A new Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser includes a tantalizing glimpse. There's another round of Suicide Squad rumors, while Gotham teases even more comics characters showing up. Meanwhile, could Khal Drogo return to Game of Thrones? And just what is up with Agent Carter's Dottie Underwood? Here be Spoilers!
Top image: Jurassic World.
Here's a picture teasing the Indominus Rex, the genetic hybrid Dinosaur the park's scientists have cooked up and will never ever break out and eat park attendants. Like, ever:
And here's the official description on the Indominus Rex from the official website:
We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered. At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus' horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. Fearsome indeed.
Indominus' roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.
Go to the link to check out a huge teaser showing nothing but its snout. [Collider]
As the sun rises and sets, another barrage of rumors about this villain team up movie. In the wake of Tom Hardy's departure from the film, Ed Harris, Max Martini and even Karl Urban are rumored to be up for the role of Rick Flagg. Meanwhile, The Thinker, General Lane (dad of Lois, and allegedly a role tied to Gary Sinise) and Deathstroke are all teased as appearing in the film — but Deathstroke will be working against the Squad, rather than with them.
The rumors have a few comments on The Joker and Enchantress too — commenting that the Joker will be covered in scars from his fights with Batman, and the Enchantress apparently has a role in the movie's big action setpiece ending, involving a prison break. As usual, take all this with a pinch of salt. [Joblo]
Speaking of Karl Urban though — he's been lined up to replace Michael C. Hall in this remake of the Disney classic. [The Wrap]
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
And here's Insurgent's Superbowl ad. Go Sports team! [Slashfilm]
Star Wars Spinoff Movie
Crack open that salt shaker and get ready to pour it all over this one, but there's a rumour that Michael Fassbender is being courted for the 2016 spinoff directed by Gareth Edwards - and it's for him to play none other than Boba Fett. [Cinemablend]
Jason Momoa talks about the diversity he'll bring to the background of Aquaman - and how important it is that he's not just another blonde-haired superhero:
I've had to bust ass to be in this industry. A lot of things are very black and white. Aquaman is especially cool because being a Kanaka Maoli—being Hawaiian—our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I'm someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired superhero. It's cool that there's a brown-skinned superhero.
This animated movie, described as being about a 'space age battle between good and evil,' now has some cast members — Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel and Susan Sarandon. [ Deadline]
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Chris Pratt's ridiculously-titled action film now has some directors: David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. [The Wrap]
Showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas sat down with IGN to reveal that yes — Dottie's smooth killing moves come from being trained by the KGB, in the program that would eventually become the Black Widow project that creates Natasha Romanoff:
IGN: It is safe to say that Dottie is a Black Widow?
Michele Fazekas: That's correct! She is a product of the Black Widow Program.
Tara Butters: But we, in the series, are not actually calling her a Black Widow.
Fazekas: Yeah, we actually never say Black Widow, but people who know about it… You'll learn even more about it and her history in the next episode.
IGN: Let me get the second big question out of the way that comic book fans familiar with Black Widow's history have wondered. Might Dottie also go by the name Yelena Belova?
IGN: Okay. So just Dottie for now?
Butters: She's Dottie for now. And the fact is, the great and exciting thing for us is we're showing the precursor to the Black Widow Program, as you will see in the upcoming episode, 105.
Plenty more at the link. [IGN]
Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join Halle Berry in the second season of the Amazon sci-fi show, playing the show's new male lead, J.D. Richter. He's described as "a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future, a free-wheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless mercenary/bounty hunter, mostly because he's got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (Halle Berry) enters his life." [Deadline]
Agents of SHIELD
TVline's Ask Ausiello column delved into a little bit about where Ward will find himself when the show returns, courtesy of Brett Dalton himself:
"He's hitched his cart to a horse before — HYDRA— and it hasn't really turned out so well," the actor notes. "So, now he's like, unhitching the cart and hopping on his own horse and going his own way." And maybe just maybe, some day, that could lead him kinda sorta back into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s good-ish graces…? "I mean, he has a sense of right and wrong, he has a sense of duty and obligation, and I think he's also a sympathetic character," Dalton contends. "Though he can be heartless, it's always in the service of something, an intention that is good. So I do feel good about his future. The writers could have given Ward a quick redemption arc, and that would have been the end of it, but they've left him raw, unpredictable… a complete wild card."
Game Of Thrones
In the same interview that he talked about Aquaman, Jason Momoa also teased that while Khal Drogo is dead, there's always the chance that he could return in flashback sequences:
"I talk to David and Dan all the time and we always talk about possibly coming back and how we miss each other, but I'm not sure if it'll fit into the world," says Momoa, flashing a big grin. "But there can always be flashback sequences. You'll just have to keep watching."
