Spider-Man’s role in Civil War may be a bit smaller than previously thought. Ant-Man and The Wasp gets some writers. See Carrie Fisher’s daughter in action in The Force Awakens. Plus, behind the scenes on Civil War, what’s to come when Arrow returns, and a look at TMNT 2’s goofy new villains. Spoilers!
Although there’s been talk of Spider-Man’s role in the movie being much larger than the initially presumed cameo appearance, Tom Holland wants you to lower your expectations. He says it’s by no means a prominent role, saying he only filmed on the movie for one to two weeks:
I don’t even know what Civil War is about. I was only working on it for a week or two weeks or something. So they offered for me to read the script, and I said ‘No, I don’t want to read it, because I’ll be doing all these interviews and I’ll end up telling secrets and stuff. I’ve got such a big mouth.’ So I actually don’t know what it’s about. I’m going to watch this film as an audience member, rather than someone who is in it. I’ll be like, ‘I wonder what my bits are about?’
Jeremy Renner has shared a behind the scenes image of Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch on social media.
Speaking of Spider-Man, Holland briefly elucidates on the elements from past Spider-Men he’ll pick up on in his portrayal:
At the moment, there’s going to be both things from Tobey [Maguire] and Andrew’s [Garfield] character that I’m going to steal. But there’s one very specific path that [director] Jon [Watts] and I agree on and we’d like to take the character down and explore his background.
Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari have signed on to co-write the film. [Deadline]
Showbiz 411 is reporting that Rebecca Ferguson will become the first major Mission Impossible actress to reprise her role in a sequel: she’s allegedly signed on to return as Ilsa Faust.
Lawrence Kasdan discusses the fragility of Kylo Ren:
That’s why we were so excited about Adam playing this part, because there’s never been a character like Kylo in the saga. No, he hasn’t got his shit all together. Adam acts it so beautifully because you expect, “Oh, this is some evil genius,” but what you’re getting is all the contradictions and the conflict that people feel, any one of us can feel at any moment. That’s what’s so amazing about it and I think that’s what’s unique about what Adam has done.
Here’s a new featurette promoting the film’s production in the U.K.
People has officially revealed a first look at Billie Lourd—the daughter of Carrie Fisher—in the film Lourd plays a minor role as a member of the Resistance’s Command Room staff, and can be seen sporting a similar bun hairstyle to the iconic ‘do worn by her mother in A New Hope.
Sheamus and Gary Williams have revealed their looks as Bebop and Rocksteady.
AMC is adapting Joe Hill’s horror novel about a psychic young woman’s war against a man who steals the soul of children. [Deadline]
Fox have officially announced that the series will return in Summer 2016, for a run of 10 more episodes.
Tone Bell has been cast as Scott Evans, the new editor of Central City Picture News (and Iris’ new boss). According to Variety, Evans will “push Iris (Candice Patton) and all his reporters to dig deeper into their stories and report the truth about what’s really happening in Central City.”
Another episode title has been released: Episode 8, “Night of the Hawk.”
Lev Grossman has revealed that Syfy will run the season premiere early with a “secret” showing next week.
Here’s a new teaser for the midseason return of the show, “Blood Debt”.
Finally, Mary Louise and Valerie butt heads over Julian in a new clip from “Cold as Ice”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: The Amazing Spider-Man 2.