BUZZ News Shorts: Wonder Woman & Justice League Release Dates, Deadpool, xXx & More

wonder-woman••• Warner Bros has confirmed the release date for the DC movies Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One. They will be 23 June 2017 and 17 November 2017 respectively. [via Coming Soon]

••• Tracking audience research predicts that – based on current levels of interest among movie goers – Deadpool is on course for a hefty North American opening weekend book office of $55 million. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

Tony_jaa••• Thai action star Tony Jaa (Ong-bak 1, 2 & 3) has been cast in xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage, joining the recently announced Jet Li and star Vin Diesel. [Tony Jaa joining the cast of xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage further demonstrates the level of extreme athleticism and action that we are going to deliver to audiences,” says Revolution CEO Vince Totino. “The fans have been asking for it and our goal is to deliver it.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Sky Atlantic has won the broadcast rights to show the new series of Twin Peaks in the UK. The new episodes have been written by Lynch and Frost and many of the original cast members, including Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper, will return. But we still have a long wait to see it – it’s not being broadcast in the US until 2017. [BBC news]

••• The smart money now is on Cate Blanchett playing Hela, Norse Queen Of Hell, in Thor: Ragnarok. Well that’s the rumour anyway. [via ComicBookResources]

ant-man-donovan-feature••• Martin Donovan (Ant-Man) has joined DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Zaman Druce, Rip Hunter’s mentor and fellow Time Master. He will appear in the fourth episode, “White Knights” and may recur. According to IGN, Druce is “a respected member of the time council who was Rip’s first mentor at the Time Master Academy” and has a great deal of experience mediating conflicts throughout history. However, when he is tasked with ending Hunter’s quest to get Vandal Savage, death may be the only way to truly stop “the man he looked upon as a son.”

••• The Flash star Grant Gustin has been forced but over-enthusiastic fans to go online and express his support for Ezra Miller, the actor who’ll be playing the Flash in the DC movie. And it looks like he used up nearly two thirds of his batter power composing the message…


 

 

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