It's Time For More Ridiculous Rumors About Superman's Resurrection in Justice League

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Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, confirms his presence in the Bumblebee movie. Get a look at Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in action together for the Chaos Walking movie. Plus, celebrate the return of the CW/DC shows with fast food ads, and what’s to come on Star Trek: Discovery. Spoilers now!

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Justice League

Yes, it’s time for the internet to get itself flustered over more Superman merchandise talk. This time it’sa baseball cap that allegedly confirms that Superman will indeed return wearing the black supersuit he wears in The Death and Return of Superman.

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Bear in mind that this is literally just a black cap that just so happens to have a silver Superman logo—and if that wasn’t enough to set your skepticism bells ringing, the description recognising the hat as “Based on Superman’s newly-resurrected appearance in the hit film, ‘Justice League’” comes from SuperheroStuff.com, the same website that described an absurd scenario claiming to be how Superman first appeared in the movie for a Justice League Funko Pop. So maybe don’t take their word on this just yet. [Comicbook.com]

Meanwhile, J.K. Simmons stated he wasn’t involved in the Joss Whedon reshoots, so don’t expect more Commissioner Gordon than there already was planned for the film:

I wasn’t involved with Joss at all, (he was here for) some of the reshoots and I wasn’t involved in that. But I think he’s really dedicated to finishing the story that Zack was telling. Again, that’s my understanding from my vantage point.


Transformers Origins: Bumblebee

Peter Cullen has confirmed he’s recording voiceover work for Bumblebee. Whether this this means you can expect another appearance from Optimus Prime, or if he’s participating in another capacity (narrator?) remains ambiguous.


Spawn

In an interview with Coming Soon, producer Jason Blum discussed why he believes Todd McFarlane is the perfect person to adapt his own source material.

I think he’s gonna do a great job. Being a director encompasses a lot of different skills, but one of the most important skills is you have to be a great manager. You’re kind of a General of this army that you have to lead into battle every day, and he does that in his life every day running McFarlane Enterprises. So I think that translates to directing in a lot of ways. We’ve had a great back-and-forth around developing the script. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think he could do a great job, but we’ll see. I have a good feeling about it.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 6

Kaya Scodelario confirmed to ScreenRant she’s contractually obligated to appear in a sixth Pirates film, but hasn’t “heard anything” just yet.

Well, when I signed up for the first one, I signed up for two movies. So I am contractually obliged, but I’d love to [do it]. I think there’s a lot we can still do. I’d like see a Carina who takes the helm of Barbossa on the sea – have her own all-female pirate crew.

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Chaos Walking

Daisy Ridley shared the first official image from filming on her Facebook page.

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Thor: Ragnarok

Hulk’s mere presence scares the crap out of Loki in a new TV spot.



Locke & Key

Deadline reports that newcomer Jack Mulhern has been cast as Tyler Locke, the eldest child of the Locke Family, while Danny Glover has signed on to play Joe Ridgeway, “an eccentric teacher whom the kids meet at Matheson Academy in their new town.”

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Marvel Television

Marvel (through IGN) has released special New York Comic-Con posters for four of their upcoming shows, confirming that Jessica Jones’ second season is on the way in 2018.

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Lucifer

DC All Access spoke to Tom Welling and the cast of Lucifer about the new season.


The Punisher

A motion poster from the show’s official Twitter seems to depict Frank Castle trapped in some hellish pocket dimension he cannot escape.

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Arrow/Flash/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow

The CW has released a commercial for DC’s fictitious fast food chain, Big Belly Burger, advertising the upcoming return of its CW/DC shows and reminding us all of the thin narrative constraint that all these stunningly fit and attractive characters seemingly eat nothing but fast food burgers.

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Star Trek: Discovery

Finally, here’s a trailer for next week’s episode of Discovery, the dramatically titled, “The Butcher Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.”


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

DISCUSSION

Star Trek Discovery is increasingly looking like something that is more ambitious than a mere prequel to the original series. It seems to me that CBS is positioning this show as a true reboot of the Star Trek franchise.

The major clue here is that the producers of the show have, in my opinion at least, wisely discarded any adherence to the technological continuity of the shows. Discovery is apparently more advanced than any ship that comes after it in the current continuity. I’m glad they unburdened themselves from this constraint- IMO Star Trek should always be forward looking and it would be antithetical for it to be limited narratively by what the audience may have considered to be futuristic to them 50 years ago. It should be futuristic to us.

It also respects the audience in a way the Abramsverse failed to do. We are sophisticated enough, for the most part, to understand this and to accept it. My example for this is whenever James Bond introduces a new actor. Each Bond has been unique in their own way- they didn’t cast Roger Moore because he looked like Sean Connery but because he brought something new to the role. The audience was able to accept this and the franchise was better for it.

Back to Star Trek- I think the current production can be a strategic move by CBS to reboot the series. In this case Discovery is not a prequel to the original series but to an as yet to be made reboot of that series, without the need Abrams time travel/alternate universe deus ex machina that was better served on Fringe. Here the reboot would be derived from a faith in the audience to accept it, not to trick them into a narrative rabbit hole with some lame and overused trope.

It would not be difficult to see the current series conclude on the Enterprise with Christopher Pike as captain and a 30-35 year old Spock (he’s about 25 on the current show I think) if not with a newly cast Kirk.