Lawrence Kasdan talks the tone of The Force Awakens. Karen Gillan says the next Guardians of the Galaxy will explore Nebula and Gamora’s relationship. Some iconic facial hair might be making its way to Arrow. Plus, our first look at Galavant season 2! Spoilers now!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
In an extensive feature for Wired—in which Lawrence Kasdan claims the only remit for the film was to bring back the main quartet of heroes in Leia, Luke, Han, and Chewie—Kasdan also discusses the tone Lucasfilm wanted from the film:
The feeling we wanted was from the first trilogy. It’s fun, it’s delightful, it moves like a son of a bitch, and you don’t question it too much.
There’s much, much more at the link.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Karen Gillan says the film will explore the relationship between Gamora and Nebula:
I think what I’m really excited about it delving into the sisterly relationship between Gamora and Nebula. I think that we’re going to see a little bit more of that, and it’s going to be a bit more fleshed out.
French-Canadian site Le Journal de Montréal is reporting that Fox will return to Montreal late next year to shoot a future X-Men movie. The movie, which would allegedly be directed by Bryan Singer once more, would film in 2017 ahead of a 2018 release.
Norwegian director Roar Uthaug has been tapped to direct the reboot of the video game adaptation. [THR]
Producer Simon Kinberg sets the tone of the film:
Gambit will have its own different flavor and tone to it, will be more of like a heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way.
Game of Thrones
Watchers on the Wall have a set report from filming in at the Winterfell exterior set in Moneyglass describing an intense scene taking place within the former seat of House Stark’s courtyard. The scene is allegedly ultimately interrupted by an attack by a giant—but it’s the participants in the scene that raise eyebrows: a dialogue between Ramsay Bolton, Littlefinger, Sansa Stark, and Jon Snow.
This isn’t the first time Sansa has been linked to scenes tangentially related to Jon Snow’s return—but it looks like some remnants of House Stark might finally reunite in the new season.
Simon Kinberg has big plans for the series:
I mean the thing that’s cool and that’s the hope in branching out to TV is that we can tell these X-Men stories in a slightly different way and even with a slightly different tone. It’s one of the thing we’re kind of doing in the different movie franchises. So the TV shows give us an opportunity to go even further and certainly what I’m seeing on ‘Legion’ with Noah and FX is an intent to do something completely original in the genre, in some ways to sort of blow up the paradigm of comic book or superhero stories and almost do our ‘Breaking Bad’ of superhero stories.
Having previously vehemently denied that Oliver Queen’s classic comic book facial hair will appear on the show, Stephen Amell has taken to to Twitter to tease that he’s going to be proven wrong:
Speculation hints that Amell may don the facial hair for a special appearance in Legends of Tomorrow, after Sara Lance actress Caity Lotz teased the presence of a special guest star in a time-travel sequence for the show:
The Originals’ Michael Narducci is allegedly developing an adaptation of the recently released Vertigo series following a murder mystery amongst 140 people who have been entrusted with a dead social media magnates’ $17 billion dollar fortune. [THR]
Legends of Tomorrow
Stephen Amell says next year’s Flash/Arrow crossover could expand to include Legends:
And we weave ‘Legends’ into the crossover this year, but if everything goes well with that show, and I would say it will based on how talented everyone that’s involved in it is — on the cast side, the production side and the crew side — we could be looking at a situation next year where we’re able to weave three shows into a three-night event.
Again... this has never happened before,” he added. “It’s incredible, and it’s a real credit to principally Greg Berlanti and secondarily, a tie between The CW and the WB and DC — a three-way tie — that have given us so much to work with within the DC Universe, to be able to populate three shows. You have to do it. You have to do it. It would be like me going to a Blue Jays game and Josh Donaldson asking me if I wanted to take batting practice and me saying ‘No.’ I have to! I must! Right?
A few dialogue teasers for “Face the Raven” have been released:
We cannot take you back down your timeline.
It very nearly ate you for dinner.
Don’t bring the new human, I’ll just get distracted.
Your pre-frontal cortex is marinating in it.
Don’t start using my actual name now!
He’s got this whole secret room in the TARDIS
More at the link.
The BBC have confirmed that the last two episodes of the season—the two parter “Heaven Sent/Hell Bent”—will have extended runtimes. “Heaven Sent” will run for 55 minutes, while “Hell Bent” will run for a full 65 minutes. [Doctor Who News]
BD Wong has taken to Instagram to tease his appearance as Doctor Hugo Strange in the show:
A first look promotional photo for the second season has been released. [Spoiler TV]
A gallery of pictures from “Maiden Quest” has been released—find a few more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, here’s a brief new teaser alluding to Luke’s bar in the series.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Game of Thrones.