It’s official: King Kong will fight Godzilla again. Watch clips from Jem and the Holograms and The Last Witch Hunter. Black Panther gets another rumored director. An Agent Carter favorite might return in season 2. Plus, the rules of time travel on Legends of Tomorrow, and a new clip from Doctor Who. To Me, My Spoilers!
Now that the recently rumored director F. Gary Gray is heading to direct Furious 8, Ryan Coogler (Creed) is now apparently Marvel’s new hot choice to direct the film. [Heroic Hollywood]
The film will begin production in April of next year. [THR]
Kong: Skull Island/Godzilla 2/Godzilla vs. Kong
Legendary and Warner Bros. have officially merged their King Kong and Godzilla franchises into a shared universe, following the news being rumored last month.
The monster-hunting organization Monarch, from Godzilla, will appear in Kong, tying these movies together, and then the whole thing will culminate in the now-titled Godzilla vs. Kong. And the studios have also announced dates for the three films. Kong: Skull Island arrives March 10, 2017, Godzilla 2 will follow on June 8, 2018, and then Godzilla vs. Kong will release in 2020.
Sanjay’s Super Team
Here’s the first clip from Pixar’s short movie about a young, superhero-loving Hindu boy and his religious father.
Jem and the Holograms
A few new clips from the film have been released. In the first, the Holograms get a new manager, in the second, they get somewhat outrageous on stage, and in the third, they contemplate their future stardom with a singalong.
The Last Witch Hunter
The Witch Hunter finds himself in a sticky situation in a new clip from the film.
Umberto Gonzalez of Heroic Hollywood has claimed on the Collider Heroes Podcast that Marvel are intending to introduce the comic hero Moon Knight in their run of Netflix shows in a “back door pilot” akin to The Punisher’s appearance in Daredevil season 2.
Further reporting has run with the idea, and tied this idea together with months-old rumors that Marvel and Netflix are struggling to find a way to adapt Iron Fist for live action—leading to the largely unsubstantiated claim that the planned Iron Fist TV show will be scrapped and instead be replaced by a Moon Knight series. As ever with rumors and speculation like this, it’s best to keep all the salt handy for now.
Katie Cassidy teases Laurel’s growth as a character on the show, and her potential role in Legends of Tomorrow:
When we saw Laurel last year, she obviously is a fighter and has a lot of heart and I’ve always said that and felt that way about her. Definitely this season, we’ll see her a lot more polished. She’s been training. She’s been working on her skills as much as possible and we’ll see her develop and becoming stronger.
I also think that Andrew Kreisberg made a good point, he said, “Laurel will always see the light at the end of the tunnel as opposed to Oliver who can get into a dark place.” Laurel always tries to see the positive in everything and she’ll continue to do that and I think that she’s going to be a big part of the creation of Legends [of Tomorrow].
Neal McDonough discusses the longevity of Damien Darhk (and his delight at playing the role):
Not immortal, but when he slices his arm open as we saw in episode 1, whatever happened thereafter fixes his body. If you shoot a bullet at him, he’ll just flick it back at you. If you try to hurt him, he’ll just crush you. If he touches you, you die. He’s not immortal. There are a couple in the universe who, obviously at some point, figure out the best of me. But until then, I’m going to rule the world and get it as quickly as possible. Every time I talk about Darhk for more than five minutes, I start to think, “Holy cow, this is crazy,” but it is.
Legends of Tomorrow
Executive Producer Phil Klemmer reveals the show’s fundamental rules for Time Travel:
We do construct a sort of rule on our show. If you kill me right now with a hatchet, the rest of the team on the show can’t go back in time and stop you from hitting me with a hatchet. The rule is that you can’t interfere with events that that you participated in. That creates a time paradox and black hole and horrible things happen.
We want to keep those tensions alive so when our characters are in moments of mortal peril that they do have consequences — that it’s not like ‘Groundhog Day’ and we’ll start over tomorrow.
Rebecca Front’s role in the Zygon two-parter “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” has been revealed: a member of UNIT by the name of Colonel Walsh. [Blogtor Who]
The Doctor saves Clara from a grisly fate in an intense clip from “The Girl Who Died”.
Agents of SHIELD
A short synopsis for the fifth episode of the current season, “4,722 hours”, has been released:
After her dramatic rescue from another planet, Simmons is still reeling from her ordeal and reveals how she had to fight for her life in a harsh new world, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.
Syfy has cancelled the show after two seasons. [TV Line]
Sad news, Angie fans: Lyndsy Fonseca says that she has yet to be approached about returning for the show’s currently-filming second season:
Finally, Klaus and Elijah spar over new alliances in a clip from “You Hung the Moon”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Daredevil.