Daredevil adds a host of new characters, including a villain who's reformed in the comics. Rumors abound for the villain for Suicide Squad. Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger talks fighting himself for Terminator Genisys. And our first look at Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. Spoilers await!
Top image: Daredevil.
Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez is back with more rumors for this villain-team-up movie's... villain: apparently, it's Antiphon and the Onslaught Terrorist squad, whom Gonzalez describes as hunting down superheroes and supervillains alike for their own nefarious means. As usual with all these rumors, a pinch of salt is required. [via CBR]
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with The Arnold Fans about filming the fight sequences between himself and the old '1984' version of himself for the movie:
I got myself in shape and felt great, the way I looked in the movie. I think it's going to be a great movie with great surprises, none of which you can see in the trailer, simply because of the visual FX... to recreate me from 1984, every single frame has to be recreated... and it's quite a long scene. The idea is in 1984 when you see me walking across naked to those punks and say "Give me your clothes,"... now the scene changes. As I (the young Arnold) say 'Give me your clothes,' suddenly you hear a voice behind me say 'You won't need them.' So the Terminator turns around to check out who is that, and all of a sudden he sees himself, which is me the way I look now, and I'm there with a shotgun, and I just blast away at him.
Several members of the supporting cast for the series have been announced, including two comic book characters from Daredevil's past. The first is Rob Morgan as Turk Bennett, described as a "smalltime criminal" in Hell's Kitchen, who in the comics was a member of the Thunderbolt gang and an associate of Kingpin. And the second is Melvin Potter, a machinist "caught between a rock and a hard place". In the comics, Potter is the alter ego of The Gladiator, one of Daredevil's first supervillain foes who eventually reformed as a hero and staunch supporter of the character.
Four new characters were revealed as well: Peter Shinkoda as Nobu, a Japanese businessman "with an agenda all his own", Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, a "powerful woman running her own trade", and Gideon Emery and Nikolai Nikolaeff as brothers Vladimir and Anatoly, immigrants looking to "forge new names for themselves in America.". [Marvel]
Warning: Book Spoilers are mentioned after the quote, along with a bit of speculation. If you want to avoid them, skip down to the next section.
We've already brought you the first look at Arya's new outfit from Entertainment Weekly's big blowout on the fifth season, but here's a few more details from EW's coverage. Here's David Benioff on the upcoming season:
"Worlds are colliding," executive producer David Benioff said of the new season. "One of the things we've been most excited about from the beginning of the series is we've had all these fall flung story lines across Westeros and Essos which almost never cross. Now some of these characters start to head on a collision course for each other."
The story also teases that characters that live on in the books will die on the show this season, and there will be three weddings too. How can there be three weddings? Two come to mind immediately, but the third is somewhat mysterious.
Book Spoilers: Presumably the first two weddings are Tommen and Margaery's wedding and Daenerys and Mereenese nobleman Hizdahr zo Loraq's. And the third is... a marriage we've yet to see even in the books? The only potential other candidates, based on the books, could be Princess Myrcella to Trystane Martell (as we know the show will spend time in Dorne this season), or Ramsey Bolton to the fake Arya Stark/Jeyne Pool (a book plot the show has yet to use). Feel free to speculate away at who could tie the knot in the comments.
[Entertainment Weekly via Coming Soon]
There's also a few more images from the coverage - go here to see the rest of the covers for the special issue, and go here to see more of the first official pictures of the Sand Snakes. [via Coming Soon and Entertainment Weekly]
Tim DeKay will co-star in the show as Rob Kazinsky's FBI partner Duval Pritchard. Here's Deadline with a description of the show's premise:
Frankenstein centers on Ray Pritchard (Hall), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Privy to information only a dead man could possess, this former Marine and L.A. County Sheriff (Kazinsky) teams with his son, FBI Agent Duval Pritchard (DeKay), to take down the bad guys. However, though his body is new, his thoughts and desires are of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon.
Dilshad Vadsaria has also joined the cast in a major role, playing Mary Goodwin, the head of a "Cyber empire" she built with her brother. [Deadline]
Here's Adam Godley on his character, Powers department Captain Emile Cross:
"He could see that having somebody who had been a Power who no longer had that power would have a particular insight, so he persuaded him to join the newly-formed Powers Division," Godley told us, before explaining a bit about where the Powers Division stands in the scheme of things.
"It's very low down on the totem pole, when we start the series," he said. "It's very underfunded; it's a bit of a laughing stock. They're not seen as being particularly effective, but that possibly changes as the season goes on," he teases. "But I think they have a slightly combative relationship, but I think Emile is very aware of how uniquely useful Christian is to the department."
Jake McDorman will play the lead in CBS's pilot for a TV show based on the 2011 movie. McDorman will play Brian Sinclair, the character originated by Bradley Cooper, a man who discovers the power of a mysterious drug and is coerced into helping solve cases with the FBI with his new abilities. [Deadline]
Danny Trejo will return to the TV adaptation of the film series, not this time as Razor Charlie, but as a new character, The Regulator, a "horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand". [Coming Soon]
Tyler Hoechlin has left the show as a regular cast member ahead of the fifth season — according to producer Jeff Davies, Hoechlin and his character Derek haven't left the show permanently, and could return in the future. [TVLine]
Jason Rothenberg offers a brief tease of where the show will go in its third season:
We told the story of Mount Weather in full, so in Season 3, we're going to tell a different story. It's going to feel like the same show — it's populated by the same people in the same world — but we're going to expand the playing field yet again.
TV Guide sat down with Ian Somerhalder to discuss how the revelation his mother is still alive will effect Damon:
How is Damon handling the information about his mom? Is he in denial or is he searching for answers?
Somerhalder: I think that's the question. The two most important women in his life, Katherine and his mother, abandoned him and didn't love him. That's a gnarly thing. So, he's going to spend some time trying to find out what really happened. It's a brutal thing for him to go through and he's going to have to figure it out.
Things are finally good between Damon and Elena. Will that last?
Somerhalder: I don't think that's absolutely going to happen, but I think they're trying. The situation is very intense and it's hard. But you definitely see [him putting in effort] and you don't always see that side of him. So, that's cool.
Stefan discovers Caroline has ran off in this clip from The Downward Spiral.
Suspicious of where her true loyalties lie, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) invites Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to the compound in order to gain more insight into her past with Dahlia. After a series of strange visions, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) begins to realize the body she's inhabiting is attempting to regain control. With Rebekah's life on the line, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) puts his bargaining skills to the test when he turns to Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who may have some knowledge that could help them. Lastly, at the bayou, Jackson's (guest star Nathan Parsons) frustrations grow after Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell) questions his leadership skills.
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders.