The Highlander reboot is finally moving forward. Captain Marvel‘s screenwriter discusses the film’s humour. Disney sets a lot of mysterious movie dates. Plus, get a look at Iris in superheroic action on The Flash, new pictures from the return of Jessica Jones and Westworld, and Gotham debuts some questionable facial hair. Spoilers now!
Deadline reports The Highlander reboot is moving forward with a new script from writer Ryan Condal (Colony). Lionsgate’s Head of Motion Picture Group, Patrick Wachsberger, stated in a press release:
We’ve finally got a screenplay we’re happy with. We have set up the story so it has sequel potential.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet discussed keeping a comedic tone for Carol Danvers in the script:
Captain Marvel has a very funny voice, and it’s more of an action-comedy, more like what we were talking about doing in the first draft I wrote for Tomb Raider…. [but] that tone survived in Captain Marvel. I love funny female characters, so as Tomb Raider got more serious, I got even more committed to the idea of Captain Marvel being hilarious.
Speaking with Comic Book, producer Jim Whitaker referred to David Lowry’s latest live-action adaptation of Peter Pan as “rollicking”.
I would say some of the tenets of [David Lowery’s] great work is a kind of grounded emotionality. And I think that’s at least one part of what you can expect. But it will be a big, rollicking adventure, too.
Disney’s live-action Mulan has been pushed back another year, to 2020. [Screen Rant]
Mulan is only the tip of the dated iceberg, however, because Disney also announced release dates for a whopping 28 untitled projects between now and 2023, including 7 Marvel movies. Head on over the link to see the dates and start mentally preparing yourself for the hours in a cinema seat to come. [Heroic Hollywood]
Deadline reports Chosen Jacobs (It) has been cast as Wendell Deaver, the son of Andre Holland’s character, Henry.
Spoiler TV reports the titles of two upcoming episodes have changed: episode 18 is now called “Fundamentals” (previously called “Back to the Basics”) while episode 19 is titled “The Dragon” (previously, “Enter the Dragon”).
Iris suits up as Team Flash contend with a new, gene-swapping meta-human named “Melting Pot” (thanks, Cisco!) in pictures from March 13’s, “Run, Iris, Run.” More pictures available at TV Line.
Legends of Tomorrow
Everybody gets a totem in the synopsis for March 19’s wonderfully titled episode, “Necromancing the Stone”.
When Mallus’ power over Sara (Caity Lotz) resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory (Dominic Purcell) must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe (guest star Jes Macallan) notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.
Black Lightning is accused of murder while tensions run high between Jefferson Pierce and his streetwise tailor, Gambi, in the synopsis for March 20th’s “Little Black Lies”.
In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen guest-stars as himself (…?) in the synopsis for March 21st’s, “Primary Colours”.
In the aftermath of Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) newly announced plans for Riverdale, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) resorts to drastic measures to voice his opposition. After making her own big announcement, Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) friend Andy Cohen (guest star Andy Cohen) comes to town to lend a hand.
Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) goes against her parent’s wishes to keep a low profile when she decides to run for student council president. Elsewhere, Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) arrives in Riverdale just as tensions between Fred (Luke Perry) and Archie (KJ Apa) reach a breaking point. Finally, following a series of mysterious events, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) begins to fear that someone is out to get her.
Liv learns she’s dealing with a serial killer in the synopsis for episode 4 of the new season, “Brainless in Seattle, Part II”.
Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) discover the murder they are investigating was the work of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) enters dangerous territory.
Coming Soon has a gallery of new images from season two. More at the link.
Entertainment Weekly also has tons of photos from season two of Westworld. Click through to see the rest.
Jim Gordon finally grows a mustache in pics from next week’s, “A Beautiful Darkness.” More available at Coming Soon.
Finally, Syfy has another brief trailer for the latest season of The Expanse.
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