The world of movie news moves at light-speed some days, so it’s hard to keep up with everything. So welcome to today’s news briefing here at So, Is It Any Good? where we round up the breaking stories you might have missed.


Van Helsing Eyeing Channing Tatum

Although The Mummy, the first movie in the Dark Universe, didn’t set the box office alight, Universal is still moving forward with their plans for the next movies in the loosely connected series, and apparently, the new incarnation of Van Helsing is being aimed at Channing Tatum to star. As long as they can one-up the woeful Hugh Jackman CGI-fest, that’ll be a win.Channing Tatum Being Eyed For Van Helsing


Taking A Trip To Agrabah

We made our picks, and have been patiently waiting for the announcement, and finally, Guy Ritchie and Disney have announced who their Jafar will beMarwan Kenzari, who has been seen in The Mummy remake, the Ben-Hur remake, and the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express remake, is tackling yet another redo (hopefully he doesn’t get typecast). They’ve also announced that former SNL star Nasim Pedrad will be playing the new character Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Jasmine, and another source of comedic relief.Marwan Kenzari Cast As Jafar In The Live-Action Aladdin


Coming Up For Air

Anne Hathaway will be finally be contained… in the upcoming sci-fi thriller O2 where she’ll play a woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber, with no memory of how she got there. She then must escape the chamber before her air runs out. Along the lines of Buried then, so if you’re a Hatha-hater, you might want to steer clear of this one-woman show.Anne Hathaway Closeup


Cool As Clint

We were waiting for it to happen, and it finally has! Ron Howard has cast his brother Clint Howard in the still untitled Han Solo movie that he just took over directing. What are the odds on Clint playing an alien of some sort?Clint Howard Will Have A Role In His Brother Ron's Han Solo Film


Say Goodbye

A new trailerhas been released for the A.A Milne (creator of Winnie The Pooh) biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie. It fits perfectly into the awards fodder category like Saving Mr Banks and The Theory Of Everything. Check out the trailer below:


You’re The Best Around

We knew no one could ever keep them down, and it seems the Cobra Kai dojo will live again, on YouTube. Cobra Kai, starring original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka is heading to the internet behemoth for 10 eps to air in 2018. Picking up 30 years after the first movie, Cobra Kai will shift focus a bit to Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence, who tries reopening the dojo in order to turn his life around, but reignites his feud with Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso.Cobra Kai TV Series Starring Macchio And Zabka


It’s All About The Plan

Slashfilm has a look at the upcoming Marvel movie slate and trying to fill in some of the “untitled” gaps, including Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 and potential sequels to Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Partly based on research, partly educated guess, it’s a good read for fans who like to know where their MCU is headed.


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