Steven Moffat answers the question. Also, has Wonder Woman really secured a female director at last? Matt Reeves details what's next for Caesar in the Planet of the Apes prequels. Check out one last Exodus trailer. Plus, details on what's next on The Walking Dead, The Flash, Constantine, and Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers now!
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Director Lexi Alexander, named as possible candidate in the search for a female Wonder Woman director, has said that she's not interested in being considered. She told Fast Company:
Imagine the weight on my shoulders. How many male superhero movies fail? So now, we finally get Wonder Woman with a female director, imagine if it fails. And you have no control over marketing, over budget. So without any control, you carry the f**king weight of gender equality for both characters and women directors. No way.
Forbes reached out to her for clarification, and she said:
"I can't say they wouldn't consider me, but they haven't reached out." She said she heard Warner Bros. had been made an offer to another female director.
"If she says yes, everybody will be very happy, including me," Alexander said. "Still, I don't see at this point why anyone would say yes. There is huge pressure … If [a female director] does fail, then all of a sudden it's 'all women suck at directing.'"
So, even if it's not Alexander, it sounds like the earlier reports that the list was actually made up of entirely male directors might have been false. [Forbes]
The BBC's Lizo Mzimba has pointed out that Pinewood Studios lists the "Exterior Tank" as one of the shooting locations. The tank is an 806,000-gallon outdoor tank large enough to allow "complex set construction" and backed by blue and green screens for CGI. [The Force.net]
Here's a set photo of Henry Cavill looking pumped-up, with his hair slicked back in his Superman costume. [People]
Matt Reeves laid out how he sees Caesar (Andy Serkiss) changing throughout the films, hinting at where the third prequel film will go:
The first one is sort of how [Caesar] goes from humble beginnings to becoming a revolutionary. In 'Dawn,' he really rose to occasion of becoming a leader in really challenging and difficult times. The notion of what we're after with the third is to sort of continue that trajectory and see how he becomes a seminal figure in ape history. He almost becomes sort of like an ape Moses. A mythic status... We're trying to play out those themes and continue to sort of explore it in this universe. Exploring human nature under the guise of apes.
Disney's set release dates for both of its next animated features. Zootopia will open on March 4, 2016 and Moana on November 23, 2016. [Slashfilm]
The third film has been pushed back from May to June 5, 2015. [Shock Till You Drop]
Here's the final trailer and a bunch of TV spots. [First Showing]
Steven Moffat said on Doctor Who Extra that we may not have seen the last of Michelle Gomez as Missy:
"I always rather enjoyed how they handled this problem when the wonderful Anthony Ainley was playing the part in the 80s."
"He would get killed, definitively, at the end of every encounter with Peter Davison and Colin Baker. And then he'd turn up at the start of the next Master story with roughly this explanation: 'I escaped!' Suits me, I'm fine with that!"
"Supervillains don't die, do they?" he added. "I wouldn't trust anything about that character's ability to lie down and stop breathing."
Josh McDermitt and Michael Cudlitz broke down the major reveals from the last episode, with Cudlitz saying that he hopes Abraham realizes that Eugene saved his life, even if he was lying. As for how Abraham might act going forward:
So he is being introduced to new thought processes and people that he can respect. So we'll see how he comes back from this, in what way, and what other conflicts come out of this, because he still has more to process. He not only went on this mission, but he killed a lot of people to save Eugene, and it was all a lie. ... But I think there's a part of him that will try to fight to find something to live for. I hope so.
McDermitt added that he thinks that Eugene wasn't hiding his personality that much, that he is pretty much the quirky guy he appeared to be. Like Cudlitz, he previewed what's next for his character:
As you said, this removes the one small glimmer of hope from the show. Do the characters now take on a darker outlook, or do they still believe there is some way to end this? And does Eugene personally have any hope?
Those are great questions. We're going to have to find the answers moving forward. I think Eugene's biggest goal is now — once he wakes up from this beating, if he's still alive — how he gets back into this group. What is his place? What his is worth? I think it's very rare for any character to look on the bright side of things. It was really cool to see Bob playing a game with Sasha. It didn't matter what she threw at him that was so dark and horrible about the world, he found the silver lining. I think that's rare in this world. Eugene definitely doesn't think that way.
Adrianne Palicki said that, although she can't speak for the writers, "a huge association with Mockingbird is Hawkeye, so I'm sure that will come to light." She did confirm that we would be learning more about her marriage to Lance Hunter and what ended it:
[The conflict that ended the marriage] will come to light in future episodes. It's definitely complex, as most relationships are. You have two people in this weird world that they live in. When she goes undercover she sometimes uses her sexuality to get what she wants, and he has some insecurities….
Henry Simmons previewed tonight's episode and what may get Mac back out in the field:
We get some answers in terms of what Coulson has been searching for. We get answers. How he goes about getting those answers can be controversial. It may not sit well with everyone.
Right now, Mac is trying to figure out what in the world is going on. There seems like there is so much happening. I don't know if he realizes completely about what happened with Coulson. There are many questions.
As the "muscle," are you hoping Mac gets out in the field more?
Absolutely. I'm not saying he doesn't. Things are going to get a little crazy. They are going to need everybody. Let's put it that way.
I would love to get out there, do some hand-to-hand combat and fire some weapons. I think there are some things on the horizon
Here's a new promo photo. [SpoilerTV]
Here's what SpoilerTV says to watch for in the fourth episode, "A Feast for Friends":
- Papa Midnite doesn't feature in this episode and neither does Chas.
- A mystical knife of sorts because very important.
- Constantine's Magic Card is used again and I really want one!
- A Zero-Gravity trap is featured.
- Addiction is a key theme and echoes throughout the episode.
- We learn a bit more about the New Castle Crew and Astra.
Kelly Frye, who plays Plastique in tonight's episode, says that there might be a "little something" between her character and Cisco. The episode's main conflict is between her and General Wade Eiling (Clancy Brown), as she doesn't want to exploit her new power and the General, says Frye, "is trying to get a hold of me, to use me as a weapon. He wants what I've got!" [TV Line]
Here are two new posters. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a clip from Wednesday's episode, "Guilty":
Here are two clips from the 200th episode, "Fan Fiction.":
Here's a clip from "Many Happy Returns":
Here's the synopsis for episode 4.08, "Smash the Mirror":
EMMA'S POWERS RUN AMOK AND SHE TURNS TO GOLD FOR HELP, ELSA AND ANNA'S RELATIONSHIP IS TESTED AND THE SNOW QUEEN'S AGENDA IS REVEALED, IN A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR "ONCE UPON A TIME" STARTING AT 8/7c, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 ON ABC
Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost") Guest Stars as the Snow Queen
"Smash the Mirror" - In Arendelle, when the Snow Queen tries to pit Elsa and Anna against each other and it proves more difficult than she anticipates, she takes drastic measures. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke Emma's powers are out of control and her fear of hurting loved ones pushes her away from everyone she cares about. In her confusion, Emma turns to Gold for help getting her powers under control. Gold tells her about a way to get rid of her powers altogether and Hook tries to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her plan to find the author of the storybook until her quest takes an unexpected turn. Robin Hood recruits Will Scarlet to assist him on a mission and Mary Margaret and David search for Emma in this special, two-hour "Once Upon a Time" airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:00—10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Diana Biller