It’s a veritably villainous Star Wars blowout, as another fan-favorite villain may head to Rebels. Sophie Turner teases Sansa’s journey in Game of Thrones. Plus, new X-Files clips, and a sports star heads to Batman v Superman. To me, my Spoilers!
At the Nuremberg Toy Fair last week, Lego teased their upcoming lines of Star Wars products—and this glimpse of Rogue One products that debut in October include the easily identifiable spaceship of Bounty Hunter Boba Fett—prompting rumors that he will play a role in the movie, something that has been long speculated about the script that eventually became Roge One.
Now is a good time to remind you that toy lines often do not accurately reflect the movies they represent—but still, using a very identifiable ship like the Slave One (or, perhaps equally likely, a Firespray ship used by the cast that isn’t the Slave One) for the movie’s image is enough to garner some intrigue.
Michael Sheen has been cast in the film in an undisclosed role. [Coming Soon]
Former Green Bay Packers player Ahman Green will play the minor role of “Thug No. 2" in the film:
From the first time I met Zack Snyder ... He’s like, ‘Ahman, I gotta get you in the movie.’ He’s a Packer fan. He grew up in Wisconsin.
I just kept, you know, sending him messages and calling him and just kind of reminding him, because he’s a big-time movie director. He’s a guy that can, trust me, forget things and it won’t be his fault because he has a thousand things going on every day. So I just stayed consistent with contacting him and finally I got a call from Warner Bros. Studios ... It was just like, ‘Yes, here we go!’
Mary Elizabeth Winstead discusses the extreme secrecy around filming the movie, and the three-person cast:
There is this veil of secrecy to it from the very beginning. We were making this movie in this little bubble where nobody else knew what we were doing and there’s really only three actors in the whole thing, so it kind of felt like this really intimate experience. Now that it’s about to come out, it’s sort of crazy — like, ‘Oh yeah, people are excited to see this movie.’ I forgot that that was going to happen.
Here’s a new TV spot for the film.
Deadpool, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead square off against Angel Dust in a new clip.
Making Star Wars are claiming that an as-yet-unannounced third season of Star Wars Rebels will see the official appearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn in Disney’s new Star Wars Canon. The same also reports that the third season will see Ezra redesigned with a shorter haircut, clothes much closer to the design sensibilities of A New Hope, and a lightsaber in the same style as Obi-Wan’s and Luke’s second.
Thrawn—an almost universally beloved character from the old Expanded Universe—was a blue-skinned Chiss, a master tactician and a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy. Fan desperation to see him “canonized” has lead to multiple otherwise mysterious characters in ancillary material released by Disney being theorized as secretly being him, so this might just be more of that for now—take it with a pinch of salt.
Sophie Turner teases Sansa’s journey in the next season.
I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa. It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.
Here’s a synopsis for “The Whopper”. [Ksite TV]
LIV CONSUMES PATHOLOGICAL LIAR BRAIN — Liv (Rose McIver) and Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate the murder of Corey “Big Fish” Carp, who they learn got his nickname not because of his last name but because he was a well-known pathological liar. Ravi (Rahul Kohli) makes an unsettling discovery and Blaine (David Anders) is reunited with someone from his past. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) finds himself in a precarious situation.
Roy returns in new photos from “Unchained”—more at the link. [TV Line]
Jarvis and Peggy discuss the ferocity of Koalas in a new clip from “Smoke and Mirrors”.
This trio of clips from tonight’s “Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster” is ostensibly about the agents investigating a violent creature, but they’re really about Mulder trying to deal with how to use a mobile phone.
Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose as Agents Miller and Einstein.
Finally, Kara and Cat’s son go on a date, Jimmy and Winn investigate, and Bizarro Supergirl comes to life in three new clips from “Bizarro”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Star Wars: Rogue One.