Quick News: Creed 2, Marvel, Knightley, SIlver

Creed 2
A new listing on the ‘in production’ database My Entertainment World indicates that the “Creed” sequel is firming up its dates with filming to begin February 5th in Philadelphia.

No director has been announced yet, but Ryan Coogler is expected to be done with his commitments to “Black Panther” by that point and he’ll almost certainly have first dibs. Dolph Lundgren will reprise his role as Ivan Drago in the film.

Marvel
Just hours before it began, a planned New York Comic Con event unveiling the partnership between Marvel and defense technology manufacturer Northrop Grumman was scrapped this weekend. The partnership was reportedly intended as a promotional tool for STEM in schools.

The partnership was originally announced on Twitter Friday afternoon in a tweet, but the backlash that met that first tease has been so immediate and strong that it quickly led to the panel’s cancellation. In fact, the entire partnership with Northrop Grumman has reportedly been cancelled. [Source: Heat Vision

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is set to star as a spy in a new drama from “Manchester by the Sea” producers K Period Media (“Manchester by the Sea”). No director is yet attached. The still-untitled independent film will be based on an original script written by Camilla Blackett (“Newsroom,” “New Girl”). [Source: Variety]

Silver
Andrew Cosby (the upcoming reboot of “Hellboy”) has been attached to pen the film adaptation of Stephan Franck’s award winning graphic novel series “Silver” for Solipsist Films. Stephen L’Heureux is producing.

The comic expands Bram Stoker’s universe into the pulp era of the 1930’s as a soulless con man sets out to steal a treasure made of ancient silver from a castle full vampires. Assisting him is a crew of talented but broken misfits assembled to pull off a wild heist. [Source: Deadline]