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Japanese Spider-Man in Spider-Verse 2

In a fantastic twitter exchange, Shannon Tindle, the creator of Kubo and the Two Strings, offered to design Japanese Spider-Man for Into the Spider-Verse 2. However, Producer Phil Lord confirmed that Japanese Spider-Man has been designed for the second film. We’ll find out whether or not Japanese Spider-Man is actually in the Spider-Verse sequel when the movie comes out on April 8, 2022.


Batman Casting

DC is eyeing two new actors for Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman film. It seems that Colin Farrell is in talks to be The Penguin, and Andy Serkis is being looked at to play Alfred Pennyworth. There is no further news about Batman at this time.


Critical Role Animated Series Coming to Amazon

Amazon has picked up two seasons of the new animated series based on the popular role playing podcast Critical Role. Critical Role is a Dungeons and Dragons podcast, where a group of voice actors have been role playing the classic tabletop game since 2015. The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated Critical Role series, is heading to Amazon Prime Video, some time in 2020.


Kitty Pryde Movie Dead

Two years after Deadpool was released, director Tim Miller said that he was working on a Kitty Pryde movie. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Miller told interviewers that the movie likely wouldn’t happen, but did seem to indicate that he had a finished script. There is no further news about any X-Men movies at this time.


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