Agents of SHIELD is calling an Asgardian for help. Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World 2. Another Game of Thrones star denies the return of a character from the dead. Plus, Ben McKenzie talks Gotham’s lighter second season, new footage from The Good Dinosaur, and more. To Me, My Spoilers!
Batman v Superman
I think in a way ‘Batman v Superman’ is ‘Man of Steel 2’. ‘Justice League’ is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.
It’s interesting to note that Snyder doesn’t totally rule out a separate Man of Steel 2, but it hardly seems like it’s currently a big focus in DC’s cinematic output. [Coming Soon]
Jurassic World 2
Colin Trevorrow teases the followup to the film:
Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there… Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, ‘You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it.’ That to me is Jurassic World, that’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was. The second one, Jurassic World 2, and as we were driving we tried to find, what is the foundation? ‘Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?’ That’s why it’s exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out.
Ryan Reynolds on what drew him to the film and made it stand out:
Deadpool was different because there wasn’t a big budget attached to it. There was not a tremendous responsibility to meet some kind of bottom line. Those kinds of superhero movies when you’re out front, there’s a vast and quite frightening budget attached to them. This one had a super-reasonable budget, and it was subversive and a little bit different, and to me a little refreshing in the comic-book world. But you always have trepidation. When you’re out front, you have trepidation.
Speaking in the latest issue of Empire magazine, Director John Watts reveals that Peter Parker will be 15 years old during the events of the reboot film (and presumably during the events of Captain America: Civil War). [Comic Book]
Simon Kinberg plays up the scale of the film, describing it as “a bigger movie in both physical scale and I would say emotional stakes too because it is the culmination of this mini trilogy of stories” in a new video interview:
The Good Dinosaur
There’s a few new snippets of footage in this international trailer for the film.
Agents Of SHIELD
ABC have released a synopsis for the second episode of season three, “Purpose in the Machine”:
“Purpose in the Machine” – Fitz a1nd the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons, and Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.
Game Of Thrones
Speaking to TV Line at the Emmys, Maisie Williams vehemently denies the recent talk that Jon Snow is alive—despite very convincing evidence to the contrary, ranging from set reports to Harington himself:
He’s dead. Sorry! And the interview you’ve all read that thinks that Kit [Harington] spoiled it is fabricated.
Ben McKenzie says that the show is injecting a much-needed dose of humor into the second season:
There’s a lot of humor in this season — dark humor mainly — but some lighter stuff. What’s great about breaking free of the procedural style is that when you get into the characterizations, we have great actors who are able to pull off these characters. We get to have fun with it and really embrace the larger than life aspects of Gotham and all of its bizarre citizens, and it’s fun.
Cory Michael Smith discusses where Edward Nygma is at heading into the new season:
When we pick up, we’re picking up right at the end of Season 1 for the most part. Afterwards, we move along a couple of weeks. Jim Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) is kind of displaced, and then we realize when we meet Ed that Ed has been spending a couple of weeks in a similar state that he was in for those final episodes, except way more distressed. He’s been talking to himself. He’s cracked open. He’s literally cracked, and from his bruised head, what has emerged is what I like to think of as his ego and his id. These two fractions of him are battling. One is the Edward we know, and the other is the Edward who wants to be the Riddler. He certainly is not the Riddler you know.
Kiki Sukezane talks about her action-heavy character, Miko:
Miko… she is really unique and interesting character. She lives in Tokyo, Japan. She’s basically tracking down her missing father, while hiding the extraordinary secret that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Miko has so many action scenes. She loves all the Japanese sword fighting, and all the martial arts… I use a Naginata sword, which is like a long stick with a blade, and then I chop people.
The seventh episode of season four is titled “Brotherhood”:
Marc Webb discusses directing the pilot, and how the show connects to the film:
Did you feel like you were setting up a series, or making the sequel Limitless 2?
It was absolutely conceived of as a series. It’s sharing a world. It is in some sense a sequel but it’s really setting up characters that you’re going to enjoy spending time with for a very long time.
It’s definitely a sequel because Bradley Cooper appears as Eddie Morra.
I would say spinoff is more accurate.
Finally, the BBC have released a Dalek-laden promo image for “The Witch’s Familiar”:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Batman v Superman.