Plus, more casting from Star Wars: The Acolyte, a Hocus Pocus 2 trailer, and a new sneak peek at the Quantum Leap reboot. Also, Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) says that he wants to take the third season of Primal in a different direction.
The Karate Kid
THR reports a new Karate Kid film is in development without the involvement of Cobra Kai showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg. Though the cast and crew have yet to be revealed, the latest entry is touted as a “return to the original Karate Kid franchise” and slated for a summer 2024 release.
Deadline reports Paul Greengrass is attached to direct a film adaptation of Stephen King’s recent novel, Fairy Tale, in which a “17-year-old boy inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war. The stakes could not be higher, for that world and ours, as he journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling.”
65, the upcoming sci-fi thriller from producer Sam Raimi starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman, is now scheduled for March 10, 2023 release date. Directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the story is said to follow “an astronaut who crashlands on a mysterious planet” as he “discovers he is not alone.”
Kraven the Hunter/Madame Web
Coming Soon additionally reports both Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web have been delayed. Kraven the Hunter will now reach theaters on October 6, 2023, while Madame Web has been rescheduled for a February 16, 2024 release date.
Hocus Pocus 2
A new clip from Hocus Pocus 2 introduces both Hannah Waddingham’s character and the Sanderson Sisters as children.
Star Wars: The Acolyte
According to THR, Russian Doll’s Charlie Barnett is the latest to join the cast of The Acolyte in a currently undisclosed role.
Batman: The Caped Crusader
HBO Max’s recently-canceled Batman animated series from Bruce Timm, Matt Reeves, and J.J. Abrams is now being shopped to Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon Prime Video.
Genndy Tartakovsky also recently confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that a potential third season of Primal will not continue Spear and Fang’s story.
I don’t want to do this story further. I feel like this season we’ve done it all, in a way. I want it to almost become an anthology show, where season 3 would still be called Primal, but with a different subheading. Low-dialogue, high-emotion, survival, rawness, visual storytelling: All that stuff, but with different characters. There’s more things I want to do with Primal, not necessarily Spear and Fang. Maybe if there’s a giant outcry, we’ll continue the story with his daughter and Mira and the dinosaurs. I’d have to really think about it.
Production has officially wrapped on The Boys’ spinoff Gen V.
Comic Book has a new synopsis for “The Thief,” the fifth episode of Stargirl’s third season.
SECRETS AND LIES — As Courtney (Brec Bassinger) continues to secretly help Cameron (Hunter Sansone), the team notices she’s pulling away from her role as the JSA leader. Mike (Trae Romano) and Jakeem (Alkoya Brunson) approach Cindy (Meg DeLacy) with a proposition. Finally, Yolanda’s (Yvette Monreal) decision to follow her intuition leads her to make a shocking discovery. Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Joel McHale, Joy Osmanski and Neil Hopkins also star. Lea Thompson directed the episode written by Steve Harper.
A “bloody siege” unfolds at the House of Enlightenment in the synopsis for this week’s episode of See.
A standoff at the House of Enlightenment gives way to a bloody siege between Baba’s party and Tormada’s soldiers.
Star Wars: Andor
An odd new trailer for Star Wars: Andor introduces a lightsaber-equipped starfighter while reminding audiences of the character’s ultimate fate in Rogue One.
Meanwhile, the cast and crew discuss the Quantum Leap reboot in a new featurette.
CBS has also released a full trailer for the second season of Ghosts.
Nicky takes on a supernaturally-powered crime ring in the trailer for Kung Fu’s third season.
Our heroes continue to explore the universe in a teaser trailer for the second season of Edens Zero.
Pop Team Epic
Elsewhere, a Japanese featurette discusses the long-awaited second season of Pop Team Epic.
Rick & Morty
Finally, Rick volunteers to make “night person” duplicates of the Smith family in the trailer for next week’s episode of Rick & Morty.