Alex Winter shares more details about Bill and Ted 3. Tons of info from the season premiere of The Walking Dead, including what's up at Terminus. Simon Kinberg talks the "darkness" of Star Wars Rebels. Plus Frankenstein, Patient Zero, Outlander, Agents of SHIELD and Doctor Who. Spoilers now!
Top image: Star Wars Rebels concept art
Star Wars: Episode VII
Indie Revolver, which has brought us images of alleged new Stormtroopers in the past, have another new Stormtrooper design for us. This time, the art backs up reports of new "Chrome" troopers. Indie Revolver says that several sources have told them that these aren't proper Imperial Stormtroopers, but a private security force rented by Adam Driver's character. Driver is rumored to be playing a "wealthy aristocrat with an interest in Sith artifacts," but that is, as is all of this, unconfirmed right now. The images are below, and they look pretty good. More at the link. [Indie Revolver via Den of Geek]
Bill and Ted 3
Alex Winter says they have a script they like, and we may very well see it:
[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it's all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It's really sweet and really f—-ing funny.
But it's a Bill & Ted movie, that's what it is. It's for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the [series]. It's not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you're middle-aged, haven't really grown up and you're supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven't?
There's many versions of ourselves in this movie. [It's] answering the question: 'What happened to these guys?' They're supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren't the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.
He said that Bill and Ted 3 making it into the rumor mill has been a curse, "It just takes a long time to put a movie together. Now we're having to build this thing in public, which is fine. I just feel bad [the fans] have to get dragged through this long, boring, protracted process." Which sounds like the movie may be a off, but isn't dead. [Yahoo!]
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Asa Butterfield ( Ender's Game) is reportedly Tim Burton's choice to play the lead, a teenager tasked with protecting a group of children with powers. Butterfield would play Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old searching for the mythical creature who killed his grandfather and, through that quest, finds Miss Peregrine's Home. [The Wrap]
Xavier Samuel will play Frankenstein's monster (or whatever your preferred nomenclature for this creature) in an updated version of Mary Shelley's tale, set in modern day Los Angeles. He will be the creation of a husband and wife team, Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein (played by Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss). The film comes from Bernand Rose ( Candyman), who wrote and will direct it. [Deadline]
Natalie Dormer has taken the lead role in the zombie film, which features a man who can talk to the dead using his power to find a cure for the outbreak (and, of course, his wife.) [ Coming Soon]
Here's a new poster from the Wachowski's latest film. [Slashfilm]
Click on the link to see an exclusive featurette. [ MSN]
The Walking Dead
As usual, the Spoiling Dead Fans have a ton of information on the upcoming season. For the premiere, they have a Q&A which is pretty revealing:
The first 5 minutes include the scene around the trough. It's pretty brutal. The man with the bat starts taking out people in line. There is also a flashback and some nice reunions in the first episode.
Source Q&A for 501
Q- Is anyone cannibalized in the episode?
A- Yes, it's implied they are cannibals.
Q- Do we find out the reasoning behind terminus capturing people?
Q- Is the entire group other then Beth reunited by the end of the episode?
Q- Is the memorial at Terminus a tribute to their members who have been murdered or died?
A- It's implied, yes.
Q- Does anyone in Ricks train car group die?
Q- Does the flashback in the episode involve Terminus back story?
Q- Does Tyreese help Carol with Terminus or does he stay back with Judith?
A- Stays back.
Q- Is Sam killed?
More at the link. [The Spoiling Dead Fans on Facebook]
More officially comes word that Tyler James Williams ( Everyone Hates Chris) has joined the cast of season 5 as "Noah." This isn't a character from the comics, nor is it the Woodbury resident of the same name played by Parker Wierling. The best connection appears to be Noah Cruz, from the prequel video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, who "roughly matches Williams' age and ethnicity." So maybe it's the TV show's version of that character whom Williams is playing. [The Hollywood Reporter, Shock Till You Drop]
Star Wars Rebels
Producer Simon Kinberg explained the connection between the new show and the films saying that he's "always felt it would lead into IV and potentially set up characters you might not meet until V, or VI, or even VII, but the notion was that this would stand alone from Episode VII. That doesn't mean that we can't introduce Easter eggs that will pay off in VII, VIII, IX."
