New Avengers 4 set pictures feature a SHIELD reunion. Detective Pikachu adds a new character. Legends of Tomorrow could be paying a visit to a former President’s teenage years. Plus, new pictures from Supergirl, and wild speculation about another comic character appearing in the next Spider-Man movie. Spoilers now!
Cloverfield III/The God Particle
Start your ARG-engines, because a viral marketing campaign posted to Reddit encourages readers to check out what’s going on over at http://tagruato.jp/, a website for a fictional mining company that’s been used in previous ARGs leading up to the original Cloverfield — unscrambled, the message reads:
Tokyo – January 18 2018 Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology In what Ceo Ganu Yoshida called a technological great leap foreward for our planet This renewable technology will take at least 4 year to complete with along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by april 18 2028
A second URL is also hidden in the message, leading to a scrambled video loop of a woman in glasses and some obscured dialogue. Commence speculation!
The venerable Ken Watanabe has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu as Detective Yoshida, a brand-new character created for the movie. [THR]
Set photos from Just Jared confirm Nick Fury and Maria Hill will appear in, presumably, the fourth Avengers movie — namely, to rendezvous in a busy city street while witnessing something horrifying off in the distance.
Spider-Man: Homecoming II
That Hashtag Show claims the film is looking to cast a European actress in her 20's to play an undisclosed “femme fatale,” which they go on to wildly speculate the character could either be Black Cat or Silver Sable, given the fact that Sony has a movie planned for both characters, or even some version of Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman.
Untitled Reed Morano/Kathleen Kennedy Collaboration
Speaking with THR, Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) revealed she’s had a meeting with Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy to discuss “adventure movies.”
[Kathleen Kennedy is] amazing. We’re talking about adventure movies, and I’m not even remembering that she produced Goonies. Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that she produced. Anyway, it was a great meeting. Obviously, I can’t say anything about what else we were talking about.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
A new TV spot features even more giant robot on giant monster action.
Charlotte Rampling plays an aristocratic prison warden in the latest TV spot for Red Sparrow.
Lara Croft runs, jumps, slides and borrows two handguns from Nick Frost in the latest Tomb Raider TV spot, which is pretty much a shortened amalgam of the first two trailers.
Legends of Tomorrow
TV Line reports Keiynan Lonsdale will officially become a series regular by episode thirteen of season three. The outlet has also learned that an upcoming episode in the season will involve the Legends meeting a young Barack Obama during his years at Occidental College.
TV Line also has word that Shannon Kook (Zane from Degrassi: The Next Generation) will appear in the season five finale of The 100. Further details on Kook’s character are currently under wraps.
The pilot script for the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy saga is finished, according to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich on Twitter.
Everyone’s either been knocked unconscious or getting yelled at in new photos from episode 12, “For Good.” More available at Flickering Myth.
Meanwhile, in Star City, Cayden James is manipulating the city’s electronics in the trailer for this week’s episode, “We Fall.”
Agents of SHIELD
Finally, the Kree strike back in the trailer for “Best Laid Plans,” this week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD.
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