Kevin Feige talks about casting Black Panther. A sequel to Fantastic Four may still happen. Shane Black teases updates to the Predator design in his upcoming reboot. Stephen Amell has a hairy tease for Arrow. Plus, new pictures from the season finales of Legends of Tomorrow and The 100. To me, my Spoilers!
Bryan Singer confirms that Wolverine’s cameo in the film is as his ‘Weapon X’ form, the wild berserker incarnation of the character first created by the Weapon X project:
What’s really nice about his cameo is that he’s the Wolverine you’ve never seen before. He’s truly Weapon X. Not just the guy coming out of the tank, but the weapon.
Xavier welcomes Mystique back to the X-Mansion in a new clip.
Kevin Feige recently tells the Empire Film Podcast that the vast majority of the film’s cast will be either African or African-American.
That will be among the best ensembles we’ve ever had— and 90 percent of the cast is either African or African-American.
Toby Kebbell has joined Rob Cohen’s disaster/heist hybrid movie about a team of hackers attempting to steal money in the midst of a category 5 storm. [THR]
Shane Black tells Coming Soon about upgrading the iconic Predator suit:
It’s not to ‘improve,’ it’s make it fun, make it different, make it organically different…So what’s the extension of it that makes sense, that’s exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan’s design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it’s not about design to me, it’s about the story you want to tell. There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a sh*t what color the suit is. In ‘The Predator’ we’re doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what’s going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae.
Isabela Moner has announced that she has joined the film in an undisclosed role.
Dolph Lundgren told The Nerdist he’s willing to play Cable:
Isn’t there a character named Cable that’s coming? Like, he’s a big guy...Well, I guess I could kick some butt doing that I suppose. We’ll see.
Simon Kinberg offers an update on the film’s progress:
We’ve gotta get the script right. We just didn’t get the script to the place that we all felt like that movie deserved, so we’re still working on the script—we’re very close, actually, to being done with the script.
Fantastic Four 2
Meanwhile, Kinberg also threatens the world with the prospect of another Fantastic Four film:
We want to make another ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. We love that cast – I mean if I were to say to you now Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller, and Kate [Mara] and Jamie [Bell] are great actors – we love that cast. I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men. We’re working really hard on figuring that out. Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. We’ll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four, which is completely – well, not completely, but largely – distinct from the X-Men, which is brighter, funner, more optimistic tone. I think we tried to make a darker ‘Fantastic Four’ movie, which seemed like a radical idea but we were kind of messing with the DNA of the actual comic instead of trusting the DNA of the comic.
The toy film will release in the U.S. on January 18, 2019.
Here’s a new international trailer for the movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Krang appears in the latest TV spot.
And here’s a clip featuring the introduction of Casey Jones.
Despite his repeated claims that he’ll never grow the comic book goatee (and despite doing so for Legends of Tomorrow), Stephen Amell has taken to Facebook to confirm he is once again growing the famous facial hair for the show.
The CW has promoted staff writers Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer to showrunners for Season 12, as Season 11 showrunner Jeremy Carver departs to work on Frequency, a new scifi drama that’s just been ordered to series by the network. [TV Line]
Tom Cullen has been cast in A&E and Jeremy Renner’s Knight’s Templar drama. [Variety]
Time After Time
Here’s a brief new trailer for ABC’s new time-travel series about scifi author H.G. Wells chasing after Jack the Ripper:
Legends of Tomorrow
A gallery of images from the season finale, “Legendary”, has been released—head to the link to see more.
And finally, here’s some pictures from the third season finale, “Perverse Instantiation- Part Two.” There’s more at the link. [Buddy TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.