The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 10, 2018
Dwayne Johnson is going to star in and produce John Henry and the Statesmen for Netflix. Johnson will portray Henry, the mythic African-American steel-driver from American folklore. The project will also feature an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world.
James Gunn is set to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2 after being let go by Disney. The former Guardians of the Galaxy director was fired by Disney in July for offensive tweets. Disney-Marvel is still reportedly using Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy 3. DC will wait until Gunn has turned in a script before deciding whether to hire him to direct the project as well.
6.1 million viewers watched the season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday night. That’s down 47% from the 11 million, who watched the previous season’s premiere.
Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman remake The Upside, set for a 2019 release.
Steve Carell doesn’t think The Office should be rebooted. He is quoted as saying;“I’ve never thought of it as a good idea. I think it existed in that time and with those people and it felt right. There was something so special about it, and I guess it’s an odd way to put it, but I love it too much to ever want to do it again. It’s too special to me in my heart in that period of time.”
Rumors are saying Lady Gaga is on Disney’s wishlist to play Ursula in their live-action Little Mermaid. It was also rumored that Disney offered Zendaya the role of Ariel, but no official announcement has been made.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 9, 2018