Star Wars: Episode VIII has been rumored to be casting a female lead for awhile. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) are all part of the shortlist. Gugu Mbatha-Raw can be added to the list. She starred in Beyond the Lights. She will co-star with Will Smith in the upcoming Concussion.
Latino-Review, who also was the source for the above rumor, is also reporting thet Disney and Lucasfilm is casting, not one, but two important female roles for the movie.
The Flash is set to star Ezra Miller and to open March 3, 2018. We now know who will probably be directing. The author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Seth Grahame-Smith will write and direct.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Grahame-Smith is still in negotiations for the film. Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote the treatment for the film, but will be doing the Han Solo spin-off film for Lucasfilm.
Taika Waititi is talks to direct Thor: Ragnarok, according in The Wrap. Yeah, don't worry. I don't know him either. His most recent and biggest film was What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire comedy that is actually pretty funny. Disney must really like him, though. He did write the upcoming princess animated movie, Moana.
Marvel has never run away from giving their properties to lesser know directors. James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and The Russo Brothers (Captian America: The Winter Soldier) immediately come to mind.
Thor: Ragnarok is set for November 3, 2017.
Haven't got enough of Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Clerk Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) dueling and raising money for charity on the app Dubsmash? Well, good news for you. The two will settle the battle on the next season of Spike's Lip Sync Battle in 2016. And for the record, you should totally catch up on the war if you haven't seen it.
The CW has given iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend five more episodes for their upcoming seasons. It will bring season 2 of iZombie to 18 episodes. iZombie premieres Tuesday at 9 P.M. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will also get 18 episodes. Its series premiere is Monday, October 12, at 8 P.M.
The CW has released an interview with Emily Bett-Rickards about where Felicity is for the upcoming season. You also get to see Olicity in bed (They're just talking, sorry!)
EP Marc Guggenheim has revealed the title of the season’s eighth episode: “Legends of Yesterday”. There is a good chance that it is a nod and tie in to the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow.
Here a short promo for American Horror Story: Hotel. It premieres Wednesday on FX.
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Princess Leia's gold bikini sold at auction for $96,000 to an unknown man. I'm just going to let that be.