Meanwhile, Thena spears an orange in a new TV spot for Eternals.
Interview With the Vampire
According to The Wrap, Bailey Bass has been cast as Claudia in AMC’s Interview With the Vampire.
Deadline reports Frances Turner, Kristin Booth, and Jack Doolan have joined the cast of The Boys’ third season. Turner will play Monique, “the wife” of Mother’s Milk, while Booth and Doolan have been cast as the super siblings Tessa and Tommy, aka the TNT Twins.
According to Deadline, Lily Cardone and Lowrey Brown will play the younger incarnations of Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons’ characters on Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi/drama, Lightyears.
John Wesley Shipp has confirmed to CBR that Jay Garrick makes another appearance on The Flash in season eight.
I would… and they’ve set it up. I can tell you that I will be going back in about a week and a half to shoot more Flash.
Deadline also reports Heavy Metal Studios is teaming with Barel Entertainment for an animated series based on Dan Fogler’s graphic novel anthology, Moon Lake. Hosted by The Man in the Moon—a captive of alien “moon-men” since childhood—The Man “prevents these aliens from attacking Earth by keeping them endlessly entertained with shocking tales of gruesome horror and hilarity. Each episode follows a different deranged set of characters in a strange new setting; whether it be following a ghost-whispering cave-woman on prehistoric Earth, a murderous cheerleader at a modern-day high school, or fighters in a bizarre alien war in space, each story plays into campy classic monster, horror, and sci-fi tropes in a hilarious way.”
The team investigates a flesh-eating college student in the synopsis for “C Is for Cannibal”— the October 10th season finale of Evil.
Season finale. The team is sent to meet on campus with Mitch Jasper, a student with a growing compulsion to eat human flesh.
Written by: Rockne S O’Bannon
Directed by: Alethea Jones
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Boimler makes a friend in the synopsis for “wej Duj” (that’s “Three Ships,” for those not brushed up on their Klingon)—the October 7 episode of Lower Decks.
Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the U.S.S. Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip.
Written by: Kathryn Lyn
Directed by: Bob Suarez
Y: The Last Man
The Amazons close in on Marrisville in the synopsis for “Victoria,” the November 1 episode of Y: The Last Man.
As the Amazons close in on Marrisville, Nora reaches a breaking point. Yorick makes a new connection while 355 faces her past. Written by: Eliza Clark, Directed by: Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
A plane crashes in the synopsis for La Brea’s fourth episode, “The New Arrival.”
The sight of a crashing plane spreads a wave of unexpected hope through the clearing as Eve and the other survivors search for its fallen pilot. Gavin and Izzy seek help from an unlikely source after the government permanently suspends their mission into the sinkhole.
Syfy has six new Chucky TV spots animated by fans of the Child’s Play franchise.
Nyxly kidnaps William in the trailer for “Hope for Tomorrow,” next week’s episode of Supergirl.
Meanwhile, everyone’s still mad at Pat in the trailer for next week’s episode of Stargirl.
Finally, The Watcher scares the hell out of Thor in a new clip from today’s season one finale of Marvel’s What If…?
Banner art by Jim Cook
Based on nothing, and pulled completely out of thin air: my theory is that the Neo and Trinity in this film are programs created by a rogue faction of machines as tribute to the original characters, and that they’re training the new protagonist (a new One) for some purpose.
I don’t have any particular evidence or reasoning. Let’s see how it goes.
10. A new look at DC’s The Batman
There wasn’t a lot of new footage from The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, mainly just a replay of last year’s first trailer (seen above), but scattered among a few new shots were quotes from writer-director Matt Reeves saying he believes this is the most emotional Batman movie ever. It’ll be released March 4, 2022.
9. More Halloween Kills
After the first trailer for Halloween Kills, I don’t want to see any more. It gives away so much. And yet, new footage was screened at CinemaCon that was even better and, somehow, even more spoilery. It really focused on how, in this film, the whole town is teaming up to take down Michael, lead by his former victims. The footage ended with someone (maybe Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode) desperately trying to rip Michael’s mask off. Halloween Kills is out October 15.
8. A first look at The Northman
Robert Eggers is a heck of a filmmaker. The Witch. The Lighthouse. And his new film, The Northman, which is about Vikings. It won’t be out until next year but seems like it could top them both. CinemaCon saw the first footage from the film and the best way to describe it was The Witch meets Braveheart. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, and Anya Taylor-Joy, among others, and will open April 8, 2022.
7. The Black Phone is revealed
The latest film from the team behind Sinister stars Ethan Hawke and is based on a Joe Hill story. It comes out next year and we dove into the details at this link.
6. Jurassic World: Dominion unleashed
IMAX audiences have seen the opening of Jurassic World: Dominion, out next year, but CinemaCon was shown even more footage that looked like a Jurassic Park movie crossed with Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Jason Bourne. Read our write-up here. The film, which unites Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, roars into theaters June 10, 2022.
5. The opening of Top Gun Maverick
Top Gun Maverick isn’t really an io9 movie but I don’t care, I have to tell you about it. Paramount showed the film’s first 10-15 minutes which included the opening credits and first scene. As a die-hard, long-time Top Gun fan, I think it was perfect. The opening credits are exactly like the original. The text, the font, the music, “Danger Zone,” and then the film goes into its first scene with Maverick (Tom Cruise) flying a supersonic jet Mach 10 and then being mistaken for an alien. Oh, hey, maybe it is an io9 movie! Maverick opens November 19.
4. An epic Mission Impossible 7 stunt
Speaking of Tom Cruise, he can apparently fly even without one of those Top Gun planes. Or at least it will appear that way when Mission Impossible 7 opens next summer. Paramount showed a video of Cruise attempting his latest, greatest stunt for the action franchise which consists of driving a motorcycle off a cliff, free-falling, and then pulling a parachute. MI:7 brings back Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby, among others, and you can read many more details about the stunt here.
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer
This is only footage on this list that was actually released to the public, so that’s why it’s a few slots below the next two things. You can check out the Sony/Marvel trailer above if you missed it and check out our in-depth breakdown here. No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, and others, and opens December 17.
2. The Matrix Resurrections
CinemaCon saw not just the first official confirmation of the title to the upcoming fourth Matrix movie, but a screening of the first footage, which has a lot in common with the 1999 original. Written and directed by Lana Wachowski, it’s called The Matrix Resurrections and it stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss along with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and more. It opens December 22 and you can read all about the footage here.
1. All of Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Sony Pictures surprised everyone at CinemaCon by screening, in its entirety, November’s highly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Jason Reitman and starring McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, and Finn Wolfhard. Seeing a movie that I’m very excited for—three months early (it opens November 11) and completely spoiler-free—was simply magic. I’m not allowed to say much more than that but you can read some general reactions here.
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