You can breathe again—Michael Bay is directing Transformers 5. Marvel is throwing down another gauntlet against Batman v Superman. Plus, superheroes scrap in Civil War art, new pictures from Deadpool, and what’s to come on Agent Carter and Legends of Tomorrow. Spoilers Now!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
In an extensive profile with Rolling Stone for his Benghazi film 13 Hours, a section featuring Michael Bay consulting on some design work for the TMNT sequel confirmed that iconic cartoon villain Krang will appear in the film:
They start with Ninja Turtles animation. Pablo Helman, a visual-effects supervisor who worked on the Star Wars prequels, appears onscreen and shows Bay the latest version of Krang, a new-to-the-movies villain who is, essentially, a disembodied brain inside a giant robot. “So we’ve eliminated the tentacles,” Helman explains. “Is it too monster-ish?”
“He could have some tentacles,” says Bay. “I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.”
In the same profile, Bay also seems to confirm that he is indeed returning to direct the fifth Transformers movie:
“I’m doing Transformers ... 5, is it?” Bay says, temporarily losing track. He shakes his head. “I’ve taken on a lot of work.”
Cara Delevigne has posted a picture of herself on the set of this Luc Besson film.
Captain America: Civil War
A series of new stills from the film have made their way to Imgur (via Comic Book Movie)
Speaking in regards to recent comments that Peter Capaldi may be getting ready to depart the show, Gotham star Sean Pertwee (whose father Jon played the Doctor back in the 1970s) said that he’s unlikely to consider joining the show himself (outside of a special occasion):
Too big boots to fill. I could never do that. I’d love to, at some point in my life, do something as an ode to my father and also as an ode to the show. It’s an institution, it something that makes you proud to be British … But how can you top my dad? You can’t. He was my Doctor Who.
Following the recent confirmation that the series would return this March, Comicbook.com is reporting that the series will in fact launch on March 25—which would put the series release on the same date as the release of Batman v Superman. Your move, Warner Bros.
The Walking Dead
Xander Berkeley’s role has been revealed—he’ll be playing Gregory, a character from the comics who was the cowardly leader of Hilltop Colony: a second small civilization of survivors that the citizens of Alexandria end up meeting. [TV Line]
Brief synopses for the first two episodes of the second season have been released. [Spoiler TV]
In the season premiere episode, “The Lady in the Lake,” Peggy moves to the City of Angels to help Chief Daniel Sousa at the West Coast Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) investigate a bizarre homicide involving an alleged killer and Isodyne Energy, and reunites with some familiar faces.
“A View in the Dark” – Peggy discovers her murder investigation has huge ramifications that can destroy her career, as well as everyone near and dear to her, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter”
Once Upon A Time
Here’s a new promo poster for the show’s return. [Spoiler TV]
Legends of Tomorrow
Finally, things get a bit messy—and Rip Hunter takes a few blows—in a new promo for the series.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.