There are more rumours about Kiersey Clemens’ involvement in the future-Zorro movie. Ben McKenzie teases a villainous team-up coming to Gotham. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich teases the characters of Netflix’s Witcher series. Plus, cute DC references on the set of Shazam, and more footage from Tomb Raider. Spoilers get!
Oh, those Stranger Kids. Photo: Netflix
Bloody Disgusting reports Andrea Riseborough is in talks to star in the second US reboot of The Grudge. Based on a script by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), Riseborough would play a detective and single mother investigating casualties linked to the curse.
Here There Be Monsters
Though details are virtually non-existent, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is slated to direct an upcoming sci-fi/thriller that will “assuredly include water,” according to a frankly spectacular line in a THR report. Rønning is said to have written the film’s screenplay with his brother, Andreas.
The long-in-limbo Crow reboot starring Jason Momoa is scheduled for an October 2019 US release date. [Coming Soon]
The upcoming, future-set Zorro movie is beginning to sound a hell of a lot like Batman Beyond. That Hashtag Show claims that the recently-cast Kiersey Clemens plays “Z”, a vigilante naming herself after Zorro, the hero she grew up idolising. Gael García Bernal will play her mentor (possibly the original Zorro, or even a torchbearer of the mantle himself) looking to pass on his unique, swashbuckling skill set. Together, the duo set out to take on the one villain neither can directly stab – a corrupt corporate entity known as
Wayne Powers M-Corp.
A set photo from Pot Belly Gamers reveals Shazam! includes “a huge action sequence” set inside of a toy store. Note the very cute DC-themed merch!
— PotbellyGamers (@PotbellyGamers) March 1, 2018
Lara Croft escapes a sinking ship in the latest clip from Fandango.
— Fandango (@Fandango) March 2, 2018
Maya Thurman-Hawke has joined the cast as a currently unnamed “alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life… and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins.”
In related news, Lucas’ anti-He-Man sister, Erica, has been upped to “recurring” status in season three. [TV Guide]
Season six arrives June 15 on Netflix. [Den of Geek]
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Ben McKenzie revealed Jerome will be teaming up with the Scarecrow and Mad Hatter by season’s end.
He teams up with Scarecrow and Mad Hatter. You get a lot of villainous bang for your buck here at the end of season 4.
Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed on Twitter she’s finished the pilot script, and even gave us some detailed descriptions on which characters she included. Click through on the second tweet to see the entire, lengthy thread
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 24, 2018
And now, all in one handy thread… #TheWitcher characters.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) February 23, 2018
Agents of SHIELD
Finally, Ghost Rider, Lash, the Hive and more return in the promo for Agents of SHIELD‘s 100th episode, “The Real Deal”.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.