Nicole Kidman is eyeing to play Atlanna in Warner Bros. highly anticipated AQUAMAN!
Kidman joins the previously announced Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe. In addition, it’s been announced that The Get Down star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has joined the DC Comics adaption as the villainous Black Manta.
Aquaman is set to feature the return of Momoa in the title role. He made a brief debut as the title in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’s expected to play a larger role in the fourth coming Justice League on November 17. The latter film is also expected to introduce Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis.
Atlanna made her comic book debut in a flashback tale in 1959’s Adventure Comics #260. Initially, Atlanna– an Atlantean who fell in love with a human, Tom Curry– was depicted as having died before Aquaman came into prominence as a hero. In the modern New 52 continuity, however, Atlanna is a significantly more prominent character and faked her death in an effort to escape Atlantis’ oppressive rule.
Aquaman begins production in April.
Check out the trailer that A&E has released for their hit series BATES MOTEL fifth and final season, which gives the first exclusive look at Rihanna as Marion Crane!
Season 5 concludes the contemporary prequel to Alfre Hitchcock’s Psycho. Over the course of five years, the series has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved murder, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season 4. Now, BATES MOTEL season 5 picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as “Mother” (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke) since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.
New faces wind their way to this last season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets. Viewers will finally meet the iconic Marion Crane played by Rihanna. In addition, a new couple in town, Madeleine Loomis, played by Isabelle McNally (House of Cards) and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan), as well as Sheriff Dana Green, played by Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy, Ray Donovan) become entangled in Norman’s life causing a chain of events that could blow the lid off Norman’s secret life. Lastly, fans will be greeted by familiar faces when Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.
Produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse executive produce for Use Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions. Tucker Gates, Farmiga, and Tom Szentgyorgyi also executive produce.
BATES MOTEL kicks off its last season on Monday, February 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star and produce Paramount Pictures’ upcoming adaption, THE BLACK HAND.
Based on Stephan Talty’s upcoming nonfiction account of the rise of organized crime in America and one man’s personal battle to bring it down. DiCaprio will play NYPD Lt. Joe Petrosino and produce through his Appian Way banner, with Paramount releasing the film. Currently, the studio is looking for a writer to adapt.
The Black Hand was published in April and is described as the following:
Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand. The crimes whipped up the slavering tabloid press and heated ethnic tensions to the boiling point. Standing between the American public and the Black Hand’s lawlessness was Joseph Petrosino. Dubbed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes”, he was famously dogged and ingenious detective, and a master of disguise. As the crimes grew even more bizarre and the Black Hand’s activities spread far beyond New York’s borders, Petrosino and the all-Italian police squad he assembled raced to capture members of the secret criminal society before the country’s anti-immigrant tremors exploded into catastrophe. Petrosino’s quest to root out the source of the Black Hand’s power would take him all the way to Sicily– but at a terrible cost.
Jeremy Bell and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein from The Gotham Group will produce alongside Nathaniel Posey from Appian Way. Ashley Brucks and Gabby Canton will oversee for Paramount.
CBS has released the very first promo for their highly anticipated show, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which announces the start of production and gives you a first-exclusive look at the new captain’s chair!
Starring Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Command, Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets. Michelle Yeoh plays Captain Georgiou, in command of another Starfleet vessel. James Frain will play Salek, father of Mister Spock. The Klingon cast are Mary Chieffo, Shazad Latif, and Chris Obi.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY takes place about a decade before the original Star Trek and roughly a hundred years after Earth made first contact with the Klingon species (as shows in the Star Trek: Enterprise). At this point in Trek history, the Federation and the Klingon Empire should be facing an uneasy cold war.
Following its premiere on CBS, all episodes of the show will be available in the US exclusively on CBS All Access. Continuing the worldwide appeal of the franchise, each episode of the show will be available globally within 24 hours of its US premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth executive produce.
Check out the first clip that The CW has released for THE FLASH episode 3×11, which can be seen down below!
The episode titled “Dead or Alive” is described as the following:
H.R’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) find out that H.R’s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead.
THE FLASH stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin. Season 2 introduces Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and the Earth-2 version of The Flash as played by John Wesley Shipp (who also played Barry’s father, Henry Allen). Season 3 features Tom Felton as Julian Albert.
THE FLASH airs Tuesdays at 8PM ET/PT on The CW.
Check out the very first promo that FOX has released for their hit series GOTHAM episode 3×15, which features Cory Michael Smith’s Edward Nygma wearing the classic Riddler costume!
The show is currently on hiatus until April 24. Executive producer John Stephen already teased that the show will introduced a Harley Quinn-like character, who would become a major part in Season 4.
GOTHAM stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Michael Chiklis, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Chris Chalk, and Jamie Chung.
Check out this new clip and two new TV spots that 20th Century FOX has released for their highly anticipated film, A CURE FOR WELLNESS, which can be seen down below!
Directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe, A Cure for Wellness stars Dane DeHaan as an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all guests here longing for the cure.
Also starring Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth.
A Cure for Wellness hits theaters on February 17.