What will distinguish Edge of Tomorrow from the graphic novel based on the same book? Check out some Peabody posters. Arrow promises that Barry Allen's had a "profound effect" on Oliver and Felicity. Plus, Mark Wahlberg reveals why he took the lead role in Transformers 4. Spoilers now!
There's going to be a graphic novel based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, with a release timed to work with the release of the film adaptation. The only thing the studio behind the film required of the graphic novel is that there not be any plot changes that could overlap with the plot of the movie. The big difference between the two, according to Nick Mamatas, who worked on the graphic novel, is in the style. Where the film is "going for a grim dark future, with bulky exo-suits and lots of gray tones," the other adaptation is inspired by "more of a sci-fi retrofuture look, with slick battle armor and lots of primary colors." Mamatas also said that the trailer for Edge of Tomorrow was "relieving" because:
I was worried that it would be all noise and putatively witty one-liners, like Transformers or something.
Wondering why Mark Wahlberg agreed to this film? He says it's a combination of doing something his kids can see and taking a huge movie so he can do smaller ones:
Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can't because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I'm really passionate about.
He also says why he thinks this Transformers will be different and will work better than the previous ones:
It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It's an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive—and this boyfriend he didn't know anything about. He'd had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he'd made to her was that she wouldn't date any boys until she graduated and that she'd be at the graduation—because we weren't due to the pregnancy. So there's an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot.
Three new French posters show the characters travelling to Ancient Rome, Egypt, and Napoleonic France. Below are the posters. [Rotoscopers]
Here's one more clip before "Time of the Doctor" airs today. [Life, Doctor Who & Combom]
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg's repeating some things he's said before about the relationship between Felicity and Oliver:
Oliver isn't quite sure what he feels. He knows he feels something for her, but can't quite define it. He's surprised in [the midseason finale] when Dig [David Ramsey] points out to him that what [he's] feeling right now might actually be termed jealousy. For Felicity, she doesn't want to like Oliver in a way because she finds him unattainable, and in a way he is unattainable especially after... he said that it's probably better that [he's] not with somebody he cares about. While she really does like Barry, I think she probably throws even more into it because now he's somebody who is available.
What is more interesting is that he says that we'll be seeing a continuation of this relationship when the show returns:
The fallout from Episode 9 carries over into the next episodes as far as the Oliver and Felicity relationship is concerned. Barry has had a profound effect on them, and that will carry through.
And here's a synopsis for episode 2.10, "Blast Radius":
ARROW HUNTS DOWN SHRAPNEL — Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel's next target is Sebastian Blood's (guest star Kevin Alejandro) "Unity Rally" and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) continues to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland) but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel's (Katie Cassidy) suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance's (Paul Blackthorne) partner. After Donner (guest Star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow (Stephen Amell) for help. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu (#210).
It looks like we'll be getting some flashbacks to Nadia's past, as Ashlyn Jade Lopez has just been cast to play "Young Nadia." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a description of episode 9.10, "Road Trip":
DEAN'S BEST CHANCE OF SAVING SAM LIES WITH CROWLEY — Dean (Jensen Ackles) is devastated after Kevin's death and vows to find the angel that killed him, not only to free Sam (Jared Padalecki), but to seek revenge. Castiel (Misha Collins) arrives at the bunker and suggests they try to separate Sam's brain from the angel's so they can talk to Sam and have him expel Gadreel. However, there's one small problem: the only person who knows how to do that is Crowley (Mark Sheppard). Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (910).
Here's a short description of episode 3.11, "The Good Soldier":
Nick and Hank discover a murder may be part of a series of revenge killings involving a military cover up; Rosalee reunites with her mother and sister.
Episode 2.11 will be called "Mis Dos Padres," and here's a synopsis:
Monroe must make a decision about his son; Gene leads Charlie to a discovery.
Here's the synopsis for episode 10, "The Citadel":
BREAKING IN — After Stephen (Robbie Amell) returns from the brink, he thinks he has a clue to what happened to his father, but his fellow Tomorrow People are not sure they believe him. When the Tomorrow People learn some disappointing news from John (Luke Mitchell), they make an unexpected decision about their future. The Tomorrow People finally get a lead on Ultra's secret research lab and they devise a dangerous plan to free all those being held captive there. Meanwhile, Stephen's mom introduces Stephen and his brother Luca (guest star Jacob Kogan) to a new man she is dating, but Stephen is having a hard time getting a read on him. Peyton List, Aaron Yoo and Mark Pellegrino also star. Sarah Clarke, Jeffrey Pierce, Ty Olsson ("Supernatural") and Robert Gant ("Queer as Folk") guest star. Eagle Egilsson directed the episode written by Jeff Rake and Grainne Godfree (#110).
Here's a description for episode 2.09, "Don't Die on Me":
CAT AND VINCENT'S RELATIONSHIP IS IN DIRE CONDITION — In order to prevent Vincent (Jay Ryan) from further injuries, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) helps protect Tori (guest star Amber Skye Noyes) when her life is threatened, revealing a new, unexpected mystery. Meanwhile, Vincent's stubborn attempt to intervene leads to life-changing consequences, which causes Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Cat to grow closer. Nina Lisandrello and Austin Basis also star. Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Eric Tuchman (#209).
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm