Has Marvel’s Blade movie found its new director? New set photos from The Penguin tease Cristin Milioti’s Sofia Falcone. Plus, a Lucifer star joins The Walking Dead: Dead City, and what’s coming on Wolf Pack. Spoilers, ho!
Deadline reports John Boyega is attached to star in The Freshening, an upcoming “sci-fi romance” from producers Ali Wong, Adam McKay and Birds of Prey director, Cathy Yan. Inspired by a short story from Rachel Khong, the film is said to be set “in near future where tensions over race and gender have reached a violent extreme and the U.S. government institutes a public health initiative known as ‘The Freshening.” Under the new mandate, “every American receives an injection after which everyone only sees others as the same race and gender as themselves.” However, a new street drug “hits the scene, promising a chance to see the world as it really is, and newly met Sam and Reese (Boyega) must decide whether to disrupt the ‘freshened’ world.”
According to a new report from The Cosmic Circus, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (A Star is Born, The Whale) has been hired film the MCU’s Blade.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Paramount has released character posters and a new trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
The “final” trailer for Scream VI goes heavy on pull quotes from early reviews.
We also have a new trailer for the Thai monster movie, The Lake.
The Walking Dead: Rick and Michonne
Deadline reports Lesley Ann-Brandt (Lucifer) will play a character named Pearl Thorne in six episodes of the currently untitled Walking Dead spinoff focusing on Rick Grimes and Michonne.
Additional photos from the set of The Penguin reveal our first look at Cristin Milioti’s Sofia Falcone.
The crew discover “they’re not alone in space” in the synopsis for The Ark’s March 15 episode, “A Slow Death is Worse.”
The crew discover they’re not alone in space and learn more about where they came from.
Elsewhere, Ben leaps into the body of a young woman confined to a 1950's psychiatric facility in the synopsis for “Ben, Interrupted.”
When Ben lands in a 1950s psychiatric institution, he must engineer a daring escape for a young woman unjustly committed by her husband. The team is shocked to learn the identity of a mole in Quantum Headquarters.
Spoiler TV has photos from “Lion’s Breath,” this week’s episode of Wolf Pack. More at the link.
Spoiler TV also has photos from “Don’t Worry Darling” and “Skip, Hop and Thump!” — the first two episodes of Riverdale’s final season. Click through to see the rest.
Finally, Schmigadoon! returns for an elaborate Chicago parody this April 5 on Apple TV+.
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