Contrary to earlier reports, turns out a major character will be in season 5 of Game of Thrones after all. More Star Wars rumors hint at Leia's new role. Once Upon a Time gives a major character a mother. The new American Horror Story is the scariest. And Constantine adds another comic book hero. Spoilers now!
Top image: The Walking Dead
Some more Star Wars rumors are available at Latino Review. A lot of them seem to be corroboration/repetition of other rumors we've already heard. Among the new rumors is that Leia will be the leader of the Galactic Republic, which is not given the EU's name of the "New Republic." Also, there have been no Jedi since Luke went missing, and everybody thinks the Jedi are gone forever. You can read more at the link. [Latino Review]
The other new thing, as pointed out by Slashfilm, is the rumor that Luke will save the day, but will do so in a way that leaves him "changed." Could Luke be the villain of episodes VIII and IX? [Slashfilm]
James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) will direct Alien Sleeper Cell, a thriller said to have Bourne Identity and The Americans elements to it. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Here's the UK trailer. [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a new clip from Kevin Smith's horror movie. [ Shock Till You Drop]
Despite rumors that Bran Stark's storyline might be put on hold for the next season, Issac Hemsptead-Wright said filming on Game of Thrones would be his next project. So even if Hodor is missing from this season, it doesn't sound like Bran's entire plot will be missing. As Winter Is Coming points out, that may mean that what we see of Bran will be his magic-based travels rather than his physical life. [Winter Is Coming]
The show is also adding another Croatian location: The Fortress of St. John in Šibenik. There is something being built there for season five. Based on the look of the photos, Winter Is Coming speculates that it's an indication of more Meereen, which, like Braavos, is filmed in Croatia. Of course, if it's not Meereen or Braavos, it could be somewhere else entirely. More photos at the link. [ Winter Is Coming]
A series of tweets from Norman Reedus seem to show that Daryl is headed for a major event from the comics. While Rick lost his hand in the comics to the Governor, it may be that the show has saved that major moment for later and a different character. [ Screenrant]
Reedus also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about where Daryl will find himself this season:
Wow, he's trapped in a box, so I think he's probably pretty feral at the moment. He's probably a little scared which makes him a little more feral. ... He's changed a lot of ways since season 1. In season 1 he had such a chip on his shoulder and didn't think people trusted him and he didn't trust other people. Everything just kind of came out of the side of his head. This season he's very much in your face and his shoulders are square to you and he means what he says. He'll look you in the face. People rely on him now and I think before he thought people would cross the street if he was walking toward you. Now he's an integral part of the group. People trust him and I think he's accepted that trust.
The Spoiling Dead Fans has been on set, catching photos of Tyreese with Tyler Williams. [ The Spoiling Dead Fans Facebook Page]
Here are three new promos for season 5:
J. August Richards spoke to Collider about the way his character changed last season, but he also explained what he wants to have happen for Deathlok:
Man, I have such strong feelings for my character. For me, the most important thing that I would like to see him find is redemption for himself, and be able to face his son again. In my mind, I won't consider the character resolved until he holds that little boy in his arms again.
The season 2 premiere will be called "Shadows." [ SpoilerTV]
Emma Roberts promises that this iteration of the show will be even more terrifying than years past, telling E!:
I have to say, Freak Show is really scarier...I read the script and I was having nightmares.
She also said that her character, Maggie, doesn't look like a freak on the outside "bu t that might not be true." [E!]
Joining the cast is Lochlann O'Mearain will be playing Horrocks, who he describes as "the Irish outlaw." [The Irish Independent]
And here's the promo for the next episode, "The Garrison Commander." [via SpoilerTV]
Frances O'Connor will play Belle's mother in the sixth episode. She'll only show up briefly, but it'll be a very important appearance and she could return. This season will be the first time we see Belle's life before she met Rumplestiltskin. [ Entertainment Weekly]
Regina's struggle between good and evil is going to be in the hands of Henry. "We're going to see Henry on a mission with Regina this year," executive producer Edward Kitsis said. "And maybe some of his light side will rub off on her." [ Entertainment Weekly]
And here's a new shot of Elsa from People Magazine. [SpoilerTV]
The show's added its Jim Corrigan (AKA Spectre) in the form of Emmett Scanlan (who played a prison guard in Guardians of the Galaxy). [Entertainment Weekly]
In addition to seeing the Suicide Squad and its new members, we'll be seeing Diggle wonder about his place on the rapidly expanding Team Arrow. Said EP Marc Guggenheim:
What's Diggle's identity? Is he his own man, is he just Oliver's sidekick, is he a father, is he a husband? He used to be a solider, now he's a part of Oliver's crusade. Is he going to end up at A.R.G.U.S.? He's got some very hard choices to make.
And here's a new promo showing Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer. [ Sci Fi Now]
Ian Somerhalder posted a photo from the first episode of the season on Instagram with this caption:
Wow, it's started! This is a screen shot, I'll probably get in trouble for it;) from the 1st episode. Hmmm, who am I talking to??? Here I am, doing some post production work on Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries with our INCREDIBLE post-production team. The post production team on this show is second to none- they, like our crew are the unsung heroes of the stories on screen that get seen by you! If anything please thank these amazing people and show them some love! Thank you! Love, Ian
Here are three photos from the premiere of season 10, which show that the newly demonic Dean will be doing karaoke. [TV Line]
Here's an extended synopsis of the season 2 premiere:
Episode 2.01 - This Is War (22-Sep-2014)
In Sleepy Hollow, it would seem as though the status quo has been restored, but things in the formerly quaint town are never truly as they appear. Even now, how Crane managed to escape being betrayed and buried alive by his son, Jeremy (aka Henry Parish, aka the newly minted Horseman of War), or how Abbie freed herself from Purgatory, remains a mystery... even to them. What appears certain however is that while both Katrina and Jenny have apparently been lost, the Two Witnesses have not abandoned their quest to fight tirelessly against Moloch and his minions. Meanwhile, Moloch's malevolent forces use all the powers at their disposal in an attempt to locate a key - once belonging to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin - which is capable of unlocking the gates of Purgatory. After using his unique skills on an unanticipated prisoner, Sin-Eater Henry Parish discovers a clue which points him in the direction of the valuable artifact, but Crane is intent on finding it first. While in Purgatory, Moloch works to raise a demonic army in preparation for his invasion, but those who would prevent the hoard's advent get help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, we learn that Jenny and Katrina are both still alive, though each is being held prisoner for vastly different reasons, and Crane takes the inadvisable action of re-entering Purgatory in order to fulfill a promise.
Written by MARK GOFFMAN
Directed by KEN OLIN
Here's a bevy of behind-the-scenes photos tweeted by the cast and crew. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a promo for episode 8.04, "Listen." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a video featuring Oswald Cobblepot. [Coming Soon]
Here's a featurette on the scientists interested in Barry. [Coming Soon]
And here's one on Detective Eddie Thawne. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer