And there are hints of another major Star Wars character who could appear. More Inhumans set pictures give us another glimpse at a key hero. Plus, new clips from Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: The Last Knight, and another look at Peter Serafinowicz in his new costume for The Tick. Spoilers get!
Han Solo Anthology
La Provincia reports that production has headed to Fuerteventura to begin filming scenes for a key location in the movie: Corellia, Han’s often-mentioned but never-seen-on-screen homeworld. Intriguingly, the publication describes Corellia as “where [Han] became the best smuggler in the galaxy under the order of Jabba the Hutt”, which could seemingly imply that Jabba will play a substantial role in the film.
Then again, the same report also describes Corellia as where Han completed the Kessel Run… but that was, obviously, a run from Kessel rather than Corellia. So take the plot details mentioned here with a pinch of salt, as there seems like there’s some confusion going on. [Comicbook.com]
Escape Plan 2
Dave Bautista will play Sylvester Stallone’s new partner in a sequel to the high-tech prison escape thriller. Bautista takes over for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will not be returning. [THR]
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
According to Indiewire, a source close to the production has confirmed that Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating passion project is finally in production once again.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
In a brand new clip, Star-Lord and Rocket quibble over who’s the better pilot… and threaten each other with poop.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Izabella introduces some kids to Canopy in a new clip from the film.
Here’s a new Izabella-focused TV spot too, with footage from the above clip and a few new moments, too.
The Belko Experiment
Coming Soon has five blood-spattered character posters:
Here’s a teaser poster for Disney and Pixar’s latest, set in the Land of the Dead.
Christina Adams has joined the cast as Jefferson’s ex-wife Lynn — who “exudes confidence and intelligence” but has “a mischievous side”. [KSiteTV]
During the show’s SXSW panel, Bryan Fuller revealed Emily Browning will be playing a second character in addition to Laura Moon — Essie Tregowan.
Emily also plays Essie Tregowan, and those who have read the book, Essie was one of Michael and I’s favourite stories in the book. It’s essentially the tale of how Mad Sweeney made it to America. And we were talking about casting that role, and as we were in that conversation, Michael said, ‘Oh, we should just cast Emily in this role.’ And then we went to talk to Emily, and it was like, ‘So, the Essie episode’- she was like, ‘Have you cast that actor yet? Because I think I should play her.’ And we were like, ‘Well, that just worked out well.’
Game of Thrones
Ed Sheeran will be the latest musician to have a cameo role in the show, and will appear in an episode of the next season. [TV Line]
During an SXSW panel, the question came up as to why Sophie Turner’s hair was blonde instead of red. Perhaps in jest, Maisie Williams answered:
— A Storm of Spoilers (@StormofSpoilers) March 12, 2017
So if anything bad happens to Sansa, well… you heard it here first?
Tamara Duarte has been cast in an undisclosed role. According to showrunner Emily Andras, “we really like her and you probably will too,” which is helpfully vague. [TV Junkies]
Good news! The CW has officially renewed The 100 for a fifth season. [TV Line]
Bobby Cannavale has been cast as Irving, “a laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman” who will play a major role the next season, which is due to premiere in the US sometime in October. [TV Line]
Wrestler Cody Rhodes is slated to return as the villainous drug dealer Derek Sampson in episode 21 of the season, according to IGN.
Deadline reports that David Farr is developing a TV series based on the 2011 assassin movie Hanna. In an interview with CineVu, Farr discusses his “very different” take on the property compared to what director Joe Wright ended up filming:
Film is a director’s medium so it can be frustrating that, increasingly, the screenplay is there to act as bait for great talent; it is really the beginning of the creative journey. Then the director arrives, bringing the actors. Hanna was very different to how I imagined it when I wrote the draft but in an enormously exciting way. Joe Wright was fascinated in the fairytale and he pushed that to quite an extreme level, stylised the film in a hugely successful way.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon spoke to THR about the possibility of reviving the series in light of its 20th anniversary.
I see a little bit of what I call monkey’s paw in these reboots. You bring something back, and even if it’s exactly as good as it was, the experience can’t be. You’ve already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time. You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easily. Luckily most of my actors still look wonderful, but I’m not worried about them being creaky. I’m more worried about me being creaky as a storyteller. You don’t want that feeling that you should have left before the encore. I don’t rule it out, but I fear that.
New pictures from the set seemingly capture Isabelle Cornish in costume as Crystal, the elemental-controlling sister of Medusa.
— hawaii isla 808 (@hawaii_isla808) March 13, 2017
Here’s a new image from season 10, released ahead of a new trailer coming later today.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) March 13, 2017
Finally, Amazon has revealed Peter Serafinowicz’s new, somewhat sleeker Tick costume on Twitter.
— The Tick (@TheTickTV) March 10, 2017
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.