Even More Rumors About Characters Returning for Avengers 4

Form a queue, because even more old faces could be in Avengers 4.
Form a queue, because even more old faces could be in Avengers 4.
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Set pictures give us another look at Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in action for Elseworlds. Sigourney Weaver laments the Neill Blomkamp Alien sequel that could’ve been. Swamp Thing adds another mystical comics character. Plus, what’s to come on Doctor Who and The Orville, and our first look at the Doom Patrol in action. Spoilers now!

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Avengers 4

During a recent panel at the Austin Film Festival, executive producer Michael Grillo teased that Tilda Swinton will reprise her role as The Ancient One.

When we got Tilda Swinton, she was just a 1-day availability...


Meanwhile, speaking of people named Grillo attached to the Marvel movieverse, Frank Grillo took to instagram to note that anything he’s recently said about a potential return may not necessarily be true:

Kindred Spirits

Thora Birch is set to star in Kindred Spirits, the latest film from horror director Lucky McKee. Birch will play a a single mother named Chloe who gets in over her head after her sister, Sadie (Caitlin Stasey), supernaturally materializes after a long absence. [Deadline]

Alien 5

Speaking with THR, Sigourney Weaver said James Cameron still thinks Neill Blomkamp’s abandoned concept for a fifth Alien movie is “a great idea.”

We almost started to do it when I was working with James Cameron. But by the time we were put off by Fox, Neill had gotten so many jobs that we’d have to wait probably. I’m busy doing Avatar 4 and 5. I love working with Neill and I think he’d do a terrific job, and James Cameron really thinks it’s a great idea, so you never know. Right now, I think Neill’s got like three projects going at once.



Variety reports Baltasar Kormakur is in talks to direct Max Landis’s latest script, Deeper. The story concerns a former astronaut encountering paranormal phenomenon while exploring the lowest depths of the Mariana Trench.


Swamp Thing

Deadline reports Jeryl Prescott has joined the cast as fortune-teller and occasional horror host, Madame Xanadu.



The two-hour series finale premieres Thursday, December 20, at 8pm on NBC. [Screen Rant]



Episodes two, three, and four of the latest season are titled “Do No Harm,” “The False Bride,” and “Common Ground,” respectively.

Episode 4.02 - Do No Harm

Episode 4.03 - The False Bride

Episode 4.04 - Common Ground

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Melissa Benoist shared a new photo of herself with Ruby Rose’s Batwoman on Instagram.



Kara gets a new Supergirl costume in the trailer for next week’s episode, “Ahimsa.”


The sisters grapple with the ethics of killing a possessed woman in the trailer for next week’s episode, “Exorcise Your Demons.”


The Doom Patrol debut in a leaked trailer for their self-titled episode.

Doctor Who

Team Tardis wake up in an alien hospital in the trailer for “The Tsuranga Conundrum.”

The Orville

The new trailer promises a “bitchin’” second season of The Orville.

The Walking Dead

Finally, Maggie stares down Michonne in a clip from Rick’s final episode, “What Comes After.”

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Ravenous Sophovore

I am surprisingly excited for another season of The Orville. Once it found its grove it was actually not bad.  It’s rather fun, actually.