Justin Lin talks about the music in Star Trek Beyond. The Force Awakens moves on from TV spots to mini-featurettes. One character is skipping the next season of Game of Thrones. Plus, Doctor Strange gets a writer, plot synopses for Suicide Squad, and The Flash casts another speedster. To Me, My Spoilers!

Star Trek Beyond

Justin Lin defends the use of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” in the film’s trailer:

It’s in the DNA of this canon. It was in the ’09 Trek, and we went through different iterations of the teaser and I wanted to make sure whatever here is using all the elements from the film. It’s been a part of this Kirk’s journey and so I felt it was very organic, and it will ultimately be in the finished film.

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Suicide Squad

DC have released a new synopses for the film, hidden in the announcement for a series of Suicide Squad statues:

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?


Doctor Strange

Sinister writer C. Robert Cargill has confirmed he is co-writing the movie with director Scott Derrickson.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In two new featurettes, the cast of the movie talk about the biggest parts of the film: female characters, and BB-8.


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Here’s a new poster for the film. [Screen Rant]


Iron Fist

Point of Geeks is reporting several details about the series. First off, the series’ codename is “Kick”—later confirmed by Production Weekly—and will allegedly go into production in April of next year.

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Secondly, some minor casting—Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Lawyer Jeri Hogarth (her counterpart in the comics, a man named Jeryn Hogarth, served as a legal advisor for Danny Rand and the Heroes for Hire) in the series. And then there are two casting calls, the first of which is apparently for Danny himself:

DYLAN KENDALL

25 – 28 yrs old Handsome and sophisticated, independent and a loner. SERIES REGULAR

HARRY MARSHALL

45 – 50 yrs old Caucasian, highly intelligent, merciless, confident and arrogant, physically active. SERIES REGULAR


Game of Thrones

Mark Gatiss has confirmed that his character, banker Tycho Nestoris, will not return in the sixth season of the show, while offering a humorous anecdote about his eventual return to Entertainment Weekly:

I have hope. I had dinner with Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] when we were in Croatia filming last year and I made what I thought was a very cogent pitch to be the last character alive in the whole saga. There should be a crane shot, everybody’s dead except me. Because, clearly, the only person who can survive is the bank.


The Flash

TV Line are reporting that the show is going to introduce Eliza Harmon, a speedster from the 52 comic series, later on in the second season. TV Line describes Harmon as an “exceptionally bright scientist” with a “split personality a la Jekyll and Hyde.”


American Horror Story

Good news, AHS fans: The show has been confirmed to return for a sixth season. [THR]

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Here’s a brief press release for the Hotel finale, “Be Our Guest”. [Spoiler TV]

Iris and Liz oversee a new era at the Cortez. John and Alex struggle to adapt to life outside the hotel.


Star Trek

In the wake of the announcement of a new TV series in the franchise, Michael Dorn has confirmed that he did meet with Paramount last year to discuss his long-desired plan for a “Captain Worf” series:

We talked with them last year, the beginning of last year. I always tell the story that they didn’t say no. I always knew, and the people that I was working with, maybe they were a little optimistic about it, but I’m always kind of a realist. I said, “They’re going to do it or they won’t do it. Also, they own it. So they might want to do their own.” So when this came out, it wasn’t a big shock to me at all. I mean, everybody was calling me saying, “Hey, Michael, what do you think? What do you say now?” I think it’s an opportunity. I think it’s great for them.

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Galavant

Here’s a set of synopses for the first two episodes of season two, “A New Season… AKA Suck It Cancellation Bear”, and “World’s Best Kiss”. [Spoiler TV]

Bad advice results in Galavant and the crew being shipwrecked, and they end up traveling by foot in order to get back to Richard’s kingdom. Later, Galavant and King Richard find themselves at The Enchanted Forest Pub in West Hollow-wood where they are forced into working there by the owner who sees Galavant in a different light. Meanwhile in Valencia, Madalena rules as Queen, and Gareth demands his due when he is announced as King, with Sid as his assistant. Elsewhere in Hortensia, Isabella is imprisoned in her jewel box by her 12-year-old cousin as her parents prepare for their wedding.

Galavant and Richard see a fortune teller who is able to connect Galavant to Isabella using a crystal ball. Isabella receives Galavant’s “call” as she is plotting her escape from Hortensia. Unfortunately, it’s a “bad connection,” and Isabella hears only every other word. She is devastated by the call, but Galavant believes it went well. He promises to return to her as soon as he drops Richard off at his castle. The only problem is that Richard’s castle seems to have disappeared.


Gotham

What killed the dinosaurs? Find out in this trailer, teasing the arrival of Mr. Freeze:


Lucifer

Finally, here are a few cast photos from the series—you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Jessica Jones.