Sigourney Weaver says there are good reasons for doing so many Avatar sequels, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has finished filming, and a look at Once Upon a Time’s brand new Cinderella. Spoilers ahead!
The Incredible Hulk
Speaking with Variety, Mark Ruffalo confirmed a solo Hulk film featuring his version of the character “will never happen”.
I want to just make one thing perfectly clear today: A standalone ‘Hulk’ movie will never happen. Universal has the rights, and for some reason, they don’t know how to play well with Marvel. And, they don’t want to make money.
However, Ruffalo reportedly stated the Hulk has a “major storyline” in both Infinity War and Avengers 4.
Sigourney Weaver spoke to Entertainment Weekly about why there needs to be four Avatar sequels to do the story justice.
There’s a very good reason why it turned out to be four sequels. Having read all four of them, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait. These films are very much about the peril of this beautiful planet, and [James Cameron] is continuing the same themes of greed and callousness of the corporations and plight of the indigenous people. At this point after a long and very satisfying career — I can’t believe it’s been 40 years, but anyway — I’m very excited to be able to work on these four stories. I can really, really appreciate it.
It’s the most ambitious project by far I’ve ever been involved in, and the most moving, the most astonishing, beautiful. I think all of us who get to be a part of it are just in awe when we see the artwork. It’s just incredible to be living now when we can bring this kind of film experience to the public. Because I think as much as ‘Avatar’ changed what people want in a film experience, this goes a hundred times farther.
Untitled Disney Space Movie
A new film about objects in space set in the Cars universe hits theaters April 12th, 2019. [Coming Soon]
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chadwick Boseman compared Wakandan politics to Trump’s America.
Generally, there is unrest because there’s no leader on the throne. We’re dealing with a similar thing right now in this country. Just because a person was elected doesn’t mean everybody agrees with the things he’s going to do.
James Bobin will direct an upcoming film for Lionsgate about a man who accidentally replicates himself in a teleporter accident while teaching A.I. to act more human. [Variety]
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Bryce Dallas-Howard shared a photo of herself hugging Chris Pratt on the last day of filming.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Here’s a couple sets pic of Cyclops. Keep an eye on him, everybody! But seriously. The guy’s a ball of neuroses.
Some lovely Kirby-inspired costumes were displayed at D23 over the weekend. Click here to see them at Slashfilm.
Avengers: Infinity War
Production has wrapped on Infinity War, according to the Russos on Facebook.
In related news, Joe Russo revealed Spider-Man and Doctor Strange have “great chemistry” together on Good Morning America.
Asking whether the film would have a sequence comparing to the airport hight in Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Mackie responded, “Imagine 25 airports all put together”.
Here’s a new image from Pixar by way of Coming Soon.
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins returns— in a motion poster.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Coming Soon has the whole cast in red velvet tunics—note how Kylo Ren is the only character visible above the eye line.
The Dark Tower
Speaking with Deadline, Akiva Goldsman revealed Idris Elba would “for sure” be involved in a Dark Tower television series.
The first episode of a show has been written, and we hope to retain Ron’s original idea to mix platforms, something that seemed revolutionary 10 years ago but now is something that others have done. Idris for sure is part of this, and if the movie is Roland Deschain the gunslinger, the show is his origin story, based on the fourth novel in the series, Wizard and Glass.
Once Upon a Time
Dania Ramirez will be playing a new version of Cinderella in the show’s seventh season. More photos at the link.
Eliza Vellani has been cast in an undisclosed role.
Brit Morgan has been cast as Penny Peabody, a ruthless lawyer known as “The Snake Charmer” hired by Jughead to defend his dad in court. [TV Line]
Coming Soon reports that David Strathairn has joined the cast of season three, and while no details on his character have been released, it’s stated he will enjoy a “significant arc.”
Patton Oswalt will voice Uncle Ben in Disney XD’s new Spider-Man animated series, according to TV Guide. The show premieres August 19th.
EW has a Comic-Con poster for The Punisher.
And here’s one for The Defenders.
Cosima investigates Westmoreland’s identity in the synopsis for this week’s episode, “Gag or Throttle.”
Westmoreland demands a more aggressive action on Kira; Sarah fights to save her daughter; Rachel discovers a dark secret; Cosima has a clue about Westmoreland’s identity.
Peter Capaldi weighed in on Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.
Rick & Morty
Finally, a new three-and-a-half minute promo for Rick & Morty features a wide array of experimental animation styles.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.