Ernie Hudson finally confirms his return for Ghostbusters 2020. New Goddess of Thunder or otherwise, Chris Hemsworth is still the star of Thor: Love & Thunder, according to Taika Waititi. New novels give us our best look yet at Birds of Prey’s heroines. Plus, a look at the Killjoys finale and more Batwoman teases. Spoilers, assemble!
During a recap of the Saturn Awards winners, Deadline casually reports that Robert Downey, Jr. will reprise his role as the late Tony Stark “one more time” in the upcoming Black Widow.
Ernie Hudson confirmed he will return as Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters 2020 in, of all places, the middle of a fan’s personalised birthday greeting posted to Cameo.
In related news, Ivan Reitman described Paul Rudd’s character as “a seismologist who’s come to this small town because they’ve been having mysterious earthquakes — he’s also teaching summer school there” during a recent interview with ET Online promoting the Ghostbusters maze at Halloween Horror Nights.
According to THR, Toni Collette will play “a mentalist named Zeena who mentors the protagonist” in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film adaptation of the 1940's noir-thriller, Nightmare Alley.
Things Heard and Seen
Meanwhile, Amanda Seyfriend is in talks to star in a new “supernatural thriller” based on Elizabeth Brundage’s novel, All Things Cease to Appear from American Splendor writers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The story concerns a newlywed couple moving to a farmhouse in upstate New York where the previous residents were gruesomely murdered. [THR]
Thor: Love & Thunder
In conversation with MTV News, Taika Waititi confirmed Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will remain the lead character in Love & Thunder, even with Natalie Portman’s new incarnation.
It’s Chris. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor, it’s a Thor film. She’s in it.
.@TaikaWaititi confirmed that @chrishemsworth will be at the forefront of #LoveAndThunder alongside Natalie Portman's #LadyThor. But when it came to more details on #Thor and #SuicideSquad, he was tight-lipped ???? #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/5BVhAKMA0E
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) September 13, 2019
Mission: Impossible 7 & 8
Hayley Atwell confirmed she will appear in the “next TWO Mission: Impossible movies” on Instagram.
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I had a go at a ‘photo grid’ in an attempt to display some tech-savvy-millennial skills. For those of you who don’t know, this involves nine separate posts loaded one at a time which only come together as a complete image when someone views the profile page. Some of the comments were of the ‘wot-is-goin-on-u-can’t-frame-a-picture, mate’ variety SO, to ease the confusion, here is my news in one post..... I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the west-end to an audio book recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better. I can’t wait to start sharing this adventure with you. Mostly in the form of effusive, sweaty ranting about stunt training while spontaneously vomiting with excitement/exhaustion. Lucky you. ????
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
In promotion of the film, DC will release three tie-in trade paperbacks reprinting stories starring Black Canary, Huntress and Harley Quinn this December. Comic Book has the covers, which give us our best looks at the characters yet.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Bloody-Disgusting has two more posters for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
In the Tall Grass
Coming Soon also has a poster and the first official image from Vincezo Natali’s adaptation of the Stephen King/Joe Hill novella, In the Tall Grass.
Ruth Negga has a “visors-up” conversation with Brad Pitt on Mars in the latest Ad Astra clip.
We also have a short trailer for Radioactive, a new biopic starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie.
Vanessa and Lily return to the real world in the synopsis for “Dark Destiny”, the season four premiere of Van Helsing.
With the amulet in hand, Vanessa and Lily escape from Elder Sam and return to the real world.
KSiteTV has a dramatic new poster for Supernatural’s final season.
KSiteTV also has a quartet of photos from “The Book of Occupation: Chapter One”, the third season premiere of Black Lightning.
Two more Batwoman trailers introduce Kate’s own nerdy tech guy, Luke Fox (son of Lucius).
Scooby-Doo & Guess Who?
The gang hosts a telethon with Kenan Thompson in a clip from this week’s episode of Scooby-Doo. Unfortunately, a ghost clown is on the loose. Could it be Kel?!
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