Michael B. Jordan comments on rumors that he's been cast in Star Wars, Independence Day 2, and Fantastic Four. Daniel Radcliffe discusses the possibility of a Harry Potter cameo in J.K. Rowling's new Potterverse movie. Plus find out how long we'll wait to see Laurel Lance suit up as Black Canary. Spoilers now!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Given that this movie is going to take place decades before the rest of the Harry Potter movies, it's not a huge surprise to anyone that Daniel Radcliffe doesn't think he'll cameo in it. However, it is a magical world and he's not ruling time travel out:
I don’t think I’m going to be coming back. We can’t be doing these characters when we’re 40, so there has to be a line drawn. I never know what Jo [Rowling] is going to write, but at the moment I’m in the same position that everyone else is in — waiting to hear what information is coming out because I don’t know anything about these new films.
If time travel rears its head again, I’ll be intrigued to see what she does.
Thor: The Dark World
Here's the international trailer:
Michael B. Jordan has confirmed rumors that he auditioned for Episode VII. He also said that, unlike Saoirse Ronan's audition, his did not include a lightsaber. But like Ronan, he stated the by-now-clear fact that everybody's auditioning for this:
I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're trying to figure out what they want. That's another incredible franchise. It's pretty crazy! ...We'll see how it happens. I don't know how I can do everything.
Independence Day 2
Also on Michael B. Jordan's radar is the sequel to Independence Day, of which he says, "If that came true, that would be cool, too." [Coming Soon]
And rounding out the Michael B. Jordan casting news for the day, the actor says he would like to reunite with director Josh Trank for the reboot:
Definitely interested in the project. Josh Trank is a buddy of mine.
Here's the puntastic first poster. [Coming Soon]
New promo photo is below. [Coming Soon]
The Walking Dead
Producer Gale Ann Hurd gave a few more details about how the spinoff came to be and what it will look like:
It came from AMC. This is something we would all like to do. Robert [Kirkman] has always been interested in expanding the world and doing something quite different than what he was doing in the book. It won't deal with any of the characters from the book or the TV series.
Danai Gurira says that she has no idea what fans of a romantic relationship between Michonne and Rick are seeing:
It's very clear that she has respect for Rick. Seeing the way Rick handles himself, handles his community, handles his son is something that she can respect. [. . .]
He demanded that she not keep functioning in a way that was completely non-communicative and obscure, and she adjusted to that. And I think she actually felt that was probably good for her. So I think that’s probably what fans are seeing. [. . .]
I don’t know whatever else they see,” she continues with a laugh. “They’d have to tell you.
And here's a season four preview with Andrew Lincoln. [TV Line]
For all the teasing of Black Canary that's been leading up to this season, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says that we won't have to wait long to see Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) get suited up:
I think as always with these things, I think we surprise people with how fast get to things. If it's a great idea, our instinct is always to pull it forward and figure out the repercussions of it afterwards. If it's a great idea, why wait?
Here are a pair of previews called "Identity" and "Real Me."
Agents of SHIELD
ABC's ordered another nine episodes of the show, so we're going to get 22 episodes this season and not just thirteen. [Entertainment Weekly]
Titus Welliver, who played SHIELD Agent Blake in the Marvel short "Item 47," will reprise that role in episode six, "FZZT." "FZZT" has the team investigating a spate of floating murder victims. [TV Line]
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Sophie Lowe, who plays Alice, wants to be clear that Alice and the Knave of Hearts, while friends, are nothing more:
We’re just friends. I feel like it’s very rare in TV these days to have friends that are boys and girls, and it’s really cool to have that.
And Emma Rigby, teases her character's motivation, flashbacks, and her alliance with Jafar:
She's involved with Alice, Cyrus, all the other characters because she wants to ascertain something. She has a motive. It's not necessarily that she hates Alice or she wants to kill her. It's something else much grander and something that's never been done before that she wants to achieve.
There are flashbacks with the Red Queen. What they are, whether they're an origin, whether they're a forward, where we find those flashbacks, that's what the audience is going to discover within the episodes. That's a real fundamental part of the Red Queen.They need each other. But they also don't trust each other. You've got to always watch your back. They know that without the power that they both have, they'll never ever move forward to get what they both want and what they both want is conflicting, but they also can correlate and help each other.
More at the link. [TV Fanatic]
Executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz explain how the characters will evolve this season:
Kitsis: We do meet Alice in an insane asylum, and she is broken, but what we realize is that she is a very strong, kick-ass warrior in her own right. I’d say that her goal is extremely personal in that she is fighting to find the love of her life who she thought was dead. We realize she was in an insane asylum because her father didn’t believe her. She’d gone to Wonderland as a little girl, and she returned a broken woman. It isn’t until she’s recruited on this mission that we see her spirits renewed again.
Kitsis: When you see the show, you’ll realize that all the characters are going to be deepened. Naveen Andrews plays Jafar, and we’re going to get his story. There’s the Red Queen and the Knave of Hearts. We’ll see the hookah-smoking caterpillar voiced by Iggy Pop. And what we did intend to do with those characters was give them a beginning, middle and end. We wanted to tell a complete story like you’d see in a movie, and if people dig it and like these characters, then next year we’ll put them on a different adventure and quest.
Horowitz: We’re making a contract with the audience. This is an adventure that stands alone – an epic romance with lots of excitement. And by the end of the season, you’ll have all the answers you could possibly want. But if you love these characters and you want more of them, then we’d be happy to bring them back next year. The analogy we use is that it’s like the Star Trek movies. You see them on one solo adventure, but as the movies go on with standalone stories, you get to watch the characters grow.
American Horror Story: Coven
Series creator, Ryan Murphy, says we'll be learning all about the history between Frances Conroy's Myrtle and Jessica Lange's Fiona:
She's truly Jessica's nemesis. There's an entire episode where we show she and Jessica when they were 18 at the school and why they became bitter rivals. And Jessica was very deadly even as an 18 year old. She's really, really funny and very specifically stylish and odd.
And here's a promo for episode two, "Boy Parts":
The Vampire Diaries
An upcoming flashback will see the return of Grayson Gilbert, when a younger Elena catches him doing some work in their possibly-hiding-secrets basement. [E! Online]
Here are a few promo photos for "Costume Party of the Damned," airing on Halloween, and the description of the episode:
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED —- On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline's (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas' demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation. Kat Graham and Zach Roerig also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Sonny Postiglione (#505).
The Tomorrow People
If you saw the premiere, you know that Stephen joined Ultra at the end of that episode. What that means, according to executive producer Phil Klemmer, is that Stephen will be juggling Ultra-Tomorrow People double agent duties for a while this season:
There's proven to be a wealth of story and tension that comes from it. You can play stories where he's working at Ultra, you can play stories where he's with the Tomorrow People, you can play stories where he's being sort of tug-of-war back and forth.
And here's the synopsis for episode four, "Unfinished Business," which guest stars Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS —- When Ultra's most wanted, Killian McCrane (guest star Jason Dohring, "Veronica Mars"), resurfaces after years of being in hiding, Stephen (Robbie Amell) enlists John's (Luke Mitchell) help in tracking him down. John reluctantly agrees to help, but changes his mind when he learns that Killian isn't after Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) as everyone suspects. Stephen, wants to help, but Cara (Peyton List) explains that John's history with Killian, which brings back a flood of memories from John's past, making him do something he never thought he would do again. Meanwhile, Stephen's mom (guest star Sarah Clarke) is suspicious of his whereabouts, putting him in an awkward position. Aaron Yoo and Madeleine Mantock also star. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Nicholas Wootton and Alex Katsnelson (#104).
Here's the extended promo for next week's episode:
And a pair of previews called "In Too Deep" and "Strange Things"
Witches of East End
Enver Gjokaj, formerly of Dollhouse, will be joining the show as "Mike," a mysterious novelist with a very specific interest eldest daughter, Ingrid. [TV Guide]
Person of Interest
Here's the synopsis for episode 3.04, "Reasonable Doubt":
The team gets the number of a prominent New York lawyer and has to determine whether she orchestrated the death of her recently murdered husband, or if she is being framed. Meanwhile, Carter faces an issue with her new partner, Laskey, after he spots her with Reese, aka “The Man in the Suit"
Here's the synopsis for episode 9.04, which sees Felicia Day's return:
FELICIA DAY RETURNS AS CHARLIE/SAM, DEAN AND CHARLIE MEET DOROTHY FROM OZ —- Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) discover that the table in the Men of Letters house (the one that lit up like a Christmas Tree when the angels fell), has an ancient computer attached to it. They figure if they can get the computer on, they can track the angels. Who better to call for help than the best IT girl there is, Charlie (guest star Felicia Day)? While moving the massive computer, they dislodge a hidden hexbag that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy (guest star Tiio Horn) from Oz. She had trapped herself and the wicked witch (guest star Maya Massar) in the web years ago to stop the witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. With the wall broken, a massive and magical fight ensues that threatens to destroy the Men of Letters house. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#904).
And a clip from episode 9.02, "Devil May Care":
Go here for the complete set of promo photos and synopsis for the season three premiere: