One of the main stars of Arrow could be gone soon. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner dish details from the set of Age of Ultron. Hugh Jackman talks about the chance for even more superhero crossovers. Fox has found its Frankenstein monster. Plus, hints for Orphan Black and Supergirl. To Me, My Spoilers!
Top image: Arrow.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Chris Evans offers a bit of insight on Steve Rogers' mindset going into the movie:
Well, there are more relationships in this movie, personal relationships, Cap has to witness and I think that does kind of make him question his own purpose in terms of, this is a guy that wanted the family, the wife and kids and stability and normalcy. He wants to serve his country, but what he really wanted in life was a normal life. Then he went into the ice and things changed. So it's a matter of, where is home? You know, he's always been a little lost and even in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] it's very much about well, what do I want? What am I supposed to be doing? What completes me? And in this one he kind of has to watch some of those relationships close and question, "Is that the end game?" Is that what he's fighting for?"
He also briefly teases a scene from the movie previously alluded to by Chris Hemsworth, discussing Scarlet Witch assaulting the Avengers with their worst fears:
How has the group dynamic evolved and how are the relationships developing?
Chris Evans: I don't think I can tell you that either. These are tough to give because you don't wanna give too many plot points away. I can see headlines now, and then I get a little talking to.
We are embargoed for quite awhile so you can tell us everything.
Chris Evans: Oh you are! Okay… Everyone has their own personal — Scarlet Which has a way of getting in your head. That's her ability so each one is kind of confronted with their own personal issues and demons and that kind of creates personal struggles as well as conflicts for the team. So, I don't wanna dive too deeply into each person's individual conflict but it's tense.
Jeremy Renner also teases that the movie will reveal where Hawkeye was while SHIELD imploded in The Winter Soldier:
One of the biggest questions that came out of Captain America 2 was because S.H.I.E.L.D. was falling, where was Hawkeye? Are we going to get a definitive answer to that question?
Jeremy Renner: You'll know, you'll know in this movie. It's actually a really wonderful secret reveal, it's pretty awesome.
We already reported the rumor that Drew Goddard will write and direct the next standalone Spider-Man movie, and that it'll be called Spectacular Spider-Man and feature a Spidey who's still in high school. But there's an added wrinkle that's been getting a lot of chatter in the past day or so.
Latino Review quotes an inside source saying that a "major part" of the first Spectacular Spider-Man movie "will involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the 'audition' to join the Avengers." The Sinister Six will be coming together throughout that movie, and might only become a fully-fledged supervillain team by the end of the film. Forbes speculates that that huge Marvel announcement that Robert Downey Jr. recently teased might just be the official confirmation that Iron Man will be the main antagonist in Spectacular Spider-Man. As with all unsourced rumors, though, take this with many grains of salt.
Also, Forbes' Scott Mendelson points out that with Spidey joining the MCU, Marvel also gains access to some of the comics' best villains, who could theoretically show up in other Marvel films.
Meanwhile, the Russo Brothers, directors of The Winter Soldier and Civil War, have signed a first-look picture deal with Sony, which some sites are taking to mean that they could be being considered by the company to helm the Marvel/Sony Spider-Man movie in 2017. [We Got This Covered]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Episode VIII
The Three-Body Problem
Filming on the adaptation of Liu Cixin's hit novel is currently underway in China. [CRI English]
Adam Scott has joined cast of this festive horror movie based on the Pagan demon that eats naughty children. [Empire]
Hugh Jackman is back, and he wants all the Wolverine crossovers to happen. This time he talks about being optimistic that the X-Men and the Avengers will one day cross over in the movies:
"You know, I think as an optimist I would love it. That's the best thing about comic books; you can just pitch these characters into each other.
"I'm surprised by what's happened with Spider-Man joining. You're in a very complex world where big, big sums of money are being spent for different franchises and so getting them together is difficult.
"Two years ago I'd have said you'd be a real optimist to think it'd ever happen, but weirdly now I just think it maybe could. I think there is the possibility that it will happen."
Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes took to social media recently to discuss filming emotionally taxing scenes featuring someone's departure from the show:
The episode in question is apparently 3.19, 'Broken Arrow', which is due to air in April. [ Spoiler TV]
TV Line's Michael Ausiello teases a new villain that will be introduced at the end of the season:
The show's Season 3 finale will introduce a major, formidable, fierce new foe for Oliver, and his reign of terror will continue well into Season 4. The mysterious character is being referred to internally as "Damian Dark," which got Matt Mitovich and I (but mostly MM) pulling up and skimming the Wiki page of one Damian Wayne. Get it? Damian Wayne. Son of the Dark Knight. They'd probably have to tweak the Bruce Wayne connection, but it's a plausible theory, no?
