The new Jay & Silent Bob recruits a daughter of Krypton. Neil Gaiman shuts down talk of a live-action Coraline. A familiar face returns for Supergirl’s next season.
Plus, up close with Stephen Amell’s final Arrow costume update, an almighty dino-team mashup comes to Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, a look at iZombie’s penultimate episode, and more on who might actually show up from Picard’s past. Spoilers go!
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
Supergirl’s Melissa Benoit has been cast as Chronic, sidekick to Val Kilmer’s Bluntman, in Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
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IT’S A (SUPER) GIRL! The majority of you guessed correctly: @melissabenoist, one of my favorite actresses in the world, indeed takes on the mantle of Chronic in our rebooted #bluntmanandchronic movie within @jayandsilentbob Reboot! (And we gave her some pants *before* the good folks at @supergirlcw!) I have loved working with Me-Me since I “directed” her in my first ep, #supergirllives. Number One on the call sheet sets the tone for the rest of production – and if that Number One is a tool, the set is a miserable place to be. But Melissa is the most exemplary and gracious Number One I ever met. She’s incredibly kind to EVERYONE in the cast and crew and she never complains about the long-ass hours, even when she’s hanging from ropes high above the ground. Then she opens up her mouth to act and you realize she’s that rare complete package in this business: true talent and true warmth. Some actors and actresses have a “process” that can be disruptive or alienating. Melissa doesn’t have to imposition anyone to be good at her job: she’s a natural. So naturally, two years ago, I asked her to be in #jayandsilentbobreboot. Melissa was the first person I asked to be in the flick (aside from @jaymewes and @harleyquinnsmith) and though it took a minute to get to the set, when we rolled cameras, she was Charm City! I saw her in the trailer in costume before we started shooting and the Last Daughter of Krypton gushed “When you asked me to be in the movie, you didn’t tell me I get to wear a cool costume too!” God, I love this kid – she’s the absolute light of the world. (And since her boyfriend is also *my* boyfriend, you might keep an eye out for a @christophrwood cameo too!) You’ll see Melissa’s Chronic and the finished #bluntcave in the #jayandsilentbobreboot trailer when it drops this weekend in Hall H at @comic_con! But until then, check the third pic to see a cameo of an infamous web portal last seen in #jayandsilentbobstrikeback! #KevinSmith #MelissaBenoist #supergirl #cw #arrowverse #JasonMewes #jaymewes #comiccon
Meanwhile, the film’s first “red band” — and therefore extremely NSFW — trailer reveals further cameos from Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Mewes, Justin Long, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs, Craig Robinson, David Dastmalchian, Joe Manganiello, Dan Fogler, Chris Hemsworth, Red Man, Method Man, Tommy Chong and Fred Armisen — in addition to the aforementioned Melissa Benoist and Val Kilmer.
Neil Gaiman denied recent rumours a live-action remake of Coraline is in development on Twitter.
If anyone has any idea where this "live action Coraline" nonsense started can you send me a link? All I can see is thousands of upset people who have apparently all heard it from each other.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 16, 2019
All I'm seeing is literally thousands of Tweets from people going "No!". I think it's had the opposite effect. If it had ever crossed anyone's mind (it hadn't) it would now not be a thing. https://t.co/Pr82XhZWdP
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 16, 2019
Fandango’s Erik Davis reports Andy Muschietti hopes to take “a few months off” following the release of It: Chapter 2 “to regroup” before publicly discussing his Flash movie starring Ezra Miller.
Earlier, I asked Andy Muschietti about #TheFlash movie and his answer: "Oh, I can't really talk about that… yet." He added, "I really want to take a few months off after #ITChapter2 and then regroup."#SDCC pic.twitter.com/O3Sqa1xMNR
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 18, 2019
Adam Hendricks, a producer on the latest Black Christmas remake, has recently shared several pictures from the film’s New Zealand set on Instagram. Click through for more.
Bloody Disgusting has a gallery of promotional shots from the new Jacob’s Ladder. More at the link.
Zombie Tidal Wave
Sharknado’s Ian Ziering takes on a tsunami of the dead in the first trailer for Syfy’s Zombie Tidal Wave.
Jeremy Jordan will reprise his role as the Toyman’s adorkable son, Winn, for three episodes of Supergirl’s fifth season.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 18, 2019
According to Deadline, Christine Lahti will replace Dierdre O’Connell in the role of Sheryl Luria, the mother of Katja Herber’s character on Evil.
— CBS (@CBS) July 18, 2019
Star Trek: Picard
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Michael Chabon confirmed the Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series will follow a serialised episode format similar to Star Trek: Discovery. Alex Kurtzman revealed the door is open for fellow The Next Generation cast members to make appearances, as long as there’s “an incredibly specific story reason” for them to be there.
They also have this photo of an Extremely Good Boy, and a dog:
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at the Green Arrow’s season eight costume.
The first filmed episode of Supernatural’s fifteenth and final season is titled “Atomic Monsters”.
Spoiler TV has the synopsis for The 100‘s season six finale, “The Blood of Sanctum”.
Sanctum becomes a battleground between the devout and the non-believers. The mystery of the anomaly deepens. Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles and Shannon Kook star. The episode was directed by Ed Fraiman and written by Jason Rothenberg (#613). Original airdate 8/6/2019.
Several vague things happen in this synopsis for The Outpost’s upcoming episode “The Blade of The Three”.
Wythers (guest star Andrew Howard) hatches a plan to save Garret (Jake Stormoen) before it is too late. Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) responds to Tobin’s (guest star Aaron Fontaine) proposal. Meanwhile, Talon (Jessica Green) and Zed (guest star Reece Ritchie) discover a key to great power. Lastly, Garret heads out on a dark mission. Anand Desai-Barochia also stars. The episode was written by Katy DiSauvino and directed by Orsi Nagypal (#205). Original airdate 8/8/2019.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Here’s the latest poster for Netflix’s Dark Crystal series.
Young Justice: Outsiders
KSiteTV has a new photo of Halo from “Elder Wisdom”, this week’s episode of Young Justice: Outsiders.
The Outsiders face Lex Luthor’s machinations. But Lex (MARK ROLSTON) isn’t the only one trying to manipulate them!
Liv and Major go grave robbing in the trailer for “Bye, Zombies”, the penultimate episode of iZombie.
Power Rangers: Beast Morphers
The original Red Ranger, Austin St. John, returns in trailer for the second season of Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, promising a team up with rangers from the Mighty Morphin’, Dino Charge and Dino Thunder teams.
Finally, Tricia Helfer plays (one hell of a cool-looking) Count Dracula in a delightfully gory trailer for Van Helsing’s fourth season — straight from San Diego Comic Con.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.