Steven Moffat explains what has to happen for us to get a Doctor Who movie. Watch a new Jurassic World clip! Mysterious casting news for Star Wars: Rogue One, Suicide Squad, and the Arrow/Flash spinoff. Gambit may not be in X-Men Apocalypse. Plus, what happens when the original Agents of SHIELD team reunites? Spoilers!
Top image: Doctor Who.
Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed are purportedly in talks to join the film in unspecified roles. [ The Wrap]
Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch has been confirmed to return in the movie. [ Comic Book Movie]
Rapper turned actor Common has joined the film in an undisclosed role. [ THR]
Universal has shifted around the release dates of several of its movies. Pacific Rim 2 will now release August 4th, 2017, Warcraft on June 10th, 2016, and the Mummy reboot has been pushed back a year, to March 24th 2017. [Variety]
Channing Tatum has revealed that Gambit may not make a cameo appearance in the movie, as previously thought:
“You know, I don’t know if I’m at liberty to say,” Tatum said while promoting “Magic Mike XXL.” “But I don’t think I want to introduce Gambit until you can really explain who Gambit is.”
Owen scarpers from the Indominus Rex in this new clip.
Black Widow and the Scarlet Witch take the spotlight in this new featurette. [ Coming Soon]
Executive Producer Wendy Mericle has been promoted to co-showrunner. [ Spoiler TV]
Marc Guggenheim talks about the consequences of Thea’s resurrection:
That’s something we’ve been talking about a lot in the writers’ room. You can expect that there will be more consequences. We’ve sort of established, very clearly, that the Lazarus Pit returns you, but not always in the condition in which you left. There’s a lot of stories still to be told with Thea and her recovery.
And here he is on the end of Ray and Felicity’s relationship:
They’re pretty well and truly kiboshed. They do have a very meaningful exchange in episode 22, but we’re not going to do an off-again, on-again, off-again thing with them. Romantically, this is where we leave them. But their scene in 22 — in fact, I was in the editing room today on 22, and I’m watching that scene, and I had to remind myself that they broke up. Regardless of who you “ship,” and people’s feelings about Ray and Felicity, there’s a lot of chemistry between Brandon and Emily. Even when they’re broken up, I watch them on screen in that scene in 22, and I feel all the chemistry, and I have to remind myself, “No, they broke up in 20!”
Franz Drameh has been cast as Jay Jackson. Here’s how the press release describes the character:
Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete, whose pro-career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew.
Following the casting call for an African american “mystery hero,” many speculated that the role would be for the hero Static, but this background has more connections with the backstory of Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg. [CBR]
Speaking to the Radio Times, Steven Moffat discusses the potential for a Doctor Who movie:
“You can’t make a movie that damages the TV series,” he told RadioTimes.com at Wednesday night’s Bafta TV Awards nominations party. “That’s the only thing I’d say about it. I’m very happy for there to be a movie, very happy [for there] to be a theatre show – anything you like – but the TV show is incredibly important and must not be hurt. Everybody knows that.”
Asked whether he would like to see the film eventually happen, Moffat replied: “If someone can work out how [a movie] actually works, I’ve got nothing against it, but no one’s ever been very clear about how it actually works. It’s not really got that far and it’s not my job. I can neither action it nor stop it.
“We haven’t really, to be honest, got an answer to it. All this story is nothing – there’s not been a story for years.
“I’m sure there’s money to be made out of it but that’s not the point, is it? We are British, the BBC. We are there for the art.”
Syfy has released a list of premiere dates for several programs. Here’s the run down:
- Defiance: Friday, June 12 at 8PM
- Dark Matter: Friday, June 12 at 10PM
- Killjoys: Friday, June 19 at 9PM
- Dominion: Thursday, July 9 at 10PM
- Sharknado 3: Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM
[ Spoiler TV]
Ryan Murphy discusses the genesis for the show with Entertainment Weekly, who also have a few first look images:
Brad and Ian and I, all three of us, were always obsessed with the ’80s/early ’90s slasher genre that was always about young people and always about coming of age. So we loved that and we decided to sort of be inspired by that idea. That was sort of the impetus of it. It’s sort of the idea of what would happen if you put something like Heathers meets Friday the 13th to those genre pictures like Massacre on Sorority Row, that early-to-late ’80s exploitation horror thing.
I really like the idea of doing a comedy and doing sort of anthological comedy. What I love about it is when it’s funny, it’s funny. And when it’s scary, it’s scary. One thing too that I hear all the time from women about American Horror Story is, “I love the idea of it but it’s too scary and I can’t watch it.” So the question we asked is, “How do we keep it scary but write something for that audience?” It doesn’t have the gore of American Horror Story but it certainly still has the scares.
Here’s some dialogue teasers for “High Sparrow”:
“He saved me from being a joke, from that day until his last day. And I couldn’t save him in return”
“You have profaned our faith, the faith of our fathers and forefathers.”
“It would seem that way, but Lord Tyrion was always very good to me.”
“Come on. Let’s find a brothel.”
“A man wonders, how is it that no-one came to be surrounded by Arya Stark’s things?”
“Now I’m not a learned man, but the best way to help the most people might not be sitting in a frozen castle at the edge of the world.”
More at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Another week, another teaser and poster from Jeff Bell and Entertainment Weekly. Here he is on the original Team Coulson getting back together in “The Dirty Half-Dozen”:
Will we see a bit of internal conflict with Skye, based on the fact that she’s now struggling with a lot of things—namely, seeing Ward again, and her family issues?
There’s a scene between the six of them—our six original people—and it’s maybe…I don’t know if it’s my favorite scene of this season, but it’s certainly a top three or four scene of the season, of all six of them together. And part of the reason is that it does everything. You’re reminded of how good they used to be, how good they were together, and what went wrong. The guys did a lovely job on it.
Veronica Mars’ Percy Daggs III will appear in “Patriot Brains”. Here’s the episode press release:
PERCY DAGGS III (“VERONICA MARS”) GUEST STARS — Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate the mysterious death of a former sniper, Everett (guest star Ronald Patrick Thompson), who has been working as an instructor at a paintball facility. They begin questioning family members including Everett’s ex-wife and her new husband Sean (guest star Percy Daggs III) and realize things are not what they seem. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) continues to get closer and closer to the truth, and Blaine (David Anders) does the unthinkable.
[ Ksite TV]
Here’s a very brief synopsis for “The Prisoner”:
DEAN IS ON A RAMPAGE — When it comes to the Stynes, Dean (Jensen Ackles) decides to take matters into his own hands. Sam (Jared Padalecki) tries to come to terms with his decision.
And here’s the synopsis for the Season finale, “I’ll Be Thinking Of You All The While”:
GOODBYE, MYSTIC FALLS — In the aftermath of Alaric (Matt Davis) and Jo’s (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) powerful nuptials, things take a dramatic turn when an uninvited guest shows up, leaving Elena (Nina Dobrev) in terrible jeopardy. Despite Matt’s (Zach Roerig) advice to leave town to protect herself, a defiant Bonnie (Kat Graham) takes matters into her own hands after finding herself on the receiving end of a twisted plan. As Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) reach an emotional crossroad in their relationship, a reunion with Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) faced with a decision that could change his life forever. Meanwhile, Lily’s (guest star Annie Wersching) reckless actions cause Stefan to realize the lengths to which his mother will go to reunite with her “family.” Finally, after a devastating chain of events, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life.
[ Ksite TV]
Finally, Emma and Regina discuss Emma’s past relationship with Lily in this clip from “Lily”. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders.