Lego Movie 2 gets a director and the Tomb Raider reboot gets a writer. There are brand new Fantastic Four pics. And X-Men: Apocalypse may be adding another star. The women behind Agent Carter discuss their hopes for Season two. Plus Melissa Benoist explains why Supergirl is "relatable." Spoilers, Assemble!
Top image: Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Robert Downey Jr. tweeted out this character poster for Iron Man, as well a tease for a big announcement from Marvel coming March 5th. [ First Showing]
We finally have a release date for this emotionally-charged zombie movie, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the father to the titular Maggie (Abigal Breslin). It's coming out May 8.
And here's a description:
[Maggie] tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman, becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie's condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father's love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.
Tomb Raider Reboot
Evan Daugherty will write the new movie, following the adventures of video game heroine Lara Croft. [ Deadline]
Donald Glover offers the most non-committal comment he can about the chance he may play the new Spider-Man:
"I can't say I'm the next Spider-Man," he told us. But when asked if he could say that he wasn't the next Spider-Man, he hedged. "I can't say that either. I mean, it's not out yet."
British soap actor Ben Hardy is reportedly up for a major role. [ The Wrap]
Lego Movie 2
The sequel to the animated film will be directed by Rob Schrab ( Community, The Mindy Project). [Coming Soon]
An announcement of a deal between Immersive Pictures and Sony reveals that Max Brook's graphic novel will be adapted into a movie. [ Coming Soon]
Divergent Series: Insurgent
Here's a final trailer for the movie - despite what the soundtrack says, it's certainly not a wonderful world for Tris and Four. Haircuts! Gunshots! Explodey Buildings! [ First Showing]
Melissa Benoist talks playing Kara Zor-El as a relatable person:
What's so wonderful about her is that she is such a relatable character, amongst her powers. What I'm the most excited about is telling a story about a human being really realizing their potential and their strength, and I think that's something that everyone will root for and want in their own lives – I'm really excited about that.
Once Upon A Time
ET Online has 6 teasers for the rest of the season:
1. Forbidden New Flashbacks: Right away fans will be transported back to the "forbidden fortress" to learn exactly how our beloved Queens of Darkness came together. (And if you're thinking Rumple might have hand a hand in this sinister sisterhood, then your assumptions are completely correct.) Plus, get ready to see just how persuasive Cruella De Vil can really be.
2. So Many CaptainSwan Kisses: Get ready Emma and Hook lovers because you will be beyond pleased with the amount of PDA packed into Sunday's premiere! Their looks of adoration will give you butterflies, and the opening credits are still rolling when you're treated to your first CaptainSwan kiss with coffee. It's clear that the past six weeks have been filled with many romantic moments.
3. Even Heroes Have Wicked Secrets: Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves because the Charmings are holding onto one of the darkest secrets we have ever seen on this series. Of course, we cannot spill exactly what our Charming couple is hiding, but take comfort in the fact that their dark secret means you'll be getting the more Snowing screen-time in these first two episode than we have in all of season four.
More at the link. [ET Online]
Here's two sneak peeks featuring Emma and Regina from 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town'. [Spoiler TV]
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters discuss what might happen in the show's second season with Angie being in on Peggy's spy life:
Angie and Peggy move in together in the finale. So if the show is renewed, does that mean we'll see Angie drawn more into the spy fray more?
Butters: Not necessarily. I think in the second season, again, we're sort of wide open. It may not be in New York in the second season. I kind of want to see Angie brought into the spy world, just from a personal perspective ... And I think a lot of people have brought Lyndsy Fonseca's past roles into this role. But for me, Angie — that's not work. You've got work and you've got not-work. And Angie is not-work.
Fazekas: This doesn't mean there's a way to utilize her in a story ... Or use [Angie's] acting skills to help them out once in a while. Especially because she now essentially knows about everything. The nice thing is she's a person that Peggy doesn't have to keep secrets from.
They have this to add about the chance of the show returning too:
Butters: The last four weeks we've been inching up the ratings. I feel like this is a show that we have so many more stories to tell.
Fazekas: I think the critical response has been really nice and flattering and I think that means something. And I think people like the show. It's been such a lovely work experience that I really hope it does come back. I would love to play more with these characters. There's a lot more to do with them.
Much more at the link. [TV Guide]
The Walking Dead
The last episode of the 5th season will be a 90-minute special. Here's a brief synopsis:
Daryl finds himself in trouble while out on the run. Meanwhile, in Alexandria, Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders as danger lurks near the gates.
Jason Rothenberg talks about the romantic feelings between Lexa and Clarke:
I think that Lexa is genuinely into Clarke. She definitely finds her powerful and beautiful and intriguing and someone that she can relate to leader to leader and that's where that probably comes from, all of that emotion. It's certainly real on her part. And it is slightly, I suppose, hypocritical in terms of the philosophy she's been spouting about being not emotional. It's the Queen Elizabeth story, right, as per the movie Elizabeth. I'm not an Elizabethan scholar! [Laughs] But she tried to rule almost in an asexual way. She shut down her emotions in many ways. That's sort of in the Lexa school of leadership, but you can't really do that. If you try to shut down your heart, if you try to shut down your emotions, bad things happen. We have to feel things. We're human beings so I think ultimately Lexa's conflict will be between her heart and her head, what's best for her people and what's best for her. I think that's what every leader has to do. You have to somehow, at some point, subjugate what's right for you for what's right for the pope you're tying to lead.
Andrew J. West will play the lead in this series about a cab driver who can see ghosts. [Deadline]
The Vampire Diaries
Episodes 6.17 and 6.18 will be called 'A Bird in a Gilded Cage' and 'I Never Could Love Like That' respectively. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, a set report on filming for either 1.15 or 1.16, which seemingly sees Iris discover that Barry is The Flash:
I left the set for a little while. When I returned later, I got back in time to watch the scene from the other side when they re-set the cameras and I was able to hear a bit of the going on for the scene. The Flash was looking for Cisco. Someone off camera yells at him (I only saw 1 take of it, so I wasn't prepared for it, so I didn't catch if it was Caitlyn or Iris) and the assumption would be Caitlyn, but his reaction to the inquiry of "Barry, is that you?" makes me think it could be Iris.
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders.