Guillermo Del Toro discusses the likelihood of Hellboy 3 happening. The new Spider-Man film has its writers. Arrow and Supergirl cast some comic book heroes and villains. Plus, Greg Grunberg talks Heroes Reborn, new footage from Killjoys and Crimson Peaks, and another new look at The Walking Dead’s new season. Spoilers!
Evan Peters discusses Quicksilver’s role in the movie:
Well, yeah, it’s always difficult to try to top something like that. The special effects guys, man, they absolutely nailed that and did a fantastic job on it. This year we’re working on something that’s bigger and better, keeping the same elements that worked, then adding a few new ones. I’m really excited to see it all cut together, and I’m excited for people to see it, too. I think it’s going to be a really fun sequence in what is going to be a massive X-Men movie. The scope of it — with the end of the world and Apocalypse coming — is going to be a very large, epic ’X-Men’ film.
Olivia Munn talk’s Psylocke’s outfit:
Psylocke’s outfit or uniform or suit or whatever you want to call it is very sexual. I’ve got like my thigh-highs and a halter, but the thing about that, and that was important, is that it doesn’t matter what I’m wearing as long as we’re all aware of who she is. She’s very strong and she’s very lethal and she’s very powerful, and it doesn’t really matter what she’s wearing as long as you have that strength and that presence.
Now it fits like a glove, but it’s kind of hard because there’s been times where I’m pulling and it pops like a balloon, which did happen day one!
Josh Helman will return as a young William Stryker.
Guillermo Del Toro discusses the movie’s chances at being made:
The hard fact is that the movie’s going to need about $120 million and there’s nobody knocking down our doors to give it to us. It’s a little beyond Kickstarter. It would be great to complete the trilogy. But in a way I don’t see the world—the industry—supporting that idea.
But he went on further to add that Legendary will be more inclined to go ahead on a third Hellboy if Pacific Rim 2 is a financial success.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will write the movie’s script. [Deadline]
Way Down Dark
Studio 8 have optioned this James Smythe novel (as yet unreleased in the US) about a young woman on a colony ship that has spent centuries looking for a habitable planet. [Deadline]
Michael Sheen has joined the movie as the voice of a robot on board the spaceship the Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi romance is set on. [Evening Standard]
Here’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film. [Coming Soon]
HeroSite sat down with Greg Grunberg to discuss the return of the show:
I think creatively, it was a good thing that we didn’t wrap up the story [before], because Tim was able to just pick up where we left off and say ‘okay, what happens five years later if everybody knows that there are these EVOs and heroes out there, and then we get blamed for something that we didn’t do, and then basically get hunted?
My character is doing something you never would expect him to do, and he is in a place that hopefully they’ll justify why he’s doing what he’s doing over the next few episodes. I’ve only shot one [so far]
Melissa Benoist briefly discusses Kara’s character:
What I want to bring is I love her humanity, even though she is an alien. I love that she really has a lot of discovering to do – and growth – and she makes mistakes. I just wanted to stay true to that.
TV Line are reporting that the show has cast the character of Lucy Lane—the sister of Lois Lane, ex-girlfriend of Jimmy Olson and one of several characters in the comics to have taken on the mantle of Superwoman. According to the site, the show’s take on Lane, a recurring role, is described as “as brash, funny and beautiful as her sister Lois, yet strong, smart and successful in her own right”.
Doug Jones discusses Cochise’s arc in the final season. [Buddy TV]
You’ll chuckle with Cochise, and you’re actually going to cry with Cochise. I go through an emotional ride. Resolving my daddy issues is quite an emotional ride.
David Ramsey discusses Diggle’s new masked persona and his arc in the new season:
Was the choice of costume surprising?
A little bit. I didn’t expect it to be as well-conceived as it was — but at the same time, we’ve been talking about Diggle having some kind of concealment from the latter half of Season One, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
What do you think of Diggle’s connections to H.I.V.E.?
Well, he has a personal connection to H.I.V.E., because his brother was killed by Deadshot, who was hired by H.I.V.E., so there’s a personal interest that he has in taking down that organization. And that’s the big baddie for the season: H.I.V.E. and I think Damien Darhk and a few others. So Diggle’s going to have a big, personal story this season. It will be, finally, Diggle’s season!
The show has cast two new comic book characters: Echo Kellum will play Curtis Holt, a version of Michael Holt, a.k.a. Mr. Terrific that will be introduced as a co-worker of Felicity at Palmer Technologies. Meanwhile, Alexander Calvert will play Anarky, a comics villain often associated with Batman. [TV Line]
Bruno Heller discusses the Joker’s major place in the second season:
There’s definitely some curve balls; life is all about curve balls, and this show is about that,” Heller explained. “Cameron is coming back. He’s playing Jerome. The story we’re telling is absolutely the story of how the Joker came to be. More than that, I can’t tell you, because I’ve not yet formulated a clever J.J. Abrams type of way of telling you the truth but avoiding the spoiler.
It’s a storyline that plays out over the whole season. By the end of the season, all Joker fans will go, ‘Ahhh! What a brilliant, brilliant idea!
Writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley discuss the show’s longevity:
You’ve said that you have ideas for a potential second season. What is the scope of Humans’ world? How many seasons could you envisage telling its stories for?
Six seasons and a movie! No news on a second season at the moment. We can’t put a number on it but it feels like there’s huge scope to grow the story world and move things on. The show takes place at the intersection of humanity and technology – it’s such a rich and relevant place that the stories aren’t going to dry up anytime soon. We can certainly see multiple series.
The first episode of the third season will be titled “Wanheda Part One”
Jason Dohring has been cast in the recurring role of Detective Will Kinney, a man on the hunt to discover whatever lurks under the surface of New Orleans. [THR]
Malcolm Goodwin took to Twitter to announce that filming on the show’s second season will begin filming today.
The Walking Dead
Here’s a new zombie-focused promo picture from season six—there’s two more at the link, but they might be a touch too gruesome if you’re browsing from work. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, here’s a new clip from “One Blood”:
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Gotham.