Some of Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s undisclosed roles are finally disclosed. Idris Elba denies all those James Bond rumours. The Aquaman movie finds itself a writer (again). Plus, John Barrowman talks up a potential Torchwood return, and new looks at Outcast and Once Upon a Time. To me, my spoilers!
Director Jon Watts revealed that Tony Revolori is indeed playing Peter Parker’s original nemesis, high school bully Flash Thompson. Meanwhile, Laura Harrier and Jacob Batalon were introduced as playing Liz and Ned respectively, who are likely a nod to original Spider-Man supporting characters Liz Allen and Ned Leeds from the comics. [CBR]
Idris Elba throws water on the rumours that he’s being lined up to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, telling Good Morning America:
I think I’m too old for that, man — running around in cars, and ladies and martinis. Who wants that? Sounds terrible.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Will Beall has returned to script the latest draft of the movie, working off of a treatment from director James Wan. Previously, Beall was one of the several writers drafting scripts for the movie, and moved on from the project to write Training Day for CBS.
Pepe Le Pew
Max Landis told audiences at the Dirk Gently Comic-Con panel that he is writing a movie based on the amorous cartoon skunk. [Deadline]
Kubo and the Two Strings
Here’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film:
Commissioner Gordon may become a different iconic DC character this season, with Ben McKenzie telling TV Line:
Yours truly might become another iconic DC character… in the middle of the season. At the end of the season. He might take on the persona of a different character.
Begin the wild speculation now!
John Barrowman tells Comic-Con HQ that he has supposedly entered talks with the BBC to “set the ball rolling to get Torchwood back”.
Good news! The show has been renewed for a second season. [KSiteTV]
Legends of Tomorrow
Katie Cassidy has struck a deal to somehow appear as a series regular on Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, despite the fact that Laurel Lance perished in the last season of Arrow. [CBR]
Meanwhile, Marc Guggenheim has confirmed that Stephen Amell will appear in the opening of Legends of Tomorrow‘s second season:
We’re going to see Mr. Stephen Amell playing Oliver Queen right at the beginning. Actually, Mayor Oliver Queen.
Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane in the show’s next season.
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Rick Springfield joins the cast as one of Lucifer’s new vessels. [TV Guide]
Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and Riverdale producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teases what’s to come on the show:
There is a very taboo slumber party that happens in Episode 7 where many of the kids will be kissing.
He also confirms that, at some point, Betty and Veronica will kiss. [EW]
Once Upon a Time
Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) and Jafar (Oded Fehr) are coming to the show:
Another teaser for the next season reveals the return of the Evil Queen.
Here’s a new trailer:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.