The Iron Fist show is still happening, according to Marvel. Get a look at Wonder Woman’s emblem in Batman v Superman. Steven Moffat discusses the moments that lead up to Doctor Who’s latest climax. Plus, a look at Galavant’s second season, and a familiar face returns to Arrow. To Me, My Spoilers!
A gallery of images from the recently announced “Look and Find” book based on the film reveals snippets of text from the book that ostensibly reveal some information about the film. Making Star Wars collated the salient points, including the idea that Maz Kanata is Han Solo’s old mentor and he wants her help with returning BB-8 to the Resistance. And a spy on Takodana tells the First Order that the heroes are on Takodana, and Captain Phasma readies a surprise attack on the castle, and later Rey and BB-8 are captured on Takodana. And Finn wants to rescue Rey. But bear in mind, not all story details from tie-in products can be taken as gospel.
Following the official announcement of production on the Wonder Woman movie, a piece of merchandise for the character’s debut in Batman v Superman reveals the film universe’s take on Wonder Woman’s classic “WW” emblem. [CBR]
Akiva Goldsman will no longer write the script for the film—according to Deadline, Paramount are approaching two sets of writers from the Transformers franchise “Writer’s Room” project to step up together in Goldsman’s place: Writing team Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan.
The reason for Goldsman’s departure? Hasbro and Paramount have tasked the writer to create a similar writer’s room initiative for its Micronauts and G.I. Joe toy lines, with the end goal of creating two new “shared universe” movie franchises. [Deadline]
Producer David Heyman compares film to Goblet of Fire:
[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth. It’s like the fourth. Mike [Newell] talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical — and it’s not that, but it’s got the humor of of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy. And now David [Yates] is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.
Marvel’s Jeph Loeb has finally responded to ongoing rumors that the company and Netflix are struggling to find a way to adapt Danny Rand’s mythical origins for television:
There was a lot of speculation about what was going on with ‘Iron Fist,’ because [fans] hadn’t heard anything about it, but there’s never been any change at all. The short answer is, Yes, there’ll be news.
We knew exactly what we were doing at Marvel and at Netflix. Let’s get [‘Jessica Jones’] out there, everybody knows that ‘Luke Cage’ is up and going. What I can say right now is we’re very excited about ‘Iron Fist’.
Speaking to Blogtor Who, Steven Moffat discusses the show’s approach to Clara’s death in “Face the Raven”:
What we’re gonna do with Clara’s departure was ‘Plan A’. This is what I wanted to with Clara from very, very early on in Clara’s run but Jenna said that she wanted to leave at the end of Series 8. And I sort of knew she didn’t really want to leave, I think she just felt she ought to leave at the end of Series 8, despite my various attempts to tell her what she was thinking - which never goes down well I find with human beings.
At Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Steven Amell discusses what Oliver would feel like in the circumstances that Felicity was harmed—and teases that Ms. Smoak may or may not face such danger in the show’s future:
Somewhere between confusion, desperation, complete and utter sadness, and unbridled rage. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Actor Colton Haynes has confirmed that he will return to the show for the fourth season’s twelfth episode:
Which is called “Unchained”.
Speaking of episode titles, Marc Guggenheim has also revealed that the show’s seventh episode is called “Marooned”.
Speaking at the same event as Steven Amell, David Ramsey has confirmed that King Shark will return to the show, in particular for its crossover special with Arrow:
Because we are going to be tracking down a particular member of the Suicide Squad that so happens to be a 14-foot shark.
Some concept art of Zoom’s lair—including a strung up, captive Jesse Quick—has been released. [CBR]
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive promo and poster for the show’s second season.
Gillan Anderson teases a sped-up look at the series.
Finally, here’s some pictures from the midseason finale “Worse Than A Crime”—you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.