Batman v. Superman and Ant-Man may be sharing an actor. The Orphan Black co-creator explains where the Proletheans go from here. Meet the new heroes on Arrow. And The Flash gives us a look at Barry Allen's POV as he runs at superspeed. Plus, set photos from Doctor Who reveal a unique predicament. Spoilers now!
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Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the pair behind Smallville, have sold their screenplay Captain Nemo to Columbia Pictures. Maleficent producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel set to produce. The film will purportedly offer a "new look" at Jules Verne's famous character. [The Hollywood Reporter]
In the Great MMA Debate podcast, UFC's Tyron Woodley revealed that his schedule may let him take roles in both Batman v. Superman and Ant-Man:
I had a couple of projects that I wasn't going to be able to do because they were going into this training camp, but the good thing about movies sometimes the budget's sometimes off and they have to reschedule things so there's three big projects that I'll get to work on directly after this fight. I've got a Marvel and a DC project I should be able to jump on and continue my career there as well.Man of Steel 2 (title is now 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice), I've got some calls about doing that so I would love to take advantage of that if the timeframe works out. There's another movie called Ant-Man that's coming out and I might be able to get some work on that as well. I'd like to do both and I think I'll be able to.
Here's a TV spot that gives you another look at our misfit heroes. [via Coming Soon]
Here's a promo for the film made to tie in with the World Cup. [via SpoilerTV]
Below, a Chinese poster for the film. [TFW2005]
Here are descriptions of four new characters, including two that will show up in Oliver's flashbacks:
'DANIEL' | Though Daniel could be a fake name to throw off spoilerholics, this 20something gent — a major recurring character for Season 3 — is a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. (Picture a business magnate in Ryan Gosling's body.) Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. Watch for this formidable fella to be a love interest for Felicity and a rival of Oliver's – both personally and professionally.
'SETH' | A well-educated criminal with grand ambitions and a knack for chemistry, this potentially recurring character gains power over his enemies by exposing them to a drug that drains their willpower. Oh, and he is very much a physical match for The Arrow.
TOSHI | Majorly recurring in (at least) the Hong Kong flashbacks, Toshi (late 20s/early 30s) will serve as Oliver's teacher and handler, and eventually become a friend. A well-trained operative, skilled in weaponry, combat and intelligence gathering, he is also a devoted father and husband.
AKIKO | Toshi's wife is another of Oliver's Hong Kong caretakers, and is herself highly skilled in martial arts.
Co-creator John Fawcett says that, even though they suffered a series of major setbacks in the last episode, the Proletheans are not out for the count:
We have not seen the last of the Proletheans. What this represents is a kind of a win for our team. But it's definitely not a "we're done with them." It's not the end of the empire. Darth Vader's still spinning off into space.
He also previewed the season finale:
Sarah is obviously going to have to deal with Rachel. We know who took Kira. It's not like we're trying to figure out who took her. We know who took her. So this is going to come to a bit of a showdown between Sarah and Rachel and that's going to be the exciting thing to watch next week.
There are some people we have not seen in a while. We haven't seen much of Paul, who is off somewhere. Might he pop back up again?
We've done a lot to bring all the storylines all together for the season finale, so there's a chance you might see him.
And here's the promo for the finale. [via SpoilerTV]
In a recent conference call, creator and executive producer Vaun Wilmott described the relationship between the new show and the film it's based on:
[The movie] was definitely the starting - the jumping off point. But for the TV show it's definitely expanded and changed and there's all kinds of new stuff. It was - Legion was definitely kind of our foundation and then from there the show grew into its own thing with, you know, new rules, new terms, new angels, new - you know, new mythology, new mythology for the chosen one. Then of course for the TV show, you know, a whole new setting, all new characters with just a couple of the characters from Legion moving into TV show, the baby growing up to be Alex, Michael, Gabriel, Jeep. But it's definitely become its own thing in terms of the TV show, Dominion.
And he and star Chris Egan described the world that Dominion takes place in:
Chris Egan: The world of Vega and this fortified city and the - you know, the land is desolate apart from these fortified cities. It really is - it's a completely different spin to the movie. Vaun, take it from there I think?
Vaun Wilmott: Yes, I think that - you know, in terms of what the world is like versus - you know, 25 years in the future, it's got contemporary aspects, it's got all the - you know, it's definitely grounded. It's definitely a big what if, you know, what if angels appeared in the sky? What if this actually happened what would life - or what could life be like? So it's not an alternate reality. It is very much based in what could have happened and Vega has a lot of, you know, giant casino hotels that could actually be perfect for housing people if need be. And we use all of that to basically create this new city, this new civilization, built a wall around it as Chris said to protect this from the angels. But it will definitely be a recognizable world in terms of things we know. But it will also have things, I think, that, you know, the what if aspect of the storytelling.
Although it was on the short list, ABC did not pick up Clementine, a show about criminal Clementine Ross, who is targeted by group who believe she possesses hidden supernatural abilities that she will use for either great good or horrible evil. But, it has extended the options it had on the cast before they expired — which could mean that there is life yet in the show. [Deadline]
Here's a new featurette showing how Barry's new powers look from Barry's POV — plus more about Tom Cavanaugh/Dr. Harrison Wells.
Head over to Colin Waymark's Instagram to see a ton more set photos, including more of the mini-TARDIS. Here are a few:
Here's the trailer for the Delirium pilot, based on Lauren Oliver's book series. Fox passed on the pilot, but it'll be on Hulu for a short period of time, so you can see what will never be. [TV Line]
Here's a "promotional GIF." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a featurette called "Season 2: Expanding the World."
Here's a promo based around Anthony:
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer