Paramount may have dropped another big hint about The God Particle being related to the Cloverfield universe. There's joyful new set pictures from The Defenders. Plus, previews for the returns of The Flash and Arrow, and new scenes from the midseason finales of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers now!
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Making Star Wars has an intriguing new report about how Supreme Leader Snoke will appear in the film -- not as a CGI creation as he was in The Force Awakens, but instead as a fully operated animatronic puppet, for scenes where he'll physically interact with characters. The puppet will stand at around seven to eight feet tall and (presumably) be used in scenes where Snoke is in direct contact with people like Kylo Ren or General Hux. Snoke will only be CG for instances like The Force Awakens where he appears as a hologram.
Cloverfield/The God Particle
Paramount has removed The God Particle from its schedule and put a new Cloverfield movie in its stead for a release on 27 October 2017. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but it has been rumoured that God Particle is indeed going to be a Cloverfield film, so the removal makes sense. [Coming Soon]
In the wake of the new trailer release, here's a new synopsis for the film.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man -- but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
USA Today has a new picture of Peter, presumably exposing his identity to a bunch of people on the train passing by.
Here's a new picture of Rita from the movie, courtesy of another social media "takeover" by the character.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) December 8, 2016
Underworld: Blood Wars
Selene fills us all in for a new TV spot for the film.
Annie Wersching has joined the series as recurring character Emma Whitmore, a recluse with mysterious ties to Flynn. [Deadline]
Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Callis has been cast as a mysterious yet crucial recurring character. According to executive producer Terry Matalas, Callis' character is a "rebellious and enigmatic time-traveller raised throughout history by the Army of the 12 Monkeys, one whose conflicted personal and emotional path will change everything for James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and Dr Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull)". [EW]
Once Upon a Time
Captain Nemo will -- wait for it -- resurface in season six.
— Faran Tahir (@farantahir123) December 8, 2016
The series finale is appropriately titled, "The End". Fair enough![Spoiler TV]
Some set pictures of Krysten Ritter and Charlie Cox filming scenes together have hit the web. You can tell the cameras weren't rolling, because can you imagine either of these characters looking this chipper? There's a few more here.
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock) & Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones ) on set of THE DEFENDERS! ? pic.twitter.com/SImDdq0rle
— Best of Marvel (@thebestofmarvel) December 8, 2016
Oliver and Diggle discuss the sudden reappearance of Laurel in a new clip from the show's return next year.
Kid Flash celebrates (and Barry is none too happy about it) in a new preview clip from the show's January return.
The Walking Dead
Morgan catches with Carol in a new clip from the mid-season finale, "Hearts Still Beating".
The Vampire Diaries
And finally, Stefan has a bit of a weird trip in a new clip from "The Devil From Christmas Past".
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.