Hello, and welcome to this week’s Geekend Update. Feel free to watch the video above or peruse some of the biggest geek news items down below.
• Disney’s live-action Peter Pan remake is reportedly to be re-titled Peter Pan and Wendy, and will begin filming April 17 in Canada.
• Scott DerickSon leaves Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, according to Variety. We break down why we believe the director left the project in the video below:
• Christian Bale has been heavily rumored to be in talks for a role in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse, he sources tell him that Bale is in it and that he’ll be involved in a motion capture role. Beta Ray Bill and Dario Agger are the two likeliest contenders.
• The official D23 site claimed that The New Mutants was the “seriously electrifying new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe” briefly before removing the film from their sote entirely. The film is NOT in the MCU. This was a typo.
• The New Mutants Trailer 2 released:
• Ava DuVernay’s New Gods is still in script writing phase, according to a tweet from the director. Tom King is writing the script. No one has been cast. The fact that this film is still in this phase of gestation proves to me that Marvel had been planning an Eternals film far longer than WB’s New Gods.
• Birds of Prey Trailer 2 released:
• According to Making Star Wars, Jar Jar Binks will return in Star Wars: Kenobi, but this time with a beard! More details here! Jordan Maison claims that there will be more than one prequel era character in the series.