Director Chris McKay discusses the casting progress for Nightwing. Ron Howard teases a cool Star Wars easter egg for the Han Solo movie. Plus, get a better look at Gotham’s new Scarecrow, a mustachioed John Boyega emerges for new Pacific Rim: Uprising posters, and new footage from Downsizing. Spoilers Now!

Flashpoint

Variety reports Justin Kroll has revealed on Twitter that the script is finished, but a director is still being sought for the DCEU’s solo Flash movie—and that with Phil Lord and Chris Miller out of the running again with the announcement of their adaptation of the new Andy Weir novel, Back to the Future’s Bob Zemeckis is apparently still being considered. However, other directors are being spoken to, and Warner Bros. is in no rush to fill a slot that’s been empty for nearly a year at this point.

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Nightwing

On the same tack, director Chris McKay promised the WB is casting a “wide net” to find the “perfect person” to play Dick Grayson/Nightwing.

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Annihilation

Natalie Portman gets a little too close to an albino alligator in the film’s first image, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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Pacific Rim: Uprising 

Three new posters for the series have emerged, including one featuring a gloriously mustachioed John Boyega—just like his movie father before him. [Coming Soon]

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Geostorm

Here’s one more trailer for Geostorm ahead of its release next month.


Downsizing

Here’s a new TV spot for the size-shrinking comedy.


Han Solo

Ron Howard’s latest Tweet asked fans to translate some alien text, which an eagle-eyed Star Wars fan was able to trace back to Ralph McQuarrie concept art of the Yavin-4 base from A New Hope. It’s more likely going to be a cool reference rather than any indication that Han visits the Massassi Temple prior to A New Hope, though.

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Black Lightning

Kyanna Simone Simpson has been cast as Kesha, “the partner-in-crime/best friend to Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain), who also attends Garfield High School.” Kesha is also the daughter of Damon Gupton’s character, Inspector Henderson. [Deadline]

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Avenue 5

Though details are under wraps, Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop, The Thick Of It) is developing a sci-fi comedy for HBO set in outer space. [Deadline]

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Snowpiercer

Filming has begun on TNT’s Snowpiercer: The Series.

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Agents of SHIELD

A teaser poster from Coming Soon hints at the show picking up where its season four cliffhanger ended, with the team in space:

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Gotham

Fox has released their first clear image of the Scarecrow, and more snippets from this week’s episode—head to the link to see more. [Screen Rant]

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Happy!

Finally, here’s a quick new trailer for Syfy’s adaptation of Grant Morrison’s Happy!


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