Get a load of Alien 5’s new pulse rifle! Kathleen Kennedy says it’s inevitable a woman will direct a Star Wars film. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will return... on TV. Plus, Agents of SHIELD casts a mysterious new character, and new clips from tomorrow’s Doctor Who. Spoilers!
Alien: Paradise Lost
Like basically every studio after Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Fox is allegedly courting Rebecca Ferguson for a “major role” in the Prometheus sequel. [Deadline]
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that it’s inevitable a future Star Wars movie will be directed by a woman:
It is going to happen. We are going to hire a woman who’s going to direct a Star Wars movie. I have no doubt. On the other hand, I want to make sure we put someone in that position who’s set up for success. It’s not just a token job to look out and try to find a woman that we could put into a position of directing Star Wars… If we do want to bring a woman in to direct a Star Wars movie, we want to make sure that it’s somebody who’s passionate and really, really wants to do a Star Wars movie. We don’t want to talk somebody into it.
Star Trek Beyond
Simon Pegg has confirmed that shooting has wrapped on the film, which will now enter post-production (also, note the cheeky hat):
The Last Witch Hunter
Here’s a new sizzle reel for the film.
Neill Blomkamp has posted a teasing picture of the film’s updated Pulse Rifle to Instagram:
IMAX has revealed its exclusive poster for the film:
Game Of Thrones
Souad Faress has been cast as a “High Priestess”. She is currently filming her part, and given that the show is filming Dothraki-heavy scenes in Spain, speculation pegs Faress’ priestess as being involved with the Dothraki Khalasar that picked up Daenerys at the end of season 5. [Watchers on the Wall]
The U.S. Ambassador to Spain has tweeted a few pictures from a visit to current filming in Almería:
Meanwhile set reports from the same filming from Spanish fansite Los Siete Reinos has a few details of the scene being filmed, which sees Drogon burn a Dothraki temple to cinders—and that Daenerys allegedly walks out of the burning wreckage unharmed, gaining the instant adoration of not just the Khalasar that found her, but multiple Khalasars.
The scene, which also purportedly features Jorah and Daario spying on the huge Dothraki encampment as they wait to rescue Daenerys, will feature a multitude of extras (roughly 400) playing Dothraki from multiple tribes/Khalasars, coming together for a meeting—presumably about Daenerys—that ends in a huge brawl and a celebratory event... typically one and the same for the Dothraki. Will Daenerys find herself with a massive new army of Dothraki at her back, now that she’s without the Unsullied? [Watchers on the Wall]
Agents Of SHIELD
Powers Boothe has joined the series as Gideon Malick, a “notorious man whose loyalties remain a mystery” who will appear in a recurring role during the third season. [Marvel]
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
The planned second movie has been scrapped, ahead of a reboot in the form of a TV series. Presumably, stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton will not return. [Deadline]
Here’s a synopsis for the seventh episode of the current season, “Mommy’s Little Monster”:
Butch leads Penguin and his men to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held, as Penguin plots his revenge on Galavan for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident in the all new “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster” episode of GOTHAM.
And likewise, Fox have also released a new synopsis for “This Red Lady From Caribee”:
CAN PANDORA FORCE THE MILLS SISTERS TO CONFRONT THEIR TROUBLED PAST? FIND OUT ON AN ALL-NEW “SLEEPY HOLLOW” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, ON FOX
When Pandora unleashes an iconic monster to haunt the residents of Sleepy Hollow as they sleep, Abbie and Jenny are tempted to confront a painful part of their past. Meanwhile, Abbie makes a crucial decision for her career and Crane does his best to guide her with wisdom from his own experiences. Will Ichabod lead Abbie to the right decision?
Maisie Williams discusses the reaction to her crossing over from Game of Thrones in a new behind-the scenes clip:
Clara, Ashildr and the Vikings find themselves in a sticky situation in another clip from “The Girl Who Died”:
CBS have released a new photo and synopsis for the show’s first post-pilot episode, “Stronger Together”:
“Stronger Together” – When Kara’s attempts to help National City don’t go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she – and the city’s media – has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl.
Finally, the team says goodbye to Juliette in a new clip from the season 5 premiere. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Game of Thrones.