Zach Galligan says work on a third Gremlins movie is well under way. Denis Villeneuve talks about the excitement of making Blade Runner 2049. There could be even more death to come in the final season of The Vampire Diaries. Plus, a new look at the returns of The Expanse and Agents of SHIELD. To me, my Spoilers!
Zach Galligan offers an update on a third movie in the franchise to Bleeding Cool:
I think you can tell what’s happening with Gremlins 3 the same way you could tell with Gremlins 2. It’s the same people and they tend to work the same way. There is a huge time gap but it’s Warner Bros, Spielberg and Chris Columbus. Now, Chris Columbus didn’t have anything to do with Gremlins 2 – because by his own admission he didn’t see a franchise. He kind of regrets it I believe, but he was ‘one and done’ I don’t think he cared for Gremlins 2 and the direction some of the characters went in, so he’s kind of wrested control back. Everything I’m quoting is stuff he’s publicly said…
’There will NEVER be a remake, There will NEVER be a reboot there will only be a SEQUEL’
He has been aggressively working on a Gremlins 3 that takes place in present day. He tantalizingly says there will be some NEW characters and some OLD characters – I guess in the style of a Force Awakens type sequel – One thing we know for sure is they have a writer on board. The only insight I can give is the following: There was a 6 year gap between Gremlins and Gremlins 2 most of that time was spent with them writing and rejecting ideas and re-writing. One of the ideas that was rejected was ‘gremlins in Vegas’ they went with that for 18 months and felt it was too expensive. Eventually they came up with the tower idea, where essentially I’m working for Donald Trump our new President! That took six years to happen. Carl Ellsworth, has been apparently working on the script for a year and a half now. If no new names start appearing on the IMDB listing then that means they like the script. If new names start appearing, y’know Kevin Smith appears, it means it’s back in rewrites with a new vision. Warner Bros definitely wants it, Chris Columbus wants to do it because he’d like to undo the Gremlins 2 thing as he wasn’t thrilled with it and Spielberg wants to do it I imagine – because he’s Spielberg – and why wouldn’t he want to do it. Once he’s found the right script he can attach his name and make a ton of money. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Hugh Jackman has revealed a new poster for the film.
Kong: Skull Island
Empire has released new concept art of Kong on a rampage.
There’s maybe one or two new shots in this short international TV spot.
Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve talks about the excitement behind the film with Empire, who also released a new image from filming:
I’m having the time of my life on this, but it’s insane for sure. Because it is so insane, it gives you freedom. A lot of people on this [film] are children of Blade Runner, raised with the imagination and energy of the original, and have been inspired by those images all our lives.
Star Wars TV
Comicbook.com has spotted an intriguing new job listing on Lucasfilm’s recruitment website for a new storyboard artist position at Lucasfilm animation to work on “an Episodic TV series.” While there’s a possibility this recruitment is for work on the currently ongoing Star Wars Rebels, the fact that it doesn’t name Rebels specifically could possibly hint that Lucasfilm is beginning work on a new animated show within the Star Wars universe.
We knew a few months ago when Rebels and Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni was bumped up into a new role at Lucasfilm animation that there were at least early plans for a new animated series he would be working on while still being involved with Rebels, so there’s a good possibility that this listing is sign of early work on a new series being currently underway.
The Vampire Diaries
Executive producer Julie Plec warns of more deaths to come in the final season.
When TVLine asked if Tyler was the last major character fans would have to say goodbye to before the series wraps on March 10, executive producer Julie Plec merely replied, “Nope.” When pressed for more information, she simply offered unpleasant adjectives like “painful” and “terrible.”
Harry Houdini might just have to save the day in a new synopsis for “The World’s Columbian Exposition.”
LUCY’S KIDNAPPED BY FLYNN AND TAKEN TO THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR IN PURSUIT OF RITTENHOUSE, AND HARRY HOUDINI MAY BE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SAVE HER. Lucy’s (Abigail Spencer) situation grows desperate after she’s taken captive by Flynn (Goran Visnjic) and brought to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. In their dogged pursuit of Lucy, Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) fall into a sinister trap. Also starring Sakina Jaffrey, Paterson Joseph and Claudia Doumit. Guest starring Michael Drayer, Joel Johnstone, Chad Rook and Katherine Cunningham.
Penguin is not the only thing that could be described as “spiralling out of control” in this new synopsis for episode 12 of the current season, “Ghosts.”
Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan), who plans to bring him back to life. Meanwhile, Penguin spirals out of control before the biggest television interview of his Mayoral career, and Bruce and Selina deal with Selina’s mom’s return to Gotham.
Here’s a new synopsis for the fourth episode of the series, “Science and Magic.”
Dorothy (Adria Arjona) and Lucas (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) are approached by a mysterious young girl who has lost her way. Following a tragic accident, Tip (Jordan Loughran) finds herself caught between two powerful forces – Glinda (Joely Richardson) and West (Ana Ularu). Elsewhere, the Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio) pays a visit to a village and exacts his authority over its citizens. Meanwhile, Jack (Gerran Howell) has a life-changing experience that leads him on a surprising new path with a unique woman (guest star Stefanie Martini). Joely Richardson and Mido Hamada also star.
Not one, not two, but three new spots for the show’s second season have been released.
Agents of SHIELD
Finally, new images from the show’s midseason premiere have been released. You can find more at the link. [Superhero Hype]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.