Spider-Man is definitely in Civil War—and his appearance has already been filmed. Gotham loses two comic book characters. There’ll be less trick-shot action in Ash vs Evil Dead. Weird Al Yankovic is playing a major DC Comics villain. Plus brief teasers for Jessica Jones and Vixen, and what’s next on Zoo. Spoilers Get!
Spider-Man writer Jonathan Goldstein has confirmed that Spider-Man is definitely in Civil War—and reveals that at least part of his appearance, if not all of it, has been filmed already:
We hear good things. We might even get to look at the Spidey suit, which is exciting.
Meanwhile, writing partner John Francis Daley denied the ridiculous casting rumors circulating last week:
We’ve discussed certain characters, but nothing is certain yet, for sure.
Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston, and Dylan O’Brien are allegedly being looked at for the part of Robin Hood in Lionsgate’s gritty reboot of the Robin Hood story. [/Film]
Here are more pictures of the cast in costume, during their visit to Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. [TV Guide]
Here’s a new behind-the-scenes video from filming, interspersed with a few brief shots of footage from the film.
Fans have been speculating for a while now that Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams is playing a character we’ve seen before—specifically, Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter from the story of that name. And Steven Moffat felt those rumors were noteworthy enough for him to specifically deny that Williams is playing a returning character, when he spoke to the Television Critics Association press tour:
I can’t really tell you. I think once you see what she’s up to in the show you’ll appreciate what a clever idea of Brian Minchin’s — that was [my co-exec] who thought of Maisie for this part. It’s a significant role. We’re not throwing her away. We’re not just getting star value and doing nothing with it. It’s a great part, and she’s terrific in it. But, I would say, it will develop in unexpected ways.
One thing I think is worth saying because it keeps coming up as an issue. She is not playing a returning character. She’s a brand new character. She is not someone from the Doctor’s past.... Unless I’m lying. Aye.
Moffat also continued to discuss the likeliness (or lack thereof) of a movie adaptation in the near future:
The thing about the film, it’s not actually up to me,. That’s up to the BBC. To say the least I don’t own Doctor Who ... What are we going to do — shut down for a year and make a movie? Does everyone really want that? One movie instead of a whole series?
Or the idea that I’ve always been incredibly resistant to, and you’ll be glad to know, Pete [Capaldi], is the idea that you would have a different Doctor in the movie because I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise. You can’t have two James Bonds at the same time.
Sam Raimi discusses the amount of action in the show:
We couldn’t set up as many trick shots. We had to focus on the character which is what the audience wanted anyways. I think the transition TV demanded was precisely what the fans wanted and will work out for the best.
Here’s a new promo picture of Lucy Lawless’ character, Ruby. [Coming Soon]
Ryan Robbins has been cast as Conklin, a major antagonist and member of the criminal organisation Shadowspire that appears during the flashback sequences in the next season. [Coming Soon]
The show’s already-confirmed second season will be 15 episodes long. [Coming Soon]
Kevin Conroy discusses playing The Stinger, a Batman pastiche appearing in Netflix’s animated series based on the Dreamworks film Turbo:
Oh, this was so much fun! I love this character. Because I can really blow out everything I’m not allowed to do as Batman. You know, Batman is humble. He’s self-effacing. He doesn’t want to draw attention to himself. He wants to just do good and have no one even know he’s doing it. This guy is a braggart. He wants to draw attention to himself.
Neither Victoria Cartagena nor Andrew Stewart-Jones, who played Gotham PD detectives Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, will return as regular members of the cast in season 2. [TV Line]
Weird Al has been cast in an upcoming, Justice-League-focused two-parter as the villain Darkseid. [CBR]
Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has confirmed Rosario Dawson’s Daredevil character Claire Temple will appear in the series. [CBR]
Here’s the show’s updated official logo. [CBR]
Here’s two new sneak peeks from “This Is What It Sounds Like”.
Finally, here’s a piece of early concept art for Vixen’s design.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Doctor Who.