The next Terminator gets yet another writer. Get a look at new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Trek: Discovery co-showrunner Aaron Harberts discusses when the show will start reconciling itself with the classic Trek timeline. Plus, more Gifted casting, and what’s to come on Arrow. Spoilers!
Though no details on her character have been revealed, Deadline reports Wendi McLendon-Covey has joined the voice cast of the partially animated/partially live-action Playmobil movie.
Variety reports Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) has joined the film’s ever-expanding team of writers.
In related news, The Tracking Board‘s Jeff Sneider reports Cameron and Miller are looking for a teenage actress to play the film’s lead, Dani Ramos, as well as a Latin actor for the film’s villain.
Hearing this could be set in Mexico City and that James Cameron & Tim Miller are seeking an 18-year-old Mexican actress to play the young female lead, Dani Ramos, as well as a Latin actor with fight/stunt background to play the new villain. https://t.co/ErbYgR6pEe
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) November 18, 2017
Speaking with CBR, Justice League producer Charles Roven stated he was very interested in making a Martian Manhunter film.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that I would rather do that character, because we know that there is going to be a Flash movie, we know that Aquaman is being done, I think that Cyborg deserves his own movie too, and I know that the fans are out there screaming for Green Lantern, that’s for sure. But I was always a fan of J’onn J’onzz, Manhunter from Mars.
Ant-Man & The Wasp
Paul Rudd shows off the new Ant-Man suit while answering questions about I Love You Man during his appearance on HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars.
Tom Hardy has posted a set picture from the interior of Eddie Brock’s apartment.
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) November 17, 2017
Samuel L. Jackson has wrapped filming on Glass.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) November 18, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has four different covers and several new photos from the film. Head over there to see more.
Lastly, IGN France has confirmation from Rian Johnson that The Last Jedi runs two hours and 30 minutes, making it the longest Star Wars episode to date.
Rian Johnson confirms that The Last Jedi runtime is 2hr 30m (credits included) making it the longest Star Wars film of the franchise. https://t.co/l0gV2lKn1E
— sleemo (@sleemo_) November 17, 2017
A Wrinkle in Time
Star Trek: Discovery
Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts says the show’s second season – not the “chapter two” we’re getting in January – will be when the show begins to more strongly reconcile its new concepts with the canon of the original Star Trek:
We have ten years until The Original Series comes into play. It is a challenge creatively because we have lots of choices, in terms of how do we reconcile this [Spore] drive? This surrogate daughter of Sarek? How do we reconcile these things the closer we get to The Original Series?
That’s going to be a big discussion that we have in season two. What’s so fun about the character of Michael, just because she hasn’t been spoken about, doesn’t mean she didn’t exist. A lot of the writers on our show are deeply involved in Star Trek, their knowledge is some of the finest around, they really do help us find areas where we can steer around things.
Skyler Samuels has joined the cast as an undisclosed “mutant refugee”. [Deadline]
Aria Shahghasemi has joined the show’s final season as Landon, a “thoughtful, compassionate and self-aware kid from the wrong side of the tracks who catches Hope’s attention when she witnesses him being bullied by his affluent classmates” according to TV Line.
Filming on the second season has wrapped, so here’s pictures of the cast in a celebratory mood to mark the occasion courtesy of Misty Knight herself, Simone Missick.
Another day, another brief teaser for Syfy’s latest comic adaptation.
Finally, a promo for this week’s episode, appropriately titled “Thanksgiving”, sees multiple villains come out of the woodwork when Oliver Queen is sent to gaol.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.