Steven Moffat is full of praise for Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who scenes. The meaning behind the codename of Benicio Del Toro’s mysterious The Last Jedi character might have been revealed. Plus, Rose McIver discusses the politics of iZombie’s new season and a new picture from Justice League. Spoilers now!


Shazam

Salt shakers at the ready, That Hashtag Show claims that both wrestler John Cena and Galavant’s Joshua Sasse are the frontrunners to play Shazam, the superpowered adult form Billy Batson takes on when he cries out the magic word “Shazam!”.


Nightwatch

On the latest episode of the Meet the Movie Press podcast, Jeff Sneider stated he was “very confident” Edward Ricourt is currently writing a Nightwatch script for Sony’s Spider-Manless universe of Spider-movies. Sneider went on to state Spike Lee is Sony’s top choice to direct.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Making Star Wars has noticed the Funk Pop figurine of Benicio del Toro’s character, DJ, wears a hat reading “Don’t Join” in Auberesh, speaking to the character’s previously-hinted neutrality in the oingoing conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.

Meanwhile, a new image has been released from the film of Poe’s Black One X-Wing facing down a flotilla of First Order capital ships—except the tiny starfighter has a trick up its sleeve. According to director Rian Johnson, Poe’s ship has been modified with an extra thruster slapped onto the back of its hull, letting the pilot use a temporary speed boost to push himself through the barrage of turbolaser fire coming from the First Order. [Empire]


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Coming Soon has a cast photo that includes Sir Elton John, who will have a cameo role in the film.


Thor: Ragnarok

Thor assembles his ragtag team to stop Hela in the latest TV spot.


Maleficent 2

Speaking with Deadline at the Telluride Film Festival, Angelina Jolie stated the sequel, which begins production soon, should be “really strong.”

I am now the breadwinner for the family, so it’s time. We have been working on the script and this is going to be a really strong sequel.


Justice League

People has yet another new photo of the League reacting to something off-camera. Seriously, Diana, Bruce, and Barry do this a lot.


Friend Request

Here’s a trailer for upcoming horror film about a high school girl turning to witchcraft after being unfriended on Facebook.


The 100

William Miller has been cast as Robert McCreary, the new “Big Bad” of season five. TV Line describes the character as, “a mysterious prisoner aboard the long-distance mining mission sent from our time. A former enforcer from a powerful crime syndicate, his ruthless, violent methods make him a formidable antagonist to our heroes.”

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iZombie

Rose McIver discusses the political undertones of the walled-off Seattle in season four:

It’s sort of an authoritarian dictatorship, which obviously she doesn’t respond to, but she also knows that zombies and humans co-existing is an incredible stretch. How do we find a way that makes everybody feel safe, that makes nobody feel marginalized? It’s so on-point politically right now, it’s something I’m really proud to be a part of that in a comedy, zombie, fun show, still kind of is making comment about how we treat other and how we respond to having to coexist and tolerate and understand each other’s opinions.

[Comicbook.com]


Doctor Who

Steven Moffat says he’s seen Jodie Whittaker’s first scenes as the Doctor, which he describes as a “tiny moment”—perhaps indicating it’s simply the actor’s first post-regeneration scene from the Christmas special.

Doctor Who has an amazing future, and I’ve seen part of it. I’ve seen Jodie’s first scene as the Doctor, and trust me, we are in for a thrill ride. She is already brilliant. In such a tiny moment. she’s given us the Doctor we’ve always known, but in, to say the least, a new way. We are in for a very exciting run.

[Radio Times]


Krypton

Spoiler TV has the first four episode titles.

Krypton - Episode 1.01 - Pilot

Krypton - Episode 1.02 - House of El

Krypton - Episode 1.03 - Allies

Krypton - Episode 1.04 - Brainiac


Arrow

Manu Bennett posed for this stylishly lit photo of Slade on Instagram to tease the character’s return.



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