Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2019

MOVIE NEWS UPDATES: Michael Rooker joins ‘Furious 9,’ Eza Miller confirms Flash, Kit Harington set for ‘Eternals’

Just an array of movie updates: Michael Rooker joins the new Fast & Furious 9, Ezra Miller confirming that the Flash movie will happen and lastly, new update from D23 on The Eternals: Kit Harrington.


From Deadline, Rooker has been cast as a character named Buddy in Fast & Furious 9.

Rooker is best known as Yondu in the two Guardians of the Galaxy films and Merle in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

No other details are available on his role, but he joins an impressive ensemble that already includes the likes of Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren.

Furious 6 director Justin Lin return to helm the new film.

Fast & Furious 9 is scheduled to race into theaters on May 22, 2020.


The Flash has been hit with delay after delay, and many fans remain convinced that it’s never actually going to happen.

Speaking to W Korea, star Ezra Miller says that the Flash’s very first feature film is “absolutely confirmed.”

“I’ll tell you the ones that I can tell you about because they are absolutely confirmed,” says Miller when asked about what kind of projects he has in the pipeline. “Fantastic Beasts 3, the Flash movie, I’m making more music with [my band] Sons of an Illustrious Father. [I’m] also making music of my own, which will be sort of a new project — a solo project.”

Photo courtesy of slashfilm.com


The Eternals will expand the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it arrives in theaters in the fall of 2020.

While little is known, the Eternals are super-powered and near-immortal beings attempting to keep Earth save from a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants, both sects of powerful warriors created by the cosmic beings known as Celestials.

From the D23 Expo comes more details on the cast: Kit Harington will play Dane Whitman, AKA Black Knight, a hero who inherits his evil uncle’s estate, obtains a mystical sword, and decides to use his newfound powers for good instead of evil.

Also confirmed: Gemma Chan has joined the cast, but she will not be reprising her minor Captain Marvel role. She will play Sersi, one of the Eternals.

The final new reveal was the casting of Barry Keoghan as Druig, another member of the Eternals. Keoghan is a rising actor whose best known roles include Dunkirk and Chernobyl.

The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao will focus on the characters Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), and Ajak (Salma Hayek), who is a mother figure for the team. They’ve been on Earth for 35,000 years, so there are plenty of stories that can be told that will expand the scope and reach of the MCU.

Speaking with ComicBook.com briefly after the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige added:

“It will be a story that will introduce you to this incredibly eclectic group of immortals, they’re the focus of the story,” Feige admits. “It takes place in our universe — it takes place in the MCU, so you’ll hear mentions and stuff about it but yes, the Celestials go back a long way. We know a little bit about them. The Collector told us about Celestials, Knowhere is the severed head of a Celestial. Ego was involved with them, but we learn much more about their agenda and what they’ve been up to.”


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