Black Mirror season 5 first look hints a Marvel and DC-themed episode – CNET

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Stars Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are wanting suitably grim-faced for his or her Black Mirror episode.

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Black Mirror is aware of easy methods to paint a portrait of society — and in our case, it is one which’s obsessive about Marvel and DC.

Charlie Brooker’s darkish anthology collection is on its means again for a fifth season, we simply do not know when that’s but. However distributor Netflix is stoking our pleasure with an increasing number of tidbits, from casting information to a primary take a look at the episode starring Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, by way of Leisure Weekly.

After the most recent within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, Mackie is on his strategy to higher stardom having taken over Captain America’s mantle. Capitalizing on that, Brooker mentioned of his episode: “It is the Marvel-DC crossover nobody noticed coming.”

For extra on casting information and the discharge date, take a look at the explainer beneath.


Bandersnatch is a one-off interactive Black Mirror movie on Netflix.


When will it come out?

There’s nothing in cement but, however Brooker confirmed that season 5 is “imminent-ish”.

“It is all imminent-ish. It will be out quickly,” Brooker mentioned in a January interview with RadioTimes.com. “We would already shot like, one of many episodes of season 5 earlier than we did Bandersnatch.


Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker.

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“At one level we weren’t certain whether or not we had been going to make Bandersnatch a part of season 5.”

Black Mirror season three arrived on Netflix in October 2016. Season four launched in December 2017. Season 5 has been pushed again to accommodate Bandersnatch because the sprawling choose-your-own-adventure epic took numerous laborious work to tug off.

“Doing Bandersnatch was like doing a number of episodes without delay,” Brooker informed RadioTimes.com. “It was Netflix’s suggestion as effectively — ‘Let’s do it as its personal factor’. Because it expanded and obtained greater and larger and larger it grew to become obvious that the best way to do that was to do it as a standalone factor.”

If season 5 follows Netflix’s sample of unexpectedly dropping new reveals, the primary episode may come out of nowhere. We got in the future’s discover to organize ourselves for Bandersnatch.

However since Brooker’s confirmed that at the very least one episode was shot final yr, we at the very least know season 5 is wanting doubtless for 2019.

Is there a trailer?

As quickly as we get a trailer, it will go proper right here. And be ready: Just like the Bandersnatch trailer, it may arrive shortly earlier than the primary episode premieres.

Who’s starring?

Black Mirror alumni consists of Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard, Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.

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The most recent information, in line with Deadline Wednesday, is that Anthony Mackie, aka Falcon in Avengers: Endgame, has been solid for season 5, alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who just lately performed Black Manta in Aquaman.

Netflix has not but responded to a request for remark.

Becoming a member of their ranks: one Miley Cyrus.

Technically this season 5 casting information comes underneath the “hearsay” class after the singer hinted at her involvement whereas on The Howard Stern Present in December, 2018.

“In the event you guess it, then I’ll shake my head ‘sure’ or ‘no’,” she mentioned in line with The Hollywood Reporter. Stern reportedly then informed listeners that she’d confirmed her casting.

There’s extra. “I am actually truly excited for everybody to look at the ‘headshaking mission’ we mentioned sure to,” Cyrus later mentioned.

San Junipero sequel

San Junipero 2… is just not occurring. Sorry, Kelly and Yorkie followers.

Regardless of the present’s penchant for together with Easter egg references to earlier episodes, lots of which yow will discover in Bandersnatch, Brooker is not delivering on his feedback about doing a “Return to” episode that would broaden season three’s much-loved romance.

“I’ve at all times needed to do a ‘Return to’ story,” Brooker mentioned in his e book Inside Black Mirror, printed in November, 2018. “Return to San Junipero! Or do Crocodile once more, however backwards, like Memento. Crocodile Two: Again in Enterprise.”

Even when Brooker does return to the ’80s utopia of San Junipero, Kelly and Yorkie’s story will probably be left alone.


Beloved episode San Junipero will not have a sequel.

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“When it comes to a sequel to San Junipero, no, actually not in its present kind — I do not suppose we might revisit these characters except we had a extremely, actually good cause,” Brooker informed NME.

“And I very a lot doubt that we might try this as an episode. Perhaps as a graphic novel or some type of commemorative biscuit. However we would not need to decide that aside and tinker with it, as we might like to depart Kelly and Yorkie the place they’re.”

Guess we’ll simply need to make do with authentic, groundbreaking storytelling.

Word: This text was initially printed March 13 and is up to date as new info rolls in.


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