It: Chapter 2 keeps casting its adult heroes. Gemma Chan gives us a sneak peek of her Captain Marvel character. Kevin Feige hints at the possibility of the Young Avengers coming to the MCU. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, and more casting for Amazon’s adaptation of The Boys. To me, my spoilers!
Escape From Supermax might finally happen, just on TV instead of on the big screen. Image: The CW
It: Chapter 2
Variety reports Teach Grant has joined the cast as the adult Henry Bowers, while Jess Weixler will play Bill’s wife, Audra, a character originally brought to life in the 1990 miniseries by Olivia Hussey.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
In a recent Reddit AMA, Jeffrey Wright merely stated “it’s possible” he will return as Felix Leiter in Danny Boyle’s Bond 25.
To celebrate her wrap on Captain Marvel, actress Gemma Chan shared a photo of herself from the set.
— Gemma Chan (@Gemma_Chan1) June 25, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp
Please try to be surprised here, but ScreenRant reports Ant-Man & The Wasp will include two post-credit scenes!
Meanwhile, Janet van Dyne appears in flashback form in the latest TV spot, sporting some awesomely period-appropriate feathered hair.
And a new making-of featurette also discusses how the ever-shrinking car chase was filmed.
Meanwhile, Peyton Reed revealed he was a consultant on the Wasp’s scenes in Avengers 4.
Yeah. There’s a lot of cross talk, which is great, you know, among directors. Even on the first movie I had the Russos come in and look at early cuts just to see how Paul (Rudd) was playing Scott Lang to inform what they did in Civil War. And Marcus and McFeely, who are writing the Avengers movies, we all talk about what the overall arcs are going to be so everyone is in sync with all this stuff. I can’t say much more than that or I’m going to get a Wasp dart in my neck. But yeah, that’s one of the exciting things is keeping this movie a self-contained thing but obviously being aware of how things fit into the larger universe. It’s a really fun, creative exercise.
Well… sure. And both of those you just mentioned we talked about for a long time and they went over to be successful TV shows. We’ve always been fans of Power Pack and figuring that out. And yes. So… where and when we would see the evolution of that? I don’t know. And certainly – taking our cue from the comics as we always do – that’s why we wanted Cassie, a very young Cassie in this movie, to be inspired by her father. Just planting seeds.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
James Gunn has finished writing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Every bit of my heart. pic.twitter.com/hSxnbLpdn6
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 25, 2018
The predator unmasks in a teaser hyping the new international trailer.
— 20th Century Fox FR (@20thCFox_FR) June 25, 2018
We also have the official US trailer for the Brazilian werewolf movie Good Manners, which has been receiving rave reviews on the festival circuit.
An official synopsis from San Diego Comic-Con seems to confirm the latest season will take some inspiration from David S. Goyer’s scrapped Green Arrow movie, Escape from Supermax.
There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.
Tomer Kapon has joined the cast as Frenchie, “the unpredictable wild card of the Boys. A brutal warrior when the situation calls for it, he’s living a life of no attachments or responsibilities.” [Deadline]
Bloody Disgusting reports James Wan will “unequivocally not be directing” the pilot episode of Swamp Thing.
What we’ve learned, contrary to those rumours that have been circulating around the net this afternoon, is that James Wan will unequivocally NOT be directing Swamp Thing.
Pas De Deux
07/11/2018 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Mara (Sarah Shahi) tries to save a young dancer whose recent tragedy has sent her spiraling into deep despair. The case leads Mara to a surprising reunion with Chris (guest star Sam Jaeger), the love she left when her life fell apart. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.
The Black Mandala
07/18/2018 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : The team works together to save the life of a wrongly imprisoned boy and Mara (Sarah Shahi) is introduced to the dangerous world of Dark Reveries where the normal rules don’t apply. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.
Finally, sound waves prove to be the cure for abscessed lungs in a clip from this week’s episode, “How We Get to Peace”.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.