Rejoice, film fans, because the slow news weeks are apparently behind us! September got off to a rocky start, but went into overdrive this week. Thankfully, we were here to catch all of the biggest stories for you, and chronicle them in our weekly column: The WhatCulture.com News Brief! The big ticket item this week that got fanboys jumping for joy was the long-awaited Deadpool announcement, but there were plenty of other developments that got our inner geeks squealing with joy. We have an exciting update about three DC projects: Supergirl, Lucifer, and the Suicide Squad, and casting developments for MGM's Ben-Hur remake and Legendary's King Kong origin film, Skull Island. We've also got production updates on the Assassin's Creed adaptation, the Fantastic Four remake, an adaptation of Mark Millar's Starlight, and more! But first, let's take a look at the smaller news bits that filled our RSS feeds:
There have been some shakeups with the cast of Magic Mike XXL. Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, and Andie McDowell have signed on for the Magic Mike sequel, while Matthew McConaughey and his abs will be noticeably absent. Source: Deadline and Indiewire Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley will write one of the new Universal Monster movies. We don't know which one, and don't really care. In fact, we wish he was writing them all. Via: Deadline Doctor Strange will officially hit theaters on July 8, 2016. We already knew that, but at least it's official, right? Source: /Film The Marvel universe has gained an awesome new British guy, as James D'Arcy joins Agent Carter as Edwin Jarvis, the man who Tony Stark based his butler A.I. on. Via: Variety Hoyte van Hoytema, the cinematographer on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, has just signed on to do the same for Bond 24. That's basically confirmation that Bond 24 will be a Moonraker remake... right? Source: HitFix Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime's upcoming film Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. This is oddly lazy and inspired casting at the same time. Our big question is.... Grumpy Cat is female?! Source: THR
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