Welcome to the latest round of Movie News Bits. Today, we have some updates on a couple Marvel-based movies, a DC movie update, and some tidbits on the animation front.
- It was recently revealed that a new Supergirl movie is in the works at Warner Bros. and DC Films. Now, we know what type of director they’re looking for. Unsurprisingly, the studio is keen on hiring a female filmmaker to tackle this project. This comes after Ava DuVernay on New Gods, Cathy Yan on Birds of Prey, and Patty Jenkins on the Wonder Woman franchise. The studio is also developing Batgirl, but that doesn’t have a director. Needless to say, it looks like WB/DC are emphasizing on women to boost the franchise. (Source: Deadline)
- Marvel has been very quiet on plans for its post-Avengers 4 slate, but now, we know when one movie will begin shooting. A new report says that Marvel is planning to start filming a new movie in June 2019 in the United Kingdom. The three options are said to be Black Widow, Doctor Strange 2, and The Eternals. Considering how far along Black Widow is, this seems to be the most likely choice, but Doctor Strange 2 isn’t impossible either. We’ll just have to wait and see. Whatever this movie is, it will likely land one of Marvel’s Summer 2020 release dates. (Source: GWW)
- After the success of Deadpool 2, fans have been waiting for word on Deadpool 3. Despite the film’s success, star Ryan Reynolds sounded hesitant about doing another solo film. However, a new rumor says that director David Leitch is attached to return for the threequel. Leitch has a couple other movies lined up, so that, along with Reynolds’ commitment to X-Force, means that Deadpool 3 likely won’t happen for a while. This also comes as Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox and has shown interest in continuing the Deadpool franchise. But again, as of this writing, this is just a rumor for now, since this is far from confirmed. (Source: GWW)
- One of the most exciting additions to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Nicolas Cage, who voices the Spider-Man Noir version of Peter Parker. In a new interview, Cage talked about his inspiration for the role, as well as the film’s humor. “I tried to channel those noir films with [Humphrey] Bogart, and have those kinds of sounds that he might make with [James] Cagney, or Edward G. Robinson, that kind of way of talking. I tried to give the character that. It was a lot of fun. I think it should be quite funny. The movie definitely has a sense of humor, and that’s a good thing because it’s good for the whole family.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14th. (Source: Entertainment Weekly)
- Dave Filoni has been a major player in Star Wars animation, overseeing shows The Clone Wars, Rebels, and the upcoming Resistance. But after 2008’s The Clone Wars, will the franchise ever get another animated movie? Filoni explains that the focus is on telling high-quality stories regardless of the medium, and the fans are satisfied with the products no matter what. “I think the one thing that we’ve been able to achieve with the Star Wars animation we’ve done is that the people, the fans really accept it as part of the story, and the medium doesn’t matter to the vast majority of them. Where sometimes people look at animation and think of it as something other, or something different than the rest of the story.” Do you hope to see a new animated Star Wars movie one day? (Source: ComicBook)