Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 could feature a (literally) huge Marvel comics character. Bryan Singer teases the Game of Thrones-esque mutant plight in X-Men Apocalypse. Arrow teases another live-action hero. Plus oodles of pictures from The Originals, The Expanse, Agent Carter, and Lucifer. To me, my Spoilers!
Deaths have been a persistent rumor for Civil War—first the reported funeral of Peggy Carter, and then the more recent rumors of Captain America’s untimely demise. But now the Hashtag Show is claiming that the film will feature three other major death scenes... sort of.
The youtube show claims that three death scenes, involving Scarlet Witch, War Machine, and Falcon, have been filmed. Only one however, is an actual death of a character—one will leave the involved hero critically wounded, and the other will be a misdirect. As ever with these rumors, take this with a pinch of salt... otherwise, Civil War sounds like quite the bloodbath.
Mark Ruffalo describes the tone of the film:
I feel like that’s kind of where we’re heading with this relationship between Thor and Banner. It is a universal road movie — that’s where we’re heading... It’s not where you’d think it will be, so it’s not your classic road movie but it has that structure, I think.
This is what we’re talking about. I love Chris [Hemsworth], and it’s not an accident that we’ve been put together because we have a good time together and we goof off. The fact that we’re moving towards the smart-comedic bent plays into our relationship.
Geek.com are reporting that the wonderfully bizarre comic book “character” Ego the Living Planet—literally a planet gifted with sentience—will appear in the film. In the comics, Ego occasionally flipped between good and evil, and mainly had encounters with Thor.
During a showing of the movie at a fan event earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds appeared optimistic when a fan asked if Deadpool would team up with his longtime ally in the comics, Cable, for the the sequel:
Your lips to God’s ears, my friend... Believe me, that’s being talked about.
Bryan Singer compares the plight of the young mutants to a seemingly strange source: Game of Thrones.
I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan…There’s a crossover between X-Men and Game Of Thrones, they’re both about a younger generation finding their powers, finding out who they are, and what their place in the world is. I like how the show’s about different groups of people moving towards a common goal. They don’t even know if that’s the right goal, who wants to sit on that uncomfortable throne? I don’t! Everyone in King’s Landing is miserable. But for some reason, they want that power.
Star Wars Episode VIII wasn’t the only film that had a release date shuffled around yesterday. Sony have announced Spider-Man will now release slightly earlier, on July 7, 2017, while Jumanji takes its former slot on July 28, 2017. (This gives Jumanji, which just named a director, an additional seven months.) Star Wars’ original May 26, 2017 slot will be filled by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. [CBR]
Here’s the press release for the fourth episode of the revival, “Home Again”:
Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate the murder of a city official, which it seems no human could have committed. Meanwhile, Scully deals with a personal tragedy, which brings up many old feelings about the child she gave away for adoption in the all-new “Home Again” episode of THE X-FILES.
Likewise, here’s a press release for “For The Girl Who Has Everything”, an adaptation of the classic 1985 Superman comic by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, “For The Man Who Has Everything”:
A PARASITIC ALIEN TRAPS KARA IN A DREAM WORLD WHERE HER HOME PLANET WAS NEVER DESTROYED, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, FEB. 8
“For The Girl Who Has Everything” – Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission, on SUPERGIRL.
A gallery of stills from the pilot has been released—find more at the link. [KSite TV]
Here’s a few pictures from “Wild at Heart”—once again, click through to see more. [Spoiler TV]
More pictures, this time from “Critical Mass”—click the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Even more pictures, this time from the second season’s fourth episode, “Smoke and Mirrors”—you know the drill, click the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, Stephen Amell has taken to twitter to tease the arrival of Megalyn Echikunwoke on the show, reprising the role of comics hero Vixen, whom she voiced for an animated spinoff set in the Arrow/Flash universe.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Captain America: Civil War.