October 2018

Spider-Man: Far From Home Dr. Pepper Tie-In Teases Mysterio's Fishbowl

Dr. Pepper's <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/spider-man-homecoming-2/"><strong><em>Spider-Man: Far From Home</em></strong></a> tie-in product teases Mysterio's fishbowl helmet. The Jon Watts-directed sequel is rumored to feature a slew of villains such as <a href="https://screenrant.com/spider-man-homecoming-2-michael-keaton-vulture/">Vulture</a&gt; (who's returning after his debut in <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/spider-man-homecoming-2/"><em>Spider-Man: Homecoming</em></a>), <a href="https://screenrant.com/spider-man-2-far-home-villain-hydro-man-tease/">Hydro-Man</a&gt;, Chameleon and even<a href="https://screenrant.com/spider-man-2-far-from-home-molten-man/"&gt; Molten Man</a>, but Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) main adversary is believed to be Mysterio, supposedly played <a href="https://screenrant.com/spider-man-homecoming-2-jake-gyllenhaal-mysterio/">by Jake Gyllenhaal</a>.

A Hawkeye Streaming TV Show Can Introduce The MCU's Best Legacy Hero

Marvel Studios is working on a range of eight-to-ten-episode big-budget TV shows for the Disney streaming service, and a prime contender should be a <strong><em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/hawkeye/">Hawkeye</a&gt; </em></strong>show, focusing on the relationship between Clint Barton and his protege/partner, Kate Bishop.

[SPOILER] Definitely Isn't The New Green Arrow

The latest episode of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/arrow/"><em><strong>Arrow</strong></em></a&gt; seems to have established that John "Digg" Diggle has not taken up the mantle of the Green Arrow. While earlier episodes had Digg denying that he had once again put on Oliver Queen's hood in a bid to protect Star City, there was still a chance that he was lying in order to conceal his vigilante activities; however, it now seems clear that Digg is not the new Green Arrow, following the events of "Crossing Lines."

George R.R. Martin Confirms Game of Thrones Prequel Is Called The Long Night

<a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/game-of-thrones/"><strong><em>Game of Thrones</em></strong></a> author George R.R. Martin has confirmed that the first of up to five potential prequel shows will be called <strong><em>The Long Night</em></strong>. The HBO show is expected to <a href="https://screenrant.com/game-thrones-tv-prequel-filming-start-date/">begin filming in early 2019</a>, ready to take up the mantle after <em>Game of Thrones</em>' final season, and just <a href="https://screenrant.com/game-thrones-prequel-naomi-watts-cast/">cast Naomi Watts</a> in a mystery role as a "<em>charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret</em>."

Disney's Star Wars Already Turns A Profit On Lucasfilm Purchase

Six years after Disney purchased Lucasfilm to bring back the <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/star-wars/"><strong><em>Star Wars</em></strong></a> franchise, the Mouse House has already turned a profit on their $4 billion investment. When George Lucas concluded his prequel trilogy with <em>Revenge of the Sith</em> in 2005, many believed the Skywalker saga was over and there would be no more films set in the galaxy far, far away. Of course, that couldn't have been further from the truth as <em>Star Wars</em> now stands alongside Marvel and Pixar as key cogs in Disney's ever-expanding media empire. Four films have been released in this era, with plenty more still to come.

EXCLUSIVE: Iron Fist & Luke Cage Cancellation Reason Revealed By Netflix Viewer Data

<strong><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/netflix/">Netflix</a&gt; </strong>viewing figures provided exclusively to <em>Screen Rant</em> have explained just why the streaming service canceled <em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/iron-fist/">Iron Fist</a> </em>and <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/luke-cage/"><em>Luke Cage</em></a>. The recent high-profile cancellations left Marvel fans shocked, not least because Netflix <a href="https://screenrant.com/marvel-iron-fist-netflix-canceled/">pulled the plug on </a><em><a href="https://screenrant.com/marvel-iron-fist-netflix-canceled/">Iron Fist</a> </em>just a month after the release of a much-improved season 2. No reason for the cancellations has ever been officially presented; it's generally believed <em>Iron Fist </em>was canceled because of poor viewing figures, while there are reports of behind-the-scenes conflict between Marvel and Netflix over <em>Luke Cage</em>.

