There’s one character from the Green Arrow comics that Arrow will never touch. Who is Matt Smith playing in Terminator Genisys? Find out where Hannibal could go after season three. Plus our first official look at the X-Files relaunch, and the first clip from Fear the Walking Dead. So many spoilers!
Star Trek 3
The movie has begun location filming in British Columbia. [Sci-Fi Pulse]
Fantastic Four/X-Men Crossover Film
Salt shakers at the ready, of course, but Latino Review is reporting that the two properties could potentially team up for a crossover film in 2018. But these plans reportedly depend on both Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four 2 being successful, and also X-Men: Apocalypse not underperforming.
Carlos Saldanha will direct the film, a monster movie set in a “world of cryptozoology”. [THR]
Captain America: Civil War
William Hurt discusses reprising his role as General “Thunderbolt” Ross:
I loved playing Ross the first time because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. And one that was as warped too. [Ross in Civil War] is different because it’s a different style. It’s a more modernized style. And what they’ve done is they’ve taken a character who was the Ross from the older film and made a new version. This is a much newer Ross. A much different Ross. And I liked that a lot. I haven’t had a lot of time to understand it, but I’m doing the best I can. And they haven’t fired me yet.
Ariane Labed has been cast in an undisclosed role. [Deadline]
Matt Smith remains tight lipped about the role he plays in the film:
What can you tell us about your character? Who are you?
Who am I? Well, my name is Matt. And I’m very excited to be a part of the new Terminator franchise. Obviously, I can’t talk in too much detail about the specifics of my character, but needless to say I have close interest and links to John Connor. So yeah. What else do you want to know? I love football!
Are you afraid of Skynet?
Am I afraid of Skynet? Everyone’s afraid of Skynet, aren’t they? Again, we’ll have to wait and see the actual specifics of what I am. But it’s going to be interesting, is all I can say. It’s a very interesting part for me to take on, and different to the stuff I’ve done in the past.
Bryan Fuller discusses where the show could go now that it has been cancelled by NBC:
There has been interest from a few different parties. It’s all about gauging how much of an interest and there’s certain avenues that I know we wouldn’t be able to do, for instance Netflix because our deal with Amazon precludes a Netflix component. So it’s not a good deal for them to make even though they’ve been so kind in terms of their enthusiasm for the show. The contract limits what they could do with it. The studio is talking with other venues to see how serious their interest is.
Does that include Amazon since it has the rights to the first two seasons?
Amazon makes the most sense, honestly, because they have been great partners with us for three seasons and we are exclusively streaming on Amazon. It feels like they have the interest in the program.
In the same interview, he teases the climax of the current season working as a finale for Hannibal as a whole:
What can you hint about what you had planned?
Oh no, I can’t give that away! That would ruin the third season ending. It all ties in. The end of the third season is pretty dramatic, so we can’t give that away.
Will there be closure for fans with that ending if the show isn’t picked up elsewhere?
There will be a huge move for the show and it will be as satisfying an ending as it would have been in the first two seasons. So if we had ended with Will taking the fall for Hannibal’s crimes that would be a satisfying ending. Or if Hannibal is actually laying all of his friends to waste and walking out in the rain, that would be a satisfying ending. And this ending for season three would be as satisfying.
Ryan Murphy discusses the show, adding that only four of the ensemble cast will survive to the end of the series:
Only four of them live. If you’re dead, you’re dead and only four of them live. The second season is the four remaining survivors playing the same characters going to a new ‘Scream Queens’ venue. Then we bring in other people and the death party starts again.
Charisma Carpenter has joined the cast as the mother of Ariana Grande’s character. [Shock till you Drop]
Agents Of SHIELD
Clark Gregg teases the arrival of the Secret Warriors. [CBR]
I guess what I can say... is what I know from the end of season two. The rogue element of the Inhumans has been more or less defeated and it seems like Coulson’s trying to bring his beloved Skye, who is more or less fully realized as Quake, into a new super secret team of powered agents, which very much sounds like something I know from the comics as ‘Secret Warriors,’ which is very exciting. It’s a really cool kind of rogue... quiet part of S.H.I.E.L.D. that gets very involved in some of the goings on that happen around ‘Civil War,’ which is the ‘Captain America 3’ film that’s shooting right now, which is a truly great chapter in Marvel Comics.
Tying in with talk of the Secret Warriors, the show’s Instagram account posted a picture of Skye with a “secret” message in the background that reads “Can You Keep A Secret?”. [CBR]
Gotham/Sleepy Hollow/Minority Report
Fox have announced the premiere of their Autumn shows. Gotham and Minority Report will air one after the other on September 21st, while Sleepy Hollow will air October 1st. [EW]
Kyle McLachlan briefly discusses when the series will start shooting again:
You start filming in September?
Yeah. Sort of the rough answer is fall–September, October. That’s when they anticipate beginning the process. That’s what I’ve heard to this point.
If you’ve read any of it can you share any initial impressions?
I have read a couple but I can’t share anything with you. I would love to, believe me. I can certainly say without hesitation, it’s going to be amazing.
Speaking on his tumblr account, Mark Guggenheim flatly stated that the show will never explore the character of Connor Hawke, Oliver Queen’s son who eventually becomes a version of the Green Arrow. [Spoiler TV]
Here’s the press release for “Reckoning”:
ETHAN REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT WAYWARD PINES TO ITS RESIDENTS ON AN ALL-NEW “WAYWARD PINES” THURSDAY, JULY 16, ON FOX Hope Davis (“Allegiance”) and Sarah Jeffery (“Rogue”) Guest-Star
After Harold attempts to break past the fence surrounding Wayward Pines, Ethan interrogates him about other insurgents who have gone off the grid. Meanwhile, Amy’s (guest star Sarah Jeffery) health takes a turn for the worse, Nurse Pam encourages Theresa to investigate Plot 33, Ben’s teacher, Megan Fisher (guest star Hope Davis), advises Ben to speak publicly about the current events effecting Wayward Pines and Ethan reveals the truth about the town to the residents in the all-new “A Reckoning” episode of WAYWARD PINES.
Fear the Walking Dead
Get a hint of the earliest stages of the zombie outbreak in this clip from the show. [CBR]
The Walking Dead
Here’s a behind the scenes video from the set of the show’s sixth season. [CBR]
Finally, Entertainment Weekly have a gallery of exclusive pictures from the return of the show.
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Fantastic Four.