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Black Widow
Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed that he’s not slated to appear in the upcoming “Black Widow” movie which is currently shooting for Marvel Studios. Set photos have pointed to scenes in the film being set in both the 1990s and 2017, so no-one is quite clear as to what the story will be.

Out promoting “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, Jackson was asked about appearing and said: “It’s Natasha who was always been my favourite because I recruited her. So far, I’m not in her origin story movie [Laughs]. She’s the person I was closest to in that group.” [Source: Comics Explained]

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has revealed that the upcoming “Jay & Silent Bob Reboot” will boast more visual effects than the original 1977 “Star Wars”. Smith explained on a recent episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast that there are a surprising amount of visual effects shots in the movie which will debut its first trailer later this month at Comic-Con:

Smith: “This is not bragging and this is not saying this makes me a better filmmaker by any stretch of the imagination, this is just for the layman to show you how far filmmaking and special effects have come from our childhood. We have three times as many visual effects/CG/visual effects in general in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot than they did in Star Wars… and we’re not even a visual effects heavy movie.” [Source: Fatman on Batman]

CBS has cancelled its thriller series “Ransom” after three seasons. The axe wasn’t a surprise as the show was amongst the lowest-rated shows on broadcast last season – averaging a 0.26 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and just over 2.3 million viewers per episode throughout the third season.

The series starred Luke Roberts as expert hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont whose team was brought in to save lives when no one else could. [Source: Twitter]

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
The MPAA has officially rated the upcoming “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” film a PG-13 for “terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references”. the project hails from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Andre Ovredal helm this adaptation of the popular young adult book series. [Source: MPAA]