A familiar face is confirmed for Transformers: The Last Knight. Shane Black hints at Schwarzenegger’s return for Predator. Bryan Singer says X-23 could appear in X-Force. Plus, more rumours about the Captain Marvel director, and descriptions of a mysterious new Krypton teaser. Spoilers now!
Transformers: The Last Knight
Michael Bay is “considering” letting Tyrese Gibson return to the franchise, according to clips posted to his Instagram account.
Speaking of both Instagram and Transformers, the official account has confirmed that Josh Duhamel will reprise his role as Lennox.
Arnold Schwarzenegger could appear, according to Shane Black:
These things all happened in 1990, but now it’s 25 years later. So in other words, if Arnold [Schwarzenegger]’s in it — which I’m not allowed to discuss [laughs] — he would be old Arnold.
The Third Wave
Ellen Page has been cast in a leading role in this post-zombie apocalypse film, about reintegrating infected people into society. [Coming Soon]
X-23, the female clone of Wolverine (and current Wolverine in Marvel’s comics), is on the cards to appear in the film, according to Bryan Singer — who phrases it in the most alien manner he could:
I have discussed that with the studio. I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female.
Indie director Emily Carmichael has apparently been approached for talks to possibly direct the movie.
The prehistoric shark movie will hit US theatres 2 March 2018. [Coming Soon]
Independence Day: Resurgence
Head on over to Coming Soon to see footage of the Space Tug, Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth’s) ship of choice in the ESD.
There’s a bunch of new footage in this behind-the-scenes featurette.
In an extensive interview for The Hollywood Reporter, ABC’s new Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey discusses the recent tumultuous news about the network cutting Agent Carter and passing on Marvel’s Most Wanted for a second time, leaving Agents of SHIELD as ABC’s sole Marvel venture.
Here’s the good news: According to the site, Dungey challenged claims that the network was distancing itself from Marvel output by revealing that the network is currently working on several undisclosed TV projects with Marvel (presumably one of these was the previously uncovered Damage Control comedy), with the aim of creating new shows that would be “beneficial to both brands”.
Agents of SHIELD
Here’s the bad news: Starting this spring, the show will air in the US on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm, an hour later than usual. Though ABC executives describe the move as allowing the show to go darker and more violent with its content, the Tuesday 10:00pm timeslot has been what the Hollywood Reporter calls “long-troubled” and “a cancellation target for the last several seasons”.
A very early (and still unreleased) teaser for Syfy’s new DC prequel series was shown at NBC’s upfronts presentation. According to IGN, the teaser featured shots of the destroyed planet Krypton before flashing back to a quick montage of scenes and vistas from Krypton before its destruction (including apparent shots from Man of Steel), while an unidentified voiceover stated “This is not the story of how our world died. This is the story of how we lived.”
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Preacher artist Steve Dillion says he’s optimistic about the series:
Myself and Garth have always thought that ‘Preacher’ would work best as a TV show, The book ran for nearly six years so there was always going to be too much to try to cram into a two hour movie. Seth [Rogen] and Evan [Goldberg] are self-confessed fans of the book so they have a true feel for the story and characters. That said, they are not being overly reverential about the material and they know that what works in a comic book does’t necessarily work in a TV series. It’s great that this is finally happening and I’ve really liked what I’ve seen so far. I hope fans of the book will like it too.
Finally, pictures from the season finale, “Transference”, have been released. More at the link. [Ksite TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.