Henry Cavill in Talks to Return as Superman

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Following the failure of Justice League a few years ago, the DC Extended Universe has splintered somewhat with the key members of the Justice League either spinning off into their own solo films or leaving the franchise altogether. Superman has always remained a bit of a question mark, however, with Henry Cavill reportedly still attached to the role despite the fact that Warner Brothers had no immediate plans for him. Shazam! did feature a small cameo from the Man of Steel, although his face was never shown and it was not Cavill in the suit. Now this week we are hearing that Henry Cavill is going to put on the cape once again although it is unclear what movie this will be for. Hit the jump for more details.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo TV Series in the Works

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After years of waiting on David Fincher’s potential sequels to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sony eventually opted for a soft reboot with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, directed by Fede Álvarez and starring Claire Foy. The movie failed to make any sort of impact at the box office, leaving many wondering if they had simply waited too long and the popularity of the series had run its course. Amazon is hoping that is not the case, however, as we are hearing that they are now in the process of setting up a brand new Lisbeth Salander TV series that will find the role being recast yet again. Hit the jump for more details.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #753: The Lodge

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0:00 – Intro
13:20 – Review: The Lodge
44:20 – Headlines: Tenet Trailer, Justice League: Snyder Cut Coming to HBO Max
1:03:10 – Other Stuff We Watched: Miami Vice, Goodnight Mommy, The Salt Mines, The Transformation, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Trip to Greece
1:32:20 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD
1:36:20 – Outro
1:38:40 – Spoiler Discussion: The Lodge

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Scott Derrickson to Direct Labyrinth Sequel

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Back in January, it was announced that Scott Derrickson was dropping out as director of Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel. Despite the initial disappointment expressed by fans, he was eventually replaced by Sam Raimi which seems to have gone a long way to getting people excited again. Now this week Derrickson has landed another big sequel himself, one that is arguably even more intriguing. We are hearing that he will direct a sequel to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, which has been talked about for years but is now finally coming together. Hit the jump to find out what we know.

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Spider-Man Spin-Off Jackpot Gets a Writer

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With both Venom 2 and Morbius delayed until next year, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see how the next couple of entries in Sony’s expanding Spider-Man universe are received. In the meantime, however, the studio is continuing to mine Spider-Man for more peripheral characters as as they put several other spin-offs in development. Last week, Variety reported that S.J Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones) had been hired to develop and possibly direct a female-centric Spider-Man spin-off, widely believed to be the previously announced Madame Web movie. In addition, we are also seeing some movement on a potential Jackpot movie. Hit the jump for more details.

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The Outpost Trailer Starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood

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Although the new Tenet trailer did not confirm whether Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie will still hit theatres on July 17th, there are a couple of smaller films that will hit theatres before that as the movie industry slowly tries to reboot itself after the COVID-19 shutdown. One of them is the psychological thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe and the other is this movie… The Outpost. Originally announced as a potential project for Sam Raimi a few years back, this is based on the true story of the Battle of Kamdesh, a Taliban attack on a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan in 2009. It seems like a situation similar to the one seen in the documentary Restrepo, another U.S. military base occupying a precarious position. The movie stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones and it is directed by Rod Lurie (Straw Dogs). The Outpost hits select theatres and VOD on July 3rd; check out the trailer below and see what you think.

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Game Junk Prototype Episode #13: Fortnite Party Royale

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We discuss the Tenet trailer premiere in Fortnite and the game as a social platform plus we also talk Uncharted: Golden Abyss, The Last of Us, Golf with your Friends, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Full Throttle Remastered.

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Tenet Trailer #2

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After premiering in Fortnite last night, the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet arrived online shortly afterward. It still feels like there is a lot being kept under wraps here, but there are some new plot details being revealed including the fact that John David Washington’s character has been recruited due to his unique ability to manipulate time and communicate with the future. It does not appear to be time travel as we know it… instead it is referred to as “inversion.” The whole thing still feels a lot like Inception and combines a mind-bending concept with big action sequences. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for confirmation of a release date, the trailer does not commit to a date at this point. For now, Warner Brothers is still saying that Tenet will arrive on July 17th; check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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The Old Guard Trailer Starring Charlize Theron

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Following up on the recent trailer for The Last Days of American Crime, here is the official trailer for another upcoming graphic novel adaptation coming to Netflix. This one is a co-production with Skydance (who also did 6 Underground) and it looks like a straightforward action-thriller with the exception of one small twist. Charlize Theron leads a team of mercenaries who also happen to be centuries-old immortals with advanced healing capabilities. When someone hatches a plan to capture them and replicate their powers, they are forced to fight to protect themselves and their secret at all costs. The Old Guard is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) and co-stars KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The movie hits Netflix on July 10th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Force of Nature Trailer Starring Mel Gibson

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Although Rob Cohen’s The Hurricane Heist didn’t really seem to attract much of an audience back in 2018, fans of this very specific “extreme weather crime thriller” sub-genre might want to keep an eye on the upcoming VOD release Force of Nature. Directed by Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer), the movie stars Emile Hirsch as a disgraced cop attempting to evacuate an apartment building during a Category 5 hurricane. When he discovers that a gang of thieves are attempting to rob a wealthy tenant, he must team up with Dr. Troy (Kate Bosworth) and her retired detective father (Mel Gibson) to stop them. Make no mistake, this movie would almost certainly have been a VOD release even prior to COVID-19, so make of that what you will. Force of Nature arrives on VOD on June 30th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #752: Capone + The Last Dance

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0:00 – Intro
14:55 – Review: Capone
37:20 – Review: The Last Dance
1:16:05 – Other Stuff We Watched: Star Wars Episodes 1-6, Bronson, The Matrix, My Lucky Stars, Scoob!, The Wrong Missy, Little House on the Prairie: Portrait of Love, Betty, Skate Kitchen
1:47:15 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD
1:50:20 – Outro

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Justice League: The Snyder Cut Officially Coming to HBO Max in 2021

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Update: THR is reporting that the Snyder Cut may be released as a six-episode mini-series as opposed to a feature film.

After years of non-stop online petitioning, the fans will finally get their wish. Zack Snyder’s fabled cut of Justice League will see the light of day and it will be coming to the new Warner Brothers streaming service HBO Max. Zack Snyder announced the news during a live Q&A following a virtual screening of Man of Steel today. An official press release went out shortly afterward confirming that the new version of the movie will arrive sometime in 2021. Obviously the timing is ideal considering that HBO Max launches one week from today. Snyder had this to say about the announcement:

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