Simon West offers an update on the Blob remake. Chloe Bennet discusses the prejudices Inhumans will face on Agents of SHIELD. Plus Brian Michael Bendis talks about the look of Powers, and teasers for what's to come on Person of Interest, The 100, and The Vampire Diaries. Here be Spoilers!
Top image: Powers.
According to Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez, Warner Bros. are allegedly considering Chris Pine to take on the role of Hal Jordan — but he also stresses that this is a rumor rather anything more solid, so take it with the heartiest dose of salt you can find. [via CBR]
Considering he's practically being rumored for every role under the sun at this point, this should be of no surprise: Chris Pratt has been linked to a role alongside Channing Tatum in Sony's new 'guy-themed' Ghostbusters project, which could stretch out the Ghostbusters into a shared universe franchise. [Badass Digest]
The Blob Remake
Director Simon West offered a few updates on the film:
"Yeah, it's definitely going to be on a much bigger canvas than the originals, which were much more small, niche genre horror movies," West told us. "My version of The Blob's going to be more sci-fi."
West describes his film as being akin to two of the finest sci-fi films of the 1970s and 80s, too: Alien and Predator.
"The blob itself will be more sophisticated, more along the lines of Alien and Predator and things like that - much more science-based, the way Jurassic Park made you believe you could bring back dinosaurs with a bit of DNA from a mosquito. This will be much more explained on where the blob comes from and how it works. It'll be a much more sophisticated creature - because it is a monster movie rather than a horror in that sense."
The Blob remake will also have a change of scenario from the 1988 version, which saw its gelatinous monster arise from a Cold War experiment rather than the depths of space. The forthcoming iteration will, West says, be "more of an invasion movie."
[ Den of Geek]
David Hasselhoff will play Fin's (Ian Ziering) father, Gilbert Shepard. [ Multiple Verses]
Kate Mara is set to star in Luke Scott's (son of Ridley Scott) directorial début about a risk assessment officer brought into a remote lab to decide whether to terminate an artificial being. Anya Taylor-Joy is also in talks to star alongside Mara. [THR]
The Jungle Book
Production has begun on the live-action version of the classic Kipling novel. The directorial debut of Andy Serkis features Christian Bale as Bagheera the panther, Cate Blanchett as Kaa the snake, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, the tiger. And Rohan Chand plays Mogwli, the human boy raised by wolves. [ Coming Soon]
British soap actor Sam Strike, who many were speculating could be Sony's next Spider-Man, is actually instead in talks to play the lead character in this Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel. [The Wrap]
Speaking of Spider-Man, in an interview with Clevver Movies, Divergent star Shailene Woodley says she's interested in playing the role of Mary Jane Watson, after being cut out of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. [Comic Book]
Knights Of The Round Table
Here's a picture of Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie from the set of this Arthurian epic. [ Coming Soon]
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Here's a fancy IMAX poster for the film. [ Coming Soon]
Agents Of SHIELD
Chloe Bennet and Luke Mitchell — who will play an Inhuman named Lincoln — talk about what's in store for Skye and the Inhumans on the show:
Talk about Skye and her father Cal's dynamic going forward.
Bennet: Let's just say that he was definitely right about how once you change, things aren't going to be the same and people aren't going to treat you the same way. There's definitely a level of discrimination against Inhumans. I wouldn't say that she turns to him but I would definitely say that their relationship changes a little bit.
How confident is Lincoln in his Inhuman abilities?
Mitchell: He's reasonably confident in his own abilities. He's quite knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the whole Inhuman thing. I'd like to say more, but I just can't!
Bennet: He's going to be like a breath of fresh air to the show and change things up. He brings on a whole other part of the show that people are going to be excited about. His powers are dope!
Lauren German has been cast as the female lead, Chloe Dancer. According to Deadline, Dancer is "an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer."
Once Upon A Time
Here's some promo pictures for 4.14, Enter The Dragon - find more here. [Ksite TV]
Person Of Interest
The season finale will be called YHWH. [Spoiler TV]
Here's a brief synopsis for 4.18, Skip:
REESE TRIES TO PROTECT A BOUNTY HUNTER WHO REFUSES TO LET THE THREAT TO HER LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF TRACKING HER TARGET, ON "PERSON OF INTEREST," TUESDAY, MARCH 24
"Skip" – Reese must protect a bounty hunter who refuses to let the potential threat to her life deter her from the relentless pursuit of her target. Also, Finch tries to set the plan he began in Shanghai in motion, on PERSON OF INTEREST.
[ Spoiler TV]
Brian Michael Bendis talks about the show keeping the feel of the comics on the show:
That's what we wanted. The whole time while working on this, I'm consulting on the Marvel movies. And the best stuff that people remember from the Marvel movies, you'd be hard-pressed to think, "Oh, that's based on that." Spiritually it's totally that. The Iron Man stuff that people love is not based on any book. I thought a lot about that. I wanted, "Oh yeah, that's 'Powers,'" but you'd be hard-pressed to find the page they took that from.
On our best day, "Powers" makes the most of the comic medium. And you want the TV show to make the most of the TV medium — or the streaming medium, I don't know what they're calling it. But make the most of the medium that it's in. I think both you and I have seen faithful adaptations that at best fall flat. They're interesting — "I'm glad I saw that, that was interesting" — but it doesn't have the energy of being its own thing. These actors, and everyone involved, had that same notion in their head, making it your own thing.
Here's a promo for the rest of the season. [ CBR]
Here's Jason Rothberg talking about the season finale:
Rothenberg describes tomorrow's finale as The 100's "Empire Strikes Back moment," with everyone at their lowest points. "Clarke's been abandoned and betrayed [by Lexa], Bellamy's lost the inside army he was also trying to protect and Octavia has also lost everything she's worked so hard for, her place within the Grounder world," he says. "Will our heroes be able to bounce back?"
As for how it all ends, here's what we can say for now: Remember how you felt at the end of Season 1, when you first saw Clarke wake up in that "mysterious white room" and had no idea what was coming next? That's pretty much how you're going to feel during the final scene of the Season 2 finale.
[ TV Line]
Showrunner Mark Goffman has left the show ahead of it potentially being renewed for a third season. A search is currently under way for a replacement. [ TV Line]
Nasim Pedrad has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's newest horror show. [ Deadline]
Here's a brief description for the second episode, Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?, as well as some promo pictures - see more here. [Ksite TV]
50 SHADES OF PSYCHIC — Liv (Rose McIver), Ravi (Rahul Kohli) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) work together to solve the mysterious death of a well-known painter. Liv finds herself consumed with passion after eating his brain, and can't resist trying to seduce Major (Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) makes a surprise visit to the morgue.
Barry Allen stands tall in this new poster for the series.
The Vampire Diaries
Finally, Damon digs up his mother's coffin in this sneak peek from "The Downward Spiral."[ Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.