Meanwhile, a new featurette discusses the royal houses of Dune.
The Addams Family 2
A new trailer reveals the Addams Family 2 will be in theaters and on-demand simultaneously this October 1.
No One Gets Out Alive
An immigrant moves into a haunted boarding house in the trailer for No One Gets Out Alive, coming to Netflix on September 29.
Pokemon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle
Pokemon does Fern Gully in the trailer for Secrets of the Jungle, also coming to Netflix this October 8.
James Gunn denied rumors Bane is set to make an appearance in his Peacemaker TV series on Twitter.
In conversation with TV Line, Evil co-executive producer Robert King promised the acidic goop Kristen released last week is entirely metaphorical.
It’s partly a joke because it’s partly Alien, the movie. It was supposed to be like the acid that comes out, and it burns through everything. In fact, at the end credits, we were going to do one thing where you’re in China, the Great Wall, and it burns through an upside-down Great Wall, and it just felt like, no. [Laughs]
There’s three ways the supernatural happens on our show. One way is that it’s in a vision. The other way is, it’s metaphor. And the third way is it’s [Kristen], usually with a bad medication, and seeing things that aren’t there. I would put that in the world of metaphor.
There’s something going on with [Kristen], the way she’s using sex that makes it burn right through her kitchen into her basement. I mean, makes me laugh even saying that! But yes, I have a feeling that will be a weird one, because it doesn’t seem to come back. We had a lot of debate about it… Anyway, it feels sometimes like the show nudges its way toward some kind of metaphor that you want to grab not as literally, but… it sets a tone. I would put that in the world of “sets a tone”.
The Chestnut Man
Bloody-Disgusting also has photos of the titular crime scene effigy in The Chestnut Man—the latest Danish crime thriller coming to Netflix this September 29. More at the link.
What We Do in the Shadows
The vampires plan a trip to Buffalo in a new trailer for tomorrow night’s episode of What We Do in the Shadows.
Elsewhere, Cindy comes for the JSA in the trailer for next week’s episode of Stargirl.
Finally, the Korean government invites desperate people to participate in life-and-death interpretations of popular children’s games in the trailer for Squid Gam—a new Netflix series combining Battle Royale and The Hunger Games with the gameplay of As the Gods Will.
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Transformers: The Animated Movie
Rob Zombie also hyped the newly-paved street outside Mockingbird Lane on Instagram.
Mission: Impossible 7
Elsewhere, Christopher McQuarrie shared a new Mission: Impossible 7 cast photo with the film’s First A.D., Mary Boulding.
Prisoners of the Ghostland
Expect the full trailer for Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland sometime later today.
Warner Bros. has a new TV spot for James Wan’s Malignant showing off some Argento-inspired camera trickery.
Deadline reports Judith Light has joined the cast of Shining Vale as Joan, “Pat’s (Courtney Cox) Lithium-infused mother, who long has battled mental illness — and her daughter, who she blames for her mental illness. Joan is vain and hyper-critical, taking any opportunity to recall her prized youth or belittle Pat. Of all the horrors that Pat faces, becoming Joan is the most frightening — and most real.”
Curran Walters spoke to TV Line about Jason Todd’s new career as Red Hood in the third season of Titans.
Red Hood, man…. Where do I start? Jason’s mission this season is to get rid of this fear that he has, and the only way that he feels he can conquer this fear is by, in a way, hitting back as a Titan but with a different outcome — if that makes sense. Throughout this season, there’s a lot of finding who he is as a character.
It’s obviously not something you want as a superhero family. The other Titans try to figure out what to do with Red Hood the whole season, and that’s a great dynamic of the show — exploring the relationships these characters have with Jason and now the ‘new’ Jason.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, James Gunn stated Peacemaker was his top choice for a spinoff series because—unlike the rest of the cast—the character “is a douche and he stays a douche and he’s an asshole in the movie.”
Well, I think that it’s a number of things. In the movie… Harley gets a really complete story about herself, she gets a complete arc. Bloodsport gets a complete story. Rick Flag gets a complete story. Ratcatcher 2 gets a complete story. They all learn something about themselves — sometimes good things, sometimes bad things — but Peacemaker is a douche and he stays a douche and he’s an asshole in the movie.
Meanwhile, actress Indira Varma described the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series as “an octopus that needs wrangling,” however, “there are no fraying tempers” on set.
