new batwoman lead

Gotham City has a new Caped Crusader in town. God Friended Me actress Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman lead, replacing Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in season 2 of the CW series. Leslie, who will be the first Black actress to ever portray Batwoman in live-action, will be playing a new character named Ryan Wilder.

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the 1619 project

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests that are shaking up the current political landscape, Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Lionsgate and Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt Hannah-Jones landmark examination of racism in the U.S., The 1619 Project, for the screen.

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earwig and the witch us release

Studio Ghibli‘s first CG-animated film has a new U.S. distributor, a release date, and a title for American audiences. Earwig and the Witch, titled in Japan as Aya and the Witch, has been acquired by U.S. anime distributor GKIDS, which has set the film’s U.S. release date for 2021.

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ready player two publication date

Nearly a decade after Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One sci-fi novel became a smash success, a sequel is on its way to ply you with even more ’80s references (or perhaps we’ve reached the ’90s now?). Ready Player Two, the long-awaited sequel to Cline’s 2011 novel, is set to hit bookshelves this November.

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The film festival circuit has taken another casualty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Austin’s Fantastic Fest, a hugely popular genre festival that has been running for more than 15 years, announced that it is canceling its 2020 edition. However, Fantastic Fest has hopes that it can hold a virtual program to replace this year’s festival, and commit to a physical festival in 2021.

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the umbrella academy season 2 trailer

Class is back in session, at least for The Umbrella Academy. Netflix has released an official trailer for the second season of the TV series based on the comic book created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, which picks up on the superpowered family as they are transported back in time and must find a way to stop Doomsday from happening in 1963. Watch The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer below.

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peter pan and wendy cast

It’s a pirate’s life for Jude Law. The New Pope actor has signed on to star as the villainous (and in recent depictions, frequently hot) Captain Hook in Disney’s new live-action remake of Peter Pan, titled Peter Pan & Wendy, directed by David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon).

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brooklyn nine-nine future

Amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by Minnesota police officers killing George Floyd, TV shows centering around cops are starting to re-evaluate their priorities. One of those shows is the goodhearted NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which we learned last month is trying to grapple with its place as a comedy show about cops by scrapping its season 8 scripts and starting from scratch. But even star Andy Samberg, who has played Detective Jake Peralta on the show for all seven seasons, admits that moving forward with Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be “a challenge.”

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saint maud release date

Saint Maud is doomed for release date purgatory. A24 has pulled its religious horror movie from release once again, postponing the theatrical Saint Maud release date indefinitely after pushing it from its initial April release date for July 17.

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last night in soho tone

Despite flirting with the genre at the beginning of his career with 2004’s Shaun of the DeadEdgar Wright has never made a full-fledged horror film. But that’s all going to change when his highly anticipated psychological thriller Last Night in Soho hits theaters next year.

Wright has been hailed for his singular grasp on visual comedy and sleek action filmmaking, but psychological horror is something that he hasn’t really dipped his toes in. Which is why Last Night in Soho will “feel very different” from his past films, Wright teased in a new interview. While the filmmaker remained tight-lipped on details for the film, which features a star-studded cast led by Anya Taylor-Joy and takes place in both 1960s and contemporary London, Wright did have plenty new things to tease about the distinctive Last Night in Soho tone.

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