Guillermo del Toro Wants To Make A Jabba the Hutt Movie!

Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

A second Wreck-it-Ralph is happening! Toby Kebbel talks Doom’s origins in Fantastic Four. How long will it be until we see more footage from Deadpool? Plus, Arrow’s return gets a title, Barry Allen gets an updated costume in The Flash, and Rob Thomas discusses how he wants Veronica Mars to return. Spoilers now!

Star Wars

Guillermo Del Toro pitches his idea for a Star Wars film—a gangster movie about Jabba the Hutt:

I would do the sort of ‘Godfather‘ saga the Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup, you know? … I just love the character...


He also mentioned that he had gotten one phone call about doing a Star Wars film, but it hadn’t gone any further than that. [Yahoo via /Film]

Wreck-it-Ralph 2

John C. Reilly has confirmed that a sequel is happening. [Irish Examiner]


Ryan Reynolds has confirmed some footage for the film (not specifically the footage shown at Comic-Con) will be released in three week’s time:

X-Men: Apocalypse

Here’s the movie’s logo. [Coming Soon]


Fantastic Four

Toby Kebbell discusses Doom’s origin and role in the film:

There’s no conversation about [Doom’s origins] in the film. We don’t have time to talk about me — I would love it, but we don’t have real time. Yeah, he’s still from the same place, his mother is still a gypsy and done her deals, his father still perished from exposure looking after me. He’s angry. He’s an angry dude. But now he’s in Baxter. He’s bright and he’s trying to make people proud. He found a new father in Dr. Storm, the father of Johnny and adoptive father of Sue. I kind of get adopted as well, in a fantastic performance by Reg E. Cathey. And that’s Doom as we see him. He’s a computer technician, a computer scientist. There were rumors he was a hacker or something, but no. Victor Von Doom is who we hope he will be.




The Falcon meets Ant-Man in some new TV spots.


Marc Guggenheim has confirmed the premiere of season 4 will be called “Green Arrow”. [Spoiler TV]


The Flash

Some minor news out of Comic-Con: The Flash will receive a slightly updated suit, featuring the white-backgrounded emblem from the comic suit. [CBR]


Z Nation

The show will return on September 11th.


[Spoiler TV]

Danger Mouse

John Oliver and Lena Headey have been guest-cast in the reboot of the cult British cartoon series. Headey will play a US Secret Agent, Jeopardy Mouse, while Oliver will play the villain, Dr Augustus P Crumhorn III. [Coming Soon]


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Animated Series)

Some casting news out of comic-con: David Tennant will voice The Fugitoid, Ron Perlman will play TMNT comic character Armaggon, Peter Stormare will play Lord Dregg from the original cartoon series, while Zelda Williams will play Mona Lisa. [Den of Geek]


Veronica Mars

Speaking to TV Line, Rob Thomas has said he’d love for the series to return in a limited format á la True Detective:


Here’s some new promo pictures of the main cast—you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]


American Horror Story: Hotel

Finally, here’s an incredibly brief teaser for the new series.

Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Star Wars: Rebels.


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