Ewan McGregor throws water on Obi-Wan movie rumors. Jon Favreau may be returning to the director’s seat at Marvel. 10 Cloverfield Lane’s director heads to Black Mirror. Plus more Power Rangers filming, even more footage from Civil War, and a new clip from Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers get!
Devin Faraci of Birth Movies Death reported that the standalone film could feature appearances by almost every major member of Batman’s gigantic rogue’s gallery of villains. While details on the “main” villain have yet to arrive, Faraci posited that much of Batman’s villainous roster will appear in various cameos and larger roles in the film, as part of a push to have the Batman universe already well established by the time the movie is set.
Ewan McGregor squashed the repeated rumors of a young Obi-Wan movie, saying his previous comments in support were not because he knew a movie was happening, or was campaigning for it to happen:
If they asked me to, I would be happy to. But it looks like I am campaigning for it, just because I get asked about it, all the time. So, I would like it to be known that I don’t bring it up, at these interviews, of my own free will. I only respond to questions I’m asked to. I don’t know anything about it. They’ve never approached me about it.
Jon Favreau teased a major return to Marvel beyond his producer credit on Infinity War:
It’s 10 years later, and now I’m more of an elder statesman. But we talk a lot about how I could be involved there, and I exist both in front of and behind the camera in the Marvel Universe, which puts me in a unique position which I enjoy. We’re always trying to figure out if there’s a way for me to contribute beyond just being an executive producer there...
...I wouldn’t be surprised if something pops up soon. But there’s no one property that we’re identifying that I’d want to helm up and shoulder. Because now that the universe has gotten so big over there, I don’t know that I understand how it all fits together anymore. I was there in the early days when the universe was very small. Now the universe is very big there and they seem to have it well in hand.
Unsurprisingly, Jeremy Irons has confirmed to Showbiz411 that he will appear in the film.
Sinister party scenes abound in two new clips from the film.
Tony and Steve duke it out in this, the 35th TV spot for Civil War.
The (not in costume) Red Ranger gets attacked in a brief new shot from filming.
USA Network has asked J.T. Petty to rewrite and redo the pilot of this live-action adaptation of his IDW comic series about a supernatural branch of the NYPD that solves crimes involving werewolves. [Deadline]
Here’s a synopsis for “From Instinct to Rational Control.” [Spoiler TV]
Sarah realizes her goals have aligned with her once enemy and forms a precarious alliance in hopes of getting to the head of Neolution. Meanwhile, on her end, Alison dispatches Felix and Donnie to infiltrate a Neolution fertility clinic that Beth investigated. Back at the lab, Cosima and Scott receive a revolting delivery from Alison. As Rachel grows closer to Charlotte, Susan Duncan leaves a devastating decision in her hands.
10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will direct an episode of Netflix’s revival of the show. [Deadline]
The (very brief) official description for the season finale, “Perverse Instantiation—Part Two”, has been released. [KSite TV]
PART TWO OF THE SEASON FINALE — In the season’s epic and mind-bending conclusion, our heroes begin to face the reality of their tragic situation. Everyone prepares for a final showdown.
Speaking of season finale synopses, here’s one for “Transference.” [Spoiler TV]
While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of GOTHAM will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange’s inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in GOTHAM in the all-new “Wrath of the Villains: Transference” Season Finale episode of GOTHAM.
A third finale synopsis, this time for “Beginning of the End, Parts One and Two.” [Spoiler TV]
A DEADLY SHOWDOWN IS ON THE HORIZON AS BLACK CLAW TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON PORTLAND - SHAUN TOUB, DAMIEN PUCKLER, JACQUELINE TOBONI AND HANNAH R. LOYD GUEST STAR - Black Claw makes a strategic move against Hank (Russell Hornsby) that shocks everyone and sends Nick (David Giuntoli) on a war path. Hadrian’s Wall ramps up their investigation as they seek out a mysterious man named Bonaparte (guest star Shaun Toub). Meanwhile, Adalind (Claire Coffee) and Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) must learn to deal with their new and very unpredictable reality with Diana (guest star Hannah R. Loyd).
A gallery of images from “Emergence” has been released—head to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, Hive asks if Daisy has what it takes to take down her former allies in a new clip from “Failed Experiments”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner Art by Jim Cooke.