Get a first fleeting glimpse at an Avengers: Infinity War foe. GI Joe is heading towards a movie reboot. Nicole Kidman talks about joining Aquaman. Pilou Asbæk promises some troublemaking for Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones‘ next season. Plus, new Wonder Woman pictures, and new teasers for Alien: Covenant. To me, my spoilers!
The third live-action GI Joe film has been cancelled in favour of an all-new reboot, according to Hasbro’s Simon Waters:
(We want to take) a more millennial approach. The world has changed, and I think you’re going to see G.I. Joe changing with it. There’s going to be a much more contemporary approach to the whole franchise, and that will allow us to develop different characters.
Nicole Kidman talked to EW about her decision to play Atlanna.
The reason why I love [Aquaman] is James Wan is an Australian, and I’ve followed his career since he started. He’s a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna. As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I’m done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. [Laughs] Because, you’ve got to have some fun.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Similarly, Anthony Hopkins’ also fessed up to the Associated Press about his reasons for joining Transformers 5. His answer? Working with a director as “crazy” as Michael Bay “beats working for a living”.
Avengers: Infinity War
Karen Gillen posted a picture of herself with Stan Lee, presumably visiting the set after filming his cameo in Avengers: Infinity War.
Meanwhile, MCU Exchange posted some footage taken by a fan in Scotland of an actor in a motion capture suit, wielding some impressive weaponry. A member of The Black Order, perhaps?
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Screenwriter Michael McCullers told Cinema Blend his script is a “reinvention” of the franchise.
I finished that script which I really, really, really love. It’s really personal to me. It’s got a pretty big reinvention behind it that I guess I can’t really reveal, but since DreamWorks was sold to Universal in that time for over $3 billion, I imagine they’re particularly interested in it stepping up and actually figuring out the future of the franchise in that way on the corporate level. Reinvention was sort of called for. There [have] been four movies and a lot of material, so the characters are pretty beloved and they’re great characters, but you also have to think of a pretty new take at that point.
During the WB panel at Wonder Con, Geoff Johns was asked about the possibility of Wonder Woman sequels. His answer: “I can’t confirm that.” Fair enough! [Screen Rant]
Also, CBM has a set of new pictures from the film, released over the weekend.
Mary Poppins Returns
Some set pics of Lin-Manuel Miranda riding bikes with Mary Poppins have also materialised.
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda on set of "Mary Poppins Returns" – April 1, 2017. pic.twitter.com/ZooQJ1zTmV
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Three new TV spots titled, “Run”, “Pray” and “Hide” — which sounds like a terrible sequel to Eat Pray Love if you ask me — have been released over the weekend.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Here’s The Poster for the War for the Planet of the Apes. [/Film]
UK tabloid The Sun — so set your sonic screwdrivers to “extreme salt pinching” — reporting that incoming companion Bill Potts will be written off the series at the end of the tenth season, in a bid to wipe the slate wholly clean for new showrunner Chris Chibnall. The news itself wouldn’t be surprising, but it’s yet to be confirmed by the BBC, so take it a dose of scepticism for now.
Game of Thrones
Enough to get satisfied — good satisfied.
Ominous words from a Greyjoy.
Agents of SHIELD
EW has a photo of Mallory Jansen making her debut as Madame Hydra on Tuesday’s episode, “What If…”
Here’s a trailer for those four stand-alone episodes of Lucifer coming in May.
Finally, here’s the trailer for the second season of the show.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.