What superhero movie could Thomas Hayden Church be appearing in? You’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel. Plus, new looks at iZombie and Gotham, and Andy Serkis talks about whether or not he’ll be part of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings. To me, my spoilers!
Rita Ora is the latest to join the alarmingly stacked cast of Detective Pikachu. Details on her role are currently under wraps. [THR]
Undisclosed Superhero Film
Speaking with JoBlo, Thomas Hayden Church reveals he appears in an upcoming, non-Marvel superhero movie.
I’m not supposed to talk about it, but I actually have returned, but not in the Marvel world, it’s another world, but it is in that genre of superheroes and supervillains. I’m not supposed to talk about it, it’s a movie I shot last year. They’re trying to keep it-and good luck to ’em-with, y’know, today man, I’m surprised it hasn’t already kinda been revealed.
Chad Stahleski will direct a film adaptation of Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series, which concerns a hardboiled detective escaping Hell to get revenge on the magicians who killed his girlfriend and sent him “Downtown”. [Deadline]
Star Wars Episode IX
Silver & Black
THR reports that director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees) is doing a polish on Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet script for Silver & Black, Sony’s Silver Sable and Black Cat film.
The Predator/Alita: Battle Angel
The Predator and Alita have both been hit with delays. Predator will now release in the US September 14, while Alita‘s US release will be pushed back a hefty five months to December 21. [Coming Soon]
The costumes are now in the wash, in this follow-up to yesterday’s poster from Coming Soon.
The film’s official Twitter also posted this teaser-for-a-teaser premiering today during the Winter Olympics.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Get the specs on Gipsy Avenger’s elbow rocket in an all-new TV spot.
Ready Player One
Ready Player One gets its own Drew Struzan-inspired poster, courtesy of Coming Soon.
Claire Foy gets her phone call in the latest clip from Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone film.
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero reboot rounds out its cast with George Wendt (House, Cheers), Gia Sandhu (The Indian Detective) and Zenobia Shroff (The Big Sick) in currently undisclosed roles. Deadline reports Christine Gernon will direct the pilot.
The Lord of the Rings
Andy Serkis vaguely discusses whether or not he’ll eventually be involved with Amazon’s new LotR series:
Oh gosh, I have no idea what that’s about, really. I mean, it sounds incredible, but I don’t see myself being any part of it. I don’t think they would – I think it’s a completely fresh, new approach to it all, so I don’t think I’d imagine myself to be anywhere near it really.
Here’s a brief, blurry shot from filming, featuring the Doctor and one of her new companions, Ryan, played by Tosin Cole.
Result! pic.twitter.com/s9AibFFieZ— Jennifer Bulcock (@Jenbul13) February 13, 2018
Star Wars Rebels
ABC America has a new clip from the midseason return, “Jedi Night”, in which Kanan gives Ezra an important mission.
A new promo for Freeform’s mermaid drama has escaped its enclosure and returned to the sea… of the internet. So you can watch it.
Coming Soon has pictures from the midseason premiere, “Pieces of a Broken Mirror”. More at the link.
KSiteTV also has a gallery of images from episode 4×02 of iZombie, “Blue Bloody”. No official synopsis is available, so we’re left to guess just who Liv ate this week. Click through for more.
Ash vs the Evil Dead
Finally, Ash has a hot take on summer jobs in his latest parenting video.
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