Check out a veritable smorgasbord of Barbie clips. Doctor Who adds another young hero to its cast. Netflix sets a date for its Chicken Run sequel. Plus, Mads Mikkelsen discusses the chances of ever coming back to Hannibal, and some major Superman & Lois cast shakeups are on the way. To me, my spoilers!
Untitled Universal Monster Movie
Deadline reports Giancarlo Esposito has joined Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud and Will Catlett in the cast of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s mysterious new monster movie at Universal.
Mortal Kombat 2
Deadline also reports Martyn Ford, Desmond Chiam, Ana Thu Nguyen and Damon Herriman have joined the cast of the upcoming Mortal Kombat sequel as Shao Kahn, Edenian King Jerrod, Queen Sindel, and the Netherrealm demon, Quan Chi, respectively.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match
Relatedly, IGN has our first look at the animated Johnny Cage movie in which the actor-turned-martial artist must rescue his co-star— Dirty Dancing’s Jennifer Grey (voicing herself) — from “a sinister secret society plotting a nefarious scheme.”
Three new clips from Barbie see the living doll plan the ultimate house party, encounter the bizzare Barbie about her flat feet, and taking part in a high speed car chase.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Aardman has also released a quick teaser for the Chicken Run sequel premiering December 15 on Netflix.
Superman & Lois
Deadline reports neither Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Tayler Buck or Sofia Hasmik have been asked to return for the fourth season of Superman & Lois at The CW.
Meanwhile, Spoiler TV reports fourteen-year old Lenny Rush has joined the cast of Doctor Who’s fourteenth season as Morris, a new companion of Ncuti Gatwa’s incoming Doctor.
According to Comic Book, Clone High has been officially renewed for a third season at MAX.
In conversation with Deadline, Mads Mikkelson stated there’s still a chance for a fourth season of Hannibal, though conceded the show’s cast and crew are “running out of time” to find the series’ a new “home.”
Always a chance…there’s always a chance. It’s all about finding a home for it. Of course, we’re running out of time. We can’t wait 20 years…but in the next couple years, if someone finds a home, we are all ready to take it up again.
The Santa Clauses
Finally, Disney+ has released a new promotional image for the second season of The Santa Clauses on Instagram.
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