Katee Sackhoff returns to The Mandalorian for season three. Vecna will be extra-pissed when Stranger Things’ fifth season begins. Plus, a peek at The Boys season finale, James Gunn teases a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday album(?!), and so much more. Spoilers, ho!
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2
In conversation with THR, Jason Reitman confirmed Ernie Hudson will have a larger role in the next Ghostbusters movie.
The character of Winston Zeddemore and Zeddemore Industries figures strongly into the future of Ghostbusters.
Final Destination 6
In a new interview with Dread Central, series creator Jeffrey Reddick teased the next Final Destination movie won’t “follow the formula” of the previous five.
I will say that it’s not just going to be another kind of ‘we set up a group of people, they cheat death, and then just death gets them.’ And there’s one wrinkle that we kind of added to every movie to kind of like change it up a little bit: this one is…a true Final Destination movie, but it doesn’t follow that kind of formula that we’ve kind of established. I’m really excited with the story that I can’t tell you about.
Jordan Peele finally confirmed what Nope is about in a new interview with Empire Magazine (via /Film).
Nope! [Laughs] No, no, I can answer this. If I can’t, I’m in the wrong place, am I not? I started off wanting to make a film that would put an audience in the immersive experience of being in the presence of a UFO. And I wanted to make a spectacle, something that would promote my favourite art form and my favourite way of watching that art form: the theatrical experience. As I started writing the script, I started to dig into the nature of spectacle, our addiction to spectacle, and the insidious nature of attention. So that’s what it’s about. And it’s about a brother and sister, and healing their relationship.
Meanwhile, Universal has released a tie-in website for Jupiter’s Claim, the Old West-themed tourist trap much of the film is set.
The Woman King
Vanity Fair has photos of Viola Davis in The Woman King ahead of the full trailer releasing later today.
‘The Woman King’ tells the story of the Agoji, a real-life army of women warriors who defended the powerful West African kingdom of Dahomey for centuries—and whom history has largely forgotten.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 5, 2022
— The Woman King (@WomanKingMovie) July 5, 2022
Nick Cutter’s horror novel The Troop enjoys a low-budget film adaptation in the trailer for The Breach, a project produced by Slash from Guns ‘N Roses and directed by the founder of Rue Morgue magazine.
According to James Clement on the latest episode of the Weekly Planet podcast, both Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox are set to return for the Echo series at Disney+.
Yep, Daredevil is in it for three episodes, as in Charlie Cox. Kingpin, Vinnie D’Onofrio is in four. The Kingpin storyline is building up to him running for mayor of New York City. Apparently, he’s going to be wearing an eye patch because he was shot in the head in Hawkeye… Daredevil is also going to be rocking a red and black suit and is looking for Jessica Jones.
Jamie Campbell Bower confirmed to Coming Soon that Vecna is “pissed” following the events of Stranger Things’ fourth season.
He’s pissed [laughs]. If you thought he wasn’t pissed before he’s pissed now. Yeah, the vengeance. If it were me on a personal level, if I’m talking about if somebody did that to me, I’m coming for you.
Amazon has cancelled Night Sky after one season.
Empire Magazine has a few new photos of Tatiana Maslany and Jameela Jamil in She-Hulk.
— She-Hulk Updates (@shehuIkupdates) July 5, 2022
— She-Hulk Daily (@shehulkdaily) July 5, 2022
— She-Hulk Daily (@shehulkdaily) July 5, 2022
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
James Gunn also confirmed the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will enjoy its own Awesome Mix soundtrack.
Will there ever. https://t.co/i5NAR8ahmz
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 5, 2022
Katee Sackhoff is now filming reshoots on The Mandalorian’s third season.
The Supernatural prequel series premieres Tuesday, October 11 on The CW.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Set photos of Camp Half-Blood from the upcoming Percy Jackson series at Disney+ have also surfaced.
Set pics show training grounds and props (archery, punching bags?) of Camp Half-Blood on a huge land of field at Aldergrove, Vancouver.
The photographer saw a bunch of hobbit type houses (the cabins likely) deep in the forest. Production is on a 20 acre land with the forest. pic.twitter.com/96TznGLEnp
— Percy Jackson Disney+ News (@updatespercy) July 6, 2022
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Captain Pike serves brunch in photos from “A Quality of Mercy,” this week’s episode of Strange New Worlds. Head over to Spoiler TV for more.
Motherland: Fort Salem
The unit holds a seance in the trailer for “Happy Yule!,” next week’s episode of Motherland: Fort Salem.
Tom Swift and Barclay develop an antitoxin in the trailer for “…And the Book of Isaac.”
The Orville: New Horizons
Hulu has released an especially dramatic trailer for this week’s episode of The Orville.
Finally, The Boys’ third season draws to a close in the trailer for this week’s episode.
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