Tatiana Maslany spills the beans on Orphan Black's return. Agent Coulson will find himself with an unlikely ally on Agents of SHIELD. Plus, rumors for the next Force Awakens trailer, Wondercon teases for The Flash, iZombie and Powers, and surprising return on Person of Interest. Behold, Spoilers!
Top image: Orphan Black.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Making Star Wars has an alleged synopsis of the next trailer, purportedly being shown at Star Wars Celebration in a few weeks. Scenes include a shot of Han, Leia, Artoo and C-3PO, a brief shot of Gwendoline Christie as the Chrome Stormtrooper guard Captain Phasma, a closer look at Kylo Ren's masked face, several shots of spaceships (including X-Wings duelling TIE fighters) and Finn holding a blue Lightsaber. Luke is allegedly not in the trailer, and there is a shot of Darth Vader's helmet.
Much more at the link. [ Making Star Wars]
Eon Productions have released a statement to say that Daniel Craig has undergone minor knee surgery following an injury sustained during filming — and more specifically that the surgery will not have any impact on the filming schedule. [ Deadline]
A bevy of set pictures from filming in Vancouver have been released, showing filming of what appears to be the sequence first seen in the movie's CG test footage. Go to the link to see many more. [Pursuit 23 on Twitter via Vancity Buzz]
Plus here's a set video. [Coming Soon]
Mad Max: Fury Road
Here's a brand new poster. [ Coming Soon]
Tatiana Maslany sat down with Buddy TV to talk about the third season. Here she is on how Sarah feels about the betrayal of Mrs. S. And Paul:
Mrs. S and Paul may be off Sarah's list, but is that permanently? It very well may be for Paul. In the season 2 finale, Mrs. S sat with Paul and watched as the military took Helena, and that's something that has "changed the game in terms of who Sarah can trust," Maslany revealed. "I think Paul was always somebody that Sarah was wary of, and at this point, he's really kind of sealed the deal on how she feels about him." So no more Hot Paul in Sarah's life for good?
On the other hand, Mrs. S' betrayal is "more complicated" because of what she means to Sarah. "Sarah had really started to take on this idea of Mrs. S being her mother, being part of her family, and being somebody she could trust," the actress explained. "This betrayal is so enormous [because] it forces Sarah into some of the most difficult decisions she's had to make so far on the series."
And here she is talking about more clone-intensive scenes akin to last season's dance party:
With more clones on the table, might there be an even more complex scene than the dance party from the finale? "There's some very cool clone scenes coming up," Maslany allowed, but she wouldn't say more. They do enjoy pushing the boundaries of what they can do with those clone scenes, so expect "more complex clone work this season," especially as they grow more comfortable with the technology used to make those scenes happen."
Comic Book Resources has a recap of the news from the show's WonderCon panel. Here's Andrew Kreisberg on villains that could show up in season 2:
"I think we definitely want to meet the Mirror Master next year," said Kreisberg. "I'm sure Dr. Alchemy will show up at some point. And we've got one thing that hopefully people will lose their minds over."
And here's Danielle Panabaker teasing Caitlin's transformation into the villainous Killer Frost:
"There's one villain that we may have already met, albeit in their civilian identity. Danielle Panabaker's Caitlin Snow has an alter-ego in the comics — the Firestorm villain Killer Frost. The actress said she's "really excited" about her character potentially following the source material and becoming Killer Frost. "You're going to see her sooner than you think," Panabaker said."
And here's the show's new sizzle reel shown at Wondercon, with some new footage from the last episodes of the season.
Peter Capaldi is open to the idea of a Doctor Who movie:
I think [a movie] would be fun. I don’t know where they are on that officially, but certainly [the show] seems to be getting bigger and it looks so much like a movie now. The production values are so high that it looks extraordinary. So I think a Doctor Who movie would be great.
[via Doctor Who TV]
And here's Steven Moffat talking about the tone of Season 9:
I told the [show’s] writers, don’t just write him mean, write him funny—because he’ll make any joke fly.
As ever, Doctor Who is a combination of complete daft silliness and loads of people getting slaughtered in the early evening. Tonally, [next season is] very much the same. Peter is getting stronger and more confident in the role.
Comic Book Resources also has a recap of iZombie's WonderCon panel. Here's Danielle Ruggiero-Wright and Rob Thomas on the chance that Liv's Were-Terrier could show up:
The next fan asked about what one thing from the comics the panel would like to see make it into the show. "I want her to get a terrier really bad," Ruggiero-Wright responded. "If we can't have a '60s ghost, then damn it, there's going to be a dog."
"We do get a mention of a were-terrier," Thomas added.
And here's David Anders on Blaine's future plans on the show:
Getting into some future developments, a fan asked Anders if his character was planning a zombie racketeering business with his sale of brains. "He's got big designs on becoming King Z of the city by the sea," Anders said. "You're going to get inside his brains-dealing operation as the story goes along. Next week, in fact. You're going to meet some of his zombie henchman, too.
Person Of Interest
Taraji P. Henson will return to the show as a guest star, playing her deceased former regular character Joss Carter in flashback scenes for next week's episode, in which Reese goes solo to solve an old case that Carter could never close. [ TV Guide]
Agents Of SHIELD
Here's a press release for "The Frenemy of my Enemy":
GRANT WARD MAY BE COULSON’S LAST HOPE, ON “MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” ON ABC
“The Frenemy of My Enemy” – A dangerous new alliance is formed as Coulson and Hunter turn to the last person anyone would expect – Grant Ward! As the war between S.H.I.E.L.D. factions continues, Skye and Lincoln will find themselves drawn into this conflict, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.
Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Henry Goodman as Dr. List, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Maya Stojan as Kara, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Kris Lemche as Ethan, Staci Roberts as Paula, and Trenton Rostedt as Hoodie Guy.
[ Spoiler TV]
Melina Kanakaredes has been cast as Dorothy. TV line describes her as "a tightly wound, by-the-book circuit court judge who also happens to be the estranged wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s new bounty-hunter character, JD Richter. Dorothy reappears when her ex’s involvement with astronaut Molly (Berry) puts their daughter in danger.".
Here's Brian Michael Bendis on what's to come on the show, from Powers' WonderCon panel:
"The next pile of goodies comes in episode 9," Bendis teased. "Anything I say will be a spoiler, but the shit really hits the fan, leading into episode 10, where I think Sharlto gives everything he's got." Oeming said it's the quieter moments between characters that are his favorites. "The stuff I'm looking forward to is just more than that."
Here's a new synopsis and promo picture for "When the Levee breaks". [ Spoiler TV]
WAYWARD WAYS — Setting the stage for a bloody showdown, Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black) gives Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) a deadline to turn over baby Hope. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) attempts to convince Klaus that they need to work together in their fight against Dahlia, but Klaus forges ahead with his own dangerous plan, leaving everyone concerned about his next steps. Meanwhile, when Hayley realizes their chances of outrunning Dahlia are slim, she devises a risky plan and enlists Aiden’s, guest star Colin Woodell, help. Elsewhere, Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) gives Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Elijah an ultimatum, and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) strategizes on how best to deal with Klaus’ erratic behavior.
Finally, John Noble has been cast in the show as Aubrey Griffin, an antiques expert who appears in the season finale. Here's a description of Griffin and his character:
Through his numbers books, Griffin is seen by the contemporaries as a mythological mix of Indiana Jones and James Bond. Despite his tales of travel and history, few know that he is confined to a wheelchair—his life is limited to the safe confines of his affluent Central Park West apartment.
That all changes when a museum curator turns up dead, in her possession a Roman dagger. Griffin quickly concludes that there is far more to this blade than meets the eye—it’s the actual knife that ended the life of Emperor Julius Caesar. What’s more, the dagger contains a curse of death to any and all who come into contact with it.
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.