Actor Michael Beach manages to give no answer to a question about Aquaman. A cornucopia of villains are rumoured to be showing up in The Batman. Supernatural loses a regular. And Sigourney Weaver loves her Defenders character. Spoilers ahead!
Jack Kesey (The Strain) has been cast as a villain, which sources at Deadline suggest may be Black Tom Cassidy, an Irish mutant who can manipulate power drawn from plants.
Michael Beach neither confirmed or denied (I think…) that he’s playing Black Manta’s father on Twitter.
Yes or No … correct! https://t.co/khOOAPjSMa
— Michael Beach (@MikeABeach) May 24, 2017
William Joyce is directing an animated adaptation of Veronica Cossanteli’s YA novel about a boy who discovers a menagerie of mythological creatures. [Coming Soon]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Here’s some set footage from that Vanity Fair shoot, which mostly just gives you a closer look at everyone’s clothes and lets you hear them talk about how much they like each other and how different The Last Jedi is from The Force Awakens.
The infamous DCEU Leaks Reddit is now claiming Matt Reeves’ The Batman will feature the Scarecrow, Deathstroke and the Joker as villains. Please take all of this with the appropriate grains of salt.
No work has been commissioned on this movie. Apparently Matt Reeves has yet to even start on this, and has to fulfil his commitment on “War for the Planet of the Apes” before working with Ben Affleck. Although there has been rumours of the script being thrown out, there have been rumours around the executives that Matt Reeves wants to incorporate many Batman villains. These villains will include Deathstroke, Joker, and Scarecrow. The studio has already been working on Deathstroke (obviously) and has mockups of a potential new Scarecrow.
A burgeoning film studio called Gunpowder & Sky has decided to produce a slate of films combining sports with horror. Their first film, titled Lucky Number, surrounds a basketball player who sells his soul to Satan to become “the most athletic — and frightening — killer in cinematic history”.
Vice President of Gunpowder & Sky, John Weinbach, gave this amazing quote in a press release:
There are few places more frightening than a dark, empty arena, and the sports landscape is full of strange and authentically frightening characters. We’ve never seen a mash-up between horror and sports, where everything from a hockey skate to a nacho cheese vat can be dangerous — or even deadly.
Speaking of, Spidey prepares himself for Tony Stark’s NBA Finals party in the latest TV spot.
We also have the latest poster, in which the Vulture gives us a good look at his sneaker-claws. [Screenrant]
Despicable Me 3
A third trailer reveals more about Dru and Gru’s backstory.
Transformers: The Last Knight
The film’s Instagram has released a profile on Agent Santos.
And here’s a new TV spot focusing on Dragonstorm.
The Mummy makes a monkey out of Tom Cruise in a new clip.
— #TheMummy (@themummy) May 23, 2017
The new X-Men TV series is no longer filming in Dallas, according to the Dallas Film Commission on Facebook.
We unfortunately have some bad news to share folks. We tried, but THE GIFTED TV series will not be shot in Dallas. They needed to make a decision last week, waited until yesterday even, but time ran out given the Texas Legislature has not finished it’s business this session. We’re disappointed too, but not giving up on the bigger picture.
The season four finale is titled “The Feast of All Sinners”, according to the upcoming DVD release’s episode menu. [We Live Entertainment]
Sigourney Weaver spoke to The Nerdist about her enigmatic character, Alexandra:
I do think she’s a renaissance woman. I think yes, she has to do these things but she really… she loves life, she loves culture. It’s one of the most interesting women characters I’ve ever read.
Finally, Mark Sheppard won’t be a series regular on the thirteenth season of Supernatural, and given that Crowley sacrificed his life in the season 12 finale, it makes sense.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.