Arnold Schwarzenegger teases the next Terminator movie. Pixar’s Coco casts an Agent of SHIELD. See Thor’s new team in action in a new Ragnarok featurette. Plus, tons of behind the scenes pictures from Justice League, and John Carpenter will be back in the director’s chair for a new Syfy Horror anthology. Spoilers ahead!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rumours of an attack on Ahch-To by Kylo Ren and his Knights of Ren have been swirling around Last Jedi for over a year and a half now, and new footage shown to press at a recent event celebrating Ireland’s role as a filming location in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi has seemingly confirmed a few more details, with a user at Star Wars News Net claiming that the footage included shots of Luke and Rey in a prolonged engagement with the Knights, from “dusk into night time light.”
The user claims the Millennium Falcon takes some heavy damage during an escape attempt in the sequence, prompting Luke and Rey to flee into the cavernous root system of a tree, only to discover that they might not be alone. It’d match up with previous rumours and set reports of giant, blackened tree on Ahch-To, but for now, take it all with a pinch of salt. [Comicbook.com]
Deadline reports Agents of SHIELD‘s Natalia Cordova-Buckley will voice Frida Kahlo in Pixar’s latest.
✨????✨Magia es tener la oportunidad de darle voz a aquella mujer que me enseñó el poder y la fuerza detrás de mi propia voz. ••• Natalia Cordova-Buckley joins the voice cast of Disney Pixar’s “Coco” @pixarcoco as legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Originally from Mexico, for Cordova-Buckley this is a dream come true as Frida Kahlo has been an iconic idol to her. ••• ✨“I’ve been chasing the spirit of Frida Kahlo my entire life, so to be able to give voice to the woman that taught me the freedom and strength of my own, is not just an honor but profoundly magical!”. ✨ ••• The ensemble voice cast also includes Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez. ••• “Frida Kahlo is a captivating icon in Mexico’s history,” said director Lee Unkrich @leeunkrich . “Her art, strength and resilience inspired us in so many ways. Natalia’s role in “Coco” pays homage to Ms. Kahlo, her work and the people of Mexico who love her.” •Directed by Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Thank you @carlahool for being an ambassador of my dream. Gracias! @fridakahlo #FridaKahlo #Pixar #pixarcoco #mexico
Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to Business Insider about the upcoming, continuity-defying sixth Terminator film:
I think [James] Cameron and Tim [Miller] came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie. What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters.
The Revengers… reassemble? In the latest featurette.
Batman wields Aquaman’s trident, Aquaman takes direction, Cyborg enjoys his high school football days (while they last) and Wonder Woman matches her mighty braces against the overwhelming might of a director’s watch, in a new crop of photos mined from Zack Snyder’s Vero page (courtesy of Screen Rant).
We also have this illustrated IMAX poster from IGN.
Tales for a Halloween Night
John Carpenter’s production partner, Sandy King, confirmed Carpenter will direct the pilot for Syfy’s new horror anthology series:
He would direct the pilot, at least. And then we’ll hopefully bring on some great horror directors – and just great directors – so that it will be a high-end show. We want anything that has our brand associated with it to be a satisfying experience for readers, watchers, whatever we’re doing.
Omega Underground has discovered a trove of audition tapes for characters like the Kraken, the Séance, and Spaceboy on Vimeo. Head over there to see various actors bring Gerard Way’s comic book characters to life.
Garrett Dillahunt makes his debut as Dr. Campbell in the synopsis for episode seven, “eXtreme measures.”
Eclipse receives a call from his ex-lover, Carmen (guest star Michelle Veintimilla), and must revisit his dark past in order to protect the Underground. Reed and Sage (Hayley Lovitt) comb through some secret files they recovered and find alarming information about Lauren’s new friend. Meanwhile, Thunderbird helps Blink open up about her past life and Jace greenlights a special surveillance program with the help of Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt).
Lucifer’s reputation is at stake in the synopsis for episode 7 of season 3, “Off the Record.”
A reporter seeks revenge after he discovers that Lucifer has been sleeping with his estranged wife. However, when it’s revealed that Linda is the reporter’s estranged wife, things get messy. Lucifer’s reputation and safety are on the line, especially when a serial killer from the past resurfaces.
A fire breaks out aboard the Orville in the synopsis for episode ten, “Firestorm.”
When a fire breaks out on The Orville and a crew member dies, Alara begins to question if she is fit for her job, just as unusual and terrifying things start happening on the ship.
Professor Pyg continues his reign of terror in the synopsis for episode 4×09, “Let Them Eat Pie.”
Professor Pyg continues to torment Gotham city, involving Jim Gordon whenever possible. Sofia and Penguin get ready for a fundraiser for the orphanage, and things don’t go as planned when Professor Pyg shows up as the chef. Meanwhile, Bruce’s partying gets in the way of his relationship with Alfred.
Breacher and the Elongated Man make their debut in pictures from next week’s episode, “Elongated Journey Into Night.” More available at TV Line.
Legends of Tomorrow
Finally, the Atom and company must rescue a young Ray Palmer on Halloween night in images from next week’s episode, “Phone Home.” More pics available at Screen Rant.
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