The cast of The Flash tease game changing events ahead. Adrienne Palicki talks Mockingbird's evolution on Agents of SHIELD. Rob Thomas talks iZombie and the future of Veronica Mars. Plus, what's to come on Grimm, The Walking Dead, and more. Spoilers now!
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Actor Alex Winter offers a brief update:
"We're really close. We're just about there," Winter said, before cautioning: "In Hollywood parlance, [that] means we'll either be shooting soon, or it's never going to happen."
Annabelle Wallis has joined the movie as, according to Deadline, Maid Maggie, the woman that "sees Charlie Hunnam as the man who pulled the sword from the stone".
Stephen King saw an early screening of the movie, and was very positive:
[via First Showing]
Warner Bros. has won the script for this "female-driven scifi action" movie by Tony Jaswinski in a bidding war. [Deadline]
Here's a bizarre one. We know that T. J. Miller will be in the movie, but while responding to a twitter troll he may have let slip that he'll be playing Weasel, Deadpool's information broker/friend:
Here's a new teaser poster for the film. [ CBR]
Dominic Purcell will reprise his role as Heatwave in the show. [ Deadline]
Here's Greg Berlanti on the teamup focus of the spinoff:
Berlanti — who is also exec producing CBS' "Supergirl" series with Kreisberg, Schechter and Ali Adler — told Variety that the new show is designed to be "most similar to our crossover episodes, where you feel that 'event-iness,' but all the time."
"For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it's about 'how is it its own thing?' Because we don't just want to do it to do it," Berlanti explained before the casts of "Arrow" and "The Flash" hit the stage at PaleyFest on March 14. "Some people do that and then they're three episodes in, thinking, 'Why did we do this?' So for me, I compare the shows to old Westerns; we have a lot of lone gunmen and sheriffs in town, and this one is very much an ode to things like 'The Magnificent Seven' or those great heist pics like 'Ocean's Eleven' where you get all of those colors at the same time, and a true ensemble, and that was the fun of it."
Berlanti also revealed there's a reason for the fact that only the Victor Garber side of Firestorm was announced for the show, not Robbie Amell's Ronnie Raymond:
One of the main burning questions after the project's announcement was why Robbie Amell was missing from the cast list, considering he makes up the other half of Firestorm, Ronnie Raymond. Unfortunately, it sounds like bad news could be on the horizon as Berlanti admits there is a particular reason for his absence, but "I can't say why."
Kristin Bauer van Straten has joined the cast as a series regular, Maeve Vandermeer: an arts Professor with a secret at the Ivy League University main character Eli (played by Gus Harper) infiltrates. [Deadline]
Adrienne Palicki talks about Bobbi's development on the show:
That was one of the exciting parts about taking on the role. There's so many different aspects of it, and I'm just so excited. This is the kind of show where it's like anybody can die at any point, and I'm like, "Well they can't kill off Bobbi Morse, right? [Laughs] She's an existing character." But no, it's really exciting to see where those relationships go, and I love what they did with the Hunter relationship. It's not in the comic books, but it's such a fun element for the show and it's such a fun element for our characters. Just that alone is a good example of the different ways it could go.
Here's David Anders on playing Zombie antagonist Blaine:
Introduce us to Blaine. Who is he and how is he responsible for Liv's current zombie status?
He's just as much a pawn as she was, although he contributed to some of the tainted drugs he is selling in the pilot episode. It's called the Utopian, which is a drug mixed with an energy drink. That might have something to do with the zombie thing. Upon becoming a zombie, Blaine grabs Liv, scratches her and turns her. Cut to months later where Liv is dealing with her plight and coming to terms with it, and Blaine is relishing in it.
Aly Michalka spoke about Peyton and her relationship with Liv with Ksite TV:
Peyton and Liv have known each other for a very long time. They've gone to college together; they were sorority sisters… they also grew up as kids together, so there's definitely a long history between the two of them. She's always been there for Liv; they've always done double dates, and after school activities, and woking out, and obviously, now, a lot has changed, so she's had to get used to this new version of Liv that she hasn't grown up with at all.
And here's Rob Thomas on the show's 'Zombie memory' conceit:
Shock: Are there mysteries you can only do with zombies and dead brain memories?
Thomas: What those dead brain memories helps us do is spend less time on the case. Like on Veronica Mars, we were always struggling with having really clever clues and you do 66 episodes and suddenly you're struggling on the 15th different way you've extracted information off someone's cell phone. Because it was a detective show, it felt like we had to pay heavy duty service to the clues. It was about her being a detective. In this, where she can have visions, I think the joy of the show is more in the zombie mythology. We get to shortcut the mystery by dropping in a vision when maybe we're stuck. I think what people are going to respond to, and it's one of the few times I've shot a whole season of a show without knowing how fans are reacting to it, but my best guess is that people are going to respond to the zombie mythology and they'll be okay with us shortcutting the mystery to get to the dessert, if that makes sense.
