Plus, Cap’s relationship with Bucky and Civil War’s desire to make a “modern” Spider-Man. Mitch Pileggi talks returning to The X-Files. Once Upon A Time casts its next big villain. Plus, a new trailer for The Forest, Supergirl life-saving, and more. Spoilers Get!
Captain America: Civil War
In a new video interview with Chinese reporters, the Russo Brothers discuss several aspects of the film, including Black Widow’s relationship with Steve Rogers coming out of Civil War, hinting that this relationship could develop in this film:
I think two of the most endearing scenes in the film are between Steve and Natasha. And of course, that relationship will carry forward into ‘Infinity War.’ They have a real respect for each other, but they’re very different and they admire the differences in each other, and they find a commonality those differences.
Their desire to make a truly modern teenage Spider-Man:
It was very important to us that we go younger with the character because what we love about Spider-Man is that he’s still a high school student. That’s a part of his vulnerability and it’s what makes him special in the Marvel Universe; he’s very unique. We wanted to play to that aspect of the character. We also wanted to think about ‘Who is Spider-Man today?’ A lot of times, when you get interpretations of Spider-Man, they’re very nostalgic to the origins of the character... We wanted to think about who is Spider-Man today if he’s living in Queens, what’s the texture of his life like, what’s the texture of his relationship with his aunt who lives with him. How can we make the relationship and character very contemporary? That’s our goal with the character.
And Cap’s strong bond with Bucky:
We’ve always interpreted the relationship as two brothers. They’re very close characters, they have a relationship with each other that is very deep. The bond between them is very strong, [which is] what motivates the storytelling. These are both characters that came from nothing. Captain America was basically an orphan, and Bucky’s family took him in. When he was asleep for several years, he lost everything that was dear to him. And when he took the serum and became Captain America, he gave away a large part of himself for a patriotic cause. So, you have a character who is searching for the only thing that he has left from his past… and that’s Bucky.
You can see the whole thing in the video below. [CBR]
The movie has had its release date brought forward—rather than premiering in July, it will instead run on February 17th, 2017. [Deadline]
Here’s a new banner for the video game adaptation, with the film’s new logo—which appropriately looks basically identical to the one from the games. [CBR]
TJ Miller, who plays Weasel in the movie, has shared a new picture from behind the scenes.
Here’s a new poster and trailer for the Natalie-Dormer-starring horror movie. [Shock Till You Drop]
Game of Thrones
Although little of the information is new, Watchers on the Wall has rounded up a complete list of casting information known for the show’s sixth season so far, including the Tarly family, some Northern Lords, and even flashback characters featuring what could be a Young Ned Stark, and potential characters in the much-rumored sequence set in the past, at the Tower of Joy.
Mitch Pileggi discusses returning to his role of Skinner, saying that the character is the catalyst that brings Mulder back into investigation in the new series:
Them being back in the picture, he has this connection with them, and it’s a very important connection; he’s attached to them. And he’s also telling Mulder, there’s shit going on out there, and you need to do something about it. Things, perhaps, I don’t know how to do — paths you know how to follow that I don’t. And methods you use that I don’t. It’s just the nature of who Mulder is — Skinner says, ‘You need to figure this shit out.’
Once Upon A Time
Greg Germann has been cast as Hades, ruler of the Underworld, who will become the show’s major antagonist for the second half of the fifth season. Entertainment Weekly describes the show’s take on the god as having a “surprising connection to one of [the] cast.”
Finally, CBS have released a short new featurette covering the amount of people Supergirl has saved in her short hero tenure so far. Apparently it’s around 40,000 people!
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Avengers: Age of Ultron.