Zachary Quinto talks the state of Star Trek, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman preview Doctor Who, and Chris Pratt describes the new park that's up and running in Jurassic World. Ted 2 starts filming! Plus, what Easter eggs are hiding in Guardians of the Galaxy? Spoilers now!
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Even though it hasn't been announced officially, Zachary Quinto told a Sky News reporter that Roberto Orci would definitely be directing the third movie in the rebooted series.
And speaking with IGN, Quinto gave a status update on the movie:
The great thing about [the Star Trek] experience has always been that it has evolved and unfolded very organically and I think that is the case for where we are now. They are working on the script. They are taking it to the next level and I am sure within the next weeks and months we will get more information on when it is going to happen and what the story is. It is in formation mode now.
Guardians of the Galaxy
In the Collector's lab, there are a ton of Easter Eggs, including the Howard the Duck cameo we've been hearing about. Here's James Gunn talking about them:
All right, in the Collector scene I saw a Dark Elf, I saw a Chitauri.
I heard that's where Howard the Duck is [NOTE: He is, right above the Collector the first time you see him]. Are these things just there because he's a collector? Or are they teases for the future?
Yeah, I mean, there's a lot of stuff in the Collector's Museum. And for me, it was mostly just really fun. As a Marvel fan, giving the actual fans something that they can freeze frame on their Blu-Ray at home and just kind of pick out everything that's in there. So there are, I mean, seriously all those boxes have something interesting in them, so it's pretty fun.
Tons more at the link. [Slashfilm]
It looks like the film has started production. [via Slashfilm]
Here's an interview with Chris Pratt, where he talks about the Park and what it's like. [Total Film]
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Here's a new poster. [SpoilerTV]
The Walking Dead
Executive producer Denise Huth told Entertainment Weekly that every scene of the season premiere is a spoiler, even as Michael Cudlitz says, "It certainly looks like we're heading to DC." Listen to the interview at the link. [Entertainment Weekly]
Once Upon a Time
Joining the cast for the Frozen storyline are John Rhys-Davies as the voice of Pabbie the Troll King and Tyler Jacob Moore (Shameless) as Prince Hans. [Entertainment Weekly]
Here's a video interview with Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue where they talk about chasing a snow monster and the upcoming season. [K Site TV]
Joining the cast in recurring roles in Syfy's TV adaptation of the Terry Gilliam movie are Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue) and Tom Noonan (Hell On Wheels). [Deadline]
Here's the press release confirming the casting:
NEW YORK – July 29, 2014 – Syfy's adventure thriller, 12 Monkeys will commence series production August 6 in Toronto, Canada. The season, consisting of 13 episodes, stars Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse) and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker).
Syfy also confirms additional casting, inking Tom Noonan (Damages, Hell on Wheels) and Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue) for recurring roles.
Noonan portrays a mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. Imposing and intelligent, Noonan's character will be at the center of the conspiracy. A Yale alumnus and former professor, Noonan is known for his edgy roles, most notably as the "Tooth Fairy" serial killer in the popular Michael Mann film, Manhunter. Noonan is represented by Vanguard Management and AKA Talent Agency.
Hampshire will portray Jennifer Goines, a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the mystery of the 12 Monkeys locked away in her head. Canadian actress Hampshire has starred in Cosmpolis and will next be seen in the CBC series Schitt's Creek alongside Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Hampshire is represented by Intellectual Artists Management and Creative Drive Artists.
Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven served as producer on the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas's executive on the series. Natalie Chaidez (In Plain Sight, V, Heroes) is the executive producer/showrunner and Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita), who co-wrote the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producers. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas's executive on the series. 12 Monkeys is produced by Atlas Entertainment, with Universal Cable Productions.
Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of Cole (Stanford), a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. The series will explore the themes of fate, destiny, love and the possibility of second chances.
Wendy Crewson will recur in the miniseries as Martha Warren, Harris Enzmann's (Gil Bellows) boss. Warren is described as "an elegant woman with a polished exterior, but a formidable adversary." [Deadline]
Empire previewed its upcoming cover story with a few choice quotes from Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman:
Elaborating on the kind of man this new Doctor will be, Capaldi stressed his enigmatic qualities. "He's more alien than he's been for a while," he explained. "He doesn't quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval." His co-star agreed. "With Matt's Doctor [Clara] felt quite safe, really," said Coleman. "She knew she'd be caught if she was in danger, but this guy is a lot less human-friendly and a lot less patient. He's more removed and inaccessible. You can't quite access him in the same way."
Here are synopses for the next two episodes:
Episode #77: "May Be the Last Time"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah (Anna Camp) in Dallas. Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill (Stephen Moyer) recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.
Written by Craig Chester; directed by Simon Jayes.
Episode #78: "Almost Home"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
With his prey in sight, Eric reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie puts her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill. Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara (Rutina Wesley). Violet (Karolina Wydra) eyes payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.
Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Jesse Warn.
Here's the synopsis for episode 1.07:
Episode 1.07 – "For Services Rendered" (Airs August 24, 10:00 pm e/p)
Setrakian, Eph, and Nora formulate a plan to track down the Master using Jim as bait. Eichhorst and Setrakian's pasts are revealed. At the Luss home, Neeva struggles to protect the children while encountering a mysterious stranger whose help she may not want. Teleplay by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; directed by Charlotte Sieling.
And here's a video of Eph and Nora:
Here are sneak peeks for tonight's episode, "Shelter." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek at episode 4.07, "Weaponized." [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a behind-the-scenes photo showing Matt Barr on set. [Multipleverses]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Madeleine Monson-Rosen