Did Mark Hamill give away Star Wars: Episode VII's big twist back in 2006? Michael B. Jordan describes the gritty look for the Fantastic Four costumes. Ben Affleck promises Batman v. Superman won't be the disappointment that Daredevil was. Another Game of Thrones character won't be back this season. Spoilers now!
Top image: Ant-Man test footage
Michael B. Jordan gave us some details about what we should be expecting from the new Fantastic Four costumes:
It's a new look. We are all in containment suits. ... It's gritty. It's a gritty film.
The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up. It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work.
Jordan said that he knows nothing about a Fantastic Four and Avengers crossover, which makes sense as the chances of Fox and Marvel/Disney working together on one are slim to none. He's also pretty happy with how it's turning out:
I'm really excited about it, everyone is really happy. We worked hard for three months, put a lot of time into it. The script is very grounded and relatable to everybody, as much as you can. You really get a chance to grow with these characters. It's an origin story. You get to discover these abilities. These disabilities rather and grow with them.
Martin Donovan (Weeds) has joined the cast in a secret role that sources have told The Hollywood Reporter is "pivotal." [The Hollywood Reporter]
It looks like Phil Tippett, who designed the original stop-motion chess sequence from A New Hope (you know, "Let the Wookie win") is back at work on Star Wars. No confirmation what he's working on, but it's supposedly either a Hutt, or something as complex as the original Jabba puppet. [Making Star Wars]
Recent rumors about Luke Skywalker's role in the new film line up with a story idea described by Mark Hamill in a 2006 episode of IFC's Dinner For Five, which happened to have J.J. Abrams as a guest, too. This could be confirmation of the rumors — OR it could be the source of them as an bit of diversion, which is entirely Abrams' speed. [Decider]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The next entry in the Harry Potter movie franchise is set to be released on November 18, 2016, and it looks like J.K. Rowling is finishing up the script. At least according to a tweet from Rowling. [Slashfilm]
Batman v. Superman
If it's any consolation, Ben Affleck is very sorry about Daredevil, and he's sure that Batman v. Superman won't have the same problems:
Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don't think were executed properly. ... Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I'd be out there picketing myself ... and that goes for other movies as well that I haven't been happy with. You know, I'm hard on myself and I have exacting standards and I want to do excellent work and I don't always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive.
[Batman] was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who's not a comic guy. And it's directed by Zach Snyder, who's a incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who's steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it. ... I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good.
The Last Witch Hunter
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Here's the first character poster for the final Hobbit movie. [Slashfilm]
The Walking Dead
Steven Yeun told Entertainment Weekly that Glenn has completed his journey into a leader when season 5 starts:
I always mention to people that he is on his course to be a leader. And I think it is no longer a course to be a leader—I think he is a leader. I think he is now a sounding board for big, big questions. He's listened to, he's respected in the group. He showed his gumption and he showed his resilience. I mean, he almost gets killed every single season and somehow he makes it through. And I think that's a testament to who he is and what he's become. And so as we stand now, as they're in this train car, Glenn is someone to definitely look to as a leader.
He also talked about how Glenn deals with a group again:
You know, I personally see Glenn as the kind of the person to really foster in the new people on a pretty regular basis. I think Glenn is usually the first person to come in contact with whoever might be coming in, most of the time. And I think that is something that has been really good, to be able to have that responsibility, but then also to have the joy of bringing them in to the fold of our original group. And as it gets bigger it gets more and more exciting.
Here are two more promos. [via SpoilerTV]
Phoebe Tonkin said that Hayley's going to be making new friends this season, possibly instead of deepening her friendship with Rebekah:
Hayley kind of leaned on Rebekah because Elijah wasn't around a lot — he was trapped in a coffin for a period of time — and Klaus was so hostile towards Hayley. Rebekah was kind of the only one there while Hayley was being hidden in the compound so no one would know she was pregnant. But there's definitely room for Hayley to create unusual friendships in Season 2. Hayley and Marcel have bonded a little bit, and there's a really beautiful friendship budding between Hayley and Camille. They're both the older females that aren't witches, so they lean on each other a bit.
As for her relationship with the Crescent wolves, Tonkin says:
She definitely has to build up their trust again. They resent her for becoming a hybrid. She wants to be able to protect them as their leader, but they don't trust her right now, especially given how close she is with Klaus. But Jackson is still on her side, and he'll try to show their people that she'll still protect them — but it'll definitely take a lot of persuading.
