The Star Wars/Marvel Crossover Rumor That's Too Weird To Be True

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Could another Wolverine movie be coming soon? Michiel Huisman reveals what's next for Daario and Daenerys on Game of Thrones. Get the first look at Ben McKenzie in action as Jim Gordon on Gotham. Find out which Flash characters will be dropping by on Arrow. Plus, how will Marvel introduce new characters to the Avengers? Spoilers now!


Star Wars

There's almost no chance that this is true, but the latest issue of Boy's Life magazine is apparently claiming that Episode VII will show Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, as the creator of C-3PO and R2-D2. Besides the utter insanity of that, it does contradict The Phantom Menace, which had Anakin Skywalker building Threepio on Tatooine. A scan from the magazine is below.


Update: And apparently it's an early April Fools joke. We should have known! [h/t Evie]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Kevin Feige recently talked about how much we'll learn about the Avengers sequel on tonight's special Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, saying that, although there's no footage yet, there will be "more than a peek" at what's in store. More in-depth was his answer about James Spader's Ultron:

Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie. That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [on the big screen]? Also our bad guy is great. I think people are going to be very, very excited to see what we're doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron. We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job. Again, for us it's always about subverting expectations. Whenever you think you know what's coming next, we surprise people or deliver it in a slightly unexpected way. And Spader is doing that with Mr. Ultron.


[ via Coming Soon]

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johannson spoke to the Guardian about why she took the part of an alien preying on men in Scotland:

I heard Jonathan [Glazer] was making a film and originally it was a very different story. But I met him, and it was very clear that he was struggling to figure out what he was doing with it, and what had attracted him to it. It wasn't his passion project but there was something in the idea of having a character that was an alien that could give him the freedom to be completely observant without any judgment. I think we were both interested in that. I thought it would be incredibly challenging to play a character that's free of judgment, that has no relationship to any emotion I could relate to. And for me, at this point, I think it much more interesting for me to look at something and know that I can play it, but not know how, rather than to look at something and go, 'Ah, I can do that.' And then just do it.


[The Guardian]


Answering the question on Twitter, director James Mangold said that the next standalone Wolverine movie is, as of now, scheduled for right after X-Men: Apocalypse:


[via Coming Soon]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Speaking of X-Men, here's an Instagram teaser. [Coming Soon]


The Maze Runner

From Digital Spy comes the very first poster for this teen dystopian movie. [Digital Spy via First Showing]

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Here's a promo centered around Maleficent's "stolen" wings. [via Coming Soon]

Gotham has the first set photos showing Ben McKenzie in character as Jim Gordon. Go here for more.

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Orphan Black

Maria Doyle Kennedy says season 2's Mrs. S. will hearken back to her past activist self:

There's a lot of information she hasn't given out yet, but her very active past is referred to a lot in season 1. You do get to know she was one of those people who was a protester and an activist and who squatted and who was constantly fighting. Sometimes, I think, her actions maybe didn't achieve the outcome she wanted, or perhaps were even misdirected but you know she always had a very good moral compass. She was always on the side of the underdog or she was certainly fighting the good fight. But also you get to see the incredible maternal and tender side of her, as well, particularly in the way she reacts and interacts with Kira and her protection and her very loving care for her, and you get to see her be nurturing. I think in season 2 you get to see more of what she was like 20 years ago — what she was as a fighter, as an activist, because the pressure's on, that's required again, so she's able to slip into that pretty easily.


She also spoke about Mrs. S.'s relationship with Sarah:

They've always had a very difficult relationship, but I think that they're very alike. That's one of the things that's always been very difficult between them. Mothers and daughters often have a particularly difficult time, anyway, certainly as their daughter is coming into her own power as a woman. There often is a lot of friction. I personally only have sons, so it's quite a different thing, but I know from my friends who have daughters and for my goddaughters, the dynamic can be very fractious — particularly if they're alike. And I think that's one of the things about them, that Sarah is really like Mrs. S. She's a rebel. She's absolutely stubborn as stubborn is or stubborn can be, so they're just constantly like that anyway. If there were no other drama going on, there would be that constant butting of heads. I think it's clear there's still a very deep love there, but I think Mrs. S' priority is constantly to keep Kira out of things, to not put her in danger. She's still young enough that she hasn't been touched by any of this, she hasn't been affected, she still is truly a young innocent. And I think that's constantly her main motive, is to keep her away so that she doesn't become tainted from everything that's going on.


