Hugh Jackman wants another meeting with Deadpool. Could Peter Capaldi play multiple roles on Doctor Who? And a ton of details from Transformers 4. Plus, Carrie Fisher wants to bring back Princess Leia's famous hairstyle. And see new posters for Lucy and The Giver. Spoilers now!
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Hugh Jackman is once again inventing movies he'd like to see Wolverine in:
We sort of took a pretty strong choice on Deadpool, where we kind of stitched him up. And I love the character of Deadpool and I think that the sort of badass, fast-talking, funny, annoying Deadpool vs Wolverine would still be cool. We've sort of done it, but I think we could have done that much better.
The whole Internet pretty much agrees that they could have done that better. At least this one has a better chance of actually happening, compared to him being in The Avengers. [IGN]
And now it's time, once again, to try to figure out how long Jackman will continue to play Wolverine. He told Vulture:
But I don't want to lie and say I'm definitely doing the next one. Because since X-Men 1 and 2, where I had a two-picture deal, I haven't made the decision until I've seen the script and know who the director is. And I don't have scripts yet. But I am working with Jim [Mangold] on another Wolverine movie, and I would like that to happen. I feel like the scripts and story lines are getting better and better. So I'm not going to do it unless we stay on that trajectory. I don't want to ... There's no point in doing it if you're like, "Eh, it's sort of there ... " And everyone will say yes to it because it's got a following, but I want to keep it up there, for me and for the fans, out of respect. So I won't sign on until we see it. But I'll be very honest. Would I like it to happen? Yes. Do I want it to happen? Yeah, because I'm enjoying it. But I do know there is a use-by date to all this stuff, you know?
. . . And the truth is, right now, I would like to be able to continue playing it, but I probably have higher standards to get me there. And see, Jim [Mangold], he pushed me. Just like he pushed me on Kate & Leopold. So even though I had done Wolverine five times before, he was like, "No, no, no." And he was right on me, every day, right to the last day. But he inherited a script — remember Darren [Aronofsky] was going to do it? — and of all the things Jim can do, he's as good of a developer of a script as he is anything. So I'm really excited to see what we can come up with together, and working with him, to find something from scratch. And already he's come up with an outline for something that is completely different for Wolverine.
He also hinted at something that might make it to the screen:
Old Man Logan, maybe?
We did look at that, because I am rapidly approaching Old Man Logan! [Laughs.] It does, some mornings, feel like the most appropriate way to go. That's in the mix of discussions, yeah.
As for X-Men: Apocalypse, Channing Tatum said the deal was nearly done for him to join the cast as Gambit:
I hope to be joining — everything's not done yet. I've obviously been in talks, and we're on the one yard line. I'm always afraid of being like, 'Yes it's totally happening' and then it doesn't happen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gambit's introduction in Apocalypse would set the character up for a standalone movie. [The Hollywood Reporter]
A few, a very few, details about Carrie Fisher's role in Episode VII have come out in interviews with her (even though, in both, she compares the secrecy to D-Day). The first is that her return as Princess Leia came with condition that she lose 35 pounds, which she did over the last year. The second is that Fisher is advocating for a return of her character's iconic hairstyle. She said on BBC Radio Wales:
I'm fighting for the buns, but that's always what I'm doing. I think they should make an appearance if I just walked by a rocket window and I was in buns.
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michael Bay talked about how they work with car companies to make the films, saying of Transformers 4's Lockdown, who is a Lamborghini Aventador, "He's just a bounty hunter, so they were okay with that."
As for Bumblebee, who starts as a modified '67 Camaro before becoming a 2014 custom-made version, Bay said, "GM is actually shrinking the Camaro now, and we were like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa.' So we worked with the designers, making it wider and neater. I told them, 'Be prepared — customers are going to want this.'" [Entertainment Weekly]
Fifteen minutes of footage were recently screened in Sydney, which was similar to what we saw at Cinemacon. And the description of the footage reveal a fair amount about the plot:
- There was a quick shot of an actual raptor style dinosaur, not a transformer. Obviously something tied into the dinobot that maybe tells there story? Not sure.
- Shane (boyfriend) is introduced right after Prime breaks out of the barn. Prime obviously gets away and Shane rocks up in his Rally Car to pick up Cade, Tessa, Lucas and escape. They get chased by FBI dune buggy style cars that looked pretty cool.
- Now this next bit was slightly disappointing. GALVATRON IS REMOTE CONTROLLED BY HUMANS! The humans send in Galvatron to get Prime and fight starts. Galvatron gets beat up but once Lockdown arrives and shoots Prime, the humans pull Galvatron out. So he lives on and will probably pop up later in the movie I would assume!
- There is still no reason behind why Lockdown is on earth so can't shine light there but once Prime has been shot, Lockdown pulls him up into the ship by the net and this is also the point where Tessa gets stuck in the net with Prime. Cade runs and grabs the net but falls.
- As Prime is getting pulled up in the net he says again "calling all autobots!"
- There was a little extra footage of Ratchet being shot up but not a whole heap more to confirm if he is killed
- Cade pilots one of the Alien small spaceships. Lands on a guys car in the middle of the city. Guy asks Cade if he has insurance. Cade responds to the guy something along the lines of "It's a spaceship! Do you really think I need insurance on a spaceship!" Relatively funny scene.
And here's a new TV spot. [Comic Book Movie]
Ridley Scott has reportedly flown to Sydney in order to scout locations for Prometheus 2. Last week, Scott was given a tour of the Fox lot in Sydney and production staff was flown in from other Australian locations for meetings. [The Daily Mail]
Duncan Jones tweeted that the film has wrapped production. [via The Wrap]
Final day on Warcraft now officially... wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM. Goodnight/good morning twitter!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 23, 2014
The film's release date has moved up to July 25th, pitting it against Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Hercules. Below is a new poster. [First Showing]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Here are a few photos from the film. More at the link. [Entertainment Weekly]
Following close on the heels of Edgar Wright's departure from Ant-Man comes the news that Drew Goddard is leaving the Daredevil Netflix TV series. Replacing him as showrunner is Steven S. DeKnight, who also wrote for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was showrunner on Spartacus. Goddard is reportedly leaving due to his commitment to the Sinister Six film and will continue to be a consultant on Daredevil. [Variety]
Here's another rumor about the filming that was going on in Lanzarote. At the time, the announcement that the Doctor would be returning to the scene of an "old adventure," people assumed that the "old adventure" in question was "Planet of Fire," which filmed at the same location.
Now, the theory is that the return might actually be to the "Fires of Pompeii," which guest-starred Peter Capaldi as Caecilius. This could be true, as Steven Moffat has said that they won't ignore the fact that Capaldi has been in Doctor Who before. The explanation could go even further, and incorporate Capaldi's role in Torchwood: Children of Earth as John Frobisher, as Moffat has also said:
I remember Russell told me he had a big old plan as to why there were two Peter Capaldis in the Who universe, one in Pompeii and one in Torchwood.
When I cast Peter, [Russell] got in touch to say how pleased he was, I said 'Okay, what was your theory and does it still work?' and he said 'Yes it does, here it is'…
It's actually quite neat.
Let's see if we get to see Peter Capaldi act against himself. Fingers crossed they add in Malcolm Tucker just for funsies. [Unreality TV]
All the salt for this completely unsubstantiated rumor: A new Star Trek TV series will begin after the next movie finishes production. And they might be thinking of at least partially rebooting The Next Generation in the new universe, if the rumor that they're looking to cast a young Deanna Troi is any indication. [Star Trek Online Forum]
The Walking Dead
Filming reports say that a large number of the cast has showed up filming away from the Terminus set. Among the cast was Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Durira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Chad Coleman (Tyreese) and Chandler Riggs (Carl). The new set is an abandoned house that was previously rumored to house Beth and Father Gabriel Stokes (who hasn't officially been confirmed as a character in the new season.) So it could be that they're filming the main group finding Beth. [The Spoiling Dead via HNGN]
Co-creator John Fawcett said that we will "absolutely" see Sarah, Alison, and Cosima together by the end of the season:
Absolutely. That's sort of the structure of the season to some degree. Alison's kind of dealing with her issues in treatment, and Cosima is trying to seek the answers to her own mortality and trying to cure herself, and Sarah is out digging into the mysteries of LEDA. All three of these elements certainly come around and tie together.
Here's a promo for episode 2.07, "Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things." [via SpoilerTV]
Agents of SHIELD
While Clark Gregg said that the cast doesn't know anything about what's going to happen in season 2, he also said that there was a chance that Fitz was being healed in TAHITI. At the same panel at Comicpalooza, Brett Dalton said that Grant's feelings for Skye are genuine and Ming-Na Wen says she ships Coulson/May. [SpoilerTV]
Mark Sheppard will be a regular in season 10. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The show is looking for a DJ to show up in episode 9 and "spin . . . with a purpose." [E! Online]
Witches of East End
Get ready for a bunch of new characters when the show returns this summer. Starting with Alex, who is "ridiculously beautiful, confident, and intelligent—she also has a dark side. By night Alex transforms into kickass soldier who is proficient in any and all weapons." [E! Online]
Recurring in season 2 will be Steven Berkoff as King Nikolaus, Wendy and Joanna's father, a powerful warlock who rules Asgard with an iron fist. Also added to the cast is Ignacio Serricchio, although his role hasn't been named yet. [SpoilerTV]
A&E's adaptation of the French show has cast Mark Pellegrino as Jack, the father of twins who died in a school bus crash and returned four years later. [Deadline]
Here's the description for the season finale, "We Are Grounders, Part 2":
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - Clarke (Eliza Taylor) pleads with Bellamy (Bob Morley) to do the right thing as conflict on the ground comes to a head. Bellamy forces Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) to make a difficult decision. Raven (guest star Lindsey Morgan) and Jasper (Devon Bostick) work against time and Finn (Thomas McDonell) makes a bold move. Meanwhile, the situation on the Ark comes to a stunning conclusion. Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick and Chris Larkin also star. Dean White directed the episode written by Jason Rothenberg (#113).
Here's a sneak peek at episode 3.09, "Minute of Silence." [via SpoilerTV]
And here's a featurette:
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm