Get a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’s new Karai. A Gotham star gets promoted to season regular. M. Night Shyamalan wants an Unbreakable TV show. Plus new clips from Inside Out and The Messengers, a new Ant-Man poster, and teasers for Game of Thrones. Behold, Spoilers!
Chris Pine is allegedly in talks to play Steve Trevor, the US Army Intelligence Agent who becomes romantically intertwined with Diana in the comics. [Variety]
Here’s a new picture of Brian Tee and Brittany Ishibashi on set as Shredder and Karai. [Comic Book]
Paramount have acquired the rights to the Japanese toy (and animated series) about spinning tops that summoned monsters, with a plan to turn the series into a live-action film. [Deadline]
Jason Reitman will write and direct the animated movie for Dreamworks. Based on the children’s book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, the film is about “an imaginary friend who is so odd and so unique that no kid could possibly imagine him. So he decides to take matters into his own hands, and sets off on an unimaginable journey to the land of people in search of a best friend.” [Coming Soon]
Joy discusses the core memories that define Riley’s personality in this new clip. [CBR]
Scott Lang dodges a spray of bullets in this new poster. [/Film]
Nicholas D’Agosto’s Harvey Dent has been promoted to a series regular for the second season. [TV Line]
NBC has ordered the show straight to series for a 10-episode run. Deadline describes it as a “candid look at an outbreak that pushes its characters to extremes, revealing the best – and very worst – humanity has to offer. When a woman exhibits mysterious symptoms, she and her loved ones find themselves in the center of an epidemic with global consequences. Meanwhile, across the world, an FBI agent investigates a seemingly unrelated terrorist attack that leads him to the brink of madness.”
Brief synopses for the final two episodes of the season, “The Dance of Dragons” and “Mother’s Mercy”, have been released:
Episode #49: “The Dance of Dragons”
Stannis (Stephen Dillane) confronts a troubling decision. Jon (Kit Harington) returns to The Wall. Mace (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits the Iron Bank. Arya (Maisie Williams) encounters someone from her past. Dany (Emilia Clarke) reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.
Episode #50: “Mother’s Mercy” (season finale)
Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei (Lena Headey) seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.
Karl Schaefer discusses where the second season picks up:
TV GEEK TALK: The one big thing on most of the fans’ minds is how quickly going into the season 2 premiere will we find out what happened to our beloved characters. Is this a question that will be answered fairly quickly, or will we have to wait to find out the fate of some of the characters? Can you talk a little bit about that?
Karl Schaefer: “Season 2 picks up exactly where season 1 left off. All will be revealed. Who got killed, who lives. You’ll find out in episode 1 of season 2.”
TV GEEK TALK: What about that crazy Dr. Kurian? Will he be making a return visit anytime soon?
Karl Schaefer: “Yes. And, he survives in a very spectacular fashion.
M. Night Shyamalan says he’d be open to a TV show based on the 2000 movie:
“As a way to continue the story, yes. That would [interest me],” the director said. “I really love where we are. Could you do a six-episode Unbreakable series on Netflix or HBO? Yeah! That’s cool. I even had an idea of doing a story that goes in one form, and a second part that’s in another form, and a third one’s in a different form. You never do the same form. It would be like, movie, then, let’s say, cable, to TV, whatever, and then a play; it goes straight online, and it finishes like that. It’s in four different forms, and it never goes back to the old one. It could be kind of cool.”
Alan discovers the goals of the Messengers in this clip from “Deus Ex Machina”. [Spoiler TV]
Here’s a new promo picture of Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia. [Spoiler TV]
And finally, here’s a new promo picture of Ryan Guzman in the show. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.