Kathleen Kennedy talks about George Lucas’ brief involvement with Solo: A Star Wars Story. There are more rumors about Venom and the character’s most famous comic book foe. Alex Garland teases a new scifi TV show in the works. Plus, new looks at Annihilation and the return of Legends of Tomorrow. Spoilers now!
Director David F. Sandberg generously revealed the Sivana Industries logo on Reddit, after a user pondered, “Imagine if David dropped the first official pics of Shazam on this sub...”
Speaking with EW, Kathleen Kennedy revealed George Lucas played a tiny little role from behind the scenes during a set visit:
He had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours. There’s even one little moment in a scene that — I can’t tell you what, sorry — but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, ‘Why doesn’t Han just do this. It actually is a funny little bit that will probably get a laugh. And Ron happened to be by the monitor and not inside the Falcon and he goes, ‘Oh that’s a great idea,’ and ran in and said, ‘George wants us to do this.’ So that was pretty cool. I think George felt pretty great about that. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.
That Hashtag Show claims that Carnage does not factor into Venom’s main narrative, but will instead be teased in a post-credits sequence.
CBM has a gallery of hi-res images. Head over there for more.
The latest TV spot promises a “mind-bending” adventure.
Get your first look at the animated Grinch in this unlikely promo for the Winter Olympics.
“Critics are raving!” in this, the latest TV spot for Black Panther.
Learn “the art of manipulation” with this new featurette on the film’s murder academy.
Geoff Johns revealed on Twitter that the Doom Patrol—the kooky superteam where Beast Boy got his origins before he joined the Titans—will appear in their own self-titled episode directed by John Fawcett (Ginger Snaps).
In conversation with Fandango, Alex Garland revealed he’s developing an eight-episode “technology based scifi” miniseries for FX.
The next project, provided it happens – hopefully we’re gonna shoot it later this year – [and it’s] an eight-part television series for FX. It’s a sort of science fiction, but it’s a much more technology based sci fi whereas Annihilation is a more hallucinogenic form of sci fi and more fantastical form of sci fi.
This is slightly more in common with projects I’ve worked on like Ex Machina or Never Let Me Go, which are taking something about our world now – not our world in the future, but our world as it is right now – and then drawing sort of inferences and conclusions from it.
TV Line reports the show’s third season will be eight episodes long—same as season 1, but down from season 2's nine.
Speaking with PopCulture.com, David Duchovny stated: “it’s a little cart before the horse” for fans to be mourning Gillian Anderson’s departure from the series.
It’s a little cart before the horse, for me. It’s like, OK, there are issues to deal with or whatever, but let’s talk about the show. Let’s not talk about hypotheticals.
To me, it’s unfortunate that’s kind of like ‘the headline’ because, to me, the headline is: We just made 10 really kick-ass episodes of television, and please enjoy and don’t mourn the death of this show quite yet.
The CW has released one last promo for tonight’s midseason premiere.
Coming Soon also has a gallery of images from next week’s episode, “Here I Go Again.” More at the link.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the back half of season eight in this new featurette.
Finally, Ash discusses how to discipline shoplifting in his latest parenting tutorial.
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