You’ll get a teeny bit more of The Flash and Arrow next week. A new toy might tease some big things for Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman. Plus, new posters for Captain America: Civil War, and new clips from Doctor Who, iZombie, and Agents of SHIELD. Behold, Spoilers!
Joblo has posted an extensive series of rumors about the film, claiming that the film’s villain will not be the often-touted villain Black Manta, but instead the Ocean Master. In the comics, Ocean Master is the half-brother of Aquaman who vies with him for the throne of Atlantis.
The same report also discusses Mera, Aquaman’s wife, and her role in the film. Mera—who was recently rumored to appear in the Justice League crossover movie—would allegedly not be an idle Queen, but a force of nature whose relationship with Aquaman is closer to that between Max and Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. The site further adds that Warner Bros. is looking to cast a non-white actor in the role.
Ryan Gosling is being courted for the main role in Damien Chazelle’s biopic based on the life of Neil Armstrong. [Deadline]
After yesterday’s production announcement, an incredibly short synopsis has been released:
Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
And likewise, in the wake of this week’s trailer, an extended synopsis for the film has been released:
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Two new teaser posters featuring Cap and Iron Man were also released. [IGN]
Another potent reminder that toy merchandise isn’t exactly the most trustworthy source for movie information, but speculation is running wild after an image of a triple-pack of action figures hit the internet, including Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor... in a version of his traditional comic book purple-and-green armor. As ever with toys, it’s best to take this with a pinch of salt. [Comic Book Resources]
In order to accommodate the big cross-over event, next week’s episodes of the shows will be ever so slightly extended: The Flash by a minute and a half, Arrow by two and a half minutes. [Comic Book]
Here’s a few character posters for the series—go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
The Doctor makes an ominous threat in a new clip from “Heaven Sent”.
Ravi and Liv tease Clive over Po’ boys in a clip from next week’s episode, “The Hurt Stalker”.
And finally, Daisy and Coulson discuss Ward’s path to Hydra in a new clip from “Closure”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Aquaman.