Netflix wants a new season of a Marvel show to arrive every six months. A sneak peek at the next season of Doctor Who is coming to theaters. Plus new pictures from Deadpool and Batman v Superman, and new footage from The Man From UNCLE. To me, my Spoilers!
A stunt double stand-in for Margot Robbie posted (and then swiftly deleted) a shot from the film’s set featuring the ACE Chemicals logo to instagram, hinting that the film will recreate scenes from the Suicide Squad comics showing the Joker “creating” Harley Quinn by throwing her into a vat of chemicals at the ACE facility, in similarity to his own origins shown in the seminal comic story The Killing Joke.
The back and forth between Marvel and Rachel McAdams continues, this time with sources within Marvel telling Variety that the company wants McAdams—who has met with the studio—to play the female lead in the film.
Michael Douglas says he’d be open to returning as Hank Pym, but is as yet not signed on for more films:
I’m not signed up to anything more. If it comes up... I’ve really enjoyed the experience. They’re an amazing group, this whole Marvel family. I’ve learned a whole lot and would look forward to more if it comes my way, but — if not — I’ve enjoyed the experience... I think in this one I had to carry a lot of plot and exposition. In the next one, I hope things get a little more bizarre… the Quantum Realm!
Tommy Lee Jones has been cast as a “superior officer at the CIA ” in the latest spy/action film. [Variety]
Here’s some new images from most recent issue of Empire magazine. [Coming Soon]
Likewise, three new images that also debuted in Empire. [/Film]
Three new clips have been released from the film: Solo and Gaby Teller get into a car chase with Kuryakin, Kuryakin has a less-than-special day, and the two squabbling spies escape a gunfight in a speedboat.
3D Theatrical screenings of the season 8 finale in September will feature a prequel to Season 9 attached called “The Doctor’s Meditation”. [Coming Soon]
Netflix has confirmed that Jessica Jones will still premiere in late 2015. [CBR]
Meanwhile, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has claimed that their partnership with Marvel will see their TV series—including Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist—appear on six-month cycles:
I think ideally there’ll be a rhythm of about every six months you’ll get a new season or series from the Defender group. Then we’ll crossover and do a combined season once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters. Some will selectively have second seasons as they come out.
USA have ordered a pilot series adapting the IDW comic about a secret NYPD section that monitors and controls the cities’ werewolf population. [Coming Soon]
Here’s two brief synopses for the first and second episodes of the show:
EPISODE 101: PILOT
A HIGHLY DYSFUNCTIONAL BLENDED FAMILY IS FORCED TOGETHER WHEN THEY REALIZE A REPORTED VIRUS IS ACTUALLY THE ONSET OF THE UNDEAD APOCALYPSE.
EPISODE 102: SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR
WHILE MADISON STRUGGLES TO KEEP NICK FROM CRIPPLING WITHDRAWAL, TRAVIS VENTURES OUT TO FIND HIS SON BEFORE THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES FALLS.
Drew Powell, who plays Butch Gilzean, has been promoted to series regular for season 2. [Spoiler TV]
Tim Kang and Tod Lasance have been cast as Oscar, a “aid back stoner who’s been living the high life off the grid for months, hiding a surprising connection to the Salvatores ” and Julian, a “a feared, storied immortal with a reputation for excelling in earthly pleasures ”, respectively. [The Wrap]
Finally, Grant Gustin discusses the evolution of Barry Allen in a new featurette from the show’s upcoming home release. [CBR]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Suicide Squad.