There’s been a wave of movie and TV news in the last few days, and we round it up here.
The Hollywood Reporter. Cornish co-wrote Ant-Man and the Adventures of Tintin with Edgar Wright. 20th Century acquired the rights to the comic series before it was released; a film has been in development since 2013 (see "Movie Deal for Millar’s ‘Starlight’"). The deal for Starlight predates Millar’s sale of Millarworld rights to Netflix in 2017 (see "Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’ Acquired by Netflix").
Lucy Liu has been cast as the villain Kalypso in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, according to Variety. Kalypso is the sister of Hespera, which Helen Mirren will play (see "Helen Mirren in ‘Shazam’"). Neither character is taken directly from the comics.
Netflix has acquired streaming rights to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s feature film output, the company announced, which will give it the right to the first pay window following their theatrical and home entertainment windows. The deal includes upcoming Sony releases in the Spider-Man universe, including Morbius, the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and new installments of Venom and Spider-Man. This will be the first Marvel content on Netflix since Disney pulled Marvel content for Disney+.
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