The Sesame Street movie gets a wild premise. Lord of the Rings adds another mysterious major star. William Shatner says his time as Captain Kirk is well and truly over. Plus, The Flash upgrades another series regular, what’s to come on the St. Patrick’s Day-themed episode of Into the Dark, and more footage from No Time to Die. To me, my Spoilers!
Collider reports Chance the Rapper is now in talks to join Anne Hathaway in the Sesame Street movie. In the film, Big Bird and company are said to find themselves “mysteriously expelled from their neighborhood” and lost on the mean streets of Manhattan. The puppets then “team up with plucky history show host, Sally Hawthorne, who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists.” Standing in the way, however, is an “evil” Mayor “with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.”
Universal Pictures is moving forward with “an elevated Christmas thriller” titled Violent Night from Sonic the Hedgehog writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller. The logline is currently under wraps. [Deadline]
Bloody-Disgusting also has our first look at Joe Manganiello as “a hero from another dimension” who befriends “a young kid named Hamster” in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s latest, Archenemy.
No Time to Die
The latest TV spot includes a masked villain, a hidden submarine base, and Ana de Armas kicking a guy in the face.
The Radio Times reports Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole will depart the series in this year’s holiday special, Revolution of the Daleks. However, RT notes that the way Walsh and Cole will exit the series will leave the door for their characters, Graham and Ryan, to reappear in the series on a regular basis.
The Lord of the Rings
Maxim Baldry (who recently appeared in Doctor Who’s “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”) has joined the cast of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings in an undisclosed, but major lead role. [Deadline]
Star Trek: Picard
William Shatner stated on Twitter he believes Kirk’s story is “pretty well played out at this point” and will not reprise the character for either a future or current CBS All Access series.
According to Deadline, Chester P. Runk actor Brandon McKnight will be promoted to series regular in the seventh season of The Flash.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted Jughead is well and truly dead on Twitter. It’s Riverdale though, so, it’s more of an “or is he???” scenario.
Into the Dark
Finally, aliens dramatically improve a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl in the trailer for this month’s episode of Into the Dark, “Crawlers.”
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