Photos reveal an iconic Batman scene is being filmed for Batman v. Superman. The villains' romance takes center stage in X-Men: Apocalypse. Jenna Coleman explains the role Santa has in the Doctor Who Christmas special. And new details from Peggy Carter's appearance in the next Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers now!
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Rumor has it that Jai Courtney is being eyed to play either Deadshot in Suicide Squad or, depending on who you believe, another one of the DC movies. And while we've also heard that Margot Robbie's being looked at for Harley Quinn and Jared Leto for the Joker, we're now also being told what roles Tom Hardy and Will Smith might be getting. Their names have been circling for awhile, but now Variety reports that it's likely that Hardy'll be Rick Flagg and Smith is a match for Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang. [Variety, Deadline via Comic Book Movie]
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the script for X-Men: Apocalypse focuses heavily on the romance between Mystique and Magneto, leveraging the star power of Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Batman v. Superman
It looks like we have confirmation of the rumor that Batman v. Superman will include the death of the Waynes and their funeral. Photos by Dan Marcus show the production bringing in some vintage cars and putting up "The Mark of Zorro" on a theater marquee. [Batman News via Comic Book Movie]
The film formerly called Cybernatural has had its release date moved back from April 10 to April 17, 2015. [Shock Till You Drop]
Sony's adaptation of the game has brought in Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) to work on the screenplay. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The next M. Night Shyamalan movie is slated for September 11, 2015. Here's a plot synopsis:
According to Universal's press release, it's the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Here's a poster. [Coming Soon]
Game of Thrones
Jerome Flynn talked about Bronn's storyline in season five will show the character in a completely new context, saying that it's a "very different from my normal kind of environment for Bronn. But it was nice to shake it [the character] up." See the interview below. [Winter Is Coming]
Michelle Gomez is pretty sure her Missy is coming back, answering the question this way for Doctor Who Magazine:
'Yes' is my answer. I'll be back. Can I say that? Am I allowed? If not… well, I guess we'll have to see how she's received…
Jenna Coleman let loose a few details about the Christmas special:
It's written in sections and it's about dreaming - what is real and what is not. Also Father Christmas is there - played by Nick Frost!
Here's a BBC press release about the Christmas special, which is understandably low on details:
It's Christmas in the North Pole when the Doctor and Clara return to BBC AMERICA in an all-new Christmas special. Last year's special featured the emotional regeneration that marked the start of Peter Capaldi's run as the Twelfth Doctor. This year the Time Lord and his companion are in for an all-new adventure as stars Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are joined by Nick Frost (The Worlds End, Shaun of the Dead) as Santa Claus! Previously announced guest stars include Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen), and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty). Written by Emmy® Award winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Coupling) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), the 2014 Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA.
Photo is below. [SpoilerTV]
Agents of SHIELD
Clark Gregg hinted that Coulson may not be totally fine now, saying that when he posed the question at the table read for the last episode, he was told, "Well, let's just say you aren't crazily carving anymore." He also speculated on whether they'd find the town that was revealed in this season:
You're trying to get me killed, aren't you? [Laughs] I think things are ramping up. If there are any kind of lessons that I'm learning from reading the scripts in season two is that things that might have taken a lot of episodes to pay off in season one, they're heating up really damn quickly in season two, so I'd be surprised if we went a hell of a lot longer without seeing where we were going.
If this blue alien is searching for a town, who's to say the town is even on earth? Is that a question that will arise?
Go here for more photos from next week's episode, "The Things We Bury," which shows the return of Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter (and her confronting Reed Diamond's Whitehall) and the reunion of the Ward brothers. [SpoilerTV]
The Vampire Diaries
Zach Roerig previewed tonight's surprise team of Matt and Enzo:
"Enzo and Matt's relationship starts as a result of Tripp and Matt's relationship," Roerig says. "It starts out as a very tumultuous, aggressive relationship but becomes almost a benign friendship where they both have the same objectives. So, they're able to go parallel moving forward — maybe not holding hands." As for the prospect of hand-holding with a new lady friend, Roerig adds, "I don't think there's any space in the hour of television we have for Matt to get [a love interest]. We'll have to hope somewhere on the side, during a commercial, Matt's getting some."
