A new Gotham location is spotted on the Batman v. Superman set. A producer speculates on how old Harvey Dent would be on Gotham. Check out an Interstellar trailer. More about American Horror Story: Freak Show. Plus, what's the relationship between Marvel's Netflix series and the movies? Spoilers now!
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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Prior to the film's premiere at TIFF, Lionsgate has acquired the rights to release the zombie/family drama. Maggie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father who stays with his teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) as she turns into a zombie. [First Showing]
The Maze Runner
Fox announced that the film will be remastered for IMAX, and shown in that format for one week in domestic theaters starting September 19. Select other countries will get it on September 11. [Coming Soon]
Ed Gass-Donnelly (The Exorcism Part II) will write and direct Pivot for Lotus Entertainment. Pivot is described as a sci-fi thriller which follows a scientist who invents a device that allows him to "pivot" between his universe, where his wife has died, to a parallel universe where he can save her life. But he'll have to kill his alternate self to be with her. [The Wrap]
Here's the IMAX trailer. [/Film]
Speaking with Empire, Netflix head Ted Sarandos talked about the plan for the Marvel/Netflix partnership:
It was really based on the theatrical model of 'The Avengers.' Could you take another group of characters, The Defenders, and go about it the same way? Normally, they do the big movie and then eventually they get to the group origin story. Having 13 hours to tell each of these stories, you can go right to the origin story and the action at the same time.
[A crossover] has definitely been talked about. 'Daredevil' is already shooting, since that's out first. Eventually the series will run very close together. You can then have a separate season where the characters will cross over.
As for how the new shows will interact with the larger universe, Kevin Feige talked to Slashfilm about the potential for crossovers:
We haven't talked about that yet, really, because it's just early days for that. Daredevil is in production right now. But it is the same universe, so there's always potential for that.
Slashfilm also has this quote about the series:
The series will not be afraid to go darker than the film did. What we love about this particular set of heroes is that they're a little more down to Earth. Costume wise and also in that these are gritty crime stories, more in the streets than in the clouds.
Blogtor Who has a pretty spoiler-free review of the next episode, "Into the Dalek," but did reveal a few more details about the episode:
Before the pre-credit sequence is over, The Doctor is plunged face~to~face with a rather damaged intergalactic pepperpot having come into contact with a bunch of rebels from the Combined Galactic Resistance. And, rather foolishly, they want to help this poor little Dalek who is in desperate need of a doctor.
Of course, due to one of Clara's previous selves, the Daleks don't know who The Doctor is (though, it's unclear in the story at what point in their timeline this adventure takes place - to be honest, I thought it may have been during the Time War). And so the fun begins as the Time Lord questions his own morality when faced of that which he thought he was certain of.
And that's really the crux of Into The Dalek. You will have seen the "Am I good man?" trailer by now, and this is the episode where that little chat with Clara takes place. I will say, everyone's favourite Gallifreyan does some questionable things and spits more than a few nasty lines during the course of the forty-five minutes or so.
More at the link. [Blogtor Who]
At the Doctor Who tour stop in New York, Steven Moffat gave a hint about what's to come in 8.04:
In the episode 'Listen', my impulse starting in that was just the idea, "What does he do when he's got nothing do?" Because he'd throw himself off a building if he thought it'd be interesting on the way down. You know, he's fascinated by anything. And here he's with nothing to do so he just goes out and poking things with a stick until something bites it. And I think that's quite interesting, isn't that? Sort of, there's a thrill seeker aspect.
American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson talked to Entertainment Weekly about the challenges of playing conjoined twins in the next season:
"It's the hardest thing I've ever done, without a doubt, both physically and emotionally, because the way we're doing it, I go back and forth between both girls without any break," Paulson tells EW. "I'm not able to just play one thing out. I have to switch constantly. It makes me feel like patting your head and rubbing your stomach and you're not sure what you're doing anymore."
Jessica Lange is praising the new series, saying:
"I'm actually looking forward to this season," Lange said backstage after winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Coven. "This season is going to be the most extraordinary that we've done. If it can all come together and we keep on track, it's going to be something really, really special."
When a reporter hinted that this may not actually be her last season on the show, Lange said, "Who told you that?" [Entertainment Weekly]
And Matt Bomer talked about accepting a role on the show without even knowing what it was:
I trust Ryan implicitly. If he asked me to come do a car-wax commercial, I'd go do it with him. I think he's one of the great talents of our time.
See the video at the link. [TV Line]
And here are two teasers:
Danny Cannon, who directed the pilot and is an executive producer, talked a but about what we can expect from Alfred as the series goes on:
Alfred features in the first season a lot. Him and Jim Gordon's relationship goes through turbulent moments and very tender moments because they're both men who've never been parents. And yet, here they are parenting somebody who may be unparentable.
He also reiterated that he wanted to include Mr. Freeze into the show because "the origins of that story are really beautiful and tragic. The technicalities of it are quite beautiful too." He also played a bit coy about Harvey Dent:
Nuke: Would Harvey Dent have graduated college yet, let alone running for office? Do you imagine we could see a young Harvey Dent?
Danny Cannon: I would say that would be a good thing to hope for because he's a fascinating character.
Nuke: He is, but have we ever seen him before he's DA?
Danny Cannon: I don't think so. I don't think we've seen a young lawyer, or a young DA or a trainee.
Nuke: Is he Bruce's age? What would Harvey Dent be able to contribute to Gotham City as a kid?
Danny Cannon: I always assumed that Harvey was older than Batman. I always assumed that Batman was a younger man. I don't know but it certainly gives us really great problems to have. I always imagined Batman as a young vigilante. I never imagined him as middle aged.
Nuke: So Harvey could be a law student at this point.
Danny Cannon: I would say that was a good guess.
Read more at the link. [Nuke the Fridge]
Game of Thrones
At the Emmys, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spoke about the "purity" of Jaime and Brienne's relationship. [TV Line]
Star Anna Silk spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the last season of the show:
Honestly, I thought we might get one more, but I knew that this could be the last season. It's time, in a way. In terms of the story, I think we could have done another. But I'm happy that we're saying goodbye in a particularly strong season, and I'm pleased that we're gonna go out with a bang.
She also previewed a little bit about what's in store for Bo:
There's just something very clear-headed about my character this year. She's been through so much on this show. My god, it's almost like she went through so much that she's just pushed it all to the side. Even though she's still dealing with a lot of the supernatural things that happen in her world, she's operating at the height of her intelligence, and I love that.
Beauty and the Beast
Austin Basis, who plays JT, said what little he could about season 3:
I think from what I know and where it's going, there's going to be a lot of forces and conspiracies that are leading to bigger things. The conspiracy is growing. Vincent and Catherine and JT and Tess by virtue of their friendship are going to have to team up and face these things and deal with their domestic partnerships and learn how to live that way.
Everyone's kind of been a team of four and now they are two teams of two. I think that will be fun to see. Learning from the mistakes of the path that we've gone down before, the writers and the show to stick to the heart of the show about Vincent and Catherine and their romance and how their romance is tested.
Not that their relationship isn't solid and set now. We'll see how they fare when faced with these new obstacles and maybe this proposition that was made at the end of the season with this government organization, maybe there's other things out there. "We need your help." Almost like a Captain America or superhero thing, Batman working with the government. You know they shine the Beast Light and Vincent and Catherine show up and kick some ass. She sometimes kicks more ass than he does.
Agents of SHIELD
Marvel has released the first photo of Lucy Lawless as Agent Isabelle Hartley. [via Comingsoon]
Here's a new poster, with all sorts of DC universe Easter eggs: a Queen Consolidated building, STAR Labs, Big Belly Burger, an Amertek building (Is John Henry Irons showing up?), and Kord Enterprises (Ted Kord's another character rumored to be showing up). There's also some graffiti that MTV needs help decoding, even though they guess that one reads "Grodd lives."
Anything else you see?
Here's a season 2 trailer:
Here's a sneak peek at the season finale. [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Madeleine Monson-Rosen