We've got another confirmed actor in Star Wars and some conflicting rumors about the timeline. See the new Batmobile in action. Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover team up for a new thriller. Plus tons of hints for Once Upon a Time, Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, Arrow and more. Spoilers ahead...
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There appear to be conflicting rumors about the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker when Episode VII starts: Both This Is Infamous and Making Star Wars have heard that the amount of time that Luke's been missing isn't thirty years, but ten. However, while This Is Infamous says that the time before Luke vanished, he had already rebuilt the Jedi Order, Making Star Wars claims they are not around.
This Is Infamous goes on to say that Luke's powers have grown to the levels of "literally move mountains or bring down ships with merely a glance" and that he's gone on to self-imposed seclusion on Dagobah. The Dagobah rumor does seem to run counter to what we've heard about Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill filming on Skellig Island. [ Making Star Wars, This Is Infamous]
Also, Making Star Wars claims that an Obi-Wan spinoff is in the works now — at first, the studio wasn't going to make spin-offs about any Jedi or Sith characters, but they've changed their tune due to Obi-Wan's popularity. So now, Anakin's old teacher is possibly getting his own standalone film at some point. Also, we're supposedly visiting the Sith homeworld of Moraband, and the "aristocratic line" of Dooku plays a role in this film, with Adam Driver's character possibly belonging to it. [Making Star Wars]
Not surprising, but good friend/good luck charm Greg Grunberg has confirmed that he will be in Episode VII. [Slashfilm]
Meanwhile, WWE wrestling star Sheamus poured cold water on rumors that he's in this film: "I definitely haven't received a contract, a helmet or a lightsaber yet, but who knows? It might come through the door. I hope it does." He did play Darth Vader in a 1999 Kelloggs commercial, tying in with The Phantom Menace. [XWA Universe]
Batman v. Superman
Important news: The batmobile has not been made by General Motors. David Barnas, at GM Design Communications, said "But the new Batmobile is not us, ironically. That rumor has been going around for a while." [MLive via GM Authority]
And here's some video supposedly of the Batmobile in action. [Comic Book Resources]
Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover are set to star in Andron, with a cast that includes Michelle Ryan (EastEnders), Skin (lead singer from UK band Skunk Anansie), Jon Kortajarena (A Single Man), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk) and Leo Howard (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Here's a description of the plot:
The movie begins when a group of young men and women awake in a dark, claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the black labyrinth of Andron. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals, and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside of the world watches and wages on their fate.
Here's a clip with Vlad explaining why he's choosing the life of a vampire. [Metro]
Showrunner Karl Schaeffer spoke to Spinoff Online about what makes this zombie show different:
They can do anything we want them to if it's cool. Our zombies are evolving, the virus is changing. We have a much broader view of zombies than a show likeThe Walking Dead does. Those are slow zombies, too. It's a little bit of a problem in that you almost have to be an idiot to get killed by a slow zombie. We have fast zombies. The main rule is the zombies are on an arc with how long ago they died. A fresh zombie is fast, and as they begin to decay, they get slower and slower. If someone was killed and they were a healthy, powerful person when alive, then they are a fast-moving, powerful zombie. Also, we have the idea that the Murphy character [played by Keith Allan], who they are transporting across the country, is evolving into a human-zombie blend. In future seasons, that may lead us into another type of human that is taking an evolutionary leap forward.
We have zombie animals. We have zombie dogs and zombie babies. We have a zombie gopher in a future episode. We wanted to be the zombie show that said, "Yeah, we'll go for it. We'll do that. It's funny and cool and scary." Our main goal was to put the fun back in zombies and not take them quite so seriously, without it being silly like the Sharknado end of the scale.
He also talked about what we could expect from the season:
There's a lot of social satire in the show. To me, what the show is really about is how each week our characters run into a different pocket of society that's trying to rebuild itself. How do they do that and how does it go wrong or right? One week it will be a group of cannibals. The next week it will be a religious cult that believes the zombies are the resurrected. Another week it will be an all-female compound that doesn't allow me inside. One week we have another utopian compound that doesn't allow weapons inside. What happens to them? The week after that, they come across a gun show, where we mix liquor and guns. What could go wrong with that? There's a zombie-shooting contest. It's really about traveling across America and seeing how these pockets of survivors are doing.
And here's a promo for the rest of the season. [via SpoilerTV]
Robert Menzies talked a bit about what he's currently filming, which reveals a fair amount for fans of the book:
We're shooting the end of the book now, the stuff in Wentworth Prison. Through the season, there have actually been very isolated days I've spent with Sam, so this has been the longest extended period we've had [together]. It's been great. Sam's really a great actor, great to work with, and again there's a nice payoff from sharing this world together and working together for over a year. That all I think means that we've had a really good rapport, and we've needed it because it is very exposing and difficult stuff. I think — I hope — that we've taken it to a pretty interesting place. I will be suitably unsettling to watch, I think. [ laughs]
Here's a promo called "Highlanders" and one for the next episode, "The Wedding."
Agents of SHIELD
Melinda May's getting a lot more to do this season, with Jed Whedon teasing, "She's gone through something crazy in Bahrain that we've hinted at and we will explore in this season." [Entertainment Weekly]
Episode 2.03 will be called "Making Friends and Influencing People." [STVPlus]
Here's a promo for season 2:
Once Upon a Time
Adam Horowitz says that "In the first half of the season, we're going to see more of Emma's past than I think we've seen in all the other previous seasons combined." [Entertainment Weekly]
Episode 4.07 will be called "The Snow Queen." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a new poster. [SpoilerTV]
Here's new art for the logo. [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story
Here's a new promo:
Here are two different summaries for episode 8.06, "The Caretaker":
The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.
When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.
Season 8 | Episode 6 | Original Airdate: September 27th, 2014 | 9:00PM
When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school the Doctor decides to go undercover. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat. Directed by Paul Murphy
Here's the promo for episode 8.05, "Time Heist."
Entertainment Weekly has images and descriptions of new monsters. Head to the link. [Entertainment Weekly]
Person of Interest
Here's a promo for the premiere of season four:
Here's the "Deanmon" promo:
Here's a banner. [SpoilerTV]
Here's some new art. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer