News Briefs: Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Hasta la Vista, Baby to ‘Expendables’

The Expendables 3

The Expendables 4: Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be appearing in the fourth installment of the Expendables franchise without Sylvester Stallone. Stallone just signaled that he would be dropping out of the series due to creative differences. Schwarzenegger says: “There is no Expendables without Sly. I would never do the movie without him, no.” [EW.com]

Eric Roth / Dune

Dune: Academy Award winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) will write the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve’s new version of Dune. It’s based on Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel about a noble family, a desert planet and melange, the most valuable substance in the universe. David Lynch helmed a previous version. Roth is no stranger to science fiction; he cowrote a screen adaptation of David Brin’s The Postman for director and star Kevin Costner back in 1997. [Variety]

“Marvel’s New Warriors” headed to @FreeformTV with Squirrel Girl and more! First details: https://t.co/X7IzaZPXEZpic.twitter.com/0JBC0TqaLb

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 5, 2017

New Warriors: Last year we heard that Marvel and ABC Studios were developing New Warriors as a possible comedy television series, based on a comic book series revolving around a team-up of fledgling teenage superheroes, including the famed Squirrel Girl. Now comes word that cable network Freeform, which aims for a younger audience, has ordered 10 episodes, each 30 minutes, for broadcast in 2018. Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) is in talks to serve as showrunner for the series. [THR]

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight Video: In a dynamic new video, director Michael Bay explains why Transformers: The Last Knight should be seen in IMAX 3D when it opens on June 23. Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins star. [Movieclips]