Oscar Isaac teases a challenging Episode VIII for Poe and friends. Stephen Amell says Supergirl crossing over with Arrow is an inevitability. Jared Leto talks Suicide Squad. Plus, a new clip from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, a look at Winona Ryder’s new supernatural Netflix series, and new Game of Thrones pictures. Spoilers Now!
In the wake of multiple reports about casting for the film—which have added both Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan to the cast—new rumors are swirling that Force Awakens star John Boyega has joined the film. However, the evidence for Boyega’s arrival on Black Panther is far thinner than the reports concerning Nyong’o and Jordan.
Screen Rant has a good round up of the current evidence behind the rumor (circulating from the Best of Marvel twitter account and a comment from Heroic Hollywood), which essentially amounts to the fact that Boyega had previously expressed an interest in playing Black Panther, the fact that he and director Ryan Coogler interacted with each other on The Force Awakens’ red carpet, and that Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige recently followed the actor on Twitter. As exciting a rumor this is, for now, it’s simply that.
Oscar Isaac teases testing times ahead for Poe, Rey, Finn, and the rest of the crew—including BB-8:
What happens now is the heroes get tested. All three of them get tested immensely. BB-8's doing all right. BB-8 gets tested too! Everybody gets tested! It’s the dark second chapter, but not really dark.
Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg will once again team up with Andy Weir (author of The Martian) for an undisclosed film project. Weir will write the screenplay—which is currently unknown as to whether or not it’s scifi—while Kinberg and Scott will produce. [Deadline]
Jared Leto discusses his time filming the movie with Ellen:
I got the call and was invited to play the Joker, which was terrifying and exciting and an honor. It was really the most fun I’ve ever had on a film in my life; I had a blast. It was a real honor to get asked to play the part. These characters are so special to people and I have a lot of respect for that.
The Turtles go on the attack in (and out of) their new ride in a new clip.
A new poster of Casey Jones and April O’Neil has been released. [Coming Soon]
Oscar Isaac talks Apocalypse in a new featurette.
The cast and crew discuss making the film (and how much they love Roland Emmerich) in a new featurette.
Now that Supergirl has officially landed on the CW, Stephen Amell says that a crossover between it, Arrow, and the other CW shows is practically inevitable:
Do bears ‘you know what’ in the woods? I think that it’s highly likely that, if you have four DC superhero properties on one network, that that is an opportunity that might not ever exist again, and certainly hasn’t ever existed in the history of television. So I expect them to do something.
Fox’s UK Facebook page has announced that it will stream the premiere of the horror comic adaptation this Friday, May 20th.
New images from Winona Ryder’s upcoming supernatural Netflix series, about a mother who discovers terrifying ghostly forces at play after her son goes missing, have been released—you can find more at the link. [Coming Soon]
A new gallery of images from “The Race of His Life” has been released—click through to see more. [Coming Soon]
Finally, images from the fifth episode of the season, “The Door” have been released—once again, you can find more at the link. [Coming Soon]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.