Star Trek and the people associated with the franchise are always in the news. Some of the news warrants full stories and some of those better be included in a synopsis. This is that roundup that’s now a regular Heavy on Star Trek feature, and this week’s roundup includes Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Mike McMahan, Idris Elba, Patrick Stewart, Anson Mount and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Pegg is back in action in M:I – Dead Reckoning
Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for Mission: Impossible 7 on May 23, 2022, which also revealed the film’s title: “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One.” Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, who is joined by returnees Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Frederick Schmidt and others Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn. Pegg currently stars as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the JJ Abrams-produced “Star Trek” films set in the Kelvin universe. Abrams is also one of the producers of “Dead Reckoning – Part One”.
Dead Reckoning Trailer
Ryder returns in Stranger Things 4
Netflix will premiere the first part of the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” officially named “Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1,” on May 27, 2022. The popular show stars Winona Ryder, Spock’s doomed human mother Amanda Grayson in “Starship Enterprise (2009)Ryder plays Joyce Byers, the mother of Will (Noah Schnapp) and Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton) in Stranger Things. The official Netflix synopsis reads: “It has been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Dealing with the aftermath, our group of friends are getting separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this extremely vulnerable time, a new and terrifying supernatural threat emerges, representing a gruesome mystery that, if solved, could finally bring an end to the horrors of The Upside Down.”
‘Stranger Things 4, Vol. 1’ trailer
The third season of “Solar Opposites” starts on July 13th
Star Trek: Lower Decks is not a creator and executive producer Mike McMahan‘s only current animated show. “Solar Opposites” is his other animated series, and Hulu has announced that the upcoming third season of the show, consisting of 11 episodes, will be released on July 13. Four aliens who equally agree on whether the earth is terrible or great . Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see pollution, gross consumption and human frailty, while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun things. In Season 3, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family.”
Elba looks like a volcano in the new film
The ubiquitous Idris Elba returns to the big screen this summer in Three Thousand Years of Desire. Directed by Mad Max filmmaker George Miller, the film stars Tilda Swinton as a woman who buys an antique bottle that has been home for centuries to a genie who grants her three wishes. Elba, who played the villainous Krall in Star Trek Beyond, plays the Djinn, a character whose elf ears make him look a lot like a… Vulcan. MGM, which will release Three Thousand Years of Longing, released a trailer for the film on May 20, 2022.
Elba tweets the ‘Longing’ trailer
Stewart, Cumberbatch & Mount give their all for “Doctor Strange”
Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it’s chock-full of Star Trek talent. Benedict Cumberbatch, who played John Harrison/Khan in Star Trek into Darkness, returns to the Marvel action as the title character Stephen Strange. That’s no surprise. Patrick Stewart and Anson Mount make cameo appearances. This is news.
Stewart, who is currently reprising his Star Trek: The Next Generation role as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard, has starred in several X-Men films as Professor X, most recently in Logan see. in 2017. He returns as Professor X in “Multiverse of Madness” after being briefly heard in the final trailer of the sequel. The Professor X shown in Multiverse of Madness resembles the version from the ’90s animated series more than the live-action iteration, which makes sense given Professor X’s death in Logan and the Doctor Strange sequel multiverse.
Mount, who has played Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, and now Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, starred as Blackagar Boltagon/Black Bolt, one of the superheroes with the short-lived Marvel -TV series “Inhumans”. The actor appears as Black Bolt for a brief scene in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. in one tweet On May 17, 2022, Mount thanked “Multiverse of Madness” producer Kevin Feige and director Sam Raimi for including him. The next day, he tweeted about the experience again, this time sharing footage of a stunt rehearsal. Corresponding Box office mojoas of May 23, 2022, “Multiverse of Madness” has grossed more than $800 million worldwide.
Anson Mount tweet with ‘Multiverse’ stunt video
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