The Witcher could be heading to the big screen. Jurassic World won’t just have a sequel, it’s now part of a trilogy. Casting calls reveal The CW’s subversive take on Archie for Riverdale. Plus, oodles of new photos from Doctor Strange filming, new Jessica Jones pictures, and clips from Agents of SHIELD and Star Wars Rebels. Spoilers!
Heroic Hollywood claims to have uncovered the core of the movie’s plot, and the goal of the purported villain of the movie, Ares. Ares is apparently on the hunt for a mystical sword of the Gods that will grant him untold power—but to unlock the sword’s power, the deity incites a potential third world war to absorb malevolent psychic power.
After the climax of the movie and Ares’ defeat, the sword is apparently lost, and Diana’s quest to find it and keep it safe is what sets up her story, going into the events of Batman v Superman.
Olga Kurleyenko will star in Niall Johnson’s robot thriller. Kurleyenko will play an android version of the main character Mason’s dead wife, created by him to keep him company on a mission to Neptune. [Coming Soon]
A movie based on the video game adaptations of Andrzej Sapowski’s fantasy novels is in the works at The Sean Daniel Company. [Coming Soon]
Jurassic World 2
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley says that the sequel is actually the middle part of a new Jurassic trilogy:
There’s no reason why we should [have trouble]. [Director] Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline. He’s been working with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It’s a happy surprise.
The Good Dinosaur
Arlo faces his fears in a new clip from the film.
Following yesterday’s first image of Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Nepal, a bevy of pictures have made it to the internet of the actor filming scenes in a busy street as scruffy Stephen Strange:
Here’s two new character posters for Anduin Lothar and Durotan. [Comic Book]
ARCHIE ANDREWS | A high school sophomore, the redhead is still boyishly handsome but “pumped and looking good after working construction for his dad during the summer.” Archie is grappling with heavy issues and juggling the interest of several girls while discovering his passion for writing and performing music against his father and his football coach’s better wishes. Oh, and he’s harboring more than one dark, terrible secret.
BETTY COOPER | The blonde and pretty sophomore is described as having “some self-esteem issues and affinity for Adderall.” Eager-to-please, wholesome and studious, Betty has a super-crush on her longtime best bud, Archie. But tired of being the “perfect” everything, she turns to her new friend, Veronica, for life advice. Betty has an emotionally brittle mom, a goth-like sister and a coveted spot on the cheerleading squad — though with certain conditions….
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Smoke Sex Magic
NBC has announced plans to develop a new series about a pair of sisters “who inherit their mother’s popular restaurant, only to discover that the secret to their mother’s cooking was black magic”. [Deadline]
Rhiannon Fish has been cast as Ontari, a warrior who is allied with the grounders. [The Wrap]
UK broadcaster ITV has released a synopsis for the first episode of its Frankenstein adaptation:
London 1827: River Thames at night - a smuggling operation is underway – suddenly, a river police launch is bearing down on the smugglers and a fight breaks out, followed by a furious chase to the shore.
John Marlott, a senior river police officer and veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, paces the shoreline of the Thames reviewing the aftermath. A sharp police whistle draws his attention towards a small shape lying at the waters edge. As he approaches he sees it is the body of a child, a young girl around 10 years of age. Her body is covered in crude sutures, and is a horrifying sight. He reaches down to touch the dead hand – but in a moment of terror, the hand grabs him back!
The dreadful corpse is brought to the urgent attention of the Home Secretary, Sir Robert Peel, who summons Marlott, and tells him that he wants him to undertake a private investigation. The leading surgeon at St Bart’s hospital in Smithfield, Sir William Chester, tells Marlott that the corpse was made up of seven or eight bodies stitched together.
The Doctor is on the hunt for Clara in a new clip from “The Zygon Inversion”.
A gallery of pictures from “Enter Zoom” has been released—you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Netflix has released a few more images from the show—you can find a few more at the link. [CBR]
Agents of SHIELD
Rosalind delivers some hard truths to Daisy in a new clip from “Chaos Theory”.
Star Wars Rebels
Hera explains why she became a pilot in a new clip from “Wings of the Master”.
Finally, here’s a new poster for the series. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Batman v Superman.