As New York Comic Con happens this weekend, there has been plenty of geek movie announcements to share.

The Channing Tatum-starring Gambit X-Men spinoff has been floundering the last few years, Now Deadline is reporting that Gore Verbinski is making a deal to direct the film for Fox.  Verbinski directed several Pirates of the Caribbean films, as well as Rango. The current script was written by Josh Zetumer. No date has been announced, but Fox staked out six dates for Marvel films earlier this year (see “Six Marvel Films for 20th Century Fox”).

Fox has also “ordered up” a movie based on the animated series Bob’s Burgers, Deadline reported. The ongoing adventures of the Belcher family have garnered two Emmy wins for Outstanding Animated Series and been adapted into a comic series by Dynamite Entertainment (see “Preview: 'Bob's Burgers: Charbroiled' TP”). The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2020 (see “Best in Shows--Q3 2020”).

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has joined James Cameron’s Avatar series, Deadline is reporting. Cameron directed Winslet is a little movie called Titanic 20 years ago, so the two have something of a rapport. Winslet will star as a character named Ronal. The first sequel film (of four planned) is set to open on December 18, 2020.

Michelle Williams (Shutter Island, Manchester by the Sea) will star opposite Tom Hardy in the Venom film, Variety reported. Sources say she’ll play a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest. Jenny Slate (Gifted, The Polka King) is in negotiations to play a scientist Variety  also reported.   The Venom movie will open in theaters on October 5, 2018 (see “Tom Hardy to Star in 'Venom'”).

Paramount Pictures has picked up the Sonic the Hedgehog movie that was put in turnaround by Sony Entertainment, THR is reporting.  Tim Miller had been tapped to develop the Sonic movie for Sony last year, with his longtime collaborator Jeff Fowler set to direct (see “'Predator,' Live-Action 'Voltron,' 'Deadpool 2,' 'Dark Tower,' More”). Miller will still executive produce, and Fowler will direct. The movie will be a blend of live action and CGI animation.