Woody Harrelson teases his Han Solo character. An unexpected character is heading back to The Flash. The future of Once Upon a Time — or at the least, one of its main stars — is currently uncertain. Plus, we have even more new pictures from The Defenders, and new footage from Legends of Tomorrow's return. Behold, spoilers!
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed to Collider that Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus will indeed return for the sequel, albeit in what sounds like reduced roles:
PAUL WERNICK: I can't say how much they are…
RHETT REESE: I think we can say. Yeah, they will be in the sequel.
WERNICK: Yeah, they will make at least an appearance.
Meanwhile, speaking of returning characters, while speaking to Nerdist, the writers confirmed that hapless cab driver Dopinder will be back in the sequel, too. Returns for everybody!
Han Solo Anthology
Woody Harrelson spoke to Mashable about his character in the film:
I'm a mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal. I don't think I'll have a lot of make-up or anything. We'll see how that look develops. I'm meeting with those guys tomorrow, the hair and make-up and stunts and everything. We'll just have a little discussion about that.
Global ambassador for all things Shazam Dwayne Johnson has apparently been in meetings with key figures at DC, including Geoff Johns, about the future of the DC film slate... which might mean someone other than Dwayne Johnson might actually be joining the Shazam movie soon?
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) January 12, 2017
Kong: Skull Island
Here's a new Japanese language trailer for the film.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Another day, another TV spot for this, the final Resident Evil movie.
Here's a new featurette about the actual monster trucks built for the film.
Robbie Amell is set to return to the show as Ronnie Raymond — Caitlin's former husband and original Firestorm, last seen at the end of the show's first season. Although details are being kept under wraps, it's believed he'll be part of the second half of the current season. [EW]
The show has been cancelled. Sorry about that, if you were watching, which you apparently weren't.
— Aftermath (@AftermathTV) January 12, 2017
Once Upon a Time
As a guest on The Drop-In podcast, star Jennifer Morrison revealed her contract expires in April... and that there's potentially an uncertain future for the show, which has yet to be renewed:
My contract ends in April on Once Upon a Time, I don't know what that means. They haven't picked up the show officially yet — they might, they might not. We are just waiting now to see if the network decides to continue with the show — and if they do continue with the show, if they're going to rework it to be something else, or if they're going to invite people to stay. We're just in a holding pattern right now.
Here's another TV spot for the series.
Legends of Tomorrow
Wentworth Miller spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the return of the late Captain Cold:
My sense is that if Snart comes back into the storyline via his present day incarnation, then he's a straight-up villain. He hasn't gone on that first season Legends of Tomorrow journey yet, so when we meet him again — quote unquote alive in 2017 — I imagine that he's going to be much like when we first met him the first season on The Flash, which I'm looking forward to, because it means I get to arc to a completely different place.
And here's a new Rip Hunter-centric spot for the show's midseason premiere:
Entertainment Weekly has a few more pictures from the show — click through to see more.
Finally, here's the show's crew petitioning for "four more years" at the end of filming on the third season.
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