Another Guardian of the Galaxy is confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder. She-Hulk’s cast expands. There’s good news for more Snowpiercer. Plus, what’s to come on The Expanse, and get a new look at Netflix’s Winx Club reboot. Spoilers now!
Thor: Love and Thunder
Jurassic World: Dominion
In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, director Colin Trevorrow described Jurassic World: Dominion as “the culmination” of the entire Jurassic Park franchise…so far, at least.
To me, [Dominion] is a culmination of one story that’s been told. When you got to the end of the Jurassic Park trilogy, it may not have been as clear in what the complete story of those three movies was because they were a bit more episodic in the way that they were approached. But this trilogy is not that way. It’s very much a serialized story. What was important for me was, when you watch Dominion, you really feel like you are learning how much of a story that first set of movies was and how everything that happened in those movies actually informs what ultimately is able to happen in this. If kids who are born today are going to be presented with six Jurassic Park movies — you hope the parents will buy them the box set — you hope they are going to get to feel like they watch one long story.
Last Night in Soho
Empire Magazine has a new photo of Thomasin McKenzie in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho. Details on the plot are still currently under wraps.
You are not experiencing déjà vu. A huge percentage of films from our 2020 movie preview are once again here on our 2021 preview. But the good news is, there’s still a lot of great stuff to look forward to.Read more
To escape a “death loop” in which he’s killed repeatedly in visually-interesting ways, Frank Grillo takes sword fighting lessons from Michelle Yeoh in the latest trailer for Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level, co-starring Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, and Ken Jeong.
Batman: The Animated Series
On a recent episode of Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast, co-host Marc Bernadin stated, “HBO Max is looking at making a Batman: The Animated Series sequel,” to which Smith replied:
I’m not involved, but I too have heard this and I’ve heard this from very reliable people. When I heard it I freaked out, and I heard this…I would say a month before you just said it. I think that’s real, I don’t think that’s a rumour, I wouldn’t say ‘Set your watch to it,’ but it’s an idea whose time is not only coming, I think it came, and it’s smoking a cigarette. I think that’s gonna happen. How f***ing amazing would that be because you can just literally pick up and keep going. It’s not like, oh we gotta explain why everyone’s older, it’s f***ing animation man so you can go right back to those amazing f***ing stories. That to me is no brainer, you’ve got HBO Max, you’re already doing that amazing Harley Quinn show, you’re printing money if you go back and do Batman: The Animated Series. You can’t f**k up the legacy, that’s for damn sure. You can’t f**k it up, there’s no reason not to do it, as long as you’ve got the key creative components, as long as Bruce Timm is involved, wants to be there. F***ing go for it for heaven’s sakes.
TNT has preemptively renewed Snowpiercer for a third season ahead of its season two premiere. [Spoiler TV]
Day of the Dead
Appearing as a guest on the Boo Crew Podcast, director Steven Kostanski promised Syfy’s ten-episode Day of the Dead miniseries “does have ties to the original movie” but that he’s “not really allowed to say anything” further. [Bloody-Disgusting]
Amazon Prime Video has a synopsis for “Hard Vacuum,” next week’s episode of The Expanse.
NEXT WEEK ON…THE EXPANSE: Avasarala creates division in the UN Council. Drummer feels the pressure growing on all sides. The Razorback receives an unexpected message. pic.twitter.com/kcVwqvXAGi
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) January 18, 2021
The Expanse’s Camina Drummer (Cara Gee) and Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) may never cross paths; Drummer captains a salvage crew in the Belt, while diplomat Avasarala watches out for Earth. But the characters have some crucial traits in common, like the fact that they’re both total badasses.Read more
According to the latest issue of Production Weekly, the Secret Invasion television series begins production this April 5.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner shared a video of himself training for the upcoming Hawkeye series with a toy bow on Instagram.
— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) January 19, 2021
Fate: The Winx Saga
Finally, Netflix has released a new trailer for its live-action Winx Club series premiering January 22.
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