••• Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is developing a live-action version of animated series Voltron for the big screen and they’ve hired Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter to script the project. Tom Engelman of The Chronicles of Riddick and The Lone Ranger will produce.
••• Stranger Things season two has gone into the production and to mark the occasion the team Tweeted the following pic (which we’ve also turned the right way up for you…)
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— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 4, 2016
••• According to TheWrap Ciarán Hinds – Mance Rayder in Game Of Thrones – has joined the cast of the Justice League movie as the supervillain, Steppenwolf. Apparently the character will be realised through performance capture and his final look will differ from the version fans already saw in a deleted Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice clip (below).
••• Dwayne Johnson has shared a new set pic from the Jumanji 2 movie showing himself, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart in the jungle. Again. Plus he’s shared his thoughts on the film’s premiere date move from summer to Christmas 2017: “Here comes Dwanta Claus. Excited to share this great news: CHRISTMAS of 2017 comes early for our #JUMANJI SEQUEL. We were always slated to be released summer of 2017, but after months of shooting and editing our movie together, we realized we have a big family franchise on our hands, that’s full of Christmas wish fulfillment, fun and heart. Like so many of us, it’s my FAVORITE time of the year and I LUV delivering holiday entertainment. From ‘Moana’ this Thanksgiving, to ‘Rock the Troops’ this Christmas, to ‘Jumanji’ next Christmas! Calling Rudolph now to get our sleigh and fanny packs.”
••• According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic is now moving ahead again with Mr Robot’s Rami Malek cast as the leotard-wearing lead singer of Queen. Apparently Bryan Singer (X-Men) is in talks to direct. Previously, Sacha Baron Cohen was lined up to play Mercury but left the project after “artistic differences”; Cohen claimed the surviving members of Queen wanted to “sugar coat” the story, while Queen guitarist Brian May countered that the group had never been the kind of people to duck from the truth and that, “Sacha became an arse… We had some nice times with Sacha kicking around ideas, but he went off and told untruths about what happened.”