Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

And there are a whole lot more wild rumors for Star Wars Episode VII where that came from. Marvel could be making another Incredible Hulk movie after Avengers 2. There are contradictory rumors about the fate of Superman in Superman Vs. Batman. And Eve Myles talks the return of Torchwood. Spoilers now!

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Now the rumors are really flying, so season everything with salt unless it's officially confirmed. The latest (reportedly from a Movie Pilot story that has now been taken down) says that that new female role will be played by Lupita Nyong'o — and she will be playing Asajj Ventress. Along with that major rumor, here are a few smaller ones:

    • Daisy Ridley will be playing a member of the Solo Family.
    • Max Von Sydow will be providing his voice only to a character that will run right through the new Trilogy.
    • Luke Skywalker will be the 'Obi Wan' type character of the new trilogy.
    • Han Solo is the High Commander of the New Republic
    • Leia is now the 'Queen Regent of the Republic'
    • The Big bad is not a Sith Lord

    [Aggressive Comix via Jedi News]


    Batman Vs. Superman/Justice League

    Matt Damon joked about the rumors that he'd be playing anything in the upcoming films, telling CNBC:

    Since they made Ben Batman, I've been showing up at his house every day dressed as Robin, but my little campaign I don't think has gone too well so far.

    Sounds like the rumors are just that — but he did say that he'd be willing to play Aquaman to benefit the Water.org charity. [Digital Spy]

    Movie Pilot has a round-up of rumors from the NeoGAF forums. Some of them (the villains will be Luthor and Metallo and Batman forms a UN-style organization to stop Superman) we've seen before. We've also heard that Aquaman shows up because Man of Steel hurt the seas, but new to this rumor is that he won't be called "Aquaman" in the film. New rumors about the new characters include that Wonder Woman first appears undercover as an investor to retrieve some item about Wayne Enterprises, the Batmobile will be more Burton-style than Nolanesque, and Luthor will buy the Daily Planet.

    And we have rumors about Superman's fate: Metallo "kills" him, or else the film ends with Superman in exile, and with the Justice League serving a government-approved team. That seems kind of contradictory. [Movie Pilot]


    The Hulk

    We have no clue if these remarks by Lou Ferrigno mean he knows something, but he told local radio station in Minnesota that a solo Hulk-movie is coming up:

    Now, because he saved the day [in the Avengers], they're making another solo Hulk movie after the second Avengers comes out.

    Now, he could just believe the same rumors everyone's heard, but Ferrigno was also recently revealed to be voicing the Hulk in Age of Ultron, so he could have some inside knowledge. [Latino Review]


    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Speaking of Age of Ultron, here's the photo that Robert Downey Jr. posted to his Facebook page. [Facebook]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Here's a new TV spot:


    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Here are two new character posters. [Imp Awards]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    Godzilla

    Here are a bunch of clips and behind-the-scenes footage. [Shock Till You Drop]


    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

    Steve Jablonsky's in the midst of recording the score for the fourth Transformers, and one of the photos he posted on his Facebook page of John Finkleam, Bruce Fowler, Steve Jablonsky and Jeff Biggers at the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage had sheet of paper with these minor spoilers:

    • Optimus / Joshua Talk
    • Taking To The Streets

    [Transformer World]


    The Walking Dead

    Director Greg Nicotero says that he made sure to make the cannibal question ambiguous, telling Zap2It:

    Oh, of course [it was intentional]. I know what she's cooking, and people will find out next season what she's cooking, but yeah, absolutely. I'm really proud of that episode.

    Nicotero will be directing in season 5, but he won't say which episodes he'll be back for. [Zap2It]


    Star Wars: Rebels

    A sneak peek at Hasbro's new toy line showed a figure with the description "Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi," which seems to be confirmation that Obi-Wan's going to be in the new series. The photo is below. [Jedi News]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    Orphan Black

    Co-creator Graeme Manson hinted about the role Cal, Kira's father, will have in upcoming episodes, saying:

    He's a very important part. When Sarah can't trust anyone, here's a guy who she's taking a risk on trusting. How deeply is she going to trust him? Not the whole way. But she does need allies. It would be nice for her to trust someone. Can she trust Cal completely? Not yet. Should she? Well, it's Orphan Black. We were always looking forward to meeting Kira's father. And we always wanted to make him a surprise But also, his biology may be very important in the mystery that is Kira.

    He also explained how Jennifer came to be:

    It's interesting. In a practical sense [the video diaries are] an efficient way to introduce a new clone without overly taxing Tatiana in an already ridiculously busy slate. But also, really what it is, is she's a mirror for Cosima. She's someone that Cosima can look at, and go, look at that hearty person and look what I could be in for. Look at the stakes here. And I think those are the stakes that Delphine wants her to see to get her on side with the Dyad for reasons of her own health.

    As for the car crash at the end of the last episode, Manson says he thinks the driver "was just random" and that "all we know about that car is that it's orange." [Entertainment Weekly]

    Here are short descriptions for episodes 2.05 and 2.06:

    Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est

    Season 2 | Episode 5 | Original Airdate: May 17th, 2014 | 9:00PM

    Rachel goes on the warpath, lashing out at Sarah's nearest and dearest. While she tries to keep her loved ones safe, an unexpected visitor threatens to derail Sarah's plans.

