Marvel narrows down its new Spider-Man cast list, and the next Planet of the Apes has a title. Get another great look at Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool outfit. There’s still a chance the next season of Person of Interest may not be its last. Plus, Arrow teases a new villain, and clips from Tomorrowland. To me, my Spoilers!
Top image: X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Latino Review is reporting that Marvel have engaged in final talks to offer the role of Spider-Man to Hugo and Enders Game star Asa Butterfield, who was one of 5 candidates purportedly up for the role. Nothing official has been confirmed yet however — and Deadline says that, although the company is in talks with Butterfield, around five other actors are still in the running for the role — so take it with a pinch of salt for now.
Michael Fassbender confirms the movie is the final one in his contract, but adds that he’s open to doing more as Magneto:
I will shoot a hundred of them. The contract is in three film deals, and this is the last of that. But I’ll be curious to see what happens next.
Kodi Smit-Mcphee discusses becoming Nightcrawler:
I obviously can’t say a lot, but there’s not a lot of prosthetics. I think they tried to stay overall, just because it’s X-Men and such a big following, they tried to keep it pretty traditional as much as they can. And even with the stories, they intertwine with Mystique being my mother and Azazel — so you know they can touch on that. I think people are going to be very happy. I’ve read the script and I think they know what the fans are expecting, and even fans of Nightcrawler. So, I’m very happy.
The movie will have Mutant-controlled owls, according to an instagram picture released by Bryan Singer (it’s more likely that this is a stand in for actors to react to Archangel in flight, but hey, you never know).
Samuel L. Jackson has joined the film, playing a biochemist “attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.” [Coming Soon]
According to an interview with Collider, Director Matt Reeves has stated the next movie in the series is called War of the Planet of the Apes.
Casey tries to get her father to see Tomorrowland, and a young Frank takes a jetpack ride in these two clips from the movie.
Here’s two brief featurettes about Fear and Sadness. [Coming Soon]
Ryan Reynolds discusses the movie with Extra’s Mario Lopez. [CBR]
Here’s another new poster. [Coming Soon]
Hayley Atwell has tweeted there are ongoing discussions to add more diversity to the show’s second season, following a social media campaign calling for more men and women of different races and sexualities to appear in the show.
M. Night Shyamalan dicusses his ethos for creating the show:
I think this particular form, I would say because there are so many bizarre questions that are constantly being raised, that you’re supposed to be provoked into going, “How the fuck did that happen? How could she have not said that? How could she not remember this and how could he have gone there?” To ask as many questions as possible, it does seem interesting to interact in that way.
Whereas, let’s say, True Detective, you probably shouldn’t be texting because it’s a tonal only piece. It’s about this hum. There is a mystery in there but it’s about the tone so if you’re doing this [on your phone] you’re basically not paying attention to what they’re doing so masterfully in the piece. And our piece is, I’m going to show you images. Tell me what they mean to you. A woman has been murdered. A birthday cake. And you’re going, “Huh? Huh? How do these things fit together?” So it’s a different kind of story.
Marc Guggenheim teases where the show is going with Damien Darhk as the next big villain:
We’re kind of doing a lot more in terms of the big bad for next year than we have in previous season finales. We first heard about Damien Darhk in episode 321 and there’s a pivotal sequence that surrounds Damien Darhk in the season three finale, so that’s exciting. It feels like we’re pulling a “True Blood” or a “Sons of Anarchy” where the big bad for the following year is teed up in the season finale of this year, so that’s kind of exciting for me because that’s something we’ve never seen before.
CBS Entertainment Chairperson Nina Tassler discusses whether the latest season will be the last for the show:
Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman came in and pitched really terrific ideas for the new season. And you know, we have to see. It’s always been a very smart, creative show. We don’t know yet whether or not it’s going to be the end or not. If it is, we’ll have a great ending.
Here’s a brief synopsis for the show:
The eight-part series — which stars William Hurt (Damages) and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) — takes place in a parallel present where families rely on Synths: highly developed, artificially intelligent servants that are eerily similar to their living counterparts.
Finally, here’s a gallery of promo pictures for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders