The Twelfth Doctor's not making the best impression on Clara! Will Bryan Singer direct X-Men: Apocalypse? See the first photos of Guillermo del Toro's TV series The Strain, and watch a new RoboCop viral video set at CES 2027. Plus Robert Kirkman is teasing a hopeful end to season four of The Walking Dead. Spoilers now!
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Bryan Singer revealed what his involvement with the next X-Men film is looking like:
I'm co-writing the story and I'm producing it. I'm negotiating to direct. We're in the process. We're trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.
He also talked about whether the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will have a post-credit teaser for Apocalypse:
I'm still deciding [if there will be a tease]. Something that happens in this movie causes what's going to happen in that movie.
Singer also seemed to hint that the movie would be using the comics history of Apocalypse to delve into the in-universe past of mutants, saying:
It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.
Fox's supernatural thriller has a director signed up: D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, I Am Number Four). He's overseeing a new draft of the script by Dan McDermott, which is apparently being rewritten in order to get Will Smith to sign up to star in it at last. He's apparently interested in playing the lead, who
relives parts of his past trying to avert a future tragedy. [Deadline]
The film's official fan community, the Amazing Spider-Fans, has put out a new photo, showing Gwen Stacy at her desk at Oscorp. [Coming Soon]
Here's a new poster, featuring the Charlie Day-voiced Benny, a "1980-something space guy." The poster shows a close-up of his slightly-worn face. [Cinema Blend]
Here's a clip from Stan Lee's Mighty 7, the first of three planned animated films. This one features Stan Lee being hired to create a new group of superheroes and then meeting seven crash-landed aliens that he then decides to make his superheroes. They are, of course, also being hunted by the military and the forces of their own planet. [Coming Soon]
Here's a viral teaser, showing OmniCorp's 2027 CES presentation. [First Showing]
Speaking to TV Guide, Robert Kirkman teased both a bleaker and a lighter second half to this season:
We started the season pretty hopeful and pretty optimistic. We'll open our last half of the season pretty bleak and we'll move them to something a little more hopeful by the end.
A few details are emerging about the 12th Doctor's relationship to Clara. According to The Mirror, the new Doctor will have to win over Clara, who is still attached to 11. Apparently, Peter Capaldi's Doctor will have a "spiky" start, which he'll have to overcome. [Blogtor Who]
Michiel Huisman, who will replace Ed Skrein as Daario in multiple season 4 episodes, has already signed a contract to make him a series regular for the currently-hypothetical season 5. So prepare to see a lot more of the charming sellsword, then. [TV Line]
Danny Cannon will direct the pilot for this Batman prequel series, in which Bruce Wayne is 10 years old. He also directed the pilots for The Tomorrow People and Nikita. Oh, and the 1995 Judge Dredd movie. Make of that what you will. [Coming Soon]
Here are the first photos from the FX/Guillermo del Toro series about a CDC team tackling a disease that has vampire-like synptoms. [Yahoo!]
Here's the promo for episode 1.12, "Seeds." [SpoilerTV]
Here's the description for episode 2.11, "Blind Spot":
Oliver is conflicted after Laurel reaches out to the Arrow asking him to investigate Sebastian Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Oliver is unsure whether to believe her accusations against the man he has publically supported for mayor, but decides to trust Laurel. However, when the pair gets too close to the truth, Sebastian exposes Laurel's drug addiction and has her arrested. Meanwhile, Roy reveals his new super-strength to Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) who wants to test out his abilities. Unfortunately, Roy isn't able to contain his rage once unleashed and almost kills a man. Back on the island, Oliver is surprised when Sarah (guest star Caity Lotz) reveals a secret about Laurel.
Here's the promo for episode 1.07, "Home Is Where the Heart Is." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's the promo for episode 3.13, "4C." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek at episode 1.10, "The Casket Girls." [via SpoilerTV]
Below's the preview for the second episode, "Red X." [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Jason Krell