Clancy Brown talks smack about Tolkien Orcs for Warcraft. Chris Pratt teases the secret weapon of the next Guardians of the Galaxy. The new showrunner of The Muppets discusses how she plans to turn the series around. Plus a new clip from Arrow, more Deadpool promos, and new Lucifer pictures. Spoilers Now!
Here’s some promo art of Emily Van Camp’s Sharon Carter/Agent 13, thanks to merchandise hitting store shelves. [Heroic Hollywood]
Paul Rudd discusses the ease of his working relationship with Marvel, while looking ahead to the sequel:
It’s been very easy. Marvel’s been great, as far as if I have something else and they’ll work around it. It’s not like I’m working on a series which might be a little trickier as far as schedule. I worked on Civil War and I didn’t really work on it for very long, but as far as Ant-Man 2, I already know when that’s going to go, so you just kind of plan accordingly. If anything comes along that I can film before or after and it works out time-wise and it makes sense, Marvel’s been supportive.
Meanwhile in more “Actors working with Marvel speak highly of Marvel” news, Josh Brolin discusses the process of becoming Thanos for his cinematic appearances.
It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap. I’m there. I’m there and I’m not in a booth. I’m being filmed. I have a bunch of crap on my face. [laughs] I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything. So, it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys! You know? We’re supposed to get together very soon to talk about the trajectory of Thanos in the next few years and it’s very exciting. It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.
Dwayne Johnson took to instagram to announce that the monster-brawling video game adaptation would be penned by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal.
Speaking to IGN, Clancy Brown elucidates on his character, Orcish Warchief Blackhand—and why the orcs in Warcraft are better than Tolkein’s.
They’re similar to the Lord of the Rings orcs, except tougher and better looking and smarter and in every way better than the Lord of the Rings guys.
He uses whatever is available to him because he’s a warrior through and through. He favors a battle claw, a shredding claw kind of thing. He uses a hammer sometimes, I don’t think it’s real specific. He’s a warrior. He’s just a big, tough Orc, the biggest and toughest.
Chris Pratt teases his return to the franchise for rehearsals by showing off his copy of the titular Volume 2 of the Awesome Mix.
Despite being banned in China, Deadpool would like to wish you a happy Chinese New Year in a new TV spot.
We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us. We have plans for Titans, it’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.
Recently, there were rumors that the standalone Cyborg movie could be reworked into a Teen Titans teamup, but there’s a possibility that Johns’ plans include a potential TV show for the supergroup.
New showrunner Kristen Newman describes how she wants to turn around the flailing show:
I came in for episode 10, which was the Christmas episode that aired before the break, and Day 1 of work was rewriting Piggy-Kermit scenes to really bring that connection back.
The heart of the whole franchise has always been Piggy and Kermit, and I think breaking them up was really smart. There’s always more story to be told and more tension when two people who love each other are apart instead of together. But what’s important to remember is that they do love each other, and that was being walked away from completely.
The human threat is obviously from the network because they work on a TV show. He is a branding guru named Pache… and he has rebranded warlords and network presidents and he has a lot of slick ideas and it’s all about new, new, new and slick, slick, slick, which is not The Muppets. The Muppets are all about joy and zaniness and heart and the way that they have to fight this bad guy is by binding together. They’re going to bring the people who have been backstage on Up Late With Miss Piggy, doing more sketches and bits and bringing more joy back to her show.
Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Columbia in the Fox remake. [TV Line]
Here’s a new, brief synopsis for “The World in the Walls”:
Quentin wakes up in a mental hospital and must set his panic aside to seek the help of the one person he least trusts. Julia is hurt after her fallout with Quentin and commits to learning more powerful spells with the Hedge Witches.
And likewise, a press release for “Major Arcana”.
After piecing together the clues as to where her mother hid the Mortal Cup, Clary, Jace, Alec and Isabelle are on the clock to find its hiding place before anyone else. But with demons and Downworlders lurking everywhere, obtaining the Cup may not be as easy as they had hoped.
Meanwhile, as Simon’s symptoms become increasingly worse, he fears he is turning into a vampire.
Roy reveals he’s being blackmailed in a new clip from tonight’s episode, “Unchained”.
Finally, here’s a new gallery of images from “Manly Whatnots”—head to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Promotional Art from Justice League.