David F. Sandberg teases Shazam’s supersuit. Netflix’s Sabrina show has found its Zelda. Alex Garland drops some hints for his upcoming tech-focused scifi show. Plus, Legends of Tomorrow teases another trip to the old west, Rose McIver on the villains of iZombie’s new season, and more. Behold, spoilers!
Dungeons & Dragons
Variety reports Nightwing and The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay is in talks to direct the latest attempt at a Dungeons & Dragons movie, this time for Paramount’s Allspark Pictures.
Meanwhile, in other directorial news, THR reports Paddington director Paul King is attached to helm Disney’s live-action Pinocchio.
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Thor: Ragnarok’s Eric Pearson has been hired to polish the script. Craig Mazin authored the first draft, which has already received a rewrite from Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese. [Deadline]
The suit has some similarities to his look in Justice League: War. Once pics have been released I can tell you more about where the inspirations came from and why certain choices were made.
Sonic the Hedgehog
The live-action/CGI Sonic the Hedgehog movie is slated for a November 15th, 2019 release date, according to THR.
Ready Player One
Empire has a set photo of Stephen Spielberg directing Ben Mendelsohn, as well as our first look at Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow, the former business partner of Mark Rylance’s character, James Halliday.
Dominika bids her mother a tearful farewell in the latest clip.
According to Entertainment Weekly, April Bowlby has been cast as the Doom Patrol’s Rita “Elasti-Girl” Farr.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
TV Line also reports The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers star Miranda Otto has been cast as Zelda, the second of Sabrina’s aunts, described as the “Cain to Hilda’s Abel.”
Meanwhile, Melonie Diaz has joined the Charmed reboot as one the series’ main witches —also named Mel. TV Line describes her as, “a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of family tragedy.”
Alex Garland has revealed the title of his forthcoming television miniseries to Collider, along with an incredibly vague premise:
It’s about a particular aspect of technology at the moment which is to do with very, very big data and very powerful processing power, and what can happen when you put those two things together. It’s set in San Francisco, a sort of tech story.
Santa Clarita Diet
Season two comes to Netflix March 23, as announced through this short twitter video.
Spoiler TV has a new piece of key art, featuring several, very confused David Hallers.
Spoiler TV also has photos and a synopsis for March 8th’s episode of Gotham, “A Beautiful Darkness,” introducing Peyton List’s incarnation of Poison Ivy. Click through for more.
Ivy (guest star Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which Wayne Enterprises is working and begins to target anyone that can give her information. Meanwhile, Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. Also, Gordon begins to second guess his deal with Sofia and an unsettling dream sequence shakes up Bruce.
Legends of Tomorrow
Set pics from the show’s official Instagram reveal the Legends are returning to the Old West—possibly hinting the return of recurring old-timey DC guest character, Jonah Hex.
Meanwhile, the crew meet Blackbeard and prepare to buckle their swash in the trailer for next week’s episode, “The Curse of the Earth Totem.”
In conversation with Screen Rant, Rose McIver stated season four will see multiple “nuanced shades of Big Bad.”
There are multiple Big Bads, but they’re not Big Bads as such. They’re sort of nuanced shades of Big Bad and different kinds that antagonize different portions of the zombie or human populations. And then we have Blaine who is continuously sort of this Big Bad that, for many reasons, Liv has to keep at bay…because they have a lot of common friends and common enemies and it’s a very challenging position for her to be in. I think she still struggles with that because she clearly hates him and everything that he’s sort of done to her and the people she loves. But he also can help her; he has friends in high places and she kind of has to dance between those two things quite a lot
Ash vs the Evil Dead
Finally, the latest promo reimagines the series as a 70's sitcom. Just, you know... with more blood?
Banner art by Jim Cooke.