Check out Avengers set footage, and a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes promo featuring "more than 80" apes. Gotham casts the Penguin's mother. Arrow adds another character to Oliver's flashbacks. Clark Gregg previews a "guerrilla" Agents of SHIELD for season 2. And what's next for the Proletheans on Orphan Black? Spoilers now!
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David Dastmalchian (Prisoners) has signed on to play some role in Ant-Man. Exactly what that role is has been kept under wraps by Marvel. [Deadline]
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Here's some set footage, set to an epic score despite its mundane nature, by Mattia Renaldo. [Film School Rejects]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos and concept art from the book Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films. More at the link. [Slashfilm]
And here's a TV spot. [Coming Soon]
Game of Thrones
HBO confirmed that the show would in fact be filming season five in Seville. Exact locations will be revealed closer to filming but HBO did mention that they will use "several natural locations." [Winter Is Coming]
In other filming location news, an Israeli news site reports that the show is scouting in Israel. Specifically, they're looking at Timna Park, located near the city of Eilat in Israel, with the scouts interested in the red stone formations and mountains of the valley. The interest in the red stone formations suggests that Israel will join Seville in standing in for Dorne, this time as the Red Mountains. [Winter Is Coming]
Carol Kane (Taxi) is joining this show as of episode two, playing Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin. Her character is described as "a proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur." [TV Line]
Joining Devon Aoki in Oliver's flashbacks will be Karl Yune as Maseo Yamashiro, making the pair of new castmembers a married couple. Maseo Yamashiro will be introduced as Oliver's handler, teacher, and friend. [TV Line]
Here's a new promo image for season 3. [SpoilerTV]
Agents of SHIELD
In a recent IGN interview, Clark Gregg spoke a little bit about the shape of SHIELD in season 2:
Well, Coulson got to watch himself pre-memory wipe describing why he thought the whole Tahiti Project was a bad idea. He was talking about all the things that were happening to the people they were using on it and why he suggested they can the whole thing — and looked pretty shaken while he was saying it. So I've got to suspect that some of the stuff he saw and some of those patients have some version of the stuff that's going to happen to him. So we go from having no SHIELD at all, with a director on the run, to a tiny Guerrilla SHIELD with Agent Coulson at its head, and maybe not in his own right head. That sounds fun. That sounds like an interesting Season 2.
The show is prepared for season five to be the show's last, filming two possible endings: One to wrap everything up, and one in case the show goes on. Said Eric Balfour:
The writers are of the opinion that you don't get the opportunity to see the finish line very often on a television series, so knowing that we have the ability to sort of plan for that – and we have [the length of] two seasons to do it, it's not like it's tomorrow — I actually am of the opinion that I hope we do it, because I would love to give the fans a real ending and honor the show that way.
The season premiere is tentatively titled "Soul Survivor," and will introduce the new recurring role of Rowena. She's described as "a tough but elegant woman who will stop at nothing to reclaim her power base" and the show's looking to cast someone who either has or can fake a Scottish accent. [TV Line]
July 20th's episode will feature a road trip with Eric and Pam. [TV Line]
The next episode will have a lot of Malia: there's her budding friendship with Lydia, a meltdown, and a "highly anticipated hook-up." [TV Line]
Witches of East End
We're going to see what came through the portal at the end of the premiere, and it's more than just estranged son Frederick. [TV Line]
Bonnie, it seemed, survived the season, and the Proletheans aren't done for good. Executive producer Graeme Manson adds, "They're much reduced, but an angry Prolethean is a scary thing." [TV Line]
The Walking Dead
Here's a video of the cast and crew called, "Props, Kills, and Explosions":
Here are the descriptions of the first three episodes:
Episode 1.01 - Sassenach
World War II combat nurse Claire Randall is transported back to 1743 Scotland, where she is kidnapped by Highlanders and meets an injured man named Jamie.
Episode 1.02 - Castle Leoch
Claire is taken to meet the Laird and befriends the mysterious Geillis Duncan; the clan decides to keep Claire as a prisoner after they learn of her medical skills.
Episode 1.03 - The Way Out
Jamie helps Claire tend to a sickly child; a story told during an evening's entertainment gives Claire hope for her freedom.
Here's the synopsis for episode Episode 2.07, "If You Could See Her Through My Eyes":
Datak is framed for a bizarre murder and turns to an unlikely ally for help; Irisa discovers more about her destiny after encountering a mysterious stranger.
A tweet from Daegan Fryklind revealed the season premiere's title. [via SpoilerTV]
— daegan f (@daeganf) July 2, 2014
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer