What's Standing In The Way Of The Doctor Who Spin-Off Everyone Wants?

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Is Sony really planning an American Attack on Titan movie? Suicide Squad may have found its Rick Flag. Is Frozen 2 really in the pipeline? The first pictures from the Supergirl set reveal Supergirl's alter-ego disguise. Plus, teasers for what's to come on The Walking Dead, Flash and more. Spoilers get!

Top image: Attack on Titan.

Attack On Titan

Sony Pictures USA has filed no more than eight different domain names relating to an Attack on Titan movie, sparking speculation that a U.S. adaptation is on its way. The wildly popular manga/anime is already getting a live action duology premièring later this year in Japan. [ Anime News Network via CBR]


Suicide Squad

Joel Kinnaman has confirmed he will play Rick Flag in the movie, according to the French website Allocine, but as Comic Book Resources points out, Kinnaman doesn't actually say he's playing Flag, just that he's in the movie:

A translation of Allocine's own report says, "The actor Joel Kinnaman confirmed to us his presence in the cast list for Suicide Squad, a film adapted from DC Comics, in which he will play the role of Rick Flag," however in the interview itself, the actor does not appear to name his character. Additionally, the site seems to say that the version of the character included in the film with be Rick Flag, Junior as the original was a member of the first Suicide Squad in World War II.


Vertical Entertainment will release this thriller in North America, with a planned release date of May 8th. The plot is described thusly: "The story centers on a search and rescue team that is transported through deep space in the 23rd century to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon that is set to arrive on Earth within the hour." [ Variety]


Frozen 2

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck talk about the rumours surrounding the sequel:

"It's been in the press that we are doing it, and we would ask each other, 'Are we?'" Buck said with a laugh, refuting the rumors. "They'd have a date and they'd have a cast and it was like, OK…"

"It all comes down to the story," Lee added. "Like with the short, it was so daunting until we found the story. Then it was all of the things it usually is and we were thinking of every emotion and moment and feeling. I think that's all we can do. Until we find our way into what's next, emotionally, it will feel too big. We just finished the short two weeks ago. One year ago, it was a lot to even think about doing a short. We were quite tired. We don't really know what it's like to stop for a minute and think about what we want to do next."


[ Buzzfeed]

Patient Zero

This zombie virus pandemic film has entered production. [ Coming Soon]

Mission Impossible 5

Director Christopher McQuarrie offered a few details on the film in an update. A poster and title for the film will be released soon, and he also confirmed that Sean Harris will play the villain. Neither Paula Patton or Maggie Q will appear in the film, due to unavailability. [ /Film]


San Andreas

Here's a poster for the movie. [ Coming Soon]

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Doctor Who

Steven Moffat says we might not see Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny, aka the Paternoster Gang, this season:

"I'm always slightly worried that you can't keep repeating the joke," Mr Moffat said to Doctor Who Magazine. "And there's always talk of the spin-off, and the Beeb would do it in a heartbeat… but… I dunno."

Using the example of River Song, Steven Moffat then explained how he doesn't feel companions or side characters should stick around for longer than necessary. "I always kind of feel that nothing should stay in the Doctor's life. You can have River for a few years, but then River has to go," he said.


[ Den of Geek]

The 100

Jason Rothenberg sat down with IGN to discuss the events of the finale for Lexa and Clarke:

IGN: Do we see Lexa in the finale or is this it for her for now?

Rothenberg: We do not see Lexa in the finale. I'm not sure that that's a tremendous spoiler. Her story, essentially, is over. She made her choice and she's not turning her back on that choice. She's not going to have some sort of second thoughts and come racing back into the fray. That's just not the way we do things. But she's alive and she's out there and you better believe I am already working on AMC to allow us to keep working with her because I love the character and I really do think that Alycia has been everything I wanted in that character. Negotiations are ongoing.

IGN: Negotiations are ongoing! Her story's over this season, but there is hope for future storylines is what you're saying?

Rothenberg: Yeah, Lexa is still in command on the ground. There will definitely be, I think as a result of what happened, huge, huge storyline ramifications going forward. Had we killed her, that would have been way less interesting. There's so much more we can play with with her now. There are secrets out there. How is Clarke going to respond?


Meanwhile, Octavia confronts Clarke in this exclusive clip over at Zap2It.


Here's a press release for 1.18, Dead Men Tell Long Tales:

"Dead Men Tell Long Tales" — When the owner of a treasure hunting salvage company is murdered, the investigation leads Henry and Jo on a chase to find the missing ship's gold and the killer, but they unearth a lot more than they bargained for. Ironically, the ship is the one where Henry was first killed. Meanwhile, Jo discovers romance as she is pursued by the handsome, charming Isaac Monroe, a very wealthy entrepreneur who is initially thought to be a person of interest in the crime. Their mutual attraction and chemistry is undeniable. What will happen between one of New York's most eligible bachelors and the street smart detective who is trying to move past her beloved husband's death? Finally, Adam reappears to offer his take on how Henry and he can finally rid of themselves of their curse, on "Forever," TUESDAY, MARCH 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.


[ Spoiler TV]

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Lucy Lawless has been cast in the show as Ruby. According to Deadline, Ruby is "a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks.".



Episode 2.08 will be titled Dark Ants — although it's likely this is a typo, and the episode is actually called "Dark Arts", unless it happens to actually be about sinister insects. [Spoiler TV]



The second episode of the second season will be called Morphoses.[Spoiler TV]


The Walking Dead

Here's two sneak peeks for the next episode, Spend. In the first, Rick and Pete have a not-so-friendly friendly chat, and in the second, Tara and Eugene discuss the latter's cowardice. [ both via Spoiler TV]

And here are some promo pictures from the same episode - go here to see more. [Spoiler TV]

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O Brave New World is the name of Episode 2.13. [Spoiler TV]


The show's second episode is called Fight or Flight.[Spoiler TV]

Once Upon A Time

Here's a press release for 4.14, Enter The Dragon:

"Enter the Dragon" – In order to infiltrate the Queens of Darkness as a spy for the heroes, Regina must prove she's still willing to get her hands dirty. Meanwhile, Emma, David and Mary Margaret scramble to keep tabs on their undercover operative. Hook requests an unusual favor from Belle as Henry makes progress on his search for the Author. In a Fairy Tale Land flashback, Regina befriends Maleficent and helps her to rekindle her lost spark, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry, Michael Socha as Will Scarlet and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest stars include Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Eion Bailey as August, Sarah Bolger as Aurora, Merrin Dungey as Ursula, Victoria Smurfit as Cruella De Vil, Jakob Davies as Pinocchio, Sebastian Roche as King Stefan, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Noah Beggs as Bartender and Russell Roberts as Visiting Duke.


[ Spoiler TV]

Kristin Bauer van Straten and Adam Horowitz discuss how the loss of a baby will impact on Maleficent's character:

We have so many questions, but first and foremost: How is a baby Maleficent made? "You will learn how it's made and how she gets it," series co-creator Adam Horowitz tells TVGuide.com. "What we're going to see is the critical juncture of how the baby is born and what comes a bit after it's born. We're going to obviously explore how she lost her child. And at that end of that episode, I think you can see on her face that it was a very painful experience."

"It's so much fun to play somebody who has time on her side in that she's immortal," Bauer van Straten says. "She doesn't have to rush for her revenge. Killing someone in this realm, this isn't a John Wayne sort of revenge. This is like, 'I will take my time and I will watch how things develop and I will figure out how to keep the pain happening as long as possible.' So we have the whole season for Maleficent to try to work that out. But of course there are other people who are going to try to not have that happen, so this is like Olympic chess."


[TV Guide]


Here's some short synopses for the next five episodes when the show returns:

Episode 1.09 - The Reckoning

Jamie and the Highlanders rescue Claire from Black Jack Randall.

Episode 1.10 - By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Jamie hopes the Duke of Sandringham can help remove the price on his head.

Episode 1.11 - The Devil's Mark

Claire and Geillis stand trial for witchcraft; Claire learns a secret about Geillis' past.

Episode 1.12 - Lallybroch

Old wounds are reopened when Jamie returns to his family home.

Episode 1.13 - The Watch

A Redcoat deserter from Jamie's past returns; Jenny goes into labor; Jamie and Ian join the Watch.


[ Spoiler TV]

And here's some promo pictures - as usual, go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]

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Agents Of SHIELD

Jamie Alexander discusses how Lady Sif is returning to the show, finding herself with no memories of her past:

"She's on an undercover mission, she tracks down [her target] and they get into a pretty brutal fight," Jaimie Alexander tells TVLine of her encore. "She ends up having severe memory loss when all is said and done." The actress is not at liberty to divulge the opponent's true identity, but notes, "He's quite a fighter, to have done that to her."

Detailing the extent of Sif's sapped memory, Alexander says, "She has no idea that she's a famed warrior. Not a clue. But she has these [fighting] abilities, so she's like, 'Wow, I can do this! But I really can't tell you why, or how!'" Sif has faint memories from her childhood and knows that she's from Asgard, yet has a grasp on "no specifics."


[ TV Line]

E! Online has an exclusive clip, featuring Sif and the team discussing what's happened to Raina and Skye.


Game Of Thrones

Here are synopses for the first three episodes of Season 5:

  • Season 5 Episode 1: "The Wars to Come": Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
  • Season 5 Episode 2: "The House of Black and White": Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
  • Season 5 Episode 3: "High Sparrow": In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King's Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.)

[Watchers on the Wall]


Here's some pictures from the set, featuring Melissa Benoist in her get up as Kara Danvers. [Imgur via Superman Homepage]



Here's yet another poster for the show. [Spoiler TV]

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The Flash

Finally, here's a low-quality teaser for what's to come on the show, including the first footage of Mark Hamill's return as the Trickster. [Spoiler TV]

Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.


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Professor Acksman

The Doctor lives under "The Discipline" of Robert DeNiro's character in Heat

"Don't get attached to anything you can't walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you see the heat coming around the corner"

Having said that, Moffat's argument is stupid, the "Gang" can show up now and again, they haven't showed that much. I much prefer them to Clara.

And a spin-off would be great, Torchwood worked well (mostly) so why not one with Vastra, Jenny and Strax?