There’s new details about a planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A familiar dino will return for Jurassic World 2. Steven Moffat teases a rather unorthodox, yet humongous, Doctor Who spoiler. Iain Glen discusses Jorah’s future on Game of Thrones. Plus, rumours of a returning foe for Jessica Jones season 2. Spoilers now!
James Bond 25
After all the will-he-wont-he hubbub of discussion surrounding Craig’s post-Spectre future with the franchise, Page Six reports producer Barbara Broccoli has “just about persuaded” the actor to do a final Bond film after backing his off-Broadway production of Othello. On top of that, their source added, “Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like [previous alleged favourite] Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond.” Ooh err.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Making Star Wars reports the film’s scenes filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia are set on a “casino planet” that is possibly called Canto Bight. I guess that’s a better name for one than the Hologram Fun World from Queen of the Empire.
Jurassic World 2
Colin Trevorrow responded to an adorable picture of a baby sleeping with a toy dinosaur to confirm that “Rexy”, the Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassics Park and World, is indeed returning.
Confirmed. Tell her when she wakes up. https://t.co/d39LBJ7LK5
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 3, 2017
In an interview with Comic Book, director Patty Jenkins discussed Ares and his beef with Diana in the movie:
I mean I think he’s the biggest villain of Wonder Woman’s world, and so I think if you’re going to start off big, start off right with the greatest villain.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Here’s a bunch of new character banners for the film. [Coming Soon]
My Favourite Thing is Monsters
Sam Mendes is in talks to direct Emil Ferris’ pulp-noir graphic novel, according to Deadline.
Here’s a new poster from the UK for the film, courtesy of ScreenRant.
Game of Thrones
Iain Glen teases that Jorah’s end might be on the way in a new interview with Stuff:
I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so. There’s quite a high death count in Game Of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favourite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I’m doing OK.
Then again, he might just be being pragmatic. A lot of people do just happen to die on Game of Thrones, after all.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Good news! Netflix has already picked up the series for a third season, just weeks after confirming the second season. [TV Line]
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Meanwhile, Voltron‘s WonderCon panel also confirmed a third season to air later this year. [IGN]
The renewals continue! Colony has also been renewed for a third season at USA. [TV Line]
Cloak & Dagger
Freeform has ordered a 10 episode first season for their YA adaptation of the Marvel duo. [MIP]
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Osric Chau, who plays Vogel in the show, has been promoted to series regular for season two. [Deadline]
In more speculative news, a tweet from actor Wil Traval may hint the return of Nuke in season two of Jessica Jones — especially as the show has allegedly already began production in New York City.
— Wil Traval (@WilTraval) April 4, 2017
During a screening of the pilot, Steven Moffat warned the audience there’s an “enormous spoiler” in the trailer for episode two.
This is just a public warning… some people hate spoilers and some people love spoilers; and everybody hates me whatever way they think about it. So this is my last attempt in this role to avoid hatred.
At the end of the [first] episode there will be yet another awesome trailer for Doctor Who. At the very end of the trailer there is, frankly, an enormous spoiler, a spoiler that may actually melt your brains. But I promise you, you’d be better off not knowing because – awesome though it will be here – it will be even more awesome in a few weeks’ time. So we’re gonna give you the option, in our frankly camp and ridiculous way.
There will come up a warning and then there will be a countdown to the spoiler, and then there will be a warning to ‘blink now’. If at that point you close your eyes and wait until you hear the cliffhanger noise, you will have a better experience in a few weeks’ time.
Ominous! [Doctor Who Online]
Finally, the BBC has released promotional pictures for “The Pilot”. Cosplayers take note, because Peter Capaldi has gotten yet another new Twelfth Doctor coat. There’s more at the link. [Doctor Who News]
Finally, pictures from Molly Ringwald’s debut episode as Archie’s mum, “The Lost Weekend”, have been released. See the rest at the link. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.