David Yates teases a mysterious character for the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The first pictures from the set of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom are here. We know when we’ll get to see Marvel’s new Inhumans TV show. Stephen Amell discusses the poignancy of Arrow’s 100th episode. Plus, new footage from Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One. Spoilers!
The film’s Instagram account has released a new teaser image, ominously titled “Bullet.”
Eagle eyed fans in the post’s comments, however, pinpoint a potentially tragic detail: the bullet holes in the side of the car appear to be on the same side Charles Xavier was sitting in during a chase sequence shown off in the first trailer. It’s not 100 percent confirmed yet, but it could indicate an unfortunate fate for the elder mutant in the movie. [CBR]
David Yates says that Newt’s mysterious paramour will have a large role in the sequel:
Leta Lestrange comes into the second movie. She’s quite complicated and damaged and confused and Newt is absolutely still in love with her, so she has a kind of power over him, and she, yeah, she’s a kind of tragic figure, so we will see a bit more of her in the second movie.
Cinematographer—and frequent collaborator of Zack Snyder on everything from 300 to Batman v Superman—Larry Fong will shoot the film. [/Film]
Chinese actor Zhang Jin has joined the film in an undisclosed role. Jin is one of several Chinese actors to join the film, alongside the newly announced Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying and Qian Yongchen. [Variety]
Meanwhile, John Boyega looks ominously to his right in the first set pictures from filming.
Entertainment Weekly has a new gallery of stills from the film—go to the link to see more.
The latest TV spot focuses on the unlikely relationship between Jyn and Cassian.
A new poster for the film has been released. [Comicbook.com]
A new report from The Hollywood Reporter states the first two episodes of the series, being released in IMAX theaters, will premiere on Labor Day 2017 (that’s September 4th 2017, for those outside of the US). Interestingly the same report also notes that the new eight-part series is not considered to be a replacement for the previously planned Inhumans feature film, perhaps indicating that the film has simply been pushed back indefinitely rather than outright cancelled in favor of the show.
Novelist—and, for full disclosure purposes, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of io9—Charlie Jane Anders has joined the creative team behind the new TV series based on the film.
The BBC America series has already been renewed for a second season.[Spoiler TV]
Here’s a series of new interlinking posters for the upcoming four-part crossover series.
Stephen Amell talks about the tone shift for the show’s 100th episode:
It is such a radical departure from anything that we have ever done on the show. We utilize the fantastical elements that we bring in on The Flash and carry through to Legends of Tomorrow with the present-day storyline to create something… that is not a flashback [or] a flash-forward. It’s something else entirely.
There [is] a very therapeutic moment for my character towards the end [of the Arrow episode] where I get to say goodbye to people that I never got the chance to say goodbye to.
New images from the penultimate episode, entitled “The Metaphysical Engine, Or What the Quill Did”, have been released. More at the link.
A new synopsis for “The Capture of Benedict Arnold” reads:
A stunning turn during the American revolution prompts Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus to to question whether they’ve been fighting on the wrong side the whole time. While Agent Christopher prepares for the worst back in present day, the team encounters The Father of the Country, makes a dubious pact, and confronts the plausibility they may not be a trio for long.
Pepi Sonuga discusses Lacey’s journey in the second season in a new extended video interview.
Finally, Hondo ropes Zeb and Ezra into another outlandish mission for him in a new clip from “The Wynkahthu Job.”
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.