The current X-Men movie universe could be coming to an end. Could Batman be appearing in Suicide Squad? Gaze upon the Vision in new Age of Ultron stills. X-Files creator teases Mulder and Scully’s relationship in the series’ return. Plus what’s to come on The Messengers and Once Upon A Time. To me, my Spoilers!
Top image: Avatar.
Composer James Horner says that James Cameron has four scripts for Avatar sequels, but is attempting to trim them down to just three:
He’s got four sequels script-wise, and he’s trying to make it into three. And I think that’s where the effort is going right now […] how do you keep it from expanding into a fifth movie?
Simon Kinberg discusses the young versions of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey in the movie:
Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world.
Umberto Gonzales’ latest rumour alleges that the movie will also bring about the end of Bryan Singer’s X-Men Universe, laying the foundation for a new series of movies. As ever, take these unconfirmed rumours with a liberal sprinkling of salt.
Six Billion Dollar Man
Damián Szifron is writing the screenplay for the movie version of this beloved cyborg show. [Coming Soon]
Independence Day 2
THR has some additional details about Maika Monroe’s recent casting, adding that she’ll be playing the lead female character, the daughter of the U.S. President, and a potential love interest for Liam Hemsworth’s character.
Here’s a new TV spot, featuring the young version of George Clooney’s character Frank Walker. [Coming Soon]
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Marvel have released a bevy of promotional stills from the movie, including a new look at The Vision. More at the link. [Coming Soon]
Chris Carter offers a few teasers for the show’s return. Here’s two teasers regarding Mulder and Scully’s relationship:
Although Mulder and Scully will still be a couple, “When we come back we will find that [their] relationship is not where we left it,” Carter teases.
That elusive Mulder and Scully love scene may be nigh. “It was part of the mystery of The X-Files,” says Carter when asked why the pair’s relationship was never explicitly consummated (despite having a son together). “That relationship was kind of mysterious. Did they get together? Didn’t they get together? If they’ve got a child together, when did they get together? These are questions that we will deal with and answer in good time.”
Glen Morgan and James Wong will return to write and direct an episode each. Morgan will also executive produce. [TV Line]
Golan The Insatiable
The animated short series has been ordered to series by Fox, recasting the lead characters of Golan and Dylan with Rob Riggle and Aubrey Plaza. [TV Line]
Star Wars Rebels
Dave Filoni discusses the impetus behind Ezra’s Lightsaber/Blaster combo weapon:
The lightsaber itself as it exists is perfect. There’d be no reason to change it. So Kanan has a kind of classic lightsaber. For me, when challenged with looking at a character like Ezra I thought, ‘There’s no way I can believe this kid can fight one to one with any sort of real character we’re gonna have.’ You know, he’s gonna get his butt kicked. So we had him build into his functioning saber. ‘What if it was like a revolver saber where it could actually fire a bit’ And that way he can keep people at range and only saber fight as the last resort.
And for [art director] Kilian Plunkett and I, we try to limit ourselves and say, ‘If we only had the devices to make a saber as they did in the ’70s as a prop, let’s go down to the hardware store and see how we would build this thing.’ And we instantly started looking at nail guns and staple guns. If you look at a silhouette, it reminds you of those things and we kind of fashioned it [that way]. And what I like is that it looks like something that’s from the era of the original trilogy in its shape. That ‘It’s a lightsaber’ is a bit surprising more than ‘It fires as a blaster’ is a bit surprising. I think it’s a function that, as Ezra gets better, would go away. But for now it’s something he actually needs to survive.
Once Upon A Time
Composer Mark Isham has posted a picture of an evil looking Emma to Instagram. [via Spoiler TV]
Here’s a new synopsis for “Mother”. [Ksite TV]
“Mother” – Emma returns to Storybrooke to reunite Lily with Maleficent while Regina and Robin struggle to cope with the implications of Zelena’s pregnancy. When Gold’s health takes a turn for the worse, Isaac looks to a new ally for help procuring the magic ink he needs to re-write history. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Cora returns from Wonderland to beg Regina’s forgiveness on the anniversary of Daniel’s murder. Cora vows to help her daughter find true love, but Regina remains suspicious of her mother’s intentions, on “Once Upon a Time.”
Here’s a short video with Rufus Hound, who plays Sam Swift in the two parter “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived”. [Blogtor Who]
Here’s some promo pictures from “The Watch”. More at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, Vera explains her hesitance to believe in the role of the Messengers in this clip from “Path to Paradise”.
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.