Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford talk returning to Star Wars. New Game of Thrones details tease a new leader for the Night’s Watch. Steven Moffat teases the Doctor Who season finale. Plus, descriptions of X-Men Apocalypse’s incoming teaser, and a new clip from Star Wars Rebels. To Me, My Spoilers!
Captain America: Civil War
While unboxing the upcoming Marvel Phase 2 box set, IGN uncovered that the package includes a copy of the “Sokovia Accords” that set forth the demands that will drive Captain America to duke it out against Tony Stark in the film. The fake document, which includes spaces for the current Avengers—Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Vision, Wanda Maximoff, James Rhodes, and Sam Wilson—to sign, has the following passage written on it:
In accordance with the document at hand, I hereby certify that the below mentioned participants, peoples and individuals, shall no longer operate freely or unregulated, but instead operate under the rules, ordinances and governances of the afore mentioned United Nations panel, acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Harrison Ford briefly discusses Han’s journey in the film, speaking to Good Morning America:
He’s got a more complex story now. A little more of an emotional context than perhaps there was before. But he’s still the same guy.
While Mark Hamill briefly touches on the nostalgia he felt during filming, as well as where Luke is by the time film rolls around:
Obviously you’re seeing him in a very different time in his life. There are lots of surprises in this movie. You’re going to love it.’
It reminded me of when I was in Tunisia on the salt flats. If you could get into your own mind and shut out the crew and look at the horizon, you really felt like you were in a galaxy far, far away. I had that same wave of emotion happen to me when I was on Skellig Michael in Ireland. I wasn’t anticipating it.
Italian website Cinefilos has ran what it claims to be a complete description of the film’s upcoming teaser trailer. Comicbook.com translated it—with Google Translate, so be warned that it may be inaccurate—from the original source:
The trailer opens with Jean Grey waking from a nightmare. She tells Professor Xavier something along the lines of, “I have seen the end of the world. There was only death.”
There’s a montage of footage of the young mutants at Xavier’s school, followed by a scene of Moira MacTaggert telling Xavier that they’ve discovered a god-like mutant who may be the origin of the species.
Cut to a shot of an intimidating hooded figure being followed by Psylocke and Storm. They search for mutants, and the hooded figure lists the many names he has been known by over the centuries. He says that the world needs to change, and be remade by mutants. The three of them find Magneto. Magneto asks, “Who are you?” The figure pulls down his hood to reveal the face of Apocalypse.
More at the link.
Rachael McAdams discusses why she joined the project:
I mean, I just love the director. I met with Scott [Derrickson] and loved his vision, he was so passionate. And the opportunity to work with Benedict [Cumberbatch] was kind of a no-brainer. And Marvel makes amazing films, so it was a complete package. It’s definitely not going to be like any of the other films.
Deadpool attempts the “chest and butt” pose in a new international poster.
Game of Thrones
Spanish fan site Los Siete Reinos (via Watchers on the Wall) has a set report from filming scenes taking place at Castle Black, claiming that, in the wake of Jon Snow’s return and his abandonment of the Night’s Watch, the organization has elected a new Lord Commander to lead in his stead. There were no details about the identity of the new Commander, but it is apparently a familiar Night’s Watch character rather than a new face.
The Walking Dead
Scott Gimple hits back at the backlash surrounding the “cheapness” of Glenn’s survival from his seemingly-impossible zombie attack:
That’s a very interesting way to look at it — that people are telling the audience how to watch the show and what to believe. We’ve had instances of people in a very emotional state — Tyreese jumping into the middle of a large herd and fighting his way out; a man cut off his own hand and fights his way through a department store full of walkers. These things are part of the world.
Glenn had the bad luck of being knocked off that dumpster by Nicholas, ending his own life but [Glenn] had the good luck of Nicholas landing on him. There’s a lot of very specific facts about it that I think a lot of people have sort of gotten wrong. But breaking it down shot for shot … I think we’re past that point. I don’t think this is any sort of new instance that broke the rules of our show at all. I think it’s very much in line with everything we’ve done before. I don’t think there’s a credibility issue.
It seems like there’s this growing sort of divide between the people who watch the show and the people who write about the show. There’s not a wrong way to watch it; nobody is doing anything wrong. I’m getting a lot different messages that are diametrically opposed.
The show has announced two new hires: Michael Bowen will play Matches Malone, the man who may have murdered Bruce Wayne’s parents (loosely based on a minor character from the Batman comics), while Lori Petty will play a “nightclub owner who offers Bruce clues to finding the mysterious “M. Malone.” [TV Line]
Here’s a brief new teaser highlighting the show’s return in February, as well as the arrival of Mr. Freeze.
Blogtor Who has some teasing lines of dialogue from the season finale, “Hell Bent”:
Will all non-military personnel please step away from the Doctor. At least move the children away.
I think he’s finishing his soup.
Words are his weapons, when did they stop being ours?
The Doctor does not blame Gallifrey for the horrors of the Time War, he just blames you.
You like a cliffhanger don’t you?
There was a saying in the Time War - the first thing you notice about the Doctor of War is he’s unarmed.
How many regenerations did we grant you?
More at the link.
Steven Moffat talks about the episode in a new featurette.
Legends of Tomorrow
Some concept art of Hawkgirl’s original design, by Andy Poon, has been released.
Star Wars Rebels
Kanan and Ahsoka discuss their next moves in a clip from “The Future of the Force”.
The Frankenstein Chronicles
Finally, here’s a new promo for the British period series.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Captain America: Civil War.