[Entertainment Weekly]

Game of Thrones

Michiel Huisman previewed what season 4 has in store for Daario and Daenerys:

How in this season does Daario challenge Daenerys' existing relationships with the men in her life — Jorah, Barristan and Grey Worm?
Daario is a very direct character, and doesn't necessarily tread lightly where other characters might be a little more politically correct when dealing with their leader. That's a little challenging for Dany.

In the books, Daenerys' thoughts on Daario are very obvious because we get her perspective. Since we won't get that in the show, can you tease how their relationship evolves?
[Pauses] I think that's one of the things that will be exciting to see where it goes to. By the end of last season, we know that there's tension and that's it. I don't really what to say about it without giving anything away. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens there.


[Zap 2 It]

Here's a behind-the-scenes featurette on filming in Belfast. [via SpoilerTV]

Around the same time the showrunners told Vanity Fair they aim to end the show after seven or eight seasons, they also told Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming season four is crucial because of that time limit: "If we're going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point." And they sounded pretty definite that seven seasons is a good number: seven kingdoms, seven gods, seven seasons. [EW]


Also, episode five of this season is called "First of His Name," suggesting it'll be the crowning of King Tommen. [Latin Times]



In episode 19 of this season, airing in April, we'll be introduced to two Flash characters: Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), a bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé in the particle accelerator accident at S.T.A.R. Labs and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) a "young genius" at S.T.A.R. Labs.


Marc Guggenheim explained the thinking behind bringing these Flash characters to Arrow:

The idea of bringing in those characters really, really appealed to us because it allowed us to honor our original intention [of] doing something Flash-related around Episode 19 or 20 without … basically paying Grant Gustin to sit around with his eyes closed/unconscious the whole episode. This episode is really cool. It allows us to further flesh out the Flash universe on Arrow.


[TV Line]

Guggenheim also confirmed that the Suicide Squad, introduced this week, will be returning past that episode. In addition, Guggenheim said that Thea will learn her true parentage soon and there will be more "Olicity" moments this season. Finally, at least one other person will learn Oliver's identity before the end of the season:

I would say it's going to go up before the end of the year. By the finale, more people will know than currently do.


That may include Detective Lance, with Guggenheim saying:

I will say episode 19 pretty definitely answers that question as far as Lance is considered and the answer to that will surprise you. It is not something that you would expect.


[TV Fanatic]


Jensen Ackles teased an upcoming throwdown between Dean and Abaddon:

I will say that I do know that that will come to a head. There will be a blow out there, and Dean will get the fight that he's been looking for.


[E! Online]

The 100

The show won't just follow the juvenile delinquents sent to Earth, we'll also see the government up on the space station. Here's Isaiah Washington on his character, Chancellor Jaha:

[He's like] what we know as the chancellor of Germany or the President of the United States or other nations. The space station came together in what was 13 and now 12 parts. Imagine a huge, giant Lego, I mean, the ultimate Lego of 12 space stations from other nations.


Henry Ian Cusick said that his Councillor Kane will butt heads with Jaha and another councillor, Abigail Griffin:

[T]here's always friction between the three of us, Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington), Councillor Abby (Paige Turco), and my character. So we're always trying to figure out what's best and how to proceed, and there's a lot of disagreements. And there's an attempt on Jaha's life, and we don't know who did it. And then we find out I did do it. There's a lot of intrigue and uncertainty on the spaceship and a very high body count.


Cusick also previewed his favorite moments of the first season:

[T]here's an episode coming up, the next episode, which I just read. I think that's probably my favorite episode. It's 111. I can't really tell you too much about it because we're coming to the end of the season. We only do 13 episodes. But that will be a lot of action. There's also another scene, which I've never seen before on television, where it's quite a large catastrophe. And it will be interesting I'll be curious to know how the audience take to it because even I, reading it and I rarely get surprised by anything was like, "Wow, they're actually going to do that." I've said way too much.


[TV Equals]

Once Upon a Time

Now that the Wicked Witch/Zelena has been revealed as Regina's half-sister, Lana Parilla described the difference between the two:

She wants to hurt people for different reasons than the evil queen wanted to kill Snow White. Their costumes are very similar, but their intentions are very different, like they're fighting for different causes. She wants to hurt people for different reasons. She's wicked.


[E! Online]

Speaking of Zelena, here's the description of episode 3.14, "The Tower":


Rebecca Mader ("Lost") Guest Stars as Zelena

"The Tower" – While Emma, David, Regina and Hook continue their search for the Wicked Witch, she, in turn, is planning a dark surprise for David, and Zelena's prisoner is powerless under her watch as she plots her next course of action against the townspeople. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was in the previous year, Prince Charming stumbles upon Rapunzel, who is trapped inside a tower, and must help her confront her fears in order for her to be free, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, MARCH 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Raphael Sbarge as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood and Alexandra Metz as Rapunzel.

"The Tower" was written by Robert Hull and directed by Ralph Hemecker.


And here's the promo for the same episode. [via K Site TV]

Doctor Who

Speaking to Yahoo!, Paul McGann said that he'd be willing to return again, like he did for the minisode that aired before the 50th anniversary episode:

If the same thing were to happen again and Moffat were to say 'Would you come back and do it and I'll write it?' Why wouldn't I want to do it? If it's going to be that quality, why wouldn't you want to do it?


[Yahoo! via Den of Geek]

The Walking Dead

Here are a bunch of previews for episode 4.15, "Us." [via Coming Soon]

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Here's the description for the season finale, "And Then They Lived. . ."


"And They Lived…" – The all-powerful Jafar succeeds in making his father love him and forcing Anastasia into thinking she loves him. After Alice, Amara and Cyrus escape, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky and calls upon an army of dead soldiers to do his bidding. Meanwhile, Alice and the White Rabbit raise their own army to fight Jafar for the realm and a final confrontation between Alice and Jafar takes place at the Well of Wonders on the season finale of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," THURSDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" stars Sophie Lowe as Alice, Michael Socha as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, Emma Rigby as The Red Queen with Naveen Andrews as Jafar and John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit."And They Lived…" guest stars include Peta Sergeant as the Jabberwocky, Zuleikha Robinson as Amara, Raza Jaffrey as Taj, Whoopi Goldberg as Mrs. Rabbit, Brian George as Old Prisoner, Benjamin Wilkinson as White Knight, Toby Levins as Sentry, Christian Bower as Jafar's Guard, Leah Gibson as Nyx, Dejan Loyola as Rafi, Shaun Smyth as Edwin, Heather Doerksen as Sarah, Ben Cotton as Tweedle #2, Kylie Rogers as Millie and Amelia Wilkinson as Alice's Daughter.

"And They Lived" was written by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Zack Estrin and directed by Kari Skogland.

"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Zack Estrin are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios. This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.



Penny Dreadful

Here's a featurette showing creator and executive producer John Logan discussing the development of the show. [SpoilerTV]


Here's the description for episode 5, "Insomnia":


"Insomnia" – Bellamy struggles to keep Jacob safe from outside forces. But a tragic incident from his past as a cop continues to haunt him. Elaine is pressured to find out where dad Caleb hid the stolen bank money before the FBI comes to town and learns the truth about Arcadia. Maggie delivers shocking news to Rachael, and Caleb gives Bellamy a chilling warning, on "Resurrection," SUNDAY, APRIL 6 (9:00-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Resurrection" stars Omar Epps as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith as Henry Langston.

Guest starring are Kathleen Munroe as Rachael Braidwood, Lori Beth Sikes as Janine Hale, Jason Alexander Davis as the deputy, and Kyle Beasley as the boy from Bellamy's dream.

"Insomnia" was written by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters and directed by Christopher Misiano.




Go here for more photos from episode 1.03, "Origin." [SpoilerTV]

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Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm


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OK, so that Marvel/Star Wars thing is waaaaaay too batshit. Did they stumble on some cross-over fanfiction and decided to run with it? I mean, I totally would read that FF, but it is not real.

And OUAT: stop introducing new characters! You barely have enough time to talk about the ones you already have (in fact, I'd say you don't have enough time. What happened to Cinderella???)

Take a breather. Tell me another story about Dr Whale and his steam punk world. What's going on with Mulan? Last we heard she joined Robin Hood's Merry Men. Where is she? And Hansel and Gretl! I need follow up!!