First up Dave Franco has gradually establishing his own name over the last few year out from behind his more famous brother’s shadow and now he’s set to make his own directorial debut with his new horror film “The Rental” that he also co-wrote. He’s starting off strong with casting as it’s been announced that Franco’s wife, Alison Brie, who stars in GLOW on Netflix and Downton Abby and Beauty And The Beast star Dan Stevens have signed on to star in the film. Dave was seen on screen in 2017 with his brother James in The Disaster Artist and most recently had a role in If Beale Street Could Talk.
Next up, as many of you know the DC streaming service is preparing for a Swamp Thing series and now they have added another cast member who is basically royalty to the franchise. It’s been reported that 1982’s Swamp Thing feature film actress Adrienne Barbeau has joined the new series as well. From ComingSoon, Barbeau is best known for her roles in many horror films such as John Carpenter’s The Fog opposite Jamie Lee-Curtis, George A. Romero’s horror film anthology Creepshow that was written by Stephen King, and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Escape From New York. The new Swamp Thing pilot will debut at some point in 2019.
Next up, as we all patiently wait for Shazam to debut on April 5th, a bunch of fans got excited at what they thought was the voice of beloved animated Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy in the most recent trailer. However, it turns out it wasn’t him. From ComicBook.Com, There's a scene in the clip where the transformed Billy Batson tosses a large Batman doll, which then utters the phrase "I am Batman!" Many fans thought the voice belonged to the seminal Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, but director David Sandberg made it clear that there's a new person voicing the character. That person is the movie’s sound supervisor Bill Dean. I’m sure he’ll sound great anyway.
It’s been 8 years since Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe last wore the glasses and lightning scare in one of the most popular franchises of all time. In that time he’s certainly kept himself busy, but never in anything that would be considered a blockbuster or major franchise. Why? Radcliffe explained in a recent interview that he doesn’t purposefully avoid big projects. He said the following: “It’s not a deliberate decision (to stay away from blockbuster films). I go where the scripts are. It’s hard to get anyone to spend money on (scripts that are) too big of a risk. A lot of the big studios, I find the scripts are not as challenging or weird or interesting as the stuff they make in the indie world or even in the TV world. So the things that I gravitate to, so far they just happen to be in the indie world.” Radcliffe can next be seen in the upcoming indie film Guns Akimbo.
And finally, The Russo Brothers and Tom Holland are teaming up again, except this time it isn’t in anything that remotely looks like the MCU. According to reports, the Russo’s first movie after Endgame is a film called Cherry and will start Holland. The film is described like this: “It’s 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: he joins the Army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. As a medic in Iraq, he is unprepared for the realities that await him. He and his fellow soldiers huff computer duster, abuse painkillers, and watch porn. Many of them die. When he comes home, his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps through the Midwest, it drags both him and Emily along with it. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he stumbles onto what seems like the only possible solution—robbing banks.” Cherry is set to begin production this summer.