Civil War teasers hint at not one death, but two. Chris Carter explains why Mulder and Scully can’t be together in the new X-Files. Plus, filming from the set of Wonder Woman, cool new Legends of Tomorrow footage, and a new clone on Orphan Black. So many Spoilers!
As part of Entertainment Weekly’s ongoing coverage of the film, Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard tease the role Rachel McAdams plays (long-rumored to be Linda Carter) in the film:
Feige: Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer. She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.
Broussard: Rachel McAdams is sort of [Doctor Strange’s] contemporary in the modern-day New York world, before and after he goes on this crazy journey. So, she sees him before, she sees him after. She’s kind of this audience point of view.
[EW via Coming Soon]
Elsewhere in the Magazine, Feige also teases a mind-bending sequence which sees Stephen Strange travel through the entirety of the Marvel multiverse in the blink of an eye:
[The] sequence culminates in what we, behind-the-scenes, refer to as the ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ which literally takes him in a shocking and very fast way through the multiverse. The images can be just as trippy — for lack of a better term — as those Ditko images were in the past. So, that, we hope, is going to set this movie apart from any of the other movies. And, from any other movie.
While Benedict Cumberbatch praises the dynamic hand movements that are Strange’s signature spell-casting moves:
These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic. And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s–t going on.
Youtube podcast The Hashtag Show claim that the film starts and ends with Funerals—the first (get your tissues out) is indeed for the elderly Peggy Carter in the modern timeline of the Marvel films, and will be attended by Sharon Carter and Steve Rogers.
But they then go on to say that the film ends with the Funeral for Captain America himself, a callback to the character’s death in the Civil War comic (he... got better). Apparently the final moments of the film will see Cap implore to the Government to protect the heroes that sided with him against the Sokovia Accords in exchange for him turning himself in—only for him to be assassinated in custody, uniting both sides of the Civil War in grief.
The show further notes that while Steve Rogers may perish, the seeds are sown for multiple other characters to take on the Captain America mantle: Bucky, Sam Wilson, and even Sharon Carter all pick up the shield at some point in the film.
Adam Beach fleshes out his rope-swinging mercenary, Slipknot:
My version is basically a guy who’s just pissed off to be there, he’s an angry boy, but ya know, he’s like everybody else, he is a hired mercenary, assassin killer, so you know that paying the right money and he’ll get the job done. And as long as I kept that nature about him that he can in any minute hang you with his ropes or stab you in the back, he is as worse as the Joker and Deadshot and Harley Quinn.
I’m kind of in this heavy rope gear, I’m basically like if sh*t happens, I’m like the escape plan, I’ll get everybody out of there.“ive me a rope and I can fight with it, I can tie you up.
They were teaching me a move where if you try to throw a punch, I can use a rope to grab that punch, put the rope around your neck and just drop my weight and it snaps your neck. There’s a lot of martial art skills you can use with the rope and it was pretty cool, man!
Here’s a few new clips from filming, featuring Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor guiding Gal Gadot’s Diana through a crowded, World War One-era street.
Chris Carter explains why separating Mulder and Scully off-screen works for the show’s revival:
I thought it was honest. And I thought it was an interesting thing to explore, as well as a way to put tension into the idea that the X-Files would be more difficult to reopen if they were split up versus together.
Robert Kirkman tells EW what to expect from the series in comparison to The Walking Dead:
If The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends — about these people surviving for years and years in a way you’ve never seen in a zombie movie before. Outcast is about people treating demonic possession as a solvable problem. So as opposed to performing an exorcism and leaving, packing up your stuff like, “Call me up when the next one happens,” these people are going to be engaged in what’s actually going on, how to prevent it, and how to stop it once and for all.
There’s more at the link—including a new picture from the series.
The next season of the show will introduce a new Clone to the club—a mysterious masked girl known only as “M.K.” Revealed to Entertainment Weekly, M.K. (who is, naturally, played by Tatiana Maslany) is, according to Orphan Black co-creater John Fawcett, a secretive character:
She’s very security conscious. She knows more than Sarah does so she knows how dangerous the whole thing is. She’s purposefully avoided contact with the sisters to keep herself safe, and Sarah is now trying to draw her out of the shadows and trying to utilize the information that she has so that Sarah can follow her own mystery and fill in the blanks and protect Alison and protect Cosima from Neolution. But this girl is very unwilling.
Here’s a few new pictures from the season three premiere “Wahanda Part One”—more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
The legends pick a fight with, err, “Boba Fett” in a new trailer.
Finally, here’s a gallery of new pictures from the show’s midseason return, “Blood Bonds”—once again, more at the link. [Buddy TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Doctor Strange.