James Gunn reiterates not to get your hopes up for Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Sigourney Weaver teases her Defenders villain. Ben Affleck offers an update on The Batman. Plus, new footage from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Rogue One, and what’s to come on The Walking Dead. To me, my spoilers!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
While director James Gunn is a fan of the character, don’t expect Nova to make an appearance in the sequel:
You know, I think Nova is a great character. He may definitely show up at some point in the future. It will not be in Guardians 2, but at some point.
Ben Affleck talks about where he’s at with the film with the New York Times, discussing the fact he’s still working on the script:
I’m a real believer in not reverse engineering projects to meet a window or a date. So, that’s what we’re doing.
I’m really mindful of that. I’m not in any hurry to jam a mediocre film down the pipe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Here’s a new featurette focusing on Alan Tudyk’s droid character, K-2SO
Meanwhile, Ben Mendelsohn talks to Coming Soon about Krennic’s stature within the Empire compared to Grand Moff Tarkin:
Tarkin ranks him, but sort of tangentially. He’s not straight above him, in his way, but he does rank him. And Tarkin, yeah, Tarkin, he ranks him there.
And here’s a new TV spot, featuring a few reactions from the premiere.
The assassins go on the attack in the past and Callum faces a shady threat in the present in two new clips from the film.
The Dark Tower
Roland and the Man in Black have a staring contest in a new image from the film. [Bloody Disgusting]
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Two TV spots. You know the drill.
TV Line’s Michael Ausiello and Matt Mitovich tease what to expect from Laurel’s surprise return to the Arrow Cave during last week’s midseason finale:
Laurels return will be a 9 on the emotional scale, that’s what [executive producer] Wendy Mericle told me. She said to me specifically that the Laurel storyline—or should we say “Laurel” —depends on what you believe…
That storyline, as a whole, will have an emotional resonance for not just Oliver, but Oliver and Felicity. Felicity, actually, is going to be the biggest skeptic about “Laurel” while Oliver is little bit more into seeing his old friend again, under whatever circumstances he thinks she came back.
Meanwhile, episode 14 of the current season is ominously titled “The Sin-Eater.”
Sigourney Weaver continues to tease her mysterious villain:
Meanwhile, I am doing The Defenders, which is a lot of fun. It has a wonderful cast, and we’re doing it right here in New York, which means a lot to me.
Basically the four heroes come up against this really nice woman, who I’m playing. To me they’re not superheroes; they’re people with a gift. It’s just a different scale, and I’m really enjoying the scale of it. The apocalyptic thing is a little harder for me to understand.
Grant Gustin hopes a new speedster suit is sitting under the Christmas Tree for Barry Allen this year (although he presumably means “past due” unless he’s making some joke about “passed” as in “being passed by other, newer Speedsters).
Here’s a synopsis for the season six opener, “Fugitive.”
Following the massacre in Nick’s loft, Captain Renard is hell bent on eliminating him once and for all. Hank and Wu head back to the precinct to keep an eye on the Captain and give the gang the upper hand. Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee grapple with staying in Portland now that their family will be expanding. Elsewhere, Eve suffers the side effects of the mysterious stick’s healing power.
Legends of Tomorrow
Elyse Levesque is set to guest-star as Guinevere, presumably in the Camelot/3000 episode, according to EW. Here’s a tweet from Caity Lotz featuring the actress on set.
The Walking Dead
A clip from the show’s return in February has been released.
Justice League Action
And finally, the show gets a promo with help of Teen Titans Go’s Beast Boy and Cyborg.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.