Another Autobot joins Transformers: The Last Knight. Brent Spiner probably won’t be in Star Trek: Discovery. Sleepy Hollow gets a new villain. Plus, Steven Moffat on Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who future, Legends of Tomorrow’s Justice Society gets a swanky emblem, and more Thor: Ragnarok snaps from Mark Ruffalo. Spoilers Now!
Transformers: The Last Knight
The movie’s Facebook page has revealed that Hot Rod will be in the film.
Mark Ruffalo celebrated wrapping on the film with a few more snaps from the set.
A moderately NSFW clip has been released, contemplating the sexual connotations of the hot dog/hot dog bun relationship.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Tyler Hoechlin on set, performing Superman’s iconic costume change from mild-mannered Clark Kent into the Man of Tomorrow.
Original comic creator Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that season 2 of the superhero show will be its last.
Steven Moffatt says that as far as his writing of season 10 is concerned, Peter Capaldi is staying on with the show after his own departure, saying in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine:
I have no reason to suppose that I’m writing out a Doctor. Peter is loving the role, and long may he do so.
Jeremy Davies has been cast as the show’s new villain, Malcolm Dreyfuss:
...an eccentric and outspoken tech mogul who became a billionaire before the age of 30, and has since been seeking other worlds to conquer. In many ways, he is a dark mirror to Tom Mison’s Crane, since he represents capitalism and democracy gone awry — a perversion of the American dream that Crane and the Founding Fathers fought so hard to establish.
Chai Romruen has joined the cast as Ilan, “a Grounder haunted by the horrors he committed while under Alie’s control.” [Deadline]
Star Trek: Discovery
We have reached the point in a new Star Trek series’ life wherein every previous Star Trek cast member is asked if they’re going to be on the show. Here’s Brent Spiner:
We talked about Discovery and what his plans are for it. But I don’t know that it’s for me to divulge anything that he wants to do. I’m not sure if I’d want to be a part of it, having done, at this point, 180-some hours of Star Trek. But I’d certainly like to work with Bryan Fuller.
Spiner also elaborated on what makes Fuller’s approach to the franchise different:
Bryan comes at it from a completely different point of view than a lot of people who have created Star Trek in the past, all of them being, by the way, very bright and creative people. Bryan comes from a much more emotional place — from the heart, really. And, at this point, that’s a nice, refreshing way to go with it.
Justice League Action
According to producer Butch Lukic, there are over 150 DC comics characters featured in the first season—60 heroes and 40 villains, and the rest are supporting characters and sub-villains. [CBR]
Syfy has released air dates for several of its shows airing next month and beyond. Z Nation returns for a third season on September 16th, Van Helsing begins September 23rd, Channel Zero on September 27th, and then Incorporated on November 30th. [EW]
Legends of Tomorrow
Finally, Marc Guggenheim has revealed the logo for the show’s take on the Justice Society of America.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.