As the month of May winds down and summer heats up (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway), now is a good time to check in with the cast and creatives from Chuck. Read on for the marvelous update!
Zac finished filming Shazam in Toronto earlier this month, which means we ought to see a teaser trailer soooooometime soon. Meanwhile, he announced that the production had a special gift for the children of Toronto.
As we wrap production on @shazammovie, there are so many people that need to be thanked. Our cast and crew, through and through, were legit ninja warriors who battled one helluva winter, and made something so magical in the process. Thank you, Toronto, for being such a gracious and entertaining host to our #Shazamily. On behalf of the entire production, here’s a little something we’d like to leave with y’all for being so good to us…🙏
And as soon as Zac hangs up his superhero suit, he’ll be donning period garb for a recurring role in season 2 of Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Zac will recur as “an eclectic Manhattan doctor who suddenly starts orbiting the Weissman/Maisel world”. If you’ve watched season 1 of this Golden Globe-winning comedy, you know that it’s a fast-paced, funny, often foul-mouthed story about a newly-divorced mother of two in 1950s New York City, trying to find her way as a comedienne (<– 1950’s gender-specific spelling). Can’t wait to see how Zac factors in!
In addition to throwing down a stunning performance in the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and growing another human, Yvonne has The Predator, directed by Shane Black, coming this year. The first trailer was released earlier this month, and while we get a decent idea what the plot is, we don’t see Yvonne who plays Jacob Tremblay’s mom. Is that because she’s one of the first victims?
Written by Black and Fred Dekker, and starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski, The Predator opens September 14th.
Aliens and dystopian societies and pregnancy don’t appear to be slowing Yvonne down, however. She’s currently in Melbourne, Australia, filming Angel of Mine opposite Noomi Rapace and Luke Evans. Adapted from the 2008 French film L’Empreinte by Safy Nebbou, the movie plot sounds a lot like a popular sub-genre in thriller/mystery novels right now. Lizzie (Rapace), who along with her ex-husband Mike (Evans) is still struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter several years earlier, becomes convinced that the daughter of a stranger (Strahovski) is her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in the young girl’s life, causing her to lose touch with reality.
The upcoming fifth season of The Last Ship will be the show’s final voyage. TNT has not announced a premiere date yet, but the final season is expected to premiere sometime this summer.
Adam also has a movie coming out soon: he co-stars in The Kid opposite Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. The movie, a Western that filmed in New Mexico last year, is the story of a young boy who witnessed the encounter between Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett. The film is currently in post-production; no release date has been announced yet.
Ryan’s pilot, L.A.’s Finest, wasn’t picked up this season, but he’s been enjoying himself nonetheless. He attended the Golf Give Gala a couple of weeks ago, getting some face time with Michael Phelps and Jason Day, and in April he had a “friendly” lunch with Brandon Routh:
Josh has been dipping a toe back in the acting pool lately. This spring he guest-starred on Lucifer and Man with a Plan; could this be a sign that a new series is on the horizon?
Vik has several projects heading our way soon. He’ll recur in at least two episodes of Lodge 49, the upcoming “comedic drama” series produced by Paul Giamatti. The show follows a down-on-his-luck surfer dude who finds solace in a fraternal order, the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx. AMC order the show straight to series, meaning they liked the scripts so much, a pilot wasn’t required. Lodge 49
is expected to premiere in 2019 premieres August 6, 2018.
Then in 2019, we’ll see Vik join the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Vik took to Twitter earlier this month to confirm that he’s been cast in an as yet undisclosed role in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, due out in spring 2019.
More non-disclosures than ever, but Indeed, I am stepping ever-so-lightly into the Marvel dome with the brilliant #AnnaBoden and @fleckryan1 at the helm; which is the part I’m most thrilled about. Just getting to be in their proximity for a bit. #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/gC37n9hmRv
— Vik Sahay (@Vik__Sahay) May 10, 2018
The United We Fan documentary, which includes friend-of-ChuckTV and Chuck vs. the Podcast producer/host Gray Jones as well as Zachary Levi and Chuck executive producer Matt Miller discussing our Save Chuck campaigns, premiered to a sold-out audience at HotDocs in April. It is now making festival rounds; follow them on Facebook to find out if it’s screening in your area.
And don’t forget: Chuck is currently streaming on Amazon US, free for Prime members! Pro tip: For those who are still hoping for a movie or revival of some kind, streaming Chuck coupled with watching and signal-boosting Zachary Levi’s recurring role on Amazon’s original series Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (see above) can only work in our favor.
Updated 05.31.18: AMC announced the premiere date for Lodge 49.