James Gunn confirms some major absentees from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. The cast of The Walking Dead teases a sickening finale to the current season. Episode VIII begins filming. Plus, Once Upon a Time casts kid versions of its cast, and a familiar face returns to Arrow. To me, my Spoilers!
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
James Gunn has delved into the movie once more with a Q&A hosted on his Facebook account. Gunn covered several topics, such as:
- Getting to spend more time in this movie with Nebula (Karen Gillen) and Yondu (Michael Rooker)
- a new female member of the Guardians—presumably the long-rumored Mantis
- weighing his option to direct a third film in the saga.
But perhaps the most interesting was a hard confirmation that neither Thanos nor the Infinity Gems, the connective tissue glueing the Marvel movies together, will appear in the film:
Thanos will not appear in ‘Vol. 2.’ No... As I’ve said before, Thanos isn’t in this movie. I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’
... We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in ‘Guardians 2.’ Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.
If you’re so inclined you can watch the whole thing below.
Speaking of actors in talks, The Wrap is also reporting that Danny McBride is in talks to join Alien Covenant as the co-lead, alongside Michael Fassbender.
Star Wars Episode VIII
Are you ready for nearly two years of Episode VIII rumors? Disney has confirmed that the film has begun filming, following a brief delay last month as the movie shifted to a December 2017 release date. [EW]
Gods of Egypt
Coming Soon has an exclusive clip of many Chadwick Bosemans in action as Thoth.
Batman v Superman
Bruce Wayne stands among the ruins in a new image from the movie.
Ratchet and Clank
The movie is carrying on the game franchise’s fondness for butt-related puns in a new poster. [Coming Soon]
Grant Gustin has turned up on the set of Supergirl to film his crossover episode, and in a giddy manner, has instagrammed a bevy of pictures from filming—including the first look of him and Melissa Benoist together on set:
The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln reveals his volatile reaction to the season six finale:
I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script. It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.
Lauren Cohan backs him up, stating filming the finale was her hardest day on set.
[Hearing] the word ‘finale’ gives me a physical reaction because it’s the hardest day on set that I’ve ever had in my life. I never even imagined that as an actor you could have that experience. It’s one of the most raw experiences that I think any of us have ever had. Andy talks about being late to work; I didn’t want to go to work that day. It took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale, let’s put it that way.
Here’s a few images from the show’s midseason return, also from EW—more at the link.
Once Upon A Time
TV Line are reporting that Ava Acres and Isabella Blake-Thomas have been cast in Episode 19 as the young incarnations of Regina and Zelena, respectively.
Comic Book Resources has confirmed that Amy Gumenick will reprise her role as Cupid in sixteenth episode of the current season.
Here’s a brief synopsis for “Key Move”:
A TRIP OVERSEAS WILL TAKE NICK AND MONROE ON A DANGEROUS JOURNEY - BAILEY CHASE, JACQUELINE TOBONI AND DAMIEN PUCKLER GUEST STAR - Newly gained artifacts take Nick (David Giuntoli) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) closer to the source of a long-gestating mystery. Elsewhere, Black Claw makes a deadly move that will send Portland into disarray.
A gallery of images from “Escape from Earth-2” has been released—click through to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Legends of Tomorrow
Finally, here’s an from tonight’s episode, “White Knights”—more at the link. [Buddy TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: The Flash.