There's a first look at the building that will stand in for LexCorp in Batman V. Superman. Star Wars will stay in the United Kingdom for another movie. Brian K. Vaughan has left Under The Dome. Brian Bendis talks about the Powers TV show. And there's a profile on The Flash's science team. Spoilers now!
Top image: The Flash
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
In addition to the Superman statue that's already made the rounds, we have a look at the building that's being used for LexCorp. We've already heard that the LexCorp is going to be a Silicon Valley-style young company, and here's Screen Rant with a possible explanation for this building:
A split-second glimpse of a LexCorp building in Man of Steel established that the "young and edgy" company run by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) did have some headquarters in Metropolis, though it's highly possible that this LexCorp building was damaged – if not completely destroyed – during the battle between Superman and General Zod. If that's the case then this new building could be where Lex moved his central operations to in the wake of the fight, or it could be some kind of lab or factory.
Here's the photo from Bananadoc. [Screen Rant]
J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, and Oscar Isaac were seen hanging out in London, leading to the speculation that Isaac's character is related to Ford's — possibly Han Solo's son. See the photos at the links. [Daily Mail, Star Wars Episode 7 News]
The Abu Dhabi sets may be preserved and left standing. According to reports, the desert set includes a "whole world" of "shuttle-like" spacecraft, a large tower, and some jet engine-powered "fast buggies", plus a blast crater created by explosives. [The National]
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that a second Star Wars movie will be filmed in the UK. Here's the tweet. [via Softpedia]
Brian Cox has joined the cast of Pixels, based on the 2010 Internet short about what ensues "when aliens misinterpret video feeds from classic arcade games as a declaration of war." [Hollywood Reporter]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Here's a new TV spot:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Here's another TV spot. [via Transformers Live Action Movie Blog]
The finale was last night, and executive producer Jason Rothenberg talked about the arc of the whole season and what parallels the show had to our world:
In a lot of ways, they go through the crucible — "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." They were fuck-ups, many of them coming into the season, and this adventure, this stress that they lived under constantly really turns them into almost a military unit. Certainly by the end that's true. I think that's what happens. We send kids off to die in wars and fight in wars when they are 18 years old. That's how old most of the hundred are. So someone signs up for the military and when they're done, they are usually mature. It changes them in many ways and I think that's what happened. I think it's a good analogy for what the hundred go through. We throw them into the fire. Baptism by fire.
It shapes them and really quite quickly. It was interesting to see them willing to step up and be that way. To decide that they wanted to contribute and wanted to help each other that way.
Realistically, I think that is what happens. If you're put in a dangerous situation, you will either take it seriously or you will die. And they realized pretty quickly that is what they had to do, and that's what they did. That's one of the things we sort of had planned all along that these juvenile delinquents were going to come together and they were going to survive. It's a story about survival. It's not a story about who's romantically interested in who. It's not a soap in this world. It's a story of survival that has some romantic storylines. That's certainly not what the show is about or should be about.
Tandi Wright's joined the cast of the adaptation of the French series as Claire, the "estranged wife of Jack (Mark Pelligrino) and mother to Lena (Sophie Lowe)." [Deadline]
Under the Dome
Writer and executive producer Brian K. Vaughan has left Under the Dome. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Vaughan chose to leave to focus more on his graphic novel work. He did, however, finish planning out season two before leaving. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Also leaving a show is Brianna Brown, who has left The Whispers after the pilot for "creative reasons." Brown played Lena, the photojournalist wife of Barry Sloane's Wes, in this show about a race to stop an alien invasion. [TV Line]
We previously reported that this TV show, based on the comic about cops and superheroes, would be released for the PlayStation. At E3, comic creator Brian Bendis shared more details, and said the show was officially greenlit "directly to series for PlayStation." He explained that the show will premiere as a free pilot for all PSN users in December, with PlayStation Plus users getting the whole series for free. Bendis said the show, which follows two cops investigating superheroes and supervillains, wants to show "what a world full of superheroes would really be like." [Newsarama]
Here's a featurette on the staff of S.T.A.R. Labs. [via the Flash Facebook page]
The Last Ship
Here's a new trailer called "Can You Still Hear Me?"
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer