New York Comic Con has wrapped up, and the showbiz news has piled up. Time for a round-up!
Amazon Studios has begun shooting Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
S2 near London, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. The show was viewed by 25 million viewers worldwide over the initial 24 hours after the first two episodes dropped (see "'LotR: Rings of Power' Biggest Ever
"), and it topped the Nielsen streaming charts for its debut week with 1.3 billion minutes viewed. Season 2 will feature eight episodes and will introduce Cirdan, one of the oldest and wisest elf characters.
HBO Max has ordered Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special
for release in February 2023, according to Variety
. The special will be about Harley and Ivy's celebration of their first Valentine's Day together as well as what the rest of their crew does on that day. Harley Quinn was recently renewed for Season 4, but co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker announced that they were leaving the show after Season 3 (see "'Harley Quinn' Co-creators Step Back
Marvel Studios tapped Michael Waldron to pen Avengers: Secret Wars
, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Waldron had previously been the head writer for Loki
as well as a writer on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Avengers: Secret Wars
will hit theaters on November 7, 2025 (see "Marvel Movie and TV News Round-Up").
Marvel Studios dropped an official trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
(see trailer below). The new trailer shows the new Black Panther in costume and heavily features Angela Bassett as Ramonda and Tenoch Huerta as Namor. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
will hit theaters on November 11, 2022 (see "2022 'Best in Shows' Geek Movie Calendar").
Universal Pictures released a trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie (see trailer below).
This film began development back in 2018 (see "'Super Mario Bros.' Update
") and is
based on the classic series of Nintendo video games. The movie will feature an all-star voice cast including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, and more.
Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton Addams Family
spinoff series Wednesday
(see "’Wednesday’ Clip
"), revealing Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester and film version Wednesday Nina Ricci as Nevermore professor Miss Thornhill. The series drops November 23.