Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is its second month of production, so it will be a while until we see Anson Mount as Captain Pike of the USS Enterprise. In the meantime, you can check Anson out in an entirely different kind of role. We also have an update on what other Star Trek celebrities are up to, including a first look at Sonequa Martin-Green in the new Space Jam movie.
Anson Mount in The Virtuoso
Anson Mount stars in The Virtuoso, a noir thriller where he plays the titular “Virtuoso,” the code name of a professional killer described as a “ruthless rogue-seeking redemption.” The film finds Mount’s hit man accepting an assignment from his mentor, played by Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, who sends him to a small town tasked with figuring out who his target is based only on a cryptic clue.
Describing the role, Mount tells IGN, “The protagonist is a killer, a good one, one who perhaps comes from a line of killers, possibly even sociopaths. But there is something in this man that is able to step back, reconsider his lot in life, and determine that he is not defined by his lineage nor his previous actions. Maybe this is his virtuosity.”
The Virtuoso arrives on April 30th in select theaters and video on demand.
First look at Sonequa Martin-Green in Space Jam 2
In between seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, star Sonequa Martin-Green starred alongside LeBron James (and Bugs Bunny) in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the follow-up to the 1996 live-action/animation Looney Tunes basketball movie Space Jam. Martin-Green plays Kamiyah, LeBron’s wife, and speaking to EW Martin-Green stressed “What I really love about this character is it’s not some peripheral wife. That’s another thing that really piqued my interest, that it’s not just this wife that is on the outskirts, or in the background, just taking up space or whatever. She’s the matriarch and really keeps the family going, and it’s reflected in the story.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in theaters on July 16.
Michelle Yeoh on set for Avatar 3
Michelle Yeoh jumped out of the 32 century and Star Trek: Discovery, setting up a potential new Section 31 series for Paramount+. In the meantime, she is keeping busy. Last week she was spotted on the set of Avatar 3, with director James Cameron, via producer Jon Landau’s Instagram.
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Cameron has already finished the live-action and motion-capture production on Avatar 2, which is currently in post-production. Michelle Yeoh plays human scientist Dr. Karina Mogue in both films, which will also feature the return of Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana as the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Avatar 2 is due in theaters on Christmas 2022, with Avatar 3 following two years later.
See Doug Jones as the Riddler in Batman fan film
Season three of Discovery featured Doug Jones without makeup, playing a human version of Saru. Getting to perform out of makeup is a special treat for the actor who is so often cast for prosthetics work. Jones is also proud of a brief prosthetics-free role he played in the popular new fan film Batman: Dying is Easy, where he plays The Riddler. You can check that out on YouTube where it has racked up over 4.5 million views in just a couple of weeks.
If you ever wanted to see me as the Riddler, a little taste is in the new short film, "BATMAN: DYING IS EASY" from @BatintheSun along with my friends @Kporterbatman (Batman) and Aaron Schoenke (Joker, writer, director).
CLICK TO WATCH: https://t.co/M5DhVXG5EJ pic.twitter.com/eVthgeudpP
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) March 11, 2021
Star Trek luminaires in demand
Here is the latest news on some other Star Trek stars and creatives…
- Deadline: Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh Join ‘The School For Good And Evil’ At Netflix
- Variety: Bill Nye to Host Peacock Science Series, Brannon Braga and Seth MacFarlane to Produce
- Deadline: Amazon Studios Boards Hannah Marks-Directed Dramedy ‘Don’t Make Me Go’ Starring John Cho
- Deadline: ‘Shantaram’: Alexander Siddig Joins Apple Series Ahead Of Production Restart
- Variety: ‘Bewitched’ Movie in Development at Sony (with Picard showrunner Terry Matalas)
Keep up with all the news from Star Trek celebrities at TrekMovie.com.