The Falcon may get a big nod to his comic book roots in Civil War. Suicide Squad set photos reveal a new character. The Flash is getting its own Felicity Smoak. Matthew Vaughn gives an update on the Kingsman sequel. And a set video of the X-Files revival offers hints on Mulder and Scully’s relationship. Spoilers!
Captain America: Civil War
Joblo has another round of rumors for the film, discussing the costumes of certain characters:
FALCON and “REDWING”:
While we’ve already seen The Falcon’s new costume, it’s to note that he’ll also be adding wrist lasers and grappling hooks, as well as a very familiar friend, albeit in a very different form. Comic fans have been wondering if we’ll see Sam Wilson’s famous telepathically-linked bird Redwing in the MCU for a while. Well, you will and you won’t, depending on how you look at it. Redwing will be featured as The Falcon’s helper/sidekick in CIVIL WAR, although there’s one big difference; Redwing will be a robotic drone, obviously “linked” to him, but not quite telepathically.
Cap’s Chainmail Armor:
And, finally, we have word that Cap will finally add his trademark chainmail armor to his suit, which has long been a staple of his uniform.
Much more at the link.
Speaking to Yahoo, Director Matthew Vaughn discussed writing the sequel’s script, and potentially returning to direct:
Well, the good news is that I’m writing it next door at the moment. If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. We are doing our damndest to make that happen...
...I’m in love with these characters and I want to work with them again so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of [me] tending not to make sequels.
Elizabeth Banks is in negotiations to direct the film adaptation of the YA novel. [THR]
Here’s a new featurette on the role of the original Terminator (dubbed “The Guardian”) role in the film:
Here’s some pictures of Common on set, sparking rumors the rapper is playing comics character The Tattooed Man:
Marvel would really like to remind you that they also made The Avengers in this set of posters. More at the link. [Film School Rejects]
Here’s a new international Russian poster. [Comic Book]
TV Line has discovered a casting call for a new romantic interest for Barry Allen in the show’s second season. Wendy is a police officer at Central City PD, and according to the site, the casting call directly refers to her as personality as “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow”.
They also discovered a casting for a “a classically handsome, square-jawed hero in his 30s to early 40s” for the series. The character is called John Clark — presumably a fake name in homage to the classic DC Comics letterer of the same name. [TV Line]
Grant Bowler discusses season 3:
I’m biased because I play him, but I love what happens with my guy this season. I asked Kevin for something to keep Nolan preoccupied aside from Irisa, because he tends to run around after her a lot, and what he delivered was unbelievable. For the first time, Nolan becomes vulnerable in the sense that he falls down. He has always been this kind of unstoppable force of pragmatism that keeps marching forward no matter what happens, and in Season 3 he stumbles and falls, and he can’t get up. As a result, we have this development in that [father/daughter] relationship where for the first time she has to become the adult. She has to pick him up off the ground and put him back together, and that was great to play.
Rob Thomas says that Aly Michalka will return to the show as Peyton in season 2, after her absence in the season finale:
There were a certain number of episodes we could use her for, and we had used up our allotment, plus she was doing a pilot (ABC’s Chevy). And if that pilot [is picked up], you might not get her back, so we had to write her in a way that if she didn’t come back, that we’d at least have a reason. Since Chevy didn’t make the cut at ABC, She is available to us again, and we hope to see more of her.
The Vampire Diaries
Annie Wersching’s Lily Salvatore will return for an arc next season. [The Wrap]
Agents Of SHIELD
Season 3 will premiere on September 29th. [Den of Geek]
Game of Thrones
HBO released some photos from Sunday’s season finale, “Mother’s Mercy,” in which: “Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei (Lena Headey) seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.” Here they are:
Under The Dome
Here’s the press release for the first two episodes of season 3:
“Move On” and “But I’m Not” – The residents of Chester’s Mill appear both inside and outside the Dome following their mysterious encounter in the tunnels beneath the town. As the Dome begins to reveal its ultimate agenda, the townspeople are forced to question what and whom they can trust as fresh threats appear, new residents emerge and surprising alliances form, on the two-hour third season premiere of UNDER THE DOME.
Here’s some new set pictures from current filming, revealing a slightly new look for the Twelfth Doctor:
Mulder and Scully share a brief kiss in this set video. [CBR]
Fear The Walking Dead
Here’s a new poster. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, here’s three sneak peek clips for “Collision”. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Game of Thrones.