Call sheets reveal details of key scenes from Age of Ultron. A pile of minor characters in Star Wars are confirmed. Supergirl auditions reveal a bit more about the main characters and their relationships. And did Stephen Amell take a famous DC Comics plot device off the table for Arrow? Spoilers now!
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Call sheets for this film are being auctioned off on eBay — with one labeled "Callsheet 66," including the phrase "ion kills Ultron." That's being read as "Vision kills Ultron," which could be the big climax of the film... or it could just be the Vision killing one of the many Ultrons we've seen in the trailer and promo images. Bear in mind, it's unlikely they'd spell out the film's ending in a callsheet.
Another image reveals that Pietro sees Bruce Banner transform into the Hulk and then sees a butterfly cocoon, in what sounds like a metaphor for the Hulk. Other tidbits: there's a character called "Zrinka," and Captain America tells Iron Man to watch his language. [Cosmic Book News]
Judy Greer, who plays Scott Lang's ex-wife Maggie, says that she's a fully converted Ant-Man fan now. Asked who she'd say her favorite superhero is, she answered:
Now? I'm always going to say Ant-Man. I just love me some Ant-Man! Paul is so awesome and he's so great in this role. This has been my first comic hero that I've really researched and fallen for. I also think the Ant-Man origin story that we tell in our movie is really beautiful and I think there's something really real about a man trying to better himself for his family.
She also addressed the lack of comedy in the trailer, saying that they did a lot of improv on set:
I haven't seen it yet but there was a lot of comedy on set and we did a lot of comedic improv. I don't know what will end up in the movie, but yeah.
Through the casting agency StarNow, a number of cast and crew members have been found:
Siggi Jaiyeola: 2014 / EXTRA / AVCO / POP CASTING / PIRATE
Amber Smith: AVCO- with we got POP : Politician – Pinewood studios, London, UK
Ancuta Breaban: 2014, Feature Film, Politician , SWVII, Walt Disney Picture, J J Abrams
Katy Kartwheel: Major Hollywood Production directed by J.J Abrams : Stilt-Walking Robot, London, UK
Akosua Duah-Boachie : Role – Extra: Apart of Main Street Crowd / Production: AVCO Film (Feature) / Director: J.J Abrams / Production Co/Venue: Foodles Production (UK) Ltd/Pinewood Studios
Mark Epstein: STAR WARS EPISODE VII : Supporting artist, Pinewood studios, UK
Jamie Chambers: ("Heavy Weapons Stormtrooper") Star Wars VII : Heavy Storm Trooper, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Samantha Alleyne: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' (Foodles Production (UK) Ltd) – Supporting Artist
Francisco Rabelo: (worked Jun/Jul/Aug 2014) AVCO project : evil castle crew character… 4 days shoot .. Pinewood, London, UK
Alvin Chen: AVCO (2015) : Space Pirate; Featured Artist / BIGGEST Hollywood Sci-Fi Movie, London, UK
Michael Chappell: "AVCO" (LucasFilm) : Stand-in for 'Clan Leader', Pinewood Studios, UK
If true, these listings confirm the presence of space pirates, Stormtroopers bearing heavy artillery, and some clan-based aliens. [Star Wars 7 News]
Mark Hamill talked about the nostalgia factor of being back on set:
I can't describe the feeling… the déjà vu of walking onto the Millennium Falcon, remembering all these details that they've gotten exactly right… It still seems surreal to me and hard to believe it's actually happening.
See the video at the link. [Extra]
The Fox movie will film in Vancouver. [Coming Soon]
Some audition tapes for the new show have been posted online. Here's a taste of the dialogue from the tapes. The first is between Kara and Jimmy looking at photos of Superman:
JAMES: Excuse me.
KARA: Derek, from editorial. Sorry, haven't done your research yet... Wow, no. Not Derek. His bones are way less dense... Not that I know that, because that would be like... Having a dual energy X-Ray observatory meter inside your eyes, which would be crazy...
JAMES: Yeah, it's... It's James.
KARA: Right, the new unit photographer from Metropolis, I know that because you're on a post-it... Oh, no. I was supposed to get those proofs from you...
JAMES: 10 minutes ago, yeah, I figured I'd bring them up so you wouldn't get in trouble with your boss.
KARA: Thanks, that's... That's him.
JAMES: Superman, yes. How did you know?
KARA: Of course it's him. Because you're famous for taking pictures of him.
JAMES: Oh, God, am I really that derivative? Time for a new subject.
KARA: Is it true you're friends?
JAMES: Yeah... Yeah, I guess. I wouldn't have pegged you for a Super-fan.
KARA: He feels more like... family... to me.
JAMES: That's what they all say. Go on, I know that look. Ask me all the questions, I've heard them all. How tall is he? What does he eat for breakfast? Does he sleep?
KARA: Were you scared of him? When you first saw what he could do, were you scared of him?
JAMES: ... Haven't heard that one. Was I scared? I was just starting out. Mr. White sent me to cover a house fire. People... Kids... trapped inside. At some point, the firefighters... All they could do was pray. And then, there he was. A person, in the sky, flying. He cut down this giant tree with a ray of heat from his eyes and made a bridge so a family could escape, and when the tree caught on fire, he cooled it off with a blast of freezing air from his mouth. I should've been terrified, but I wasn't. Something about him made me feel...
JAMES: Yeah, that's right. That's why he's him, I guess. So, huh... Do you have superpowers?
KARA: What? That's an absurd accusation, I'm just a regular human person who has a lot to do before she can leave tonight.
JAMES: No, I just mean because your boss is coming, and she really pissed. Later, Kara.
And one with Kara and her sister:
ALEX: Why can't you just text me whatever your big thing is? I've got a meeting with Henshaw in five...
KARA: Can't see your face over the phone.
ALEX: OK, you have three seconds.
KARA: I did it, Alex. I did what you always wanted me to do.
ALEX: Your hair looks exactly the same.
KARA: No, I saved them. I did it, I stopped them from going over the bridge, those people are alive because of something I did.
ALEX: You could've been killed.
KARA: How? I could bend this steel desk into a little ball if I wanted to, you've seen what I can do.
ALEX: Then they could've been killed, it's not like you've had a lot of practice stopping trains.
KARA: You always said that if you had my powers, you'd use them to change the world. I came here to say you were right, I'm going to.
KARA: By finally being the person I was sent here to be.
ALEX: You have not thought this through. You expose your powers. Outside, in daylight, to the general public. Do you have any idea what the odds are someone has taken a photo, maybe a video, of you stopping that train with your hands? I'm going with 100%. You're probably already trending.
KARA: They would've died without me. I don't get it, I thought you'd be proud.
ALEX: Our whole childhood, you hid your abilities like they were disabilities. You made me, our family, your co-conspirators. And now you walk in here, announcing a career change? What's next, law school?
KARA: Today felt like the first day of my life. I felt like I was back home.
ALEX: In Midvale?
KARA: Krypton. I mean...I had to do something spectacular just to feel normal.
ALEX: Whatever you're going through, it'll pass. Just don't do something you're gonna regret.
KARA: I just told you about the best moment of my life, and you can't even be happy for me.
ALEX: Kara... You may have his abilities, but you're not him.
KARA: No. You're right, I'm not. I am Kara Zor-El. Daughter of Alura. And I'm gonna start living like it.
And, finally, one discussing her powers and comparing Supergirl to Superman:
WYNN: This is straight from editorial. Have you seen her? I mean, she looks like every girl that never talked to me in high school and college.... I mean, she's the female version of him!
KARA: No, she's not the female him. She's her own thing, completely unique, unaffiliated, individual...
WYNN: Imagine the possibilities. The Man of Steel... In girl form. I mean, her powers could possibly rival his.
KARA: Not "possibly" rival his, she's an equal.
WYNN: She didn't bother fabricating a costume.
KARA: She didn't had time, she had to act fast.
WYNN: First impressions count, though, she's very dirty.
KARA: She's lifting a train.
WYNN: Barefoot, needs a pedicure.
KARA: She's saving peoples' lives!
WYNN: She's very cool. Superpowers plus boobs, I mean, she's gonna make it very difficult for women to think they can date him as long as someone like her is out there.
KARA: Stop saying stuff like that. Who cares what she looks like? She's a hero.
WYNN: You know, Kara, you're right. My superficiality is everything that's wrong with this city. Where were you born?
KARA: Up north?
WYNN: Rhetorical. What I'm saying is that people living in National City weren't actually born in National City. We moved here to make it, but we got caught up with the way we look and the clothes and the cars and the laser hair removal that we forget to see each other. I mean, this morning when I was in line waiting for my cream cheese I noticed people were actually talking to each other.
KARA: What did they say?
WYNN: Who cares, we were on our phones. Connecting over an alien. She's already helping us more than she knows.
