The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for September 25, 2018
Warner Bros has set the date for its upcoming Birds of Prey film: February 7, 2020. The film will see Margot Robbie reprise her role as Harley Quinn, which she first played in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The Birds of Prey are a team of DC Comics street-level, female superheroes. The team typically includes Black Canary and Huntress. The film is rumored to add Orphan – the former Batgirl Cassandra Cain – and Renee Montoya – a GCPD police officer and at one-time the Question – into the mix. Batgirl is expected to make her DC cinematic debut in this film as well.
Dr. Phil is going to be kidnapped in the new Harley Quinn and Joker movie. Screenwriter Glen Ficcarra is quoted by the magazine as saying; “The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr. Phil. Played by Dr. Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship. We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script in our career.”
He’s back. The classic Western The Wild Bunch is getting the remake treatment from actor-turned-director Mel Gibson. The film focuses on a group of outlaws eager to pull off one last gig.
Zoe Kravitz is going to star in High Fidelity for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The actress will take on the role played by John Cusack in the 2000 movie. She will star as the ultimate music fan and record store owner who is obsessed with pop culture and top-five lists. The 10-episode series is described as a reimagining of the movie and book and told from the female point of view.
James Lipton, the creator of Inside the Actors Studio, is stepping down from his hosting role on the long-running series. Lipton has served as host of the interview program, which features sit-downs with some of the most powerful stars in Hollywood in front of the Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, since 1994. The series ran for 23 years on Bravo and will move in fall 2019 to Ovation TV, where a rotating panel of guest hosts will conduct the interviews.
Sony has released a new international TV spot for Venom, which features some new looks at the film’s main villain, Riot, the symbiote embodied by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) in the film. Venom is set for release on October 5.
While we started with DC Comics, why don’t we end with DC as well? Even more Joker goodness, from the upcoming origins story starring Joaquin Phoenix: