We’ve got a batch of geek movie news from the last week, and we round it up here.Slashfilm, which sourced the news from Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds’ Facebook page and X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg’s Instagram account. Deadpool 2 is due June 1, 2018, less than two months after fellow Fox release New Mutants (see “Best in Shows – Q2 2018”). X-Men: Dark Phoenix will premiere on November 2, 2018 (see “Best in Shows – Q4 2018”).
A new writer, Mike Vukadinovich, has been assigned to come up with a script for the long-gestating Beetlejuice 2, according to Hollywood Reporter. Original director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton have both expressed interest in the past (see “Time Might Be Right for ‘Beetlejuice 2’”), but neither is formally attached to the Warner Bros. production yet.
MGM has signed Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party, Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 2) to direct the animated Addams Family feature according to Hollywood Reporter. The project has been at MGM since 2013 (see “’The Addams Family’ Will Be Animated Feature”).Variety. Mooradian comes to Allspark from Fox 2000; he’s also been at Paramount, where he worked on Hasbro properties G.I. Joe and Transformers. Film of Gaiman Short Story Shopped at Cannes”) and was picked up by Studio Canal for theatrical release. No release date has been announced. Dark Horse released a graphic novel adaptation of the story in 2016 (see “Neil Gaiman Short Story Gets OGN Adaptation”).