Plus the movie confirms another superhero cameo. Find out if The Force Awakens will have a post-credits scene! The Russo brothers hint at Spider-Man’s costume in Civil War. Game of Thrones set reports reveal a confrontation for Melisandre. Plus, a surprising comeback on The Flash. So many spoilers!
Batman v Superman
Speaking at Brazil CCXP, costume designer Michael Wilkinson confirms that the dystopic sneak peek featuring Batman being unmasked by Superman is in fact a “nightmare scenario” dreamt up by Bruce Wayne. He talks about the alternate “desert Batman” outfit, as shown in the scene:
It is a different look. [Director] Zack [Snyder] had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It’s like a dream that Ben [Affleck] has, so we wanted to, it has almost a ‘Mad Max’ quality to it where it’s like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it’s sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman.
In this film, Superman, of course he’s normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it’s manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create.
Wilkinson also briefly acknowledged designing a suit for The Flash, confirming that Ezra Miller’s speedster will make a cameo appearance in the film.
Well, I’m not really at the liberty to talk about the Flash right now, but it’s something that you’ll be seeing in the future in our films. You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in ‘Batman v Superman.’ But I’m really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for the Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing the Flash. He’s an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he’s going to make a great Flash.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Peyton Reed says the movie will move on from the “heist” genre of the original, and try something new:
I think there’s probably going to be some aspects that maybe call back to the tone of this movie, but for “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” we have an entirely different template. We know what that template is, and we have an entirely different genre template for that movie. But it’s going to remain a surprise. But yes, that’s already been decided.
Kill Bill 3
In an extensive video interview, Quentin Tarantino has suggested that he might attempt to return to the world of his stylistic hyperviolent martial arts/revenge series Kill Bill. Previously the director has hinted that a third movie in the franchise would revolve around the daughter of the first assassin killed in The Bride’s quest for revenge in the original Kill Bill going on her own quest. [AV Club]
Captain America: Civil War
Anthony Russo briefly teases Spider-Man’s costume in the film, and the response is apparently leading people to believe that the “twist” will be the “Iron Spider” red-and-gold costume created by Tony Stark for Peter Parker in the original Civil War comics:
Tom Holland is an amazing Spider, people will love it. It was a very experimental process, placing it with other actors, especially with Downey Jr., we were learning as we did and are very happy with the result. But we are still working on some things, like the uniform. He’s not ready because so much will be produced with special effects.
The film will show a mix of what everyone is waiting and a little twist. So yeah, that’s what I can tell.
Star Trek Beyond
Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the first trailer for this movie will run ahead of showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Episode VIII
Speaking at a press conference over the weekend, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the movie enters official production for principal photography next month. [Jedi News]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams has flatly denied that the film will have a post-credits teaser sequence:
No. All of the scenes are actually in the movie.
Although we’ve seen Greg Grunberg’s X-Wing pilot before, the actor has now confirmed the character’s name, by posting a picture of his own action figure: “Snap” Wexley.
Do you want oodles of more Star Wars footage? Here is oodles of Star Wars footage! First up, a Verizon advert in which Han Solo offers a blaster to Rey:
A new Disney XD featurette ends with brief new shots of Leia and Rey in new costumes:
And a new TV spot with some teeny-tiny new snippets of Rey and Finn piloting the Falcon.
Game of Thrones
Los Siete Reinos (via Watchers on the Wall) has a set report about a minor scene for Melisandre—an argument between her character and Davos Seaworth that takes place early on in the season. Considering Davos was recently rumored to have teamed up with Jon Snow and left the Wall (and what’s left of Stannis’ forces) behind, the argument could be about that.
Lonsdale Martin discusses the introduction of Wally West to the show:
What can you tell us about Wally West?
Where we meet Wally and how we’re introduced to him, he’s just a regular guy. He’s not Kid Flash just yet. I don’t know when that’s going to happen. He is also into drag racing, which makes the family dynamic kind of funny when your dad is a detective. It’s pretty cool. He’s fairly protective of himself and what it is that he does. It’s difficult having to be introduced into a new family; really, a family with really strong personalities. Iris is a really strong person and she’s determined and has protected herself. When Wally is maybe getting into trouble, she is very concerned and does what she needs to do to help him out. It’s that kind of thing: Does Wally want to be helped at all by anyone, family or not? That’s where he’s at. He’s got his defenses built up pretty high.
When he arrives, does Joe know who he is at that point?
I can’t say too much about the reaction. Overall, fans will enjoy it. It’s going to let out a different side of Joe, Iris and Barry as well. They all have to deal with this new family member, just like Wally does. It’s going to be interesting to watch those struggles. It’s not easy. It’s not an easy transition. As much as Joe is a great guy and a great father, he’s going to have to struggle with how he can be a father to a kid that maybe doesn’t need that. That’s where Wally’s at, and Wally doesn’t make it easy at all for anyone.
Robbie Amell, who used to play Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm in the series, has posted a picture of the Firestorm reactor to instagram with the tagline “hello, old friend”, teasing his return to the show.
Kids come under fire in a drone attack in a new comic preview for “Dark Waters”.
Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright preview “Cape Town”.
Agents of SHIELD
Finally, Ward threatens Fitz in another clip from the midseason finale, “Maveth”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Batman v Superman.