Godzilla: King of the Monsters teases an epic kaiju showdown. Jessica Chastain promises to take on the X-Men in Dark Phoenix. The new Aladdin remake could be adding new songs to the animated classic’s iconic soundtrack. Plus, a new look at the Kim Possible movie, and what’s to come on Titans. Spoilers, away!
Variety reports Rami Malek is currently “being eyed” to play the film’s villain, but shooting on the last season of Mr. Robot could potentially lead to him not taking the role. Meanwhile, the site notes, Lea Seydoux will return as Madeleine Swann, her Spectre character, and the production is looking for two more important female characters for the film—an MI6 agent who works with Bond, and, in true Bond style, “ a mystery woman.”
A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Mothra and King Ghidorah are the latest kaiju to get their own viral videos from Monarch Sciences.
⋈ MONARCH SPECIMEN: Queen of the Monsters pic.twitter.com/13tYzPDixt
— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) December 7, 2018
⋈ MONARCH SPECIMEN: Monster Zero. pic.twitter.com/jyAKHFN214
— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) December 8, 2018
Meanwhile, Collider’s Steven Weintraub described the new King of the Monsters footage presented at CCXP over the weekend.
.@wbpictures world premiered new @GodzillaMovie #KingOfTheMonsters trailer at #ccxp. Loaded with monsters & mayhem. Opens with @Milliestopshate calling for help on a radio and closes with what appears to be a massive battle between monsters in a city. Can't wait to see the fights pic.twitter.com/BfKIxiMscd
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 9, 2018
the new #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters trailer has humanity wondering which of these creatures are here to hurt us and which are here to protect us. Ken Watanabe mentions we would be lucky if humanity is Godzilla's pet. #CCXP2018 pic.twitter.com/bjGXoCQZHF
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 9, 2018
At the same event, Jessica Chastain revealed her mysterious Dark Phoenix character will battle “all” of the X-Men “at the same time.”
— Lodix (@lodix1) December 7, 2018
Relatedly, Twitter user Terra Zero reports Simon Kinberg cited Secret Invasion as the film’s major source of inspiration.
— Terra Zero (@terra_zero) December 7, 2018
Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake will include “a couple new songs” according to lead actor Mena Massoud.
We’ve got all the original music in there, plus a couple of new songs. They’re really empowering. I gotta say one is very empowering for women, I think people are going to really, really dig it. The other one is awesome as well. We got the same guys who did La La Land and The Greatest Showman, we’re in good hands.
Mary Poppins Returns
In the meantime, you can now stream the full Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack on Spotify.
Men in Black International
A new photo from Chris Hemsworth’s Twitter sees the agents “ripping aliens a new one.”
#FBF shooting MIB with my partner in galaxy protection @TessaThompson_x when we were ripping aliens a new one. From memory, this shot was taken in between set ups when we noticed some criminal activity on the streets in London. #MIBInternational ????️ @MenInBlack pic.twitter.com/b89RQCcswl
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) December 7, 2018
Captain Marvel wears her classic suit on a new poster from Brazil Comic Con.
To all the fans who came to the Marvel Panel at Brazil Comic Con today, enjoy this exclusive poster!!!! I’ll get you a drawing of Goose next time ???? #CapitãMarvel (via @BrieLarson) pic.twitter.com/1gqPBEUQve
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 8, 2018
Alita: Battle Angel
The latest clip sees Alita squashing the head of a woman with praying mantis claws wearing fishnet tights. You know, business as usual
A new featurette discusses the film’s mummy-assassin, Shrike.
Fox 5 spoke to Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Angela Bassett and Travis Knight about Bumblebee. Keep an eye out for our review of the film later today.
The Disney Channel has released a full trailer for their live-action Kim Possible movie.
Deadline reports Amazon is now developing a TV series based on Catherynne M. Valente’s novella, The Refrigerator Monologues, from Whip It screenwriter Shauna Cross. The story concerns five “fridged” women in the afterlife discovering their entire lives were merely meant to advance the narratives of the male superheroes they associated with.
TV Line promises Liv will eat the brains of a salsa dancer in a new photo from iZombie’s fifth and final season.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Toy artist Tim Clarke shared a behind-the-scenes photo of a Skeksis puppeteer on Instagram.
Batwoman trounces a gang of Christmas-themed criminals in a clip from tonight’s episode of Arrow, “Elseworlds, Part 2.”
Isaac teaches Claire to play the piano in a new photo from TV Line.
Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden start marriage counseling in the synopsis to “Primal Urges,” The Orville’s season two premiere.
Ed and the crew race to save a small group of survivors on a planet about to be destroyed by its sun. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden start marriage counseling when Bortus’ obsession with the ship’s simulation room gets out of hand in the all-new “Primal Urges” Season Two premiere episode of THE ORVILLE airing Sunday, Dec. 30 (8:00-9:02 PM ET/5:00-6:02 PM PT/LIVE to all Time Zones) on FOX. (ORV-112) (TV-14 L)
Spoiler TV has images from “Christ Pose,” the 12th episode of season three. More at the link.
Scarlett is reunited with Axel but he is badly injured before they can find Vanessa; a mysterious man helps them find their way; Flesh and Jolene are fugitives on the run from Blaktek.
Finally, Kory’s memories return in the trailer for this week’s episode, “Koriand’r.”
Banner art by Jim Cooke.