Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show adds another mystery main character. Get a teeny glimpse of some familiar tech in a new cut of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer. Scott Derrickson wants to return to horror after the next Doctor Strange. Plus, what’s to come when Crisis on Infinite Earths returns, and good news for Disenchantment. Spoilers, away!
The Matrix 4
Deadline reports Toby Onwumere (Sense8) is the latest actor to join the cast of The Matrix 4 in an undisclosed role.
Untitled Scott Derrickson Horror Movie
Scott Derrickson revealed on Twitter he plans to follow Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness with a horror film co-written by C. Robert Cargill based on a Joe Hill story.
I’m often asked if I’ll ever return to R-rated horror. The answer is a resounding YES.
After Doctor Strange: In the Mutiverse of Madness, I’ll go straight into a horror film I’ve already written with @Massawyrm.
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) December 10, 2019
Man, thanks for all the love, you guys. @scottderrickson and I have been sitting on this secret for a while, but we're super excited about it. Can't wait to make it.
Might as well also tell you that it's an adaptation of a @joe_hill joint. Everything else we gotta keep quiet ATM
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) December 10, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
All 23 tracks of John Williams’ The Rise of Skywalker score are available to stream, here. Don’t expect a repeat of The Phantom Menace though—all the tracks are untitled, so no story reveals here.
Elsewhere, Kylo Ren destroys Darth Vader’s helmet with Rey on a new Rise of Skywalker poster from Skinner Creative.
A German trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife contains a scene with Polaroid-taking Ecto Goggles not seen in the U.S. version.
Two new clips from Sophia Takal’s Black Christmas remake see Hawthorne make the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives…because you’ll get murdered there!
TV Guide reports Ethan Hawke will reprise his role as James Sandin for the cold open of The Purge’s second season finale. According to the outlet, the scene “flashes back to one week before the first national purge and the first time his high-tech security system is tested.”
The Lord of the Rings
According to Deadline, Emma Horvath (Don’t Look Deeper) has joined the cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings as an undisclosed series regular.
Deadline has word Stephen and Robbie Amell will star in a television series for Quibi based on their upcoming sci-fi thriller, Code 8, hitting theatres this Friday.
Deadline also reports Thomas Lennon will take over the role of Mr. Myxzptlk from Peter Gadiot for a multiple-episode arc later this season on Supergirl.
A short teaser reveals Disenchantment has been renewed for a third season at Netflix.
A Christmas Carol
The BBC have also released a new trailer for their darker, sexier take on A Christmas Carol.
Crisis on Infinite Earths
The Anti-Monitor travels to the dawn of time in the trailer for the final two episodes of Crisis on Infinite Earths airing January 15.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.