Following the billion-dollar success of Aquaman, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that, instead of a sequel, Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a spinoff to the DC blockbuster which will be based on the terrifying deadly Kingdom of the Trench. Newcomers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tasked with penning the script for The Trench, which is being described as an underwater horror feature set in the DC Universe.
Details are still being kept under wraps, but it’s said that the principal cast of Aquaman will not feature in any capacity, choosing to focus on world-building for the King of Atlantis.
Academy Award-winner Jared Leto has officially signed on to star as Dr. Michael Morbius, a.k.a. Morbius the Living Vampire, in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff, Morbius The Living Vampire. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) will direct the film with a script from the writing duo of Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, whose past credits include Power Rangers, The Last Witch Hunter, and Dracula Untold.
The film currently has no release date set, but we should expect to hear more news out of San Diego Comic-Con alongside new information on Venom, and perhaps even the newly announced Silk.
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released the first official trailer for the upcoming Transformers spin-off, Bumblebee. The film is a prequel showing Bumblebee’s time on Earth before the events of the first Transformers film, and the character design looks incredible, being a bit more like his original design.
In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a junkyard, to be discovered by 18-year old Charlie, searching for her place in the world. Adventures ensue, and the two go on the run from Sector 7, which seems to be lead by John Cena. Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and The Two Strings), Bumblebee hits theaters on December 21st.