Simon Pegg promises that Star Trek Beyond has more “Star Trek stuff” than the trailer lets on. Do Civil War toys tease a big reveal in store for Ant-Man? Plus, new looks at The Jungle Book and Lucifer, Power Rangers gets a new release date, and Drew Goddard teases Daredevil season 2. Spoilers Now!
Simon Pegg has criticized the trailer for the film, saying that there’s a lot more “Star Trek” in the movie itself:
It was very action-packed. I didn’t… Yeah. It was surprising. I find it to be kind of the marketing people saying, “Everybody come and see this film, it’s full of action and fun,” when there’s a lot more to it than that. I didn’t love it because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more story and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more what I would call Star Trek stuff. But you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in. They’ve got to bang the drum. To the Star Trek fans, I’d say be patient.
The films have had their dates updated. Power Rangers will now release on March 24th 2017, while Ascendant releases on June 9, 2017. [Coming Soon]
Not like you need a reminder that toys don’t always reflect the movies they are based on with 100% accuracy, but much is being made of a new leaked Civil War Lego set based on the airport fight scene in the film including a giant-sized figure of Scott Lang’s Ant-Man labelled as “Giant Man”—a giant persona used by Hank Pym in the comics after he was Ant-Man. If accurate, it appears Scott will be using his suit to grow in size as well as shrink. [CBR]
Here’s a new “motion poster.”
Speaking of posters! Here’s one for this supernatural horror movie. [Coming Soon]
Fan website Blogtor Who—which seemingly went into a full-on lockdown shortly after posting this—has released a series of pictures from the London premiere of the Christmas Special “The Husbands of River Song”, featuring several props from the episode... including what appears to be a Christmas gift box containing the sonic screwdriver River ultimately owns by the events of her first appearance (oh, time travel) in 2008’s “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.”
In that set of episodes, River describes The Doctor as having appeared “with a new haircut and a suit,” giving her the screwdriver knowing she’d ultimately be going to her death (and the first time The Doctor ever met her). It seems like Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will be the one to send River to her end—and potentially her final appearance on the show.
Drew Goddard teases the second season:
We try never to make pushing the boundary the goal, if that makes sense. You just do what’s right for the character. I think what’s nice about Netflix is that we have the freedom to be a little more adult. But none of sit in the writers room and say, ‘Let’s shock everyone today.’ You know, that’s not really the goal. It’s more about what the characters are going through. Obviously these characters—Frank [Castle/Punisher], deal with darker, dirtier things.
Damon Lindelof discusses ending the series with its third season:
I’ll be honest with you, that idea — this could be the end — was never articulated. I think we want to design every season of The Leftovers as a novel, as opposed to a piece in a trilogy. After the first season ended, I really felt like that was it. I thought, Okay, we’ve now adapted Tom’s novel, and we ended it the exact same way Tom’s novel did. I kind of get the sense that Nora is there, holding the baby in her arms, and Laurie is probably going to leave the Guilty Remnant, even if that’s not definitive, and, at the very least, she’s reunited with Tom, and Kevin has saved Jill’s life. Kevin and Jill are all there, smiling, staring at Nora and the baby, and I could extrapolate what happens next, and I was cool with that being the ending. All these characters were in turmoil when I first met them, but now they’ve found each other.
Actor Bitsie Tulloch says that the new tease of Juliette’s return at the end of the last episode is not all that it seems:
Juliette’s flesh and blood, her DNA, is still alive. But this is not Juliette.
Episode 9 is called “Left Behind.”
... and season four’s episode 14 is titled “Code of Silence.”
Here’s a new synopsis for the mid-season finale, “The Assassination of Eddie Morra.” [Spoiler TV]
When an attempt is made on Senator Edward Morra’s life by a former member of his inner circle, Brian is tasked with sabotaging the FBI’s investigation into the attack. As the assassin threatens to end the Senator’s career by exposing his connection to NZT, Brian and Morra’s fates become further endangered and intertwined.
A new series of cast photos has been released—find more at the link. [Ksite TV]
Finally, some “first look” photos for season 2 have been released—there’s plenty more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Doctor Who.