Also, in the least surprising news, Tom Hardy will be back for Venom 2. The remake of The Craft has found a member of its coven. Josh Gad continues to deny his involvement in The Batman. Space Jam 2 rustles up some top basketball talent. Plus, what’s to come on Fear the Walking Dead, and Brahms: The Boy II becomes a casualty of the summer’s killer doll movie slate. Spoilers, away!
The Invisible Man
Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge and Harriet Dyer have joined the cast of the new Invisible Man in undisclosed roles. [Deadline]
Space Jam 2
NBA reporter Shams Charania reports Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Lay Thompson, Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumile have all signed to the Space Jam sequel.
Sources: Space Jam 2, starring LeBron James, is expected to feature key roles for Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike. Several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to play roles in film.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2019
Despite his incessant teasing over involvement in the production Josh Gad confirmed on Twitter he has not been cast as The Penguin in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Ok, seeing as I keep getting this question...as much as I have LOVED torturing you all with teasing you about the Penguin, I feel like it’s time to tell you...I’m NOT actually playing this character. But I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the fan art and the love. ???????? https://t.co/fsasvbRTqN pic.twitter.com/igwnT2NNPw
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 21, 2019
In a recent interview with Fandango, producer Amy Pascal confirmed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock in Venom 2.
I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can... Sony did a great job creating that franchise and giving it a life and giving it its own world. Then there’s Tom Hardy. When you think of Venom, you’ll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that’s all you needed to know.
Silver & Black
Pascal also confirmed Sony still has plans for a Silver Sable/Black Cat movie in a separate interview with Screen Rant.
We’re still working on that. I think we have plans for that.
Child’s Play 2
Speaking with Bloody-Disgusting, director Lars Klevberg revealed a potential sequel to his Child’s Play remake will focus on the film’s Buddi Bears.
For me, this was just trying to make this the best movie possible. Like, never foreshadowing any detailed plan of where you want to go as a franchise. But yeah, for me I think I love the Buddi Bear concept. I love the other stuff, and I think we should spend – if that happens – later on, we should spend more time with those assets. I think that was presented a little too short in this movie, what the Buddi Bears are and can be capable of doing. I haven’t said everything I need to say.
Brahms: The Boy II
While there's no Australian release date set for the next instalment in the killer doll franchise, its American release has been pushed back to December 6. Assuming it'll arrive on our shores, it's set to be a little later than anticipated. [Bloody-Disgusting]
Annabelle Comes Home
In the meantime, you can curl up with Annabelle on another new poster via Bloody-Disgusting.
A murder mystery train conducted by Lance Henriksen plunges into monster-infested waters in the first trailer for D-Railed.
Brave New World
Seg and Adam return to “a very different” Kandor in the synopsis for “Danger Close,” the next episode of Krypton.
Seg and Adam return to a very different Kandor, while Val and his Rebels prepare a major offensive.
Siren season two will begin airing on Fox8 on July 1 in Australia. In the meantime, you can check out Spoiler TV for the synopses of the eleventh and twelfth episodes of the upcoming season. Photos at the link - and beware spoilers.
Episode #2011 – “Mixed Signals” Maddie and Ben contend with how to help Ryn knowing that in order to help Elaine get better, they will need to continue the procedures on Ryn. Meanwhile, when one of the group gets sirened, there is more drive than ever to get to the bottom of how the siren song really works—further piquing the interest of the military in how Ryn can be of use to them.
Episode #2012 – “Serenity” Ryn goes back to the ocean to get help for Ben and Maddie’s conditions but discovers that continuing to go back may get harder than she realised the longer she’s on land. But when they learn that there may be a special place in Ryn’s homeland that could help them, Ben, Maddie and Ryn must all venture under the sea together to find the cure. Meanwhile, Helen and Ted connect over their shared family histories.
Epix has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette on Pennyworth, including the very depressing line “No one has heard any of these stories before. No one has seen when Batman’s mum met Batman’s dad.”
Fear the Walking Dead
Finally, Al finds a helicopter in a clip from “Making Contact,” next week’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.