Neill Blomkamp discusses how Chappie may have delayed District 10. More The Force Awakens rumours offer a tease of what to expect from the next trailer. Gotham casts a familiar ally of Batman. Plus, Sharlto Copley talks Powers, and more info on the heroes joining the Arrow/Flash spinoff. Behold, Spoilers!
Top image: Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Captain America: Civil War
Everybody has been predicting that an Avenger will die in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And the smart money has been on Hawkeye, for various reasons. But now, the smart money has been proved wrong. Turns out that Jeremy Renner is already on board to reprise his role as Hawkeye in Captain America 3, bringing the currently known roster of Marvel heroes in the movie up to 5. Edit: As pointed out in the comments by reader Nicole, both Black Widow and Bucky/The Winter Soldier have been confirmed to appear in the movie too. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Neill Blomkamp has an idea for this sequel to District 9, but believes that after Chappie it might not be the right time to return to South Africa for filming again:
I have an idea for District 10, which is really cool. The problem is I feel like Chappie is the end of three films that have a similar stylistic approach to them. Chappie is the odd one out in that is has no socio-political underpinnings. It doesn't have my experiences as a kid in South Africa incorporated into it. And Elysium– although it doesn't have my experiences as a kid in South Africa, it has the same notion of oppressor in the elites, and the large population base beneath it. And Chappie doesn't, but they are still part of a trilogy. So moving forward I would love to realize this idea of District 10 – I have every intention to do it, I just need to find the right time to do it – to not go back to Johannesburg and shoot something similar, yet.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays a character called Korr Sella in the movie, according to her Spotlight C.V. And Making Star Wars points out that Sella was previously known as "The Emissary", and is supposedly the agent of Leia killed by the Empire's superweapon, as discussed in previous rumours.
Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez has a description of what will purportedly be the next trailer for the movie, which is allegedly due for inclusion with screenings of Age of Ultron and will also be shown at Star Wars Celebration in April. Highlights include footage featuring Han, Luke and Leia, Finn wielding a Lightsaber, a TIE fighter attacking the forest area seen in the first teaser, and a good look at Kylo Ren from the front, who is described as looking very similar to the Knights of the Old Republic video game character Darth Revan. [Instagram via Screencrush]
Dave Andron, the Executive Producer of Justified, will adapt David Hofmeyr's dystopian sci-fi novel about a group of young people engaging in a deadly race to earn freedom and a life of luxury. [Deadline]
The live adaptation of the classic anime is apparently still in the works, but speaking to Collider, director Jaume Collet-Serra had only this to say about the progress on the movie:
"No, no. There's nothing."
Here's a new poster for the film, released ahead of a new trailer premièring later today. [ /Film]
Speaking at the Long Beach Expo, Executive producer Marc Guggenheim dished out few minor bits of info about the series. Comic book villain Onomatopoeia will apparently definitely appear on the show in at some point in the future, and Guggenheim also commented that the show is unlikely ever to allude to Harley Quinn outside of her cameo voice appearance in Season 2, thanks to the character appearing in Suicide Squad. [CBR]
Speaking of the Suicide Squad, here's a description for 3.17, Suicidal Tendencies:
DIGGLE MARRIES LYLA; THE SUICIDE SQUAD RIDES AGAIN — It's celebration time as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) get married. However, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission – rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray (guest star Steven Culp) from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick). Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns about Ray's new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Ray hit a rough patch.
Speaking at the same event as Guggenheim, Tara Butters expressed optimism about the show getting a second running. The series would stay at an 8-episode run (although 13 could happen, Butters said that the amount of effects work the show required would mean this could have an impact on quality), and would possibly move locations to Hollywood or Europe, but stay in the same time frame as the first season, to avoid treading on the toes of Agents of SHIELD. [CBR]
The CW's spinoff superhero show featuring Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh and Victor Garber has put out vague descriptions for the three unannounced DC heroes who will join them:
"THE TRAVELER" | Described as a "Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances.
"FEMALE WARRIOR" | This twentysomething Latina is pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day. But by night, when she hears the cry of battle, her fury is ignited and she becomes a fierce warrior — so much so, that sometimes she can become a threat to others.
"MYSTERY HERO" | An African-American male in his twenties will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.
TV Line speculate several choices for each of these descriptions: Rip Hunter or Booster Gold for 'The Traveler', Fury, Wildcat, Tarantula or Pantha for the "Female Warrior", and Static (unlikely as he's getting his own series), Black Lightning or Black Vulcan for the "Mystery Hero".
