All the news that fits.
“The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.”
Syfy‘s upcoming science fiction detective series, The Expanse, has deputed a trailer. The series, based on the New York Times best selling books written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), stars Thomas Jane as Detective Miller, a native of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Miller works for the corporate security forces, and is placed as the lead in the investigation of a missing heiress. The series also stars Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog, 24, House of Saddam) as a member of a political family legacy who has risen in the ranks of the Earth’s governing body, and Steven Strait (Magic City, City Island, 10,000 B.C.), an officer on the ice-carrying freighter, the Canterbury. The hour long, ten episode series makes its debut later this year.
Chris Hemsworth‘s upcoming film In the Heart of the Sea, chronicling the whaling ship Essex’s encounter with a mammoth whale, has been delayed. The film, directed by Ron Howard, was supposed to be released March 13th but has been pushed forward until December 11th. The story of the Essex was the inspiration for Herman Melville‘s Moby Dick.
Warner Brothers‘ upcoming Suicide Squad has lost a member. Apparently, due to a scheduling conflict with the currently filming, and running long, The Revenant, and his upcoming press tour for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy was forced to bow out of the role of Rick Flagg, leaving the squad without a leader. Jake Gyllenhaal has been offered the role, but it is unknown at present time if he will take it.
And lastly for today, in a video interview yesterday, The Russo Brothers mention that Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan will definitely be in the highly anticipated Captain America sequel, Civil War. This makes sense, as in the comics the civil war involved many heroes, and I suspect these additions will not be the last.