A major character from the Walking Dead comics may have just joined the show, according to set reports. Anthony Daniels hints that C-3PO has a big storyline in The Force Awakens. There’s another Batman v. Superman rumor. Plus a major status quo change on Agent Carter. Spoilers avaunt!
Benicio del Toro confirmed that he’s in this movie, playing someone who is “like a villain.” And filming apparently begins in March. [rac1.org via StarWars7News]
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) is pretty dismissive of the prequels and their over-reliance on greenscreen, but says it was refreshing to work with J.J. Abrams and have actual sets. And he offers some hints about C-3PO’s role in the film: “While meticulously directing every moment of Episode VII, and giving 3PO time and space to do his thing, JJ is far too respectful to suggest that he change the droid’s ways in any way. There was, however, some debate about a certain issue, whose outcome will become apparent in due course.”
He adds, “The screenplay was very good as far as C-3PO was concerned, but I had no idea what was going on in the rest of it. Still don’t. When JJ told me the story of the new one, my eyes sort of glazed over.” So it sounds as though 3PO gets some fairly meaty stuff in this new movie, including a “certain issue” that could change his life somewhat. [The Guardian]
Spinoff Online posted some new posters, including a cool Spanish-language one showing Kylo Ren and the First Order, plus a few others. No clue if these are genuine or not. More at the link.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ezra Miller (The Flash) reportedly confirmed that he’s making a cameo appearance in this film, that he has long hair, and that his Flash costume will have a “post-apocalyptic” appearance. This all comes via a fan Twitter account, with no real sourcing, so all of the grains of salt are indicated here. [Comic Book Movie]
Scratch another rumor. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar) says he has “nothing to do with” this movie. [The Playlist]
Here’s a poster!
Captain America: Civil War
Mark Ruffalo told BadTaste.It that the Hulk was in the script for Civil War, but he was cut out of the film, because Marvel doesn’t want to reveal where the Hulk is just yet. Ruffalo’s not sure if the Hulk will be back any time soon. [via Coming Soon]
Yep, you read that right. The first movie isn’t out yet, but Sony is already in the early stages of developing a sequel. [The Tracking Board]
Untitled Claire Denis Film
This film, being directed by Claire Denis from a script by Denis, Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Smith’s husband Nick Laird, just got a star. Robert Pattinson will play an astronaut who travels beyond the solar system in a “future that seems like the present.” [Screen Daily]
Game of Thrones
The show is still filming those scenes involving the Greyjoys, Theon’s family, battling over who gets to be their new leader. And set reports claim that these scenes include Theon’s relatives Euron (played by Pilou Asbæk) and Aeron (played by an unknown actor).
But—and here’s the surprising part—also present in the biggest Ironborn scene to date is Theon Greyjoy himself. Alfie Allen has been seen on location in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. Here’s a Youtube video of an aerial view of the huge scene being filmed, although you can’t make out any individual actors:
There’s no pictures of Alfie Allen on set yet, but two different sources who witnessed the filming have apparently confirmed his presence among the Ironborn to Watchers on the Wall.
And Allen is definitely in Ballintoy (where the Iron Islands are filmed), because he posed for photos there with Gemma Whelan, who plays his sister Yara Greyjoy. Note that Theon has apparently gotten a haircut:
Separately, the production seemed to be filming a huge bridge scene, possibly the moment when Balon Greyjoy (Theon’s father) falls to his death.
Here’s a shot of the filming at “carrack-a-rede rope bridge”:
And to add to the massive spoilers, inside sources also say that not only is Jaime Lannister heading to the Riverlands (a place that he visits in the books)—but so is a surprising character: Arya Stark. Yup, if these reports are to be believed, Arya is leaving Braavos and the Faceless Men behind and returning to her homeland. And she might even be meeting up with the Kingslayer. As with all unsourced rumors, though, take this as unconfirmed for now. [Watchers on the Wall]
Speaking of Arya, here’s a video of a stuntwoman (standing in for Arya) jumping from a balcony in Braavos onto the first floor of a nearby tavern, in a pretty spectacular stunt. [via Watchers on the Wall]
Meanwhile, Girona, which stands in for King’s Landing as well as Braavos, is preparing to film a huge scene where a horse walks down the steps of the Girona cathedral—possibly something involving the Sparrows? [Watchers on the Wall]
The Walking Dead
According to the Spoiling Dead fans, the character of Jesus appears to have joined the show, something people have been speculating about for ages. They write: “At this time we DO NOT know who is playing him. He is described as being about 5’11. We were told he has dark blonde hair. He’s wearing a green stocking cap.”
And there’s a description of a scene that was just filmed, in which Rick and Daryl arrive at the store at the market, and Jesus (or the person who appears to be Jesus) is already there. Rick and Daryl are yelling at each other, and Daryl shouts, “Damn it, Rick!” Then Jesus runs up to them, and says either, “We’ve gotta go, we’ve got seven minutes,” or “We’ve gotta go, I’ve got seven minutes.” And apparently the scene was full of tension.
Bear in mind there’s no photos of this newly added character yet, nor is there confirmation that it’s actually Jesus. [The Spoiling Dead Fans]
Meagan Good, who plays police officer Lara Vega, talks to Ebony about learning to use the weird gadgets in this futuristic world:
It’s a lot to learn: everything from how the gadgets work [to] what they’re supposed to do specifically. Even with the hand movements, it’s literally a science and almost kind of an alphabet, what the language is. It’s just a really, really interesting world, and we’re learning everything as we go. It’s not easy, I’ll say that. But it’s been really fun. And also, to know a lot of these things are potentially going to exist in the future. You have the selfie drone, where it comes off your wrist and goes in the air—that’s actually being worked on right now! It’s really interesting.
The Vampire Diaries
Caroline Forbes is going to “get her bite back” this season, says actor Candice King. “We’ll see her coming in as a badass, and sometimes she might act without thinking things totally through.” And Caroline in particular will take a hard line with the Heretics, whom she “doesn’t like or trust very much.” [TV Line]
Here’s your first look at Clarke after her “Grounder makeover” this coming season. [TV Line]
Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) is getting a pretty huge promotion in the SSR for season two, judging from Marvel’s latest tweet. [TV Line]
Here’s a poster for season five, which premieres Oct. 30. [KSiteTV]
Wanna see a new video, focusing on HRG and what he’s been up to? Hit the link. [Spinoff Online]
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