A few new hints about Domhnall Gleeson's The Force Awakens character emerge. Gotham casts a new villain, and for once, it's not a character from the comics. Plus, Agent Carter's showrunners talk Peggy's love life post-Steve Rogers, and our first look at Ian McKellen in action as Sherlock Holmes. Huzzah for Spoilers!
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Chadwick Boseman offers an update on how he's preparing for the film in the vaguest way possible:
Who said I was prepping? [Laughs] I think right now, it's just going through the possibilities of what he can do. It's a brainstorming phase, trying to figure out what it looks like — I'm going to be as vague as I can! — what it looks like and what it should feel like in certain moments. But just going through [the material], because there's always a difference from one story to the next of who he is — trying to find a way to merge those things together. Because I think that's always fun when these movies work: it's when people see several things satisfied at one time. And I think that's been the fun part so far.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Making Star Wars have posted yet another round of rumors, this time about some plot details and the characters played by Domhnall Gleeson and Gwendoline Christie:
According to its source, Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) go into hiding for the same reason. Her parents are Han and Leia, and her mission is to protect a lightsaber capable of bringing evil to the galaxy. Kylo Ren, the one with the fancy "crossguard" lightsaber, is looking for artifacts to open up a tomb. The tomb is being protected by Luke, and inside he is tortured by evil spirits.
Domhnall Gleeson is a former rebel and has a very significant mom or dad. He's now part of the Empire, and the reason for him defecting is because he learned that the Rebels were creating a secret super weapon. (Hmmm, more powerful than the Death Star?) His mission is to find Finn, being played by John Boyega, and to secretly destroy both the Empire's and the Rebels' "super weapons."
Gleeson will be commanding the shock trooper, with Gwendoline Christie as the leader. She'll be an arrogant and ruthless chrome trooper with black and red cape who's helping Gleeson hunt Finn. She is described to having big scars and a military hairstyle. As for special abilities, she'll be able to cloak herself.
David Ayer posted another tease from the set of the movie, showing off some weapons:
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
Adam Brown, Delroy Atkinson and Danny Kirrane have joined the cast. [ Variety]
The Lazarus Effect
Here's a new trailer from Yahoo:
Star Wars Spinoff Movie
Gareth Edward's 2016 spinoff — which allegedly recently courted Michael Fassbender for the role of Boba Fett — will apparently focus around Fett's own family. [The Wrap via /Film]
Hayden Christensen will lead the cast of this World War II-era zombie thriller. [ Coming Soon]
Here's a trio of viral videos for some of the businesses at the park before it goes south:
Here's the first clip from the movie starring McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes: [ Coming Soon]
The cast and crew shine a light on the second half of the first series: [ TV Line]
Showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters talk about Peggy's romances in a world without Captain America:
"She still got to get over Captain America," Michele Fazekas told us. "That's kind of her whole journey. She still grieves him, so that's a big part of her journey for this season."
But, of course, there's no denying Peggy's chemistry with Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), who has been available for Peggy day and night... is Mrs. Jarvis going to think that her husband is cheating?
"The one thing I love about the character of Jarvis is that he truly loves his wife, and as much as we see what wonderful chemistry she has with Peggy, it calls back to me more of the Mulder & Scully in the first several years of [ The X-Files] where you really love their chemistry," Tara Butters said.
[ Ksite TV]
Here's a preview for the next episode, "The King of the Columbus Circle": [ Spoiler TV]
The Vampire Diaries
Person of Interest
Here's a low-quality TV spot for the next episode: [ Spoiler TV]
Supernatural takes on the Internet in this promo from the next episode, "Halt and Catch Fire": [ Spoiler TV]
Here's a clip from 2.04, "Densho": [ Spoiler TV]
Once Upon A Time
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders.