The Hellboy reboot has been pushed back three months. The Monster Hunter movie has cast some unlikely stars. Arnold Schwarzenegger shares a lovely new picture from the set of the new Terminator. Plus, Legends of Tomorrow comes up with its wackiest episode title yet, and Venom goes wild in a new clip. Spoilers!
Birds of Prey
In the wake of yesterday’s casting news, Variety’s Justin Kroll reports Warner Bros. is looking to cast either Ewan McGregor or Sharlto Copley as Roman “Black Mask” Sionis, the rumored villain of the film.
The Hollywood Reporter says Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, and T.I. Harris have been cast in Paul W. S. Anderson’s film adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter gaming franchise. Perlman will play Admiral, “the leader of the Hunter’s Crew,” while Harris is Link, “a sniper,” but Jaa will play the male lead, known only as The Hunter, like the protagonists of the monster-slaying games. Milla Jovovich was already set to start as Artemis.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Feel the fury of the Phoenix Force in this motion poster, released to go with that early morning trailer drop.
A new photo from Arnold Schwarzenegger recreates a classic Terminator set pic of yore, in celebration of Linda Hamilton’s birthday.
Speaking with Nightmare on Film Street, Tony Todd gave his thoughts on Jordan Peele’s proposed Candyman remake.
I didn’t realize that importance at the time, about how impactful Candyman was, particularly in the inner cities which had some of the strongest fanbase. He was that African-American representing, you know, us. So I’m honored. If Jordan wants to do it, do it. I know I’d rather have him do it, someone with intelligence, who’s going to be thoughtful and dig into the whole racial makeup of who Candyman is and why he existed in the first place.
I know he’ll give homage and I know that if it gets made, I’ll have a plate at the table one way or the other.
Anna & the Apocalypse
A new clip sees Venom beat up an entire SWAT team with one of its own members. Keep an ear out for a particularly blunt-force usage of the (in)famous Wilhelm scream!
Halloween: The Series
In a new interview with Bloody-Disgusting, producer Malek Akkad revealed he’s “looking very closely” at a Halloween TV series, stating “it wouldn’t look anything like your traditional Halloween movie.”
When we started doing it… this was in development about a decade ago. At the time, I think the thought was we don’t want to cannibalize the theatrical. Let’s keep it as a theatrical event movie. If that starts flowing down, we would address TV. Nowadays, we all know, TV is pulling out ahead of theatrical in a way that surprised everybody, certainly me.
The one we were developing and that I still feel very strongly about, he’s involved in it. That’s really all I can say about it now. It wouldn’t look anything like your traditional Halloween movie, but he’s in there as are a lot of other characters but used in different and interesting ways.
50 States of Fear
Deadline reports Sam Raimi will helm a brand new horror anthology series for NewTV titled 50 States of Fear. Regrettably, no story details are available at present.
Speaking at the press launch for “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall stated season eleven “demonstrates everything that you’ve come to love about Doctor Who”:
There’s fun, there’s monsters, there’s action-adventure, there are characters and there’s an amazing new Doctor.
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Mark Hamill as Talus, a “battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.”
A new poster from Amazon recreates the cover of issue one.
Something terrible has happened to Wire in the synopsis for the October 16 episode, “outMatched.”
The Struckers, minus Andy, begin to rebuild their broken trust, while Thunderbird, Blink and Eclipse visit Wire, hoping to convince him to help again. But when they get there, they learn that something terrible has happened from Wire’s brother, Graph (guest star Adam David Thompson). The team discovers that the Inner Circle is on the way to raid a mutant detention facility, so they make moves to try to intercept them. Meanwhile, Jace is contacted by a member of the Purifiers.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Episodes six and seven of the season are titled, “Return to Murder House” and “Traitor,” respectively. [Spoiler TV]
Legends of Tomorrow
Coming Soon has images from the season four premiere, “The Virgin Gary.” More at the link.
Meanwhile, writer Keto Shimizu revealed episode eight is spectacularly titled “Legends of To-Meow-Meow”:
Things look bad for Talon in the trailer for next week’s season finale, “The Dragman is Coming.”
Finally, Damon Gupton discusses Henderson’s promotion in season two.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.