Plus Andrew Lincoln previews Rick's mental state. Robert Downey Jr. thinks Black Widow absolutely deserves her own movie, right now. Jamie Chung wants to return as Mulan in Once Upon a Time. Plus a new look at Clark Kent in Batman v. Superman. Spoilers now!
Top image: The Walking Dead
Batman v. Superman
Here are some more photos taken of Henry Cavill on the set. [ Coming Soon]
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Speaking to USA Today, Robert Downey Jr. was asked about a possible Black Widow movie and, in his answer, also took the time to praise the work his co-stars are doing in the sequel:
"Doesn't Scarlett deserve a break?" Downey replied with a laugh when asked about a solo Black Widow film. "Look, I think that the interesting thing particularly after 'Guardians' with Zoe (Saldana), (or) even from the first Iron Man where Pepper was kind of this really – to me, the Iron Man franchise would never have taken off without (Gwyneth) Paltrow. There's something about her that grounded the story. She's not your typical lady in a superhero movie, and then by Iron Man 3 she's swallowing serums and putting on suits and kicking (butt) and all that stuff.
"It would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow (to lead a movie). It just seems like whatever Scarlett does people want to go see it...The funny thing is honestly at this point everyone deserves a franchise. I think Jeremy Renner is - when folks see the Avengers: Age of Ultron he's just a rockstar, a badass. And Ruffalo is pumped. He does great (work). I'd like to hear them talk even more seriously about a Hulk franchise, because that's been one of the toughest ones to get right. But I'm sure that my parent company is feeling expansive and and bold after the summer they've had."
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The first photos of this remake were released through the BFI London Film Festival. The plot is described thusly:
[Addison] Timlin plays a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film's annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who's recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
Gary Cole, Dennis O'Hare, Veronica Cartwright and Joshua Leonard also star.
Universal and Legendary Pictures have moved the release date from October 17th, 2014, to October 10, 2014. It'll be available in all formats, including IMAX, if you're into that sort of thing.
Game of Thrones
The Croatian Film Commission has decided to let Lena Headey go naked after all. Despite the pressure from the church to deny the permit necessary for the scene, the decision has been reversed. Although Cersei's naked walk will still start out on a fake church set. [TMZ]
E! also heard from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about the aftermath of Jaime setting Tyrion free and Tyrion then killing their father:
It wasn't something that his sister would want him to do and I think it's safe to say that he didn't expect in his wildest dreams that the consequences would be that his father would get killed. I think even though his father was a very complicated man, he was still his father. Jaime loved him. So it's going to be a very complicated situation for Jaime when the show comes back.
The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln gave a short description of season 5 to Entertainment Weekly, saying:
The show is the same story moving forward. But because their leader is incredibly uncompromising, I think he is dragging a lot of those people into a place that is darker, more brutal, and there will be fallout from that. So it feels like it's a more grown-up show. It fees like we're heading into the heart of darkness. Brutal is the word for this season. It's always been pretty intense, but this season I think is very hard hitting. People should be prepared for that, I think.
He also talked about where Rick is at in this season:
Rick is probably at the most complete place he's been ever since the apocalypse started. He's a man who doesn't doubt himself anymore, and he's accepted his brutality as much as his humanity. So I think he's in an incredibly powerful and dangerous place.
... You stand alongside Rick, you're family. You stand in opposition to him, you're a problem.
The Spoiling Dead Fans spotted a bunch of actors on set in Georgia filming what is likely the second half of season 5. The photo seems to indicate that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carol (Melissa McBride), and possibly Tara (Alanna Masterson) are all alive after the midseason finale. [The Spoiling Dead Fans via Wetpaint]
Once Upon a Time
Jamie Chung says that she's ready and willing to return as Mulan:
I personally reached out—I mean I'm not trying to pressure them or anything—but I was like, 'You guys, I'm available! I would really love to work with you again! I love them and I hope the feeling is mutual but I don't know! I just don't know if it fits into their overall story arc. As you know, they have Frozen on this season so that's a very big deal. I guess it all just depends where the story goes but I've offered my services. And I let them know that I was definitely available and would love to come back. I feel like her storyline was kind of left up in the air.
The return of Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficient may mean we get more Aurora. And if we get more Aurora and not more Mulan, that will be a tragedy. [E! Online]
Sebastian Roche talked about his return, now that Mikael's been brought back from the dead:
When you have Originals in the title and you're Papa Original, I knew that I was going to pop my head in eventually. It's very exciting especially because the first five episodes are pretty intense. It's going to be quite epic. It's going to be an epic season, there's no question about it. We're in for quite a treat. It's going to be antagonistic, crazy, gothic, and we're in store for some amazing confrontations between Mikael and his sons.
Agents of SHIELD
Here's the official description of season 2:
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a dynamic, action-packed second season, with newly appointed Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) — now the keeper of the secrets — charged with rebuilding and restoring government and public trust in S.H.I.E.L.D. in the wake of the events of "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier," where it was revealed evil Hydra agents had infiltrated the organization. Ever since the existence of super heroes and aliens became public knowledge after the Battle of New York, the world has been trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson, who had died at the hands of Loki during the battle, was resuscitated and brought back into action, assembling a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission: to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive.
But the biggest threat was growing from within, as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s old enemy, Hydra - a dangerous extremist group Captain America fought against in World War II - had secretly infiltrated and infected the organization at the highest levels. Once revealed to the public, S.H.I.E.L.D., including Coulson and his team, was discredited and made to look like the enemy. The world now views S.H.I.E.L.D. as untrustworthy, and it's Coulson's job to change that opinion.
After helping to thwart Hydra, Coulson was appointed as Director and tasked with rebuilding the agency. This won't be an easy job to accomplish with the majority of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents either killed, secretly working for Hydra or free agents. Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot, martial artist and longtime friend, will continue to look after Coulson in the wake of the mysterious etchings he's been carving into walls. What do these etchings mean, and can Coulson be trusted? Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, was found to be a Hydra mole and a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D. and locked up away from the world and his former teammates. But this isn't the last we've seen of him... After being left to die in the middle of the ocean by Ward, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer, and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist, found a way to escape their watery grave. But all did not go well for Fitz, who was left in a coma and may never regain his full cognitive functions; a devastating blow to Simmons. And computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), now a full-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, discovered her origins as a 0-8-4 — an object of unknown origin - and that her parents were considered "monsters." Could Skye have darkness lying dormant inside of her? Also joining Coulson's core team is Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), a dashing mercenary sharp shooter with a quick wit. Since he didn't rise up through the ranks, does he have an ulterior motive for helping out the team?
Who can Coulson trust?
Here's a clip from Saturday's episode. [via Life, Doctor Who & Combom]
Here's the synopsis for episode 1.12, "Last Rites":
Episode 12 / Production #112 – "Last Rites" (Airs September 28, 10:00 pm e/p) – Dutch returns with a plan to broadcast Eph's warning about the vampiric plague. However, they face a new threat when Eichhorst launches his own attack against the pawn shop. Palmer receives a special visitor, and Gus gears up for the on-coming fight but discovers there's another mysterious factor involved. Teleplay by Carlton Cuse and David Weddle & Bradley Thompson; directed by Peter Weller.
Here is a promo for episode 4.12, the season finale. [via SpoilerTV]
Witches of East End
Under the Dome
Here's the description of episode 2.12, "Turn":
"Turn" – When a new threat from the Dome intensifies, the residents of Chester's Mill find themselves at risk of being crushed to death. Meanwhile, Melanie's health continues to deteriorate as the fate of the egg remains unknown, on UNDER THE DOME, Monday, Sept. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer