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

Zendaya talks about those Little Mermaid rumors. The third Kingsman movie could be dropping next year. Matt and Foggy host an uneasy reunion in the first pictures from Daredevil’s third season. Plus, what’s to come on Riverdale, Halloween goes documental, and the world of Instagram teases who’s back for Avengers 4. Spoilers, go!

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Joker

Fliers for Thomas Wayne’s mayoral campaign have been spotted on set.

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Meanwhile, new set photos of Joaquin Phoenix reveal the Clown Prince of Crime is sticking to earth tones this time around.

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We also have a clapperboard baring the film’s logo.

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The Joker & Harley Quinn

Regarding the other Joker movie, co-director Glenn Ficcara revealed to Metro the story begins with Harley Quinn kidnapping the infamous Dr. Phil (pending a guest appearance by the actual Dr. Phil).

It is great. The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr Phil. Played by Dr Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship. We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script in our career. It was sort of like, we wrote Bad Santa a couple of years ago, and it was that sensibility mixed with our This Is Us sensibility. We kind of meshed them together. We were doing a relationship movie but with the sensibility of a Bad Santa, f***ed up, mentally deranged people. It was a lot of fun.

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Doctor Sleep

Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge) has joined the cast as Snakebite Andi, a member of the True Knot with the power to make people fall asleep through hypnotic suggestion. Named for her snake tattoo, Deadline notes the character was “sexually abused by her father, leading her to develop a hatred of all men and subsequently become a lesbian without realizing it.”

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The Little Mermaid

In conversation with Variety, Zendaya stated she has not signed on to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid, but answered “I mean, yeah, why wouldn’t I?” when asked if she was interested.

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Avengers 4

Several Instagram stories collected by The Wrap indicate Tessa Thompson is now in Atlanta with Chris Hemsworth to film additional scenes as Valkyrie.

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A separate Instagram post reveals Benedict Wong is already on set...getting a brand new set of hair?


Halloween

The final trailer for Halloween takes the form of a true crime documentary.


Overlord

Bloody-Disgusting has exclusive photos from Bad Robot’s supernatural WWII movie which our own Germain Lussier just reviewed from Fantastic Fest. More at the link.

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Aquaman

A new TV spot from Japan sells the hell out of the Aquaman movie.


The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

The latest TV spot has fun with additional text.

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Kingsman 3

Exhibitor Relations has revealed the third Kingsman movie is slated for a November 8, 2019 release date.

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Edge of Tomorrow 2

Christopher McQuarrie has “no idea how or when” a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow will happen, but he’s “working on it.”

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Venom

Interested parties who frankly don’t know any better can now stream Eminem’s theme song below.

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Arrow

Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters) will appear in “the first half of season seven” as Maya, “a scrappy street fighter and thief from Star City.” TV Line notes the character’s initial (though unofficial) casting notice likens her to “Buffy the Superhero Slayer.” Rude to tarnish Buffy’s reputation like that, honestly.

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Black Lightning

Deadline reports Kearran Giovanni (Major Crimes) will recur in season two as Cutter, “a smart, proud, tough and beautiful woman more than able to best a man in combat — a mercenary trained by British intelligence.”

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The 100

J.R. Bourne (Teen Wolf) has joined the cast of season six as Russell, “a charismatic leader, a visionary and pioneer who will face the difficult moral choices emblematic of the hard-hitting show.” [Entertainment Weekly]

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Gotham

That Hashtag Show has a casting call for Margaret “Magpie” Pyle, the curator-turned-criminal obsessed with shiny objects.

Female of any ethnicity in her 30's. Dressed in black with a quirky attitude, Magpie is a misfit and a thief who is insanely in love with shiny objects. Things get intense when Magpie decides to steal from The Penguin.

Guest Star.


DuckTales

Good news! DuckTales has been renewed for a third season ahead of its season two premiere. Enjoy David Tennant’s beleaguered despair at attempting to work with his international colleagues below.


Iron Fist/The Defenders

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeph Loeb stated Iron Fist has yet to be renewed for a third season at Netflix.

Speak to our friends at Netflix. Unlike the movie studio, which can announce a Captain Marvel movie will be out in 2019, the television studio will always be beholden to our networks, and so if our networks want another season of Iron Fist, we’re ready to go. We’re just waiting for the answer.

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Loeb also stated a second season of The Defenders wasn’t “off the table,” despite recent hints as to otherwise:

...all we’ve ever said is that there are no plans right now [to do more]. It doesn’t mean that it’s off the table. And it doesn’t mean that it even has to be with the original characters that were in the first Defenders.


The Last Ship

Nathan breaks bread with a rebel leader in the synopsis for the October 14 episode, “Air Drop.”

Nathan James must seek the aide of a prominent rebel leader in order to create a staging area before mounting an invasion of their own.

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[Spoiler TV]


Riverdale

The CW has released an official synopsis for season three.

AND THE VERDICT IS... As the jury begins deliberations in his murder trial, Archie (KJ Apa) makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer. Betty (Lili Reinhart) is forced to deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice (Madchen Amick) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) brings up some dark secrets she’s kept hidden.

Veronica (Camila Mendes) pleads with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) to step in and help Archie before a verdict is announced. Finally, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) leads the Serpents against the Ghoulies latest attack.

Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star.

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[Screen Rant]


Daredevil

Matt reunites with Foggy in two new pictures from Entertainment Weekly.

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Fear the Walking Dead

Finally, Morgan receives an ominous video from Martha in a clip from next week’s season finale, “I Lose Myself.”


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