The cast of Interstellar adds some big names. Saoirse Ronan isn’t in Avengers 2 after all. Details leak from the Guardians of the Galaxy set. Check out some art from Riddick and Godzilla and get a look at the Catching Fire victors in wetsuits. Plus gets hints about the upcoming seasons of Arrow and Supernatural. Spoilers right now!
Top image: Guardians of the Galaxy.
Wired has a long and in-depth piece on Neil Blomkamp. The article briefly touches upon the possibility of a sequel to Blomkamp's debut film District 9. Blomkamp says he and his wife and writing partner Terri Tatchell have written up and 18-page treatment. Here is the relevant part of the article:
Beyond those two movies[Elysium and Chappie], Blomkamp doesn’t know what’s next. He and Tatchell have written an 18-page treatment for District 10—about which he’ll say little more than that the story is “really fucking cool”—but he’s not prepared to commit to it. He’s sure he’ll come up with any number of other really fucking cool ideas he might want to pursue first.
Saoirse Ronan put to rest the rumors that she'll be playing the Scarlet Witch. Ronan says, "That’s not happening, no! I think that was just one of those little rumours floating about." She helped to fuel those rumors back in May, though, by saying she would be happy to do the part. [IFTN]
Sections for a call sheet for the film were briefly up on yourprops.com before being taken down. The sheet reportedly described the scene of “Peter Quill leaving Bereet, then flirting with Ti Asha on his way to a Broker's Shop,” and the following scene, “Rocket Raccoon's vid shield Point-of-View of Peter Quill, Bereet and Ti Asha.” [ComicBookMovie.com]
A series of posters for the upcoming movie introduces the characters participating in the “quarter quell” hunger games. For those unfamiliar with the novel, every 25 years a special Hunger Games is played with past victors. Check out the gallery to see all of the wetsuit-clad victors. [/Film]
Chistopher Nolan’s next sci-fi project is shaping up to be a star studded affair. Oscar winning actor Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Timothee Chalamet have all been announced as joining the cast. They join previously attached stars Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. [FirstShowing.net and ComingSoon.net]
Two new promo images for Riddick show off an animal companion. [Shock Til You Drop]
Even though the movie doesn’t opening until this Friday, New Line Cinema is planning to move ahead with a sequel due to the positive buzz surrounding the film. [Shock Til You Drop]
Director James Wan talks about his directing choices in this interview. [FirstShowing.net]
Chloe Moretz explains how she and director Kimberley Peirce have worked to make Carrie a different character in the remake:
Well what I definitely wanted to not do is steal what [Sissy Spacek] did, because I think what she did was amazing and iconic and everyone knows the typical hands-out, eyes-open look. There were so many times when someone [would suggest that]. People wouldn't even think about it but I was doing one of the photoshoots and someone was like, "Just stick your hands out like this!" and I was like, "No! I can't do that," because the minute I do that I'll be stealing someone else's character. My main thing about this film was building my own Carrie, and she's not what Sissy did, she's not what De Palma made Carrie to be, it's what Kim and I have constructed to be this being, what we have made into this living, breathing human.
But it took a while to figure out what exactly—I remember the first time, it was the screen test. I was already here and we were just testing all the clothing and stuff and we did one of the TK tests, which had special effects and all this wind and stuff. I was like, "Uh Kim, we haven't really talked about this. What am I supposed to do?" And we ended up coming up with some interesting stuff that, I'll tell you what it's pretty cool. We did some onset visual effects, so in one of these scenes I'm practicing my TK and when I move my hand over something it actually moves, so it's kind of a little bit like Harry Potter (laughs), it's really cool. At one point in your life you've looked a remote and been like "Move!" But it actually happened, so.
Despite The Wolverine being touted as a standalone film, Logan will have to deal with the consequences of X-Men: The Last Stand. Jean Grey actress, Famke Janssen says:
"[Jean and Logan's relationship] is such an important part of the ['X-Men'] series, and what happens to Logan's journey after that: the guilt he lives with, the reconciliation he has to do with his past, and the fact that somehow, Jean then comes in to either guide him or challenge him or help him find a way through this part of his past. I think that's a really beautiful way that they ended up incorporating this into the story. It gives room for the audience and of course Hugh's character to have some reconciliation with that big moment in ['The Last Stand']."
Also, if you were concerned about how an American-made film depicted Japan, veteran Japanese actor Hiro Sanada has some reassuring words:
"A lot of movies located in Japan, there's a lot of misunderstanding of our culture. But [the 'Wolverine' crew] respected our culture and researched it a lot. When I saw the movie, I was so happy. This movie has a great balance and a nice mixture between east and west, tradition and modern. It's super-modern Japan with nostalgia. It felt like a taste of all the classic Japanese movies, but set in modern Japan. I think it's a great mixture."
Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming dystopian YA adaptation, describes her character Tris:
The interesting thing about Tris is — I don't think she's a badass. She's not a superhero. She's not an action star, and I think that there is something really refreshing about bringing a very normal adolescent to life in a way where she has to rise to the occasion and find her brave heart and be really courageous in situations where she doesn't necessarily want to be.
Some enterprising soul hacked the Godzilla Encounter app, which was supposed to reveal an image slowly piece by piece, and pulled out this entire work of concept art. [Skreeonk.com]
Here is a new featurette called “Myths Revealed.”
Nerdist posted an on-the-set video, called ”Cold World.” [Nerdist.com]
ABC has released its fall schedule, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premier Tuesday, Sept. 24th. In other show news, Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept 29th. The OUAT spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will premier Thursday, Oct. 10th. And because somebody is apparently watching it The Neighbors is returning Friday, Sept. 20. [Ksite TV]
Meet agents Fitz and Simmons in this video from Marvel:
Robbie Kay –the star of the 2008 Pinocchio miniseries-has been cast in a reoccurring role of a lost boy. [TV Line]
Executive producer Robert Orci hopes audiences will respond well to the fact that this version brings Ichabod Crane to the 21st century. Orci says: "Taking a classic story and making it modern is what drew us to it. We also recognize that’s what makes it original and not like all the other ‘Sleepy Hollows’ that you’ve seen. Trying to be original sometimes comes at a price. It’s risky. You can only hope the audience wants to have fun with you and not clobber you for stepping outside of the box.” [poughkeepsiejournal.com]
The show has released a list of season four directors and their episodes. Alex Graves, who has the sizeable four-episode chunk, directed the episode last season in which Daenerys unleashes her dragon on a slave city.
Episode 1: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Episodes 2, 3, 8, 10: Alex Graves
Episodes 4, 5: Michelle MacLaren
Episodes 6, 7: Alik Sakharov
Episodes 9: Neil Marshall
Actor Jim Beaver took to twitter to spread the word Bobby is coming back to Supernatural. Beaver tweeted, "Try not to get too excited, but I'm coming back to SUPERNATURAL. For real." And a little later he tweeted, "No joke. For real. #Bobbyisback." He hints in another tweet, "Didn't see this one coming. Whatever you think it is - it ain't." [via BuddyTV]
The second season will pick up five months after last season’s finale, and executive producer Marc Guggenheim wants the new season to feel like a sequel. That means new characters, some set changes and most importantly a new big bad. Guggenheim teases, “Our goal was to come up with someone who was as good an antagonist for Oliver as Malcolm was without being a Malcolm Merlyn clone. This is someone who is going about things in a very different way than Malcolm did and is perhaps even more deadly as a result.” [Entertainment Weekly]
Showrunner Neal Baer gives a cryptic clue to what is coming up for Joe and Norrie:
It sure does look like the dome is talking to them through the seizures, doesn't it? Joe and Norrie are about to embark on a wild journey that will reveal so much more. Here's a clue: We were inspired by Dr. Seuss' The Cat in The Hat Comes Back. If you remember the book, The Cat in the Hat had to resort to some quick thinking to remove the pink from all over the house. What did he do? That's the clue.
And here is a promo for next week’s episode “Blue on Blue.”
The second episode of the upcoming season will be called, “PTZD.” Post-Traumatic Zombie Disorder perhaps? [Spoiler TV]
Actress Cali Fredrichs has been cast to play the role of Emily in the third episode of the new series. [Spoiler TV]
Jessica actress Deborah Ann Woll thinks there is a future for Jessica and Jason: "I think that Jessica cares deeply about Jason, and I think they're a really good match, actually. They both struggle with this impulse thing and sort of giving into their deeper, darker desires, so I think they understand each other in a way that maybe their other relationships haven't... [At the same time], he's just found out that his parents were killed by vampires, and she's just done sort of the worst thing we've ever done on this show in some regard. They're going to have to take some time, I think." [MTV]
Here is the official description of the July 28th episode “In the Evening”:
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) makes a last-ditch effort to save an ailing Nora (Lucy Griffiths). A tragedy close to home forces Sam (Sam Trammell) to ignore Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) warning and return to Bon Temps. Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) shows her gratitude to James (Luke Grimes), a fellow incarcerated vamp, while an emboldened Sarah (Anna Camp) exacts a measure of revenge on Jason (Ryan Kwanten).
Things seem to be good between Maggie and Glen in season four if this promo photo is any indication. Actor Steven Yeun says,” They’re in a good groove, living as close to what normal life should be. Whatever you can call that in this world.” [Entertainment Weekly]
Here is a promo for next week’s episode “Visionary.”
Additional Reporting by Charlie Jane Anders.