The Halloween season is around the corner, and the Hollywood news keeps coming in. Once again, it is time for a round-up!

Hugh Jackman is back to play Wolverine for Deadpool 3, as announced by Ryan Reynolds via his Twitter (see below).  Jackman exited the role back in 2017 after 17 years in films as Wolverine, when the character died in Logan (see "'Wolverine' Finale Packs Them In").  Additionally, Reynolds also announced that Deadpool 3 will be headed to theaters on September 6, 2024, a date previously reserved by Disney (see "Geek Movie Calendar – 2024").

The next Planet of the Apes film will be titled Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and will star Owen Teague, Freya Allen, and Peter Macon, 20th Century Studios announced.  Production will begin this month, and release is planned for 2024.  The film will be directed by Wes Ball.

Marvel Studios will develop Armor Wars as a feature film instead of a TV series, as reported by Variety.  Armor Wars, announced back in 2020 as a new TV series, will star Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine (see "'Armor Wars'").

Paramount has removed the fourth Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and company Star Trek sequel from its movie schedule, according to Variety.  This movie was originally set to arrive on December 22, 2023 (see "Best in Shows -- 2023"), and was to be directed by Matt Shakman.  A month ago, Shakman left the film which likely contributed to the cancellation.

Marvel Studios revealed that Bassam Tariq has left the helm of the Blade movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Tariq exited due to continued shifts in the movie's production schedule, but will stay on the film as an executive producer.  This movie was originally announced back in 2019, and stars Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali (see "'Blade' Movie News").

Netflix has nixed their Grendel series, according to Variety.  This series, which was originally announced in May 2022 (see "'Grendel'"), was to be based on the Comico/Dark Horse Comics series by Matt Wagner.  Producers have been allowed to shop the project elsewhere.