What You Missed…

Quite a bit of news dropped yesterday and the majority has to deal with casting.

First, everyone is talking about the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer that was released in Brasil.

  1. Happy is flirting with Aunt May and she is not balking and she is ok with him being Spidey. But, Peter needs a break from being the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
  2. Far from home equates to Peter and his schoolmates go on a trip to Europe, but he has left his spidey suit behind in the States.
  3. In Venice, he gets closer to MJ.
  4. Nick Fury pops up with new spidey suits to recruit Peter.
  5. Peter and Mysterio (Mysterio is the name of several fictional characters, supervillains appearing in Marvel Comics) work together to combat the Elementals and Hydroman.

Keep in mind that this could all be a ploy by Mysterio to become a supehero as that is what his modus operandi is in the comics.

Now, fans were confused because of Infintiy War, but…remember that the following timeline exists for the upcoming Marvel movies through Summer 2019.

  • Captain Marvel –  8 March 2019
  • Avengers: Endgame –  26 April 2019 – Remember, this movie ties up all the storylines of the first 10 years of Marvel movies. Did you notice that Doctor Strange actually said ‘Endgame’ in Infinity War?
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home –  5 July 2019

Because Far From Home comes after Endgame, it stands to reason that Peter survives and this may be the reason why Peter wants to take a break from being Spider-Man.

While we are talking about Spider-Man, speculation is running high that with the announcement of Venom 2 getting a new screenwriter via Games Radar…Spidey may be involved. Discussing Film (via IGN) interviewed Jeff Pinker and this is what he had to say:

“Without revealing anything I’m not allowed to reveal,” Pinker teases, “It is not impossible that in a future, upcoming Venom movie, Spider-Man will play a significant role.”

While we are talking about Marvel properties, Marvel confirmed that a Doctor Strange sequel is officially happening. Variety

In regards to the Marvel properties that air on Netflix, Variety states that there is a clause in the agreement between Marvel and Netflix that prohibits the characters in these shows from appearing in anything other than Netflix “for at least two years after cancellation.” This clause also includes films.

Casting News:

Steven Yeun has joined Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone. The title of the episode he will star in is “The Traveler.” Yahoo

DC announced that Joel McHale will be playing Starman in the DC streaming service’s Stargirl.

Joel McHale plays rich socialite Sylvester Pemberton, aka Starman. A courageous and confident Super Hero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America—DC’s original Super Hero team, which first appeared in ALL STAR COMICS #3 in 1940. Starman wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the Cosmic Staff. His longtime partner is his sidekick, Stripesy, better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.

Ali Wong has joined the cast of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). She will play an ancillary character in the Gotham Police Force that is close to Renee Montoya. The Wrap

Chris Messina has also joined the cast of the Birds of Prey movie. He will play Victor Zsasz, who is a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims and is working with the Black Mask aka Ewan McGregor. Deadline

Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be back on Supernatural as Papa Winchester in the 300th episode of the longest running show on The CW. People

Miley Cyrus is returning to acting. She mentioned in an interview with Howard Stern that she will be in an episode of Black Mirror. In regards to the character:

“There’s a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it’s already kind of eerie when you’re there the whole time.”

In Development:

After the Elseworlds finished, finding out that a Batwoman pilot was in the works was no surprise. Here is the synopsis for the pilot.

In a Gotham suffering in Batman’s absence, Batwoman is a dark DC Comics drama following the journey of Kate Kane as she dons a cape, cowl, and detective’s hat to save her city. But Kate’s personal life proves just as complicated as she grapples with a fractured family, a rookie team, and unattainable love. SpoilerTV

By the by, Syfy has an interesting article about the possibility of the Green Arrow being killed off at the end of the 2019 Crisis crossover. I think that it would be a smart move, but we also saw that in Elseworld’s crossover, that there is a chance that Oliver Queen dies and Diggle takes over. We shall see, but this speculative talk is fun to read.

Photo by Joey Nicotra on Unsplash

 

The Mandalorian Adds to Cast and More Casting News

Star Wars announced the names of additional cast for the highly anticipated series that follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, played by Game of Thrones fave Pedro Pascal, in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

We knew of Gina Carano and Nick Nolte, but we learned of the following additions:

  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Emily Swallow
  • Carl Weathers
  • Omid Abtahi
  • Werner Herzog

Outside of Pedro Pascal’s character, we still do not know of the particulars for the other characters.

