Meanwhile, Frank Grillo teases and then immediately denies his own Marvel movie future. Melissa Benoist discusses a new costume upgrade for Kara on Supergirl. The Simpsons will pastiche Stranger Things in this year’s Treehouse of Horror. The Mortal Kombat movie reboot will be as gory as you hope it should be. Plus, more familiar faces return for Arrow’s final season. Spoilers away!
On recent rumours that she’s been cast in Marvel’s The Eternals, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown said, “Everybody thinks that I’m going to be in a Marvel movie. Not that I know of! My family and I have no idea, so I just want to let everyone know that I’m not as of right now.”
In related news, Kumail Nanjiani would neither confirm nor deny his rumoured role during a recent interview with Variety.
I cannot comment on that. It would be so great to be part of a superhero film. I would love it so much.
In a separate interview with Comic Book, Frank Grillo revealed he’s contracted to appear in five more Marvel movies “if they ever came in” before clarifying on Instagram his character, Crossbones, is indeed dead.
You know what? I got five more movies that I’m obligated to do for Marvel if they ever call me. So who knows, man? Maybe I’ll be Captain America after Mackie. I’ll be a middle-aged Captain America. A middle-aged, Italian, Captain America. Think about that.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street would be amazing, one of my most traumatic experiences as a kid was watching A Nightmare on Elm Street and I would love to kind of explore, this is a great world to explore.
Screenwriter Greg Russo confirmed the new Mortal Kombat movie will indeed be Rated R in the U.S. (about equivalent to an MA15+ rating in Australia) and include several of the game’s infamously gory “Fatality” supermoves.
Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!!! 😉 pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
An Irish woman who can see ghosts (Maeve Higgins) is forced to use her supernatural talents against a demonically-influenced one-hit wonder (Will Forte) in the trailer for Extra Ordinary.
Speaking to Kevin Smith, Melissa Benoist recently revealed that the next season of Supergirl will update Kara’s costume to include pants, mostly so Benoist doesn’t freeze to death filming in Vancouver wearing a super-skirt.
Deadline also reports Jessica St. Clair and Kyle Bornheimer have joined the cast of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5 as Mia and Doug, a “bitter, broken, and overly sensitive” married couple trapped together in a small cabin and bored by “the tedium of space.”
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed Colin Donnell and Josh Segarra will once again reprise their roles as Tommy Oliver and Adrian Chase for Arrow’s final season.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXX
Bloody-Disgusting has a poster for The Simpson’s thirtieth Halloween special and 666th overall episode. From the looks of things, we can expect parodies of Stranger Things, The Shape of Water and something akin to Monkey Shines with Homer and Mr. Teeny.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.