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Updates From Andor, Shazam Fury of the Gods, and More

The Spy Kids reboot has finished filming. Get another look at Disney’s rapidly-incoming Pinocchio remake. Terry Silver wants you to be a winner in a new Cobra Kai teaser. Plus, what’s coming on House of the Dragon, and Rick and Morty gets its shill on ahead of the new season. Spoilers now!

Deadline reports Blu Hunt (The New Mutants), Ben Smith-Petersen (Mad Max: Fury Road), John Karna (Scream: The Series), and Katherine Hughes (Perfect Commando) are attached to star in The Dead Thing, the directorial debut of Elric Kane said to be “a neo-realist take on an Invisible Man story and a modern urban legend for the online dating era.” The film is said to follow “a young woman (Hunt) who, lost in a string of meaningless hookups, falls in love with a sensitive and charismatic man (Petersen) who she soon discovers harbors a dark secret that turns their affair into a twisted obsession.” Webb Wilcoxen is responsible for the script. In a recent Instagram post (via Comic Book) David F. Sandberg confirmed Mr. Mind does not appear in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, stating his presence would be “too much movie.”

Early on we did explore having Mr. Mind be a big part of this story but it would have been too much movie. Even without him we had to cut things down to fit it all into one movie. Filming has officially wrapped on the Spy Kids reboot, according to Robert Rodriguez on Instagram. Just wrapped a new SPYkids for @Netflix, working with my son Racer Max! First foto is from the set of SPYkids 2 in 2002. Not much has changed, only now he’s co-writer, co-producer, and a little heavier. In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Genevieve O’Reilly stated Andor will explore Mon Mothma “not just as a senator, but as a woman” before adding we’ll “see her literally and figuratively take off her cloak and reveal herself as a woman in a way we’ve never seen before.”

We really get to develop her as a character, and we get to learn about her not just as a senator, but as a woman. [We learn] what her life is like, what she has to wrestle with, what are the dangers to her life, what it costs to be her. Tony’s [Gilroy] writing is so intricate and so taut. It lives in this world of the spy genre, of a sociopolitical drama, and yet it’s set within a Star Wars world. So it feels universal and intimate all at once. I was always interested in [Caroline Blakiston’s original performance] and each time I go to play her, I go back to that scene. You can see when Caroline does that in that scene, for me, there was always a pain at the heart of it…you could see that she was carrying a pain, and I was really curious about what that was. What has happened in this woman’s life? What has it cost to be her? What are the sacrifices that she has had to make along the way to be that leader of a rebellion? We see her talking to senators, and then we meet her at home with her husband. We see the public and the private. We see her literally and figuratively take off her cloak and reveal herself as a woman in a way we’ve never seen before.

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