An unlikely actor is rumored to take over the role of Boba Fett. An Adventure Time movie is still in the works. Agent Carter casts four big new characters. Plus, Seth Green throws cold water on a Howard The Duck movie, and NYCC sizzle reels for Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. To Me, My Spoilers!
Over the weekend, a completely out-there rumor began circulating that the Inhumans movieâ€”the Marvel movie that Agents of SHIELD has been teasing for the past yearâ€”has been cancelled.
Supposedly this cancellation is due to a power play on the part of Marvel movie boss Kevin Feige, who recently wrested total control over the Marvel movies away from overall Marvel supremo Ike Perlmutter. And now Feige wants to deny the Marvel TV department (still run by Perlmutter) the â€œgetâ€ of introducing the Inhumans ahead of a big movie. This rumor comes via Bleeding Cool.
But Birth Movies Death has cast some doubt on the idea that the Inhumans movie is cancelled. Their sources claim that Adam McKay, following his writing credit on Ant-Man, has been repeatedly approached to direct The Inhumansâ€”and is eager to do so. As ever with rumors like these, itâ€™s best to take them with a sprinkling of salt for now.
Star Wars: Rogue One
Producer Simon Kinberg discusses the importance of the film having a female protagonist:
I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s calculated. Part of what we all want to do is make movies that look like the world we live in. Over half the world we live in is female, and we donâ€™t live in an all-white world. The moviegoing world looks like our world. That hasnâ€™t always been true in big-budget movies. Certainly, there are female protagonists, but very few in big-budget movies. In the past, theyâ€™ve tended to be pretty whitewashed.
Boba Fett Anthology
F. Gary Gray is bring rumored to be in talks to direct the second Star Wars anthology film, purportedly a Boba Fett-focused film, previously slated to be helmed by Josh Trank. But alongside Grayâ€™s involvement comes a far bigger rumor: that Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan is also being attached to the film, to play none other than the lead Bounty Hunter himself. [Meet the Movie Press]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams says that Disney arenâ€™t attempting to â€œDisney-fyâ€ the film, during a talk with Vanity Fair, adding that he has the final say on the filmâ€™s theatrical cut:
I cannot say enough about how Bob Iger and Alan Horn have understood this thing that is now part of the Disney company. And theyâ€™re not trying to Disney-fy it, theyâ€™re not doing anything other than, I think, an incredibly smart thing, which is letting Kathleen Kennedy â€” who is a remarkable person and producer â€” run and lead Lucasfilm to a place where I think it wants to go. They let us make the movie we wanted to make.
Howard The Duck
Seth Greenâ€”who briefly voiced Howard in his Guardians of the Galaxy cameoâ€”says that another film starring the Duck is not happening (as far as he knows):
Nobody has said anything to me about that. The truth is, Gunn and I are buddies from Scooby-Doo. So, the whole Howard the Duck thing, and me getting to be that was a last minute, â€˜who do I know who is in town who can do this on this date before the color print delivers?â€™ Nobody is thinking about a Howard the Duck movie. I love that people are running with it. But you know, itâ€™s not going to happen. The most I can imagine, and you canâ€™t quote me, because itâ€™s not based in fact, but the most I can imagine is that the character could cameo at some point in some other thing. Like, we saw Cosmo already. So there is going to be some kind of rocket offshoot, right? Some kind of outer galactic mayhem. You can imagine that Howard would cameo in that. But heâ€™ll never have a standalone movie again.
Speaking at NYCC, Executive Producer Adam Muto has confirmed once again that creator (and former writer) Pendelton Ward is working on a premise for a movie based on the smash hit animated series. [CBR]
The Heavy Metal comic about vampires living in a nuclear wasteland as they attempt to go to spaceâ€”due to debut in Decemberâ€”is allegedly already being turned into a feature film. [CBR]
The Last Witch Hunter 2
A sequel to the upcoming Vin Diesel supernatural action movie is already in the works. [CBR]
In perhaps the least surprising news, at New York Comic Conâ€™s Firefly cast reunion panel, the cast expressed a desire to create a second season of the show:
â€œFull-time, please,â€ [Fillion] responded, alluding to a desire for stability after the tumult of the original run.
Jewel Staite, who played Kaylee Frye, agreed. â€œOtherwise they would cast new people.â€
â€œAnd nobody wants that,â€ joked Gina Torres, who played ZoÃ« Washburne, as the crowd cheered in agreement.
Daredevil comics villain Nuke/Frank Simpson, a psychotic supersoldier with the American Flag tattooed on his face, plays a part in the seriesâ€”played by actor Wil Traval, whoâ€™s character was previously teased as a Police Officer. [CBR]
Ash vs Evil Dead
Bruce Campbell is convinced the show will get a second season:
Thereâ€™s no official announcement, but weâ€™ve had to do things to get ready for a second season that they have allowed us to do. Like keeping warehouses and extending leases, so all the indications are there.
Look, we got a second season the minute there were 15 million views on Facebook for the trailer. That was our second season right there, I can tell you right now. They were like, â€˜Got it! We know this show now!â€™ They were finally convinced of its following.
Entertainment Weekly are reporting the show has cast four new characters. Wynn Everett will play Whitney Frost, the previously teased villain Madame Masque, while Currie Graham will play Frostâ€™s husband Calvin Chadwick, a â€œhigh-powered businessmanâ€.
Reggie Austin has been cast as Jason Wilkes, â€œa quirky, yet charismatic scientist who instantly charms Peggy â€” and potentially becomes her new love interestâ€, and finally, Lotte Verbeek will play Ana Jarvis: the â€œfree-spiritedâ€ wife of Edwin Jarvis, who becomes a close friend of Peggy during her time in Los Angeles.
Bad news (?): the show has been cancelled. [TV Line]
Patrick Ness discusses his recently announced Doctor Who spinoff:
I want to have new things that maybe we havenâ€™t seen before. Thatâ€™s my goal. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m aiming for â€” shock you with something new. Something like the Weeping Angels, which I think are great, are brand new. Steven Moffat invented them a couple seasons ago. Thereâ€™s not going to be any weeping angels on â€˜Class,â€™ but Iâ€™m just saying that theyâ€™re something new to the Doctor Who universe that are just awesome, and I would like to do that.
Bradley Cooper will reprise his role again as Eddie Morra in the sixth episode of the show. [TV Guide]
Chris Carter once again discussed why the decision was made to split Mulder and Scully up going into the revival:
It was a conscious thing. We wanted to be true to the passage of time and Scully and Mulder have had their difficulties.
David Duchovny discusses how the cast slipped back into their roles for the show during the seriesâ€™ panel at NYCC. Included below that clip are an extra three highlight reel clips from the full panel.
Mark Hamill has inadvertently let slip that he will return as the Trickster in the showâ€™s second season, following a picture taken of himself with a member of the crew during filming circulating on social media. Hamill acknowledged his return in a since-deleted tweet. [CBR]
Get a better look at the villainous Zoom and some new metahumans in the showâ€™s NYCC sizzle reel.
Likewise, Arrow also released a sizzle reel at NYCC, teasing the rest of the showâ€™s fourth season.
Finally, hereâ€™s Gothamâ€™s sizzle reel from New York Comic Con, recapping the second season so far and teasing Michael Chiklisâ€™s new character Nathaniel Barnes.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Agents of SHIELD.