There’s even more rumors surrounding the return of a supposedly-dead Game of Thrones character. Kid Flash may appear on The Flash sooner than you’d think. Plus, a happier Arrow, Michael Shannon on Zod’s role in Batman v Superman, and Mark Gatiss on his unorthodox Doctor Who episode. To Me, My Spoilers!
As ever with casting rumors, take it with a pinch of salt, but Heroic Hollywood are reporting that Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson is at the top of Marvel’s list to play Carol Danvers. (We singled out Ferguson as the best part of Rogue Nation in our review, so this would be excellent news.)
Heroic Hollywood further speculates that the actress herself may be considering the role—she recently passed on the female lead in Gambit, which went to Lea Seydoux, which could mean that she is keeping herself open for Captain Marvel. Consider this firmly in rumor territory now though as it’s all speculatory at best.
Divergent: Allegiant/Divergent: Ascendant
The final two films in the series have been given names and Logos. Check the new logos out below. [MTV]
Batman v Superman
Michael Shannon has once again refuted his own anecdote of having to wear “flippers” to reprise the role of Zod in the film, claiming he’d told the story as a red herring:
The pressure that I’m under in this situation sometimes leads me to say silly things like Zod has flippers. It was a false.. red herring, as it were.
Shannon then explained that his actual role in the film is similar to Russell Crowe’s Jor-El in Man of Steel: a sort of holographic “ghost”:
It’s the same thing like in the first one with Jor-El. Russell Crowe’s character is kind of like a ghost. So I guess I’m a ghost, kind of.
He also added that Zod has no scenes with Batman in the film. [Comic Book]
Captain America: Civil War
Elizabeth Olsen talks up Daniel Brühl’s role as Baron Zemo, and offers the argument that the movie will be better than Age of Ultron:
I think it’s going to be the best one. Daniel Brühl is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it. And he’s incredible! It’s a movie about people, as opposed to robots this time. So it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines.
Ryan Reynolds has shared another humorous picture from filming, featuring Deadpool and Teenage Negasonic Warhead.
Bond fights David Bautista’s Mr. Hinx in a new TV spot.
Game of Thrones
Watchers on the Wall are reporting that a massive battle for the next season featuring various Northern Houses and even Wildlings duking it out with the forces of House Bolton is currently being filmed in Saintfield, Northern Ireland.
But perhaps most interesting are the further reports that Kit Harington, the apparently not-so-dearly-departed Jon Snow, was on hand for filming this battle scene, hinting that not only will Snow survive in the sixth season, but perhaps even turn his back on the Night’s Watch to fight Ramsay Bolton.
Marc Guggenheim discusses how the resurrection of Sara Lance will affect Laurel:
The episodes dealing with Sara’s return are amongst probably the heaviest material that we’ve had for Laurel. We’re using Sara’s return to really get underneath not just Laurel as a person, but the relationship that she has with Thea and the friendship that she has with Oliver.
Ever since Slade Wilson came to town around [season 2, episode 15], the show has been on this very, very dark path, leading to Sara’s [Caity Lotz] death and the culmination of season 3. Our goal was to return the show more in the tone of the first season-and-a-half.
It still feels like Arrow, but at the same time, Oliver’s got a new outlook on life. We’re driving conflict to the show in ways that we never would have in the first three years. So it still feels like Arrow, but it’s a different take on the show.
Here’s a new trailer for the fourth season, featuring appears to be a scene where Oliver almost proposes to Felicity... before being rudely interrupted by Laurel and Thea calling for the Arrow’s aid. The trailer also contains the first time Oliver is referred to as “The Green Arrow”.
Hannibal Director David Slade has joined the series as Executive Producer, and will direct the show’s pilot. [Deadline]
Frank Whaley has been cast as Detective Rafael Scarfe. In the comics, Scarfe was a frequent point of contact on the NYPD for both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and was introduced to the pair by his former partner, Misty Knight. [Deadline]
Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg says it’s almost inevitable that Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West will become Kid Flash, and teases the character’s relationship with Barry Allen:
Just like with Colton Haynes, who eventually one day put on the Arsenal costume, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Wally West becomes Kid Flash.
Part of the season is watching Barry mature and grow up not just as The Flash, but as Barry Allen. Suddenly introducing him to a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark — all of which is very Wally West — and then watching Wally integrate into S.T.A.R. Labs universe, but also just the world of these characters, is going to be a lot of the fun of the back half of the year.
Mark Gatiss discusses the unorthodox nature of his “found footage” episode of the show:
Well I’ve had this story in my mind for a long time. It’s set in the future. It’s all from different points of view, which has not been done before on Doctor Who.
It’s been quite a challenge to make because you have to break a lot of the usual rules in terms of what you can actually show. Anything you can do to shake the format up is very exciting and that’s what we’ve done.
A prequel minisode, “The Doctor’s Meditation”, will air on BBC America on September 18th. [Blogtor Who]
Here’s a few pictures from the season 2 premiere:
Finally, here’s a picture from the premiere of Season 3, “I, Witness”—go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Game of Thrones.