Simon Pegg talks Star Trek 3 rumors. An unlikely mutant has joined the cast of Deadpool. Plus, the latest on Constantine, and what's next on Walking Dead, Agents of SHIELD and iZombie. Behold, Spoilers!
Top image: Game of Thrones.
Here's Elizabeth Olsen discussing Scarlet Witch's costume and powerset:
Is that pretty much the costume you have for the whole movie?
Elizabeth Olsen: Well, no. For the film, that world is very specific so it's almost like hospitalish, and the way that we designed costume and character is based off of these two kids being on their own and using whatever they can to their best ability. Like if they see a street vendor, they just grab something off the street vendor, so it hints to Eastern Europe but it's also kind of this gypsy, vagabond feel as well.
In that scene at the end of Winter Soldier we see the character manipulating objects with telekinesis and then today we learned that your character can get in the minds of people. Can you talk about the ability and power set of this version of Wanda?
Elizabeth Olsen: Yeah. So, I am able to go into someone's head and make them see their almost like –I can feel and see what they feel and see, so it's not just manipulating them. But what I love about her is that in so many superhero films emotions are kind of negated a bit but for her everything that someone else could feel, like their weakest moment, she physically goes through that same experience with them, which is pretty cool. So if they have a biggest darkest fear, I could see that.
Newcomer Brianna Hildebrand has been cast as the obscure mutant from the comics known as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a telepath with precognition. [ THR]
Simon Pegg has denied rumors that Idris Elba will play a Klingon character in the movie, saying "I heard there's a rumor he's been spoken to about stuff, so he may be in the film, but he won't be a Klingon." [via CBR]
Audra McDonald has been cast as Garderobe, one of the Prince's servants who is turned into a talking wardrobe in the original animated film. [ THR]
Jay Besu has been tapped to write the script for the adaptation of Hideo Kojima's classic video game. [Deadline]
Here's some new production artwork featuring Angel, posted to instagram by Bryan Singer. [via First Showing]
George R. R. Martin will not write a script for the show's sixth season, citing his work finishing the next book in the series, Winds of Winter, as the reason on his LiveJournal:
[A]fter wrestling with it for a month or so, I've decided not to script an episode for season six of GAME OF THRONES. Writing a script takes me three weeks, minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels. And really, it would cost me more time than that, since I have never been good at changing gears from one medium to another and back again. Writing a season six script would cost me a month's work on WINDS, and maybe as much as six weeks, and I cannot afford that.
[via Watchers on the Wall]
Peter Dinklage has indirectly confirmed that Tyrion survives into season six — by saying that he keeps asking the producers if he gets killed off. (Since he said this after filming on season five was completed, that means he's still alive next year.) [ ABC News]
Here's Nathalie Emmanuel on Missandei and Grey Worm's relationship in the next season:
The relationship with Grey Worm develops more this season. She begins questioning it and what it might mean for her, and their feelings are getting stronger," says Emmanuel, before cautioning that they're very emotionally fragile because of their dark pasts. "With these two characters, it's something that can't be rushed. People have expectations of what they want that storyline to do, but these two characters have come from such horror, and to be in this scenario and even possess these feelings towards another person isn't going to feel comfortable for them in the short-term.
[ Daily Beast]
The wildling known as Rattleshirt has been recast — the character, last seen in season 3, will be played by Ross O'Hennessy. [ Watchers on the Wall]
The same Watchers on the Wall article also has an interesting tidbit confirming that Richard Brake will return to the show this year as his controversial White Walker character, the Night King.
Warning: Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons are after the following video. Skip beyond to the next section if you want to avoid book spoilers.
Here's a new featurette that focuses on the Bastards of Westeros (the illegitimate children, not just unpleasant people).
And now for some fairly surprising casting rumors. Actors Alan McKee and Matt McArdle have been cast in unspecified roles in season five. And Redditor TownIdiot25 made the connection that — based on their appearance and the fact that they were cast close together — the two of them could potentially play Griff and Young Griff, characters Tyrion meets on his way to Essos — a storyline that was previously thought to have been ditched by the show. (And Young Griff turns out to be the presumed-dead Aegon Targaryen, Daenerys' relative.)
