Every week, we take an in-depth look at the latest Hollywood rumors, from casting speculation to potential directorial choices to the latest TV revivals. This week brought us plenty more gossip, including the latest on The Flash Season 3 and the rumored new villain of the upcoming Aquaman movie. Below, check out the five biggest rumors coming out of Hollywood this week.
1. The Mirror Master in The Flash Season 3
The CW’s The Flash has already featured its fair share of major comic book villains, but there could be another big one headed our way in Season 3. New reports suggest that the series will finally cast the infamous Mirror Master, among other villains for the upcoming season.
Per “That Hashtag Show” (above), The Flash has begun casting a trio of villainous roles, including the classic villain Mirror Master aka Sam Scudder. The character is one of the most infamous Rogues and is described as “one of the most charming criminals you’ll ever meet.” As for who will play the character, Comic Book Resources claims that Grey Damon (Aquarius) has already been cast in the role. The actor and the network have yet to comment on the speculation.
The Flash returns to The CW for its third season on October 4 at 8 p.m. EST.
2. David Fincher may direct the World War Z sequel
Brad Pitt may be reuniting with his Fight Club director on the upcoming sequel to World War Z. According to Variety, Fincher is in talks to helm the sequel to the 2013 box office hit, which will have Pitt returning to star and produce. If he closes a deal, Fincher would be replacing J.A. Bayona, who was originally set to helm the follow-up before getting tapped to direct another sequel, Jurassic World 2. Talks are still ongoing, so stay tuned to see whether Fincher will officially agree to the gig.
3. Adele could be the next Super Bowl performer
According to a new report from The Sun, the NFL is considering Adele as the entertainer for Super Bowl LI halftime show next February. “There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up,” an unnamed NFL source told the publication. “She’s sold out every date on her tour, everyone wants a piece of her, and they know they can bank on her bringing in the viewers.”
The report doesn’t specify whether she would perform solo or not, but considering the last couple of halftime shows, the league would likely pair her with another pop artist for a mash-up. Of course, this all remains speculation as of now, so viewers will have to wait for an official confirmation from the NFL for more details.
4. Jason Momoa may star in The Crow remake
Aquaman isn’t the only big role that Momoa has in his future. Per the website Mashable, the actor is currently in talks to star in the long-discussed reboot of the 1994 cult classic, The Crow. Momoa will presumably play Eric Draven, the role initially originated by the late Brandon Lee. Meanwhile, Corin Hardy (The Hallow) will direct.
Though an official announcement has yet to be made, Momoa seemingly confirmed his involvement in the new project earlier this week on Instagram, with a picture in which he shakes Hardy’s hand over a few beers.
5. Black Manta may be the new villain in Aquaman
Speaking of Momoa, this week also brought some new speculation about his upcoming Aquaman movie. Per The Wrap, Aquaman’s primary foe in the solo flick will be Black Manta.
While Black Manta has had several origin stories over the years, DC Comics currently describes him as the character who accidentally killed Aquaman’s father in an attempt to get a sample of Arthur Curry’s (Aquaman’s alter ego) blood. Aquaman subsequently killed Black Manta’s father, making them lifelong foes. DC Comics also notes that Black Manta has “a powerful suit of armor that allows him to breathe underwater” and the ability to “fire deadly energy blasts through his mask.”
Aquaman is set to premiere on July 27, 2018.
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