Steppenwolf speaks in new Justice League footage. Some new Star Wars toys may tease some intriguing Last Jedi dialogue. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation finds a home. Plus, Konami wants to bring another classic video game to the big screen, and Avengers 4 set pictures. Hooray for spoilers!

Polar

Variety reports Mads Mikkelsen will star in an adaptation of Victor Santos’s graphic novel, Polar: Came With the Cold from director Jonas Åkerlund. Originally a webcomic, the series concerns the world’s most successful assassin being hunted by his fellow killers-for-hire.


Nonplayer

Likewise, Legendary has purchased the film rights to Nate Simpson’s comic, Nonplayer, about a tamale vendor who finds herself sucked into her favorite video game. Thor: Ragnarok’s Chris Pearson is set to write the screenplay. [Deadline]


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Making Star Wars recently got their hands on some talking action figures of D.J., Leia, Rey and Luke, revealing a few snippets of dialogue from the film (although a few of Rey’s and Leia’s might be from The Force Awakens):

DJ

  • “Hey, I’m a thief.”
  • “Oh for Hutt’s sake!”
  • “I can get you outta here.”
  • “If the price is right.”
  • “Let’s get this over with.”

Leia

  • “Together, we can defeat the First Order.”
  • “May the Force be with you.”
  • “Send them in.”
  • “I will do everything I can to help.”
  • “All troops open fire!”

Rey

  • “I’m Rey.”
  • “The Resistance sent me.”
  • “Help me with this quick.”
  • “You’re a monster.”

Luke

  • “Reach out with your feelings.”
  • “You shouldn’t be here.”
  • “How did you find me?”
  • “Nooo!”
  • “What do you know of the Force?”

Contra

Konami is developing both a live-action movie and television series based on their video game series, the classic, painfully hard sidescrolling shooter Contra. The developer has already released a teaser.



Avengers: Infinity War

Terry Notary has confirmed to Yahoo! he’s playing the teenage Groot as well as one of the Thanos’ Black Order:

Yes, I am playing teenage Groot. I’m having a blast with it. It’s really, really fun. I can’t say too much about him, but he’s coming of age, so you’ll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after. The character’s great, and the films are going to be great. We’ve got such an amazing cast and a great pair of directors at the helm. The Russos allow the actors to jam on scenes together to the point where it just feels great and everybody gets their moments.

More set photos reveal Black Panther, Shuri and Ant-Man on set, as well as Terry Notary, Mark Ruffalo and Sean Gunn in mo-cap suits. I really do wish this was just a casual look for T’Challa in the movie and not just Chadwick Boseman between takes.


Justice League

The latest TV spot gives us our best taste of Steppenwolf yet.

Meanwhile, Cyborg/Wonder Woman week unspools with a pair of new featurettes.

Lastly, Coming Soon has AMC’s version of the poster, featuring Atlanteans, Amazons and Parademons.



Thor: Ragnarok

Cate Blanchett explains, “What is Rangarok?” in a new video.


Blue Book

Deadline reports Aiden Gillen will star as the skeptical Dr. J. Allen Hynek in the History Channel’s upcoming miniseries about Project Blue Book—the US Air Force’s secret investigations into UFOs in the ‘50s and ‘60s—from producer Robert Zemeckis.


The Handmaid’s Tale

Clea DuVall has been cast as Emily’s wife, Sylvia, in the second season. [TV Line]


The Kingkiller Chronicle

Lin Manuel-Miranda’s adaptation of the Patrick Rothfuss fantasy series has now landed at Showtime. [/Film]


Preacher

Good news! AMC has renewed Preacher for a third season.


The Punisher

Finally, Karen Page gets her own poster for the series. [Coming Soon]




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