Bob Iger discusses Carrie Fisher’s role in The Last Jedi. Lucifer’s showrunner explains why the current season is moving five episodes. Chris Evans talks about his future as Captain America. Plus, a set video of Vision in action for Infinity War, a look at the returning cast of Twin Peaks, and a teasing image for Gifted. Spoilers, go!
Power Rangers 2
The Green Ranger—who is presumably involved in the post-credits stinger that the Power Rangers Twitter account is apparently more than happy to spoil already—is teased is a new motion poster, presumably for the already-being-planned sequel.
Mission: Impossible 6
Sherlock’s Sian Brooke has joined the cast in an undisclosed role. [Variety]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Speaking at USC Marshall, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Leia’s role in the film has not been changed following Carrie Fisher’s tremendously upsetting death in December.
We’ve had to deal with tragedy this past year because Carrie Fisher passed away tragically in December, and she appears throughout [Episode] 8. What I can say about that is she is in 8 and we’re not changing 8 to deal with her passing. So her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was in 8.
Captain America 4
Chris Evans says its up to Marvel whether he’ll return to the MCU following the fourth Avengers movie—but he’s open to it.
It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘No more.’ I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold. And like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is ‘cause my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready to go.’ It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.
Avengers: Infinity War
Now we have a tiny set video of Vision flying away from what appears to be a member of Thanos’ Black Order.
Planet of the Apes producer Dylan Clark is in talks to join the project. [Variety]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Coming Soon has character posters. Click through to see more!
Empire has another photo of Pennywise luring children into the sewer.
Talulah Riley’s mysterious host Angela has been upgraded to series regular for season two. [EW]
Molly Ringwald debuts as Archie’s mom in the synopsis for episode 10, “The Lost Weekend.”
When Fred (Luke Perry) decides to finalize the divorce with Archie’s mother Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald), Archie (KJ Apa) hides his true feelings. Archie tries to win Valerie (guest star Hayley Law) back with a romantic evening, however, Betty (Lili Reinhart) hijacks his plans when she decides to throw Jughead (Cole Sprouse) a surprise birthday party. Once Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) learns of the party, she decides to make it interesting and things quickly get out of control. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) contemplates whether she should participate in the deposition to help get her Dad released.
Showrunner Joe Henderson took to Twitter to explain why season two is apparently only 18 episodes long.
Liv and Major bond while eating the brains of accident victims in the synopsis for 3x02, “Zombie Knows Best.”
When Liv (Rose McIver), Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) arrive at the scene to investigate a fatal car accident, they begin to suspect foul play was involved. Both starving, Liv and Major (Robert Buckley) consume the brains of the accident victims, a well-meaning father and his angsty teenage daughter. Meanwhile, when Clive is brought in for questioning about a family that was murdered, he’s forced to reveal his past history with them. Lastly, Peyton (Aly Michalka) extends an olive branch to Ravi (Rahul Kohli), and Major hits a road block in his search for Natalie (guest star Brooke Lyons “The Affair”).
More pictures are available at the link.
A set photo of Amy Acker under the direction of Bryan Singer has surfaced, courtesy of producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Alex and Maggie share a cute moment in images from next week’s episode, “Distant Sun.” Head to the link to see more. [TV Line]
Finally, Entertainment Weekly has pictures of the cast members returning to the show—head to the link to see more.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.