The Tales from the Crypt reboot may be doomed. Teddy Sears teases a potential return on The Flash. Kara might be getting a visit from her old boss in the near future on Supergirl. There are tons of new pictures from Alien: Covenant, and a new cast member is confirmed. Plus, what’s to come on Grimm and Sleepy Hollow. Spoilers Now!
Avengers: Infinity War
A new casting call for the movie’s extras also includes an extensive list of the heroes for the moving, adding a few more expected characters. Here’s the long, long list:
Starring in “Avengers: Infinity War” is BAFTA Award nominee Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin as Thanos, Saturn Award Winner Chris Pratt as Star Lord / Peter Quill, Teen Choice Awards nominee Sebastian Stan as Bucky, four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, ALMA Award winner Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Empire Award winner Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, two-time Saturn Award nominee Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, BAFTA Awards nominee Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet, four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Vin Diesel as Groot, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, British Independent Film Awards nominee Benedict Wong as Wong, Action on Film Award winner Dave Bautista as Drax, BAFTA Film Award nominee Paul Bettany as Vision, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award winner Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, three-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk, and two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man.
While it’s unsurprising that the Guardians, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel are along for the ride—although the Guardians seem to be missing their new member Mantis—most interesting to note is the absence of Spider-Man in the proceedings. Could he be being saved for the follow-up film? Is this a complete list? We’ll have to wait and see. [Screen Rant]
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Lt. Connix—a minor role in The Force Awakens played by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd—will have a slightly larger role in the next movie, according to Lourd herself. [StarWarsNews.Net]
In an interview for Why Him?, James Franco basically confirmed that he’s been cast in the film.
Here are a few more teaser pictures from the film’s twitter account:
Speaking of which, Entertainment Weekly also has a picture of Katherine Waterson as Daniels.
Jekyll: The Movie
Steven Moffat confirms he’s involved in the movie adaptation of his modern Jekyll & Hyde re-imagining.
Yes, I’m involved a bit. It’s all being talked about at the moment. We’ll see, we’ll see. I’ve got quite a lot on! But I’m attached to it, as an exec, and there is a screenplay. And you know what movies are like.
Excellent news: TV Line reports that while Calista Flockhart is not currently scheduled to return to the show during season two as Cat Grant, there are rumors she could appear a multi-episode stint in the spring.
Tales from the Crypt
Bloody-Disgusting reports the series may have already been canceled before it even gets off the ground, citing claims that budget issues have caused the project to cease development—however, nothing has been confirmed quite yet.
Teddy Sears says we haven’t seen the last of Zoom—or, specifically, his latest incarnation, the Black Flash:
Zoom has been transformed into Black Flash, who has quite a place in the mythology of The Flash. He’s like the grim reaper for speedsters. Andrew Kreisberg, the head writer and EP, has talked about their interest in having a Black Flash return at some point in the series.
Den of Geek spoke to showrunner Steven Moffat and star Peter Capaldi about the Christmas special:
How ingrained to you, when you come to write Doctor Who, is the reachability of it for a younger audience? That you give them something they can copy, and play?
SM: Very much. I always say you have to be able to draw the monster. We talk a lot about what’s the playground game? That doesn’t mean we take it simply. Doctor Whostories can be complicated, and can be emotional. But it means you have to keep in mind the slightly different, more intense, more emotional way that kids watch television. At its heart, it is a children’s programme. One that adults absolutely love. But that’s who it belongs to. There isn’t a Holby City lunchbox, or if there is, they’ve probably not sold very many! It’s their show, and I feel very strongly about that. But that doesn’t mean it’s dumb. Children’s television has to be challenging. You have to stay ahead of these things. Kids, let’s be clear, are smarter than us.
PC: It’s also very clear when you’re acting that that’s the challenge of it. You have to be able to entertain six year olds and 80-year olds, and everything in between. That’s quite tricky, because sometimes there’s a conflict. If you’re aiming for a truthfulness about something, that may be a consequence of your mature experience as an actor, you may come across something that’s broadly comic, or too sentimental or whatever. But then you realise, no, this programme is for children, as well as for adults. This moment is one they will reach more quickly, and it’s more accessible to them. So do it: be funny, be silly, be sad, juggle all of those things. That’s the challenge of it.
Here’s a synopsis for episode two of the upcoming season, “Trust Me Knot.”
Hank and Wu find a solution to stop Renard while Nick is still on the run. Adalind receives a phone call that throws her into the middle of everything. Back at the spice shop, Monroe and Rosalee’s adventure in babysitting takes an interesting turn when Diana (guest star Hannah R. Loyd) demonstrates her power. Meanwhile, Eve and Trubel (Jacqueline Tobani) work to solve the mystery of the cloth found while healing the sick.
Likewise, here’s the synopsis for the second episode of the upcoming fourth season, “In Plain Sight.”
After a big discovery, Crane and Jenny struggle with breaking some difficult news to Diana. Meanwhile, the team learns that there may be witchcraft involved in a new case. Can Crane find a way to tell Diana what he knows?
Finally, here’s a suitably mind-blowing new poster for the show. [Comicbook.com]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.