And said hero could also be helping to launch another spin-off. Mark Hamill drops another Star Wars hint. Familiar foes will be making their presence felt in the next season of Game of Thrones. Plus more iZombie episodes, Ryan Reynolds goofs around for Deadpool, and a new promo for Agent Carter. Spoilers now!
Latino Review are claiming that Warner Bros. are looking to cast Black Canary for a role in not just the Justice League, but as a launch pad for a female-lead teamup movie that may or may not be in the vein of the Birds of Prey comics. Actresses Abbey Lee and Alona Tal are allegedly in the shortlist for the role—no word on if the characters inclusion in the movies would restrict her appearances in Arrow, where she is currently played by Katie Cassidy.
Ryan Coogler weighs in on the search for a director for the film:
Perspective is so important in art. It’s an important thing. That’s not to say that you can’t work outside yourself. When I was coming up, I made movies about things that were close to me; I made movies about things that weren’t close to me. But I definitely think that it helps when you are close to a subject. Like, I was an athlete for most of my life before I was a filmmaker. And that helped to inform me when writing this script [for ‘Creed’], when directing. Having had those types of experiences helped me inform this process.
It’s not directly linked to the movie, but here’s a new promo of Ryan Reynolds in character as Deadpool promoting Fox’s panel at Comic Con São Paulo. It is, as you might expect, a tad NSFW:
Star Wars Episode VIII
Mark Hamill has confirmed he’s in the process of regrowing his facial hair for the movie:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Here’s a new picture of Captain Phasma in action. [Empire]
Game of Thrones
Irish fan site/filming spotter Irish Thrones claims that filming at Magheramorne in Northern Ireland—usually use for scenes beyond the Wall and at Castle Black—features hundreds of extras as part of a “White Walker Army”. [Watchers on the Wall]
The show has a new synopsis and a return date—January 21st—for its third season:
For two seasons, the refugees of THE 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over. The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than just surviving? Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race.
Agents of SHIELD
ABC has released a new, short synopsis for “Maveth”, the show’s winter season finale:
Coulson reaches his breaking point! S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra go head-to-head in a battle that will change Coulson’s world forever. While Daisy and her team of Inhumans fight to keep Hydra at bay, Coulson and Fitz take the ultimate risk.
Despite David Ramsey’s claims to the contrary yesterday, Comic Book Resources are reporting that King Shark will apparently not feature in the crossover event between the two shows, citing the extreme cost of the character’s CG work as well as the event’s focus on building up to Legends of Tomorrow.
Good news: The CW has commissioned another 6 episodes, bringing the second season’s roster to 19 in total. [THR]
A gallery of pictures from “Cape Town” has been released—you can go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
The Vampire Diaries
Here’s an episode synopsis for “Cold as Ice”:
THE SALVATORES ARE COMING TO TOWN — With the holidays in full swing, a search for Julian leads Damon and Stefan to a small town outside of Mystic Falls. While managing a holiday toy drive at Whitmore College, Bonnie (Kat Graham) seeks help from Nora (guest star Scarlett Byrne) and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Elsewhere, Caroline (Candice King) does her best to navigate her new life as a pregnant vampire, while Alaric (Matt Davis) grows concerned that the pregnancy is effecting her more than she’s letting on. Finally, after finding himself at odds with Damon, Stefan is forced to take matters into his own hands, setting off a tragic chain of events that leaves their lives changed forever.
Once Upon A Time
Meanwhile, a teaser image for “Broken Heart” has been released. [Spoiler TV]
And likewise, a gallery of William-Shatner-starring images from “Blind Spot”—there’s more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, California goes to hell in a handbasket in a new promo video for the show’s second season:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Arrow.