Jason Blum thinks he could get Robert Englund to return to Nightmare on Elm Street. Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers tease Across the Spider-Verse’s villain, the Spot. Taika Waititi says a nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder was inevitable. Plus, set pictures from Furiosa, and the return of My Hero Academia. Spoilers now!
Deadline reports Josh Segarra (Arrow, The Electric Company) Jack Champion (Avatar: The Way of Water), Liana Liberato (The Beach House), and Devyn Nekoda (Ghostwriter) have joined the cast of Scream 6 in undisclosed roles.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
During a recent interview with ScreenRant, Jason Blum stated he could “make” Robert Englund come back to play Freddy Krueger in a future Elm Street movie, continuing to boast he “could get anyone back” to play their iconic horror characters.
I could make him come back. I could get anyone back. I mean, Ellen Burstyn was 87, I got her back in [the upcoming sequel to] The Exorcist. 75… he’s young.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
David F. Sandberg recently revealed Christophe Beck (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has replaced Benjamin Wallfisch as the composer of Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
That was the plan but schedules got in the way (there are just too many movies being made at once right now). It’s @CBeckOfficial scoring this one and he’s done an amazing job! https://t.co/HJNgmQJbnA
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 10, 2022
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2
Spider-Verse co-director Joaquim Dos Santos discussed the Spot’s “living ink” in a new interview with Cartoon Brew.
Pretty early on we knew the Spot was going to be our main villain. Without an awesome villain, who you sort of can understand with their through-line, you don’t really have a strong story for your main character. So he’s an awesome sort of opposite to Miles. And his living ink really is just, I think we’ve all been saying, it’s not just an effect. It’s artistry come to life. It’s something that can only really happen in animation. You can imagine Spot as a dude in a sock suit in a live-action Spider-Man film. It’s not going to work. It’s just not going to work. So he’s art come to life. He’s the inkwell spilled on the page. It all goes back to sort of comic books and comic book art.
Later in the interview, co-director Kemp Powers echoed his statements, championing the character’s “endless potential.”
From the very beginning he just seemed like endless potential, both visually and arc of the character. Because you know by the way that’s not a costume, that’s his skin. By the way that he’s wearing it you know it’s not a guy in a polka dot suit. That’s actually his skin. So you know, the arc of Dr. Ohnn Spot is one that does really complement, without giving away the story, it really does complement the the journey of Miles in this film really well.
In conversation with Total Film (via Games Radar), Kevin Feige stated it will become clear “in the coming months” where the MCU is heading before it enters Phase 5.
As we’re nearing the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going. I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. We’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap.
Thor: Love & Thunder
In a new interview with Comic Book, Taika Waititi stated it would have been “a crime against humanity” to not include a nude scene with Thor in Love & Thunder.
We all knew we wanted to do it from very early on. That was in the first draft of the script actually and Chris was on board as well. I think you have a body like Chris, like, even he understands. It would just be a waste to not show it off. It would be a crime against humanity. You have to provide for the masses.
Meanwhile, Miek provides a visual aid for Thor’s inspiring speech in a new TV spot.
GamesRadar additionally has new photos of Mantis, Star-Lord, Mighty Thor, and Thor, himself, dressed in an Asgardian take on Jack Burton’s Big Trouble in Little China tanktop.
Cinema Solace has a few behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Furiosa.
First set images of George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy filming in Australia. pic.twitter.com/dajxwYMfCL
— Cinema Solace (@solacecinema) June 18, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
A Wakanda Forever banner was recently spotted at a Cinemark theatre in California.
Trailer coming soon? 👀 pic.twitter.com/hekJyoInBQ
— stan (@StanOficiaI) June 16, 2022
Universal Pictures India also shared the IMAX poster for Jordan Peele’s Nope on Twitter.
— Universal Pictures India (@UniversalIND) June 18, 2022
Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, and Tyler Lawrence Grey have been cast as the four main leads of Wolf Pack, the new series from Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis. Based on the books by Edo Van Belkom, the series follows “a teenage boy, Everett (Jackson), and girl, Blake (Shepard), whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. Wounded in the chaos of its attack, the teens are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two others, fraternal twins Harlan (Grey) and Luna (Robertson), who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them — the bite and blood of a werewolf.” [Deadline]
Untitled Star Wars Series
According to a new rumour from the British tabloid, The Mirror, Millie Bobby Brown has been offered $US12,000,000 ($16,658,400) to star in a new Star Wars series at Disney+.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, David Duchovny stated he’s “always up for more” X-Files, adding series’ creator Chris Carter “doesn’t get enough credit for being prescient.”
I thought the first seven years were enough! But I’m always up for more, clearly. Someone sent me a clip of Joel McHale from the 2016 episodes we did and it’s a spot-on description of where we’re at six years later. I don’t think [X-Files creator] Chris Carter gets enough credit for being [prescient]. Forget about the ins and outs of plots and who gets pregnant or who gets shot. I mean, every show turns into a soap opera, so you have limited options. People are going to die or get pregnant or go to prison, right? Or become president.
I think it’s a little bit in the weeds to worry about characters’ fates, when you realise that Chris somehow made a show in 1993, and again in 2016, that predicted what 2022 would be like. If he wanted to do more, I’d certainly listen to him. I’d say, ‘What have you got?’ Because I want to know the future, too, you know what I mean? And not denigrating Gillian [Anderson]’s feelings about Scully being pregnant or the character. I certainly had misgivings about my character throughout the run. It’s the nature of a long-running thing. But to take the long view, what the show is able to embrace thematically is really the key to its longevity, and if we were to do it again, it’s just a question of: ‘What have we go [sic] to say?’
Unspecified Anne Rice Projects
AMC+’s Dan McDermott recently revealed to Variety the network has “five or six” Anne Rice projects in development including Interview With the Vampire and The Mayfair Witches.
We have other projects that are in development. They’re sort of unofficial right. now, but we really plan to have five or six series in that universe over the next five or six years. And there will be an opportunity to pull characters from different shows and do what we refer to as our ‘all-star’ original series, taking supporting characters and maybe a lead character from one or two shows and doing original series that will be based in the Anne Rice universe.
Deadline also reports Snowpiercer will conclude with its fourth season at TNT.
A new Astro Boy TV series is currently in development from Method Animation and Shibuya Productions.
It’s officially announced Method Animation and Shibuya Productions join forces on the production of a new CGI TV animated series: Astroboy Reboot directed by Thomas Astruc. #Astroboy #tvseries #anime #OsamuTezuka #MethodAnimation @ShibuyaProd @Thomas_Astruc pic.twitter.com/M6Mg9C8cg3
— TezukaProductions(ENG) (@TEZUKA_ENG) June 16, 2022
Hulu also revealed a couple of images from the third season of Solar Opposites, premiering July 13.
— Solar Opposites Returns July 13 🛸 (@solaropposites) June 17, 2022
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Spoiler TV has a very brief synopsis for “The Man Who Sold the World,” the first season finale of The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Secrets are revealed, only to be replaced by deeper mysteries.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Amazon has released an odd tie-in commercial for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in which a little boy “finds his people” after buying a robe online.
The Orville: New Horizons
Finally, “Krill comes first” according to the promo for this week’s episode of The Orville: New Horizons, “Gently Falling Rain.”
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