Welcome back to Morning Spoilers after an unscheduled break! In today's roundup, the future of X-Men: Days of Future Past is settled. Captain America gets a villain and Robopocalypse gets a star. There are new posters for The Wolverine and Hansel and Gretel. Matt Smith talks about the possibility of a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover. And much, much more!
X-Men: Days of Future Past:
It's official: Bryan Singer, who directed the first two X-Men movies and then fell into a hole someplace, is back and directing the sequel to X-Men: First Class. [Deadline]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
Another thing we already reported is now official: Frank Grillo will play the villain Crossbones in the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. [Variety]
Here's the first official poster for the second Wolverine movie. [Comic Book Resources]
Ben Whishaw, who's currently in Skyfall and Cloud Atlas, says it's not 100 percent official but he is in this movie, and "we're due to make it." [I Am Rogue]
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters:
Here's a brand new poster. [Shock Till You Drop]
Rise of the Guardians:
Here's a brand new featurette about the Easter Bunny character, Bunnymund:
Add one more to the increasingly long list of projects that Fast and Furious mastermind Justin Lin could one day direct - he's signed up to direct Subdivision, a science fiction comedy from Universal and the writing duo of Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles, who also recently sold another science fiction script called Hyperdrive. [Variety]
Elijah Wood is attached to star in this horror movie, co-written by one of the creators of the SAW franchise, in which "a mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils." [Shock Till You Drop]
Director Barry Levinson says he started out to make a documentary about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, and then it somehow turned into a science fiction horror film with a message. Talking to Huffington Post, he explains:
The facts were frightening - and making a documentary didn't interest me enough. But the facts stayed with me. So we made a sci-fi movie like in the 1950s, which used science fiction to deal with the real fears we had… The idea was - what if some catastrophic thing happened? What if no media was allowed in? How would we know?
Matt Smith says he's "not averse" to a crossover with Sherlock, but also explains why you shouldn't hold your breath for one, talking to Collider:
I think Mark and Steven kind of hate the idea of Doctor Who and Sherlock ever meeting…. I'm not averse to it. I'm kind of open. I'm like yeah, because I just think they would find each other so remarkable… But how can Doctor Who walk by in Sherlock Holmes? …
Primeval: The New World:
This North American spin-off of the British time-travel show just started airing in Canada, and new star Miranda Frigon offers some hints about crossovers with the original series, talking to The Outhousers:
Oh my god that would be amazing to cross over to the original series!! I'm not sure that would happen but I guess anything is possible when you're dealing with time portals. There is definitely crossover between the two shows being that Andrew Lee Potts' character was able to crossover into our world and, yes, there is some really cool stuff that develops in the finale that will get the fans very excited for a Season Two (fingers crossed that happens)!
In this week's Ben Edlund-scripted episode, Benny the vampire needs Dean's help, and Benny actor Ty Olsson explains what's going on with his character:
[In] Episode 5, we learn why he was in purgatory, how he got there. We learn a lot about Benny's backstory… The trouble that Benny gets into is that he's got some loose ends to tie up, so to speak. There's a pressing reason why he wants out of purgatory and a need to clean up those loose ends and resolve what happened before. There's a really interesting storyline about where he came from and how he got into purgatory and how he died and how he was turned. It's a driving force that gets him in the middle of a pretty messy situation. And it's powerful enough for him that it becomes a single focus. That's what drives him to get out of purgatory, why he searches out Dean.
Tons more at the link [TV Line]
And here's an official synopsis for the upcoming episode "Citizen Fang", via Zap2It:
Sam asks Martin to keep an eye on Benny after some unexplained deaths in Benny's hometown. Dean won't be particularly happy about it - and when Martin finds out that a Winchester has teamed up with a vampire, he will not be impressed.
American Horror Story: Asylum:
Here's the official description for the sixth episode, via SpoilerTV:
Chapter 6 – "The Origins of Monstrosity" (Airs November 21, 10:00 pm e/p) – A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. The Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden. The origin of Bloody Face is revealed. Written by Ryan Murphy; directed by David Semel.
Here's the official description for the Nov. 16 episode, which notably includes Georgina Haig, playing Etta, among the castmembers:
GAME-CHANGING FRINGE EVENTS OCCUR - As the fight for the future intensifies, a member of the Fringe team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own.
Now that Dig knows Oliver's secret, he'll be an important confidant, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW:
We always say that if Oliver is the dark the Dig is the light and the truth is somewhere in between. They really need each other - Oliver needs someone to remind him of the value of life and that the extreme way is not the only way. And that sort of push and pull between the characters has given us so many great episodes because you get to see them not just having fun as partners but also see them wrestle with the morality of this quest they are both on.
The Vampire Diaries:
Here's another sneak peek from tomorrow night's episode:
Person of Interest:
Sterling K. Brown is joining the cast as a narcotics detective and possible love interest for Detective Carter. [TV Line]
The Walking Dead:
Robert Kirkman hints that the Governor's backstory could be somewhat different on television than it was in the comics, and says there's no guarantee that his niece Penny will appear. [TV Line]
Here's another sneak peek from Sunday's episode:
Additional reporting by Rob H. Dawson.