As the summer weather heats up, so does the geek movie news.

Halle Berry is "Walking into Monday like..." she’s been cast in the third chapter in the John Wick franchise.  Berry shared a shot of her character Sofia on Instagram (in keeping with the franchise’s fondness for dogs, she’s accompanied by two handsome canines). John Wick: Chapter 3 also added another heavy hitter: Anjelica Huston, who will play a character called The Director (via The Hollywood Reporter).  Asia Kate Dillon (Billions) will play The Adjudicator of the High Table.  They join returning stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Ian McShane, as well as franchise newcomers Mark Dacascos (Hawaii Five-0), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman (both from The Raid films). John Wick: Chapter 3 bows on May 17, 2019 (see "Best in Shows--Q2 2019").

Firefist is joining Warner Bros.’ Monsterverse. Julian Dennison, the young Kiwi actor who fired up Wade Wilson’s paternal instincts in Deadpool 2, has been cast in Godzilla Vs. Kong, according to THR.  Details on the role are pending, but he joins previously cast Van Marten (Avengers: Infinity War) and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).  The film from director Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) brings together the two biggest movie monsters on May 22, 2020 (see “Best in Shows--Q2 2020”).  Before that happens, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Thomas Middleditch will set the stage in Godzilla: King of Monsters, out March 22, 2019 (see “'Transformers,' 'Godzilla,' 'Witch Boy,' 'Aquaman,' 'Resident Evil'”).

Westworld’s James Marsden will hit the ground running in Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, reports THR.  The film, which is executive produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller and directed by newcomer Jeff Fowler, will combine live action and CGI in its take on the hit SEGA game.  The film will be in theaters on November 15, 2019 (see “Brian K. Vaughan to Pen Silver Surfer Film, Minn-Erva Cast, Writer for 'Danger Girl,' More 'Jurassic World'”).  IDW Publishing publishes comics based on the franchise (see "'Sonic The Hedgehog' Races Back to Comic Shops").

G.I. Joe’s popular nonverbal ninja Snake Eyes is getting his own movie, according to THR.  Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War writer Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks with Paramount to script the spinoff. Ray Park portrayed the character in the last two live-action outings for G.I. Joe (see "'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Sizzle Clip").

TriStar Pictures has picked the rights to Infidel, a horror comic from Image Comics that is written by Pornsak Pichetchote and features artwork by Aaron Campbell and Jose Villarrubia.  Sugar23’s Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta and Anonymous Content are on board to produce the adaptation (via THR).  The comic examines Islamophobia through the point of view of a Muslim American woman and her multiracial neighbors, who occupy a building that is haunted by creatures that feed on xenophobia (see "Image Considers the Possibilities With Three New Titles").