Natalie Portman says she’s done with Marvel. There are more teases for Flash and Supergirl’s musical crossover. The Punisher is already beginning casting for its supporting characters. Plus, new looks at Scream and Scream Queens, and Ray Palmer gets an interesting armor update in Legends of Tomorrow. Spoilers now!
Natalie Portman says that she’s done with the Marvel movies, after the decision for her not to return in Ragnarok was made:
As far as I know I’m done. I don’t know if maybe one day they’ll ask for an ‘Avengers 7' or something. As far as I know I’m done, but it was a great thing to be a part of.
The series currently casting the role of Brion, an “educated, poker-faced leader.” The role could be either male or female—which people have already started speculating means that, if female, the show is looking to cast some version of recent comic antagonist Alpha.
In the recent Walking Dead comic arcs, Alpha was the stoic leader of the Whisperers, a group of survivors who blend into the zombie hordes by wearing skin suits made out of walker flesh. It seems pretty unlikely that the show would already be looking to cast its next set of antagonists even before Negan’s reign of tyranny over the show’s storyline has begun, however, so take that all as speculation for now. [Cinema Blend]
The show’s already delightful-sounding musical crossover could include a dance sequence, because of course it could, according to showrunner Todd Helbing:
[I]f we can get a dance sequence in there on top of it, I would love to do that. Listening to Joe as the lounge singer, singing, and to see Grant and he was karaoke-ing first season, and even watching Danielle, not being able to sing ... I’m just really excited, to be honest, to see how it all comes together.
I know Greg [Berlanti] is very close to this story. He’s been thinking about it — I don’t know how long, probably not just yesterday, you know what I’m saying? He’s been percolating. Seeing Jesse sing, seeing Grant sing, it’s just one of those — like whoa, we can totally pull this off. I don’t know why we wouldn’t do this. Let’s go for it. This year in general we’re really swinging for the fences.
Nick Sagar has been cast in the recurring role of Victor Aldertree, “a charming Clave Representative who arrives at the New York Institute in the aftermath of Jace’s departure with Valentine.” [Deadline]
Leaked audition scripts seemingly indicate that the show is looking to cast David “Microchip” Lieberman, a major supporting cast member from the Punisher’s comics, often acting as Frank Castle’s source of information, weapons, and tech. [MCU Exchange]
Here’s a new look at the show’s Halloween special, which will supposedly resolve the latest season’s dangling plot threads.
Despite his recent set visit and even the actor himself saying he’d be open to showing up, Colton Haynes is not slated to appear on the show, according to Wendy Mericle:
We would have Roy back in a heartbeat. If the right circumstances come up and the right storyline presents itself, absolutely.
Here’s a new teaser for the show.
Finally, here’s Ray Palmer as Samurai Atom on a horse.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.