Zack Snyder shoots down another Batman v Superman rumor. The new season of The X-Files will reveal the true nature of Dana Scully’s abductors. Star Wars: Episode VIII begins filming this month at a Force Awakens location. Plus, Candice Patton on Iris’ role in The Flash, and crazy Transformers 5 rumors. Spoilers!
Producer Deborah Snyder has confirmed that filming for the movie will begin this November. [Comic Book]
Prepare to lasso-of-truth the nearest pile of salt with this one, but Heroic Hollywood are reporting that the movie will allegedly be equally split between two time periods: the modern day, as well as the height of the Great War in the mid-to-late 1910s, presumably charting the first time Diana comes into contact with the world beyond Themyscira.
Merlin actor Bradley James has been cast in the movie. Although details about his role were undisclosed, it’s believed to be a villain. [Deadline]
Zack Snyder has flatly denied recent rumors that his son will play the role of Robin in the film:
There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them.
He also talks about the cameos in the film, beyond the three main heroes: “I try and stay central. There’s something really fun about bringing the other characters in, but it’s really about staying central to the real core mythology.” [Yahoo]
An Entertainment Weekly article originally claiming that reshoots for The Force Awakens would take place Irish island of Skellig Michael this month caused Lucasfilm to reach out and the deny the report—instead confirmed that filming will take place at Skellig later this month, but for the upcoming Episode VIII instead.
Jetfire voice actor Jeff Ryan has apparently claimed at a UK convention that the movie will feature dual plots: one with Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yaeger fighting a threat on Earth with the Dinobots, while Optimus Prime will venture into space to try and find the origins of the Autobots, and meet the Transformers’ original creators in some sort of pseudo-religious experience. [/Film]
Director Marcus Dunstan wants Gillian Jacobs for the lead in the film:
I really like this actress Gillian Jacobs, She’s known for all this comedy on ‘Community,’ and yet I didn’t know her from ‘Community’ first, I knew her from a movie called ‘Gardens of the Night,’ which is one of the most wrenching dramas, and she’s excellent. I thought, ‘I wonder if this great performer would do that again, would like to go there,’ and I think so.
When Marvel announced its Phase 3 films, it capped off the press event with an exclusive trailer that culminated with a shot of Thanos wielding the completed Infinity Gauntlet. The same shot has now appeared on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Age of Ultron, and thus has hit the internet in high quality. [CBM]
While discussing her relationship with Luke Cage actor Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter has confirmed that the series will feature a romantic relationship between Jones and Cage:
At the end of the day, I also knew Mike had my back, whether we were doing stunts together, or love-making scenes, which I’m not very comfortable with.
Gillian Anderson teases that the show’s return will touch upon the question of whether Scully was really abducted during the events of the original series:
Could she have been abducted by the government? That’s all I’m going to say. We might find out … in Season 10. Might. A little bit.
Candice Patton once again refutes Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg’s claims that Iris will adopt a leadership role at STAR Labs:
Things like ‘Iris West: New STAR Labs leader’ and it’s just like oh, God [laughs]. No, she’s not going to be the new Wells of STAR Labs.
She’s the one of the few people that can really talk to Barry and rally people when they need to be rallied. There’s a part early on in season two when she needs to do that...and get STAR Labs back in their footing. That’s kinda her role as a leader in that sense.
Katie Cassidy teases the evolution of Laurel Lance going into the fourth season:
I’m really happy because I like the direction they’ve gone with my character. I’m not the girlfriend or the love interest, I actually have my own storyline. I’m not just there to serve as a love interest. Yeah, I’m sure at some point, hopefully … not to be selfish on a personal level, they’ll cast someone to potentially be my love interest. It’ll probably happen and I like that I have my own storyline aside from Team Arrow as well; I have my own identity.
Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna Monroe), Alexandra Breckenridge (Jessie Anderson) and Austin Nichols (Spencer Monroe) have been promoted to series regulars in Season Six. [CBR]
Here’s a new piece of promo art for the upcoming season.
Jim Gordon gets fired in this clip from “Damned If You Do”.
Finally, Marc Guggenheim has confirmed that the series has entered production:
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Batman v Superman.