KARA: I think you're starting to get it.
WYNN: This big city is already feeling a lot smaller now thanks to the new Super-Chick,
KARA: We're gonna have to work on the name.
See some of the audition tapes at the link. [SpoilerTV]
Agents of SHIELD
Edward James Olmos gave this cryptic hint about his character, who's being referred to as Robert Gonzales and who is apparently going to shake things up for the team:
Well, I'll just put it to you this way: When he smiles, the whole world smiles with him.
We do know that he's going to be seen with the familiar faces:
I'm working with everyone. I can't really say too much about him, because they already told me what not to do. [Laughs]
Basically though, us being there really pushes it up and over. The realities are very strong, and storylines are very dark. That's what makes Marvel, I think, really quite interesting. The heroes all have a flaw, and they all end up pulling through. But you can never tell — they might flip at any moment and become something you weren't expecting. And I like that. Iron Man is probably the best. And the Hulk. The Hulk became very interesting. Even to this day, we talk about him on the show.
David Ramsey reports that the new Oliver-less Team Arrow will be led by Felicity and Diggle, with Dig having "very wonderful, poignant scenes with Katie [Cassidy], which is great. We both love Oliver, so you see these people, because of their different attachments to Oliver, react in various ways."
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim adds that Oliver's presence will be felt in some intense flashback scenes. "Episode 10 has, I think, some of the most intense flashback action we've ever had. We've got Oliver literally ziplining between buildings, as the camera follows him through a window, and there's a huge shootout…" He also adds that Oliver's death will impact how Felicity reacts to Ray Palmer and the ATOM suit:
The relationship between Oliver's death and Ray's journey really lies in Felicity," says the EP. "Felicity is of the opinion that Oliver went off to have a duel to the death with the most dangerous man in the world… basically, a suicide mission. And here she finds, contemporaneous with Oliver's death, Ray embarking on his own suicide mission. In [Episode] 9, she said, 'Why does this keep happening to me?' and Ray represents an opportunity for her to try to fix what she considers a mistake that Oliver made, to prevent him from also tempting fate. Whether or not she's successful, that's part of these upcoming episodes.
More at the link. [TV Line]
Colton Haynes explained how Roy will act after the news about Oliver is broken:
He's still dealing – he's not sure if he's pissed off that this happened. He is very emotional when it comes to that because he lost a mentor and he lost a friend. And he really has to step up, and he isn't really ready to. So he's going on his own ventures, as it is, trying to figure out if anything that anyone's saying is true or not. It's almost like having too many cooks in the kitchen. It's a vote every time we have to do something, so that's kind of frustrating. And at the same time, no one really listens to each other. They all have their own ideas of how they want to do things. But it is nice because it creates a team with everybody, and everyone goes off the hinges once this happens. He is the linchpin of the entire show and the entire team, so once he's gone, everyone goes a little batshit crazy, yeah.
Stephen Amell seems to have confirmed that, whatever happens, it won't be a Lazarus Pit that saves Oliver:
We just saw him fall. We've seen Oliver survive. So, [we don't know] whether he went straight off the cliff, whether something broke his fall, whether he hit the ground. We have mystical herbs on the show that have healing powers. We've seen a Lazarus Pit, although that's not something that's going to be used for Oliver. I hope he survives. I like playing him.
Here's the comic preview for this week's episode. [via SpoilerTV]
Even though we've finally gotten answers about Harrison Wells, Grant Gustin promises there's a big surprise still to come:
Barry is still defending Wells and still trusting of Wells at this point. [There's] still more to find out. There's a big twist that even surprised me. I've seen all the predictions online. No one has predicted the big twist that's coming at the end of this season.
Gustin adds that Barry's motivation is to get as fast and strong as Reverse Flash.
EP Andrew Kreisberg says that we'll see Caitlin give up on Ronnie when she learns what Firestorm is:
She discovers the truth of Firestorm and decides she has to let it go because Ronnie is no longer Ronnie anymore. Episode 13 is called 'The Nuclear Man,' and we have Victor Garber and Robbie Amell in that episode, so you're going to get a lot of the answers of what happened to Ronnie the night of the explosion. Even episodes 10, 11, and 12 have bits of the puzzle to figuring out the secret behind Firestorm, and then General Eiling, played by Clancy Brown, shows up because Firestorm is his new target.
As for tonight's episode, Wentworth Miller said:
"I have heard rumors that there is a larger plan, but at the moment, Snart is eager to reestablish himself as top dog and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen," Miller adds. Their first task will be kidnapping Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) in a bid to get to Barry. "My motivation is to figure out where Flash's weak spots are," Miller continues. "I've already figured out that he has a heart and he cares about people. He's got a team and everyone on that team is vulnerable to predators like Cold and Heat Wave, and if I can go through them to get to The Flash, I certainly will."
Morena Baccarin says that she hasn't yet filmed anything that links Dr. Thompkins to Bruce Wayne, the way they are in the comics. She also said about Dr. Thompkins' role in the show:
She gets her fair share of being part of the action. I'm not, like, beating people up, but she is not shy about seeing dead bodies or being around a crime scene and sort of wanting to — she's very interested and curious to know how [Jim] solves a crime and just kind of wants to be around for that and everything. I think what makes that relationship work is that she's not afraid of seeing things and being around corruption and the darkness of Gotham.
Executive producer Jeremy Carver previewed a bit of the reaction Castiel and Sam will have to the destruction left behind by Dean:
They're a bit shocked. Their immediate question is, "How do we keep this from happening again?" And they waste very little time coming up with what they think might be a solution.
TVLINE | Dean wants the Mark gone, but is this a situation where things are going to get darker for him before they get better?
Not necessarily in that order. It's a bit of rollercoaster… Let's just say Dean and Sam are going to throw a lot of things against the wall to get this Mark off of Dean or to figure out how Dean can control the Mark. So yeah, you can expect darkness… and everything in between.
The show is also not done exploring the relationships between Castiel and Claire and Claire and Dean. [TV Line]
Mark Sheppard says that he and the writers "keep talking about the possible need to reevaluate what it is that Crowley is doing, what Crowley wants. That's going to be the fun part of it." He also talked about Crowley's relationship with Kevin:
He always tortures the people he loves. But I don't know if he's affectionate. I don't think Crowley's that affectionate towards Kevin. I don't know, it's a weird thing. If you're determining that Crowley's a bad guy then you're looking at it that way, but what is Crowley actually doing? What's the purpose of what Crowley did? If you watch the show, it's an interesting thing. I kill less people than the Winchesters.
Executive producer Michael Narducci has this to say about the family dynamics moving forward:
I think that the parents are going to have to be dealt with. There's no world where we find equilibrium with Esther and Mikael. There may be a world where we find equilibrium with Kol. And we need to figure out what's going on with Rebekah. Finn also is proving himself to be very dangerous and having hatred for vampires that transcends any feelings of emotions he would have for his brothers and sister. Down the line are there going to be revelations about other existing family members.
In Episode 6, we explored the notion of Aunt Dahlia, Esther's sister, and how she is very powerful. And how she may, even though she's an mortal witch, she may have found a way to become immortal and may still be around. And then there's always the question of what happened to that child that was taken in the flashback we saw at the end of "Wheel Inside the Wheel," Freya, the eldest sister. Is she possibly still alive? Could she still be out there? All of those things are what we want to explore this season. Our hope is to get to a place by the end of the season where we have a new status quo and we begin to explore new storylines in season 3.
For Rebekah, he says:
The first thing she has to do is escape the situation she's in and then she's going to have to figure out how do I reconnect with my family. Do I want to go back into my original body? Is it better to stay as a witch so I have the kind of power we might need to defeat the threats that are coming on the horizon and who is this person who I am in. Never mind, how do I deal with my romantic life. I had a strong connection with Marcel but now I'm in someone else's body. I had a beautiful connection with Baby Hope, but she won't remember me in this form.
So she has to figure out a lot of very interesting things and she needs to make some long term decisions about what she wants that's best for her, but kind of complicating matters is the truth that we knew that Rebekah always wanted to be human. At least, not a vampire. So now that she finds herself in that situation, what is she going to do with it.
Yusuf Gatewood said that we will learn more about Finn, even though there are no Finn-Mikael flashbacks coming up:
I think the cool thing that's going to be revealed about Mikael and his relationship with his children from the past is going to be from the tensions between the characters that we're exploring now, the situations we're exploring currently. You're going to learn something but you're not going to learn it through flashbacks.
Julie Plec and Michael Narducci teased that Davina is going to have to decide whether to step in and lead the witches once Finn starts controlling them and that Marcel and Hayley will grow closer. [Entertainment Weekly]
Michelle Trachtenberg hinted that she might return as Abigail Adams, saying that she and executive producer Len Wiseman have discussed it. [Entertainment Weekly]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Diana Biller