Pearl Mackie teases what's in store for Bill's return in the Doctor Who Christmas special. Amazon finds a superheroic lead for its adaptation of The Boys. Plus, new footage from Runaways, and more looks at The X-Files' return. Spoilers now!
Avengers: Infinity War
During a recent panel at Brazil's Comic Con Experience, Kevin Feige stated the first five minutes of Infinity War will demonstrate why Thanos is the greatest threat the MCU has faced to date. So probably expect lots of things to violently explode in the movie's opening. Maybe
Within the first five minutes of Infinity War, people will understand why Thanos is the biggest and baddest villain in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
You know, we've been teasing Thanos since the very first Avengers film. Remember the end of Avengers, the very end of the movie he turns around in the chair and you realise something bad is coming. We've been teasing him for years and the trick is when you tease something for that long you have to deliver.
In related news, Jeremy Renner told the South China Morning Post that Infinity War does "wondrous things" with Hawkeye.
We're doing a lot of really wondrous things that I've always wanted to do with this character. I think everyone will be very pleased when they find out what happens.
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Omega Underground reports the Chris Pratt-led comic book adaption begins filming in Vancouver this June.
Isle of Dogs
A wall of puppet dogs (puppet pups?) stare at you on the poster for Wes Anderson's latest, Isle Of Dogs. Thank /Film for this particular creep-out.
Erin Moriarty has joined the cast of Amazon's adaptation of The Boys as Annie January, the superhero known as Starlight. [Deadline]
Deadline also reports that Mike Dopund has joined the cast of The 100 as Vinson, "a ruthless serial killer" aboard the prison ship that landed in the season four finale.
Good news! Syfy has renewed Van Helsing for a third season. [Deadline]
In a recent interview with the Radio Times, Pearl Mackie stated "Bill is 100% back" for the Christmas special, but is also "not quite all she seems".
It was a total honour to be asked back and it's even more exciting that it's for a Christmas special! Bill is 100% back with the full Bill energy but she's not quite all she seems… There's so much [going on in the episode]. We've got not one but two TARDISes and we travel in both of them which is pretty exciting.
The Good Place
It sounds like nothing much has changed for our favourite decedents in the synopsis for "Best Self," the return episode of The Good Place airing January 11th.
Michael (Ted Danson) finds himself in a bind. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) sparks an idea that has Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jason (Manny Jacinto) and even Janet (D'Arcy Carden) laying their feelings on the line.
KryptonSite has a new synopsis for the show's premiere, coming in March.
Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel's grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton's leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveller Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he's under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family's honour and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict — save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
Hulu has released a new promo for December 26th's episode, "Tsunami,"
Finally, X-Files News has a spate of promotional pictures from "This," the mysterious second episode of season eleven, which may-or-may-not see the return of Langely. More at the link!
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