A character we'd thought was cut will appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past after all. Doctor Who is guest-starring another legendary hero. Watch tons of behind-the-scenes Spider-Man footage and a Guardians of the Galaxy featurette. Plus, George R.R. Martin hints we might not know the full story of last weekend's big event. Spoilers now!
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
Anna Paquin's Rogue, who we'd previously heard had her scene cut from the film, will still show up in Days of Future Past, with a representative from 20th Century Fox saying that it's "essentially a cameo." [Buzzfeed via First Showing]
Here's a Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy Q&A. [Yahoo!]
Here are two new featurettes, one on costuming extras for one of the 1970s scenes and one on Magneto's helmet. [via Coming Soon]
We've moved beyond casting rumors and now have a whole new category: Tatooine rumors. The National has photos from dunes near Abu Dhabi that show a large encampment of tents with workers moving around what look like parts of a film set. One photo, The National claims, looks like the same technology as the escape pod from A New Hope, leading to speculation that the site is a set for Tatooine. See the photo below. [The National via Club Jade]
Producer Matt Tolmach cautions against expecting a certain line-up of this villain team, saying "nothing is sacred." Co-producer Avi Arad explains the thinking behind that:
When you translate comic to film the word 'classic' means the first fifty issues. Because after that we all made changes; changes that had to do with science-fiction turning into science. I think just the need to move this world forward.
So, of course we'll make adaptations about these guys and what was their motivations because many of them have multiple motivations. It depends, is it ultimate Spider-Man? Is it Spider-Man? Is it some three-piece issue that takes them to space? We have a bigger responsibility to represent the character of the villain as it was conceived, because that way it will survive the test of time. All the rest... that's a movie. What an opportunity to make— can you imagine seeing Paul Giamatti in a leather suit? I think they would have killed us. They gave us a hard time with the Lizard.
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Here's some b-roll footage showing the making of this film:
The third episode is rumored to be titled "Robots of Sherwood." And recent images from the set seem to reinforce the idea that it has a Robin Hood theme. A few photos by Ryan Farrell show guest star Tom Riley in a Robin Hood-esque costume and Jenna Coleman in a red dress. More photos at the link. [Doctor Who TV]
Over on Observation Deck, there's a round-up of more photos and video from the set, the most revealing of which is a vine from Ryan Ferrell showing Peter Capaldi, as the Doctor, yelling "I haven't always got a plan, I'm not made of plans!"
Game of Thrones
Now, readers of the books think they know who killed Joffrey, but George R.R. Martin seems to hint that we might not know the full story yet:
In the books — and I make no promises, because I have two more books to write, and I may have more surprises to reveal — the conclusion that the careful reader draws is that Joffrey was killed by the Queen of Thorns, using poison from Sansa's hair net, so that if anyone actually did think it was poison, then Sansa would be blamed for it. Sansa had certainly good reason for it.
As Warehouse 13 enters its final season, star Joanne Kelly talked about whether the show's talk about settling down and having children would lead to Pete and Myka following that path:
I do think you see a fundamental change in these characters' relationships, as I think you do across the board in the show. That's all I got to say about that.
Executive producer Jack Kenny gave a little bit more detail, but not much:
There's an arc that Eddie and Jo have in the last six episodes that's really fun to see unfold. And you see a lot of it unfold, I mean, you see the beginning of that — of the sort of cracking of that iceberg — at the end of Episode 4.
But then it really starts to come to fruition in five and six.
Amelia Rose Blair says that Willa will come into her own as a vampire under the tutelage of Tara. Listen to the interview at the link. [Entertainment Weekly]
Bellamy is very protective of Octavia, because he literally delivered me when he was a very, very young boy. Imagine how shocking and extreme that would be, for a kid to do that. But as soon as my mother handed me to him, she told him 'this is your responsibility.' So he has a very protective nature over me, but naturally, since Octavia's been locked up under the floor, concealed like a caged animal, and then thrown into a prison, now that she's on Earth she's like 'Hey. I'm free. I can do whatever I want now, so can you lighten up?' And there's a lot of back and forth and push and pull that goes with that.
Thomas McDonell talked about the upcoming love triangle between Finn, Clarke, and Finn's first girlfriend, Raven:
It gets tricky for them. Their biggest obstacle will be Finn's other girlfriend, Raven, who's now down from space. He thought he'd never see her again, then suddenly, there she is. Plus, she's a total babe and everybody loves her. She kind of saves the day.
He just can't help himself. He fell in love with Clark, but he also remained in love with Raven. It's tricky business.
McDonell also says that the rest of the season goes "exponentially up in craziness" with "war" breaking. [TV Line]
Jordan Gavaris says we should be keeping our eye out because Felix's new relationship may not be what either the character or the audience may see coming:
There is a particular connection this season that I think they'll find interesting and satisfying and it's the right thing for the characters. It may not be what he expects but he certainly deserves it.
A new character will be coming to the show soon: Kaleb, a paranormal psychologist, who does no like the Mikaelsons. [E! Online]
Here's a promo for episode 1.19, "An Unblinking Death." [via SpoilerTV]
Agents of SHIELD
Here's the promo for episode 1.19, "The Only Light in the Darkness." [via SpoilerTV]
Here are the descriptions of the first two episodes:
Episode 1.01 - Night Work
A woman and an explorer investigate the murder of someone close to them, engaging a sharp-shooter and Dr. Frankenstein for help.
Episode 1.02 - Seance
Vanessa and Sir Malcom search for answers at an Egyptionist's party; Madame Kali hosts a séance; Ethan befriends a young Irish immigrant.
Addtional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Ryan Plummer