Could Supergirl Bring An Iconic — And Weird — Comics Villain To Life?

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Batman and Superman duke it out in some totally insane Batman v Superman artwork. Phil Lord discusses how the Flash movie will stand out from the TV show. Star Trek 3 gets a title. Chris Pratt quashes the latest casting rumors. Plus, clips from Inside Out, and what to expect next year on The Flash. Behold, Spoilers!


Top image: Supergirl.

The Flash

Phil Lord explains the plan to differentiate the movie from The CW’s Flash series:

We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. … I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. … It’s going to be it’s own [thing, apart from the TV show] — we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff.


[Hippojuice Podcast]

Star Trek 3

During a follow-up to comments he made about the state of science fiction movies in an interview with the Radio Times, Simon Pegg seemingly acknowledged that the movie will be called Star Trek Beyond. [CBR]

Indiana Jones

In an interview with GQ, Chris Pratt discusses the swirling rumours that he is involved in future Indiana Jones films:

For instance, there is the widely and confidently reported story that he will be the next Indiana Jones. Pratt was on a four-day hunt on a Texas ranch when his manager and agent called to say that this “fact” had exploded all over the Internet. “And so I came home, and then there was paparazzi asking me about it and people asking me to sign Indiana Jones pictures and Indiana Jones hats,” he says. The truth, as far as he is concerned, is that someone high up at Disney did mention to him a while back that they were picking up the rights to Indiana Jones, to which Pratt commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full. (If Jurassic World does well, there will be sequels. And for the record, this is how he describes, almost more to himself than to me, his future Guardians of the Galaxy obligations: “...I’m tied to doing three more, or five more, Guardians of the Galaxy or whatever it is, you know, two more Guardians plus another couple...” I think this means he is committed to at least two sequels, as well as spin-off projects where his character will appear with other Marvel characters.) But as it happens, he’s also been around Steven Spielberg a fair bit recently (Spielberg produced Jurassic World), both before and after this rumor broke. “I just didn’t bring it up and he didn’t bring it up,” he says, “so I don’t know.”


The Belko Experiment

John Gallagher Jr. has been cast in the James Gunn movie about a company that orders all of its employees to murder each other. [Coming Soon]



Joseph White will direct the adaptation of the Jonathan Trigell novel about a murder in a future London where society is split by people who can and can’t afford genetic selection treatments. [Coming Soon]


Jurassic World

Chris Pratt hilariously lifts the lid on stunt work on the movie in a new featurette. [CBR]

Inside Out

Joy and Sadness work together to navigate Riley’s long term memory, and the emotions guide a young Riley through dinner in two clips from the film. [Coming Soon]

Batman v Superman

Writer Umberto Gonzalez has posted several pieces of promotional art, featuring Superman and the armored Batman fighting.



Rose McIver discusses how Liv will deal with Lowell’s death, and how Major’s investigation of the Zombie world escalates in the next few episodes:

“The one good thing about [losing Lowell] is, because Blaine has taken away somebody that Liv loves, it’s given her so much passion and resolve not to let him get away with anything anymore.”

As for Major — you know, the guy who remains ridiculously good-looking, despite having half of his face mangled in a gang fight — McIver says we can expect some major (teehee!) developments from his investigation in the coming weeks.

“He’s getting closer and closer to finding out about zombies and what they are and what Liv’s role in it all is,” she teases. “In the next couple of episodes, there are some pretty huge reveals.”


[TV Line]

The Flash

Grant Gustin teases where the show’s second season will go, in terms of time travel and alternate realities:

“What’s fun about this show is that there’s going to be multiple timelines as we move forward,” Gustin says. “I think we’re going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.”


[TV Guide]

Fear The Walking Dead

Ruben Blades has joined the cast, playing Daniel, father to the character played by Mercedes Mason. [Deadline]



David Harewood discusses playing Hank Henshaw — acknowledging that the character eventually becomes a villain (and a cyborg incarnation of Superman):

“Hank Henshaw, yes, who ends up becoming Cyborg Superman in the comics, battling Superman,” Harewood told Digital Spy when they brought up that who he is playing in the show. “So I’m looking forward to that.”

“He’s a bit of a supervillain,” Harewood teased. “He seems pretty indestructible. Which I kind of like because I keep getting blown up in these things. I’m kind of looking forward to being indestructible.”


[Digital Spy]

The Originals

Michael Narducci discusses how Davina’s new role could put her at odds with the Mikaelson family in the next season:

“The spirits are going to have access to Davina,” executive producer Michael Narducci says. “They’re going to lend her their power and communicate with her about what’s best for the people and witches of New Orleans. That’s who she’ll be an advocate for, and the Mikaelsons, some would argue, are not the best things in the world for the witches. That’s going to put them at odds, assuming there’s no larger threat coming for which they might have to unite against. There are a lot of different ways this could play out.”


[TV Line]

Wayward Pines

Finally, Ethan confronts Kate in this clip from “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before”. [TV Line]

Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders


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I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff.

You REALLY don’t understand why we love the TV show Flash, do you?

“What’s fun about this show is that there’s going to be multiple timelines as we move forward,” Gustin says. “I think we’re going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.”

Basically for stuff like this and a giant, telepathic gorilla. You know, comic book stuff.