Simon Kinberg teases the future of the X-Men movies. There are new clips from Alice Through the Looking Glass. HBO throws water on a crazy Game of Thrones rumor. Plus, Stephen Amell teases Arrow’s next villain, and Ron Perlman throws his hat into the ring for Deadpool 2. Spoilers Now!
After apparently stepping away from early talks to join the film after Robert Downey Jr.’s appearance was confirmed, Michael Keaton has reportedly finalized a deal to appear as the Vulture. In a report released by Joblo detailing the roles of two villains in the film—the Vulture and the Tinkerer—it’s noted that plans to cast Keaton as the flying Spider-Man villain in the role fell through. However, The Hollywood Reporter shortly followed up that initial report by declaring that Keaton had entered talks once more, and was in the final stages of signing a deal to join the film as the primary antagonist.
Director Jon Watts had a little fun with all the Keaton rumors, taking to Twitter with a simple gif that many are taking as a nod towards the fact that Keaton will indeed be in the film.
Meanwhile in other Spider-Man villains, a rumor out of Screen Geek late last week claimed that Marvel was considering integrating Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk into the movie, considering the character’s ties to Spider-Man. Not only would this be highly suspect given the Marvel movieverse’s seemingly frayed relationship with its TV output, but D’Onofrio himself took to social media to throw cold water on the rumor... but not before noting he wouldn’t mind being cast in a Spider-Man film.
Lucy Liu and Snoop Dog have joined the cast of James Franco’s post-apocalyptic thriller. [Variety]
Ron Perlman becomes the latest actor to throw his hat into the ring for the role of Cable, taking to Facebook to whip up fan frenzy. [CBR]
Simon Kinberg once again iterates that the movies will probably tackle Jean Grey’s iconic ‘Dark Pheonix’ storyline from the comics, this time telling Entertainment Weekly:
I definitely would love to take another stab at the Dark Phoenix story.
Radio Rebelde reports on why the crew recently shot in Havana:
The scenes filmed in the Cuban capital, specifically in the area of the seafront and Old Havana will be part of a montage of shots in big cities of the world, to which, in post-production, robots will be digitally added to show how they have integrated into life on Earth.
Now You See Me 2
Here are two new clips from the film.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice is tasked with saving the Hatter, and time puns abound, in two new clips.
Game of Thrones
Meanwhile, here’s two synopses for “Blood of my Blood” and “The Broken Man”:
Blood of my Blood: An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).
The Broken Man: The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.
Stephen Amell teases the show’s next big villain to Variety:
I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show. As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.
Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise her Jessica Jones role of Jeri Hogarth in the series. [Marvel]
Finally, Jesse L. Martin warns of “an emotional finale” in a new interview:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.