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Want to get Arcade1Up’s new four-player X-Men cabinet with online multiplayer capabilities? What did an issue of Batman #1 recently sell for at auction? Why aren’t Batwoman‘s crossovers with Supergirl and Superman & Lois happening anymore? Will Marvel Studios release their Disney+ shows on Blu-ray/DVD? Which Marvel stars popped up to ask questions at the WandaVision launch event? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Liam Neeson retiring from action movies

Liam Neeson has had a strange career. For the longest time, he was thought of as a serious dramatic performer – the type of actor who starred in titles like Schindler’s List. Then came Taken, the 2008 flick that inexplicably turned Neeson into an action hero. Ever since TakenNeeson has stuck with his action star status – a move that sometimes backfired, like when the bleak drama The Grey was incorrectly marketed as a movie about Neeson fist-fighting some wolves instead of the harrowing meditation on death that it actually was. Now, it looks like Neeson is ready to retire from action films Then again…he’s said that before.

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tessa thompson hbo deal

Tessa Thompson is making big moves behind the scenes. The Sylvie’s Love actress has launched a new production company, which already has a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max. And if that’s not fast-moving enough, Thompson already has two projects underway under this first-look deal.

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Galaxy Quest 2

Tim Allen will never give up, and never surrender on the long-discussed Galaxy Quest sequel, even after the project was supposedly put to bed after the untimely and tragic death of co-star Alan Rickman. But five years after Galaxy Quest 2 was reportedly scrapped, Allen is holding out hope for the sequel to get off the ground, especially with its “fabulous script.”

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heart of stone

Gal Gadot must have a thing for stones, because after dealing with that magic wishing stone in Wonder Woman 1984 she’s starring in the Netflix movie Heart of Stone. Netflix just bought the worldwide rights to the film from Skydance, and it’s the second Skydance movie to be sold-off to a streamer this week, with the Chris Pratt Skydance film The Tomorrow War going to Amazon. Heart of Stone, which hasn’t begun filming yet, is an espionage thriller from writers Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder.

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dead pigs release

Before she made Birds of Prey, Cathy Yan made her feature debut with Dead Pigs, a film that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Despite high praise at Sundance, Dead Pigs was never released domestically (it did open in China in 2019, though). Now that’s finally going to change, with a Dead Pigs release exclusive to the streaming service Mubi. Per the official announcement, the film “speaks to our universal struggle with identity in the age of globalization, its diverse voices reflecting the future of American cinema – as it deals with prescient and timely conversations around equality, capitalism, and basic human connection in an increasingly divided world.”

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john carpenter horror audio

Horror maestro John Carpenter hasn’t directed a movie in more than a decade, and that doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon. But the director of movies like The Thing, Halloween, and The Fog is now set to explore the horror genre through a new medium: audio.

Carpenter and his wife, producer Sandy King Carpenter, have signed a deal with Serial Box to develop multiple horror audio shows and podcasts over the next two years which will fall under a new “John Carpenter Presents” banner. Get the details below.
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dungeons and dragons TV series

Hollywood has been trying to get a new Dungeons & Dragons movie off the ground for a few years now, and now they’re throwing a TV show into the mix as well. A new report states that plans are in motion for a Dungeons & Dragons TV show with John Wick franchise writer Derek Kolstad tackling some of the scripts. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Chris Pine was in talks to star in the Dungeons & Dragons movie.

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The Last of Us director

HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the mega-hit video game The Last of Us has made a change behind the camera.

Johan Renck, the Chernobyl and Breaking Bad director who was previously hired to helm the pilot for this series, apparently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Now a new report says the show’s producers have found his replacement in Kantemir Balagov, the director of the acclaimed Russian drama film Beanpole. Read More »

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moon knight villain

Ethan Hawke has been in Hollywood long enough to see himself become the villain. The Marvel villain, that is. The Good Lord Bird star will reportedly cross swords (or whatever weapons Moon Knight uses) with Oscar Isaac as the Moon Knight villain.

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