It’s past the mid-point of October, and the sheer volume of showbiz news is getting spooky. Time for another round-up!
Disney has pushed back the dates of several upcoming Marvel movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Essentially, the moving of Blade (likely due to a director switch, see “‘Blade’ Loses Director“) from November 3, 2023 to September 6, 2024 (see “Best in Shows — 2024“) triggered a cavalcade of slate shuffling. Deadpool 3 went from September 6, 2024 to November 8, 2024: Fantastic Four has been pushed back from November 8, 2024 to February 14, 2025 (see “Best in Shows — 2025“); and Avengers: Secret Wars has moved from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026 (see “Best in Shows — 2026“).
Hasbro’s eOne will produce a Dungeons & Dragons documentary, the company announced. This documentary will be co-directed by D&D celebrity superfan Joe Manganiello (see “Joe Manganiello’s Celebrity ‘D&D’ Campaign“) and Kyle Newman, and be produced by Nick Manganiello, Anthony Savini, and Cecily Tyler. They will draw from over 400 hours of archived footage to create the documentary, going back to the early 70s.
Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has passed away at the age of 72, as reported by the BBC. Coltrane was best known for his portrayal of Hagrid in the Harry Potter Movies. He was also in Goldeneye and The World is Not Enough movies as the ex-KGB agent Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky and starred alongside Johnny Depp in From Hell (see “‘From Hell’“). He is survived by his sister Annie Rae; his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.
Disney Branded Television has already greenlit a second season of animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (title sequence below). The first season will premiere on Disney Channel on February 10, 2023. It was originally announced in 2018, and when the cast was announced last year was expected to premiere in 2022 (see “’Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’“).
HBO Max revealed new details on upcoming series The Penguin, as reported by Variety. The series will star Colin Farrell, who played the Penguin in The Batman (see “‘The Batman’ Trailer“), and the story for this series will pick up a week after the events of the end of The Batman movie. This series will start filming in early 2023.
Warner Bros. has moved Dune: Part Two up two weeks, from November 17, 2023 to November 3, 2023, according to Variety. This movie is the highly anticipated sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie, which came out in 2021 (see “’Dune Sequel’“).