Mark Ruffalo teases big plans for the Hulk beyond Thor: Ragnarok. Get a look at John Cena in action for the Bumblebee movie. The Flash adds an obscure comics villain with a hell of an unpronounceable name. Plus, new pictures from The Inhumans, and new footage from the returns of Arrow and Shannara Chronicles. Spoilers Get!
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Mark Ruffalo revealed that in lieu of a standalone Hulk movie, Ragnarok and the upcoming Avengers duology will serve as an extended arc for the character:
So basically, Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.
Ruffalo went on to discuss the separation of the Hulk and Banner as separate entities.
Hulk speaking is the start to separating of these two individuals, these identities in this split-identity person, and where that’s going to end up going. So it was really interesting to me. He’s like a baby! He’s like a five year old or six year old. So he has the same syntax, he has the same world view, and so it was fun. It’s like Chris [Hemsworth] — we all got to reinvent our characters in this.
Luke trains Rey on an illustrated IMAX poster. [Coming Soon]
A new poster debuted at the Brand Licensing Expo in London. Unsurprisingly, there’s dinosaurs on it.
The Licensing Expo also carried this teaser poster for the new Predator.
Hasbro has hired Greg Mooradian to oversee the company’s burgeoning film division, Allspark Pictures. Contrary to the title, Allspark will focus on film adaptations of all Hasbro characters and brands—not exclusively Transformers. [Variety]
Speaking of, set photos of John Cena in his Sector Seven uniform have surfaced. See more at the Transformers fansite, Allspark. Not to be confused with the Allspark we just mentioned!
Here’s a “first look” video featuring interviews with the cast from AT&T, mostly containing footage from the trailers.
A new set picture seems to confirm the upcoming crossover will feature Felicity and Oliver upstaging Barry and Iris’ wedding—probably after it was first interrupted by Nazis from another dimension—for a double wedding.
Meanwhile, Speaking with CBR, producer Tod Helbing revealed Team Flash will go up against the electro-mechano-organic lifeform from DC’s comics named Kilg%re this season. Though details are sparse, Helbing did describe the character as “a lot of fun”. Presumably, the fun will be seeing how the cast tries to pronounce Kilg%re’s name.
NBC is developing a new spy drama from producers Alanna Thompson and Smallville’s Philip Levens. The series concerns a secret intelligence agency called Red Division enlisting the help of a “dysfunctional cop” to “stop an imminent global threat.” [Variety]
Here’s the thrilling sizzle reel from Comic Con, featuring Slade, Richard Dragon, Black Canary, KGBeast, Vigilante, Michael Emerson, and Oliver’s son, Michael— who owns a Flash backpack. I guess they don’t make any Green Arrow ones.
Meanwhile, Buddy TV sat down with Brandon Routh to discuss ancient Camelot and the Atom’s love life.
KSite TV has some decidedly Lynchian images from episode six, “The Gentleman’s Name is Gorgon.” More at the link.
Finally, a new clip introduces Mareth to the world of The Shannara Chronicles, as she helps out an injured Wil.