Nathan Fillion joins James Gunn’s Suicide Squad. The Snake Eyes spinoff has found its Storm Shadow. James Wan’s betwixt-Aquaman horror project fills out its cast. Plus, what’s to come on Fear the Walking Dead and The Purge’s new season, and Taika Waititi denies a Thor: Love and Thunder rumour in very Taika Waititi fashion. Spoilers now!
The Suicide Squad
Meanwhile, Nathan Fillion has joined the cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad in a currently undisclosed role, presumably, it could be a cameo presence á la Fillion’s appearances in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. [Deadline]
George Young will star alongside Annabelle Lillis in Silvercup, James Wan’s top-secret horror project he’s shooting between Aquaman films. Though details are sparse, a new rumour claims the unusually-titled film follows “two women on the run from a monster.” [Variety]
Variety also reports child actor August Maturo (The Nun) will befriend the titular monster, Slapface, in an upcoming horror film from Jeremiah Kipp (Black Wake, Painkiller).
Deadline reports Better Watch Out director Chris Peckover is now attached to direct Limbo for Miramax. The story concerns “a young mother whose body becomes possessed by something evil, rendering her a disembodied spirit and a ghost in her own house.”
Idle Hands 2
Speaking with Comic Book, Devon Sawa revealed he’s interested in making a sequel to the 1999 horror-comedy, Idle Hands.
In a heartbeat. If there was one film that I want to do a sequel to that would be the one. Just because that set was, between Elden [Henson], and Seth Green, and Vivica Fox, [Jessica] Alba, Jack Noseworthy, and all those people, it was like summer camp and it was so much fun.
I would love that to happen but unfortunately the first one didn’t… I think it broke even or something like that, but you never know. You never know.
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Most excellent news, filming has officially wrapped on Bill & Ted Face the Music.
It's the last day of filming. Whoa.
— Bill & Ted 3 (@BillandTed3) August 24, 2019
Annnnnd… just like that.. it's in the can. pic.twitter.com/pjyMqBST2u
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) August 25, 2019
Today is the last day of filming on Bill and Ted Face the Music. It’s been truly an honor to be a kind of bridge between the wonderful group of artists who made the movie and the incredible base of fans for whom the movie was made, and without whom it wouldn’t have even existed.
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) August 24, 2019
Thor: Love and Thunder
Taika Waititi denied rumours he’s finished writing Thor: Love and Thunder.
Oh that's cool!! I never cease to surprise me!
(the title page is complete) https://t.co/wSMzolKVbY
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) August 23, 2019
Todd Phillips’ Joker has been rated R by the MPAA in the U.S. (about equivalent to an MA15+ rating) for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behaviour, language and brief sexual images,” according to Coming Soon.
Marvel visual design director Andy Park shared a new Black Widow poster from D23, giving us our first look at David Harbour as Alexei, the Red Guardian in the Marvel film.
BLACK WIDOW!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting. She’s very near & dear to me since it’s the gazillionth time I’ve concept designed/painted her. What a cast & crew! #BlackWidow @MarvelStudios #ScarlettJohansson @Florence_Pugh @DavidKHarbour #RachelWeisz @DisneyD23 pic.twitter.com/fxMOI4fJ5R
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
In the Shadow of the Moon
Coming Soon also has a poster for Netflix’s upcoming supernatural serial killer movie, In the Shadow of the Moon. Click through for images.
It Chapter Two
Bloody-Disgusting has a quartet of It Chapter Two banners confirming each character’s wardrobe is more-or-less colour-coded, like the Power Rangers in civilian clothing.
Zombieland: Double Tap
Bloody-Disgusting also has this photo of Woody Harrelson dressed as Elvis Presley and Jesse Eisenberg enjoying a pair of blue suede shoes. Maybe that’s your thing. Maybe it isn’t.
John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night
In a recent interview with Comic Book, John Carpenter confirmed his horror anthology series Tales for a Halloween Night is now in development at Paramount.
Oh no, it’s alive at Paramount now.
Natalia Tena and comedian Bill Burr confirmed they have roles in The Mandalorian on Twitter.
The @themandalorian trailer is finally here! Can you spot my purple alien face? So honoured to have been part of this banging series, my inner geek is doing backflips with bells on. https://t.co/kwJMSzWD5c
— Natalia Tena (@NatTenaLady) August 24, 2019
November 12th! https://t.co/Mvu0VqeIRq
— Bill Burr (@billburr) August 24, 2019
Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman will helm several episodes of the Disney+ series, WandaVision, according to /Film.
Andy Park also revealed some new concept art, clearly taking influence from Tom King’s recent Vision solo series.
WANDAVISION!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting during the early concept phase of preproduction. This @DisneyPlus show is gonna be something totally fresh.. & weird! #ElizabethOlsen #PaulBettany @DisneyD23 #D23Expo #D23Expo2019 #Disney+ @MarvelStudios #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/VJU4p05Pmb
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Relatedly, a new poster confirms Bucky gets a haircut for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) August 25, 2019
We also have a screen grab from D23 giving us our first look at Peggy Carter as Captain Britain.
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 23, 2019
Instead of simply taking a genre (road movies, heist movies, variety programs, etc.) and adding puppets, songs, explosions and no regard for continuity, a new press release from Kermit the Frog confirms the Muppets will enjoy their own unscripted Disney+ series, presumably featuring off the cuff interviews and Muppet-on-the-street segments. Because that’s what you do with these characters meant to upend the status quo in 2019. Improv comedy.
Honestly, where’s our Muppet disaster movie? Our Muppet Mad Max? The Muppets vs. prestige television? And no, those literary adaptations don’t count. Unless it’s like, Muppet John le Carré or Muppet 1984.
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) August 24, 2019
The gang gets stranded on a deadly, alien world in the synopsis for “It Ain’t Me Babe,” episode nine of Pandora.
Trapped on an alien world, Jax (Priscilla Quintana), Xander (Oliver Dench) and Ralen (Ben Radcliffe) are stranded with no way home. They must band together to survive, but divided loyalties threaten to destroy them from within. And Jax will ultimately be forced decide her allegiances if they make it through the long night. Christian Gossett directed the episode with teleplay by John C. Kelley & Steve Kriozere (#109.) Original airdate 9/10/2019.
Red Alice orders her Wonderland Gang to cut off Batwoman’s head in a new teaser.
Finally, a new featurette on the second season of The Purge has its characters excitedly awaiting next year’s grisly government holiday.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.