Deadline stated that Ian Ziering has been cast as a Hollywood has-been named Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. the Blue Devil.

Here is a little info about the character?

Dan Cassidy was working as a stuntman and special effects specialist in Hollywood when he created the Blue Devil full body suit, complete with a built in exoskeleton, specifically designed for the Blue Devil movie being produced by Verner Brothers Studios.

During filming on île du Diable, the demon Nebiros was accidentally unleashed from within an ancient temple and, thinking Cassidy was an actual demon, tried to drain his demonic powers with blasts of magic. Instead, the blasts permanently bonded the suit to Cassidy. This unnatural fusion of magic and technology caused Cassidy to experience unusual events and draw the attention of otherworldly beings, a condition known in occult circles as a “weirdness magnet”.

Horrified at the prospect of being stuck in the suit forever, Cassidy sought ways to separate himself from it, becoming a reluctant super hero along the way.

Cassidy was eventually transformed into an actual demon after making a deal with the demon Neron. Regretting the deal, Blue Devil decided to fight occult evil, often alongside the other members of Shadowpact. Wikipedia

The Letter for the King has added to it’s cast.

The novel is by Tonke Dragt and the tale is of one boy’s battle against evil set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship.

Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.

A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains–a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter . . .

Tiuri’s journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places. From David Fickling Books.

Amir Wilson, Ruby Serkis, and Nathanael Saleh will lead the cast. Deadline

Superhero Scoop: Season 2 Trailer of Iron Fist and What’s Up with Pennyworth?

Yep! There is the outfit we all know and love from the comics!

The trailer is much darker in tone, which is interesting because Danny has typically embraced a much lighter in tone persona. This is a guy who looks like he regrets getting the Iron Fist. But, since he has it, his ultimate goal is to try to just keep the mean streets of New York City peaceful. His main obstacles in this second season are:

  1. Davos, who is hell-bent on getting the Iron Fist power back. Especially after seeing what happened to Kunlun.
  2. The Meachums. We saw Joy in the trailer and it will be interesting to see her plot line play out. We also know that Ward will be in the second season.

Luckily for Colleen and Danny, they have Misty to aid them in their plight.

We learned a few months ago that Bruce Wayne’s Father Figure/Butler will be getting his own show on EPIX. Pennyworth will get a 10 episode order and we just learned that they will begin filming the much-anticipated show in the fall. The show will tell the story of the beloved DC character during the 1960s, when he is a former special-forces officer living in London and working for Thomas Wayne.

No casting news…yet.

Photo by Lena Orwig on Unsplash

Day 3 of #SDCC is Here!

There were some more bits and bobs last night that may be of interest to you:

Let me tell you…Joss Whedon knows how to make a lady happy. We found out yesterday that there is a plan to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 20th Centure Fox has hired Monica Breen to be the showrunner of the reboot. Whedon is also attached as the Executive Producer and co-writer of the script.

Whedon has his hands full as his other project, The Nevers, will end up on HBO. He will not only be the showrunner, but he will also write, direct, and be the executive producer. The Nevers is an epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.

We also saw the latest trailer for the next season if Preacher:

Yep! We get to meet the Allfather. I am not totally looking forward to it, but this dark and funny show is not for the faint of heart…is it.

Also, apparently Subway did not want to be associated with the show. Especially…with a Hitler working in their doppelganger store.

Now….Fantastic Beasts -The Crimes of Grindlewald:

I always loved the darker Harry Potter movies, so excited about this one and we get to meet Nicholas Flamel of the Philosopher’s Stone fame!

The official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:

The offical trailer for Shazam:

I am a sucker for funny superhero movies. Will this movie and Aquaman save the DC movie franchise, which is now called World of DC.

Here’s the much anticipated Aquaman trailer!!!!

Guess what?! Lobo is joining Krypton! Lobo is a Czarnian that is a mercenary/bounty hunter character in the DC comic universe. From what I recall, he was really popular during the 90’s due to him being an anti-hero and his popularity continues. It should be entertaining to see how much mayhem he brings to Krypton.