Following FanQuest the ToB Crew decided to take a short break while in the midst of the summer doldrums to recharge their batteries. That R&R is now over and the guys are back to break down the latest in film and TV news. On the docket this week is the confirmation that Joaquin Phoenix has signed on to play The Joker in a standalone origin film, Billy Dee Williams will likely return to the role of Lando Calrissian for Star Wars Episode IX and Halo is finally coming to TV. All this and so much more on this week's Tower of Babble Podcast!
Unfortunately Dan had other, more pressing (job related), engagements to take care of and wasn't able to join the podcast this week. However, look for him alongside Julian as they continue their Game of Thrones Season 1 Rewatch.
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- Joaquin Phoenix has officially signed on to play The Joker in a standalone origin film directed by Hangover director Todd Phillips.
- Reports are saying that BIlly Dee Williams will be reprising the role of Lando Calrissian in JJ Abrams, Star Wars Episode IX.
- Keri Russell of The Americans fame cast in Star Wars Episode IX as well.
- Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie lands Jim Carrey in the role Dr Robotnik/Dr Eggman.
- Miles Teller cast as the son of Goose in Top Gun 2.
- Black Widow movie gets a director. After meeting with over 65 candidates Marvel has decided to go with Australian director Cate Shortland.
- Nathan Fillion, of Castle and Firefly fame, teased something to do with Uncharted on his Instagram account.
- The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy nominees were announced. Look for our predictions as we get closer to the ceremony.
- After two marginally successful internet miniseries and several popular live action commercials it looks like the video game franchise Halo will be coming to television in a more official capacity. Originally announced in 2013 nothing really happened with the project until news broke recently that the show will begin production this fall. Airing on Showtime it’s notably being produced in partnership with Steven Spielberg under his banner, Amblin Entertainment.
What We've Been Watching
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Handmaid’s Tale Season 2
- GLOW Season 2