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Welcome to our new installment of Movie News Bits, where we cover a few smaller news pieces in one post. Today, we have a couple DC movie updates, some progress on the Nemesis film, some Fantastic Four fancasting, and movement on a new Red Sonja movie.

At an IMAX earnings call, CEO Greg Foster announced that Patty Jenkins will direct select sequences with IMAX cameras for the Wonder Woman sequel. Exact details on the IMAX sequences’ length are currently unknown. It has become a frequent technique to shoot blockbusters at least partially in IMAX. However, it’ll be bigger than ever with this month’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is shot completely with IMAX cameras.

Wonder Woman 2 stars Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal. The film will start shooting this summer for a November 1st, 2019 release.

Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke made his debut in Justice League‘s post-credits scene. While he might no longer be the villain of The Batman, the character will reportedly get his own solo movie, courtesy of The Raid director Gareth Evans.

Speaking with Variety at the Rampage premiere, Manganiello offered an update on the solo film. He confirms that things are “in the works.” He literally says nothing else. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Slade Wilson’s cinematic future soon.

For a while, a film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis comic has been in development. In 2015, the movie swapped from 20th Century Fox to Warner Bros., while Joe Carnahan was attached to write and direct. Now, we have an update.
It was announced (via THR) that former WB executive Sue Kroll has formed her own production banner, Kroll & Co. Entertainment. Among the movies she has picked up is Nemesis. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott and Jules Daly are also on board as producers. No word if Carnahan is still attached. Expect more news to come soon.

Following three underwhelming films, the Fantastic Four’s cinematic future is currently unclear, beyond a Doctor Doom movie and Disney’s pending acquisition of Fox. However, whenever the team does return to the big screen, one actor has thrown his hat into the ring.

Speaking with Screen Rant, John Krasinski sounds excited by the fancasting of him as Mister Fantastic and his wife Emily Blunt as Invisible Woman. “I would love that! I mean listen, I’m still getting into the whole superhero thing. I didn’t read comics as a kid, not as many, I read some but not as much, but I’m a huge superhero fan so yeah, I’d love to do something like that. If there are any left, a lot of these have been taken but the ones that are left, yeah, I would love to do something like that. And listen, I’d love to work with her again so any chance I got would be great.” You can check out Krasinski and Blunt together in this weekend’s new horror release, A Quiet Place.

And lastly, the new Red Sonja film is finally gaining some steam. According to Deadline, screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller is working on the script for the reboot. Miller has plenty of comic book movie history, having previously done Thor and X-Men: First Class. The new film is being financed by Millennium.

Miller gave the following statement to Deadline. “It’s an exciting opportunity to faithfully adapt the amazing Hyborean world Robert E. Howard created, and inject it with Sonja’s intelligence, ferocity, and fearless humanity. I want people to love Sonja the way I love her, and walk out of the theater understanding why she’s so popular and enduring. Sonja is an icon.”

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