There's a supposed breakdown of Age of Ultron's opening battle, news about Jupiter Ascending's "insane" stuntwork, and a new Insurgent cast member. Plus, the Game of Thrones showrunners promise the biggest season finale yet and major secrets will be revealed when Teen Wolf returns. Spoilers now!
Top image: Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art
Avengers: Age of Ultron
According to Latino Review, the opening of the sequel takes place immediately after Captain America: The Winter Soldier's post-credits scenes. According to them, the film launches immediately into a major set piece:
The opening set piece and big action scene has The Avengers as a team attack that rogue outpost Hyrda cell run by Baron Von Strucker. He has Loki's staff, and also possesses Chitauri weaponry. The Avengers are there to basically clean it all up. But that's not all, Von Strucker also has the corpse of a leviathan!
Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch fight alongside Von Strucker against the Avengers. The Scarlett Witch uses her powers and cast a hex on the Hulk into thinking that the Leviathan is still alive. It's safe to say some serious Hulk smashing ensues. More on Hulk in a minute.
Eventually The Avengers win, capture the staff and the bad guys. The team then goes back to Avengers Tower and have one poppin' party. The whole team takes turns trying to pick up Thor's hammer Mjolnir. This is their party thing.
Tons more at the link. Other tidbits from this report include a possible Black Widow/Bruce Banner relationship that's on hold due to Banner's fear of hulking out and that Thor is no longer with Jane Foster. As is standard with these kinds of things, especially when they're unsourced, grains of salt are required. [Latino Review]
Eddie Redmayne told Total Film that the stunt work he had to do as the villain in Jupiter Ascending was intense:
My first day of filming was falling through a 'Grav Trough', which is a sort of zero gravity tunnel. I was strung up 30ft into the air with this extraordinary brace around me, flung down these wires and sent spinning in the air to recreate a kind of gravitational pull...
I'd never done anything like it - I usually do little period dramas, so it was completely insane!
Channing Tatum backed up Redmayne on how much work had to be done, giving more details on the preparation:
It was completely original choreography, so it wasn't like we had to learn kung fu. I slide up and down walls and building and glide through air.
I was out there six weeks before we started, just trying to create new things that you haven't seen before.
Gravity doesn't exist, obviously, so you're trying to figure out different ways to create. Is it just wires? Do you put bouncy shoes on my feet? Do you put rollerblades on?
There's nothing that goes from skating straight to sideways, so they created these boots that did that.
Keiynan Lonsdale has joined the now-long-titled The Divergent Series: Insurgent cast as Uriah. [Coming Soon]
Guardians of the Galaxy
Here's a Gamora poster. [Fandango]
Here's a featurette about the making of this post-apocalyptic drama. [Coming Soon]
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Game of Thrones
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are promising that Sunday's finale will be the greatest one yet:
It's the best finale we've ever done, bar none. The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi—all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we've produced. We're immensely proud of 'The Children.' And a little intimidated by the episode, because now we have to get back to the business of season five and figure out a way to top it.
Here's an extended promo for the finale. [via SpoilerTV]
The Walking Dead
Executive producer Dave Alpert hinted that the show could run for a very long time, saying:
I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be. We know where season 11 and 12...we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we're lucky enough to get there.
Oh, True Blood: Episode 2 will feature a same-sex love scene between two non-gay characters, with the requisite strings attached. [TV Line]
Tonight's season finale will feature a change for Clarke and Bellamy, but the romance plot is between Clarke and Finn. [TV Line]
And here are two clips from the finale:
There are no current plans for the return of Dana Tomas (Tess Paras). [TV Line]
The show's first episode back will show Stiles, Lydia, Scott, Malia and Kira going to a club, with two of the five reportedly engaging in "some seriously dirty dancing." And the premiere will end on a shocking cliffhanger. [E! Online]
Moving on to later in the season, episode 3 will reveal what new lacrosse player Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) is, along with other, more wild, secrets. [TV Line]
Here's a promo for the new season:
Witches of East End
The premiere will have a totally surprising romance for Ingrid. Whatever, I'm still sad that they killed off Enver Gjokaj's character. [TV Line]
Here's a video featuring Lourdes:
Under the Dome
Here's a photo from the premiere. [SpoilerTV]
Beauty and the Beast
Here's the promo for episode 2.19, "Cold Case." [via SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Madeleine Monson-Rosen