Danny McBride dishes on his role in Alien: Covenant. Get a look at Jamie Chung’s arrival in Gotham. Echo Kellum really wants to become a hero in Arrow season 5. Plus, new footage from The Exorcist TV series and Kubo and the Two Strings, and even more Spider-Man Homecoming casting. Spoilers Now!

Power Rangers

Future giant head in a tube Bryan Cranston tells the Huffington Post about the film’s tone, saying the movie will be practically incomparable to the original Power Rangers TV series.

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I wasn’t really high on it until I talked to the producer and read the script and talked to the director. After that I went, ‘This is different’...This is as different a reimagining as the ‘Batman’ television series as it became the ‘Batman’ movie series. You can’t compare those two, and nor can you compare this movie version of the ‘Power Rangers’ to that television series. It’s unrecognizable for the most part. There are tenets of the folklore that you hold onto for sure, but the inspiration is different, and the sensibility of it, and the approach to the film making is completely different. I don’t know if the tone is as dark as [”The Dark Knight”] because you’re dealing with teenagers. So the appropriateness of that, and real teenage life, and going through high school and the cliques and the popularity or lack thereof, and the bullies and all the different sections and sub-sections of high school life, and the insecurities of these kids and things like that — hopes and dreams — and you embrace all of that into a retelling of the ‘Power Rangers.’ And what you would get is this new version, this new reimagined version.


Alien: Covenant

Danny McBride revealed his role in the movie to Rolling Stone:

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I’m the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew.

He also briefly discussed the film’s approach to effects:

Most of the stuff is practical effects: when you’re running from an alien it’s really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible and you’re in them: We go through some inclement weather at one point on the spaceship and this whole gigantic set is on a gimbal, shaking up and down. You don’t have to use your imagination.


Spider-Man: Homecoming

Angourie Rice is the latest to join the cast, in another undisclosed role. [Hollywood Reporter]


Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth confirmed his arrival on set with a new video posted to Instagram.


Transformers: The Last Knight

Speaking of which, here’s another behind-the-scenes picture from Michael Bay’s Instagram account.


Kubo and the Two Strings

Here’s a new trailer.


Jason Bourne

Matt Damon is back with a vengeance in the latest TV spot:


Arrow

Echo McCallum teases what’s ahead for Curtis next season.

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I can’t really say too much, outside of that it will be ‘terrific!’ That it’ll be a lot of cool things happening, and just buckle up and get ready for an awesome ride. They’re really going for it this season, and I think they’re going to bring a lot of cool elements that made the series so great. It’s just going to be such a cool cast to work with, with all the new additions this season. I think it’s going to be the best.

[Moviefone]


Gotham

New set pictures have emerged featuring Jamie Chung’s incoming character, Valerie Vale.


The Exorcist

Here’s not one, not two, but three new promos for the show.


Dark Matter

Finally, a gallery of images from episode three of season two, “I’ve Seen the Other Side of You,” has been released. More at the link. [Spoiler TV]


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.