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There are some new guesses about Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars character. James Gunn explains why he's changing Peter Quill's backstory in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Set video shows even more detail of Batman v. Superman's take on a classic Batman moment. Plus all about tonight's Sleepy Hollow. Spoilers now!

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Star Wars

A couple new theories have popped up around some of the things we've already seen. The first is that Oscar Isaac will own the Millenium Falcon, having won it off Han Solo in a bet — yet another nod to history, if it's true. The other is that the lead chrome Stormtrooper we've heard so much about is going to be played by Lupita Nyong'o, despite earlier reports claiming the character was Gwendoline Christie. [Movie Pilot]


Guardians of the Galaxy 2

James Gunn spoke to IGN about how Peter Quill's father will be incorporated into the story of the sequel, saying that he's not going to "black box" it too much, but will instead make it serve the story. And he confirmed that it would be changed.

I just thought there was a more interesting way to go for the cinematic universe that was more believable. There's things in the comic that on film were a little too Star Wars for me. And I'm not a big fan of the name J'son.


He added that he'd like to explore the Celestials more down the road and bring in more information on Nebula. As for how the film will tie into the giant plan that Marvel has:

I really am concerned with the cosmic. I am often concerned with the future, but I am concerned with where the cosmic characters go. I don't think it's about intertwining them too much with the Marvel Earth heroes. I think that that isn't what it's about. We're not here to service Infinity War. We're not here to service The Avengers. It's really about the Guardians and where they can go. I think there are similarities to the rest of the Marvel Universe, but there's also a lot of differences. The Guardians have a little more darkness to them, I think. They're not as good.

More at the link. [IGN]


Along with the possible Yellowjacket concept art, comes news that Corey Stoll was spotted on set a few weeks ago, having dinner with Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne.


There are also shots from the filming in Atlanta showing how the set's been dressed to look like San Francisco. More at the link. [a-novelust tumblr, Comic Book Movie]


Batman v. Superman

IMAX confirmed that at least some of the film will be shot with IMAX cameras. [Variety]


There are also some Instagram videos of the Wayne murders being filmed. [Comic Book Resources]




King Arthur

Jude Law is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Guy Ritchie's take on Arthur. They're also still looking for Arthur's mentor, since they couldn't reach an agreement with Idris Elba. [Variety]


Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Here are two new TV spots and a poster. [Coming Soon]


Sleepy Hollow

Nicole Beharie talked about what tonight's episode, which brings back Abbie and Jennie's mother, means for the sisters:

I think that throughout the seasons there's been a lot of questions about what they saw and if it means anything ... Abbie is definitely more proactive in wanting to get answers. Jennie, because she's had a harder life, because she didn't necessarily take the straight and narrow, is a little bit more heartbroken about this potential ghost showing up. And then there are a slew of deaths that are happening in the episode that we're not sure who's causing them. There's a lot of questions about whether or not their mother is responsible for it or if it's another entity. So there's a lot of guilt there. And the sisters were given up and abused when they were younger, so there's a lot of mistrust. One of the great things about the way that they deal with it is that they join forces in a way that they haven't seen. They've been friendly and been joking, but I feel like this episode is the turning point for the Mills sisters and they definitely take action together and kick ass/unhash all the things that they weren't expecting to have to deal with.


She added that Ichabod's tendency to place his family above everything else has the potential to cause a real divide in the group. She added that this episode will finally get ahead of the Horsemen:

It's finally time for them to get ahead. At the end of [Monday's] episode they get the tool. They get this massive step-up for both of them. They finally have the thing to take down Moloch or stop the evil people from always having the upper hand. And from there they basically feel like there's no stopping them. And by having Katrina there with Abraham and Henry, they have someone on the inside to report back to them. For the first time they have a little bit more ground in their actual mission.

[TV Guide]

SpoilerTV has a preview of tonight's episode up, with a few things to look for:

- The episode will start with a dream sequence, not very surprising, more intriguing. And, the episode will end with a big surprise !

- Despite "Mama' being a Mills centric episode, you'll also see some of the Cranes family. Katrina is back with Henry and Abraham, taking care of the little baby Moloch. Thanks to her necklace, she can't see what the baby is really like. But, we will see it and it's terrifying and so evil. And even if it's still little, it can do powerful thing.

- There will be more witchcraft from the Mills ! Abbie has proven herself very capable with spells and magic over the season. In "Mama", we will see she's not the only one capable of that in her family. Are the Mills special or anyone has the ability recite a spell ?

- Ichabod won't be helping much during the episode, but there is a good explanation for it. And it's hilarious as usual. Poor Ichabod...

- Abbie will interact more with Irvin in "Mama", I've missed their scenes together since the start of the season. Their relationship is strong, I'm always very fond of their talks. I'm always amused that Abbie still refers to him as Captain.

- As Ichabod isn't much available, Abbie will call Hawley to help her. Ichabod is still jealous of Hawley coming up to help Abbie instead of him, it's cute. And also, Hawley coming to help will mean more scenes between the Mills sisters and him… Love that.

- Abbie and Jenny will get very emotional and they will (finally !) discuss their feelings, about their childhood, how their mother was with them. They didn't have the same relationship with her, so it was time to set things straight. They both also discuss Abbie being a witness and its consequences.

- Hawley will bring something special to Ichabod; something he will very much appreciate.

- Remember Grace Dixon, Abbie and Jenny's ancestor ? Well, we will see her again, and she will be mentioned. Something that belonged to her will provide very useful for the Mills sisters.

