Kevin Smith teases not one, not two, but a trio of Batmen actors in the Jay & Silent Bob reboot. Quentin Tarantino promises his Star Trek film is basically Pulp Fiction with phasers. Snoopy is heading to space for Apple TV+. Plus, Arrow and Supergirl promote some regulars, behind the scenes on the bonkers Cats movie, and a tiny Snowpiercer tease. Spoilers now!
The Little Mermaid
According to Deadline, No Country for Old Men’s Javier Bardem is Disney’s top choice to play King Triton in the live-action Little Mermaid, and has entered talks for the role.
Fear Street Trilogy
Variety has word Ryan Simpkins (Ladyworld) has joined the cast of the second Fear Street movie. It is set at a summer camp in 1978. No details on her character are available at this time.
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
Though he refused to elaborate, Kevin Smith revealed to Entertainment Weekly three different Batman actors will make an appearance in his Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
Three different Batmans in the movie, which is kind of amazing.
Kevin Smith also recently shared the film’s first poster on Instagram.
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This weekend at @comic_con, we’ll be debuting the @jayandsilentbob Reboot trailer during my Saturday night Hall H panel (right after the @marvelstudios panel)! It’ll go out to the world soon after, so folks are going to see much more of the cast, plot and in-movie artwork. So in anticipation, I’ll be sharing images from #jayandsilentbobreboot that I haven’t made public yet. Like this faux movie artwork upon which our plot turns. In the new adventure, #jayandsilentbob find out the old #bluntmanandchronic movie that was based on them is getting a Reboot – so they go back to Hollywood to stop it all over again! But as with any Reboot, the source material has been modernized – so the rebooted Bluntman movie (the reboot of the movie that starred @biggsjason and @vanderjames) now features a female Chronic! I won’t spoil who plays the new Bluntman and Chronic (it’s in the trailer), so I’ll take some guesses instead: Who’s Behind the Masks? When the trailer drops this weekend, you’ll get to see if you were right. But if you’re at Saturday night’s “Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H” panel, you’ll not only see the Reboot trailer: I’m gonna show you the #Bluntman movie-in-a-movie scene too! I can’t wait to start sharing this epic! It’s my all-time favorite of all my flicks and also a meta scrapbook of my entire career (and life) that sequelizes all the #viewaskew movies in one sprawling story! (NOTE: Reboot comes out in the Fall. The B&C poster says “Summer” because that’s when it comes out in the #viewaskewniverse.) Art by #marianodiaz! #KevinSmith #comiccon #hallh #reboot #jayandsilentbob #viewaskewniverse
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, actress Vanessa Kirby denied recent rumours she’s been cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, though added “it would be a dream” come true.
I don’t know anything about it. Are you kidding?! I would love to be Catwoman. Oh my god, it would be a dream. Oh my god, are you kidding? I have to do lots of squats. I mean, literally, lots of squats.
Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek
In a new interview with Deadline, Quentin Tarantino described his Star Trek movie as “Pulp Fiction in space.”
I get annoyed at Simon Pegg. He doesn’t know anything about what’s going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff. One of the comments he said, he’s like “Well, look, it’s not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.” Yes, it is! [laughs hard]. If I do it, that’s exactly what it’ll be. It’ll be Pulp Fiction in space. That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this sh*t in it, ever. There’s no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that’s why we want to make it. It’s, at the very least, unique in that regard.
Happy Death Day 3
Director Christopher Landon has confirmed there are no plans for a third film in the Happy Death Day series, unless “Netflix wants to pony-up and finish this trilogy.”
Since I keep reading stuff about it, I’ll say it loud: THERE IS NO HAPPY DEATH DAY 3 IN DEVELOPMENT. It’s just a rumor…unless @netflix wants to pony-up and finish this trilogy, it just ain’t happening.— christopher landon (@creetureshow) July 17, 2019
It: Chapter 2
Coming Soon has a teaser poster for the second half of Stephen King’s It.
Universal has released a behind-the-scenes look at Cats ahead of the trailer coming this Friday.
Hobbs & Shaw
Idris Elba does a Mega Man-style slide onto a moving motorcycle in a new clip from Hobbs & Shaw.
Elsewhere, two featurettes discuss David Leitch’s direction and the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
TV Line reports Andrea Brooks (who plays Eve Teschmacher) has been promoted to series regular for the fifth season of Supergirl.
Meanwhile, actor Ben Lewis (who plays William Clayton-Queen) has also been promoted to series regular for Arrow’s final season. [TV Line]
Legends of Tomorrow
Better still, production has officially begun of the fifth season of Legends of Tomorrow.
The Walking Dead
Michonne fights zombies with a katana, as she has been known to do, in Entertainment Weekly’s first official image from season ten.
TNT has released an eight-second teaser for the Snowpiercer TV series.
Snoopy in Space
Snoopy, Woodstock and the Peanuts kids are chosen by NASA for “an elite mission into space” in the trailer for the new Apple TV+ series, Snoopy in Space.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Finally, Chris Meloni comes to Gilead to make everyone uncomfortable in the trailer for next week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.
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