Bond 25 director

It’s like something out of a James Bond movie: an auteur director parts ways with the franchise, leaving the Bond 25 director slot wide open as a ticking clock counts down on the studio possibly losing its 2019 release date. Danny Boyle’s departure means that Eon Productions and MGM are on the hunt for a new director, and a new report says they’re now looking at two new options as potential contenders for the job: Bart Layton (American Animals) and S.J. Clarkson (Star Trek 4).
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star trek 4 update

There’s a lot happening in the world of Star Trek. In addition to Star Trek: Discovery and other Trek shows coming to CBS, there’s also Star Trek 4, and Quentin Tarantino‘s possibly R-Rated TrekStar Trek movie franchise actor Simon Pegg is making the rounds promoting Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which means he’s getting asked Star Trek questions every now and then. Pegg offered a Star Trek 4 update, mostly concerning new director S.J. Clarkson, as well as a possible start-date for Tarantino’s Star Trek.

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star trek 4 director

Star Trek 4 has found a director: S.J. Clarkson, who will be the first woman to helm a Trek film. Paramount is developing two different Star Trek films: the Quentin Tarantino R-Rated Trek, and Star Trek 4, which will serve as a sequel to the rebooted Star Trek film franchise. More on the Star Trek 4 director below.

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the defenders director

Everything we know for sure about The Defenders can be neatly folded into one relatively simple sentence. Here goes. Ahem: The Defenders is an eight-episode series executive produced by Daredevil’s Douglas Petrie, and Marco Ramirez will see the lead characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist teaming up to take on a larger threat and a lead villain played by Sigourney Weaver. Almost everything else, including the most-likely-true theory that this makeshift superhero team will be taking on the evil ninja organization known as The Hand (introduced in Daredevil season 2), is pretty much speculation at this point.

But now we can add another piece of information in the “known facts” column. Director and Marvel veteran S.J. Clarkson has been brought on to direct episodes of The Defenders.

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Superman

What’s the latest on Josh Boone‘s New Mutants? Who’s directing Jessica Jones? When will Batman: Arkham Knight return to PC? What happens when Superman oversleeps? Has the Arrow / Flash crossover episode started shooting? What would the Justice League look like as D&D characters? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »