Jeremy Renner says there's been "rumblings" of him appearing in Captain America 3. Ridley Scott doesn't know when Prometheus 2 will get made, but he does have scripts for that, Blade Runner 2, and The Martian. Arrow begins filming Felicity's story. And new photos showing the return of the Daleks to Doctor Who. Spoilers now!
Top image: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron
In Empire magazine, both Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon talked about the Hulkbuster armor and the perpetually teased Iron Man/Hulk battle:
Kevin Feige: "It's a bespoke suit. The back-up plan in case things go awry."
"The Hulkbuster is from after my time [as a reader], but even I knew what a big deal it was," Whedon added. "It makes sense because there's no one who can really go up against Hulk, but more importantly, those guys are best friends, so what that battle is and what it means is fascinating to me."
The same interview has Whedon teasing a bit more about the sequel:
It's more epic and in other ways it's more noirish and suspect and devious and specific. ... Ultron ... he's got a touch of the apocalypse in him.
Feige went on to hint that Ultron is going to come perilously close to defeating the Avengers:
Ultron was the villain Joss wanted, from midway through production on the first film, to have serious repercussions for The Avengers. We unveiled a poster here which is nothing but Ultron after Ultron after Ultron clawing at the beginning to defeat all of our Avengers. That's what a lot of this movie is about.
And the last from the Empire story: photos of Jeremy Renner on set and in costume as Hawkeye. [Comic Book Movie]
Captain America 3
Well, this one's interesting: Talking to Collider about his upcoming schedule, Jeremy Renner hinted that Clint Barton could be appearing in a non- Avengers movie:
There are rumblings of Captain America 3. I don't know what's going to happen there. I've got to find the time, man (laughs). I'm trying to stay home and I can't.
Which would be interesting all on its own, but it got even more interesting when Joe and Anthony Russo, who will return to direct Captain America 3, responded. They told Super Hero Hype:
"Unfortunately we can't (comment)," Anthony said, "It's too specific to what the movie may be."
Joe did chime in and teased, "There are certainly characters that Cap is close to or has a strong relationship with that would make sense appearing in his films. I think that's all we can say about it."
Blade Runner/Prometheus 2/The Martian
Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown on all of Ridley Scott's upcoming projects. It looks like the order of production is The Martian, followed by the Blade Runner sequel, and then Prometheus 2. Of The Martian, Scott says that Andy Weir's novel is "like Robinson Crusoe—if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive?" He also revealed some filming info:
"I think I'm going to shoot in Budapest," he says. "And we'll probably shoot in Wadi Rum for Mars. I like Wadi Rum—it's the best view I've ever seen of what could be Mars."
Scott says that the Blade Runner sequel will probably come after The Martian. He also says the script, as written, does include the return of Harrison Ford:
"It's written and it's damn good," Scott says of the Blade Runner sequel. "Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident," he says with a laugh (referring, no doubt, to Ford's Star Wars injury). "So yes, that will happen."
As for Prometheus 2, Scott says:
"That's the problem," Scott says. "I've got a lot of ducks in a row. But they're all written."
In the wake of Richard Attenborough's death, director Colin Trevorrow tweeted a tribute to Attenborough's character which'll be found in Jurassic World's theme park. [Slashfilm]
In Memoriam. pic.twitter.com/5jL7Sh9Hpr
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 25, 2014
Big Hero 6
Here's a new image from the upcoming animated film. [Sci Fi Now]
From David Ramsey's Instagram comes a look at Diggle with his new child. [via SpoilerTV]
And executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted that episode 3.05, called "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" has started filming. [via SpoilerTV]
This isn't a huge surprise for anyone, but Mark Gatiss confirmed that Sherlock and Doctor Who will remain separate universes. He said that they "are never going to meet." [Blogtor Who]
Go here for more promo photos from this week's episode, "Into the Dalek."
Person of Interest
Guest starring in episode 5 of the new season is Jason Ritter as Simon Lee, "a whip-smart, political Wunderkind" who executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman say has "an incredible gift of foresight." [IGN]
Here's a set photo from Albert Kim's twitter account. [via SpoilerTV]
— Albert Kim (@MagicBranch) August 25, 2014
And here's a Gotham/Sleepy Hollow promo. [via SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek at episode 4.11, "A Promise to Be Dead." [via SpoilerTV]
The final season has been given three extra episodes to wrap everything up. So instead of the usual 13, there will be sixteen. In addition to this news, the press release gave a little bit of information about the final season:
Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Silk), a tough yet loveable Succubus who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore who live among humans, Bo has resisted choosing an allegiance to either the Dark or Light Fae clans. Instead, she has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.
In the blow-out final season, Bo goes to hell and back to try to save the people she loves, triggering an explosive chain of events that play out over the exhilarating final episodes.
The Walking Dead
Here's another season 5 promo. [via Coming Soon]
Below's the description of episode 1.11, "The Third Rail":
Episode 1.11 - The Third Rail
(Airs September 21, 10:00 pm e/p)
Setrakian leads Eph, Fet and Nora in the hunt for the Master's lair. Left behind at the pawnshop with Mariela, Zack risks his safety for Mariela's sake.
Teleplay by Justin Britt-Gibson and Chuck Hogan; directed by Deran Sarafian.
Episode 10.04 will be called "Paper Moon." [SpoilerTV]
Witches of East End
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Madeleine Monson-Rosen