An Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot includes our new favorite stunt. Trek 3 writer Simon Pegg explains what he learned from Star Trek Into Darkness. Do we already know who's directing Inhumans? Plus what's up with Mockingbird on Agents of SHIELD. And Game of Thrones could feature book storylines that nobody expected to see. Spoilers Now!
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A rumor is once again circling that Adam McKay is being considered to direct a future Marvel movie. The rumour, which originates on Latino Review, insinuates that Marvel were impressed with McKay's work on the Ant-Man script before Peyton Reed was brought into direct. They are offering a future phase 3 film to the director, potentially Inhumans.
Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez has some teases for a brief Aquaman-related cameo in the movie:
RT! #suicidesquad #skwad HUGE #RUMOR #SPOILER #WARNING Sources tell me in the lower levels of the prison where #AMANDAWALLER keeps all the SUPER POWERED META HUMANS, she has inside a trophy case - #AQUAMAN's TRIDENT as seen in the recently released still with #JasonMomoa! How did she come into the trident's possession? What happened to Aquaman in #BatmanvSupermanDawnofJustice? The plot certainly thickens! Very cool nonetheless. Love me a good mystery. #trident #DC #dccu #dccomics #dc movie #SCOOP #SUPERPOWEREDMETAHUMANS #BatmanvsSuperman
Here's Jason Clarke on John Connor's journey in the movie:
Q: We've seen John Connor as the reluctant chosen one. We've seen him as the paranoid chosen one. We've only seen glimpses of him as like accepting his role and like owning it. And are we gonna get to see this from your character?
JASON: Oh yeah. But that's even in Monty Python, isn't it? Remember Monty Python and the Holy Grail, he's the Messiah. No, he's a, you know, and it's like there's such a and once again it goes down to James' original, it's such a big thing to touch on. There's not just Arnold, the Terminator and technology. There's all these other things that we do look for, fulfilling prophecy, fulfilling destiny or being on responsibility. And that's why I looked at Eddie Furlong a lot. There's a little legacy and a lot of things to grow and if you're going to do a trilogy, you're going to tell a complete story like Lord of the Ring or something, you got a source like Game of Thrones, you gotta have a complete world and a complete idea or a ride that's taking somewhere. That there's always going in a good version they're gonna be rooting for John to grow and I said that's one of the most exciting things I think in going in is who really is John Connor? And what is it to be that?
Q: So there's still room for him to grow in this movie?
JASON: Oh there's room for him to be really destroyed, knocked about. And psychologically, those questions that you're asking are at the heart of movie.
Independence Day 2
Travis Tope is allegedly in talks to play a character named Charlie in the movie. [ The Wrap]
Star Trek 3
Simon Pegg sat down for a lengthy interview with Den of Geek about the process of writing the movie:
It's terrifying. We learned a lot. It's interesting actually, I had certain issues with Into Darkness as well. It's interesting to be able to take those forward and be at the helm a little bit. You're always learning when you're working with a series of movies because you go okay, what did people like there? What did people not like? What did we like? And that's a crazy way to work because we're shooting in summer come hell or high water. So Doug Jung and I are just sort of hashing out the story and meanwhile people keep coming in and going, "So can we build that? Can we design that now? Can we make that costume? What are you wearing? How many people? How many planets?" You're like, "I don't know. Let us try and fucking think of thestory." But that's how the process is working. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is our mantra at the moment and it's bringing out the best of us. It has to. We have to come up with the goods. It's good because there's not room to be kind of like, "Yeah we'll take a break today; we'll sort that out next week." It has to happen and we have to write it and it cannot be bad. It has to be good and it has to meet a certain criteria which we set for ourselves. So it's an interesting process.
And here he is on how the movie will honor Star Trek's past:
Are there things from the original series that you want to maybe see brought back into this film in some way, without just saying, "Let's stick a Gorn in there" or something like that? Yeah. It's more about spirit. It's very easy these days, in the kind of post-modern era, to get bogged down in self referentiality or thinking, "Oh let's put Harry Mudd in." In a way I felt like if anything — and I really, really am very proud of Into Darkness — but I feel like the thing that for me was kind of jolting was that it kind of wanted to embrace itself a little too much, rather than take off and do what Star Trek did, which is to go off into the depths of the galaxy. It was about referencing not only a previous film but also kind of hanging onto the coast of Earth a little bit. So for me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, in modern terms, just how would that be for people, to be away for that amount of time and that kind of stuff. We're trying to evolve the story at the same time as not letting it go.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Captain America gets his drop kick on in this new international TV spot. [ CBR]
Hotel Transylvania 2
Here's a new teaser poster for the film.