EP Marc Guggenheim says that we'll be getting Caity Lotz back at some point this season:
Yeah — we actually know when we'll be seeing Caity Lotz again, but it's a little down the road. We have a really clear plan as to when it's going to happen.
He also clarified that Thea doesn't know Oliver's secret and that we'll get Ray Palmer's "mission statement" at the end of episode 9. Of Cupid, Guggenheim said:
Basically, by the end of Episode 7, she'll have what I'll describe as "a new status quo" that will suggest to you exactly how and when and under what circumstances we'll see Cupid again.
More at the link. [TV Line]
Speaking with Access Hollywood, Guggenheim gave some more details on Sara's return, saying, "we're gonna bring her back in probably the way you least expect. … Any of the ways you think we're going to bring her back are not the ways we're probably are going to bring her back."
He also spoke about Laurel:
Laurel's always been a little bit difficult to connect with the main plot of the show because up until the end of last year, she wasn't in on Oliver's secret. So, it's always been a struggle to find story for her, just as it's a struggle to find story for any of the characters who are not in the circle of trust. I'm just excited that people are talking about it and I do think that there's been a lot of really positive reaction to it and we're only just getting going. We're really at the beginning of Laurel's journey, not the end, and that's exciting.
American Horror Story
Angela Basset talked about how the revelations about Desiree won't really change how the character acts:
"I don't think it'll change how I approach her or how she acts. I think she's comfortable with who she is, by and large," she said. "She's found a way to work and survive in the world, but she's always reaching for what she calls normalcy, to have a family and children of her own. So I think it won't change her. I think that influences how she's treated by others."
Those include the abusive Dell. "She's walked out on him! So she does demand a different kind of treatment, honesty for one!" Bassett said. "But that's not a desire for her as a freak, that's a desire for her as a human being."
Lindsey Morgan explained where Raven and Wick are right now:
Their tension comes from having known each other and worked together on the Ark. It's like going back to high school after you've changed; people who knew you then see you now and it's kind of an uneasy feeling. Wick knew her as this bad-ass chick that could do anything, but now she's immobile and hurt and vulnerable. She'd rather work with a stranger than this guy because he knows her.
She added that Raven's not mad at Finn anymore, since he only left because she told him to go and she knew he wanted to look for Clarke. "It's all pretty mature," she said. [TV Line]
South of Hell
Joining Eli Roth in the supernatural thriller's director's chair are Ti West, Rachel Talalay, Jennifer Lynch and Jeremiah Chechik. WE TV's show has Mena Suvari leading the cast as both Maria and her inner demon. Here's a description of the show:
Charleston, South Carolina is the most possessed city in the world. Evil thrives there. Something with which 30-year-old exorcist Maria Abascal is intimately acquainted. She wrestles demons for a living. Especially Abigail, the one that lives within her. The one who feeds on damned souls and who's violated the laws of hell to live on earth—and live on, inside Maria. Now, as they work as one, Maria will discover how personal her battle with evil has become and how far Abigail will go to protect them both. It's a journey where the unspeakable is just a heartbeat away.
Executive Producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone said that there are plans for Dr. Terrence Thirteen and Felix Faust to appear on the show, with an outline for episode 16 including Dr. Thirteen. Of course, that assumes that the show actually gets the order to make more than thirteen episodes, which they haven't gotten yet. [K Site TV]
USA has ordered a pilot for Evil Men, which stars Dallas Roberts as Harry Killas, who is approached by a powerful entity and told to kill "evil men" or else both his family and his city will be destroyed. His first victim, Lazlo Kirk (Clifton Collins Jr.), forces Killas to join him on a mission of redemption. [Entertainment Weekly]
Person of Interest
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Abhimanyu Das