Guillermo Del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage adaptation is going to take a little while longer. Go behind the scenes on Jumanji. Felicity heads to Central City in new Flash pictures. Plus, the future of Twin Peaks is still under consideration, creepy New Mutants teasers, and Manu Bennet on the likelihood of a Deathstroke TV show. Spoilers!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Alamo Drafthouse’s official tie-in pint glass indicates Luke Skywalker will be picking up his original, blue lightsaber at some point in the film. He’s even on the “Dark Side” version of the glass too, if you want to start believing that, of all things, a tie-in pint glass is going to drop major movie spoilers.

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Meanwhile, Adam Driver referred to Rey as “a princess in hiding” while describing the similarities between her and Kylo in the movie in an interview with GQ.

I remember the initial conversations about having things ‘skinned’, peeling away layers to evolve into other people, and the person Kylo’s pretending to be on the outside is not who he is. He’s a vulnerable kid who doesn’t know where to put his energy, but when he puts his mask on, suddenly, he’s playing a role. JJ had that idea initially and I think Rian took it to the next level.

You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding who she really is so she can survive and Kylo Ren and her hiding behind these artifices.

Turn of phrase or major movie detail? We’ll leave that for you to decide, but considering Disney operatives haven’t bundled Adam Driver into the back of a car and taken him somewhere secret until December 15, it’s probably the former.


James Bond 25

Speaking with the Italian news outlet, Talky Movie, Christoph Waltz confirmed he is not returning as Blofeld—although his answer is twisty-turn-y enough that there could be the implication someone else could be playing the character. Or by “new name” Waltz simply means a new villain for Bond to fight.

No, absolutely no. I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new…name. Sorry. I would’ve liked to.


Fantastic Voyage

In an interview with Variety, Guillermo del Toro stated he’s taking a year off from directing, throwing his Fantastic Voyage remake in doubt.

I’m taking a sabbatical for a year as a director. I was going to do Fantastic Voyage, but after The Shape of Water I need to take pause.


The Crow

Speaking with Screen Geek, James O’Barr confirmed Corin Hardy’s The Crow reboot goes into pre-production this February.

As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy. I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.


Ant-Man & The Wasp

Ant-Man & The Wasp has wrapped filming, so rejoice with pictures of the jubilant cast:




The New Mutants

Two spooky, Wolfsbane-related videos have been posted to film’s Twitter.



Jumanji

A new featurette explains how Jumanji “evolved” into a video game — “it’s a game that will always find a way to be played”.



Justice League

First up, Wonder Woman is the latest League member to enjoy a grey, lifeless motion poster.

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Meanwhile, begin preparing yourself for the beginning of “Batman Week”. I think they’ve run out of themed weeks at this point?

In related news, a tie-in music video for Gary Clark, Jr.’s cover of Come Together has been released. There are a few glimpses of movie footage in there, but it’s mostly shots from the already-released trailers.

Lastly, Batman News has uncovered even more set pics from Zack Snyder’s Vero account.


The Expanse

Deadline reports Nadine Nicole has been cast in a major, recurring role. Though her character’s name has yet to be revealed, the outlet describes her as a “lowly electrochemical tech on a ship that is fierce, intelligent, and driven, but driven by a hidden agenda and a dark secret.”


The Last Man on Earth

TV Line reports Fred Armisen is slated join the cast in a recurring role this season. He’ll play Karl, who is given the wonderfully vague character description of “a survivor with an interesting past.”


Deathstroke

During a panel at MCM Comic Con in London on Saturday, Manu Bennet revealed he has spoken to Marc Guggenheim about a potential Slade spinoff series.

Marc Guggenheim and I talked about a Deathstroke TV series and it would be awesome. If we could make it R-rated, if we could maybe leap onto another network platform that we could be at that level, make it Logan-esque and all that sort of stuff, Marc and I could write that series. But it’s not our property to say. I know the fanbase out there would be keen for it.

Bennet also spoke about DC’s reluctance to lend such a popular character to Arrow.

Marc Guggenheim has been fairly honest with me in the way that he’s been constrained, you might say, in terms of how to include Deathstroke in the Arrow series. Warner Brothers’ adult company, the film branch, have made it not possible to use certain characters on the TV show. [It’s] kind of a shame but who am I to say? At the end of the day, that’s their property and they’ve got to treat it in the way that they think is best in order to make the impact.

[Spoiler TV]


Doctor Who

Jamie Childs, who directed Jodie Whittaker’s reveal as the Thirteenth Doctor, is the first confirmed director for series eleven. [Doctor Who News]


Twin Peaks

Speaking with Indie Wire, Marc Frost stated he “hasn’t decided yet” on going forward with a fourth season.

I haven’t decided yet. I think it’s still an open question and it’s one that we’re looking at and one that I think Showtime is musing as well. It’s something you have to think long and hard about. We’ll make the decision when the time is right. There certainly is no sense of urgency about it.



The Flash

TV Line has pics from November 7th’s all-star, “Girl’s Night Out”. More at the link.


The X-Files

Finally, Fox has released a quick new TV spot for the eleventh season of The X-Files, but alas, it’s mostly footage from the recently-released trailer.



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