Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses Mordo’s role in Doctor Strange. Bruce Campbell talks about his hopes for Ash vs. Evil Dead’s future. Aardman Animation teases its next movie. Plus, stepping up the action on Arrow, and new looks at Westworld and the return of Salem. To me, my Spoilers!
Following yesterday’s reveal of Wolverine 3 as Logan, The Wrap has a few new details about when the movie is set. Apparently, Logan takes place in 2024, a future where the births of new mutants are in decline and the government is training young mutant children to be killing machines.
The hand of the child in the revealed poster is allegedly one of those children, described as a young girl with “two claws instead of [Logan’s] three” by the site—which would mean she’s most likely a younger version of X-23/Laura Kinney, the female clone of Wolverine who is actually now the current Wolverine in the comics. She’s been heavily rumored for the film before, lending credence to the report.
Chiwetel Ejiofor tells Collider about Mordo’s role and relationship to Stephen Strange in the film:
One of the richest things of this is finding the other space and really trying to create something that’s very three-dimensional and a person who has a real history and a real background. We meet him in Nepal. We meet him in Kamar-Taj. And he is one of the first allies to Strange and he wants to bring him into this community, this very special, knit community, and see if Strange can fit in and create a home for him there.
It starts with Strange as the pupil. Strange is somebody who is trying to find out what all of these things are and find the secrets of these place. And I think it develops into something deeper and richer. But it’s also a kind of mutual respect as they gain an understanding of each other.
Elza Gonzales has joined the cast in an undisclosed role. [Variety]
Aardman Animation has released a new teaser clip announcing production on the prehistoric-set movie.
Moviepilot has some new character posters for the film—click through to see more.
Bruce Campbell is optimistic about the series’ future:
I’ll take five! I’ll take five seasons of this. Give the fans a big boost of the material; they’ll have 25 fresh hours of the show after this, after we’re done [with five seasons], and that’s like making 12 movies!
Spoiler TV has some hints about what’s to come in the show’s season premiere:
1. One of the Legends will punch Albert Einstein.
2. Heywood and the Legend that was left behind will go on a mission to rescue the Legends from hilarious and shocking time periods including South Dakota...70 million years ago, Medieval England and the Salem Witch Trials.
3. Rip will begin training one of the Legends as a successor.
4. A member of the team will disappear at the end of the episode and might be dead.
5. There’s a great cliffhanger showing Damien Darhk meeting ANOTHER beloved recurring baddie from the DC Universe. What brought them together? Is this the beginning of the Legion of Doom?
Executive Producer Wendy Mericle promises to step up the show’s action this season.
I think one of the things in particular is finding new ways to do action. The action on the show has become, again, we evolved it. We’re in a universe now where we’re dealing with metahumans. We’re dealing with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. It’s not as straightforward as it was when we premiered which was we were the only game in town. We’re trying to at the same time keep the scope and the scale high and keep the production values up. We also want to go back and make it more personal.
New images from this week’s episode, “Chestnut,” have been released. More at the link. [Coming Soon]
Syfy has released a synopsis from the second episode, “I’ll Hold Your Hand”:
Marla agrees to help Mike investigate the murders; Marla is horrified to learn a secret about what happened in 1988 that’s been hidden since that time.
Finally, here’s a new trailer for the show’s third season.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.