Joe Quesada discusses Ms. Marvel’s future in TV and film. Chadwick Boseman talks up Black Panther’s tone. J.K. Simmons discusses working on the set of Justice League. Plus, new footage from Blair Witch, and Supernatural calls in an old friend to fight Hitler. Spoilers Get!
Chadwick Boseman discusses the tone of the film with CBR:
It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love “Ant-Man.” But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an “Ant-Man.” I’m glad that the tone of [“Black Panther”] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.
After many delays—and even Relativity going into bankruptcy—filming has been confirmed to begin in January 2017. [The Wrap]
Joe Quesada tells CBR to expect characters like Ms. Marvel to become important parts of their transmedia operations—including possible TV and Film appearances:
Another great example of this: Ms. Marvel. If we had put this book out 10 years ago, it probably would never have succeeded. Not only did we find the audience, but we had the right people on the book and we had the right editor on the book, the right creators on the book. And now we have a character that’s very recognizable — very, very quickly. That doesn’t happen a lot.
Who knows where Ms. Marvel’s going to end up. You can be sure that, somewhere down the road, she will be a part of the future of Marvel in other media.
J.K. Simmons has wrapped filming. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he revealed that his scenes are mostly with Batman:
Yeah, mostly with Ben. In this first installment of the Justice League, Commissioner Gordon is not a particularly sizable part. We just kind of introduce him and see a little bit of his interactions with Batman — and with most of the Justice League. That was a really fun set. Zack [Snyder] runs sort of a big, happy family and it’s obviously, in many ways, a very different work environment when you’re working on a big, giant movie like that than a relatively small movie like The Meddler. But at the end of the day, the director is the one who sets the tone. And one of the things that Zack and Lorene have in common is they’re just nice, smart, competent, fun people that you don’t mind spending a 12-hour day with.
The first clip features Jackie Chan’s Master Wu battling a chicken:
Here are a few new TV spots for the film:
Speaking to fans during a break from filming, Peter Capaldi remarked that the show will return following this year’s Christmas special in April 2017—earlier than expected, as the show has been held for the autumn months for the last three seasons.
Chris Conner and Ato Essandoh have joined the cyberpunk Netflix series. Conner will play a “centuries-old, highly evolved Artificial Intelligence” inhabiting the psyche of Edgar Allen Poe while running a luxury hotel. Essandoh, meanwhile, will play Vernon Elliot, an ex-marine trying to bring his family back together. [Deadline]
Adam Rose will reprise his role as Aaron Bass for a season 12 episode in which Sam and Dean battle Hitler. You know, as you do. [TV Line]
Here’s a press release for the third episode of season two, the delightfully titled “Hero Fears Imminent Rot”:
NEW YORK CITY BOMBINGS —Weller and the team must race the clock to stop a series of escalating New York City bombings, while Jane is forced to go on an assassination mission to prove her loyalty...or suffer the consequences.
Another image of Ghost Rider—distinctly not on fire—has been released. [TV Line]
Showrunner Cheo Hodari Cokerhas started sharing behind-the-scenes pictures from the shoot in the rundown to the show’s arrival on Netflix.
New pictures from “Out of Time,” which features the gang hanging out with Albert Einstein behind a fish truck, have been released. More at the link. [Cosmic Book News]
Finally, episode seven of the next season, written by Jane Espenson, is titled “Heartless.”
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.