Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) talks about his experience filming The Force Awakens. Deadpool casts another comic book character. Plus, more teasers for Daredevil and Gotham, and some casting news for 11/22/63. So many spoilers!
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Ed Skrein has confirmed he is playing Ajax, a former enforcer for the Weapon X program turned supersoldier in the comics. [ Coming Soon]
Here's Anthony Daniels at Emerald City Comic Con, describing his thoughts on filming the movie:
There was one other aspect to the new films that Daniels felt was noteworthy, and asked aloud, “Do you know what we have in Episode 7?”
Several audience members made guesses at characters or items from the mythology, but the actor merely shook his head and grinned. “We have scenery,” he replied. “No more of the green screen. No more of the expansion of blue … and blue used to be my favorite color.”
The audience laughed and he continued, “The use of green screen? When necessary – yes. If you’re only coming out of the doorway of a great temple or something, you don’t have to build a whole temple. But having a reality to the set brings a reality to the performance. As an actor, you have something to react to.”
Making Star Wars is running a rumor that the movie has cast the 7'1'' Lydon Sutcliffe in an unspecified role.
Speaking to GQ, Christoph Waltz has once again denied the repeated rumour that he's playing Blofeld:
That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the Internet, and the Internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser.
The film's latest viral marketing event includes a cute little reference to Jeff Goldblum's Doctor Malcolm. [ /Film]
Tracking Board is reporting that the movie's script is getting a rewrite, to make the lead character a woman.
Supernatural's Eric Kripke is writing the series as a new six-part comic for Vertigo, as well as a TV show for USA. Here's Variety with a brief description for the show:
“Amped,” a six-issue monthly comic book miniseries, will debut in fall 2015. The story follows Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man who buys an online ‘smart pill’ to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, but gets much more than he bargained for. To his surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power. The story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.
Same Heughan talks about what's in store for Jamie:
“We see him grow up drastically in this second part of the season. He faces a lot of responsibilities,” he says. “He has a duty he has to fulfill, a lot of problems with the clans and the politics there. It’s certainly about a man growing up.”
[ TV Line]
USA has announced this new show about a world where mythical legends are actually true, and are closely kept secrets, guarded by two warring factions. Here's a description:
“Mythos” is a serialized adventure in which everything we believe to be myth turns out to be a guarded truth that has been concealed by members of two opposing groups — each with differing agendas for the fate of humanity. Caught in the middle is Nate Brigman, an ordinary man thrust into an extraordinary situation by the mysterious disappearance of his wife. This high stakes drama from Universal Cable Productions, is written by Spenser Cohen (“Macklemore’s Big Surprise”) and executive produced by Charlize Theron (Monster) and Laverne McKinnon (“CSI: Miami”) from Denver & Delilah Productions, along with Anna Halberg (“Inner Demons”).
[ Coming Soon]
Here's a synopsis for "From Within":
As the town of Salem continues to try and cope with the mounting plague, suspicions and fear grip the townspeople, and one of Mary’s recent adversaries takes steps to place himself in a position of power among the citizenry, leading Mary to rally her allies and resort to making a risky play in her bid to maintain control of the town. Meanwhile, Anne and Cotton find they share some common ground, an earlier act of mercy may come back to haunt Mary, tensions of a less-than-Puritan nature continue to smolder between Mary and Dr. Wainwright, John arrives back in Salem and makes his first move in the epic task that lies before him, and Mary and Tituba make a troubling discovery.
[ Spoiler TV]
Some casting has been announced for the series, about a man sent back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK. Daniel Webber will play Lee Harvey Oswald while Cherry Jones will play his "needy and difficult mother" Marguerite and Lucy Fry will play Oswald's wife Marina.
Chris Cooper plays Al Templeton, a diner owner who sends main character Jake on his mission to save Kennedy. Leon Rippy plays Harry Dunning, a"soft-spoken and damaged janitor", Sarah Gadon will play Sadie, "a sharp librarian in 1960s Jodie, Texas, who falls in love with Jake, unaware of his origin", and finally George MacKay will play Bill Turcotte, a bartender who befriends Jake. [ TV Line]
Here's a press release for "Terra Incognita":
REESE TAKES IT UPON HIMSELF TO HONOR CARTER’S MEMORY BY ATTEMPTING TO SOLVE A COLD CASE SHE LEFT BEHIND, ON “PERSON OF INTEREST,” TUESDAY, APRIL 14
“Terra Incognita” – Reese finds himself on a perilous personal journey when he takes on a homicide case Detective Carter was never able to close, on PERSON OF INTEREST.
[ Spoiler TV]
A synopsis and batch of promo pictures for "Who is Harrison Wells?" has been released, revealing that Cisco will design a collar for Laurel Lance to wear — which presumably gives her Black Canary's (usually superpowered/naturally emitting) sonic Canary Cry from the comics. [ Comic Book Movie]
JOE AND CISCO TRAVEL TO STARLING CITY FOR ANSWERS ABOUT DR. WELLS — Joe(Jesse L. Martin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head to Starling City to continue their investigation ofDr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh). While in town, the duo enlists the help of Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and Cisco meets the Black Canary (Katie Cassidy), who asks him for afavor. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) races to catch a meta-human named Hannibal Bates (guest star Martin Novotny) who can transform himself into every person hetouches – which includes Eddie (Rick Cosnett), Iris (Candice Patton), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker)and even The Flash.
Charlie Cox discusses Matt Murdock's character growth in this new behind the scenes featurette.
There's also some cool graffiti art being displayed around Hell's Kitchen to promote the show. [ CBR]
Juliette has something to reveal to Monroe and Rosalee in this clip from "Hibernaculum". [ Spoiler TV]
A new behind the scenes featurette focuses on Milo Ventimiglia's new villain, The Ogre. [ Coming Soon]
Finally, Rumplestiltskin sends Robin on a mission in this clip from "Heart of Gold". [ Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.