An Original Trilogy Icon Could Play a Major Role In Star Wars Episode VIII

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

The Wonder Woman movie is arriving a little sooner than expected. Maisie Williams says the next season of Game of Thrones sets up the show’s ending. Plus, the first set pictures from The Mummy, the return of Sherlock, and pictures from the second season premiere of Outlander. To me, my Spoilers!

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Star Wars: Episode VIII

Making Star Wars is reporting that legendary voice actor and puppet master Frank Oz has been seen working on the set of the movie, leading to more rumors that he’ll reprise the role of Yoda—or more specifically, Yoda’s force ghost, during Rey’s training with Luke on Ach-to.

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There’s no specific confirmation that Oz is in the movie, just that he’s working on it, so treat this as simply a rumor for now.


Wonder Woman/Untitled DC Movies/The Jungle Book (WB)

Warner Bros. has shuffled the release dates of several of its movies. Wonder Woman will now release two weeks earlier on June 2, 2017. The studio’s adaptation of The Jungle Book (not to be confused with Jon Favreau’s Disney adaptation) will now release a year later on Oct. 19, 2018, and two as-yet-untitled DC movies will release on Oct. 5, 2018, and Nov. 1, 2019. [THR]


Doctor Strange

A trailer for the movie will air on Jimmy Kimmel next week, on Tuesday, April 12th.

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A new official image of Cumberbatch in costume has been released online by the photographer who shot the actor for the character’s Entertainment Weekly cover reveal late last year. [Stockland Martel]

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The Mummy

A couple of nondescript pictures of Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis from the set have made their way to the internet. [Movieweb]

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The Jungle Book (Disney)

Jon Favreau discusses the voice cast in a new featurette.


Captain America: Civil War

The cast and crew discuss the movie in a new on-set interview video from ABC.


X-Men: Apocalypse

Alexandra Shipp has released a behind-the-scenes photo of herself from the set.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

James Gunn shares another storyboard from shooting the movie.

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Ash vs Evil Dead

Producer Craig DiGregorio teases the second season:

Season 2 focuses on Ash going home and going back to his hometown. In that respect, you’re learning about another side, which you haven’t seen. In this season, I think you’re going to learn more about what his life was like before he went to the cabin [in The Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2]. What was his life like? Who were the people that he hung out with in high school?

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[Den of Geek]


Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams teases the pieces falling into place for the show’s grand finale in the coming season.

This year is so great because we’ve whittled it down. You can see the final storylines forming. We lost a lot of people last year and that makes it really exciting. There are fewer people on Arya’s list. But there’s also fewer people to fight for the throne.

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[EW]


Grimm

The show has been renewed for a sixth season. [Coming Soon]


Sherlock

Filming on the show’s fourth season has begun! Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay will direct the opening episode. [BBC]

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Outlander

Finally, a gallery of images from the season premiere, “Through a Glass, Darkly”, has been released—head to the link to see more [Spoiler TV]

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Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Banner Art by Jim Cooke.

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Image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Grrrr, dammit Arrow. Laurel was the worst part of the show for what...2.5, 3 seasons? And not only did she elevate herself from “the god damned worst”, I would say Laurel was the best part of the last 2-3 episodes. And now, she dead.

I think this one is going to stick though, you have to have a few of these deaths stick for it to be a meaningful threat. I’m sure it’s not the last of Katie Cassidy (we already know we’re getting her in The Flash), but I think Laurel on this Earth is permadead.

Laurel and Ollie’s relationship was getting weird, but I loved what it had become on the show. Someone MUST be around to call Ollie on his bullshit, and between their own stupidity, I don’t think Dig and Felicity have that cred anymore.

Bullshit. It’s all bullshit. Although I do find it funny that Diggle’s daughter is now named after the Lance sister that is still alive.