Agents Of SHIELD
Executive Producers Jed Whedon and Jeffrey Bell talk about how Skye's 'origin story' as an Inhuman will play out over the rest of the season:
Whedon: The origin story — regardless of how she got to that point, we are coming in in [episode] 11 with the very beginning of her realizing what really is going on. And unlike a film, we have many, many hours to play that out and to explore the different sort of emotional aspects of grappling with that huge change for someone who we've already seen is on a journey, trying to find herself and trying to find a place in the world.
Bell: Instead of montaging Spider-Man on the subway having fun for about three minutes learning his powers, we can actually explore what it means to go through that. At the beginning of the season, we tried to take Skye, who wasn't a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent at beginning of last year, and coming in this season, really grow her up as a character and as an agent, and I think Chloe did a lovely job of that through the first ten [episodes]. And then: birth of a superhero. Now, there's a whole new start and sort of entering us into whole new world of Inhumans, and what that means for her and what that means, how it effects other characters. Those are all really fun stories for us to explore. We think people get a kick out of that.
Once Upon a Time
Edward Kitsis discusses Cruella's role in the rest of the season:
But how far do her powers extend? Could she hold sway over fairy-tale creatures like unicorns? "We are actually going to test that theory — whether or not she can control magical creatures — in the second half of the season," co-creator Edward Kitsis tells TVGuide.com. Controlling magical creatures is only one step away from controlling magical beings that are part animal. If Cruella has this ability, then she could potentially have influence over her fellow Queens of Darkness Ursula (Merrin Dungey), who is part octopus, and Maleficent (Kristin Bauer Van Straten), who has the ability to take dragon form.
Whether or not Cruella would turn on her allies remains to be seen. But at least one resident of Storybrooke should be worried. Archie (Raphael Sbarge) owns a Dalmatian named Pongo, whom the EPs promise will make an appearance this season. "He will absolutely run into Cruella," Kitsis says. Gulp!
[ TV Guide]
Speaking of Cruella, here's a character poster. [ Spoiler TV]
Jeremy Jordan has been cast as Winslow Schott — in the show, he'll be a 'tech genius' who works alongside Kara at Catco, but in the comics Schott is the alter ego for Superman villain The Toyman. [ The Wrap]
Rob Kazinsky will play Frankenstein's Monster in the new modern day adaptation by Fox. Here's a brief description:
The drama, inspired by Mary Shelley's mythology, revolves around Pritchard (Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
The character is further described as athletic, strong and handsome; the Frankenstein "monster" who is the reanimated version of a much older Pritchard, a former Marine and county sheriff who was recently murdered. Brought back from the dead, Pritchard may have a new body, but his mind is still that of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon.
Here's brief synopsis of the first two episodes:
Season 3 | Episode 1 | Original Airdate: April 18th, 2015 | 9:00PM
Sarah pursues the missing Helena who is held in a faraway compound. Sarah must use her wiles – and acting chops – to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters' lives. Meanwhile, Cosima appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison and Donnie face newfound financial woes. But when the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive.
Season 3 | Episode 2 | Original Airdate: April 25th, 2015 | 9:00PM
Castor pursues the Leda clones for original tissue samples. Helena, who is pregnant and imprisoned, is examined by a mysterious new villain. The Castor boys are also out to play, toying with a frightened young woman, Patty, in a sexy switcheroo that ultimately sets Sarah – and Art – hot on the Castor trail. But it's not all fun and games for the Castor boys, as Sarah gleans they may have a mysterious defect that puts their lives in peril.
[ Spoiler TV]
Michael Ausiello teases the death of a major character coming as the current season wraps up. [TV Line]
Star Wars Rebels
Sarah Michelle Gellar will voice a character on the show in the second season. [ Deadline]
Alicya Debnam-Carey discusses Lexa and Clarke's kiss and the reaction from fans:
"I love how well-received that kiss was, and by such a young fan base," she adds, explaining that she's "still a novice" at Twitter and only recently learned what 'shipping is. "It's such a positive thing; this type of relationship isn't something you get to see too often on teen shows."
Of course, this being The 100, don't expect Clarke and Lexa to hash out their confusing feelings over a romantic, candlelit dinner for two. Ain't nobody got time for that.
"They're about to go battle, which is the most important thing right now for both characters," Debnam-Carey points out. "It's what they've been working towards all season; as for anything else, we'll have to wait and see."
[ TV Line]
TV Guide has an exclusive clip from 2.15. Meanwhile, here's another clip, where Bellamy breaks Echo out of confinement.
Here's a few première dates for upcoming Syfy shows: Olympus airs April 2nd, while Bitten and Lost Girl return April 17. [Multipleverses]
Person Of Interest
Hayley and Jackson discuss the birds and the bees in this clip from 'They All Asked For You'. [ Spoiler TV]
Finally, here's a slightly different different trailer for the brain-munching, crime-solving series to the one we saw yesterday.
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.