The Walking Dead
The Spoiling Dead Fans group on Facebook has another post with spoilers for the finale: Nicholas shoots Glenn in the shoulder, and then Glenn almost kills him. But instead, Glenn spares Nicholas' life, and is later shown helping him to walk. More details at the link. [Spoiling Dead Fans]
Several new pictures from filming have gotten out, featuring a scene where The Flash, Firestorm and Arrow show off against the Reverse Flash. But it's not the crossover between the heroes that's of necessarily of note, but Stephen Amell's costume: He appears to be dressed not in his Arrow outfit, but in the Dark Archer garb of the League of Assassins. See a few more pictures here. [Flash Fans]
Here's a description of "Flight of the Living Dead", guest-starring Ryan Hansen form Veronica Mars:
RYAN HANSEN ("VERONICA MARS") GUEST STARS IN THE EPISODE — Liv (Rose McIver) reluctantly eats the brains of her recently murdered sorority sister Holly (guest star Tasya Teles) to help gain insight into her murder. This case takes Liv and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) into Holly's world of extreme sporting where they meet professional snowboarder Carson McComb (guest star Ryan Hansen), a murder suspect who appears to be hiding a secret. Meanwhile, Liv has a strange connection with one of the other murder suspects and Major (Robert Buckley) voices his concern to Clive over a young boy's disappearance. Rahul Kohli and David Anders also star.
[ Ksite TV]
Here's a teaser poster for the third episode. [ Spoiler TV]
Agents Of SHIELD
Jeff Bell discusses Bobbi's true allegiances with the EW, as well as revealing a new poster for "One Door Closes":
Episode 15 explores her history with Gonzales (Edward James Olmos). How much has he had a hand in shaping the Bobbi that we've come to know?
I don't know if it's so much how Gonzales shaped her so much as who Bobbi might really be. She came in here having been undercover at HYDRA and then we reveal she has this secret agenda, so in many ways, as a spy, you keep going "who is she, really?" And I think in 15, you'll get the clearest sense of this is who she is —this is what she believes in, this is why she does the things she does. And Gonzales is a piece of it, but she comes in with a very clear singular vision of what things are. And there's a moment in 15 that really defines the direction of her and Gonzales and Mack and a lot of people, that pivots off of her. So I think more than anything, you'll get a sense of who she is at her core, which I think people will like.
Here's two brief new synopses for episodes 14 and 15:
Episode 1.14 - The Search
Claire and Jenny set out to rescue Jamie from his redcoat captors; unorthodox tactics are used.
Episode 1.15 - Wentworth Prison
A visit from Black Jack causes Jamie to realize a fate exists that is worse than his death sentence.
[ Spoiler TV]
Tracey Scoffield of Rainmark Films discussed the new British series starring Sean Bean, revealing that Mary Shelley will be a character on the show:
Rainmark Films, the London-based production company behind Frankenstein Chronicles, has delved into details on the series, which is currently shooting in Northern Ireland. Rainmark's Tracey Scoffield says, "It's a mash-up of a genre detective thriller and a horror brand. As it is set at the same time that Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein was written, and with Mary Shelley being a character in the series, it feels very real."
"Without wanting to give too much away, the series is, to an extent, set in the world of Mary Shelley's book," Scoffield continues. "It was a time when people were very interested in new science and body-snatching took place for medical research. Those themes were fed into her work and we are set in that world.
Game Of Thrones
David Benioff tells EW that fans concerned about 'missing' characters and plotlines should stop worrying — some of them, such as Coldhands or Lady Stoneheart, could still appear on the show:
People will complain about things because they don't know what's coming up ahead. 'Why haven't we seen this guy?' And I think it will be easier once everything is out and it's 70 hours. Not that people shouldn't complain—that's why God invented the Internet—but I think we'd be better able to have that argument later. Sometimes we're going in a different order or telling a different story. We think the story will all make sense at the end. Otherwise it will be eight wasted years.
Here's an extended synopsis for the TV adaptation of the film:
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. Hopkins is set to play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it. Wood will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.
[ Spoiler TV]
Ksite TV has a full description for the show's first episode:
THE WHEELS OF REVELATION HAVE BEGUN TO TURN — A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to perish, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The group includes Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a struggling radio-astronomer searching for her missing son; Erin (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a young mother desperate to protect her seven year old daughter (guest star Madison Dellamea) from an abusive ex-husband (guest star Lane Garrison); Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high school student; Raul (JD Pardo), a federal agent looking to escape his dangerous and violent undercover assignment; and Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a charismatic second-generation televangelist. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man (Diogo Morgado), who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – if she will help him with one morally complicated task which puts her on a collision course with Rose (Anna Diop), a nurse who has been in a coma for seven years. Drawn together by fate and biblical prophecy, the "Messengers" soon learn they have supernatural gifts that might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a new synopsis for "I Could Never Love Like That":
KILLER KARAOKE – With their humanity turned off, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to come up with a risky plan involving Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). After rushing to help Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) treat victims of Stefan and Caroline's latest killing spree, Elena (Nina Dobrev) discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to reevaluate her own life as a vampire. Meanwhile, when Sarah (guest star Tristan Mays) boldly turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo (Michael Malarkey), he is forced to open up about his tragic past. Lastly, at Scull Bar, a twisted round of karaoke leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) in a dangerous situation.
[ Ksite TV]
Once Upon A Time
Finally, Snow and the Prince receive some mysterious portents about their child's future in this clip from "Best Laid Plans". [ Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.