Updates From Joker, the Picard Series, and More

Every day with news about the new Picard show is Captain Picard Day in our hearts.
Every day with news about the new Picard show is Captain Picard Day in our hearts.
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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Michael Peña has joined the cast of the Fantasy Island adaptation. James Gunn’s next project has allegedly been delayed. Rebecca Romijn gives us a better look yet at her Star Trek: Discovery character. Plus, a new look at Flash’s next big villain, and what’s in store for Black Lightning and Arrow. Spoilers, away!

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Fantasy Island

THR reports Ant-Man actor Michael Peña will take over the role of Ricardo Montalban’s Mr. Roarke in the film adaptation of Fantasy Island.


The Batman

A new rumor from That Hashtag Show suggests English actor Jack O’Connell is currently up for a “lead role” in Matt Reeve’s The Batman.

Pet Sematary

According to Entertainment Weekly, Obssa Ahmed (The Expanse) is playing Victor Pascow, the undead college student haunting Dr. Louis Creed.



The Wrap reports Sony has pushed back James Gunn’s “secret” horror film BrightBurn from November 30 to May 24, 2019. The Possession of Hannah Grace will fill its previously announced November slot.



A set video from the New York City subway sees the Joker leisurely strolling past the police officers searching for him.


The Beast takes shape on a crunchy new motion poster released to tease a new trailer.


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Hiccup learns he’s destined to bridge a dragon/human alliance in a new clip from New York Comic Con.

High Life

Astronaut Robert Pattison tries to keep his crew from going insane in a brief new teaser for Claire Denis’ upcoming sci-fi drama, High Life.

Lord of the Rings

In a recent interview with Comic Book, Peter Jackson indicated he has no involvement with Amazon’s upcoming TV series.

I’m kind of looking forward to it. I was a guy who didn’t get to see the Lord of the Rings like everybody else because I had to make it, so I’m looking forward to seeing somebody else’s take on the Tolkien world.


Star Trek: Picard

Executive producer Heather Kadin confirmed to Trek Movie that “multiple seasons” are being planned for the new Picard-focused Star Trek series, and it’s not just a one-off return for Jean-Luc.


What We Do in the Shadows

During a panel at New York Comic Con, executive producer Paul Simms teased a story arc in which the cast meet the “cooler” vampires of Manhattan.

They sort of think that Staten Island is all of New York or maybe even all of America, but there’s a whole story where they go into Manhattan for the first time to meet the Manhattan vampires, who are a little bit cooler than they are.



Star Trek: Discovery

Rebecca Romijn gave us our another look at her portrayal of Majel Barrett’s Number One on Instagram.



Aliens land in Arcadia in the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s latest animated series, 3Below.


The students at Salvatore Academy are lightning their ex’s on fire in a new promo for Legacies.


The Flash

Comic Book Movie has our first official photo of Chris Klein as Cicada.

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Constantine: City of Demons

The CW has released a short trailer for next Monday’s animated Constantine special, which promises an additional sneak peek at the new season of Legends of Tomorrow.

Black Lightning

The CW has also released a long overdue trailer for the second season of Black Lightning.

Meanwhile, China Anne McClain took a few minutes to discuss Jennifer’s relationships with Anissa and Khalil in a new interview with KSiteTV.


Finally, Team Arrow contends with the Longbow Hunters while Oliver is busy defending himself from his fellow inmates in the latest trailer for season seven.


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James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Did anyone doubt that CBS is planning on making the Picard Trek for as long as it makes money?

The number of people (including myself) who signed up for All Access for Disco, then promptly cancelled after the season (because I’m not watching CSI: Our Town or whatever else CBS has these days) might actually have gotten the attention of CBS execs (hence Short Treks, too, I guess).