Is work on the next Star Trek movie getting underway? Taron Egerton dicusses the Kingsman sequel. Game of Thrones is courting a UFC star. We know when to expect the final season of The Leftovers. Plus, new footage from Rogue One, Syfy gets a new supernatural show and more Jumanji casting. Spoilers get!
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The film has been delayed to 17 May 2017. [Coming Soon]
Star Trek 4
Simon Pegg’s social media account has posted an image of the actor/writer at Bad Robot with his Beyond writing partner, Doug Jung, prompting a flurry of reports that they’re beginning work on writing the next movie.
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) December 6, 2016
This would contradict with previous reports from Paramount, which had announced that J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay would be writing the next Trek film.
Tim Matheson has joined the cast of the film. He’ll be playing Old Man Vreeke, a character new to the series. [Deadline]
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Taron Egerton compares how the sequel will differ from the first movie:
[Matthew Vaughn] goes even further with it. It’s kind of absolutely crazy. Julianne Moore is the villain, and she’s genuinely terrifying. She’s really, really, really great. So it’s bigger, badder, more guns, you know? All that stuff. It’s fun.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Another day, another TV spot — this one’s got some Y-Wings in it, at least.
There’s a few teeny extended shots in this new Chinese trailer, introduced by the ever-delightful Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen.
There have been plenty of rumours about Peter Capaldi’s future on the show following the departure of Steven Moffat after next year’s season, but now the actor himself has chipped in… by saying he’s not yet made a decision about staying or not:
I’ve been asked to stay on and I haven’t made my mind up about that yet, mainly because I don’t want to have to make that decision. I’m trying to avoid it!
Doctor Who does take a lot of time, but it’s a wonderful use of it.
Syfy has ordered a new supernatural series from Mario Van Peebles, about a family running a funeral home in a small town while protecting its inhabitants from all sorts of evil spirits that appear there. [THR]
Game of Thrones
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has reportedly been cast in an undisclosed role in the next series, according to Metro. However, MMA reporter Chamatkar Sandhu has weighed in on the story, saying McGregor’s manager has told him that a deal isn’t quite certain yet, and HBO have been chasing the fighter for a role on the show for some time:
I reached out to McGregor's manager who tells me HBO have been courting the UFC lightweight champion for a while but it's not a done deal.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 4, 2016
And finally, here’s a brief new video confirming that the third and final season premieres 2017.
— The Leftovers (@TheLeftoversHBO) December 6, 2016
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.