    To Hound Nature In Her Wanderings

    Season 2 | Episode 6 | Original Airdate: May 24th, 2014 | 9:00PM

    Sarah joins forces with an unlikely and untrustworthy ally, following a trail of clues that she hopes will lead her to the origins of the clone experiment. Cosima and Delphine make a discovery that could prove to be the key to treating her illness. Alison finds herself in unsavory company at rehab.

    [SpoilerTV]

    Here's the promo for episode 2.04, "Governed As It Were By Chance." [via SpoilerTV]


    True Blood

    Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) will pay a major recurring role in the final season. His character is Mr Gus, a "Japanese businessman living in Texas, whose bigger-than-life, urban cowboy demeanor nearly rivals the size of his large Stetsons." [Deadline]

    Go here for more photos from season 7. [Coming Soon]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    Torchwood

    At C2E2, Eve Myles said that she's still hoping for another season of Torchwood, saying:

    You want a series 5? Me too.

    . . . [A new season would be] a really complicated, kind of really huge, huge thing to put together," but "we're all hoping, keeping our fingers crossed. Everywhere we go, me and John [Barrowman], there are 'Torchwood' fans.

    [Hitfix]


    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin said that there are twists coming in the season finale that even she doesn't know about:

    Absolutely. In fact, I know that they have something up their sleeve that we the cast have not been made privy, in terms of the absolutely final moments of the season. I know that they are going to reveal something about the theme of next season, but we actually don't know what it is. I don't know that anybody does, outside of the boys and the people who filmed it. But other than that, we will tie up some odd loose ends, for sure, there will be a marriage, and I can tell you that someone's going to be burned at a stake – there's that doozy!

    [TV Line]


    The Vampire Diaries

    Go to the link to see a video interview with Ian Somerhalder. [E! Online]


    Outlander

    Go to the link to see the new trailer. [TV Guide]


    Doctor Who

    Here's some set video from episode 8.03, showing the Doctor fighting with a spoon. More details about that scene here. [Blogtor Who]


    Arrow

    Here are some set photos from the finale, including a brief shot of Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul. [Candagraphs]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    Agents of Shield

    Here are two sneak peeks from episode 1.21, "Ragtag."


    Dominion

    Here are three character posters from Syfy's upcoming show based on the film Legion. [SpoilerTV]

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Is Lupita Nyong'o Playing Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: Episode VII?


    The Last Ship

    Here's a new promo.


    Falling Skies

    Here's a promo for the new season:


    In the Flesh

    Here are synopses for episodes 2.03-2.06:

    Episode Three

    Season 2 | Episode 3 | Original Airdate: May 24th, 2014 | 10:00PM

    Fate throws Kieren and ULA member Simon together on the Give Back Scheme. Simon reassures Kieren that he's not leading Amy on, but the pair comes to blows when Kieren thwarts his plan to free two caged rabids. Meanwhile, PDS Sufferer Freddie Preston, returned from the grave to find his childhood sweetheart, Haley, shacked up in their marital home with her new boyfriend. Haley is allowing him to stay in the spare room until he's back on his feet. But Freddie struggles with the notion of 'til death do us part' and is determined to win back the woman he loves. It's when Kieren is thrust into the aftermath of Freddie's plan, he's finally able to see Simon's views in a different light. Even though he hates the thought of hurting Amy, he can't help but follow his heart.

    Episode Four

    Season 2 | Episode 4 | Original Airdate: May 31st, 2014 | 10:00PM

    Kieren is conflicted about seeing Simon behind Amy's back, and frustrated by his cult leader persona around the adoring undead of Roarton. However, Simon proves how much he cares by stepping into Kieren's world and having Sunday lunch at the Walkers. Unfortunately, Amy witnesses the loved up pair en route to Kieren's house and is crushed by their betrayal. A tipsy and trouble-making Jem provokes Kieren into a confession which sends shockwaves round the family – and astounds Simon. Meanwhile, Roarton council member, Philip, can't reconcile himself with MP Maxine's questionable politics and the two go head-to-head. Seeing Philip as a thorn in her side, Maxine orchestrates his downfall.

    Episode Five

    Season 2 | Episode 5 | Original Airdate: June 7th, 2014 | 10:00PM

    Kieren finds the strength to shed his contact lenses and cover up mousse in public for the first time. However, he's wrongly accused of freeing the rabids at the GP surgery and hauled in front of the increasingly tyrannical Parish council. Disappointed by his parent's reaction, Kieren seeks out Simon and is floored to discover he has disappeared. Meanwhile, Simon returns to the city to receive instructions from the Undead Prophet. But his faith is rocked for the first time, causing him to question his beliefs.

    Episode Six

    Season 2 | Episode 6 | Original Airdate: June 14th, 2014 | 10:00PM

    The season climax takes place against the backdrop of Roarton's annual winter fete. Danger is descending on Kieren; Simon believes he's the key to a Second Rising and HVF member, Gary believes Kieren is planning an attack on the town. Determined to publically out him as a ULA terrorist, Gary pushes things too far and leaves Kieren's sister Jem, with an impossible decision. Meanwhile, MP Maxine's deepest secret is revealed when she has a public meltdown at the fete. The villagers finally see her for what she really is, but not before tragedy touches Roarton.

    [SpoilerTV]

    Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer