An unlikely source claims Marvel is looking to buy Spider-Man back permanently. Could Avengers: Infinity War have an interesting link back to Age of Ultron? Supergirl‘s showrunner talks bringing General Zod to the show. Plus, new footage from Wonder Woman and Doctor Who. Spoilers now!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A small model set available for pre-order on the German website Mikado gives us our first look at a new TIE Fighter that appears to be the First Order’s answer to the TIE Interceptor (that’s it at the bottom):
According to Making Star Wars, this isn’t actually a run-of-the-mill starfighter, however, but actually Kylo Ren’s personal ship. Housed in Supreme Leader Snoke’s gigantic personal flagship, Ren (desperate to get back in Snoke’s good books in the wake of The Force Awakens) will fly out in the ship to hunt down the Resistance in the movie. Perhaps in that big space battle we saw in the teaser?
Untitled Jason Momoa/Will Ferrell Comedy
According to Deadline, Jason Momoa and Will Ferrell are teaming up for a comedy at Paramount being described as “Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven“. It’s safe to assume there’ll be some genre elements with a description like that, right?
If there was any doubt following his Omaze video, Warwick Davis confirmed on Twitter he has a role in Han Solo.
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) May 4, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
In a Facebook post, James Gunn hinted at a possible 2020 release date for the third Guardians film, so mark your calendars accordingly.
I love you all, and I’ll continue being here with you over the next three years as we create Vol. 3.
During a guest appearance on Podcast One, Dave Bautista mentioned Marvel is apparently in the process of re-acquiring the rights to Spider-Man, permanently.
Spider-Man is the one I’m really looking forward to. I love that kid — I love Tom Holland. I also love that they’re staying so true to the comics with this whole series and I think that’s because Marvel Studios has gotten involved. I think before, I think it was Sony who had control. And I think they’re doing a partnership now, but I think they will — I don’t know this for sure — but I think they’re going to re-acquire Spider-Man.
If this deal actually exists, it seems unlikely that Marvel Studios would be sharing info about it with its actors, so maybe take this with a sceptical eye for now.
Avengers: Infinity War
Dave Bautista also seems to have confirmed he shares at least one scene with Iron Man on Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk Is Jericho:
Chris Jericho: How do you feel like, when you walk into the room or whatever it is, table read or something, and Robert Downey Jr is there, did you do some scenes with Iron Man?
Dave Bautista: [hesitant] Um…..
Dave: HAHAHAHA. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Meanwhile, a new set photo seems to confirm Heimdall’s baffling vision in Age of Ultron will have some payoff after all.
— MCU News & Tweets (@MCU_Tweets) May 5, 2017
Guy Ritchie told Variety his remake will have an “authentic voice”, in what has to be the most confusing quote about a live-action Aladdin I’ve ever read, and possibly ever will read:
Decency is decency. Humanity is humanity. I think the film will dictate exactly what the tone is supposed to be and who’s supposed to be in it. You just don’t want to feel like you’re muscled into it, because you’re bullied into it. It will be what it will be, because it should be what it should be. It will have its own authentic voice.
The Infinity Reel
Paramount has acquired the film rights to a script from Adam D’alba, following “a paranormal investigator who’s drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena”. [THR]
Blade Runner 2049
Here’s a brief teaser for the film, released ahead of the new trailer that debuted earlier today.
Captain Underpants harasses a street mime in a new clip.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Dylan O’Brien gives a tour of the set in this featurette from MTV.
Here are two more TV spots for the film, containing a few tiny new shots. Also, “Metropolis has Superman. Gotham has Batman. Now the world has Wonder Woman,” is a tagline so good I don’t know how it’s not been plastered over every piece of marketing material for this film.
Agents of SHIELD
Excellent news: Although it’s not quite official yet, Deadline reports the show has been renewed for a fifth season.
Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg says the show has put its own “visual stamp” on General Zod:
It’s a bit of a fun surprise. He doesn’t have a lot of screen time, so I can’t say our interpretation is as nuanced as either [Superman II‘s] Terence Stamp or [Man of Steel‘s] Michael Shannon, but we did one thing to put our own stamp on it — at least visually.
During the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, Mike Colter stated the Defenders will fight with each other in the series, and there’s “no resolution” to their squabbling.
We will not reconcile the differences. We will fight the entire series and there will be no resolution.
So presumably expect to have Jessica Jones insulting everyone in a delightful manner a lot. [TV Guide]
American Horror Story
The new season will feature some sort of horrifying elephant-headed ghoul, if this new image from Ryan Murphy is anything to go by.
Here’s a sneak peek at the back half of season six.
Finally, in case you missed it, here’s the trailer for next week’s episode, “Oxygen”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.