Halloween weekend is here, time to scare up some showbiz news with another round-up!
Marvel Studios is working on a second WandaVision
spinoff series titled Vision Quest
, according to Deadline
. This series is in pre-production, having just opened up its writers room, and has Paul Bettany attached to return as the lead character The Vision. Marvel is also working on an Agatha Harkness WandaVision
spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn (see "'WandaVision' Spinoff
Kelly Marcel, who wrote the first two Venom
features, will return as screenwriter and director of the third film in the series, according to Deadline
. The screenplay is from a story by Marcel and star Tom Hardy, according to the report. The second film in the series, Venom: Let There Be Carnage
, was released in 2021 after numerous Covid-related schedule moves (see "’Venom’ Date Moved Again
Henry Cavill is out as the star of the Netflix series The Witcher
with Season 4, he announced on Instagram, to be replaced as the White Wolf by Liam Hemsworth. The fourth season will drop in Summer 2023 (see "’The Witcher’ News
"). Cavill may be clearing his schedule for his upcoming return as Superman. He appeared as the character in the post-credits scene of Black Adam
, and then posted on Instagram that he was returning as the character and that the cameo and an image he shared in his post were "just a very small taste" of what’s to come.
The BBC and Disney Branded Television are bringing Doctor Who
to Disney+, the companies announced. The streaming service will become the exclusive home of new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the U.K. and Ireland. New episodes with Russell T. Davies as showrunner will arrive in late 2023 with three specials, in which Tenth Doctor David Tennant will return as the Fourteenth Doctor (trailer below). Ncuti Gatwa will eventually appear as the Fifteenth Doctor (see "'Doctor Who' Announced
Marvel Studios released trailers for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
(see trailers below). The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
was announced back in 2021 to stream on Disney+, and was written and directed by James Gunn (see "More Streaming Series Updates
"). Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
will hit theaters on February 17.2023 (see "2023
HBO Max's Green Lantern
series has lost its co-writer and showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith, according to Variety
. This show, executive produced by Greg Berlanti, was greenlit back in 2020 (see "'Green Lantern' Series Greenlit
"), but has seen a series of setbacks including losing its lead actors Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine.
Studio 8 has tapped 300
screenwriter Kurt Johnstad to pen Prophet
, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. This movie has already attached Sam Hargrave to direct, and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (see "'Prophet'
"). It is based on a character by Rob Liefeld that first appeared in Youngblood #2