The Wicked + The Divine is coming to Television. Margot Robbie swoops into action in new Suicide Squad set pictures. Another comic book character becomes a season regular on Gotham. Plus, Bryan Fuller teases a “drop the mic” finale to the new season of Hannibal, and more Heroes Reborn casting. Spoilers Now!
Andre Tricoteux has confirmed, through a statement celebrating wrapping on the film, that he will be doing the mo-cap performance for Colossus.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
WWE star Sheamus will play Rocksteady, alongside Gary William’s Bebop. [Coming Soon]
Joblo has an update on the two Mark Miller adaptations: Gary Whitta has turned in a script for Starlight to Fox while the studio looks for a director, and casting has already begun on Chrononauts.
Independence Day 2
William Fichtner has joined the cast as a general in the film, a role that will apparently expand into a larger role in two future Independence Day films. [Deadline]
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2/The Belko Experiment
James Gunn has taken to Facebook to announce more casting for the film: Steve Agee, Adria Arjona, Sean Gunn and Owain Yeoman have all been cast as Belko Employees.
In the comments on the same post, Gunn also confirmed that two Marvel Cosmic elements — the Shi’ar Empire and Kang the Conqueror — will not feature in the Guardians sequel, as they are owned by Fox. [Facebook]
Captain America: Civil War
Hayley Atwell has been tweeting from the set of the film, including being in makeup, seemingly confirming that Peggy Carter will have some sort of role in the film — made even more interesting by recent rumors that the elderly modern day version of the character will die during the movie. [CBR]
Margot Robbie rides into action on a motorbike in some new set pictures, as well as another shot of Batman in the Batmobile. [CBR]
Colin Trevorrow will not return to direct a sequel. [Bad Taste]
Here’s a new TV spot with a brief taste of new footage. [Coming Soon]
Bryan Fuller discusses the third season’s finale:
Do you have a clear idea of how you want to end the show overall? You know that ‘drop the microphone’ moment from Hannibal at the end of season two, do you have that for say, three seasons down the line in mind?
We have another ‘drop the mic’ moment at the end of this season. Once again, we approach this show always working under the assumption that every season is our last season. We have an ending to this season that is shocking and striking and sad and earned, and we also have a way to un-paint ourselves out of that corner should there be a fourth season.
Part of what made season two such a satisfying fan experience was seeing seeds sown back in season one – Abigail Hobbs, Miriam Lass – crop up. Were there other seeds sown back then that are being harvested in season three?
Yes, there are a few seeds that crop up in season three. The beauty of season two is that we laid so many of the stones down, that we were able to take a clear path. A lot of seeds that were laid down in season two—the Mason Verger story, where Will Graham and Hannibal’s relationship was left—we get to mine those in an exciting way in the third season, particularly in the first half, which is our Italian half of the season. Gillian Anderson’s character, Bedelia Du Maurier, has a very significant role in that arc. There’s lots in season two that sets up that first chunk, then when we get into the latter half of the season, which is the Red Dragon story, there are still repercussions from the past joining through that second arc.
The Wicked + The Divine
The hit comic book about 12 men and women chosen to become gods (and given two years to live) has been optioned for a series by Universal. [Deadline]
Chris Chalk’s Lucius Fox has been promoted to series regular. [TV Line]
Nazneen Contractor has been cast as a “mysterious” character called Farah. [Deadline]
TV line has five teasers for the upcoming season premiere:
- Long-suffering Lydia fans, especially those lamenting the scene-stealer’s lack of meaty material in seasons past, will love what the premiere has in store for everyone’s favorite banshee.
- At least one new ‘ship will likely be born when fans watch the premiere — while another existing ‘ship will get some much needed wind in its sails.
- Derek may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. He of the Legendary Eyebrows is mentioned several times throughout the premiere, along with another fallen favorite.
- Cody Christian fits effortlessly into the world of Teen Wolf, though it’s unlikely your final opinion of his new character will be formed by the end of the hour.
- Lastly, as always, pray for Stiles.
Jon Cor will play Hodge Starkweather, the weapons trainer for the Shadowhunter’s New York institute. [Spoiler TV]
Liz and Clive interrogate a suspect in this TV Line-exclusive clip.
Here’s a new promo picture of the cast. [TV Buddy]
Fear The Walking Dead
Finally, AMC has released a new preview for the remainder of its 2015 shows, with some very brief snippets from the Walking Dead spinoff included. [TV Guide]
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Agent Carter.