Black Adam might not be in the Shazam movie after all. Rian Johnson debunks a Last Jedi rumor. Kevin Feige has an update on the Fantastic Four’s movie future. There’s another clue for the title of the next American Horror Story season. Plus, new looks at Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Netflix’s Death Note. Spoilers!
Silver and Black
That Hashtag Show reports the film’s main villain will be Mendell Stromm, a geneticist who becomes the cyborg known as “Gaunt.” The Scorpion, The Chameleon, and The Tarantula will serve as Stromm’s henchmen, while Tombstone will appear as the film’s secondary antagonist. Whether Sony’s Scorpion will be the Mac Gargan version recently portrayed by Michael Mando in Spider-Man: Homecoming, or one of the character’s several other interpretations, remains ambiguous.
The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez has word that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will no longer appear as Black Adam in the recently fast-tracked Shazam movie.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
While appearing on Good Morning America, Rian Johnson debunked the popular fan theory that Benecio del Toro’s character, DJ, is secretly Ezra from Star Wars: Rebels. However, Johnson did confirm that DJ does ‘stand for something’.
In case there was any doubt, Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier does not appear in Black Panther.
Avengers: Infinity War
Dave Bautista also told the program his character, Drax, has excellent chemistry with Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man.
The Little Mermaid
Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed at D23 he’ll be scoring Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid with Alan Menken. [Bleeding-Cool]
Kevin Feige has once again confirmed there are currently no plans for a Fantastic Four movie, this time at the D23 expo.
I’ve been at Marvel for 17 years… There are certainly no plans whatsoever for that. But too many amazing things have happened over the past 17 years for me ever say never. But for now, nothing.
Game of Thrones writer Vanessa Taylor has been hired to rewrite Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin before it enters production next month. [The Tracking Board]
Ryan Reynolds shared a set pic of himself in full Deadpool attire with Leslie Uggams as Blind Al on Facebook.
Ron Howard also shared a set photo of Chewbacca watching his dailies on Twitter.
Coming Soon has a character poster for protagonist Light... named Light Turner, in this version.
Kingsmen: The Golden Circle
Likewise, Entertainment Weekly has a whole slate of character posters from the Kingsmen sequel. Head over there for more gold fonts and minimalism.
Here’s a red band trailer—so be careful where you watch it!—for Leatherface’s bloody coming-of-age story about growing up as a teenager in Texas before hitting the road to find himself (no, really). Do you, Leatherface.
Killroy Was Here
On a recent episode of the Edumacation podcast, Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh discussed their new anthology film, Killroy Was Here, and the origin of its titular character, a WWII-era swamp monster.
SMITH: Dude just got lost, and the next time they find him he’s just sitting there, eating babies.
McELFRESH: And he becomes transformed. Before he loses all of his humanity, they try to rehabilitate him, and instead that drives him out into the wilderness, where he’s transformed into this monster.
SMITH: And he’s all melted in the face, that’s what creates the nose, the long nose effect.
Chris McKay professed his love for Dick Grayson’s Nightwing and how he hopes to do the character justice in a lengthy Twitter spiel.
EW reports that Danielle Rose Russell will be playing the teenage incarnation of Hope in the show’s fifth season.
Zuleikha Robinson has joined the cast of season two as the series regular, Mouse, “a mysterious figure waging her own private war against the Catholic patriarchy.” [Deadline]
C.J. Wallace has joined the cast of MTV’s all-new, all-different Scream: The Series as the “socially awkward savant”, Amir. The rapper Tyga has also been cast as “the loyal yet rough around the edges” Jamal. [TV Line]
Mind MGMT/Flutter/Tanis/The Bright Sessions
Netflix is now looking to adapt the Dark Horse properties Mind MGMT and Flutter into television series. Mind MGMT, written by Matt Kindt, concerns a true crime writer investigating a secret government agency, while Jennie Wood’s Flutter tells the story of a gay teenager who shapeshifts into a boy to win the affections of a straight girl she has a crush on. Netflix is also looking to adapt the sci-fi podcasts Tanis and the The Bright Sessions — the latter about a therapist who treats patients with supernatural abilities — into series, as well.
The Walking Dead
American Horror Story
Ryan Murphy shared this photo of a man entombed in bees, citing it as a the “last clue” to the new season’s title. I hope you’re ready for American Horror Story: The Bee Bit My Bottom, Now My Bottom’s Big.
A promo for season seven has also surfaced on this Argentinian Facebook page.
Nuclear weaponry and the fate of the human race loom in the synopsis for episode five of the season, “Belly of the Beast”.
Fet and Quinlan are hot on the trail of a convoy carrying their prized nuclear weapon.| Eph and Alex search for clues to uncover the Master’s plan for the ultimate fate of the human race. Dutch is trapped by a familiar enemy, yet encounters an old friend as well.
Entertainment Weekly has a the first photo from season three.
EW also has our first look at Herr Starr, a member of the sinister Grail.
THR has an exclusive poster of the Strucker family.
Gotham/The Flash/Arrow/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow
DCTV has put together this informative video of everything they know about the next season of Gotham and the CW’s roster of superhero shows.
A two-and-a-half minute animatic from an upcoming episode has been posted to Cartoon Network’s Youtube page.
Finally, here’s a sneak peek at Disney’s new DuckTales, now with 100% more David Tennant, and Webby getting in character for a nerf gun shootout.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.