You may not be ready for Clara’s exit from Doctor Who. Justice League Dark is on the lookout for a villain. Mark Hamill talks keeping secrets for Star Wars. Plus, a first look at a new villain on Supergirl, Bryan Singer teases the X-Men Apocalypse trailer, and music from Jessica Jones. Behold, Spoilers!
Justice League Dark
Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, and Fede Alvarez are reportedly being shortlisted to direct the film. [Coming Soon]
Ghost in the Shell
Sam Riley is supposedly in talks to play the role of the Laughing Man, a primary antagonist who is the leader of a group of extremists that fight against Major Kusanagi and Section 9. [Deadline]
Chris Hemsworth is potentially on board for a new adaptation of the H. Rider Haggard pulp adventure series. [The Tracking Board]
Paramount and Bad Robot have hired Doug Jung to pen the script for this movie about the American crew of a space station who are left behind when an atomic collision at the Large Hadron Collider causes the Earth to mysteriously disappear. [/Film]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mark Hamill discusses an immense secret he is keeping for the film (the mocap suit is for his work on the video game Star Citizen, not for Star Wars).
Bryan Singer has instagrammed a still from the upcoming trailer.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Here’s a new poster for the film. [Coming Soon]
The Walking Dead
A video from the set of the show (which was taken down almost immediately) purports to have shown the recently-cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his role as Negan—performing the infamous scene from the comics where the villain savagely beats someone to death with his baseball bat “Lucille”. The character on the receiving end of the beating was not specifically identified, but in the comics this happens to Glenn. Some fans are speculating, though, that it may be some other character who meets this terrible fate. [iDigital Times]
Peter Capaldi has seemingly confirmed that this weekend’s episode, “Face the Raven”, is in fact Jenna Coleman’s final episode:
It’s a sad one, gripping and very strange, and it’s the end of the line for Clara Oswald played by Jenna Coleman who’s been my companion for the last two years.
It’s the end of her story. I don’t want to go into the details of it, but it’s sad. Sometimes people can’t come back. Sometimes things happen that they can’t come back from.
Clara gets a call from Rigsy in a new clip from the episode.
Here’s a synopsis for the midseason finale, “Dark Waters”:
OLIVER TAKES ON HIVE — After the city is attacked again, Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a bold move against HIVE. Malcolm (John Barrowman) checks in on Thea (Willa Holland) and leaves her with a warning. Things take a horrible turn when Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) retaliates in a brutal manner at Oliver’s mayoral holiday party.
Fox have commissioned a script for an adaptation of Bob Cramner’s The Demon of Brownsville Road. The series will be about “a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home.” [THR]
CBS have released some new pictures of Jemm, Son of Saturn, from “Human For a Day”. [CBR]
Here’s a trio of new posters for the show’s return.
TV Guide have an exclusive clip from the midseason finale, featuring Jenny getting captured by Pandora and a mysterious, mummified accompllice.
And finally, to celebrate the show’s launch, the opening title sequence has been released:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: The Walking Dead.