SMALL PRINT: Possible Update On Michael B. Jordan's SUPERMAN Status; SCARECROW Movie Rumor, & More
As we head towards the start of another week here on ComicBookMovie.com, this latest edition of Small Print gathers together some of the smaller stories from the last seven days that might be of interest.
Small Print is our roundup of some of the smaller CBM and non CBM-related news items that are floating around out there on the interwebs. It's been a fairly busy week (all things considered), and you should find some interesting stories here that may have slipped through the cracks.
In today's edition, we have a first look at new dystopian sci-fi film Night Raiders, which is exec-produced by Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi, a solo Scarecrow movie rumor, a possible update on Warner Bros.' interest in Michael B. Jordan to play the new Superman, and more.
Take a look, and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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Night Raiders Clip
We'll start with the first footage from a new dystopian sci-fi film which has its world premiere as part of this year’s Berlin Panorama program, Night Raiders.
The film, which is executive produced by Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi, is set in the year 2043, in "a dystopian future where a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back."
We can't embed Deadline's player, so you'll have to click here to check out the clip.
Halle Berry To Star In New Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller Mothership
Collider reports that Halle Berry (X-Men, John Wick Chapter 3) is set to star in a new sci-fi thriller for Netflix.
Mothership focuses on a "fearless woman whose husband mysteriously vanishes, but when she discovers a strange extraterrestrial object beneath her home, she and her children set out to find him and uncover the truth behind his disappearance."
Bridge Of Spies' Matt Charman will write and direct the movie, replacing previous writers Pablo Fenjves and Andrew Marlowe.
Berry recently wrapped another sci-fi project, Roland Emmerich's Moonfall, which co-stars Patrick Wilson and Michael Peña.
Has Warner Bros. Renewed Superman Discussion with Michel B. Jordan?
Yesterday, the news that Warner Bros. is in the process of developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates broke, and it was later confirmed that the studio is indeed looking for a Black actor to play the Man of Steel.
Michael B. Jordan is said to have had discussions about a potential Superman reboot when he first signed with WB in 2019, and the trades believe he could still be on the studio's radar. Now, Giant Freakin' Robot is reporting that WB is "actively pursuing" the Black Panther star for the role.
To be honest, this sounds more like speculation to us based on the details initially provided by the trades, but the source has had some scoops pan out in the past, so we figured it was worth covering. We'll keep you guys updated if more info comes our way.
Elijah Wood Takes Issue With The Title Of Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Series
Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is a little confused about the title of Amazon's upcoming spinoff series, which takes place thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels.
“I find it bizarre that they’re calling it Lord of the Rings as a shorthand, because it’s not Lord of the Rings," said the actor during a recent interview with Empire. "It takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth. I am fascinated by what they’re doing with the show. They’re calling it The Lord of the Rings, but I think that’s slightly misleading. From what I understand, the material they are working on exists chronologically further back in history in lore of Lord of the Rings or Middle-earth than any characters represented in Lord of the Rings. It sounds more Silmarillion era. Not to get nerdy, but it’s the Second Age of Middle-earth.”
Of course, Wood is correct. But, if we could get a bit nerdy ourselves for a minute, Sauron was known as "the Lord of the Rings" long before he lost the One Ring to Isildur in battle, and since an earlier incarnation of the Dark Lord is expected to feature in Amazon's series, there is still some connection to TLOTR title.
Cobra Kai Season 4 Officially Enters Production
Production on the fourth season of Netflix's Cobra Kai is officially underway.
The show's Twitter account has shared the cover page of the script for the first episode, which is titled "Let's Begin."
There's no more time for training. Season 4 is officially underway. pic.twitter.com/t8EfP4Ukpa— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) February 26, 2021
Season 3 ended with Johnny (William Zabka) and Danny (Ralph Machio) joining forces and combining their dojos in an effort to counteract the machinations of Kreese (Martin Kove), who called in some mysterious backup in the finale. Unfortunately, Robby (Tanner Buchanan) now seems to be fully under the sway of his ruthless new sensei, and has all-but turned his back on both his father and former mentor.
There's a lot of speculation that this will be the final season, but that's yet to be confirmed.
Tom & Jerry Is Now Playing In Theaters And On HBO Max
Arriving a little earlier than expected, the live-action Tom & Jerry (the titular duo are still animated, of course) movie is now playing in theaters and is available to stream on HBO Max.
Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) stars as Kayla, a wedding planner who hires Tom to capture Jerry and keep him from causing trouble when the rambunctious rodent moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of an important wedding.
Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot, which you can check out below.
Celebrate the weekend and leave the family in some very capable paws. Tom & Jerry is NOW PLAYING in theaters and streaming on @HBOMax! See it your way: https://t.co/KABkYa13Ie #TomAndJerryMovie pic.twitter.com/h2zlP67iv2— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) February 27, 2021
Solo Scarecrow Movie Rumored To Be In The Works At Warner Bros.
Finally, we have another rumor from the guys over at Giant Freakin' Robot, who are claiming that a solo Scarecrow movie is in development at Warner Bros.
Apparently, the studio is looking to capitalize on the success of Joker by giving Jonathan Crane the spotlight in his own R-rated movie, which would (presumably) also exist in its own "Elseworlds" universe separate from the main DCEU.
We're going to be taking this with a healthy dose of salt, but again, the source has had some recent scoops pan out, so we're giving them the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
Would you guys even be interested in a Scarecrow movie? Let us know in the comments section.