Bryan Cranston allegedly wants to play a certain X-Men villain. Arrow’s latest villain will also appear in Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. We almost had more of the X-Files revival than six episodes. Plus, new clips from iZombie and Agents of SHIELD, and David Duchovny talks Twin Peaks. Spoilers get!
The Internet has spun the wheel once more, and now decided that The Hulk will not appear in either Captain America: Civil War or Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, but instead Thor: Ragnarok. Joblo are reporting that the third Thor film will focus on an alien planet that is neither Earth or Asgard, and will see the Odinson team up with Bruce Banner to face a deadly, apocalyptic threat—with Mark Ruffalo being a major supporting character in the film in the vein of Black Widow’s appearance in The Winter Soldier. As ever with rumors like this, take it with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, Tom Hiddleston claims to know little about his involvement in the film:
You know, I genuinely do not know. I wish there was something I could tell you. I haven’t spoken to anyone at Marvel for about two years. That universe is expanding at such a rate, so…your guess is as good as mine.
I mean, I’m interested to see what’s happened in the time between. I like to believe that actually [Loki] runs Asgard pretty well. The trains run on time and he keeps the streets clean. [Laughter] I honestly don’t know.
Steve Zahn has been cast as an undisclosed Ape in the film. [Coming Soon]
While discussing his upcoming movie Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg offhandedly mentioned the fact that he’ll be working with Harrison Ford (maybe as director?) on the fifth Indy movie soon:
Now, I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison, so then it’ll be five for Harrison, four [movies] for Tom [Hanks].
Guillermo Del Toro has teased a potential film project in an interview with the Guardian, about a Luchador who discovers that all politicians are vampires, and makes it his life’s journey to hunt them down. Following the release of the interview, Del Toro took to Twitter to clarify that Silver was currently just an idea for a future project, rather than his next project, a black-and-white independent movie.
A film adaptation of the other RL Stine book series, about murder mysteries in a small Ohio town, is apparently ready to go—depending on the success of Goosebumps. [/Film]
Speaking at NYCC, Bryan Cranston has expressed an interest in playing the classic X-Men villain Mr. Sinister—after he had already spoken about his desire to play a wholly new Villain for a Marvel movie:
You know what I’d like to do? I’d like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic. Create one from scratch… I don’t know what I would do but it would be nasty.
An alleged photo of a Lego set for the upcoming movie appears to show Batman in possession of some Kryptonite for his tussle with Superman—and what might even be a kind of Kryptonite gun. We knew the substance would be in the film, of course—Lex Luthor stares at a glowing green meteorite in the SDCC trailer—and it’s not exactly like Lego is entirely trustworthy when it comes to depicting events from the movies it licenses, but still, it could be a hint. [Movie Pilot]
Trek Core has some set pictures from the film’s location shoot in Dubai, for what appears to be an action sequence set in a futuristic city—follow the links to see the pictures.
Another day, another Instagram picture from the movie’s set via Milla Jovovich—this time, however, it’s a blurry tease of a screenshot from the film.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Neal McDonough has confirmed that his Arrow villain Damien Darhk will appear in Legends and The Flash as well:
You go back to the League — I did an episode of Legends last week — and I look exactly the same in 1975 but you see he’s not as confident and doesn’t have such an agenda forty years ago as he does now. So it’s fun to play the different times, you know? Going back in time with Legends, and The Flash, with The Flash, I’m just this crazy, fun, enjoy everything while I kill everybody type of character. It’s just nuts.
I’m enjoying the power that I have because it’s my time, It’s not Savage’s time, it’s not Ra’s al Ghul’s time; it’s Damien Darhk’s time.
The 1980’s supernatural series about a mysterious man in control of an island that could grant people’s true desires—which starred Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize—is being eyed for a reboot. TV Line report that this time the show will star a female lead, and the setting is now a San Francisco-based company simply named Fantasy Island rather than an actual island.
Mike Colter discusses where the series will pick up for Luke after Jessica Jones comes to an end:
I can tell you what they’ve allowed me to, which is basically, Luke Cage will take place a few months after Jessica Jones. So in real time, if you watch Jessica Jones, you’ll find [at the end] Luke Cage uptown in Harlem, working, trying to make ends meet. Luke Cage really hasn’t figured out what he’s doing. He’s tending bar, he’s bouncing around. And for good reason, he’s a fugitive, he has some skeletons in his closet.
He’s trying to basically stay off the radar. The people he hangs around with, though, are in need. Ultimately, he’d rather be alone, but with the way he’s equipped he does step up. That’s what it’s about, it’s about finding that inner feeling to make you want to take action. Sometimes we just sit around, and sit on our hands and don’t do anything because it’s like ‘hey, that’s not my problem.’ You can’t do that when you’re a superhero. You have these gifts, now use them.
For some extra fun, there’s also a brief video of audio from the interview, where Colter discusses—and exclaims—Cage’s traditional “Sweet Christmas!” catchphrase, which he confirms does appear in both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. [Comic Book]
Chris Carter teases that the show’s revival was almost for a run of seven episodes, rather than six:
It was almost about to happen. We were planning for it. The script was written. I even called people to find out if they were available to direct, and it just didn’t happen. If there are more X-Files to be made, certainly it will be one of those.
Mulder ponders whether or not we truly are alone in this stylised teaser trailer.
David Duchovny has stated that he may return to the series as the transgender DEA agent Denise Bryson:
There is a chance I’ll show up on Twin Peaks. That’s all I can say. I’ve been frightened into silence.
Chris Vance has been cast as the comic book villain Non, a “brutal Kryptonian military officer who is sinister, powerful and angry”, and will appear in the show’s eighth episode. [THR]
Melinda May delivers a serving of ass-kicking, three ways, in a new clip from “A Most Wanted (Inhu)man” debuted by Variety:
Liv goes full-on Frat Boy in a new clip from “Zombie Bro”.
The tattooed adventures of Jane Doe continue in this, the Blindspot NYCC sizzle reel.
Finally, Willa Holland discusses’ Thea’s evolution from spoiled Queen brat to Speedy in a new interview.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Avengers: Age of Ultron.