Deadpool could be teaming up sooner than you expect. Maisie Williams throws her hat into the ring to replace Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who. A new viral site teases a ton of information for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Riverdale casts its Betty and Jughead, and a familiar villain returns to The Flash. Spoilers Now!
Following the news that a script for a sequel for the film is already in the works, details on the film’s post-credits sequences have already started to hit the internet. Comicbook.com is reporting that the second of the sequences sees Deadpool smash the fourth wall to acknowledge a follow up film... that will feature Cable, the time-traveling mutant son of Scott Summers who has been the star of multiple team-up comics with Deadpool over the years.
It’s possible that the sting is just another joke in the film, but considering Cable has been mentioned many times by the cast and crew as something they’d love to tackle in a future movie, there just might be some truth to it.
Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger have been approached to write the script for an eighth Saw movie.
10 Cloverfield Lane
It seems like the surprise follow up to Cloverfield is also following in its predecessor’s viral marketing footsteps. /Film noticed a tie in site for Tagruato, the fictional company who made the Slusho drink (and may have inadvertently been responsible for the release of the Cloverfield monster in the first film) updated to include an employee of the month award given to John Goodman’s character from 10 Cloverfield Lane, prompting fans to jump through another series of viral sites. Head to the link to see how deep the virtual rabbit hole goes.
Ready Player One/The Flash (Movie)
The two films have updated their release dates. Ready Player One has moved out of the way of Star Wars Episode VIII, delaying its release to March 30, 2018, while The Flash—or at least an untitled DC movie that is rumored to be The Flash—has moved up a week to March 16th, 2018. [THR]
Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels
Frozen’s head of animation Lino Di Salvo has been revealed as the director of the movie based on the classic toy line. [Variety]
Michael Fassbender compares the science fiction elements of the film (in which the main character uses a special “genetic memory” reading machine called the Animus to experience the lives of his assassin ancestors) to The Matrix:
I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.
Here’s a few new posters.
Star Wars Rebels
German fansite Jedi-Bibliothek has uncovered the titles for the final four episodes of the current season, confirming that the finale will be a two-part episode, aired back to back:
“Shroud Of Darkness” March 2nd
“The Forgotten Droid” March 16th
“The Mystery Of Chopper Base” March 23rd
“Twilight Of The Apprentice” Part 1 March 30th
“Twilight Of The Apprentice” Part 2 March 30th
“Twilight of the Apprentice” sounds like it could be some awfully bad news for Ahsoka Tano and her burgeoning conflict with her former master, Darth Vader.
Angel from Hell
After Steven Moffat announced his departure from the show next year, it seems the media has assumed that Peter Capaldi’s days as the Doctor are similarly numbered, leading to many questions about who could play the new Doctor. Here’s Maisie Williams speaking to the Evening Standard, throwing Idris Elba’s hat into the ring... or hers, should he be unavailable to accept:
Yes, it would be cool, but right now I’m locked into some other things. I think a female Doctor would be incredible. I think a black Doctor would be incredible. I’m all for Idris Elba – but if not, I’ll take it for the team and do it!
Meanwhile Steven Moffat has confirmed he has 14 more episodes of the show to produce. This includes a 2016 Christmas special and 13 more episodes, which could mean either a 13 episode series (just as the show had between 2005 and 2013), or more likely, a run of 12 episodes and a 2017 Christmas special, similar to the past few years of the show. [Den of Geek]
The Flash (TV Show)
Andy Mientus is returning to the series as the villain Hartley Rathaway, aka Pied Piper. Mientus will return in the 17th episode of the season, when Barry accidentally travels back to an alternate timeline. [Entertainment Weekly]
The CW’s modernized take on Archie has revealed its first pieces of casting, according to Deadline: Lili Reinhart wil play Betty Cooper—a teen who is “sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie”—while former The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody star Cole Sprouse will play Jughead Jones—described as “a heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie” in the show.
Finally, Oliver finds himself preaching diplomacy as tensions rise in a new clip from “Sins of the Father”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Star Wars Rebels.