Here's a video interview with Charles Michael Davis talking about Marcel's various relationships. [Buddy TV]
Game of Thrones
It looks like Rickon Stark and Osha will continue to be missing from our screens once Game of Thrones returns, with Art Parkinson telling Flicks and the City that he'd like to come back — which seems to imply that he hasn't filmed anything since Rickon's last scene. [Winter Is Coming]
Here are some fun facts about filming Lena Headey's infamous nude scene, according to TMZ:
- It supposedly cost $50,000 a day to film and keep secret
- An extra 200 security guards were hired and local shop owners were p;aid to close up the ship and leave
- Cell phones were banned
- Only four key crew members were actually present for the nude part of the filming
They do have a few photos of the set, regardless of the security, of course. [TMZ]
Winter Is Coming has a bunch of photos of Jonathan Pryce on set, in costume, as the new "High Sparrow." There are also shots of what look like Tommen and some High Sparrow devotees on the steps. More at the link. [Winter Is Coming]
Photos from Villa Sheherezade, a luxury hotel in Dubrovnik, seem to indicate a return to Illyrio's house in Pentos. It seems likely that some characters who fled King's Landing in the season finale will end up there in season five. [Winter Is Coming]
Sarah Wayne Callies has joined the USA show from Carlton Cuse, about an alien-occupied Los Angeles. Callies (The Walking Dead) will play Katie Bowman, "a mother of three and wife to Holloway's former FBI agent Will Bowman, who seeks to protect his family by collaborating with the alien government to fight the human resistance forces." [Entertainment Weekly]
American Horror Story
As usual, SpoilerTV has an early preview/review of the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show. The whole thing is at the link, but here are what were called the "freakiest bits":
- Ryan Murphy WAS NOT over-hyping the clown. While season 3 lacked any singular terrifying villain, Freak Show wastes no time letting us know how gruesome Twisty gets.
- One often-divisive-but-always-present Murphyism: a musical sequence (it works here). If you've ever wanted to hear Jessica Lange singing David Bowie, well, Freak Show has got that.
- The episode isn't without comedy, either, but don't expect the bitchiness or B-movie cheese of last year. Here the humor is either dark or used to emphasis how different the times were. Sarah Paulson has easily my favorite line of the episode as naïve, emotional Dot begs her mother to let the twins out of the house to see Singing in The Rain ("I wanna see the movie, I wanna see it now… in glorious technicolor!")
- A last-minute twist reveals that Elsa fits in with her band of freaks more than she's let on.
Here's a featurette on Erika Ervin:
Here's a sneak peek at the season premiere. [via Jessica Lange.org]
Jeremy Carver talked about how much of Dean will bleed into Demon Dean:
I think you'll see a Demon Dean who is a much more questionable moral character than regular Dean, even though regular Dean has his moral failings. You'll see definite distinctions. I think the interesting part which we sort of explore is how much real Dean is still in there in terms of how much control does real Dean have over Demon Dean. And that's something we deal with head-on in certain circumstances and in some ways we leave it open to interpretation.
How self-aware is he of who he was before and who he wants to be now?
Carver: In some places we talk about it and in other places it's left more to interpretation. Even the fans may say, "Whoa! Is that Demon Dean or is that a real demon?" And it's going to be OK to leave that open to interpretation in certain situations just because we personally think it's a little bit more interesting that way.
Carver also said that, even when he stops being a demon, Dean will have many struggles:
[The Mark of Cain] will factor in in a big way. Just because you're cured of being a demon doesn't mean you've totally cured yourself of everything that ails you. So when Dean does come out of being a demon that's not the end of his troubles.
Once Upon a Time
Here's the official description of the episode:
"Rocky Road" – When an icy spell is cast on Marian, which will ultimately freeze her heart and kill her, the Storybrooke residents place the blame on Elsa. But unbeknownst to anyone, a mysterious woman who runs the town's ice cream parlor has the same powers as Elsa and is trying to frame her. Emma and David find former Merry Men member Will Scarlet rummaging through Robin Hood's tent, Regina teams up with Henry to try and discover who the author of the fairy tale book is, Mary Margaret is having trouble balancing her duties as leader of Storybrooke and mother to young Prince Neal, and Hook begins to suspect that Mr. Gold is still in control of the dagger that calls upon him to be the Dark One. Meanwhile, in Arendelle of the past, Elsa and Kristoff set off to stop Hans from attempting to take control of the kingdom, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 (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 starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Raphael Sbarge as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Georgina Haig as Elsa, Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Christie Laing as Maid Marian, Charles Raahul Singh as General, Tyler Jacob Moore as Hans, Nils Hognestad as Franz, Marcus Rosner as Jurgen and Elizabeth Mitchell as Snow Queen.
"Rocky Road" was written by David H. Goodman & Jerome Schwartz and directed by Morgan Beggs.
Here are some shots of Frank Skinner's "Mummy on the Orient Express" character, Jenkins. [Blogtor Who]
The Vampire Diaries
At the link is a sneak peek featuring Enzo and Caroline. [E!]
Here's another promo. [via SpoilerTV]
Here's the teaser for season 2. [via Coming Soon]
Agents of SHIELD
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Diana Biller