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ICYMI: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot, Star Wars Movies Canceled and More

Here's everything you may have missed today. In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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1. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Reboot In The Works At Paramount From BAD WORDS Scribe via Comic Book Movie

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Paramount Pictures is in the very early stages of developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, having recently tapped Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) to pen the script. 
Variety has separately confirmed that the "third" Ninja Turtles movie will essentially serve as a reboot for the franchise and will presumably not be a follow-up to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which grossed $493 million worldwide, and its 2016 sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which grossed $245 million worldwide. 
While Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will return to produce under their Platinum Dunes banner, it seems unlikely at this moment that stars Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, and Jeremy Howard will reprise their roles as the Heroes in a Half-Shell. 

2. Report: The Star Wars Story Films Are Being Put On Hold via io9

After the disappointing box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new report says Lucasfilm has put all future Star Wars Story standalone movies on hold. That means, at least for now, no Boba Fett movie, no Obi-Wan movie, and no Solo spinoffs.

3. WONDER WOMAN 1984 Star Gal Gadot Is Expected To Bring The First Footage From The Sequel To SDCC via Comic Book Movie

Though Patty Jenkins' sequel was always going to have some kind of presence, it's now being reported that Warner Bros. is planning to make the Amazon Warrior's second solo adventure the "big surprise" of their Hall H panel, with star Gal Gadot expected to be on hand to debut some footage.

4. SWAMP THING Character Breakdowns Confirm Matthew Cable And Hint At The Series' Villain via Comic Book Movie

The first is for a supporting character named Matt Cable, who should be familiar to fans of the early Len Wein comics as well as Neil Gaiman's Sandman (it's a long story, but remember Morpheus' raven Mathew? Same guy).
This take on Cable is described as "the sheriff of the town and former high school sweetheart to Abby Arcane. A good guy with anger issues." Apparently, DC is looking for someone in their mid-30s to fill this role and are using Westworld actor James Marsden as their prototype.
We have far less to go on for the villain of the piece, but we do know that an actor in their late-40s to late-50s "in the mold of Lawrence Fishburne or Jeff Goldblum" is being sought to play a “smart, slick and cunning” baddie. There are a few possibilities, but speculation points to Abby's deranged uncle and The Earth Elemental's nemesis, Anton Arcane.

5. AVENGERS 4 Writers Are Anxious To Bring M.O.D.O.K. Into The Marvel Cinematic Universe via Comic Book Movie

The big-headed villain M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) may be coming to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Apparently, he nearly made an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War but Markus explains that it proved to be too tricky. "I've wanted to put M.O.D.O.K. in, and it's very hard to go 'here's the supporting character the giant head'.' And then we're going to get on with the story. We just came to him for information. Like you kind of have to design the whole movie around the guy with the giant head." 
It is, of course, possible that we'll see M.O.D.O.K. make an appearance in Avengers 4 and while the writer wouldn't outright confirm that's a possibility, he reiterated the fact that he still wants to see it happen somewhere down the line because the villain has so much potential. "I have love for M.O.D.O.K. and I still think properly done he'd be terrifying. Like you look all the way down the hall and like this huge head comes around the corner and starts coming and...oh, it would be awesome."

6. SPIDER-MAN Is Getting A New Costume In Marvel's HOMECOMING Sequel As He "Becomes More Like A Man" via Comic Book Movie

7. In my country, this used to be an Eighth Wonder of the World, now it's a place where people ask if they see Thanos via Redditt - /MarvelStudios

The Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines are popular

8. Fan Art: Poster for Captain Marvel via Redditt - /MarvelStudios

9. Black Panther tattoo. via Redditt - /MarvelStudios

Not for nothing, it's on a white dude

10. Is Disney To Blame for Solo's Failure? via Screenrant

11. 8 Couples That Hurt Star Wars (And 12 That Saved It) via Screenrant

12. Marvel Is Getting Closer to Hiring Its Black Widow Director via io9

13. Is There a Better Individual Season of Doctor Who Than Tom Baker's Debut? via io9

14. Josh Brolin says Benedict Cumberbatch inspired him to take Infinity War role via Entertainment Weekly

“He was in this [motion capture], [as the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit] and he’s crawling around like a snake, snapping his tongue out doing this incredible performance,” Brolin tells Cagle. “I saw that and was like, all right, that’s the bar. This is not like bulls—t. This is something you…have to sink your teeth into conviction, embarrassment, and all this kind of stuff.

15. New STAR TREK Books Revealed for 2018 and 2019 via TrekCore

16. AVENGERS 4: A New Rumor Suggests The Eternal Kronos Will Make An Appearance In The Marvel Film via Comic Book Movie

The time-traveling villain may be coming to the M.C.U.
While we should definitely take this with a pinch of salt, Conrad also notes that this fits with recent comments from Jim Starlin, who said another Marvel character he created will appear in Avengers 4. Not to mention, with Kronos having strong ties to his grandson Thanos and the Eternals on Titans in the comics, he wouldn’t feel out of place and will help set up the planned Eternals movie.

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