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Sizzling Samachar: James Gunn gives fans hope with exciting 'The Batman Part II' update; Gabriel Basso joins Kathryn Bigelow's new Netflix thriller

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 18th June 2024

Sizzling Samachar: James Gunn gives fans hope with exciting 'The Batman Part II' update; Gabriel Basso joins Kathryn Bigelow's new Netflix thriller

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 09.37 PM, Jun 18, 2024


Welcome to another episode of Sizzling Samachar, your daily dose of entertainment news. I'm your host Nikhil

James Gunn gives fans hope with exciting 'The Batman Part II' update

James Gunn has just made The Batman fans' day by confirming that the script for The Batman Part II is officially in progress. Amid swirling rumors of delays, Gunn set the record straight, assuring everyone that the sequel is moving forward. Initially, filming was set to kick off in late 2023, but industry strikes pushed production back, setting a new release date for October 2026. Fans can look forward to Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright returning, while director Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin craft the next chapter. With the first film's massive success and award nominations, the anticipation is sky-high. Plus, The Penguin spin-off series is just around the corner, ready to bring even more gritty Gotham action.

Gabriel Basso joins Kathryn Bigelow's new Netflix thriller

It's an exciting time for Gabriel Basso fans! Fresh off wrapping Season 2 of The Night Agent, Basso is in final talks to star in Kathryn Bigelow's next thriller alongside Jared Harris. The untitled film, also featuring Idris Elba and Rebecca Ferguson, is rumored to be a political drama set in the White House during a national crisis. Despite Netflix dropping Bigelow's previous project, Aurora, they're eager to collaborate with her again. With production in early stages, the movie is anticipated for a 2025 release, marking Bigelow's first film since 2017.

Jordan Peele announces release date for his mysterious new movie

Great news for Jordan Peele fans! The acclaimed director just revealed that his next film will hit theaters on October 23, 2026. Although details are scarce, this project is expected to be another horror film filled with deep symbolism, a trademark of Peele's work. Known for his hits like Get Out, Us, and Nope, Peele's upcoming movie is likely to keep audiences guessing and engaged. Peele hinted earlier this year that this could be his favorite project if executed right, making it a highly anticipated passion project.

Wesley snipes takes a jab at Marvel's ‘Blade’ reboot delays

Wesley Snipes, the original Blade, humorously critiqued Marvel's ongoing production issues with their Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali. Snipes teased Marvel on social media, questioning if they're still searching for the "secret sauce" while boasting that "daywalkers make it look easy." Despite the playful jabs, Snipes has expressed support for Ali, acknowledging the significant challenge of taking on the iconic role. The highly anticipated reboot, now scheduled for November 7, 2025, has faced multiple setbacks, including the recent departure of director Yann Demange.

Tatiana Maslany takes on horror-comedy in 'The Nightbeast'

Tatiana Maslany, famed for Orphan Black and She-Hulk, will star in The Nightbeast, a horror-comedy pilot from Amazon MGM, streaming on Prime Video. The series follows a suburban mother who has an affair with a sexy boogeyman from her son's closet, leading to real-world chaos. Maslany will also produce, with Peter Warren, Justin Levy, Fred Berger, and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Leah Rachel and Travis Jackson are the creators, and Kristen Campo will direct. This new role adds to Prime Video’s hit lineup, which includes The Boys and Road House. Release date is yet to be announced.

'The Gilded Age' season 3 adds star power with new cast members

HBO's The Gilded Age Season 3 welcomes new cast members, including Phylicia Rashad and Brian Stokes Mitchell, adding intrigue to the historical drama. Rashad will play Elizabeth Kirkland, a strict Newport matriarch, while Mitchell stars as her husband, a prominent church leader. Their son, Dr. Kirkland, played by Jordan Donica, challenges elite norms. Victoria Clark joins as Joan Carlton, navigating old-money dilemmas. The new characters promise clashes between old and new money in New York's high society, continuing the series’ exploration of societal change and its costs. No release date has been announced yet.

Amazon announces live-action adaptation of 'Totally Spies' with Will Ferrell producing

Get ready for a high-energy reboot as Amazon MGM Studios teams up with Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions to bring the beloved animated series Totally Spies to life in a live-action format. This action-packed show follows Sam, Clover, and Alex, three college-bound super-spies navigating both campus life and thwarting supervillains. The series, known for its empowering themes of girl-power and friendship, originally aired in 2002 and enjoyed global popularity. With Ferrell at the helm, expect a fresh take on the classic spy trio's adventures.

Well that's all for this episode, until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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