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Want to get your kids a new Spider-Man graphic novel for young readers? Did you hear Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda is canceled? Want some time travel tips from the cast of Agents of SHIELD? What does Ruby Rose have to say about the new Batwoman? How much is J.K. Simmons willing to do to help Zack Snyder’s Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Beauty and the Beast spinoff

A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the narrative of the movie. And while the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many a project over the past few months, it sounds like this one is still chugging full steam ahead.
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Tom Hanks on wearing masks

Everyone, please wear a mask when you go out into the world. I know it’s inconvenient. I know you’d rather not. But it’s just common sense. And more than that, it’s necessary. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Instead, listen to America’s dad, Tom Hanks. Hanks was one of the first prominent figures to catch the coronavirus, and he’s fed-up with people shunning masks. And if the guy who played Sully isn’t enough to convince you, maybe you’ll listen to Bill Nye. He’s a science guy, after all.

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Mr. Harrigan's Phone

The Stephen King adaptation renaissance shows no signs of going away anytime soon. Since King is so prolific and pumps out approximately a bajillion books a year, there will always be material to adapt. Case in point: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a short story that appeared in King’s recently published collection If It Bleeds, is now becoming a Netflix film. Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy are producing the flick for Netflix, with Saving Mr. Banks filmmaker John Lee Hancock attached to write and direct.

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Batman Forever Extended Cut

Batman Forever was already being discussed online more than usual this year thanks to the film celebrating its 25th anniversary. Then when director Joel Schumacher passed away recently, even more love was poured out for the goofy DC Comics sequel. Now the chatter has grown even more because there have been rumblings of a 170-minute “much darker, more serious” cut of the movie that’s just sitting somewhere waiting to be released to the masses. Read More »

The New York Times Presents

FX and Hulu are teaming for the documentary series The New York Times Presents, which will present standalone episodes focused on major stories from the newspaper of record. The series premieres today, July 10, with the first episode devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Episodes will air Fridays on both FX and Hulu. The series evolved from The Weekly.

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Hamilton Clip

On the July 10, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Rise of the Resistance virtual queue

When Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens at Walt Disney World in Florida on July 15, the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue will work a little bit differently than frequent guests are used to. Read More »

little monsters

Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.”

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scarface remake update new

Hollywood has been trying to say hello to a Scarface remake for a few years now, and it recently found an interesting, if surprising, new director in the form of Luca Guadagnino. Working with a script by the Coen Brothers, the Call Me By Your Name filmmaker is tackling the remake of the 1983 Brian De Palma movie starring Al Pacino, itself a remake of a film from 1932. While the ’32 Scarface was set in the 1920s, and the ’83 Scarface took place in 1980, Guadagnino says his Scarface is going to be “very timely.”

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