The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 8, 2018
Yup. It’s just about time for another Sharknado movie. Watch the latest trailer above.
A Supergirl movie is in the works. One of the writers behind 22 Jump Street (Oren Uziel) has been tapped to pen a feature for DC and Warner Bros. about the Krypton-born superhero. Supergirl has already been spun off into a movie in 1984, starring Faye Dunaway and Mia Farrow. The character is also the subject of a massively popular CW show starring Melissa Benoist that is heading into its fourth season.
The CW has cast gender fluid model-actress Ruby Rose to play Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman. The character will be introduced in the network’s annual DC crossover event this winter, plus the network is also developing a stand-alone series around the character.
Hollywood director Judd Apatow declined to cast Bryan Cranston as a monstrous drug dealer in his comedy Pineapple Express. He tweeted; ”I’ve got one. Bryan Cranston auditioned. He may have even read at a table read and I said “I don’t think he seems scary enough to seem like a real drug dealer.” If he did PE maybe the Breaking Bad people would have said, “not him, he always plays drug dealers.”
As revealed in a report from the New York Times, Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel Studios film to be offered exclusively through Disney’s streaming service. Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the final MCU movies to get its streaming release on Netflix. “Starting with ‘Captain Marvel’ in March, all of the films that Walt Disney Studios releases in theaters will subsequently flow to the Disney streaming platform instead of to Netflix,” the Times reports.
According to ABC Entertainment head Channing Dungey, she’s “very excited” about a Marvel Studios property — or properties — in development at the network. “In terms of Marvel, we have somethings that we are in discussions with them right now that we are in development,” Dungey told Deadline. Since it’s a Marvel property, after all, virtually no new details were released in the report. Who do YOU want to see developed into a TV show?
Netflix will premiere the sixth and final season of House of Cards on November 2, four days ahead of midterm elections. The streamer also revealed key art for the show, an homage to Season 1, featuring Robin Wright as U.S. president in lieu of Kevin Spacey. Spacey was fired from the show after a series of sexual assault allegations were leveled against him.
Jennifer Lopez is set to star in Hustlers, inspired by a New York Magazine article which detailed a crew of former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Lopez will play ringleader to the group of women who take their plans of getting their full cut too far. The script takes place in New York City in the wake of the financial crisis and explores the toll it took on the livelihood of the dancers who relied on their Wall Street clientele.