One Actor Is A Hot Favorite To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond

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Robert Downey Jr. Wants the Hulk In Captain America: Civil War. Aquaman and The Flash may make cameos in Batman v Superman. Plus, the first clip from Terminator Genisys, Grant Bowler talks Defiance, more Fear The Walking Dead and Shadowhunters casting, and X-Files set pictures. So many Spoilers!


Captain America: Civil War

Mark Ruffalo says Robert Downey Jr. told him that he’s supposed to be in the movie, but he hasn’t actually had any contact from the production team yet:

“If Robert Downey, Jr. says I’m in ‘Captain America,’ I’m in ‘Captain America’ dammit,” Ruffalo says laughing. “And I will wait for the day that my call sheet shows up at my doorstep or my script. At this point, I’m told that I’m in it by Robert, which I’ll take as biblical, but I just haven’t heard or seen from production yet.”


James Bond

British Bookie William Hill (so, salt shaker at the ready) has announced that it’s increased its odds on former Homeland actor Damian Lewis to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, putting him second only to Idris Elba in the running for the role. The odds in favor of Lewis have dropped to 3/1, against Elba’s 5/2. [THR]

Batman v. Superman

Heroic Hollywood allegedly claim to know how Aquaman and The Flash will show up in the film, in short cameos:

In the movie, there is a scene where Batman breaks deep into Lexcorp/Cadmus and manages to hack into the Lexcorp computers. Batman brings up surveillance footage on the monitors which shows the following:

- Ezra Miller’s The Flash is a blur that stops a robbery.

- Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is held prisoner in a containment chamber where we see his hand slap against the glass.


Terminator Genisys

Here’s an extended version of the bus-flip sequence from the trailers. [Coming Soon]


Sony has greenlit the Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence space romance film about a lonely passenger on a spaceship, who wakes a female passenger out of stasis for company. We interviewed writer Jon Spaihts about this script a few years back. [The Wrap]


Crimson Peak

Here’s a couple of new posters — go to the link to see more. [/Film]

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Grant Bowler discusses what’s coming next:

How did you raise the bar for the action? Will Nolan get to do more gun-slinging?

The show has gotten a little simpler. It’s gotten back to a very strong “us versus them,” back to a very strong external threat and back to everybody having to choose sides, but in a very immediate, visceral way. None of our problems are domestic anymore. They all have far-ranging, immediate and life-threatening consequences.

For Nolan, that inevitably means a lot of gunfire and a lot of fighting. In one week, I had five fights. I got to four and there was three feet of snow and my jacket weighs 30 pounds. Can you imagine having five fist fights in the snow, 50 times each and falling down in three feet of snow and getting up? By the end of the week I was exhausted.

What else can you tell us about this new alien race, the Omec?

The Omec are far more powerful than any other Votan race. They predate all the other Votan races. They were also once the masters of every Votan race. When they get to Earth, they are extremely unpopular with everybody — except the humans who don’t have any bloody idea who they are.



Teen Wolf

Here are some synopses for the first three episodes of season 5:

Episode 5.01 - Creatures of the Night

The Season 5 premiere opens on the eve of senior year: Scott and his pack deal with the arrival of a new enemy and the return of an old friend.

Episode 5.02 - Parasomnia

Stiles is suspicious of a new classmate; and Lydia helps a student with night terrors.

Episode 5.03 - Dreamcatchers

Scott tracks a new shapeshifter that’s threatening Stilinski; and Malia receives information about her mother.


[Spoiler TV]

Penny Dreadful

The show has been renewed for a third season. [Buddy TV]

Fear The Walking Dead

Shawn Hatosy has joined the cast as a “a well-intentioned but out of his element military man with a soulful disposition.” [Deadline]



Jade Hassouné has been cast as Meliorn, “a handsome and elegant fairy, also known as a Seelie... a creature that is equal parts angel and demon.” [Spoiler TV]



Aaron Ashmore, Hannah John-Kamen, and Luke Macfarlane discuss their characters:

Hannah: Dutch is a level 5, a top killjoy, so she can kill for warrants. She’s known John for 7 years. She has a complicated past which is catching up with her. She’s very loyal and has earned respect. She’s the leader.

Aaron: John is a level 3 killjoy, so he’s not as skilled and dangerous as Dutch. He’s more of a pacifist, more willing to talk things through. He’s completely dedicated to Dutch. He is very loyal, and you see this with his brother. They’ve been estranged for 8 or 9 years. His role is to hold the team together.

Luke: D’Avin is the older brother. He doesn’t join as a killjoy but becomes fascinated by the lifestyle. He’s former military and a bit of a rogue. He’s very taken with Dutch. He’s not at all like me – he’s super cocky.


[Spoiler TV]

Emerald City

Adria Arjona has been cast as Dorothy in this 10-part re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. [TV Line]



Go here to check out some pictures of a downed UFO set built for filming. [CBR]

The Whispers

Finally, Claire races against the clock to find Henry in this clip from “Meltdown”. [Spoiler TV]

Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: James Bond: SPECTRE.




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