Taiki Waititi torpedoes those Guardians of the Galaxy 3 rumours. Stargirl casts some intriguing villains. The Riverdale spinoff is already adding some supporting stars from its sister series. Ryan Murphy is pondering a potential return to Scream Queens. Plus, even more Birds of Prey set pictures. To me, my spoilers!
Brian Michael Bendis confirmed the Kitty Pryde solo movie is still moving forward (for now) on Twitter.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2
THR reports all four of the original film’s teenage stars—Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner — are officially confirmed to return for the sequel.
Last Night in Soho
According to Variety, Anya Taylor-Joy has signed on to star in Edgar Wright’s upcoming psychological horror movie, now officially titled Last Night in Soho.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Speaking at yesterday’s FX TCA, Taika Waititi cast aside rumours that he could direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
For me, those are James [Gunn]’s films. Going into something like that with his stamp all over his films, would be like going into someone’s house and saying ‘Hey, I’m your new dad, and this is how we make peanut butter sandwiches now. It feels kind of awkward.
Birds of Prey, Or, the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Just Jared has several dozen set photos of Harley Quinn showing off her leg tattoos.
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) February 2, 2019
Captain Marvel is torn between two worlds on a new poster from Marvel Studios’ official Twitter.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 4, 2019
Hobbs & Shaw
Coming Soon has four new character posters from the Fast & Furious spinoff.
Dumbo is locked in an existential staring contest on a new poster from the film’s official Twitter.
— Dumbo (@Dumbo) February 4, 2019
Bloody-Disgusting also has a “retro” poster for Nicholas McCarthy’s latest, The Prodigy.
Speaking of, Bloody-Disgusting has a teaser poster for the Child’s Play trailer coming this Friday (and in a brilliant piece of killer doll/killer child cross-promotion, attached to all prints of The Prodigy).
And in related news, Tim Matheson (!) introduces the Buddi doll in a new viral video from the Kaslan Corporation.
Happy Death Day 2 U
Tree unmasks the new Babyface in the latest clip from Happy Death Day 2 U.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Hiccup sports fireproof armour in a new clip from the How to Train Your Dragon finale.
Deadline reports Meg DeLacy has joined the cast of Stargirl as Cindy Burman, “Blue Valley High’s most popular student… and its most feared. Secretly the daughter of Dragon King (played by Nelson Lee), a longtime enemy of the Justice Society of America, Cindy is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps.”
Additionally, Jake Austin Walker has been cast in a currently undisclosed role.
Locke & Key
Laysla De Oliveira has joined the cast as Dodge, “a beautiful, unpredictable and sinister demon in human form that torments the Locke family” while Kevin Alves joins as Javi, “the colourful life of the party who doesn’t take life too seriously.”
TV Line reports Riverdale’s Ashleigh Murray will play a future-flung incarnation of Josie McCoy in the proposed Katy Keene spinoff.
Star Trek: Discovery
Netflix has released a promo for this week’s episode, “An Obol for Charon.”
Ryan Murphy revealed he’s currently mulling a Scream Queens revival on Instagram.
Team Arrow take on a serial killer in the trailer for next week’s episode, “Star City Slayer.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer might explode in the trailer for next week’s episode of Black Lightning, “The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire.”
The Walking Dead
Finally, Daryl crossbows a few zombies on a picturesque, covered bridge in a new clip from the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, “Adaptation.”
Banner art by Jim Cooke.