It’s such a beast, like an octopus that needs wrangling but I’m having a brilliant time. Obviously, I can’t say anything about any of it but director Deborah Chow and Ewan on the acting side have somehow made it feel like an independent movie. Everyone has input, there are no fraying tempers.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Lower Decks does “Lonely Among Us” in the synopsis for “Strange Energies,” the season premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Season premiere. Approximately three months after the events of the season one finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched on a mission which results in an encounter with “strange energy.”
Written By: Mike McMahan
Directed By: Jason Zurek
American Horror Story: Double Feature
Spoiler TV also has synopses for the first two episodes of American Horror Story: Double Feature.
1001 8/25/2021 10 p.m. ET/PT
A struggling writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to an isolated beach town for the winter. Once they’re settled in, the town’s true residents begin to make themselves known. Written by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk; directed by John J. Gray.
1002 8/25/2021 11 p.m. ET/PT
A quick fix for Harry’s writer’s block has unexpected side effects. Two eccentric locals offer Harry a helping hand. Written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy; directed by Loni Peristere.
Eclipso wants the new Green Lantern dead in the trailer for next week’s episode of Stargirl.
Superman & Lois
Superman must rescue Jordan in the trailer for next week’s season finale, “Last Sons of Krypton.”
Motherland: Fort Salem
Faith in General Alder continues to wane in the trailer for next week’s episode of Motherland: Fort Salem.
Robot Chicken returns for an eleventh season on September 6 at midnight on Adult Swim.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
Netflix has also released a new trailer for the latest season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Fena: Pirate Princess
Finally, Adult Swim has a four-minute clip from the August 14 premiere of Fena: Pirate Princess.
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Mission: Impossible 7
Haley Atwell shared a new photo of herself on the set of Mission: Impossible 7.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Kevin Fiege had already confirmed Spider-Man: No Way Home would have some connections to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but some new promotional art makes it pretty clear. Tom Holland’s Spidey suit appears to have received some magical upgrades from Doctor Strang himself. You can take a look for yourself here.
Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds confirmed to Collider there’s a “70%” probability Deadpool 3 also begins filming next year.
The percentage chance? I don’t know. I couldn’t assign a percentage to that. I’d say it’s 50/50 maybe? We’re really actively developing it and getting it into pretty good shape. What the hell month is it? August? Oh, next year? Probably pretty damn good. I’d say 70%.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi fights Razor Fist in a new TV spot.
Hulu’s Jordan Helman provided Deadline with an update on the third season of The Orville.
The past year and a half has been complicated on a variety of levels as it pertains to production. I can’t share a launch date, but we’re really excited about what we’ve seen thus far.
There are a lot of similarities to The Suicide Squad in that it’s no holds barred, but there are also a lot of things that are very different, in that it’s quieter in some ways. It’s very specifically about a different group of people, so it’s a little bit more about society.
One of the leads is Peacemaker and one of the leads is Danielle Brooks, who plays Leota Adebayo. And she has a very different political view of the world than Peacemaker does. So it’s just a little bit about what’s going on in the world, but also being a TV show, you really do have more time to delve much deeper into these characters and much more deeply into the drama and comedy of them. So it has a lot of similarities [to The Suicide Squad], but it’s even more grounded, more natural and more real. But it’s still within a big science-fiction storyline that lasts for one season.
Melissa Benoist has wrapped filming Supergirl’s final season.
thank you for an incredible 6 years—the cast who became family, everyone who worked on the show, all of you who watched us week after week ♥️♥️♥️ that’s a wrap on @supergirlcw
We also have a synopsis for “Welcome Back, Kara,” the series’ August 24 return.
SUPER FRIENDS REUNITED! – As Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Zor-El (guest star Jason Behr) make their return to National City, they are determined to keep the Phantom Zone behind them and enjoy being superheroes together. Unfortunately, their overzealous efforts backfire, creating a whole new threat to National City. The episode was directed by Armen V. Kevorkian and written by Dana Horgan & Jay Faerber.
Marvel Zombies run amok on a new What If…? poster.
American Horror Story: Double Feature
An alien wrestles a mermaid on a new poster for American Horror Story: Double Feature — courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.
The official Twitter page for Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass has released two very brief teasers.
Tuca & Bertie
Tuca and Bertie contend with a flood in the trailer for next week’s season finale.
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty returns on September 5 with an hour-long season finale.
Legends of Tomorrow
Finally, the Legends must solve a mystery board game before they’re murdered IRL in the trailer for next week’s episode, “Bored on Board Onboard.”
