The Craft reboot is out there, and now it’s got David Duchovny. Another DC hero has joined the cavalcade that is Crisis on Infinite Earths. Korg lives, and he’ll be in Thor: Love and Thunder. Plus, a bomb threat on Riverdale, Edward Norton wouldn’t mind coming back to the MCU, and new The Suicide Squad set pictures tease familiar faces. Spoilers, ho!
Intriguingly, THR’s Borys Kit also has word Warner Bros. initially “courted Hill for Riddler” opposite Seth Rogen as the Penguin, “but that too didn’t work out.”
On the Seth Rogen BATMAN rumor: there were some initial talks for him to play Penguin while WB courted Hill for Riddler (once they settled on him actually playing Riddler and not Penguin), but that too didn't work out.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) October 16, 2019
Deadline reports David Duchovny has joined the cast of The Craft reboot in a currently undisclosed role.
Coming Soon reports Robert Eggers plans to follow The Lighthouse with “a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century.” Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy are currently attached to star.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Taika Waititi also confirmed his return as Korg in Thor: Love and Thunder during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Elsewhere, Edward Norton revealed he’s open to returning to the MCU — “maybe as a baddie” — during a recent interview with Total Film Magazine (via Games Radar).
Maybe as a baddie? Maybe I’ll write my own. I don’t know, I’m open to everything. I mean, I did Ask the StoryBots on Netflix.
The Wolverine director James Mangold also told The Playlist he’s still interested in making an X-23 spinoff movie.
The Suicide Squad
Viola Davis was recently spotted on the set of The Suicide Squad as Amanda Waller opposite Idris Elba and John Cena.
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) October 16, 2019
Bloody-Disgusting also reports the new Grudge remake is likewise rated “R” for “disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language.” Check out part of our recent interview with the director here.
Brian K. Vaughn’s unproduced screenplay, Roundtable, will enjoy a live table read “with an unbelievable cast of superstar actors” November 2 in Los Angeles. The story concerns Merlin assembling a new Roundtable when “an ancient evil returns to terrorise modern-day England.” Regrettably, Merlin discovers “today’s knights aren’t noble warriors, but athletes, businessmen and celebrities like Sir Michael Caine.”
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I can’t believe this is really happening, but the comedy screenplay ROUNDTABLE I wrote over a decade ago is getting a very special live reading with an unbelievable cast of superstar actors here in Los Angeles on November 2nd at 8pm. More details to come, but if you want a ticket early, they’re currently only 20 bucks at the link in my bio. . When an ancient evil returns to terrorize modern-day England, legendary wizard Merlin must assemble a new Roundtable, only to learn that today’s knights aren’t noble warriors, but athletes, businessmen, and celebrities like Sir Michael Caine. . The Black List and Warby Parker are thrilled that BLACK LIST LIVE! is back with our next LA show. Join us for a night out at the Montalban Theatre with your favorite actors as they bring ROUNDTABLE to life for the first time ever... and for one night only!
Bloody-Disgusting has this tasteful poster of an eyeless seagull for Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse.
The Tree House
We also have a trailer for The Treehouse, an unusual new film combing genuine documentary footage of indigenous tribes with a science-fiction story set on Mars in the year 2045.
Crisis on Infinite Earths
IGN reports Stephen Lobo has joined the sprawling cast of Crisis on Infinite Earths as the Jim Corrigan incarnation of The Spectre.
League of Legends/Arcane
THR also has word Riot Games is now developing an animated series based on the popular League of Legends video game franchise titled, “Arcane.”
Predictably, Nicholas Winding-Refn took to Twitter to hype his new Maniac Cop series as both “neon-soaked” and “cocaine-fuelled.”
Dear Friends❤️Maniac Cop will be my version of a cocaine-fueled, neon-soaked, bubble gum-wrapped, mayhem-infused, speed-driven universe of thrill-seekers who are consumed by that ever-present struggle of good vs. evil...but evil is winning.????♂️☠️???? #byNWR #byNWROriginals #ManiacCop pic.twitter.com/nesXYXpA0S
— Nicolas Winding Refn (@NicolasWR) October 12, 2019
Pandora has been renewed for a second season at the CW. [Spoiler TV]
Speaking with TV Guide, Alexis Denisof teased Professor Vardemus will butt heads with Alaric this season on Legacies.
He comes from a completely other place than the region where the Salvatore School is located, and he brings his own beliefs. He brings a very clear point of view. He’s a very clear character and one that is not entirely harmonious with the school, the kids, or in particular, Alaric. The fact that it’s awkward is what gives richness to the scene and adds to the humour and the tension.
Spoiler TV has the titles for the final three episodes of Titans’ second season.
Episode 2.11 - E.L._.O.
Episode 2.12 - Faux-Hawk
Episode 2.13 - Nightwing (Season Finale)
American Horror Story: 1984
American Horror Story celebrates its 100th episode next week, and also in this promo. Check out what Cheryl’s been thinking of the season so far here.
A nor’easter hits Horsehoe Bay in the trailer for next week’s episode of Nancy Drew, “The Curse of the Dark Storm.”
Finally, Polly has a bomb in the trailer for “Dog Day Afternoon,” next week’s episode of Riverdale.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.