A lot has been happening in the world of film and TV over the past month, and if you’ve been too busy to keep up with all the latest news, do not fret. We’ve been keeping our ear close to the ground and have some of the best news from the big and small screens wrapped up in one handy place.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s check out all the latest hot goss from the world of entertainment.
The Wheel of Time
Amazon’s epic fantasy adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time has not only already commenced filming its second season, but we now have a release date and a new poster. The Wheel of Time is set to hit Amazon Prime Video this November.
See you in November, Dragonsworn. pic.twitter.com/kYJKpO2SGD
— The Wheel Of Time (@TheWheelOfTime) July 23, 2021
The highly anticipated Dune remake set to hit cinemas this October has released a new trailer. This latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel promises to be an epic of spectacular proportions.
Meanwhile, the spinoff prequel series Dune: The Sisterhood currently in development has signed The Vampire Diaries and The Haunting of Bly Manor’s Diane Ademu-John as a new showrunner.
Big things are afoot in the DC universe, first of all with a new Titans season three trailer ahead of its August debut in the US.
Secondly, DCEU has cast its new Batgirl for the solo film planned for the HBO Max streaming service. In the Heights star Leslie Grace has been cast as Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham PD’s Commissioner Gordon, and will be donning the cowl using a script penned by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson.
Reports are that Michael B. Jordan is putting his own Superman project together for HBO Max, focusing on Val Zod as the lead character. This project is separate from the big screen Superman project being produced by J.J. Abrams.
Ahead of The Suicide Squad’s upcoming release, director James Gunn and John Cena have officially wrapped filming on the spin-off Peacemaker series intended for release in early 2022.
And that’s a wrap on Day 131 & Season One of #Peacemaker. Less than a year ago I pitched a vague pitch to @HBOMax – here we are 11 months later with 8 astounding episodes in the can. Cast & crew: I love you all. Thank you for putting your hearts & souls into this project.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 13, 2021
The full cast list for DC’s animated Injustice movie has been released, and it’s a big one. Joining the film are: Justin Hartley (Superman), Anson Mount (Batman), Laura Bailey (Lois Lane), Zach Callison (Damian Wayne), Brian T. Delaney (Green Lantern), Brandon Micheal Hall (Cyborg), Oliver Hudson (Plastic Man), Gillian Jacobs (Harley Quinn), Yuri Lowenthal (Mirror Master/Flash/Shazam), Derek Phillips (Nightwing/Aquaman), Kevin Pollak (Joker), Anika Noni Rose (Catwoman), Reid Scott (Green Arrow), Faran Tahir (Ra’s al Ghul), and Janet Varney (Wonder Woman).
LOKI SPOILER: With Loki opening up the multiverse, Marvel has dropped a new trailer for their upcoming animated series What If…?, which shows classic MCU moments if things had turned out differently, and even features the final performance of Chadwick Boseman as the voice of T’Chala.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently took over the official Marvel Twitter account for a Black Widow watch party and answered a few burning questions from fans. When asked if fans would ever get to see more of David Harbour’s Red Guardian, he said: ‘I certainly want to,’ and in another tweet suggested he may potentially face off against Sam Wilson’s Captain America at some point.
Hi everyone, excited to kick off this #BlackWidowWatchParty with you now. Follow along for some behind-the-scenes stories from the making of #BlackWidow. I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions along the way. Let’s press play ▶️ – KF
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 20, 2021
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 20, 2021
Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool has (sort of) found his way into the MCU, sitting down with Thor: Ragnarok’s Korg for a reaction video to Reynold’s upcoming Free Guy movie which also stars Taika Waititi.
While no official release dates have yet been announced, Marvel VP Victoria Alonso has confirmed that both the Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel Disney+ series will hit TV screens by the end of this year.
Interview With the Vampire
The upcoming TV series reboot of Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire has found its director in the form of Game of Thrones’ Alan Taylor. Season one is planned for a 2022 release.
The legacy of the Ghostbusters lives on, with Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard seen behind the wheel of Ecto-1 in the latest trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film, featuring Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, as well as the star-studded original cast, is set for release in Australia on December 2.
Army of the Dead
The prequel anime series to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is getting an official 2022 release. Titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, the series will chart the early days of the Las Vegas zombie outbreak only glimpsed in the film’s opening sequence.
Meanwhile, the prequel film Army of Thieves is also on track for a release later this year on Netflix.