The Hollywood news heats up as the summer approaches. It's time for a round-up!
The cast of the revival is growing: Warner Bros. has added Willem Dafoe to the cast of Beetlejuice 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dafoe will be playing a dead law enforcement officer in the afterlife world in this movie.
The Hollywood Reporter. He’s doing it through Mythos Studios, formed in 2018 with music manager Scooter Braun (see "Scooter Braun and David Maisel"), but without partner Braun, whose share was bought by South Korean company Hybe, the label and agency of BTS. The company has also attracted investment from a variety of other new sources, giving Mythos a nine-figure valuation. Mythos owns 50% of Turner’s Aspen Comics, and plans to combine Turner’s characters into a single universe named Ekos. The name is from a 2003 Aspen comic with material by Geoff Johns and Turner originally published in Wizard Magazine, although the concept of the universe is not drawn from the comic story. Former Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and former Marvel Studios SVP Jeremy Latcham are advising the company.
The Hollywood Reporter. The cast includes Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan, Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova, Peter Jurasik as Londo Mollari, Bill Mumy as Lennier, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley, Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander, and others. Back in 2021, The CW announced an attempt to reboot the Babylon 5 TV series (see "'Babylon 5' Rebooted").
blog. House of the Dragon Season 2 is filming in London and Wales from scripts completed before the strike began. The writers room for the next series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, based on Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas (see "’Game of Thrones’ Prequel"), has been shut down.
Deadline. The Supernatural spinoff is now rumored to be shopped around as Jensen Ackles launched a #SaveTheWinchesters campaign to boost support.
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