It might be a while before Bucky Barnes becomes Captain America in the movies. Rachel McAdams is definitely in Doctor Strange. Plus, set footage from Toho’s new Godzilla film, another look at Merida in Once Upon A Time, and a new clip from Fear The Walking Dead. Spoilers!
Sebastian Stan says he’s quite happy staying as the Winter Soldier, rather than picking up the mantle of Captain America as Bucky does in the comics—at least, not yet:
No, I really wouldn’t. Let me tell you, I think about that every day... It’s so not up to me to be honest. I really enjoy my job over there, I’m really happy going to work and doing what I do. I love the character that I have. It’s up to a lot of different things and whatever Marvel decides, I’m game.
The actor also describes the superhero-on-superhero brawling action of the film as “serious fighting like we haven’t seen before in any other film”. [CBR]
Perhaps obvious, but a confirmation nonetheless: Ridley Scott has confirmed that Michael Fassbender will return as David the Android in the film. [/Film]
Director Denis Villeneuve teases the followup to the sci-fi classic, describing it as an “autonomous” sequel:
The movie will be autonomous and at the same time there will be some link, but I cannot talk too much about it. The only thing I can say is I was raised with the original cut, the original version that Ridley doesn’t like. That’s the Blade Runner that I was introduced to at the beginning and that I loved for years, and then I must say that I’m someone that appreciated the very last cut, the [Final Cut] version. So between all the different cuts, for me it’s the first and the very last that I’m more inspired by.
While promoting his appearance in Sicario, Josh Brolin spoke to MTV about the easy decision to join the MCU as Thanos:
There’s a smattering of new footage in this final trailer for the film.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Gwendoline Christie teases Brienne’s journey in season six, saying that she had “been fighting for three whole days, three entire days without ceasing or desisting. Really vicious, vicious, up-close, thuggish fighting”. The actress wouldn’t say just who Brienne was tussling with, however.
Natalie Emmaneul discusses the relationship between Missandei, Tyrion and Grey Worm as they work together to rule Mereen in Daenerys’ absence:
You’ve got Tyrion who is just so comical, and then Missandei, who is very straight and collected, and very internal with her feelings, and then Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), who is almost emotionless altogether, as far as we’re aware… So to put those two characters with a guy who just talks a lot, and is so funny, and is a bit of a drunk, a bit of a womanizer — it’s setting up for a really interesting dynamic.
The long national nightmare that is whether or not Jon Snow is really dead might finally be over: in a Dutch interview, Kit Harington himself tacitly acknowledged that he wasn’t done with Game of Thrones just yet, and won’t be for a while:
Kit: The important thing is that I now know exactly how long I am still under contract, and in the meantime-
Interviewer: How many more seasons would that be?
Kit: Nice try (laughs). I can’t talk about that. Let’s just say that Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while, I’ll probably be in my thirties when it’s over. One thing’s for sure: the day I’m no longer on Thrones is the day I’ll bury myself in movie projects (laughs).
Watchers on the Wall has a huge report on filming on a major scene currently happening in Girona. The scene appears to be a huge House Tyrell force storming King’s Landing in an attempt to rescue Margaery Tyrell from the High Sparrow and his Faith Militant... an army allegedly lead by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was spotted in Girona for filming recently, so it’s not entirely out of the question that Jaime is involved in this scene). The confrontation apparently does not end in bloodshed, but with Margaery’s release, as she has purportedly become a staunch devotee of the Faith.
Here’s a bunch of pictures from filming the scene, including a confrontation between Margaery, the High Sparrow and King Tommen—and you can follow the link above to see some shots of House Tyrell soldiers in their new armor.
The BBC have revealed the full list of titles for the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, in the Radio Times, Steven Moffat has released his annual preview to the season, including tidbits and quotes about each of the 12 episodes. Here’s his synopses and quotes from the two part finale, “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”:
“When, at last, you rise to go, there will be another shadow next to yours. And your life will then be over.”
In a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. And he must face it alone.
“Is it a sad song?”
“Nothing’s sad till it’s over. Then everything is.”
“What’s it called?”
“I think it’s called Clara.”
“Tell me about her.”
If you took everything from him, and betrayed him, and trapped him, and broke both his hearts... how far might the Doctor go? It is time, at last, for the Doctor’s confession.
Much, much more at the link. [Radio Times]
Marc Guggenheim discusses the show’s guest appearance by John Constantine:
When you see him in the show, honestly it feels like we’re doing a Constantine/Arrow crossover, and it’s so exciting… We’re just really glad we got the chance to extend Matt Ryan’s run as Constantine by at least one more hour of television. I think you’ll see he fits very neatly into our universe. It never feels forced, it feels right.
Stephen’s on screen vibe with Matt is just very natural, it’s as if these guys had been working together forever. I think people are really going to love the episode. John Badham (‘WarGames,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’) directed it and it was just a happy circumstance, but John had also directed an episode of Constantine. It all works and it works really effortlessly. It worked effortlessly with a lot of effort I should say. I can’t wait for people to see that episode, if you thought it was a thrill just to see that one shot of Matt in the trailer wait til you see a whole episode with him.
Drew Goddard will stay on as the show’s executive producer, despite leaving the show’s showrunner position part way through season 1:
My job is wonderful which is — I mean my friends are running it, Marco [Ramirez] and Doug [Petrie], and when I say, ‘What do you guys need?’ they say, ‘Come in, talk,’. That’s how it works, I’m still the executive producer. I show up and we talk about Matt Murdock and I say, ‘Do you need any more help?’ and they say, ‘No,’ and then I leave. (laughs)
ABC has released a synopsis for the first episode of the third season, “Laws of Nature”:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for an action-packed third season on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 on the ABC Television Network, with Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.
On the season premiere episode, “Laws of Nature,” when Coulson and the team discover a new Inhuman, S.H.I.E.L.D. comes face to face with another organization searching for powered people. And still reeling from Simmons’ dramatic disappearance, Fitz goes to extreme lengths to try to learn how to get her back.
The cast and grew discuss Kara’s origins in a new featurette.
Here’s a few pictures from the season 5 premiere, “The Dark Swan”—go to the page to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Madison surveys a desolate street in a new clip from “Not Fade Away”.
Finally, here’s a teaser for the season finale, “That Great Bill Hill of Hope”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Game of Thrones.