Chris Weitz discusses writing his Star Wars spinoff movie. Find out what's in store for Grant and Skye on Agents of SHIELD, and get a tiny hint of Jared Leto's Joker. Plus Robin Lord Taylor teases the Penguin's future on Gotham, and learn what's in store for Sasha in the next Walking Dead. Spoilers, ho!
Top image: Deadpool Test Footage.
Speaking to MTV UK, Hugh Jackman says he'd be open to a cameo appearance for Wolverine in the movie. "Ryan is a really good friend of mine... He's a really good actor, and he will nail that. [Wolverine and Deadpool] are definitely enemies in the comics, and they always spark off well together... I'd be open to that idea." [via CBR]
Star Wars Spinoff
Chris Weitz sat down with /Film to discuss writing the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars spinoff, taking over from Gary Whitta, who wrote the first draft:
/Film: How did you go about getting the Star Wars movie? Because originally Gary Whitta was writing and we thought that was the core but then you came on.
Chris Weitz: Well I think it still is the core. But in terms of…in a weird way, it was like meeting for any assignment. Go in, talk about how you work and talk about the idea, but of course there was A) A huge security component to it. I wasn't able to see the script until kind of after I was brought on board. And B) I saw Star Wars when I was 7 and it was a formative experience in my life, let alone in the notion of filmmaking. I'm probably only working on this stuff because I did have that experience then. But it completely possessed me when I was a child and it was a huge part of my kind of emotional make up. So I tried to be as cool as possible in these meetings while still being aware if I got the assignment I was going to be able to work on something I've been dreaming of doing.
Here's another viral video from the movie's website, advertising how Hammond Labs creates dinosaurs. [ Coming Soon]
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Here's a character poster for Hawkeye. [ First Showing]
David Ayer teased something coming for the movie over the weekend — it turned out to be Jared Leto getting his hair cut to play the Joker. You can't make out much from the deliberate obscuring and the black and white filter, but this is (ostensibly) what Leto will look like in the film. [ /Film]
Agents Of SHIELD
Ahead of the show's return tonight, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg have been out teasing the rest of the show's second season. Here's Bennet talking about any potential for Skye and Ward's 'relationship' (I mean, she did shoot him the last time she saw him) to reignite this season:
I don't think "SkyeWard" is going to be an item for…. [Laughs] I can't give you an answer! I mean, I know where he is, but can I tell you? No. They'll be challenged throughout the rest of the season, but I think you'll see their paths cross, sometime. Maybe.
[ TV Line]
And here's Clark Gregg discussing how Coulson reacts to the existence of Inhumans:
The Inhumans are different. It's different than Iron Man. It's different than Bruce Banner. It's different than Steve Rogers. Many of those are created by science, either tech, in Tony Stark's case, or experiments gone awry is the classic way, [like] Spider-Man. The Inhumans are different. Inhumans represent — and we get into some of that backstory, maybe — people walking around with a potential that they're not aware of. And I love that part of last season, the kind of discovering that Skye's an 084, and the story of the village that gave their lives to protect her and then finding out how much that was true, and this crazy father walking around.
Here's a clip from tonight's episode, where tensions between the team cause Skye's powers to flare up. [ Coming Soon]
Tim Kring discusses his new thriller set in Jerusalem:
The show is a 10-part event series centered around a murder mystery in the old city of Jerusalem, specifically around the idea of a young archaeologist. Peter Connelly, who is an agent with the FBI stationed in a Jerusalem, gets on to this case, and through the mystery of trying to solve this murder, he uncovers a very deep and ancient conspiracy. As he uncovers the truth about the murder, he begins to uncover the truth of this ancient conspiracy that seems to be coming to life at this particular time.
Here's a video of the interview in full, too. [ Ksite TV]
Once Upon A Time
Edward Kitsis talks about why the show brought Cruella De Vil, Maleficent and Ursula together:
"Maleficent was previously on the show, and we always wanted to get back to her, which is why we never fully killed her," OUAT Executive Producer Edward Kitsis explains. "Ursula, we kind of set up a little bit and teased in the Ariel episode, and we think she's a lot of fun, and then Cruella… we just liked her. I mean, really. There's a sass to her. What we wanted was for Gold to take a lesson of the heroes who always worked together, and realized he needed to work together with villains. We just love the idea of the team of evil. Our wish list of who we wanted to write was kind of these three."
[ Ksite TV]
The Last Man On Earth
Will Forte discusses Jason Sudekis' blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in the first episode, and how that will play out in the future:
In Sunday's premiere, Forte's SNL buddy Jason Sudeikis showed up in a photo from one of Phil's pre-outbreak birthday celebrations. Sudeikis was conveniently missing in action, though, when the show returned to the scene as part of a full-fledged flashback sequence. "Sudeikis is a part of this show," Forte promised. "In what way, I won't tell you, but he came in a couple of weeks ago and did some stuff. It might be a one-second flashback or it might be an arc."
[ TV Line]
Robin Lord Taylor teases what's in store for the Penguin in the rest of the season:
As far as Oswald goes, he has a club now, and he's slowly learning how to make that work. We know it was a huge failure. He hasn't been doing well. It was really funny because initially, when he first gets the club, that opening night in one of the early drafts was supposed to be this blowout, amazing success. "Oswald has arrived on the scene." We were going to have a ton of background extras. The whole club was going to be packed. Then, in the rewrite, they went in the other direction where it was actually a big failure, which I was actually super happy about. What I love about the character is he's still failing, he's still finding his footing in the city. It gives him somewhere to go. That's what we're going to be seeing with him.
He's establishing his club and establishing himself as a player in Gotham City. However, to do that, he's made so many enemies along the way that he has to deal with. Ultimately, Oswald answers to Falcone, but, in his ideal world, he wouldn't have to answer to anybody. You are going to see him maneuver his way through that with these major players who have been in the scene in Gotham City for years and years. Now, there's this little punk who thinks he is Mr. Fancy Pants big shot, which he is not — yet. And they definitely make him know that.
The show will première June 5th. Here's a brief synopsis:
One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as 'Sensates.'
The Walking Dead
Here's two clips from the next episode, 'Forget'. In the first Sasha is dumbfounded by Olivia's life in the Safe Zone, and in the second, she engages in some therapeutic target practice. [ Spoiler TV]
Finally, talk of war and Lucy Lawless' gloriously arched eyebrow appear in this first trailer for season 2. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.