Marc Guggenheim discusses the reaction to Ra's Al Ghul's offer in tonight's episode:
"Diggle and Felicity probably have the most uniform reaction, which is, 'Well, of course you're going to say no,' and Oliver's got some reasons to say, 'Yes,'" executive producer Marc Guggenheim adds. "What seemed to be a crazy, out-of-the-blue offer, by the end of the first act of [Episode] 16, actually starts to feel like it might not be a bad idea. So Oliver's going to really wrestle with that."
We'll know by the end of this week's hour whether Oliver accepts or rejects Ra's al Ghul's proposition, the EP promises. "It might surprise you," Guggenheim teases. "Certainly, his decision-making process might surprise you. And I'd be lying if I said Felicity and Ray sleeping together in [Episode] 15 doesn't factor into that decision."
[ TV Line]
Speaking to THR, Guggenheim also confirmed that the show will be delving into more supernatural elements from the comics, including the infamous Lazarus Pit:
"All year long we've been teasing what comic book fans know as the Lazarus Pit. We'll learn a lot more about that in 316," Guggenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Though Arrow started off as a grounded in the real world, the introduction of The Flash (Grant Gustin) showed superpowers exist in this universe. Wednesday's episode opens doors in very much the same way, says Guggenheim.
"The world of magic fits pretty well into the world of Arrow," said Guggenheim. "We've already seen superpowers on the show. Once you've seen super powers, the occult and magic — that actually fits better in Arrow than superpowers."
Here's a brief dialogue teaser for the episode from "The Offer." [Spoiler TV]
Ciara Bravo has joined the series as Gracie, the granddaughter of Ray Pritchard, the old man who gets a second chance at life as Frankenstein's monster. [Deadline]
Grant Gustin claims that there is a big twist that no one has guessed — and it doesn't come from the comic books:
There's a twist with Harrison Wells and the Reverse-Flash storyline that no journalist has guessed — I've never seen it online. It's going to I think really surprise everyone. And it's an original twist to the character that doesn't mess up the mythology.
Comic Book Resources also had a separate interview with the wider Flash cast. Here's Rick Cosnett on the dark times ahead for Eddie:
"Everything flips on its head for Eddie," Cosnett told us. "Obviously, there's been a lot of information held back from Eddie that he doesn't know yet. That starts to unravel, and there's a huge reveal — there's a huge thing that happens with Eddie at the end of the season, and I think everyone's going to be quite delighted and surprised by it. I wish I could say more, but I'm dancing around the topic!
"I think, also, the love triangle with Iris and Barry and him comes to fruition," Cosnett continued. "Things happen quite fast. Eddie, obviously, knows that something's going on, but he's not really the jealous type. He's kind of the grown up in the situation, whereas Barry is the boy and Iris is the pretty much figuring herself out. But he also isn't one to just sit back and be walked all over. So yeah, it's very interesting what happens between him and Barry."
Danielle Panabaker on what the revelation that Harrison Wells is evil might do to Caitlin and Cisco:
"If Dr. Wells is not this perfect benevolent man who's been sacrificing his life to save the Flash and to help The Flash become a hero, it changes everything — it turns the world upside down," Danielle Panabaker told CBR. "For Caitlin, in particular, she has always believed that Dr. Wells is an incredible, wonderful man. And the idea that, not only is he not perfect, but that he actually might have some malicious intentions would be devastating. "
And Carlos Valdes on Cisco's emotional arc in the rest of season one:
"What's fun about playing Cisco is he's not just a funny guy all the time," actor Carlos Valdes said. "Even though he's very skilled at accessing levity in certain situations, he does have a bit of a darker side to him. I think you can start to see not just Cisco's but the entire team's emotions start to range from A to Z, basically, as things get discovered. Relationships get messed around with."
In the earlier Shock Till You Drop interview about iZombie, Rob Thomas had this to say about the future of Veronica Mars:
Shock: You set up in the movie that she's back in the game. Is that where you'd pick up?
Thomas: It is. The second novel is out and I've said to the Veronica Mars fans that those novels are part of the mythology. They don't exist separately, so whatever we do next would pick up at the end of novel two.
Shock: So you had a plan for continuing the story no matter what.
Thomas: Yeah. I was prepared, if we never saw Veronica Mars after the final scene in the movie, I was happy with where she landed. If the books hadn't happened or if nothing else ever does, that image of her sitting at her dad's desk made me happy.
Here's some dialogue teasers from Bad Luck:
"Juliette, let's make this right. I love you."
"Beware, Mr Grimm."
"I could spend days in here." " We had."
"You and I need to be on the same side."
"You make a great father."
"I'm not gonna destroy what we have."
[ Spoiler TV]
Wes Bentley has joined the series as a regular. [ TV Line]
Damon and Bonnie argue over his plan to save Stefan and Caroline in this ET exclusive clip.
Matt Murdock goes through a costume change in this new motion poster. [ Spoiler TV]
Carl and Enid get close before they're interrupted by Zombies in this clip from "Try." [Spoiler TV]
Terrence Howard talks about his role as Sheriff Pope in this brief featurette for the show. [TV Line]
Here's some new cast pictures of Tatiana Maslany and Ari Millen as the clones of Projects Leda and Castor.
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.