A new, different adaptation of The Thing may be crawling its way to theaters. Daniel Craig really, really wants to make extra sure you know No Time to Die is his last Bond film. And Tom Hiddleston looks like he’s having a lot of fun on set of Disney+’s Loki series. Plus updates from Black Lightning, Riverdale, Charmed, and more. Spoilers away!
Salt shaker time! We Got This Covered reports George Lucas is willing to return to the Star Wars franchise under Disney should the company grant him “full creative control over the franchise”—including bringing Dave Filoni onboard as his “right-hand man.”
The Thing: Frozen Hell
Blumhouse and Universal Studios will team for a new film adaptation of The Thing based on John W. Campell, Jr.’s recently discovered novel-length manuscript of his original short story Who Goes There? titled Frozen Hell.
Meanwhile, Deadline has word Eli Roth is set to produce Clownpocalypse, a multimedia event said to encompass “a feature film, video game, live event, short-form series, and merchandise.” Though details on the plot are currently under wraps, Philip Gelatt (Love Death + Robots) is attached to write the Clownpocalypse feature film.
Production has officially begun on Matt Reeve’s The Batman.
No Time to Die
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Craig once again reiterated No Time to Die will be his final performance as James Bond.
This is it. That’s it, it’s over. But I, for one, am incredibly happy I got the chance to come back and do another one, because… this movie, whatever people think of it — who knows what people are going to think of it — everybody, including these people here, just put everything into it. And we did our best. And it feels like that. I know it sounds simplistic, but we did.
The New Mutants
In conversation with Digital Spy, Anya Taylor-Joy stated The New Mutants has a “unique” tone “unlike any tone I’ve seen before on film.”
I think this is unlike any tone I’ve seen before on film in the sense that you’ve got a lot of things playing where, of course, we’re superheroes, but Josh (Boone) is treating us very much like people. It very much has the feel of a coming-of-age story and then you have the darkness that comes with that, moments of levity and then, of course, we all have powers. It’s very unique.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Bloody-Disgusting has several new (mostly Haley Quinn-related) images from Birds of Prey. Click through to see the rest.
A new clip from The Siren introduces both the swarthy loner searching for the lake monster who killed his husband and the mute visitor she’s destined to fall in love with.
Tom Hiddleston shared a video of himself hopping around on the set of Loki.
Vehicles bearing the S.W.O.R.D. logo were recently spotted on the set of WandaVision.
Attack on Titan
The official logo for Attack on Titan’s final season has been revealed.
Jughead is conspicuously absent in photos from Riverdale’s February 12 episode, “The Ides of March.” Head over to Comic Book for more.
KSiteTV also as images from Charmed’s February 7 episode, “Needs to Know.” More at the link.
Disney+ has released the first trailer for their new animated short film anthology series, Short Circuits.
War of the Worlds
Epix has also released the first trailer for their new adaptation of War of the Worlds starring Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, and Guillaume Gouix.
The Avenue 5 crew struggle with customer relations in the trailer for next week’s episode, “I’m a Hand Model.”
Finally, Black Lightning mounts a rescue mission for Lynn in the trailer for next week’s episode, “The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three.”
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