It was a big day for geek showbiz stories, and we round them up here.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has Tweeted out a photo of the costumed characters appearing in the film (embedded below). The primary original cast will appear in the sequel, along with Helen Mirren as Hespera, and Lucy Liu as her sister Kalypso. The film opens June 2, 2023 (see "Best in Shows – 2023").
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Legendary has added cast members to Toxic Avengers, their remake of the Troma film. Joining Peter Dinklage (see "Dinklage Signs Up for ‘Toxic Avenger’") are Johnny Coyne, Sarah Niles, Jacob Tremblay, Taylor Paige, Elijah Wood, Julia Davis, and Kevin Bacon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix has released a new trailer for Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (below), exec produced by Guillermo del Toro. The film (see "’Trollhunters’ Trailer") will drop on Netflix on July 21.
Saban Films will distribute the indie superhero film The Hyperions, and plans a theatrical release in February 2022, according to Variety. The film was written and directed by Jon McDonald and stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).