Mortal Kombat adds a mysterious lead. Robert Richardson says Woody Harrelson is why he signed on for Venom 2. Could the New Mutants film have a chance? Plus, new teases for Joker, and new looks at Terminator: Dark Fate and Doctor Sleep.
Variety reports Anthony Michael Hall will inherit the role of Tommy Doyle from Paul Rudd in Halloween Kills. Originally a charge of Laurie Strode’s babysitting services, the adult Doyle went on to beat Michael Myers with a lead pipe in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
According to THR, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) is in final negotiations to play Sonya Blade in the new Mortal Kombat, while Australian actor Josh Lawson is confirmed to play Kano. The outlet additionally has word Lewis Tan is in talks to play an undisclosed “lead character.”
Deadline also reports Supernatural’s Jake Abel has joined the cast of James Wan’s mysterious new horror project, Silvercup.
I thought, ‘Well this is something I haven’t done that I would love to try to do.’ And then Andy Serkis, who I worked with on Breathe, gave me a call a month ago and said that he was up for this and would I be willing. I’d seen the film. I watched it again, then they sent me a script and I felt like, yeah, I would say yes anyway to Andy just because I would say yes to Andy, but I also think it’s a great…
I think it’s unexplored yet, and it’s going to explode, and this film, I think, will help it explode, because you have a remarkable central character with Venom, but now you’ve got Woody Harrelson, who’s going to obviously make his own little entrance here, and we’ll see what else comes in with the Sony Marvel collaboration. I look forward to it. It’s a massive change for me, but I’m excited. I think Hardy is one of our best. He never misses. I so look forward to sitting with him and watching him perform.
There’s been discussions of New Mutants test screenings going around today so I’ll add my two cents.
Heard it’s decent, seems this new cut adheres more to Josh Boone’s original vision for New Mutants of a scarier horror comic book movie.
— Jacob (@CinematicBanter) August 25, 2019
Hearing the New Mutants test screening went surprisingly well! pic.twitter.com/EReDCexJOj
— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) August 25, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate
Fandango also has our first look at Rebecca Ferguson as cult leader Rose the Hat in The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.
Gretel & Hansel
Meanwhile, we have our first look at Sophia Lillis in Osgood Perkins’ Gretel & Hansel.
Todd Phillips has released six short clips from Joker ahead of a trailer coming this Wednesday. Here’s a link to the previous one in case you missed it.
Fear the Walking Dead
Spoiler TV has the synopsis for “Leave What You Don’t,” the 13th episode of season five of Fear the Walking Dead.
Logan’s true intentions are unveiled; the mission hangs in the balance as Luciana, Sarah and Dwight try to negotiate; Alicia and Strand embark on a rescue mission to save a new survivor at a familiar structure; a dangerous threat makes itself known.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.