Welcome back, Studio Coffee Folks! Universal has reached out with a new release date for the much anticipated Candyman reboot – and the weekend’s news seems pretty normal with two casting announcements and a trailer. That and more, right here!
- The MCU’s calendar is facing some major shakeups as Black Widow is rescheduled.
- Sajida Ayyup has put together a huge list of free comics and cheap games to beat the quarantine.
- Speaking of games, The Last of Us Part II is delayed indefinitely – and Matt O’Keefe notes how foreboding that is.
Universal finds a new spot for Candyman
The Candyman reboot is moving back to September, bumping Universal’s Praise This and setting it temporarily into premiere pergatory. Candyman takes the original 1992 movie and brings it into the present. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) stars as Anthony McCoy 28, years after the events of the first movie when he was kidnapped, and nearly killed, by the Candyman himself. Now an artist in a neighborhood gentrified beyond recognition, he’s haunted again by the killer’s story. Jordan Peele is handling scripts for the reboot, while Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs. Candyman hits theaters on September 25, 2020.
The Arrowverse is bringing on the in-law
CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois has cast Dylan Walsh as Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane. The upcoming straight-to-series cape drama stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the title characters and most recently found its two super sons with Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin. Interestingly, Walsh’s casting is a revisit of the character, who was previously portrayed by Glenn Morshower in season 1 of Supergirl. But, hey, the whole Crisis on Infinite Earths deal did happen. Walsh is best known for his appearances on Blue Bloods, Nip/Tuck and was even previously on The CW as Lucy Hale’s father in Life Sentence. For the time being, production on all of CW’s shows are on hold, but Superman & Lois is set to air as part of the networks’ 2020/2021 slate.
Call Me By Your Name stars confirmed to return for a sequel
Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer are officially back for a Call Me By Your Name sequel, as confirmed by director Luca Guadagnino. He also said in the La Repubblica interview that, even though production has been halted by coronavirus concerns, he recently met with a screenwriter to discuss the sequel, but doesn’t want to reveal any names yet. Much like that detail, little is known about the sequel, but fans of the Oscar nominated film can look to the books for details. Find Me, the follow up to Call Me By Your Name, features the same characters and takes place ten years after the original.
Netflix tries another legal doc with The Innocence Files trailer
At this point, the corruption and fraud in the United States’ legal system is fairly well documented. That’s why The Innocence Files is following the repercussions of that movement. This upcoming Netflix doc follows eight wrongful convictions across the country, all worked on by members of The Innocence Project, a group dedicated to reforming the legal system and freeing the innocent. It’s directed by Alex Gibney, (Going Clear), Liz Garbus (Lost Girls)_Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated) and more. The Innocence Files hits Netflix on April 15, 2020.