Preacher starts filming! Could Constantine find a new home alongside The Flash and Arrow? Rogue One casts its male lead, and potentially a villain. Elizabeth Henstridge talks about what’s next for Simmons on Agents of SHIELD. Plus, a look at the Flash finale. Behold, Spoilers!
Top image: Constantine.
Diego Luna has allegedly been cast in the male lead. Variety reports that Luna will play an important Rebel alongside Felicity Jones, and Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn (who has flatly denied involvement in the film so far) have been cast as villains.
A Cannes poster featuring Katniss and Prim has been released.
Nicole Kidman is allegedly in talks to star in this adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story. [Screen Daily]
TNT President Kevin Reilly discusses how their Teen Titans adaptation will set itself apart from other superhero shows:
“I sat down with Akiva and said — and he ultimately agreed — that the [TV] landscape right now is well-serviced on the superhero front,” said Reilly. “So what space is this going to inhabit?”
The TNT head stated that it’s Goldsman’s intent to be “very true” to the source material, which Reilly stated was “was a groundbreaking property when it first started... There were consequences to things that happened; it wasn’t somebody died and they moved on. There was the first superhero to be an addict,” said Reilly, referencing Green Arrow’s former partner Speedy. “It’s a coming-of-age story for Robin, who feels like Batman has betrayed him.”
The creators have been in talks with The CW to bring the show to the network. Show co-creator Daniel Cerone implies that although both sides have only just begun discussing, an announcement could come during today’s upfront announcements for the network.
Alongside yesterday’s trailer, CBS has released a full synopsis and some promo pictures for the show:
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Likewise, CBS has released a full synopsis and some promo pictures to accompany yesterday’s trailer:
LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed.
Bradley James discusses Lowell’s relationship with Blaine:
Blaine doesn’t help others out of the goodness of his heart. What does he require from Lowell?
I feel like that may dance with what happens in the show. I’m not the man to spill the beans on that one. There is an introduction to the Blaine/Lowell relationship which we’ll see more of.
Viewers haven’t yet witnessed Lowell zombie-out. Is that something you’re looking forward to?
The first instance of “Bradley James’ zombie-out experience” was my first episode. We’re in a plane and we’re shooting a flashback scene. I spoke to Rose about her experiences of what it was and the physical attributes of something like that. I was like, “Okay. Ready to go.” When the moment comes, we get in the plane to shoot the scene. It starts, and just as I’m about to kick into zombie-mode, someone yells, “Cut!” I was robbed of my first attempt to go into zombie mode! It was unfulfilling, in that regard. My hope is there is another opportunity. A Lowell zombie-mode would be very exciting.
Elizabeth Henstridge speculates as to what happened to Simmons when she was seemingly consumed by the Kree device during the season finale:
“Part of me was thinking, if this is some sort of Inhuman thing then maybe this is like the mist, and it’s some sort of gel, and maybe I’ll have superpowers, but I don’t think I will,” Henstridge says. “I think I’m somewhere. I think it transports me somewhere. We’ve had so many theories on set. ‘Maybe she can go back in time and kill Ward,’ or ‘Maybe she goes back in time and for whatever reason Fitz doesn’t know who she is and no one knows who she is,’ or ‘Maybe she goes invisible and no one can see her,’ or ‘What if she’s just trapped inside the rock?’ That would be terrible. There have been so many theories, but I think it’s a transportation device.”
Seth Rogen has tweeted that production on the show has now begun.
Pictures from the season finale “Fast Enough” have been released. [Coming Soon]
Finally, The Messengers decide to take action against the Four Horsemen in this clip from “Eye in the Sky”. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders