Ryan Coogler Returns for Black Panther 2, and More Movie News

Today’s Ketchup brings you ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Barbie, Black Widow, Fantasy Island, and Suicide Squad 2.

This WEEK’S TOP STORY

RYAN COOGLER RETURNS FOR BLACK PANTHER 2

(Photo by Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios)

Fresh Developments

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY DIRECTOR SNATCHED UP FOR DC COMICS’ SUICIDE SQUAD SEQUEL

(Photo by Marvel Studios)

2. BLACK WIDOW WILL DELIVER $15 MILLION PAY EQUITY FOR SCARLETT JOHANSSON

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3. MARGOT ROBBIE JOINS APPARENTLY REMOLDED BARBIE MOVIE

(Photo by Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)

4. MARVEL’S FALCON, NICK FURY, AND BEAST ALL RAIDING THE BANKER

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5. PETER DINKLAGE JOINS CAVEMAN SEQUEL THE CROODS 2

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6. DWAYNE JOHNSON, NETFLIX, AND FOLK HEROES JOHN HENRY AND THE STATESMEN

(Photo by Frank Masi/Columbia Pictures)

7. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY TO BE ONE OF GUY RITCHIE’S TOFF GUYS

(Photo by Murray Close/STX Entertainment)

British director Guy Ritchie’s Tomatometer reads as a series of ups and downs. His four Fresh scores (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and his debut Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) are outnumbered by five films with Rotten scores (including, most recently, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword). After working in Hollywood with Warner Bros over the past few years, Guy Ritchie is now planning a return to the British crime stories of his earliest films. That film will be called Toff Guys, and its ensemble cast will include Matthew McConaughey, Underworld star Kate Beckinsale, and Henry Golding, the male lead of this summer’s breakout hit Crazy Rich Asians. The premise of Toff Guys will concern the collision between European “old money” and today’s modern marijuana industry, as a British drug lord attempts to cash out by selling out to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires (presumably, one of them will be played by McConaughey). Filming of Toff Guys is scheduled to start later this fall, 2018 on location in England.

ROTTEN IDEAS OF THE WEEK

2. PLAYMOBIL VOICE CAST ANNOUNCED, WHICH MEANS IT’S STILL HAPPENING

(Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.)

1. MARVEL STARS DAVE BAUTISTA AND MICHAEL PENA TRAVELING TO FANTASY ISLAND

(Photo by Dee Cercone, Derek Storm/Everett Collection)

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