And no, the X-Men aren’t in Avengers: Infinity War, according to Joe Russo. Rupert Wyatt’s next movie is a sci-fi project. Ronald D. Moore discusses the setting of Outlander‘s next season. Blade Runner 2 gets a composer. Plus, a first look at Easter in American Gods, and new footage from Morgan and Arrow. Spoilers get!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Lesli Linka Glatter (TV’s Homeland and Mad Men) and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) are on the final shortlist to direct the film.
Avengers: Infinity War
Joe Russo denies rumours that the X-Men are being lined up to appear in the movie somehow:
As far as we know, right now there isn’t talk regarding the X-Men. I don’t know if behind-the-scenes there were conversations or if there are conversations happening but we certainly haven’t heard of any.
Rupert Wyatt is set to direct the sci-fi film as his next project. Plot details are currently under wraps, but it’s set to enter production next year. [Variety]
Blade Runner 2
Jóhann Jóhannsson has revealed he’s writing the score for the film. [The Playlist]
Transformers: The Last Knight
Michael Bay offers another update on filming, this time in Scotland.
Two new TV spots have been released.
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Here’s another homage poster for the Halloween-themed comedy.
Here’s another trailer for the Russian superhero movie that stars a goddamn bear-man.
Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Dramedy
Jon Favreau is set to direct the first episode of the still untitled sci-fi show Seth MacFarlane is making for Fox, set on a spaceship 300 years in the future. [THR]
Ronald D. Moore discusses the setting of season three and the changes it will bring to the show:
There’s an extended journey across the Atlantic and then the story eventually goes to Jamaica, the Caribbean and ending up in the New World. Season three will be as different to season two as season two was to season one.
It’s exciting creatively; it’s very hard in terms of the production… You are doing a whole new series with every season. So that’s very difficult. Scouting new locations, building new sets, bringing in new cast members, new costumes, different eras. It increases the expense, it increases the time necessary to prep everything, to shoot everything… So it makes it more difficult and it also takes more mental energy having to crack new problems.
Beauty & the Beast
A synopsis released for the series finale:
SERIES FINALE — Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop an attack and rid the world of beast makers once and for all. Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello and Michael Roark also star. Stuart Gillard directed the episode, written by Mike Gemballa (#413). Original airdate 9/15/2016.
Natalie Aylind has confirmed she’s appearing as a character named Winslow, posting pictures from the set to social media.
Bryan Fuller has posted a first look at Kristin Chenoweth as Easter.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 24, 2016
Finally, a new promo for the next season has been released.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.