical female-driven action film” specializing in “a young woman named Ana (Van Patten) who is transported to a dreamlike and dangerous land where she joins up with a band of female soldiers engaged in a never-ending war along a rugged coast.”

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood

Deadline additionally reviews Andy McQueen, Freda Foh Shen and Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest/Da Vinci’s City Hall) have joined the solid of Hulu’s upcoming Books of Blood film from director Brannon Braga and producer Seth McFarlane. McQueen will play Steve, “a dim hit man” whereas Shen performs Ellie, “a retired RN” and “avid gardener” who lives along with her husband, Sam (Campbell) “a sturdy, outgoing man whose good humor and seemingly good heart perfectly balance his wife’s warmth.”

The Mandalorian

An oddly soundless behind-the-scenes video that includes George Lucas visiting the set of the Disney+ sequence has surfaced.

In different intriguing tidbits, in an interview with Variety, Disney chief Alan Horn was requested about doing the reverse of bringing the Marvel film characters to Disney+ and maybe making a film bounce from the small display screen as a substitute (one thing beforehand coated by Kevin Feige).

In response, Horn revealed {that a} function primarily based on Disney Plus’ tentpole authentic sequence and “Star Wars” spinoff “The Mandalorian,” as an example, won’t be out of the query.

“‘The Mandalorian’ is already proving to be a big thing, so if that series proves to be so compelling that we reverse engineer it into a theatrical release, a two-hour film or whatever, O.K.,” Horn stated.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Speaking of George, in a current interview with Total Film (through Games Radar), J.J. Abrams revealed he held a gathering with Lucas to focus on the nature of midi-chlorians, the controversial Force-sensitive microbes launched in The Phantom Menace.

Yes, there have been some conversations about Midi-chlorians – he loves his Midi-chlorians. But it was a really useful factor. Sitting with him is a deal with, simply to hear him discuss, as a result of it’s fucking George Lucas speaking about Star Wars. I at all times really feel it’s a present to hear him discuss that stuff. Because the impact that he had on me at 10 years previous is totally profound.

Black Christmas

Blumhouse’s Black Christmas remake has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking.” Notably, each the 1974 authentic and its 2006 remake have been rated R.


Marvel vs. DC

Anthony and Joe Russo (aka the Russo Brothers) have arrange a documentary sequence to government produce subsequent for Quibi. Deadline reviews, “The sequence is impressed by Reed Tucker’s e book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC. The competitors between the publishers truly dates again to the FDR years and the publication of Action Comics No. 1 (which launched Superman and launched DC) and Marvel Comics No. 1 (which launched Namor the Sub-Mariner), nevertheless it was the revolutionary 1960s relaunch of Marvel by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko that gave the rivalry an urgency that reworked the market.”

The Tomorrow War

Chris McKay’s The Tomorrow War is now scheduled for a December 25, 2020 launch date.


The Peripheral

The Wrap additionally reviews Amazon has formally ordered the sequence primarily based on William Gibson’s time journey novel, The Peripheral, from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. In the phrases of a press launch, the sequence’ facilities on Flynne Fisher, “a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her.”


Production has wrapped on Arrow’s eighth and closing season.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Shout Factory has introduced it is going to proceed its annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon this Thanksgiving with “six classic episodes” and brand-new host segments with Crow and Tom Servo.

Star Wars Resistance

A preview for subsequent week’s episode summarized thusly: “When Kaz and team arrives on a mysterious planet to buy supplies, they find the outpost has been abandoned and a secret Sith Temple has been raised.”


Betty and Jughead examine a homicide in the trailer for subsequent week’s episode of Riverdale, “The Ice Storm.”

Nancy Drew

Finally, Nancy Drew holds a seance in the trailer for subsequent week’s episode, “The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen.”.

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