A Force Awakens Star Hints At A Huge Secret. Plus The NEXT Mad Max!

Illustration for article titled A iForce Awakens /iStar Hints At A Huge Secret. Plus The NEXT iMad Max/i!
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Lex Luthor might be wearing a familiar outfit in Batman v. Superman. The next Mad Max movie already has a title. Check out a clip from tonight’s Flash finale. Plus a set video from Suicide Squad, and teasers for what’s next on Orphan Black and iZombie. So many spoilers!


Top image: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Batman v Superman

Joblo are reporting that Lex Luthor will wear his classic green-and-purple power armor from the comics during the film:

According to a very trusted and reliable source, not only will Lex be the main villain, but he will also get in on the action...and will do so wearing his trademark green/purple WARSUIT! That’s right, we will finally be seeing Lex don the armor he’s worn for decades in the comics and various animated series/films. How will it look exactly? Our source says it will be very much like the many variations we’ve seen in the past and will obviously fit the style and look of the film (and DCCU films in general). Lex will don the suit for at least part of the film, but it’s unclear if it’s just in the finale. Either way, he’ll be rockin’ the suit and that more than likely means a throwdown with Supes (although we can’t outright confirm that).


As usual with unconfirmed rumors, take this with a pinch of salt.

Speaking of rumors, former Latino Review writer Umberto Gonzalez went on the Shanlian on Batman podcast and said that Doomsday has a pretty large role in this film — he’s the “muscle” while Lex Luthor is the main villain, similar to the way Darth Vader was the muscle to Grand Moff Tarkin’s villainy in the first Star Wars. Also, the stuff in the trailer where Batman asks if Superman bleeds is from a dream sequence. [via ComicBook]

Friday The 13th Sequel

Brad Fuller offers an update on the film, confirming that the movie will no longer be a found footage film:

“I could just say that for a long time we were stalled,” Fuller tells Shock. “I think you guys reported that the movie was going to be a found footage movie and that was a road that we went down and tried to figure out. Ultimately, I think Michael, Drew and I felt that we couldn’t figure that out, so we kind of jettisoned that whole notion and we had to start over. We’re in the latter phases of that starting over and hopefully we’re getting a script in the next month or two, and we’ll go back to Crystal Lake.”


[Shock Till You Drop]

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy went on a Japanese TV show with Daisy Ridley, and said that family is very important in the Star Wars universe — and that when Ridley first came on the set of The Force Awakens, she was talking a lot about her real-life family, and they realized that was the core of what her character is about in the film. Ridley then added that she’s not sure how much she can say about her character (and her character’s family), but that she starts out the film very solitary. This is all being taken as a huge hint that Ridley’s character, Rey, really is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. [Dork Side of the Force]

Suicide Squad

Rick Flagg and Deadshot sweep into a building in this set video. [Coming Soon]

Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel

George Miller has confirmed that the next Mad Max movie will be called Mad Max: The Wasteland. [Indiewire]


Jurassic World

The late Richard Attenborough as John Hammond narrates this new TV spot. [Coming Soon]



Shadow’s play some sinister tricks in this new clip from the film. [Shock Till You Drop]

Captain America: Civil War

Here’s another look at Crossbones, straight from Frank Grillo’s Instagram:



Maxim Roy has been cast as Jocelyn Fray, Clary’s mother who “harbors many secrets about a past life, particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters”. [Spoiler TV]


Under The Dome

Neal Baer and Tim Schlattmann discuss answering previously established mysteries in the new season:

“We will tell you why the dome came down and what it’s about,” Baer promised at a CBS summer press event on Monday. “By the end of the season, you’ll know exactly why this happened the way that it happened.”

“Why was there 25 years to pass before the dome came down? What was in play 25 years ago that set all this in motion? That’s one of the biggies we’re going to address,” Schlattmann confirmed. “You’ll see how these puzzle pieces form a puzzle that may be different from what you thought it would be.”


[TV Line]


Here’s a new synopsis for “Wages of Sin”:

As the “Starry Messenger” comet approaches Earth, heralding the culmination of the Witches’ dark plan, the Countess Marburg makes a long awaited acquaintance with one who plays a pivotal role in her and the others’ cause. Mary and Wainwright grow closer, their mutual affection heightened by recently discovered revelations, but as the pair plans for the next steps along the journey she has in store for him, another - displeased with these recent developments - takes matters into his own hands. Even as Mary prepares to strike against the Countess, she receives news that shakes her to the core. As Cotton tries to reason out information recently revealed to him, the betrayal of a recently made ally may spell his mortal doom. Meanwhile, Anne continues to glean knowledge from her dead father’s writings, and a long-brewing feud reaches a tipping point, culminating in a surprising and potentially game-changing disclosure.


[Spoiler TV]

And here are the titles for the last three episodes of the season:

2.11: On Earth as in Hell

2.12: Midnight Never Come

2.13: The Witching Hour

[Spoiler TV]

The Whispers

A press release for the first episode, “X Marks the Spot”, has been released:

“X Marks the Spot” — Several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. Claire is still grieving over the death of her husband, Sean, who was killed when his military jet mysteriously crashed. And she’s still getting used to being a single parent to her son, Henry, whose hearing was lost due to an illness. But what she doesn’t know is that Henry has also been secretly speaking with Drill. Meanwhile, Defense Department operative Wes Lawrence’s life, as well as the lives of his wife Lena and daughter Minx - who is also secretly in communication with Drill - has been turned upside-down ever since Lena discovered that her loving husband had been having an affair with Claire. But life as they knew it will never be the same when Wes travels halfway across the world, to the middle of the Sahara Desert, and unearths a strange, haunting geological phenomenon; unlike anything he has ever seen.


[Spoiler TV]

The Flash

Eobard Thawne reveals why he killed Barry’s mother in this clip from tonight’s finale, “Fast Enough”. [Coming Soon]

Orphan Black

Here’s a brief synopsis for “Certain Agony of the Battlefield”:

Paul digs and finds the ugly truth behind the Castor Boys’ logbooks of names, pushing him into action. Meanwhile, Felix is desperate for info on Sarah’s whereabouts, and presses the still-ailing Rachel for any shred of a lead. In order for Donnie and Alison to take their money-making endeavor to the “next level” she must introduce Jason Kellerman to her unique business plan.


[Spoiler TV]

Fear The Walking Dead

Showrunner Dave Erickson gives more clues about how the show’s setting in the early days of the apocalypse will change the tone — and the zombies of the series:

TVLINE | How will it differ tonally from the original series?

It’ll differ in so many ways… [It’s about] the anxiety and anticipation. We don’t go, for lack of a better term, full-zombie. There’s a bit more of a slow-burn to the story. We don’t get to a point where we’re actually in a full-blown apocalypse until much later in the show. [Fellow EP] Robert [Kirkman] wanted to really dwell on what it’s like to [commit] a violent act — especially in our world, because it’s so early, and our walkers are fresher and far more human. It’s [emotionally] difficult to kill them, even when somebody’s coming after you… In terms of emotional tension, when we put one of our characters through a moment where they have to commit some brutality to defend themselves or others, they’ll suffer for it”

TVLINE | Will there be any major differences between Fear‘s zombies and Walking Dead‘s zombies? Will yours be faster?

I wish like hell they were faster. [Laughs] When Rick comes out of his coma, four or five weeks in, you’re already dealing with walkers who have decayed and atrophied to a place where they look like monsters. A lot of our work is focusing on [giving the zombies] a corpse-like quality. Blood is no longer flowing, we’re playing with some effects for the eyes… Since we’re not dealing with the level of decay [as many of the zombies on TWD], I do think there’s a possibility for greater strength. So some of those scenes may be more physical. But as far as behavior and movement, that part is going to be the same.


[TV Line]

The Originals

The executive producers tease what’s in store for the show’s third season.


Liv and Ravi check up on Zombie Rat in this clip from “Mr. Berserk”. [Spoiler TV]

The Muppets

Finally, here’s some new promo images from the new show. [Disney Insider]

Illustration for article titled A iForce Awakens /iStar Hints At A Huge Secret. Plus The NEXT iMad Max/i!
Illustration for article titled A iForce Awakens /iStar Hints At A Huge Secret. Plus The NEXT iMad Max/i!

Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders


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