The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for January 12, 2018
You CAN see him! Pro-wrestler turned actor John Cena is teaming up with Nickelodeon this year on three different projects. He will front the 2018 Kids Choice Awards on March 24th for the second year in a row, voice villain Baron Draxum in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and exec produce Keep It Spotless, a new competition series for kids.
A world of changes from Fox for it’s X-Men-oriented movie release schedule. The good news? Deadpool 2 moves up from June 1 to May 18. More “Merc w/ a Mouth” – and sooner – is never a bad thing. However, the first attempt at “superhero horror”, The New Mutants, has been moved out of 2018 to 2019. Lastly, fan-favorite mutant Gambit just can’t seem to catch a break. Another director has pulled out of production, this time it’s Gore Verbinski leaving the movie due to scheduling conflicts. The film also sees it’s Feb 14, 2019 theatrical debut switched to June 7.
John Williams is about to be 86 years old, but he’s not stopping yet! Williams confirmed this week that he’ll be back to do the score of Star Wars: Episode IX. Williams has done music for eight out of the nine Star Wars movies that have been released, and was nominated for an Academy Award for four of them. Though he won’t be composing the entire score for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, he’ll be composing a theme for John Powell to jump off from.
The Flash and Supergirl director Kevin Smith is teaming with IMDb for its first weekly web series, The IMDb Show, The Wrap reports. Smith will executive produce and contribute to the series, which will be available on the IMDb website, its mobile app, and social media channels.