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

 

Happy Thanksgiving…

I’ve just placed my last batch of coquito in the fridge for later today’s festivities with fam and friends. 

My house is prepped and primed for guests as I listen to Oh La La La by EXO on repeat and wind down for a nap.  

However, a couple of things have popped up that I found interesting:

  1. The holidays are just getting better and better: 

2. What a mouthful:

3. Case closed: Well, The Satanic Temple and Netflix have settled the copyright lawsuit over the likeness of Baphomet that was used in the show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The settlement amount was not disclosed. Reuters

4. Sony decided to announce key dates for movies in 2020: 1. July 10, 2020 and 2. October 2, 2020 and they are for movies in Sony’s Marvel Universe. The question about these dates is what is it for? Is it for the Spider-verse? Is it for Anything that may revolve around the X-Men-verse? Deadpool 3? 

With that…I want to wish you, if you are in the United States, a Happy Thanksgiving. If you are not in the U.S. have a wonderful weekend!

~M. 

What You Missed…

PennyDreadfulA lot happened in the world of media and all that goes bump into the night!

What made us stop everything was the announcement that Penny Dreadful was returning to Showtime.

The fan favorite that reveled in all of its Gothic horror fun will be getting a sequel of sorts.

They dropped the news on Instagram with the following:

Death isn’t always the finale. 
#PennyDreadful: City of Angels, the next chapter of the saga set in 1938 Los Angeles, is coming to #Showtime.

What this mean is that your favorite characters will not be returning.

The show will be rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the devil.

John Logan will return as showrunner, but there is no premiere date for the second chapter of the Penny Dreadful series.

Also from Showtime, Halo the series will be featuring John aka the Master Chief and they are casting for the character. What they are looking for is a leading man with a large build for its upcoming action series based on the popular video games. With all of the hullabaloo of The Witcher, it stands to reason the Showtime may be putting a bit more effort in to this show. This show does not have a premiere date. THR

I am still waiting for someone to make a Splinter Cell movie or show.

For those of you with little ones, the BBC and Netflix will be airing an animated miniseries based on Watership Down. The story follows a group of rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. The actors who will voice the popular literary bunnies are Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan, Tom Wilkinson, Rory Kinnear, John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Freddie Fox, Anne-Marie Duff, Miles Jupp, Olivia Coleman, Mackenzie Crook, Jason Watkins, Craig Parkinson, Henry Goodman, Lee Ingleby, Charlotte Spencer, and Daniel Rigby, THR

Casting news continues with Virginia Madsen being cast in Swamp Thing, which will air via the DC Streaming Service. Madsen will play Maria Sunderland, who traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate Avery Sunderland, but Avery’s life-time obsession with the swamp has driven a wedge between him and Maria. Her poised existence is shaken further when the return of Abby Arcane re-awakens a deep grief over the loss of Maria’s daughter, Shawna, drawing her into the dark supernatural mysteries emerging from the swamp. Deadline

Anna Shaffer has been cast to play Triss Merigold in The Witcher series. Triss is a sorcereress who had an unhappy romantic relationship with Geralt of Rivia.  IMDB

We finally got our first image from Game of Thrones:

The final season is just around the corner and while we’ve heard that the final season will turn the show on its head, we know that the showrunners will not disappoint in giving us a jaw dropping season.

In the movies, we learned that Ewan McGregor will be in the Birds of Prey movie. He will portray the infamous crime lord of Gotham, Roman Sionis aka the Black Mask. He is a brutal and ruthless crime lord who has a fixation with masks and derives sadistic pleasure from the act of torture. Syfy

Other movie news:

  • Andy Muschietti and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will adapt H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Andy Muschietti will direct.
  • Frozen 2 will premiere Nov. 22, 2019.

TGIF!

 

Game of Thrones Prequel Starts Casting and More…

We are starting off with casting. As we slowly wind down 2018, we are finally hearing about casting for the much anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones. The news spread like wildfire and now we are wondering how Naomi Watts‘ character, a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret, plays into the history of Westeros. What we do know of the story is that it predates, by thousands of years, the story that we all know and love. The new tale chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. Intriguing.

Jaime Murray has been cast as Theresa Walker for Gotham‘s last season. She has a dark secret and she will be Jim’s nemesis. TVLine

Pennyworth continues to add to their evildoers. Jason Flemming will be playing a villain called Lord Harwood. Deadline

Movie News: 

As we patiently wait to see Overlord on November 9, the director of the movie (Julius Avery) has been tapped to write and direct Flash Gordon. Did you see the 1980 movie? It is a cult classic that is based on the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. It was created to compete with the Buck Rogers adventure strip. Variety

A few hints of whats to come in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, Director Cathy Yan spoke at a conference and stated the following:

  • The script has a lot of dark humor and as expected, there is a theme of female empowerment running throughout it.
  •  Cassandra Cain, a ward of Barbara Gordon who inherits the Batgirl costume in the comics. Deadline

Upcoming TV Shows:

We’ve known that Disney was planning their own streaming service and that they were going to have shows that revolved around some key Marvel heroes. We now know that one of the shows Marvel is currently developing is a limited series centered on the Winter Soldier and Falcon. TVGuide

Have a Happy Halloween Everyone!

~M.

 

Latest TCAs News: The CW, Showtime, Hulu, and More…

If you are a gamer, the biggest news came from Showtime with the announcement of the Halo series finally happening. The best part is that the Master Chief will be the lead character in the series. What will be interesting to see if this cable network will actually achieve HBO level of success with this series, as in Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Westworld. (Deadline)

The other gaming to TV media news revolves around Netflix’s The Witcher series. Henry Cavill recently stated that he would love to portray Geralt as it is an amazing role. Geralt is a monster hunter who develops supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. The books have been adapted into a popular video game franchise and movie. (IGN)

In the book to the small screen world, Slaughterhouse-Five is going to be adapted for Epix. Slaughterhouse-Five is a sci-fi anti-war novel, where we follow Billy Pilgrim through his experiences during World War 2. (Variety)

Hulu has landed the Vampire Chronicles which are by Anne Rice and revolves around the Vampire Lestat.

TVL

Now to movies:

The Birds of Prey will battle Black Mask in the upcoming movie. (Movieweb)

Supergirl is coming to the silver screen near you. (Variety)

Other Tidbits:

  1. Even though we know, thanks to the TCAs, that there may never a spin-off of Supernatural, we will see Bobby and Mary’s relationship be explored and we will see how it will impact Dean and Sam.
  2. Iddo Goldberg joins Jennifer Connelly in Snowpiercer, which will air on Neflix.
  3. Black Lightning will not crossover into the Arrowverse…and it is a no-go for Batman to appear…
  4. ….but, we now know that Ruby Rose will be playing Batwoman. She Kate Kane will be the first Lesbian Superhero on TV.
  5. Not only will Bughead be solid, but Archie and Veronica will prove to be resilient as they face the verdict of this trial in the first episode of the upcoming season of the CW’s Riverdale. We may also see Josie and Kevin become siblings.
  6. Fans of Netflix’s Lucifer, the show will return in 2019 and the season may be split into two seasons.
  7. Casting for The Man in the High Castle is ramping up casting. Cle Bennet and Rich Ting are set as recurring characters and Frances Turner has joined the Amazon show.
  8. The Charmed reboot will focus on Brujeria.