Denis Villeneuve throws water on the rumors he’ll direct the next Bond. Meet the characters of Black Panther in some stunning new posters. The Umbrella Academy and Deadly Class adaptations find key members of their casts. Plus, a few new teases for the big CW/DC crossover and new footage from Riverdale. Spoilers get!

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Denis Villeneuve has confirmed to The Playlist he will not be directing the latest Bond film.

The thing is I don’t know about that, but listen. Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing Dune. But, I will say to have the privilege to work with him it would be a dream. I would love to work with Daniel and a Bond movie for me would be a treat. It’s a matter of timing, I guess.


Truth Or Dare

Blumhouse has pushed back Truth Or Dare — a supernatural horror movie starring Lucy Hale — to April 27th, 2018. The film concerns a group of friends who incur ironic, ghostly punishments upon themselves when they lie, or refuse to participate, in a game of Truth Or Dare. [Coming Soon]


Black Panther

A slate of new character posters have hit the web, giving us our first decent look at Klaue’s creepy prosthetic hand that opens up into advanced weaponry. Head over to the link to see the rest. [Screen Rant]


Coco

A new clip reveals Miguel is the only member of his family to appreciate music—the catalyst for his invocation of the dead.


Gotham

Cameron Monaghan has shared a cryptic picture from the set of the show, confirming that yes, Joker-lite Jerome will be back later this season after his maddening tussle with Lil’ Bruce Wayne back in season 3.


Umbrella Academy

Ellen Page has been cast as Vanya (the only member of the creepy family investigating their father’s death without superpowers) in Netflix’s adaptation of the Gerard Way/Gabriel Ba comic book series. [TV Line]


Deadly Class

Meanwhile, Syfy has revealed the full cast of their own adaptation of a long-running comic book series, Deadly Class.

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Benedict Wong will play Master Lin, the headmaster of the School For Deadly Arts, a brutal and deadly place where students learn to become master assassins. Lana Condor has joined as Saya, the class valedictorian. Benjamin Wadsworth has been cast as Marcus, the “outcast” at the school for assassins and the series’ focal character. Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James and Michel Duval have also joined the series as Maria (a “femme fatale”), Willie (a “gangster with a heart of gold”), Billy (a “wisecracking skater punk”) and Chico (the school bully), respectively. Additionally, Henry Rollins has been confirmed for a recurring, but currently undisclosed role. [THR]


Supergirl

In even further casting news, Laurie Metcalf will guest-star as Winn’s estranged mother in the fifteenth episode of season three. [TV Line]


Crisis on Earth-X

An identical synopsis for all four episodes of the Supergirl/Arrow/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow crossover has been released.

Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

[Spoiler TV]


Runaways

Coming Soon has a new banner of the main cast.


Riverdale

Finally, here’s a new trailer for next week’s Riverdale, filled with car races, Betty Cooper on a dark path, and Jughead yelling about the police state. Truly, it has it all!


Banner art by Jim Cooke.