BBC America Orders Terry Pratchett-Inspired Series The Watch

The works of the late author Sir Terry Pratchett are set to begin flooding the small screen, as BBC America announces it has greenlit <b><i>The Watch</i></b>, a new scripted drama inspired by the <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/discworld/"><i>Discworld</i></a&gt; series of books. Another of Pratchett’s work, <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/good-omens/"><i>Good Omens</i></a>, his collaboration with fellow prolific author Neil Gaiman, is set to stream on Amazon later this year, as a (supposedly) limited series starring the likes of Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Mireille Enos, and more.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>

The Last Jedi's Trailers Created The Star Wars Backlash

Did <a href="http://screenrant.com/tag/star-wars-8/"><strong><em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em></strong></a>'s trailers and marketing help create the movie's backlash? The <a href="https://screenrant.com/star-wars-last-jedi-critics-audience-divide/"><em>Star Wars</em> fan divide</a> has never been bigger, and it's mostly blamed on the release and surrounding decisions Lucasfilm made with <em>Episode VIII</em>. But could Disney have released the exact same movie to a much more accepting audience if they'd only marketed it better?

Stephen King’s Novel Joyland To Become Freeform TV Series

Another day, another Stephen King novel prepares to become a television property, as the author’s 2013 novel <b><i>Joyland</i></b> moves into development at Freeform. King’s works have been the source of film and television adaptations for decades now, but, more recently, it seems his novels have become a sort of industrial complex unto themselves, with feature films like <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/it-2/"><i>IT</i></a&gt; dominating the box office, while Hulu’s <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/castle-rock/"><i>Castle Rock</i></a> built an entire expanded universe around various story components created by the author over the years.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>

Kellan Lutz Interview: Twilight 10th Anniversary

<a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/twilight/"><strong><em>The Twilight Saga</em></strong></a> reaches a major milestone this year, with 2018 marking 10 years since the release of <em>Twilight</em>, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and franchise star Kellan Lutz talks about his experience with the series. Based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer, <em>Twilight</em> kicked off what would become a massive film franchise. But at the time, none of the stars nor the studio knew how big it would be. Thanks to the <a href="https://screenrant.com/twilight-cast-looked-first-movie-now/">success of <em>Twilight</em>, stars</a> Kristen Stewart, <a href="https://screenrant.com/twilight-robert-pattinson-edward-cullen-spinoff-movie/">Robert Pattinson</a> and more were launched to worldwide fame.

10 New Character Additions That Hurt The Vampire Diaries (And 10 That Saved It)

After eight seasons and a whopping 171 episodes, <strong><em>The Vampire Diaries</em></strong> has witnessed many a new character come and go. The L.J. Smith supernatural teen book series was loosely adapted into the beloved CW show nearly two decades after it was written, bringing Smith's work to a modern setting and staunch fan following in a way that <em>The Secret Circle</em> just couldn't. Much of that is due to the characters that were included in the show. While many of the show's best characters weren't even in the books, fans enjoy both mediums,and have their beloved and despised lists of characters.

Twilight Star Thinks Reboot Should Wait For New Technology

<a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/twilight/"><strong><em>Twilight</em></strong></a&gt; actor Kellan Lutz says that it's probably too soon for a reboot of the franchise, but emerging technologies could pave the way for an innovative new look at the story. The five <em>Twilight</em> movies were released between 2008 and 2012, and told the love story of human teenager Bella Swan and angst-ridden vampire Edward Cullen. The books, written by Stephenie Meyer, sold more than 120 million copies worldwide, and the movies were similarly successful - collectively grossing more than $3 billion at the worldwide box office.