- Despite "Mama' being a Mills centric episode, you'll also see some of the Cranes family. Katrina is back with Henry and Abraham, taking care of the little baby Moloch. Thanks to her necklace, she can't see what the baby is really like. But, we will see it and it's terrifying and so evil. And even if it's still little, it can do powerful thing.



Here's a synopsis for episode 2.11:

Episode 2.11 - The Akeda (01-Dec-2014)

Fearing the rise of Moloch is already underway, Crane and Mills race to Fredericks Manor armed with the recently acquired demon-slaying Sword of Methuselah to try and prevent the dark lord's advent, and to rescue Katrina from the Headless Horseman's grasp. Armed with the mystic weapon, Ichabod battles the Horseman of Death with heretofore unseen success, but Abraham's daunting warning that wielding the blade will come at a dire cost gives the Two Witnesses pause. Following some research gathered by Jenny, the trio sets off to find the secreted Frank Irving in the hopes that his unique circumstances – his soul belonging by Henry Parish – will render the former police Captain immune to the sword's curse. Meanwhile, Katrina continues her interrogation of the imprisoned Abraham, heightening Crane's worries that his wife's feelings for her former fiancé have begun to resurface in light of their recent proximity. And Ichabod and Katrina contend with the thought that their inevitable battle with Moloch – who is commencing his plans to bring his kingdom of Purgatory to Earth – might require them to face-off with – and possibly force them to kill – their own son.



Here are two sneak peeks from tonight's episode:


Matt Ryan explained what Jim Corrigan brings to the show:

John and Jim are very similar, but they have a different approach to things. Jim is somebody who seeks justice and will go to any lengths to get it. Whereas, John isn't someone who seeks justice. He needs to make sure that humanity survives. He will go to any length to do that.

At this point, Jim also doesn't believe in the supernatural world we've been introduced to on "Constantine." That's a revelation for him as well.

We're introduced to Jim because there's a murder that Jim witnesses and can't explain. John and his team come across the murder, and Jim, as well. Jim is then thrust into this world of craziness. Papa Midnite is going to be in that episode, too.


He added that the scripts keep having Easter eggs in them that make even the star wonder if they're heading in the same direction as the comics. [Comic Book Resources]

EP David S. Goyer promised that every character will be getting their backstories revealed this season, with his fellow exec producer, Daniel Cerone specifically promising a Chas-centric episode:

Chas is definitely the strong, silent type, very laconic kind of character we wanted to roll out slowly. I know there's been a couple of issues [of Hellblazer] where they dig in his back story, but there's not a lot there. We've really enjoyed opening [Chas] up. We will open him up deeper in Episode 10.

In the pilot episode, you see that Chas comes back to life. For some reason, people started translating that to the idea that he's immortal. We promise you he is not immortal. There's a very good reason that he's coming back to life, and the only spoiler I will give is that, you know, those lives are not infinite. And we do have an episode that involves flashbacks where we basically tell that story and we get to know more about Chas, we can meet Renee [his ex-wife] and his daughter, and we kind of dig into that story and figure out what makes Chas tick.


[K Site TV]


Nicholas D'Agosto said that Harvey Dent has a "mini-arc" this season, but that the Penguin-Fish rivalry really takes center stage. However, assuming the show gets a second season, "I become a regular on the show, and that's when I think you'll mostly see a lot more of me branching out." He adds of the character, who will premiere on Gotham tonight:

He gets himself involved in some pretty intense, high-stakes situations. You know, he kind of walks right in with, like, a loaded gun - not literally - but he presents this to Gordon, and they go off on this attempt together. I like how vague I'm being. I would say that the most important thing for me to do in that is to show his confidence and his ease in these situations. I think it's tempting to want to show and to play the kind of bolder emotions, and those are definitely there, but they're more fun if they're a surprise.


[K Site TV]

There are also a ton of previews from FOX:


MTV senior vice president Mina Lefevre explained why the iconic Ghostface mask is missing from the show:

It's a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask. It's something we're constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What's its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.

... Scream was incredibly iconic, but we wanted to reinvent that for TV while of course keeping all the main elements that made it so iconic, including a mask, but also the soapy teen stories, pop culture humor, the scares and the killer. We're tonally walking that line, yet delivering the scares in a significant way. The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.


[Entertainment Weekly]


MTV's series based on the Terry Brooks novels has cast Poppy Drayton as Elf Princess Amberle. The ten-episode first season will be based on The Elfstones Of Shannara. Amberle is described as the "first woman to become one of the Chosen, who are responsible for the protection and care of the ancient Ellcrys tree." [Entertainment Weekly]


The Flash

Danielle Panabaker teased the return of Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), saying:

The next time we see Ronnie as an audience, you don't recognize him. It's almost like he's a totally new person. Maybe [Caitlin]'s losing her mind thinking he's coming back to life.


See more from the video interview with the cast at the link. [TV Guide]

Go here for more photos from episode 1.07, "Power Outage." [SpoilerTV]



Marc Guggenheim teased episode 3.12 on Twitter. [via SpoilerTV]


The Vampire Diaries

Go here for more photos from episode 6.09, "I Alone." [SpoilerTV]


The 100

Here are the episode titles for 2.07-2.09:

Episode 2.07 - Long Into an Abyss

Episode 2.08 - Spacewalker

Episode 2.09 - Remember Me


Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Abhimanyu Das