There’s new details about a planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A familiar Dino will return for Jurassic World 2. Steven Moffat teases a rather unorthodox, yet humongous, Doctor Who spoiler. Iain Glen discusses Jorah’s future on Game of Thrones. Plus, rumors of a returning foe for Jessica Jones season 2. Spoilers now!
James Bond 25
After all the will-he-wont-he hubbub of discussion surrounding Craig’s post-Spectre future with the franchise, Page Six reports producer Barbara Broccoli has “just about persuaded” the actor to do a final Bond film after backing his off-Broadway production of Othello. On top of that, their source added, “Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like [previous alleged favorite] Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond.” Ooh err.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Making Star Wars reports the film’s scenes filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia are set on a “casino planet” that is possibly called Canto Bight. I guess that’s a better name for one than the Hologram Fun World from Queen of the Empire.
Jurassic World 2
Colin Trevorrow responded to an adorable picture of a baby sleeping with a toy dinosaur to confirm that “Rexy”, the Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassics Park and World, is indeed returning.
In an interview with Comic Book, director Patty Jenkins discussed Ares and his beef with Diana in the movie:
I mean I think he’s the biggest villain of Wonder Woman’s world, and so I think if you’re going to start off big, start off right with the greatest villain.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Here’s a bunch of new character banners for the film. [Coming Soon]
My Favorite Thing is Monsters
Sam Mendes is in talks to direct Emil Ferris’ pulp-noir graphic novel, according to Deadline.
Here’s a new poster from the UK for the film, courtesy of ScreenRant.
Game of Thrones
Iain Glen teases that Jorah’s end might be on the way in a new interview with Stuff:
I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so. There’s quite a high death count in Game Of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I’m doing OK.
Then again, he might just be being pragmatic. A lot of people do just happen to die on Game of Thrones, after all.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Good news! Netflix has already picked up the series for a third season, just weeks after confirming the second season. [TV Line]
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Meanwhile, Voltron’s WonderCon panel also confirmed a third season to air later this year. [IGN]
The renewals continue! Colony has also been renewed for a third season at USA. [TV Line]
Cloak & Dagger
Freeform has ordered a ten episode first season for their YA adaptation of the Marvel duo. [MIP]
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Osric Chau, who plays Vogel in the show, has been promoted to series regular for season two. [Deadline]
In more speculative news, a Tweet from actor Wil Traval may hint the return of Nuke in season two of Jessica Jones—especially as the show has allegedly already began production in New York City.
During a screening of the pilot, Steven Moffat warned the audience there’s an “enormous spoiler” in the trailer for episode two.
This is just a public warning... some people hate spoilers and some people love spoilers; and everybody hates me whatever way they think about it. So this is my last attempt in this role to avoid hatred.
At the end of the [first] episode there will be yet another awesome trailer for Doctor Who. At the very end of the trailer there is, frankly, an enormous spoiler, a spoiler that may actually melt your brains. But I promise you, you’d be better off not knowing because - awesome though it will be here - it will be even more awesome in a few weeks’ time. So we’re gonna give you the option, in our frankly camp and ridiculous way.
There will come up a warning and then there will be a countdown to the spoiler, and then there will be a warning to ‘blink now’. If at that point you close your eyes and wait until you hear the cliffhanger noise, you will have a better experience in a few weeks’ time.
Ominous! [Doctor Who Online]
Finally, the BBC has released promotional pictures for “The Pilot”. Cosplayers take note, because Peter Capaldi has got yet another new Twelfth Doctor coat. There’s more at the link. [Doctor Who News]
Finally, pictures from Molly Ringwald’s debut episode as Archie’s mom, “The Lost Weekend”, have been released. See the rest at the link. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.