Check out an amazing new Game of Thrones poster. Get the first look at an adaptation of Stephen King's Cell. Patrick Wilson may play a major role in Scott Lang's story in Ant-Man. Kate Beckinsale joins the Monty Python crew in Absolutely Anything. And Dylan Neal previews the rest of Ivo's story on Arrow. Spoilers now!
Independence Day 2
Who cares that Will Smith's probably not returning? The important news is that Jeff Goldblum is apparently going to reprise his character, David Levinson, who destroyed an alien fleet with a computer virus he cooked up on his home computer. Goldblum said:
Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see — I haven't read anything — what they cook up. You know, I think they're trying to put it together.
On the other hand, Goldblum also confirmed that he would not be back for Jurassic World. [Huffington Post]
Patrick Wilson has been cast as a not-yet disclosed character. ScreenCrush has theorized that he could be playing Darren Cross, the owner of Cross Technology Enterprises. This actually works when you take into account that Cross relates to Scott Lang's origin. In the comics, Cross is suffering from the same disease as Scott Lang's daughter Cassie, and Cross has taken captive Erica Sondheim the only doctor who's working on a cure for this rare condition. Lang steals the Ant-Man armor to rescue the imprisoned doctor, in an attempt to save his daughter's life.
Also, Michael Pena is confirmed to be in talks for another major but unspecified role in the film. [Slashfilm]
Kate Beckinsale will be the female lead in Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything. The film stars Simon Pegg as a disillusioned school teacher who is granted the ability to do anything he wishes by a group of aliens watching him from space. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Here's a photo from the adaptation of the Stephen King adaptation, showing stars John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Owen Teague, worrying about the zombie apocalypse that's been spread via cellphone signal. This film is directed by Todd "Kip" Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) from a script by King and Adam Alleca. [Blairwitch.de via Yahoo! Movies]
Game of Thrones
Check out the best poster for Game of Thrones season four yet. [Winter Is Coming]
And here's the breakdown of who's writing which episodes of season four:
Ep. 401: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 402: George R. R. Martin
Ep. 403: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 404: Bryan Cogman
Ep. 405: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 406: Bryan Cogman
Ep. 407: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 408: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 409: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Ep. 410: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
The Vampire Diaries
Executive producer Caroline Dries confirmed that Elena would return this season, and that Katherine's actions would have a lot of repercussions, saying:
Elena will ultimately return to the show, back to her friends and her old life, but there will be the fallout from everything Katherine left in her wake. Just when he seemed to finally be getting over Elena and starting to heal, Katherine stormed into his [Stefan's] life and reopened that wound.
Dries also commented on Damon's dark turn:
It's not going to be an easy road for Damon to come back, because what he did was pretty bad. What we're trying to explore is, now that Stefan is moving on from Elena after this whole Katherine chapter closes, he's trying to figure out the next big movement in his life. And since his brother needs him more than ever, Stefan will be the one to kind of pick him up — in a very Stefan kind of way.
Dr. Ivo returns to Arrow next week, and Dylan Neal said that Mirakuru is still Ivo's number one priority:
As it's explained in the next episode, it [Mirakuru] will always remain his primary goal. He does have a time constraint in his own personal life as to why he needs to continue moving forward with this, but Slade is going to become a major, major factor in this now going forward. And, without giving things away, Slade and Ivo are now kinda joined at the hip.
He also mentioned that his character's arc will have an effect on Slade:
While the stories intertwine and Ivo's actions now directly affect Slade's actions going forward because of the death of Shado and the choice that Ivo made Oliver make between Sara and Shado. So all of this will seed. The writers of the series have had a long term game plan in mind and this episode illuminates all the question marks of where we were going, why were things happening the way they did.
It's all going to be revealed in the next episode that I'm in. And going forward I have no idea yet what they are going to do with Ivo. He's still there, but there's ... while so questions have been answered, now there's a big question mark going forward with Ivo and I'll be waiting with the rest of you. I'll be going back.
Here are two previews for next week's episode, "The Promise":
Here are video interviews with David Lyons and Mat Vairo, which have them discussing Monroe and Connor's relationship, their fight, and how Monroe's reveal of why Connor was sent to Mexico will affect them going forward. [Buddy TV]
And here's a promo for episode 2.15, "Dreamcatcher." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's the synopsis for March 18th's episode, "Moon Over Bourbon Street":
UNNATURAL ALLIANCES — After accusing Klaus (Joseph Morgan) of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) makes a move to take matters into his own hands. He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family. In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayley share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end. Finally, even as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami (Leah Pipes) deal with her Uncle Kieran's tragedy (guest star Todd Stashwick). Michael Robinson directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise & Christopher Hollier (#117)
Here are the titles and one-sentence descriptions of episodes 4.08-4.12:
Episode 4.08 - Rewind, Rewind
Sally learns that by changing the past to match the present, she has changed her and the roommates' futures.
Episode 4.09 - Too Far, Fast Forward!
Sally realizes that the only way to make things right is to transport to the present and seeking the help of an old foe.
Episode 4.10 - Oh Don't You Die For Me
Josh struggles to get Nora back; Aidan and Sally's friendship turns into something more, even though his relationship with Suzanna has taken a new turn.
Episode 4.11 - Ramona the Pest
Aidan helps Kenny get out of town; Sally and Nora help Josh conquer his wolf.
Episode 4.12 - House Hunting
The roommates discover they are not the only ones having a hard time leaving the house.
Here's the synopsis for March 18th's episode, "Blade Runners", guest starring Snooki.
CROWLEY SINKS DEEPER INTO HIS ADDICTION; NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI APPEARS IN A CAMEO ROLE — Dean (Jensen Ackles) is frustrated when he can't reach Crowley (Mark Sheppard), who has promised to find The First Blade. When Crowley finally calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean, he tells them he fell off the wagon and has been injecting human blood and needs their help. To make matters worse, he had a demon (guest star Rebecca Marshall) helping him find blood, but she sold him out and told Abaddon that he and the Winchesters were searching for The First Blade. The brothers need to find the blade before Abaddon does, so they enlist the help of a former member of the Men of Letters (guest star Kavan Smith). Meanwhile, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi appears in a cameo role. Serge Ladouceur directed the episode written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming
And here's a clip from "#THINMAN":
Here's a short description of episode 1.10, "Fushigi":
Alan and Walker journey to an abandoned satellite station and discover the truth behind Hatake's plan.
Here are two previews for "Enemy of My Enemy":
Here's the description for the fifth episode, "Dreamers Often Lie":
A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN — When Gloria (guest star Victoria Platt) tells the Atrian Seven they are allowed to spend some time outside their sector, Roman (Matt Lanter) sees it as an opportunity to further investigate his father's mysterious past and makes a stunning discovery. Emery (Aimee Teegarden) and Grayson (Grey Damon) go out on a date, but their night is ruined after Eric (guest star Jesse Luken) calls Grayson for help and ends up putting everyone in danger. Drake (Greg Finley) mistakes Taylor (Natalie Hall) for an undercover Trag, and Lukas (Titus Makin, Jr.) makes his move on Sophia (Brina Palencia). Meanwhile, Teri (Chelsea Gilligan) tries to take over Drake's mission. Michael Pressman directed the episode written by Marc Halsey (#105).
Here's a one-sentence description of episode 1.08, "Prisoner":
Jeremy is poisoned; Clay interrogates a Mutt and Elena confronts a werewolf groupie.
Here's a behind-the-scenes video for WGN's new series. [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm