Yet another Once Upon a Time star will not return for season seven. Some deep-sea villains could play a part in Aquaman. Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ new horror collaboration has found its star. Plus, a gross new clip from Alien: Covenant, more tiny Defenders teasers, and Shannara Chronicles has a new home. Spoilers!
Star Wars News Net has uncovered a ton of un-embeddable concept art claiming to be from the film. Sourced from a series of now-removed eBay UK listings, the art features early concept art of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo (unsurprisingly, he looks like Han Solo) and several new vehicles and ships.
Although the veracity of the leak has yet to be fully confirmed — its swift removal from eBay might indicate that the art was real, but it could just as easily have been removed for being fake — one piece of art of a speeder is described as being used in exterior sequences for a location called “Nest”, which matches up to a recent report by Making Star Wars which claimed a location in the movie was called “Emlys Nest”. Head on over the links to see more.
Producer Jason Blum told Collider the Unbreakable follow-up will enjoy a larger budget than its predecessor, Split.
The budget is more traditional, still by Hollywood standards a very low budget, but it is not $5 million.
According to the latest episode of Superhero News, James Wan’s Aquaman will include The Trench — the angler fish-like deep-sea humanoids introduced in the character’s first New 52 arc.
Rob Cohen has signed on to direct the film adaptation of the ultra-’90s comic book series from Everett Hartsoe, about a young woman who becomes a blade-wielding vigilante after her father and sister are killed by a crimelord. [The Wrap]
Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate and Sterling K. Brown have joined the cast of the near future thriller about an underground hospital for criminals. Don’t expect details just yet, though — they’re all in undisclosed roles. [Coming Soon]
Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez have joined the cast of Smallfoot, an upcoming animated film from Warner Animation about a young Sasquatch who believes in the existence of humans. Twist! [Coming Soon]
IGN has the latest poster, which would like to remind you that Chris Pine is also in this movie.
— IGN (@IGN) May 11, 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Jude Law’s wicked King Vortigern gets his own featurette.
Here’s a new clip titled “My Face!” It involves a skittering facehugger and lots of acid, so I’ll leave it to you to put two-and-two together and figure out just why it’s called “My Face!”
Andre Holland has been cast in the lead role for the mysterious new Stephen King/J.J. Abrams collaboration. Holland will play Henry, a death row attorney with a “unique and complicated history in the town”. [Deadline]
Once Upon a Time
Rebecca Mader has announced that she will also not return for the newly-confirmed seventh season — however, unlike Jennifer Morrison’s departure, Mader describes her exit as a “creative decision” by the show rather than a personal one.
To my Darling Pretties, First of all I would like to start by congratulating Adam, Eddie, Lana, Bobby and Colin on the pick up of Once Upon A Time! I am truly happy for you all and most importantly for the fans that will get to keep tuning in each week to see where they will take us. A lot of you have been asking if I will be joining everyone in Season 7, so I wanted to let you know personally that unfortunately I am not. This wasn't my choice but a creative decision of the shows that I totally respect and understand. The most important thing is that you all know how much you mean to me. I am told frequently both online and in person that by being a part of such a special show I have in some way changed someone's life. This is hugely meaningful to me. I am here to let you know that I am the one who has been changed. Not just by playing such a well written multi-dimensional character but by the fandom itself. I have heard your stories, your pain, your struggles, your achievements and I have truly felt you. I have learned. I have grown. I am a better person because of you, the fans and everyone that blessed me with this opportunity to play such an iconic role. Congrats all and thank you! I look forward to the next. I invite you to come with me on this journey. I am forever changed. And I'm wicked. And Wicked Always Wins. Forever yours, Bex ?
Theo Rossi confirmed the return of Shades during an interview with Parade:
Luke Cage is going down, [we’re in] season two. We’re pretty excited, it will be nice to get back into the swing.
The Shanarra Chronicles
Spike TV has picked up the fledgling MTV drama for a second season. [TV Line]
Netflix has announced a new sci-fi series from France about a dating app that will algorithmically determine your soulmate. [Coming Soon]
Finally, Jessica Jones stops by Pop’s Barber Shop, while Luke Cage crashes Daredevil’s favourite bar in the latest set of motion posters.
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Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.