There are more rumors about Supergirl’s tumultuous renewal chances. Ben Affleck gets even more involved with the Justice League movie. The Warcraft film shows off its magic. A familiar face is returning to Arrow. Plus new Game of Thrones teases, and the first story details for The Mummy reboot. Spoilers get!
Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show, Sharon Stone has confirmed she has a role in a future Marvel movie:
I am going to do a Marvel movie. I’m just doing a wee part in a Marvel movie, upcoming, and I can’t tell, because you know, you have to sign confidentiality agreements. But I’m going to do a wee part in a Marvel movie now. That’s it.
Naturally, this has lead to a lot of wild speculation, but the wildest? Cinemablend posits that Stone could be playing Hope’s mother and original Wasp Janet Van Dyne, returned from the Quantum Realm—simply because she describes the part as being “wee.” But as ever, feel free to speculate away in the comments. [Coming Soon]
Claudia Kim has apparently been cast in the role of Arra Champignon, a character from two Marvel tie-in comics to the Stephen King series, but described by the Tracking Board as a “kind” otherworldly woman with psychic abilities.
Filming on the new movie is expected to begin in October. [MovieWeb]
The first, unsurprising synopsis for the film has been released:
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Ben Affleck has expanded is role beyond merely being Batman in the film, and will now be an executive producer as well. [Deadline]
Michael Giacchino will score the film. [/Film]
Elise Neal is the latest actor to join the film in an undisclosed role. [Variety]
Here’s another new character spot, this time for apprentice mage Khadgar.
Speaking of spots, here are two short ones focusing on Magneto and Mystique, respectively.
Another new poster for the horror film has been released. [Shock Till You Drop]
New images from the scifi/historical neck-stabbing simulator video game adaptation have been released—find more at the link. [Coming Soon]
Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) has told audiences at Justice Squad Con that he’ll be returning to the show for several episodes in the fifth season. [Spoiler TV]
The role of Mad Sweeney, formerly played by Sean Harris, will be recast following the departure of Harris from the production due personal issues. [Deadline]
Rumors about the show’s renewal woes continue, this time with reports from Deadline that the show’s production could move from Los Angeles to Vancouver (where the other Greg Berlanti-produced superhero shows like Flash are already filmed) to save money. Deadline further adds that a shorter run at CBS is being considered to cut costs, while several networks are showing interest in purchasing the show.
Anne Heche and James Tupper have been cast in the main roles of Karen and Joshua Copeland in Syfy’s new supernatural post-apocalypse series, about a family trying to survive after civilization collapses following a series of natural disasters. [Deadline]
Here’s an incredibly brief synopsis for the show’s season two finale:
THE FLASH VS. ZOOM – After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.
Synopses for the next two episodes, “Book of the Stranger” and “The Door,” have been released:
“Book of the Stranger”—Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) strikes a deal. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) undertake a difficult task. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) try to improve their situation.
“The Door”—Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) learns a great deal. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) goes on a mission. Arya (Maisie Williams) is given a chance to prove herself.
Here are a few new posters, inspired by Glenn Fabry’s original covers for the comics. [ComingSoon]
Finally, Clayface comes to Gotham in a gallery of new images from “A Legion of Horribles”—you can find more at the link. [CBR]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.