There’s more confusion about Star Trek: Discovery‘s Klingons. A Silence of the Lambs star joins Jurassic World 2. A familiar face will return for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Plus, the man behind Castlevania still wants to do his dark Power Rangers show, and Supergirl recruits Dean Cain once more. To me, my spoilers!
Director John Boone has posted art by Ashley Guillory of Rahne Sinclair, AKA the werewolf-y mutant Wolfsbane, on Twitter.
— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) February 12, 2017
Boone didn’t explicitly state if this is meant to be concept art for the film’s take on the character, but most interestingly, he tagged Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams in the tweet, seemingly rekindling those earlier, Fox-denied rumours that Williams — alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, mentioned in the same report as playing Magik — had signed on to join the X-Men cinematic universe.
Dave Bautista has joined the cast of Drew Pearce’s sci-fi thriller, about an underground hospital for hardened criminals in a futuristic Los Angeles.
Jurassic World 2
The great Ted Levine has joined the cast in an unspecified role. His chances of being eaten by pterodactyls or a plesiosaur, or something? Off the charts. [Variety]
Ant-Man & The Wasp
Michael Douglas has confirmed that, unsurprisingly, he’ll be returning to play Hank Pym in the sequel. He also mentioned on Facebook that production begins in July.
According to Danny McBride, his new Halloween film will effectively replace cult favourite Season of the Witch as the third film in the franchise.
You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.
The latest poster asks you to set your watch to morphin’ time. [Coming Soon]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
This TV spot includes some snifters of new footage, but more importantly, David Bowie’s Suffragette City.
Power Rangers: The Animated Series
Following the long-in-the-works announcement of his Castlevania animated series, producer Avi Shankar says he still intends on developing his viral Power Rangers short into an R-rated, hyper-gory retelling of the show’s first three seasons. I’m sure either Saban and Toei will be totally cool with this. [Polygon]
Wizards of Waverly Place star Bridgit Mendler will star in a new comedy series from Fox about Arctic research scientists.
Mendler will play Lou, a receptionist with big dreams who takes a new job in Antarctica that renews her love of science. The Wire‘s Isiah Whitlock Jr. has also joined the cast as Bill, an intimidating geologist on the Antarctica research team who has “no patience for idiots.”
The synopsis for episode six of the season, “Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!”, homages the Russ Myer classic.
With Riverdale High’ annual variety show around the corner, Valerie’s (guest star Hayley Law) efforts to help Archie (KJ Apa) prepare for his big performance lead to some major fallout between her and Josie (Ashleigh Murray). Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) investigation into Jason’s death brings them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye). Just as her relationship with her mother was on the upswing, an unexpected betrayal sends Veronica (Camila Mendes) spiraling, while Josie deals with her own pressures at home after her overbearing father returns for her performance at the variety show. Finally, Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) first day at Andrew’s Construction finds her and Fred (Luke Perry) growing closer.
Violett Beane, who plays Jesse Quick on the series, told TV Line that the next episode, “Attack on Gorilla City”, will be quite the spectacle:
It’s going to be pretty massive. There’s a battle between Grodd and his own gorilla friends. There’s a stampede, and there’s a huge gorilla fight towards the end of the first episode.
Meanwhile, here’s the synopsis for the follow-up, “Attack on Central City”.
THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE TWO-PART BATTLE WITH GRODD; When Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash (Grant Gustin) and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) returns to join the fight. Meanwhile, Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) decides she wants to stay with Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) on Earth-1.
Vigilante returns according to the synopsis for episode 15 of season five, “Fighting Fire With Fire”.
VIGILANTE ATTACKS MAYOR QUEEN; Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.
The Superman of the ’90s, Dean Cain, makes his return in the synopsis for “Homecoming”.
DEAN CAIN RETURNS; When Jeremiah Danvers (guest star Dean Cain) is rescued from Cadmus, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El (Chris Wood) starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return.
Star Trek: Discovery
Finally, The Toronto extra who seemingly confirmed that those spikily armoured aliens that have been spotted on set over the weekend are indeed the show’s take on Klingons has now walked back his previous (and deleted) post. Apparently, said extra just happened to think the characters looked like Klingons, rather than actually knowing if they were or not. [H/T Josh!]
The mystery continues!
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner design by Jim Cooke.