The Happytime Murders expands its cast. Get a look at Paul Bettany’s mysterious Han Solo character. Stephen Amell hints at a happier future for Oliver Queen in Arrow’s next season. Plus, the first look at The Magicians’ third season and new clips from Rick and Morty and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. To me, my spoilers!


The Happytime Murders

Joel McHale has joined the cast of Brian Henson’s Happytime Murders as a “stern FBI agent” investigating a string of grisly puppet slayings. [THR]


Painkiller Jane

Deadline reports Christine Boylan has been hired to write the comic book adaptation about a cop who develops regenerative superpowers, starring Jessica Chastain.


Ad Astra

James Gray’s latest sci-fi drama starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, and Donald Sutherland has been given a January 11, 2019 release date. [Coming Soon]


Avengers 4

The film is currently casting female engineers and secretaries for a flashback set in the 1960's.

Female Engineers: Looking for women who appear to be Caucasian, 20s-50s, to portray 1960s engineers in this VERY small scene. Hair must be period-appropriate: short hair, no longer than shoulder length, no dye, no modern colors or cuts. Must be dress size 0-8.

Must be available for ALL filming dates- Thursday 10/12, Friday 10/13 & Monday 10/16 in Atlanta. A mandatory fitting will be required in Fayetteville on Tuesday 9/26 OR Wednesday 9/27. You MUST be available for both fitting & filming- no exceptions!

Secretaries: Looking for women who appear to be Caucasian, 20s-50s, to portray 1960s secretaries/clerks. Hair must be period-appropriate: no longer than shoulder length, no dye, no modern colors or cuts. Must be dress size 0-8.

Must be available for both filming dates- Tuesday 10/10 + Wednesday 10/11 in Atlanta. A mandatory fitting will be required in Fayetteville on Monday 9/25. You MUST be available for both fitting & filming- no exceptions!


Han Solo

Paul Bettany has wrapped filming, according to yet another update from Ron Howard:


Justice League

Speaking with US Weekly, Ben Affleck stated Batman is actively trying to make friends with the other members of the League, bless his bat-heart

He’s really trying to make it work and develop a good relationship with all of them. He might be a mentor to The Flash.


Coco

Entertainment Weekly has audio clips of the film’s first three songs, “Remember Me”, “Un Poco Loco”, and “The World Es Mi Familia”.


Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

Channing Tatum makes his entrance in the latest clip.


Jigsaw

The Jigsaw Army assembles in a series of character posters. You can see more at Coming Soon.


The Punisher

Jeph Loeb confirmed to MoviePilot that Punisher and Micro will be wheeling about in the infamous Battle Van from the comics.

They travel around in the Battle Van in the comics, so it was important for us to do our version of that. It’s not the Batmobile, but it’s definitely an iconic character that people know.


Doctor Who

We Got This Covered uncovered a synopsis for this year’s Christmas special from the forthcoming DVD.

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realize the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.


Stitchers

After three seasons, Stitchers has been cancelled at Freeform. [TV Guide]


Stranger Things

During the red carpet at the Emmy’s, Ross Duffer stated Eleven will go on “emotional roller coaster ride this season”. [TV Line]


Arrow

During a panel at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Stephen Amell refused to recite the upcoming season’s voiceover, “because me doing the [new Season 6] intro is probably the biggest spoiler that I could possibly drop about the show. I would get in so much trouble.” Amell did reveal there will be a new Arrow suit this year, and despite the events of the season five finale, season six begins with the character as a “very contented individual”.

If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed that I’ve had a little more time off than I normally do. That’s just kind of where the story is this year [and] I’ve really enjoyed it.

[TV Line]

In related news, episode seven of the new season is titled, “Thanksgiving”.


Legends of Tomorrow

Speaking of titles, episode seven of Legends’ next season is titled, “Welcome to the Jungle”. The script appears to have been soiled by a gorilla, possibly indicating that this is where Gorilla Grodd will make his appearance in the show.



Once Upon a Time

Henry is suffering from amnesia in the synopsis for the season premiere, “Hyperion Heights.”

Henry encounters a troubled Cinderella in a later distant realm and is forced to make difficult choices; Henry’s daughter Lucy finds him disillusioned at his home in Seattle and must make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse.|

[Spoiler TV]


The Magicians

Entertainment Weekly has an image of the new season’s invasive, creepy looking fairies.



Rick & Morty

Finally, we learn more about Beth’s childhood in a promo for next week’s episode, “The ABC’s of Beth”.


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