Channing Tatum talks about preparing to play Gambit. Fear The Walking Dead is all about families. Syfy announces a strange new horror series. Plus, what’s to come on Zoo and Under the Dome, more Fantastic Four footage, a female director returns to Doctor Who, and Agent Carter hits Comic-Con. Spoilers get!
Peyton Reed is open to returning for another Ant-Man movie, with more of a focus on the adventures of Hank Pym—either from when he was the Ant-Man originally, or after he’d already given up the suit:
Listen, if we were lucky enough to be able to do a sequel or even a prequel, I’d be way into it. I’ve really fallen in love with these characters. I was always in love with the characters in the comic book world, but there’s a lot of story to tell with Hank Pym.
Ron Perlman has once again started teasing an announcement for the sequel, posting a picture of The Golden Army’s poster to his instagram with the comment:
Lurking... Waiting... And then, poof... One more Roman numeral after the name... As if by magic
Nothing is confirmed though, so this may be just some wishful thinking on Perlman’s behalf rather than teasing an announcement. [IGN]
Channing Tatum discusses trying to find how to do the character’s trademark accent:
I’m from the south, so I know who to go to to find the accent. I haven’t found ‘the guy’ yet, because generally that’s how I do accents. I’ll find the person I want to sound like and not just do a generic Cajun accent. So I haven’t found the guy yet.
Here’s a new, similarly-Kanye-fueled TV spot.
Liam Garrigan has been cast as King Arthur, a recurring role throughout the fifth season. [EW]
Dave Erickson discusses the tone of the show:
Ultimately, it’s a family drama. One of the things that Robert [Kirkman] and I discussed from the very beginning was, we’re starting a little earlier in the apocalypse. And what that allowed us to do in the pilot and season 1 is establish our core family, establish the problems and the conflicts that they have, and really let that be the initial world that we live in. And we layer in the onset of the apocalypse, we layer in our first walkers, but it’s really an effort to exacerbate the problems that already exist with Kim Dickens’ character and Cliff Curtis’ character and their sort of dysfunctional blended family. It’s really filtering the apocalypse through that.
Rachel Talalay (who directed the season 8 finale “Dark Water/Death in Heaven”) has announced she is returning to direct the season 9 finale.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Halle Berry tease the show’s second season, with Morgan on the releationship between their characters
I think it’s safe to assume that sparks will be flying kind of immediately.
And Berry on what sort of questions the show will start asking:
It’s also about what is being human? Can you teach someone to be human? And it delves into this whole issue of alien life. Are there life forms out there, and if there are, have they been here, have they connected with us, and if they have, are they human, like, at all?
Jeff Smith’s dimension-twisting graphic novel, about a scientist-turned-art-thief who goes on the run in different realities, is being turned into a TV show by Universal. [Deadline]
Syfy and Universal have announced a new horror anthology series that will tell a new horror story every season—the first, based on a story called “Candle Cove” by Kris Straub, follows “a mysterious children’s television show from the 1980’s role in a series of murders and one man’s dark secret.” [Spoiler TV]
Here’s a press release for “Alaska”:
WHEN BIG JIM AND JULIA JOIN FORCES TO DISCREDIT CHRISTINE, THEY DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOME’S CAPABILITIES, ON “UNDER THE DOME,” THURSDAY, JULY 16
“Alaska” – Big Jim and Julia form a tentative alliance to search for proof that will discredit Christine, which leads them to new information about the Dome’s capabilities. Meanwhile, when tensions run high in town and threaten Christine’s leadership, she puts a plan in play that has deadly consequences, on UNDER THE DOME.
And here’s a press release for “Pack Mentality”:
“Pack Mentality” – Jackson, Abraham, Mitch, Jamie and Chloe are tasked by a top intelligence agent to find the cause of the strange animal behavior around the world. When the team travels to Mississippi to investigate the wolf attack on the prison, Mitch and Abraham break off to catch one of the wolves, and Chloe, Jackson and Jamie discover that death row inmate escapee Evan Lee Hartley (Marcus Hester) might somehow be involved in the attack. Also, the team meets FBI Agent Ben Shafer (Geoff Stults), who may know more about the prison fire than he’s saying, on ZOO.
The character of Dan—an LAPD detective who disapproves of Lucifer’s relationship with his family—has been recast. Kevin Alejandro (Arrow) will take over from Nicholas Gonzalez. [Deadline]
Finally, here’s a new Comic-Con poster for the show. [Coming Soon]
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Ant-Man.