Here's another extremely short - and extremely low quality - teaser for Season 5 from the viral Third Eye website. You can make out a few fleeting glimpses of Daenerys, one of her dragons, Theon and Melisandre. [Spoiler TV]
Here's a description of a few upcoming episodes, teasing the appearances of both Scarecrow and the Red Hood:
The fearsome secret origin of iconic Super-Villain The Scarecrow is revealed on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, when Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) track down a killer who murders in the name of science. On Feb. 16, Gotham City turns into a three-ring circus when a clown attack traps Gordon and Dr. Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin) under the Big Top, and Gordon meets John Grayson (guest star Rob Gorrie), the father of the future Robin. Finally, on Feb. 23, Gordon and Bullock track down the Red Hood Gang, as Selina (Camren Bicondova) plays a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with Ivy (guest star Clare Foley).
TV Guide has an exclusive featurette with Donal Logue, where he discusses a potential romance between Harvey Bullock and Fish Mooney.
Speaking at the Radio Times cover party, Steven Moffat confirms that there'll be some new writers joining the team for the show's 9th season. [Blogtor Who]
Person Of Interest
Here's a brief description of episode 2.15, 'Q&A', from a press release.
REESE PROTECTS A SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER WITH A MYSTERIOUS SECOND LIFE, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR WHICH SIDE OF HER LIFE THE THREAT IS COMING FROM, ON "PERSON OF INTEREST," TUESDAY, FEB. 17
"Q & A" – Reese tries to protect a software programmer with a mysterious second life, but it's unclear which side of her life the threat is coming from. Meanwhile, Claire, a young hacker who Finch tried to protect from Samaritan, reaches out to him for aid, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, Feb. 17 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg and Actor Ricky Whittle discuss what's up next:
" On where the show is headed after "Survival of the Fittest":
Jason Rothenberg: What we saw in this episode is the beginning of a journey towards the City of Light that's going to unfold over probably the rest of the season and beyond. I can't spoil anything about it – It's going to take them awhile, and it's going to be hard. Once Jaha came down, he was looking for his place and he was looking for his mission or reason why all of this happened. He doesn't see that happening at the camp that bears his name. He's always about saving his people, and he feels like they're screwing it up, so he's going to go find a way. And I love the pairing of Isaiah [Washington] and Richard Harmon.
Rothenberg: The only thing I'll say about the City of Light is that we obviously like to change things up on the show. Season 1 and Season 2 are very different, and you can probably bank on Season 3 being as different from Season 2, as Season 2 was from Season 1. I think that's going to be a hallmark for us.
Whittle: There are always parallel worlds going on, which keeps things fresh for a versatile audience. Some people are into the forest stuff. Some people are into the space stuff. Now, we have Mt. Weather, this year. The City of Light and that journey seems to be another path we're taking now. The world is getting larger. It's Earth, at the end of the day. We've seen, from the first season, how much the world grew from just the drop ship. They realized that people were alive, and then you had the different clans. That's going to continue to grow, as we start to really investigate what else is out there."
" On the mysteriously name-checked "Ice Nation":
Rothenberg: One of the things I like to do is drop little things early, and then they don't come back until much later. The Ice Nation will definitely play a role in the bigger story, but maybe not for a while. They're part of the coalition. There are 12 Grounder clans and, right now – despite what Lexa said they did to her girlfriend, she brought them to the table anyway. She was able to somehow overlook that and bring them to the table – so they're a member of the 12, but who knows how steady that relationship is?"
More at the link. [Comic Book Resources]
TV Guide has an exclusive trailer.
Todd Stashwick appears in the fourth episode as a gang leader - here's a quick interview about his character and how he feel's joining the show:
"TVLINE | What can you tell me about Deacon? All I know is he's the leader of a band of scavengers called the West 7, and he's maybe not the nicest guy you'd ever run into.
He is completely justified in his actions to himself… I don't think he sees himself as evil; he sees himself as willing to do the things that other people maybe aren't willing to do. I'm not going to say he doesn't enjoy doing them."
"TVLINE | How does he become involved in messing with the time-travel program?
For Deacon, I don't think that part of it concerns him. He sees the temporal facility as probably the best, most fortified roof imaginable. The time-travel business is way off his radar. All of that is an emerging truth for him, as far as stopping the plague goes. I don't think he is thinking about that. I think he's thinking about: Do we have a roof over our heads? Do we have food in our bellies? And are we having a good time?
A US version of the cult British anthology series by Charlie Brooker is apparently in the works. [ Variety]
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The Vampire Diaries
Here's a new trailer for next week's episode. [Comic Book Resources]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.