More updates on the long-in-the-works Conan sequel. John Ridley’s top-secret Marvel project is still happening (eventually). Scott Gimple teases the possibility of another fallen character appearing in The Walking Dead‘s future. Plus new looks at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and iZombie. Behold, spoilers!
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The Legend of Conan
On the heels of all this recent news about the various franchises Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be returning to, it sounds like you can add Conan the Barbarian to the list. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Chris Morgan gave an update about the long-gestating Conan sequel.
Not so much. That’s kind of a longer story. At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that. I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, so much, it’s one of my favourite movies. We had Will Beall do a draft on [the Legend of Conan script]. He killed it. Our take was Conan, 30 years later, a story like the Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. It was so awesome. Ultimately, the budget was big, the studio was not really sure of the title, and the relevance in the marketplace. They ended up letting it go. I think they’re gonna look to do a TV show or something with it. But just to be associated with it, pitch it to Arnold, have him get so excited, there was a moment of magic for me, personally [laughs]. You never know, down the road we may revisit!
However, the film’s writer, Erik Davis, is slightly more optimistic.
Again, Arnold told me this week that they're still working on CONAN. I wouldn't say it's dead yet. https://t.co/Owhoak5b5R— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 6, 2017
Michael Bay confirmed to MTV the Bumblebee spinoff will be a prequel.
It will go a little younger, and it will deal more with his character and it’s just about him.
John Ridley’s Marvel Project
John Ridley briefly mentioned the status of his untitled Marvel project in an interview with Variety:
I still want to do it. Hopefully it will still get done. They have got a release schedule that far exceeds my life expectancy.
My Little Pony: The Movie
A teaser announcing this October’s My Little Pony movie has been released.
Star Wars: Episode IX
A casting call posted at My Entertainment World claims the film is beginning shooting in July. Meanwhile, director Colin Trevorrow ominously told MTV he and his team are “throwing 110 per cent of our souls into it. There will be nothing left when I’m done.”
Transformers: The Last Knight
A new video kindly asks you to “rethink the past” through the medium of microfiche.
Coming Soon has a new poster featuring London getting all sand-y.
It’s AI vs Alien in another international poster for the film. [Coming Soon]
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Comic Book Movie has a Guinevere poster.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Chris Pratt gives a history lesson on the Sony Walkman in a new promo.
Stitch Kingdom also has some new hi-res stills from the film.
Noomi Rapace answers a series of invasive medical questions in a new clip.
Legends of Tomorrow
Kamandi — Jack Kirby’s wild and weird post-apocalyptic jungle boy comic hero — may appear next season, according to producer Marc Guggenheim.
We have talked about Kamandi in the writers’ room. He’s definitely a character that we love and a concept that we love. Certainly, we’ve opened the door for that kind of story. I can’t say that we’re absolutely committed to doing Kamandi next year, it’s just totally on the table and certainly something we’ve been talking about.
More certainly, Arthur Darvill shall continue to hang around as Rip Hunter, which means I really hope the Legends team has listened to our chat about season two and Rip basically comes back as a totally different person (due to time shenanigans) every time we see him.
We’ve got plans for Rip for next year. It’s just in a different capacity than him being a member of the team.
The Walking Dead
It’s “certainly possible” that Glenn may continue to make posthumous appearances in season eight, according to showrunner Scott Gimple. He adds, “I’d be silly to say it isn’t.” This is basically the most vague answer could possibly give and doesn’t actually tell us anything about Glenn’s potential future on the show, but there you go. [TV Line]
Jack “Biomax” Spheer debuts in the synopsis for “Ace Reporter”. [Screen Rant]
Lena’s (guest star Katie McGarth) ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer (guest star Rahul Kohli), comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper (guest Star Ian Gomez) in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger.
Barry visits the nightmare world of 2024 in the synopsis for “The Once and Future Flash” — directed by Tom Cavanaugh!
TOM CAVANAGH DIRECTS; BARRY TRAVELS TO THE FUTURE TO SAVE IRIS — Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar’s still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton). Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar. It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues.
Liv eats the brains of an office gossip in the synopsis for “Wag the Tongue Slowly”.
Clive’s (Malcolm Goodwin) patience is tested when Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brain of a murder victim who had the reputation of being the ultimate office gossip. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) and Peyton (Aly Michalka) continue to grow closer as they wait to see if Ravi (Rahul Kohli) is able to reverse the effects of the cure. Lastly, Major (Robert Buckley) is one step away from fulfilling a promise.
CBM also has pictures from the episode. Head over there to see the rest.
Rick & Morty
Finally, check out seven new teasers for Rick & Morty‘s impending third season. They don’t really tell us much other than things are gonna get weird, but hey, it’s Rick & Morty. We knew that already.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.