Disney smartly stuck mostly to visuals for the first teaser for Aladdin, Guy Ritchie’s live-action update to the animated classic: there’s Iago flying over Agrabah, out to the sinister Cave of Wonders. Add in the soaring “Arabian Nights” score and the voice of the cave, and it’s definitely plucking some nostalgic heartstrings.
Mr. Glass is up to his old tricks in the latest trailer for Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s supervillain sequel to Unbreakable and Split. The first teaser introduced the setting: an asylum, presided over by a doctor (Sarah Paulson) who believes that the three men believe that they possess superpowers. Now, we find out how Glass will use the asylum, and the doctor’s treatments, to his nefarious advantage.
A month after announcing that Henry Cavill would portray Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher TV series, Netflix has revealed the rest of the cast in its adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series. Via tweet and press release, the streaming service shared headshots and descriptors for the characters, including the pivotal roles of “enigmatic sorceress” Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri, Princess of Cintra (Freya Allan).
Lean Dunham’s “Books Under 100 Pages Book Club,” #KeepIt100LD, kicked off this September with a clear favorite of ours—Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti! Dunham took to Twitter for a chat with Okorafor about Binti’s influences, and her own favorite book that comes in at under 100 pages.
Read the whole conversation below!
Writers of The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 anthology came to New York Comic Con to talk about the state of genre fiction today. Fans heard from Charlie Jane Anders, Maria Dahvana Headley, Matthew Kressel, and Carmen Maria Machado, along with guest editor N. K. Jemisin and series editor John Joseph Adams!
New York Comic-Con has come and gone, and as always there was a ton of great cosplay on display from fans of everything from Star Wars to Animal Crossing—and of course every possible version of Deadpool. Check out some of favorites below!
The latest trailer for Star Trek: Discovery premiered at New York Comic Con! Take a peek…
At the world premiere of Titans at New York Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television shared some exciting news about other upcoming projects for new streaming service DC Universe. Among them is the animated series Harley Quinn, which looks to be a delightful take on single Harley Quinn (The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco) breaking up with the Joker and striking out with her bestie/soulmate Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) in her quest to become the “queenpin” of Gotham.
Wilson Fisk is out of prison, and he’s… good? And he’s saying the real villain is… Daredevil? It’s very The Dark Knight—Daredevil being the hero New York City deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Except… who is this other guy?
Jon Favreau’s long-discussed Star Wars series finally has a name, and, presumably, a main character! The actor/director shared the name and a little bit of plot on Instagram on Wednesday night: it will be called The Mandalorian.
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In 2016, the Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment One, and The C.S. Lewis Company announced a revival of the Chronicles of Narnia films, intending to start over with The Silver Chair as separate from the prior novels adapted for the big screen by Walt Disney Pictures (2005’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; 2008’s Prince Caspian; and 2010’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Now, the latest announcement comes from Netflix, which is partnering with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop all seven Narnia books into either movies or television series.
We were already excited for Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the darkly cheeky update to the story of half-witch, half-mortal Sabrina Spellman. But then we saw the first full-length trailer, and can it please be Halloween already?
Hulu has released the first trailer for Into the Dark, its horror anthology series with Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Happy Death Day, The Purge) tackling one holiday-themed horror story a month. It’s like Hallmark, except instead of mistaken identities and happily-ever-afters over Halloween/Valentine’s Day/Mother’s Day, it’s slashers and Final Girls. They wisely chose Halloween for the first installment: The Body follows a professional hitman who finds the perfect cover at a Halloween party.
Amazon has ordered Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time to series, with Sony Pictures TV to co-produce, and Rafe Judkins serving as showrunner.
The first season of Marvel and Hulu’s Runaways took its time building out the events of the first issue of the Marvel Comics series—that is, taking 10 episodes for the children of the villainous Pride to actually, you know, run away from their superpowered and if not evil, then at least very morally ambiguous, parents. By building out the story between when Alex, Nico, and their friends discovered their parents’ secrets and when they went on the run, the series has laid plenty of narrative groundwork for season 2. Judging from the first teaser, that means delving into their inherited superpowers and deciding whether or not they can ever return home.
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