Simone Missick discusses what sets Luke Cage apart from the other Marvel Netflix shows. Robert Downey Jr. returns to Sherlock Holmes. The BBC teases the arrival of Doctor Who‘s new companion. Plus, new Humans season two casting, new Game of Thrones pictures and petrifying Alice Through the Looking Glass posters. Spoilers!
Speaking to MTV while promoting Independence Day: Resurgence, Jeff Goldblum heavily hinted that he is involved with a superhero movie project:
I can say very little right now. But you might be onto something.
No clues as to whom, or what, he could be playing — so let the speculation begin!
Jerrod Carmichael is in talks to join the film in a major but undisclosed role, according to The Wrap.
Sherlock Holmes 3
Robert Downey Jr. expects the film to begin production this year:
We’re talking about it right now. We can do some preliminary stuff. If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole [movie] done in a week. When we’re making those ‘Sherlock’ movies it is off the hook. [So] we’ll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m so excited about it.
Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) has allegedly joined the remake. She’ll play Marlo, an overachiever who is “the top of her class”. [Deadline]
The Jungle Book (Warner Bros.)
Apparently Alfonso Cuaron will offer directorial notes on the Warner-Bros.-produced Andy Serkis film, previously known as Jungle Book: Origins. [Deadline]
Here’s a new TV spot, part of a bizarre promotion with Coldwell Banker Real Estate:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Here’s a series of increasingly petrifying character posters for the film.
Simone Missick, who plays Misty Knight in the series, discusses what sets it apart from the other Marvel Netflix shows:
The colours, the feel, the sounds — everything about this show is its own thing. Harlem is a character in this show. All the other shows took place in Hell’s Kitchen; this is the first one that’s taking place in Harlem, and you definitely feel that. You feel that in the music, in the conversation, in the characters, everything. It’s its own thing. Luke Cage is something completely new.
The BBC will announce the new companion in a broadcast tomorrow, April 24. In the UK, it will air during the half-time interval of the FA Cup Football semi-final — and everywhere else, it will be on official social media. Kickoff is at 2:15am AEST. [BBC]
Writer/producer Brandon Vietti offers his thoughts on the cancelled show’s potential for a third season, while not actually saying it will happen:
It’s one of those things where like Greg [Weisman] and I developed a show, but with other people’s characters. You know what I mean? So, it’s not ours to go pitch. I wish I could tell you more. I wish I could say ‘Yeah we’re in talks!’ But, I’m not in any talks. It’s not for me. It’s not my thing to go talk about. Maybe we’ll get some good news about it someday. Greg and I, Phil Bourassa, our character designer, we’re all anxious to jump back in the world. We have more stories to tell, we’d love to do it and honestly we’re on stand-by until our bosses come and say, ‘We want to make more.’
Carrie-Anne Moss and Sam Palladio have joined the show’s second season. Moss will play regular character Athena Morrow, an AI expert who is “is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness”, while Palladio will play Ed, a “struggling café owner”. [TV Line]
Game of Thrones
In totally unsurprising news, the show has indeed been confirmed for a seventh season. [TV Line]
A gallery of images from the premiere, “The Red Woman”, has been released — you can find more at the link. [CBR]
The Vampire Diaries
Finally, things get tense between Alaric and Stefan in a new clip from “Somebody That I Used to Know”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Banner Art by Jim Cooke.
Image: Independence Day: Resurgence.