Although the Reddit thread is pretty much pure speculation, talk of the 'Fake Aegon' plotline has also been bolstered by a Q&A Nikolaj Coster-Waldau did with HBO Nordic, where he waved about a model of a duck, calling it out as a specific spoiler for book readers. Ser Rolly Duckfield, known by his nickname as Duck, is the master-of-arms knighted by Young Griff/Aegon in the books. Needless to say, if the Griffs are in the show this season, it would change the course of the show quite dramatically.
This is all highly circumstantial though, so take it with a portion of salt big enough to melt the Wall down in seconds. [via Winter is Coming]
Here's Scott Glen on playing the role of Matt Murdock's mentor, Stick:
"Daredevil" was fun and also daunting, demanding and – I was going to say "challenging," but that's too weak of a word – demanding in one area that I'd never done or thought about doing as an actor, which is being blind. And all of a sudden, they want me to play a guy who not only is blind, but a blind martial arts master and swordsman and assassin. And I've fooled around with and been in the world of martial arts, for many, many years, but it meant doing all that stuff blind, which when I first got the job, I had no idea how I was going to do at all. So I hope I pulled it off.
Andrew Kreisberg hints that Mark Hamill's Trickster could return in later episodes to team up with the Rogues. [THR]
Colton Haynes has thrown cold water on talk that a major character could die in the upcoming "Broken Arrow":
"I don't think it's as serious as everyone took it. It was just a very emotional scene" that he was commenting on. Meaning, there might (might) not be any signfiicant deaths. "We will be saying goodbye to people," Haynes allows, "but I think it was just kind of blown out of proportion."
[ TV Line]
A small update on the status of the show: according to executive producer Daniel Cerone, the writers have to pitch ideas for the show's second season by the end of April, at which point NBC will decide whether to continue with the series. [ CBR]
Two new episode titles have been revealed: "The Girl Who Died," and "The Woman Who Lived." These are the episodes guest-starring Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, and the BBC press release has more details:
Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures — 'The Girl Who Died' written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and 'The Woman Who Lived' by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound (Cucumber) also joins the guest cast alongside Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
Rob Thomas briefly discusses Major's future role in the series beyond being Liv's ex-fiancé:
He works at a home for runaway teenagers [as] a social worker, and those teenagers start going missing off the streets of Seattle. As he looks into that, he stumbles into a zombie universe.
[ TV Line]
Blaine is annoyed that Liv stood him up for a fresh supply of brains, in this TV Line exclusive clip from Tonight's "The Exterminator".
Lennie James talks Morgan's appearance in next season:
Morgan is obviously in a much different mental state this season than when we last saw him. Will that be explained in Season 6?
James: As with the change we saw from the man in the pilot to the man in "Clear," there was, for want of a better word, an origin story to how Morgan had lost his mind. There is an origin story to the Morgan we meet in the season finale. I don't know which way it's going to be told, but I am pretty sure that origin story will in some way, shape or form will come to light in Season 6 and explain who this Morgan is.
Has Morgan always had those ninja skills?!
James: I can say that the skills you see him displaying in the finale, he's been taught.
[ TV Guide]
Here's Colin O'Donghue on Emma's potential to turn darker in the rest of the season:
"The second half of this season is about the struggles that heroes and villains each have. And what great about the show is it's never cut and dry. It's never as easy as a villain is a straight villain or the heroes are pure heroes. They've all done something that they regret, but learn from it in a positive way." As for the Savior specifically, Hook's portrayer says, "We've seen moments where you could see where Emma could maybe become darker. Whether or not she does is a whole other thing."
[ TV Line]
Flash back to what happened to Bobbi and Mack the day SHIELD fell in this clip from "One Door closes". [Coming Soon]
Sam and Dean each get some downtime in this clip from "Inside Man".
Finally, here's a new promo picture from TV Guide magazine featuring Milo Ventimiglia's character, a villain known as the Ogre. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.