Spoiler TV's advanced preview of the pilot episode has plenty of details about the episode:
Liv (Rose McIver) is a zombie now, but up until a five months ago Liv was medical resident with a pretty good life. All that comes crashing down after she heads to party she was invited to by a coworker, at Major's (Her fiance) persistence, that changes her life forever. One minute she's refusing to take some new drug named Utopia, then the next she's waking up in a bodybag, undergoing a zombie transformation. Now Liv has changed drastically from the hyper-focused determined fireball she was to a lazy couch potato who works at the morgue. She's ended things with Major, and lost her way in life so her loved ones stage an
interventionevent, Potluck Tuesday, to discuss her apparent PTSD stemming from that fateful night where those druggies killed each other and then set the party boat on fire(the official word on what happened). It's not like Liv doesn't know that she is no longer passionate, confident, ambitious and alive. Liv is just, now more hungry than anything else, which is why she decided to work in the morgue. Free access to brains.
Go to the link to read much, much more. [ Spoiler TV]
Game Of Thrones
Here's the titles for the fifth season's first four episodes:
Episode 5.01 - The Wars to Come
Episode 5.02 - The House of Black and White
Episode 5.03 - High Sparrow
Episode 5.04 - The Sons Of The Harpy
[ Spoiler TV]
IGN writer Layne Morgan recently offered a trio of tweets teasing the finale:
[via Spoiler TV]
Here's another advanced preview for the first episode:
The present storyline picks up at a support group meeting for people who have suffered a loss. Peter Lattimore (Jeremy Sisto) is the psychologist leading the group. The group's meeting is interspersed with Camille's making her way home. For her, no time has passed, but life has definitely moved on for her family. Her father Jack (Mark Pellegrino) and mother Claire (Tandi Wright) have found different ways to cope with the loss of their daughter. Camille's sister, Lena (Sophie Lowe), has also struggled to come to terms with both the loss of her sister and her own part in it.
Dr Julie Han (Sandrine Holt) is faced with the mysterious appearance of Victor (Dylan Kingwell). Simon (Mat Vairo) returns to Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). While Camille's return is met with wonder and joy, not all the returns are. In fact, I found the reaction of Camille's parents to be a bit odd and not entirely satisfactory. The first episode also contains two new deaths, so it will be interesting to see what happens to those people going forward.
Faran Tahir will play a character called 'The Commander' in the pilot, a military expert on aliens who will oppose Kara. [Ksite TV]
Sharlto Copley discusses his role in the show as Walker:
He's definitely a little bit of kind of resentful and going through a whole bunch of different emotions. I think one of the factors was kind of [the] idea of kind of sour grapes, in the sense that now that he no longer has the power anymore, he can kind of be more judgmental of the behavior of some of those powers, while forgetting that he himself wasn't exactly the most exemplary role model back in the day when he was super-powerful and he was Diamond and everyone was looking up to him. So there is this kind of a little bit of hypocrisy that kind of comes in there as well.
Like, "Who do these people think they are? Just because they have powers, they think they can do anything they like!" But he, himself, wants to be in that position. [It's] just one of the many things that makes the man incredibly conflicted, and there's a lot of internal stuff going on that is you know is constantly getting manifested externally in some other way in terms of his behavior.
And Eddie Izzard briefly discusses his character, Wolfe:
"Wolfe disempowered [Walker]. He took probably his reason for being," Izzard said. "I've studied people who get well known, and then they lose that, and they're less well-known, or their careers go backwards. It's kind of a wonderful thing to have, and it's a hellish thing to lose. If you equate that into having superpowers, which must be pretty similar, and then being just a real, standard person again — like we all are — I could see him one step away from madness."
The Writer's Guild Foundation recently released a list of people writing the show, including Christos and Ruth Gage (Law & Order: SVU, American Horror Story) Douglas Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and newcomer Luke Kalteaux. [CBR]
Chris Chalk will join the show as Bruce Wayne's trusted confidante Lucius Fox. [Deadline]
Alexandra Chando will play the female lead, Pearl, in the pilot. Pearl is the deceased ex-girlfriend of main character Floyd. [Variety]
Here's a brief synopsis of 1.16, Rogue Time:
CAPTAIN COLD AND HEAT WAVE RETURN TO CENTRAL CITY; PEYTON LIST GUEST STARS AS LISA SNART — The Flash (Grant Gustin) learns that Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (guest star Dominic Purcell) have returned to Central City. This time Snart has brought along his baby sister Lisa (guest star Peyton List) to help wreak havoc on the city.
Person Of Interest
A rumor, via someone visiting the set, claims that the show has been renewed for a fifth season. [Spoiler TV]
Orny Adams, who plays Coach Finstock, will not appear in the fifth season of the show due to scheduling conflicts. [Hypable]
Cole finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague in this clip from Tomorrow. [Spoiler TV]
Agents Of SHIELD
Finally, here's a brief synopsis of 2.14, Love in the Time of Hydra:
"Love in the Time of Hydra" – Coulson and his team are still reeling from a shocking revelation that leaves the team fractured as they must decide what to do with one of their own. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack reveal their true allegiance to Hunter, while elsewhere, Ward and Agent 33 embark on a personal mission, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.".
Here's a teaser image featuring Bobbi from the episode as well. [Coming Soon]
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders.