Robert Kirkman teases a new Fear the Walking Dead character. R. L. Stine talks monsters in the Goosebumps movie. Star Trek 3’s focus is on new worlds and new aliens, rather than referencing the past. Plus even more returning characters on Heroes Reborn, and new Mission Impossible footage. Behold, Spoilers!
R. L. Stine teases some of the monsters appearing in the film:
CS: What are some creatures and places from the books that will be brought to life in the movie that fans have never seen before in the show?
Stine: All the early monsters that are in the books. They all come out, they’re all there. The real evil one is Slappy the Dummy, he’s there, the Abominable Snowman from Pasadena is there, and lawn gnomes, HUNDREDS of lawn gnomes. They’re great, they’re really good.
CS: I’ve heard rumors of a giant praying mantis on set.
Stine: Yes, which was on the cover of “A Shocker on Shock Street,” it was a ride or something and there was a giant praying mantis, and this insect plays a very large part in the movie, it’s pretty horrifying. The effects I’ve seen are not finished but they’re terrific.
Laurence Fishburne is in talks to direct the Paulo Coelho novel, and Idris Elba is being lined up to star. [Deadline]
Director Justin Lin discusses the film:
As great as JJ’s films were, there’s still a lot to be mined from these characters. They haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity. Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate. By the time this movie comes out, Star Trek will have been around for 50 years.
Lin also discussed the movie’s approach to honoring Star Trek’s past:
It’s all new and fresh. The Klingons, Romulans and other species are great, but it’s time to go further. It has been fun to focus on creating whole new worlds and species.
Here’s another shot of the Cerebro set from Bryan Singer’s Instagram. [CBR]
Guns and Gadgets galore as Ethan Hunt goes up against the shadowy Syndicate in this new trailer. [/Film]
TV Line are reporting that the second episode of the show’s revival will be called “Home Again”. The episode is written by Glen Morgan, leading to speculation that the episode will be a follow up to the seminal classic episode that Morgan co-wrote, season four’s “Home”.
Robert Kirkman reveals details about one of the show’s new characters, Madison:
Madison is a character whose husband died. And she’s been raising her kids on her own, so she’s a character that has experienced a very abrupt change to her life that she has had to adapt to. So there’s an inherent strength in this single mother that makes her in some ways uniquely adapted to live in the zombie apocalypse. And I think Kim has shown that if you want to have a strong female character, a no-nonsense strong character —but with a lot of warmth, because its hard sometimes to find an actress that can have those two things and can be this leader and also have this warmth and this kindness to her—that’s something that Kim is very capable of.
Victor Garber briefly teases Firestorm’s future in both shows:
Robbie and I will be joined on the first episode of the (next) season of The Flash, and then we’ll see what happens.
David Castro has been cast as Raphael, “An elegantly handsome, well-dressed vampire”. [Spoiler TV]
Henry Simmons’s Mack has been promoted to series regular for season three. [TV Line]
Zachary Levi teases the morality of his character, Luke Collins:
He’s doing things for a reason, a reason that he’s convinced is the right thing to do, at least for the time being or whatever. But it’s a journey and I think all the characters in this show, they all start in one spot and they all end in another. It’s really big and a lot of things are going on. These things affect each of the characters. That definitely happens to my character as well. I so badly want to say more to all this, but it would be total spoiler alert and I’d get fired and that would be a bummer.
The same TV Junkies report also confirms that the character of Micah Sanders is returning in the new series.
Here’s some promo pictures from “The Dance of Dragons”. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, here’s a batch of promo pictures from “Momento Mori”. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: X-Files: I Want To Believe.