Hello and happy first day of July! Welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all the biggest news from Hollywood and beyond. What’s happening? A lot, actually. For one, it looks like Netflix is finally getting a Sandman adaptation off of the ground. Also, Paul Rudd is going to be in Ghostbusters 2020 and Lady Gaga might be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Let’s get started.
A Series Based on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Is Coming to Netflix
Today in news that many thought would never come: Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman is being turned into a TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix just made a pact with Warner Bros. TV to adapt the comic into what sources are calling the most expensive show DC Entertainment has ever undertaken. Gaiman will executive produce the show with David Goyer. No word yet on how many episodes will be made of the live-action series or when it might land on the streaming service, but it’s fair to say Gaiman’s fans are waiting with bated breath.
Lady Gaga Might Be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Do you miss the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born? Welp, you might be able to experience it again! The pop star is currently being eyed to play a love interest to Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, according to ScreenRant. Does this mean that “Perfect Illusion” will be on the next soundtrack? One can only hope.
Paul Rudd Will Be in Ghostbusters 2020
In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Ghostbusters reboot in the works. And now, it looks as though Paul Rudd is joining the film. Last week, Variety reported the Ant-Man actor was in negotiations to play a teacher in Ghostbusters 2020. Rudd later confirmed he was joining the film in a video posted on Twitter. Jason Reitman, whose dad Ivan Reitman directed the first Ghostbusters, will helm the movie. “I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for Wet Hot American Summer at Sundance,” Rudd said. “I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”
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