Is another villain really being teased for Amazing Spider-Man 2? And get a look at the new Transformers, some uncanny details about the Flash will be revealed in the next Arrow, and a Fringe co-star joins the 12 Monkeys TV show. Plus, new photos from Dracula. Spoilers ahead!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Another entry from the Daily Bugle tumblr, titled "Shake, Rattle and Rob":
By Ned Leeds, City Bureau
The NYPD are the city's greatest heroes, but sometimes even heroes are left scratching their heads. For instance, when $200,000 goes missing from the armored vault at G.K. Mason Bank.
Detective Stan Carter of the NYPD Major Crimes Unit was on scene to comment, stating, "There's still a lot we don't know, but it looks like some kind of sustained vibration literally shook the door off its hinges and ripped the walls apart in the process." Security cameras inside the bank were damaged upon the immediate forced entry of the robber, denying police a clear view of the perpetrator or the means of rupturing the vault.
When asked if the NYPD had concerns that the nature of the crime might indicate heightened super-human activity, Carter said, "There's no evidence to point to that yet. When we catch him, we don't expect anything more than a common crook with a clever toy."
Like other of these viral marketing entries, this one seems to hint at a villain who could appear in the sequel. This time, it's Shocker. [Coming Soon]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Here's a new TV spot. [via Coming Soon]
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Go here for a complete set of new photos from the movie, including Nicola Peltz being grabbed at by a stand-in for a robot hand. [Slashfilm]
This reboot now has a release date of April 16, 2016. [Coming Soon]
It sounds like DC wants to do something with Aquaman, either a TV series or a movie, but it's all amorphous right now. Geoff Johns told Variety:
He's a priority character for the company.
. . . There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most well-known characters among superheroes, and in popular culture.
It's still a question as to how DC is making Aquaman a "priority." An Aquaman pilot was made in 2006, and it wasn't well received. Another option is a movie, tied into the universe being formed by Man of Steel and its sequel. But it seems unlikely we'll see an Arthur Curry cameo in Batman Vs. Superman, since the movie's already rumored to be cluttered with superheros –Wonder Woman and Nightwing, to start – but who knows? Maybe they'll ditch one of those for Aquaman. [Sci Fi Now]
The next episode, "The Scientist," will reveal more about Barry Allen. In particular, the TV show will reveal a tragedy in his past that is very true to his comics counterpart. His presence may also signify a turn towards the more extraordinary plots and ideas found in comic books. According to K Site TV:
With the whole "Miracle" storyline in the past on the island and whatever Brother Blood is cooking in the present, it seems extraordinary elements are entering the world of Arrow, and it is those extraordinary elements that bring Barry to Starling City. Perhaps intentionally, I get a bit of an X-Files vibe from this guy; he's quite curious about the unexpected.
Episode 2.12 will be called "Tremors." [SpoilerTV]
The Syfy project based on Terry Gilliam's film has cast Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, The Walking Dead) as Ramse, the best friend of Cole (Aaron Stanford). He helped Cole survive the end of civilization and will prove "critical" to the team that makes Cole's time travel possible. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Here's some unsurprising-but-pleasing-nonetheless news: Barbara Hershey will reprise her role as Cora/Queen of Hearts from Once Upon a Time in the spinoff. So far, she's only scheduled to appear in one March episode. [TV Guide]
Episode 12 will be called "Indispensable Men." [SpoilerTV]
Here's the description of episode six, "Arrythmia":
HEARTBREAKING TIMES AND CRIMES ON AN ALL-NEW "ALMOST HUMAN" MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, ON FOX
Detective John Kennex and Dorian respond to a suspicious death at a hospital where - before having a fatal cardiac arrest - a man claimed someone was trying to kill him, and inexplicably knew his exact time of death. As the investigation unfolds, a black market for vital organs is uncovered in which bio-mechanical hearts can be resold and remotely "shut off." As the team fights to find the pulse of this 2048 tech-centric crime, Dorian reconnects with a decommissioned DRN in the all-new "Arrhythmia" episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Dec. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HU-103) (TV-14 L, V)
Go here for a complete set of promo photos from episode eight. [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story
Here's a description of nine, "Head":
1991: A young Hank, out hunting with his father, has a traumatic experience.
Today: Fiona approaches Marie Laveau with a surprising proposition: an alliance between Marie's tribe and the Coven against a common enemy. However, Marie rebuffs her. Meanwhile, Hank reports to the high-powered CEO who has set him on his life's dark path – his father – and is shocked to learn the truth behind Cordelia's blinding. At the Academy, Myrtle has a reunion with Pembroke and Quentin, which does not go well for them, and also renders aid to Cordelia... who finds herself having to sternly broker a peace between Myrtle and Fiona. At the hospital, Nan defies Joan's wishes and visits Luke. Her clairvoyant gifts help her help both mother and son... until Luke reveals a disturbing truth from his family's past. At Cornrow City, Queenie undertakes to give Madame LaLaurie an education in black history. As Cordelia tutors Misty at the Academy, a terrified and regretful Hank returns to beg her forgiveness, but Cordelia sends him away. Marie has given Hank an ultimatum, and Hank, backed into a corner, takes extreme measures.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm