Fox is moving back their X-Men films, Dark Phoenix and New Mutants. There’s more fuel for the speculative fire about a certain big DC hero cameoing in Shazam. John Noble and Barack Obama (kinda) appear in new pictures from Legends of Tomorrow. Plus, the return of Dad Steve on Stranger Things, and new Infinity War posters. To me, my spoilers!
Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Keery in Stranger Things. Image: Netflix
X-Men: Dark Phoenix/The New Mutants
Fox has announced new, later US dates for the two X-movies: Dark Phoenix moves from November this year to Valentine’s Day 2019, while The New Mutants gets a hefty move from February 2019 to August 2019.
BREAKING: X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX and NEW MUTANTS get new dates! pic.twitter.com/14Y1jIvva7— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 27, 2018
Variety reports Jack Whitehall has joined the cast of Jungle Cruise in the “key role” of Emily Blunt’s brother.
Daphne & Velma
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive trailer for the direct-to-video Daphne & Velma spinoff movie.
Death of Superman
Joining Jerry O’Connell as the voice of Superman are Rebecca Romijn as Lois Lane, Rainn Wilson as Lex Luthor, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Matt Lanter as Aquaman, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Rocky Carroll as Silas Stone, and Patrick Fabian as Hank Henshaw.
Kryptonite salt shakers at the ready, but a cryptic tweet from Henry Cavill’s manager may hint at a Superman cameo in Shazam!, as previously rumoured.
Elsewhere, the film’s young cast pose next to a statue of Batman.
James Wan took to Twitter for an update of his “filled to the gills” Aquaman movie, and why he’s been “slow… as a sea-slug” in delivering a teaser. Insert fish pun here.
Hey friends, I usually do my best to avoid internet noises (especially fabricated distractions) but a teaser-trailer going out this weekend was never in the books — despite what some claim. It’s not because of anyone or any nefarious reason holding it back — IT’S ME. (1/3)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
I am simply not ready yet to share. This movie is filled to the gills with VFX, and the process is as slow and laborious as a sea-slug! Yes, even shots for the trailers take forever to do, and I refuse to put out anything that might be construed as subpar. (2/3)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
I know it seems like nothing much is brewing above the surface, but I can assure you, we’re working nonstop under the waves ???? ???? (3/3)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
(Ps: And yes, I plan to use oceanic puns/references every chance I get ????)
Avengers: Infinity War
Five new posters separate the cast into colour-coded factions.
Oded Fehr and Amrita Acharia are sent to the iso-cubes in the first trailer for the upcoming mad science movie, White Chamber.
CBM managed to get their hands on a call sheet directly referencing scenes set in Bruce Wayne’s penthouse, bathroom and “computer room”.
During a panel at Paleyfest, producer Shawn Levy specified season three will be set in 1985, and “won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic”.
We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve.
Legends of Tomorrow
John Noble guest-stars as himself in next week’s episode, “Guest Starring John Noble”. Head over to TV Line to see the rest.
If that wasn’t enough, we also have a trailer for the episode – which involves the Legends rescuing a teenage Barack Obama from Gorilla Grodd. You know, as you do.
Fear the Walking Dead
The CW has released a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the show’s animated crossover with Scooby Doo.
Liv eats the brains of an underground theatre manager with boundary issues in the trailer for next week’s episode, “My Really Fair Lady”.
Finally, the first trailer for the final season The Originals promises a Mikaelson family reunion.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.