Movie News Bits: BLOODSHOT, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, THE LEGO MOVIE 2, Lando Calrissian, ANALOG


Sony is moving forward with its Bloodshot adaptation, which kicks off the studio's shared universe based on Valiant Comics. Vin Diesel is starring, with Dave Wilson attached to direct. Now, we have some more casting news.

According to Variety, actors Eiza González, Michael Sheen, and Sam Heughan are in talks to join the cast of Bloodshot. Their potential characters are currently unknown. Bloodshot, the first of a five-movie plan, is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2019.


Another comic book film moving forward is Universal's Cowboy Ninja Viking, based on the Image title. Chris Pratt is starring, while Michelle MacLaren is directing. Now, two new screenwriters have been hired.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriters Dan Mazeau and Ryan Engle are working together to pen a new draft for Cowboy Ninja Viking. The studio wants to get the script in shape in order to shoot this summer. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 28th, 2019.


Next year will see the release of the long-awaited sequel to The LEGO Movie, and this week, Warner Bros. announced the title. On Twitter, it was confirmed that the title is The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Definitely an unexpected but creative direction.

Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks are reprising their roles from the first film, with Tiffany Haddish joining as a new character. Additionally, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill are reprising their respective roles as Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern. The Second Part arrives on February 8th, 2019.


One of the most buzzed-about parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story has been Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian. So much so, there's speculation about Lando getting his own movie one day. What does Glover himself think about the idea?

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Glover sounds very open to it, whether as just the star or also as a writer. "I would love to do it again. It’s really fun. The movie, I feel like, is wide open. This part of the universe without the… I feel like with the Skywalkers, it’s hard, because it’s almost like the Bible. There’s a story that you have to tell, and the lineage of that family. I feel like out here its like, yeah, we’re just like husters and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun. And I like those movies a lot. I like the comedy of them, the silliness and also the adventure. I think it would just be fun to do." You can catch Glover as Lando in Solo, which hits theaters tonight.


And finally, we have word on yet another comic book movie in the works. Per THR, Lionsgate has picked up the film rights to Image Comics' Analog, which published its first issue this year. John Wick director Chad Stahelski is taking the helm, with Colony creator Ryan Condal writing the script.

Analog is set in a future where the internet's security is now defunct, thanks to an event known as the Great Doxxing. In order to keep their secrets, people turn to Ledger-Men to carry them the old-fashioned way.

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