Could Stephen King's The Stand become a movie at last? Stan Lee's working on a movie for Sony, details have emerged about the in-development Agent Carter series, and someone we know well is getting shot by Oliver on Arrow. Plus, there's a rumor CBS is working on two Star Trek series — but what are they about? Spoilers ahead!
Top image: Doctor Who.
Director Colin Trevorrow answered questions about this latest Jurassic Park movie, saying that it will take place 22 years after the first movie, just like the it'll be released 22 years after the original. He also stated that the goal was to stay true to the roots of the first Jurassic Park, promising "a new, sci-fi terror adventure" for this one. [Yahoo!]
Warner Bros. is still trying to make a movie out of Stephen King's The Stand, with the most recent rumors being that the studio is looking for director Paul Greengrass to take over. This is striking some people as a little odd, since rumor also had it that Warner Bros. was hoping for this movie about the destruction of humanity following a viral outbreak to be PG-13, rather than a truer adaptation that would probably get an R. Greengrass seems an unlikely candidate to make the PG-13 version of this story. [Badass Digest via Slashfilm]
Here's a new video of Stan Lee promoting the sequel. [via Sci Fi Now]
Speaking of Lee, he and Avi Arad (producer of Amazing Spider-Man) are developing a secret project at Sony. It's a movie, but nothing else is known about it, since Arad says:
Some titles give away too much.
There's nothing that indicates whether it's a comic book/superhero story, but Arad's comment does seem to indicate that it'll be something instantly recognizable. [Slashfilm]
The Sun claims to have a bunch of inside information about the Christmas special. The plot will supposedly show the Doctor fighting a 300 year war against the Weeping Angels, Daleks, Sontarans, and Cybermen. The Doctor will grow old and lose a leg to the Weeping Angels, before finally regenerating. Clara will spend most of the episode trapped inside the TARDIS so that she doesn't age, and she'll only leave the TARDIS when the Doctor needs her. Of course, it's The Sun — so be very, very skeptical. [MTV]
In other Doctor Who news, Steven Moffat's dismissed the idea that there could be a prequel miniseries with Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor, saying:
This [50th anniversary] is a party time, so we're doing things differently.
One Doctor at a time is the real rule – 'Who would be on the lunchbox?' is always my question when we talk about having more than one Doctor.
. . . Quite soon, it's going to go back to… 'There is one Doctor and that's who he is' – he's one man with many faces, he's not a committee of people with unusual hair.
Take this anonymously sourced rumor with a giant, massive grain of salt: CBS is said to be developing two Star Trek shows, which are essentially CSI: Star Trek and ER: Star Trek. The first purportedly follows the Star Fleet Investigative Section – SFIS, and the fact that Starfleet has been broken up into two words does not bode well for the truthfulness of this report – as a procedural where the crew of the USS Edmund Locard investigate various space crimes of the week. The second would follow the USS Pierce, a heavy rescue ship, as it deals with medical emergencies. Oh, and ships at this time will be carrying wormhole generators, allowing the Pierce to get to them quickly when they need help. Yeah. [Call the Cops]
It's been reported that Marvel's developing a TV series based on Agent Peggy Carter from Captain America. Now Neal McDonough, who played Dum Dum Dugan in that movie, has revealed that he just might be involved with it, if it happens, saying:
I'll be going into the office next week and take a peek at it with the guys, 'cause they were talking about... I mean what a perfect series this would be. You've got S.H.I.E.L.D. on now, and this would be like a 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. It's pretty great stuff. I would love to do it. Dum Dum's one of my favorite characters I've ever played. He's just so much fun. You know he's just another barrel-chested, beer drinking, good guy. And I really like that. I'd have to go gain 20 pounds again. But, hey, what are you gonna do?
He also revealed that Marvel's kept their options open for bringing back Dum Dum some other way, since he's technically signed up for multiple projects and that Dum Dum's story in the comics does make it a possibility:
I learned about that! Nick Fury took a super serum [in the comics] and he got shot and the blood got onto Dum Dum. Then he was frozen in the '60s in a river when his wife and kid were killed, and he was woken up in the '70s or something, and Nick Fury was there to tell him the news, which just rocked his world. But he was still 40-something-years-old. He aged quicker than Nick but slower than all human beings, so he's still around. He's still there. So I'm praying that Dum Dum comes around somewhere soon because everyone loved Dum Dum and I love playing him. My kids love Dum Dum. I think if its got a Marvel banner... I love Marvel. I think what Kevin's doing is just genius. To do one film at a time and have each of them be great...
In season 2, in addition to Sarah's search for her daughter, she'll try to start a war with Rachel that'll endanger all the clones. [Latino Post]
For those of you who have the day off for Thanksgiving, you have the time to sit back and watch this nearly 90-minute talk with George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark). For those of you who don't have the day off, you'll just have to find the time some other way. [via Comic Book Movie]
Oliver will shoot an arrow at one of these five characters: Sin, Thea, Roy, Lance, or Diggle. [E! Online]
In an interview, Jonathan Nolan revealed that the kiss between Reese and Carter, before her death, wasn't scripted:
They actually didn't script the moment with the kiss. It was an intense moment between these two characters who had very strong feelings for each other. They had saved each other's lives at different points in time [and] you never knew quite where it was headed. Underneath it all, we thought something platonic could definitely turn romantic, would the circumstances permit themselves. We didn't write the kiss into the scene, it was something that the actors actually felt in the moment. We had takes where they didn't do it and then they finally went there. Initially we didn't think it was right for the episode and we didn't watch it until finally we opened up the cut for the episode and we finally looked at the episode and went "Whoa."
In the same interview, Greg Plageman previewed what'll be coming up later this season:
I think there are a couple things that we've been talking about. In the wake of Carter's death, [Reese will wonder] how can Harold have built this machine if it wasn't capable to save their friend in time? I think that becomes an interesting source of tension between our main characters. But the other thing that's clearly evolving is the Machine and [there will be] various entities that are out there who want to control it. [We'll also see] a little bit of history of Harold Finch and his creation of the Machine. We have some really fantastic storylines revolving around the Machine.
More at the link. [Buddy TV]
Hold on everyone, we're going to actually meet George Washington, who will show up before the finale. Katia Winter's hinted previously that Katrina introduced Washington to Ichabod, so maybe that's a scene we'll see in flashback. [E! Online]
And here's a preview of episode ten, "The Golem." [via SpoilerTV]
Episode 2.11 will be called "Held Hostage." [SpoilerTV]
That's probably the same episode where a main character will be kidnapped and locked in cell for "nefarious purposes." If they make it out alive, the events might be significant enough to cause a major personality change. [E! Online]
The BBC's mythical mashup show has been picked up for a second season.
Here's a promo for episode 10, "The Bridge." [via SpoilerTV]
Below's a preview of episode 9.09, "Holy Terror," the midseason finale. [via SpoilerTV]
And here's a promo for The Originals' midseason finale, "Reigning Pain in New Orleans." [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Jason Krell