The hunt is on for a director for the next Bond movie. Locke and Key casts another important member of the Locke family. A familiar face from the Transformers films is returning for the Bumblebee spinoff. Plus, Barry Allen returns in new Flash footage and another Punisher teaser. Spoilers now!


Bond 25

Speaking with Screen Daily at the Toronto premiere of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Barbara Broccoli stated she is, “of course” considering a female directors for Bond’s twenty-fifth outing at EON.

There are a lot of women working on this production which pleases me very much. It’s incredibly important to support a change in front of and behind the camera. I love working with women. It’s a different vibe. We have to promote women within the industry. Women are often tasked with taking care of children and ailing parents, so it’s hard for some women to sustain a career in this industry. We have to be more family-friendly, with childcare, flexible hours and job shares. At Eon, we have a lot of women doing job sharing and it’s easy with technology.


Hellboy

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies conducted at the Toronto Film Festival, Selma Blair stated she’s “done” with the franchise, and will not return.

My Hellboy world is in Guillermo’s brain and that’s where it stays. They’ll do whatever they’ll do; it’ll be a totally different incarnation. My job is done.


Magic Camp/Christopher Robin/Aladdin/Artemis Fowl

Disney has announced a swath of new dates for its upcoming release schedule. Firstly, Disney’s Magic Camp, initially set for an April 6th release date, has been removed from their calendar entirely. Then Marc Foster’s Christopher Robin hits theaters August 3rd, 2018, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin is set for a Memorial Day weekend release in 2019, and finally Kenneth Branagah’s Artemis Fowl will hit theaters August 9th, 2019. [Coming Soon]


Glass

Speaking with Collider, Jason Blum stated Glass is a “very different” kind of superhero movie.

Of course, it’s a kind of superhero movie, for sure. I do consider it that, yeah. It’s very different. I would say it’s not a Marvel movie, but a superhero movie.


Thor: Rangarok

Mark Ruffalo recently spoke to the Indian Express about Hela and Valkyrie.

We have Hela, played by Blanchett. She has all the power, all the strength, all the talent of any of the other gods, but with all the rage. She’s angry, and she wants to come back and take what she feels is rightfully hers. Except that she’s been pushed so far into the darkness that she’s become dark. She’s now the manifestation of death.

Then you have Valkyrie, played by Thompson. She is another female presence who didn’t feel welcome. She’s a powerhouse and a brilliant fighter. She’s as equally as powerful as Thor. She’s a warrior. Valkyrie is one of the people who ended up banishing Hela from Asgard. But she’s also lost faith in the patriarchy and the elite power structure.


Transformers Origins: Bumblebee

Both the mysterious organization Sector Seven—and actor Rory Markham— will appear in the Transformers spinoff.


Coco

A new poster for Pixar’s Coco has risen from its CG tomb.



Flatliners

Kiefer Sutherland cameos in the latest TV spot.


Locke and Key

Nate Corddry has joined the cast as Duncan Locke, the uncle of the Locke family who, alongside his boyfriend, helps the three main characters and their mother settle into the mysterious family home in the wake of his brother’s grisly murder. [Deadline]


Supernatural

Christian Keyes will return to the series as an alternate reality version of his character, Michael, hailing from a dimension referred to as “Apocalypse World.”


Star Wars: Rebels

New episodes will air throughout the day on Mondays, according to Lucasfilm’s Tracy Cannobbio.


The Punisher

Here’s a quick, all-text teaser for the upcoming Netflix series.


The Flash

Finally, Barry literally upsets an apple cart (well, apple truck) in the latest trailer for season four.



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