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Reginald the Vampire
TV Line reports Spider-Man: No Way Home star Jacob Batalon is attached to lead Reginald the Vampire at Syfy, a series based on Johnny B. Truant’s novel, Fat Vampire. Set in a world of “beautiful, fit and vain vampires,” the series will focus on the titular Reginald Baskin as he becomes “an unlikely hero who will have to navigate every kind of obstacle – the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bully manager at work, and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead.”
Evil Dead Rise
Director Lee Cronin has shared a few more behind-the-scenes photos from Evil Dead Rise on Twitter.
Coming Home in the Dark
A vacationing family is terrorized by a madman named Mandrake, the Magician and his silent accomplice, Tubs, in the trailer for Coming Home in the Dark.
The “folk horror” genre is mercilessly spoofed in the trailer for King Knight, starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Angela Sarafyan, Andy Milonakis, Kate Comer, Johnny Pemberton, Josh Fadem, Nelson Franklin, Emily Chang, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Swati Kapila, Shane Brady, AnnaLynne McCord, Alice Glass, and Aubrey Plaza, with Barbara Crampton, and Ray Wise.
We also have a trailer for Sinphony, a new horror anthology said to be “born of” the Clubhouse app.
My Life is Murder
This is probably not going to end up being genre but we just had to share. Entertainment Weekly has a photo of Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor in the upcoming season of Acorn TV’s My Life is Murder. The story follows Lawless’s character, Alexa, as she investigates the death of a self-help guru— only to find herself in a cat-and-mouse game with the victim’s mysterious wife, played by O’Connor. According to Lawless, “the [Xena] fans are just gonna love it. It’s a huge gift to them.”
Neil Gaiman revealed filming has wrapped on the first season of The Sandman in a recent Tumblr post.
Legends of Tomorrow
Filming is now underway on the 100th episode of Legends of Tomorrow.
Appearing as a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Comic Book Movie), James Gunn revealed he’s interested in making a Ravagers television series spinning off from his Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
I always thought The Ravagers would be a great show. Whether that was with Sly Stallone’s Ravagers or even more in-depth with just the pirates and what they were doing. I told Kevin Feige that when he first visited set when we were on the Ravagers ship for Guardians 1, I said we should make a Ravagers show. He said if this movie’s a hit you can do whatever you want. Still no Ravagers show, so I don’t know what happened.
Jim Gaffigan’s Thunderbolt debuts in the synopsis the third episode of Stargirl: Summer School.
JIM GAFFIGAN VOICES THUNDERBOLT IN THIS EPISODE DIRECTED BY LEA THOMPSON — After getting a taste of the superhero life, Mike (Trae Romano) pleads with Pat (Luke Wilson) to let him join the team. Elsewhere, after seeking help from Thunderbolt, the JSA prepare for a confrontation with The Shade. Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Anjelika Washington, Amy Smart and Meg DeLacy also star. Lea Thompson directed the episode written by Turi Meyer & Alfredo Septién (#203). Original airdate 8/24/2021.
Betty lures truckers to Pop’s in an attempt to unmask the identity of The Lonely Highway Killer in the synopsis for “Reservoir Dogs” — the August 25 episode of Riverdale.
COYOTE UGLY — While helping Eric (guest star Sommer Carbuccia) deal with his PTSD, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to confront his own past trauma in the Army. To find the Lonely Highway killer, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) come up with a way to lure truckers to Pop’s. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) extends an invitation to Kevin (Casey Cott) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) gives Reggie (Charles Melton) a shot to prove her wrong. Madchen Amick, Mark Consuelos and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Gabriel Correa directed the episode written by Evan Kyle (#513). Original airdate 8/25/2021.
A “disillusioned physics professor” visits Fantasy Island in the synopsis for “Quantum Entanglement.”
Flamboyant, eccentric Eileen wants to spend time with her estranged daughter and her family, but they refuse to see her. Meanwhile, disillusioned physics professor Charles wants to know if there is something more out there in the all-new “Quantum Entanglement” episode of FANTASY ISLAND airing Tuesday, Aug. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FAN-104) (TV-14 L, S)
Cast: Roselyn Sanchez as Elena Roarke; Kiara Barnes as Ruby Akuda
Guest Cast: Debbi Morgan as Eileen; Cliff Chamberlain as Charles; Mieko Hillman as Theodora; Rodrigo Rojas as David; Katira Maria as Satnam; Kamori Clark-McGoey as Young Theo; John Gabriel Rodriquez as Javier
Slasher: Flesh & Blood
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