Castium Revelio: Super Legacies and Droid Returns
by Neave Williamson · Published · Updated
Welcome back to MuggleNet’s Casting News! After last month’s jungle-themed adventures, we’re taking a trip into the DC extended universe and visiting faraway galaxies. We’ve also got new trailers featuring Adrian Rawlins, Gemma Chan, and Timothy Spall, so let’s jump into all of this month’s action. Castium Revelio!
First up, we're sticking to the real world and the beaches of Norfolk, England. Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) is hosting a new documentary for Channel 5 exploring the sights of both Norfolk and its neighboring county of Suffolk while visiting locals and learning about their trades. The show's name and release date are both yet to be confirmed.
Nighy is also venturing into the world of demons. He's set to play a role in The First Omen, a prequel to the classic 1970s horror The Omen. Nighy will be joined by Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow), who will play a character called Father Brennan. We don't officially have a release date yet, but recent teasers suggest we could be able to watch the film this year!
Speaking of release dates, we now have one for Season 3 of The Morning Show. Stephen Fry (narrator of the UK Harry Potter audiobooks) is set to be featured in the season, although he isn't in any of the first-look images that were released alongside the date announcement. Two episodes will drop on September 13, with the remaining episodes premiering weekly each Wednesday.
While on the topic of sequels, Amazon Prime has announced a follow-up to last year's Your Christmas or Mine? The film, which will be called Your Christmas or Mine 2, will follow the same two families as the first film as they attempt to celebrate Christmas together in the Austrian Alps. David Bradley (Argus Filch) will reprise his role as Jack.
Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle) is embarking on a new project. She's starring in The Trouble with Jessica, a dark comedy film that is coming to UK cinemas on November 3. The film follows a couple who is in the process of selling their house until one of their friends kills herself in their back garden. You can check out a recently released trailer below.
Kelly Macdonald (the Gray Lady) is also getting involved in a dark comedy. The Radleys is a vampire film based on a novel by Matt Haig and will follow a family hiding the fact that they are vampires by abstaining from their cravings for blood. This tactic works for them until a visit from a family member makes them face reality.
Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) has been very busy this month. He's joined three projects, two of which feature other Harry Potter alums. His first new project is Gladstone Girls, a scripted podcast series set in a pottery factory. A group of female workers holds a peaceful protest to protect one of their traditions. The podcast will have six episodes.
His second project of the month sees him joining Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) in One Life, a film that follows a stockbroker as he reunites with some of the hundreds of children he saved during World War II. Bonham Carter is featured in some of the first-look images that were also released this month. You can check out the picture below.
Rawlins's third project is The Sixth Commandment, a BBC drama also starring Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew). The drama is based on the real-life crimes of Ben Field, who manipulated and killed a university lecturer (Spall) for his inheritance and attempted to do the same to a second victim. The show has garnered brilliant reviews from critics since premiering in July. You can check out the trailer below and watch the show on BBC iPlayer.
Sticking with Spall, he also stars in the trailer for Bolan's Shoes. The film shows the glam-rock mania – specifically surrounding the band T. Rex – that overtook Liverpool, England, during the 1970s through the lens of a local children's home and the survivors of a tragedy that befalls it. You can check out the trailer below before the film premieres in UK cinemas on September 15.
David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) has also been busy this month. Not only have we all been gearing up for his return to Doctor Who, but he also made a return to hell in the second season of Good Omens, which was released just yesterday and featured an appearance by Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) in one episode. As well as all of that, Tennant has been looking forward to an upcoming return to the Star Wars universe in Ahsoka, in which he will voice Huyang, a droid devoted to constructed lightsabers. He first voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but we'll get to hear more from the character when Ahsoka premieres on August 23.
Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) and Fantastic Beasts's Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) have also looked back at old projects. On July 20, DC dropped a three-part documentary series called Superpowered: The DC Story, which explores the legacy the studio has created for itself through a series of new and old interviews with cast and crew members. Pattinson and Kravitz share their memories as Batman and Catwoman, respectively, while other superheroes, such as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Superman (Henry Cavill), are also represented.
Do you remember when we told you about Claudia Kim's (Nagini) first Korean film? One name change later, and A Normal Family is selling quickly on the global distribution market. The film is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before hitting theaters on a currently unknown date.
Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina Piquery) is taking on a whole new project. She's set to play LaFrancine in Amazon Prime's upcoming coming-of-age drama I'm a Virgo. The show surrounds a 13-foot-tall man called Cootie, who leaves his parents' home for the first time to explore the wider world.
We've got two trailers for you now. The first one stars both Gemma Chan (Madam Ya Zhou) and Harry Potter's Ralph Ineson. The Creator is set in a futuristic AI war and will follow an ex-special forces agent who has to track down and kill the Creator before a mysterious weapon is used to end humanity. Have a look at the trailer below.
Our second trailer stars William Nadylam (Yusuf Kama). Passages is a romance drama about a gay couple whose marriage falls to pieces when one starts an affair with a young woman. The film has a variety of release dates throughout August depending on location, with the film opening in the US on August 4 and finishing its run of premieres on September 1 in the UK and Ireland. Check out the trailer below.
Last but not least is exciting news for Jack Thorne (co-writer). He co-wrote the third installment in the iconic sci-fi film series Tron with Jesse Wigutow, and now we're getting more casting details before filming for Tron: Ares begins next month. Evan Peters, whose most recent credits include Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and American Horror Story, has joined the cast.
That’s a wrap on this month’s Casting News! Which of our trailers and announcements are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.