The cast of Enola Holmes continues to grow with a reckless abandon. Dana Lee discusses his role in Birds of Prey. Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite could get a Western remake. Daisy Ridley teases her epic duel in The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, what’s to come on The Handmaid’s Tale, and another look at Will Smith playing a superspy turned into a pigeon. Spoilers, go!
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Deadline reports Jillian Bell has joined the cast of Bill & Ted Face the Music as Dr Taylor Wood, Bill and Ted’s family therapist.
Sam Claflin will join Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw and Adeel Akhtar in Enola Holmes, according to Variety. Details on his character (please be Moriarty) are currently under wraps.
Tom & Jerry
Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost has also joined the live-action Tom & Jerry movie in another undisclosed role. [Deadline]
Indiewire has word the South Korean company CJ Entertainment is looking to develop an English language remake of Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner, Parasite.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
In a recent interview with Your Entertainment Corner, actor Dana Lee described his character, Doc, as the “Taiwanese grandfather [Harley Quinn] never had”.
[Doc owns] this little restaurant and [his] residence is above there. Every time Harley Quinn gets in trouble with the Joker, she would come and stay with me. And I’m like her — like she says in the story — I’m her Taiwanese grandfather she never had.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Daisy Ridley hyped Rey’s upcoming lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
We have a great fight. A great fight. And I was really happy that the Vanity Fair pictures did show a bit of it. It’s a great fight. Like I’ve become such a better fighter and they made the lightsabers lighter, so it actually looks like we’re swinging light and not like heavy, heavy [swords].
This fight, we did, it was November, we had water being thrown at us, and I got a great deal of respect because I did not, I was "I’m not gonna complain about the cold, I’m just not gonna do it" (laughs) — so it was like a real thing of stamina. It feels really epic, and it felt epic even at the time. Imagine, we had the waves like this, and they’re gonna make the waves bigger, and one can only imagine what it’s gonna look like.
Spies in Disguise
Superspy Will Smith mutates into a pigeon in the latest trailer for Spies in Disguise, which has already racked up three million views on YouTube.
The Radio Times reports a new episode of Doctor Who — a standalone, rather than any particularly direct lead in to the new season, set to air in early 2020 — plans to air “some time before series 12 hits screens, possibly in a festive slot like this year’s New Year’s Day Special or the Christmas specials” of that far off distant time of... well, 2017, actually.
Locke & Key
I am so excited to share with you that I will be playing Rufus in the upcoming Locke & Key series on Netflix These last 5 months I have been honored to work with and learn from the hardest working and most accepting cast and crew there is! #lockeandkey #rufuswhedon #autism pic.twitter.com/JUrQq67gRB
— Coby Bird (@thecobybird) July 1, 2019
In related news, Joe Hill revealed you can add now add Locke & Key to your Netflix queue a full year before its debut.
Neil Gaiman also confirmed on Twitter the first season of Netflix’s Sandman will be 11 episodes long.
The first season will be eleven episodes. That's the start of it all. Preludes and Nocturnes and a little bit more. https://t.co/tOlfJ1kS1y
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 2, 2019
I'm hoping we can make something on television that feels as personal and true as the best of the Sandman comics did. Just set thirty years later than Sandman the comic. https://t.co/Wy8y4aDbdE
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 1, 2019
The sixth season of The Flash is now filming, according to Hartley Sawyer on Twitter.
Season Six Filming Kickoff Tomorrow. I’ve been here in this position for 79 days feeding on radiation from the Earth’s core in order to gather my strength. #theflash #skreeeonk pic.twitter.com/RYnvlTyiax
— Hartley Sawyer (@HartleySawyer) July 2, 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale
Offred attends group therapy (of a sort) in the trailer for “Unfit”, next week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.
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