Of the series' villain, the Inquisitor, Kinberg says that he's not a "believer" in the Empire, per se. He's is "more of a hunting dog." And Kinberg says the show's not afraid to get dark:
We are not afraid to take those characters to some dark places. In the first season, there are some backstories that get revealed for main characters that are a lot darker and more dramatic than anything I've ever seen in animated TV, and which have the same depth and childhood trauma that the characters in the movies had.
Agents of SHIELD
Lucy Lawless says the option is still there for her Isabelle Hartley to return:
It's whatever the writers want to write. All things are possible in SHIELD. That's what I love in this sci-fi comic world. There are no absolutes. There are no bottom lines. Every boundary is bendable.
If anyone knows that for sure, it would be a former Cylon. [ The Hollywood Reporter]
Syfy has renewed both series. Defiance will return for a 13-episode third season in 2015 and Dominion will also have a 13-episode season in 2015.
Once Upon a Time
Executive producer Adam Horowitz tweeted another episode title. [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek of the Belle and Rumplestiltskin dance we've heard so much about. [SpoilerTV]
Speaking of those two characters, here's a poster of them. [SpoilerTV]
The show will return for its mid-season premiere on April 4, 2015.
SpoilerTV has an advanced review of Saturday's episode, "Both Sides Now." Here are some teasers included:
-Claire learns what a sgian-dubn is and how to use it.
-Claire and Jamie meet a beggar who has news for Jamie.
-Frank hears various theories on what happened to Claire, but only one provides hope.
-Claire and Jamie have a run in with two desserters.
-Claire's plan is ruined when she is caught in a lie.
-The episode leaves us with quite the cliffhanger.
Read the full thing at the link. [SpoilerTV]
TNT has ordered a pilot of Lumen, from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and James Frey's Full Fathom Five production company. Here's a description of the story:
Lumen, written by Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives), kicks off with the disappearance of the author behind a series of best-selling fantasy books (a la Harry Potter). A family of four then stumbles into an alternate world, where they discover those books actually chronicled the reality of that universe. As they try to make their way back home, the family finds themselves stuck in the middle of a war between magical forces.
At the link is a sneak peek of new sheriff Leena Reyes (Sakina Jaffrey) and her connection to Abbie and Jenny's mother, Lori Mills. [E! Online]
Go here for a bunch of set photos from WENN. com. There is a scene with Eva Green and Timothy Dalton in the snow; and it looks like something upsetting happens, since Green winds up on her knees. Also, there's a snowman. In other photos, there's a scene with Reeve Carney and Jonny Beauchamp, playing a sex worker named Angelique.
Nina Dobrev will gust star on the Vampire Diaries spinoff. She'll be playing yet another doppelganger in flashbacks. Says executive producer Julie Plec:
There's a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology. There was a character's name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus [Joseph Morgan] and Elijah [Daniel Gillies] and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting The Originals for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode which airs November 3.
Here's another clip from Saturday's "The Caretaker." [via Doctor Who News]
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a promo for season 2. [via SpoilerTV]
Here's the synopsis for episode 10.02, "Reichenbach":
CROWLEY TELLS DEAN THE MARK NEEDS TO BE FED — Crowley (Mark Sheppard) notices Dean (Jensen Ackles) is becoming more and more aggressive. Dean tells him that's the side effect of being a demon, but Crowley knows it's something more - the Mark of Cain needs to be fed. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) is captured by Cole (guest star Travis Aaron Wade), an angry man who blames Dean for his father's death years ago and wants revenge. Cole tortures Sam, hoping he'll tell him where Dean is hiding. Hannah (guest star Erica Carroll) sees how weak Castiel (Misha Collins) is becoming as his grace continues to fade, so she makes a bold choice and asks Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) for help. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1003).
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Diana Biller