One Justice League hero talks about his appearance in Batman v Superman. Adrianne Palicki explains how long we can expect Mockingbird to stick around Agents of SHIELD. A Supernatural spinoff is still in the works. And could James Wan direct the Shazam movie? Spoilers now!
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William Shatner said he talked with director Roberto Orci the other day and that there's " talk — simply talk — about the next movie." Orci has an idea about how Shatner could appear in the next film. But Shatner says he would only do the role if it's a meaningful part, "a role that had something to do with the turning of the plot." And he expresses bafflement as to how they can feature his character again, 20 years after he was killed off. [Fox News]
Batman v. Superman
Ray Fisher, who will be cameoing as Cyborg, in Batman v. Superman, didn't know about DC/Warner Bros.' giant movie plans when he signed up. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said
I didn't know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn't think I'd be getting my own stand-alone film.
As for his appearance in Batman v. Superman, Fisher wouldn't talk about any plot points, but he did say he met everyone except Henry Cavill and Ezra Miller. He met up with Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, and Jesse Eisenberg. Fisher finished filming his part in July, and says of the film, "Let me tell you, man, people are in for a hell of a treat." [Entertainment Weekly]
In a familiar move, Dark Horse and Constantin Films are teaming up to bring another comic book to the big screen. This time, it's "Polar: Came from the Cold" by Victor Santos, with a script written on spec by Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night). [Coming Soon]
Here's some speculation based on the news that James Wan has made a producing deal with New Line which includes Wan making an important movie for "New Line and Warner Bros or DC." The only DC-related film at New Line is Shazam, which isn't tied into the greater Warner Bros. universe of DC films. While that's a pretty big leap, it's certainly possible. [Movieweb]
Game of Thrones
Head to Entertainment Weekly to read a round up of all the rumors that have been flying for season five. A bunch we've featured already, but some newer ones include hints that the Iron Islands will not be featured in season five, a certain character who returns from death in the books is still not returning in the show, and neither Clegane brother has been confirmed dead.
Also, more indications that the show will be speeding up rather than slowing down, and will cover a lot of books four and five next year. And George R.R. Martin won't be writing an episode of season five, to allow him to focus on finishing book six. [Entertainment Weekly]
Agents of SHIELD
We know, based on the last episode and this shot of Bobbi Morse in her Mockingbird outfit, that Adrianne Palicki is going to be around for a bit. As for how long, Palicki says:
That is up in the air still. She is part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. In episode 206, the world turns on S.H.I.E.L.D. because Hydra poses as them and attacks the U.N. All those story lines are still going; she's just now a part of that world.
And she talked a bit about Bobbi's relationship to the other members of the team, including her ex, Lance Hunter:
There's going to be a fun dynamic. A little bit like a Mr. and Mrs. Smith-type thing happening. It adds a little bit of levity and comedy to some very intense situations down the line. It's fun. Getting to play with Nick is just so entertaining. It adds a little bit of a different dynamic to the show.
... I think anything is possible with the past. [Her chemistry with Tripp] like that moment she has with Mack (Henry Simmons). They used to work together. They're really old friends. What it is more than anything is to show she's had a relationship with these people for a very long time.
Here's the promo for episode 2.06, "A Fractured House." [SpoilerTV]
The CW's still looking to get a Supernatural spinoff of the ground. Showrunner Jeremy Carver says that they're still "actively discussing." Creator Eric Kripke adds:
The support they give us is incredible. I think there's a real opening if we can come up with it.
... Our feeling on the spin-off is we want to do it if the idea is right. We want to do it if it's something we're really excited about and it's a corner of the universe we haven't seen yet. We don't want to do it just to jam a piece of business through. We want to do it if we're going to come up with something that's as good as the mothership… Me and [executive producer] Bob [Singer] and Jeremy [Carver] and stars Jared [Padalecki] and Jensen [Ackles], we all decided that it just has to be idea first. If it's not an idea that we're all totally in love with, we're not going to do it.
David Ramsey talked about the impact last night's episode will have on Diggle's arc this season:
It is a meaty episode for Diggle and, yes, there are going to be some long-lasting repercussions. That recurring theme of A.R.G.U.S./Suicide Squad/Diggle will be mentioned yet again. That's something the producers really want to play with this season. We really hinted at Diggle and the Suicide Squad and A.R.G.U.S. last season, and it got a big response. Again, where does Diggle fit into that organization? We're going to touch on that this episode and the repercussions of that will be played out later on this season.
He also talked about his much-praised part in the Flash/Arrow crossover:
It's funny — Diggle comes off pretty humorous in the crossover episode. His reaction to Barry's superpowers is nothing short of hilarious. We get to explore that a little bit. Central City is light and airy and there's sunshine and sunrays and beams of light everywhere. Starling City is this dark, broody place. We come there with this weight, this crime-fighting, "How do we solve the crime and find our man?" type of attitude. We're met with this light and airy Central City, where it's, "We name our bad guys little fluffy criminal names." That drama all by itself is funny. But Diggle's reaction to Barry is a real treat. He's very surprised at this world of superpowered humans in Central City.
Eliza Taylor talked about Clarke's reunion with her mother and the tension between the 100 and the adults on the ground:
Her mother is responsible for her father's death and that's kind of a big deal and they never resolved that. It's going to be really fun and interesting to see how they deal with each other. For Abby, the last time she saw her daughter, she was a scared little girl and now she's a fierce, strong woman. That's going to be a bit of a struggle for her to come to terms with in how much Clarke's changed.
... These kids have built a society from scratch on earth and having these adults come down and tell them how it's now going to be is really difficult, especially since the kids do know more than the adults in this stage of the game. They've experienced so much more than the people from the Ark have.
Here's a video interview with executive producer Jason Rothenberg. [Buddy TV]
Here's the synopsis for the upcoming episode "Red Door":
In order to show Elijah (Daniel Gillies) that her plan is what's best for him, Esther forces him to relive a time long ago when he loved a young woman named Tatia (guest star Nina Dobrev). With the help of Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is determined to find Elijah, who has gone missing, but is torn when she discovers that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is also in trouble. Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes) finds herself in a dangerous situation when Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roche) takes her hostage as a way to lure Klaus to him, and Davina (Danielle Campbell) makes an upsetting discovery about Kaleb's (guest star Daniel Sharman) true identity. Lastly, a violent confrontation ensues when Klaus comes face-to-face with Mikael.
Here's the trailer for the Xbox series:
American Horror Story
Here's the press release for episode seven:
American Horror Story - Episode 4.07 - Test of Strength
Airs November 19, 10:00 pm e/p
The women of the Freak Show rally against Dell after his latest act of violence. A strange encounter with Dandy raises Jimmy's suspicion about the clown murders.
Written by Crystal Liu; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Episode 4.09 will be called "The Fat Lady Sings." [SpoilerTV]
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a clip from tonight's "Black Hole Sun":
Here's the trailer for "Going Rogue," episode 1.04.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Abhimanyu Das