Avengers: Infinity War
A new tie-in comic for “Avengers: Infinity War” has seemingly revealed that ‘The Decimation’ will be the official designation within the MCU canon for the disappearance of half the universe’s population at the end of the film, as opposed to ‘The Snap’ or ‘The Snappening’ which are used in fan discussions to describe the result of Thanos’ plan. The novel also indicates The Avengers will keep the truth about what Thanos did from the public, so barely anyone at the start of “Avengers 4” knows why half of Earth’s population suddenly disintegrated. [Source: Screen Rant]
The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine
20th Century Fox and New Regency have bought the supernatural horror project “The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine” and set it up at Vertigo Entertainment and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort. “Deadpool” star Reynolds is attached only as a producer and no actors or directors have been hired.
Roy Lee and Jon Berg will also produce this adaptation of the Jasper DeWitt novella about an idealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient. [Source: Variety]
Annaleigh Ashford (“American Crime Story: Versace,” “Bad Education”) has scored the lead role in “Smart Blonde,” a biopic about Oscar-winning “Born Yesterday” actress Judy Holliday. Gene Kirkwood (“Rocky”) is producing.
The film will focus on nightclub singer Holliday who, in her early acting career in the 1940s, fought back against the overt sexual advances of studio mogul Darryl F. Zanuck during her time as a day player at Fox. Holliday paid the price for being outspoken, eventually blacklisted in Hollywood as a communist. [Source: Deadline]
Untitled Roger Ailes Film
“Deadpool 2” scene-stealer Rob Delaney has joined the cast of Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes film, one which boasts a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and John Lithgow.
Delaney will play one of Megyn Kelly’s producers in the feature, which is being co-financed and produced by BRON Studios. Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”) penned the film which focuses on the women who rose up against Fox News network boss Ailes and his toxic male culture. [Source: Deadline]
Mary Poppins Returns
Walt Disney Pictures has released a brand new featurette for “Mary Poppins Returns” which also includes an interview with Emily Blunt talking about why she loves playing the iconic character. The sequel to the 1964 classic is set to open in cinemas on December 19th.