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Expendables Writer Joins Wonder Woman 2

The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham has joined the Wonder Woman 2 writing team.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Callaham joins Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns, who've been "working on a treatment for several months." Callaham's other writing credits include work on 2014's Godzilla and the 2005 big screen adaptation of Doom.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is returning to direct, co-write, and produce the DC superhero sequel. Gal Gadot will also return to reprise her titular role.

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Captain Marvel Movie Enlists Tomb Raider Screenwriter

Marvel has tapped Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over scripting duties for Captain Marvel.

According to Deadline, the script was previously being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), but LeFauve left the project to co-direct Gigantic, Disney Animation's upcoming take on Jack and the Beanstalk.

In addition to Captain Marvel, Robertson-Dworet is writing the upcoming Alicia Vikander-led Tomb Raider movie and the Harley Quinn spinoff, Gotham City Sirens.

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Aquaman Director on DC Film’s Watery, Complicated Shoot

Aquaman Director James Wan says the upcoming DC film's underwater setting has made for a "very technically complicated shoot."

Wan spoke about the difficulties of filming Aquaman with The Hollywood Reporter, saying both the water and dry-for-wet sequences are "very complex." He listed things like "CG with the hair, and how their clothing moves, how are they floating, what kind of rig we put them on," as some of the challenges.

Adding to the difficulty is Wan's desire to make minimal use of CGI, opting to shoot with actors as often as possible, which he says makes filming "very difficult and time-sucking and time-challenging." Despite the various challenges, Wan hopes his efforts will "pay off in spades" once the movie is completed.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Begins Filming

Production on Ant-Man and the Wasp is officially underway.

Marvel announced filming for the Ant-Man sequel began today, nearly 11 months out from its scheduled July 6, 2018, release date. Shooting on the MCU film will stretch across two US cities, Atlanta and San Francisco.

Here's a synopsis of the anticipated sequel, courtesy of Marvel:

"In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past."

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Deadpool Added to Marvel Powers United VR

Deadpool is the latest addition to the Marvel Powers United VR roster, joining Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon, Oculus announced today.

In a blog post, the company also detailed the previously announced Marvel Powers United VR demo that will be playable this weekend at Comic-Con. The four-player demo can be found at the Marvel booth and pits players against Guardians of the Galaxy's Ronan the Accuser, "with the help of the Inhumans’ teleporting dog Lockjaw."

Oculus previously announced Marvel Powers United VR's final roster will include over a dozen playable characters, who will continue to be revealed leading up to its 2018 release date.

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Nightwing Director on What It Will Take to Play the DC Hero

Chris McKay, director of the upcoming live-action Nightwing movie, recently revealed what he requires from the actor who eventually lands the "grueling" superhero role.

"He has to," McKay said when asked if the actor will have to share his love for the DC hero. "It has to be full commitment," he added, noting that it's "going to be grueling from a martial arts, gymnastics and stunt perspective."

Nightwing-director3 Via Chris McKay on Twitter

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First Look at The Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hope van Dyne actor Evangeline Lilly has shared the first image of The Wasp from next year's Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The image, posted on Twitter by Lilly, is the focal point of a D23 Expo banner and, for the first time, shows her character in costume as The Wasp.

Via Evangeline Lilly on Twitter

Lilly stars in Ant-Man and the Wasp alongside Paul Rudd, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas and Game of Thrones' Hannah John-Kamen. Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park recently joined the cast as SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo.

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Umbrella Academy Comic Getting Live-Action Adaptation

A live-action TV series based on Gerard Way's graphic novel, The Umbrella Academy, is coming to Netflix.

The streaming giant announced it has ordered a ten-episode season of The Umbrella Academy that will debut in 2018. Here's a synopsis of the upcoming series, courtesy of Netflix:

"The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) -- The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin -- as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities."

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Judge Dredd TV Series May Include ‘Dark Fantasy Elements’

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley recently shared a few details about the Judge Dredd TV series, saying he'd love to see it explore "dark fantasy elements."

In addition, Kingsley told SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar) the series "will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted." He added, "

a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell."

Kingsley also addressed how the TV format will allow for a new type of storytelling within the Judge Dredd universe, saying, "Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard."

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Animated Spider-Man Movie Casts Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage, Moonlight) has reportedly joined the voice cast of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's upcoming animated Spider-Man movie.

The Tracking Board reports Ali will play Miles Morales' uncle, Aaron Davis (a.k.a. the Prowler from Marvel's Ultimate universe). Additionally, Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry is reportedly joining the cast as Jefferson Davis, Miles' father and Aaron's brother.

Ali as Cottonmouth in Netflix's Luke Cage Ali as Cottonmouth in Marvel's Luke Cage

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