Anthony Mackie isn’t interested in a solo Falcon movie. Rhet Reese talks about his approach to Deadpool 2. A familiar face returns to Agents of SHIELD. The Dark Tower movie casts a Fury Road star. Plus, Monica Reyes returns to The X-Files, and Matt Murdock gets all tied up in a new Daredevil teaser. So many spoilers!
The Dark Tower
Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Abbey Lee has been cast as ‘Tirana’ — a character who has a very minor role in the book series. But according to Deadline, Lee is playing a major character, described as “sexy and dangerous” and having “fake human skin and cold snake-like eyes” — so this might be a name change, or potentially a fake name to disguise her role.
Captain America: Civil War
While discussing Falcon’s role in the movie, Anthony Mackie says he wouldn’t like the idea of starring in a solo Falcon series:
No, I don’t know man. I don’t know. I like going to work with good people… be able to go to work and meet these people and see the way they work and kind of delve into their process as well is really a learning experience for me. So I feel like when you go to work and it’s just you and it’s me — ‘Look at me, haha’ — it takes away from that.
Ron Howard has purportedly signed on as the director of Robert Downey Jr.’s live action adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio (not the Disney version, for once). [Tracking Board]
Writer Rhett Rheese discusses early plans for the sequel:
I think there’s a real conceptual difference between taking other characters and big things and bringing them into Deadpool’s reasonably small, gritty world and the opposite, taking Deadpool and placing him among big ensembles who are fighting aliens or in the future where he and Cable are doing something in the future. I think if Cable and Deadpool team up, it will likely be in Deadpool’s world. That allows us to control that budgetary thing a little more; I don’t think we’re gonna see Deadpool and Cable on some far-flung planet 300 years from now because I just feel like that’s gonna be expensive, A, and will also take away from the relatability of Deadpool. I think at this stage in the game it’s about taking other people and dropping them into this reasonably insular, gritty, urban, dark world of Deadpool.
We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool. Deadpool doesn’t lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to earth, that’s just not Deadpool. So we’re happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don’t wanna blow this next one out.
The sequel to the classic supernatural horror film has been pushed back — instead of releasing April 1 (seriously), the movie will now release October 28. [Coming Soon]
Legends of Tomorrow
Ahead of his appearance on the show next week, Stephen Amell has tweeted several new pictures of his appearance as the bearded, one-armed Green Arrow of 2046 — as well as what appears to be Connor Hawke, the son of Oliver from the comics who goes on to become the Green Arrow himself.
Get up old man… pic.twitter.com/xW7eQQCm7g
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) February 18, 2016
I count 6 Legends and………. 2 GA's? pic.twitter.com/n8V1niHlte
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) February 19, 2016
And here’s a brief promo teasing Amell’s appearance in the episode, “Star City 2046”.
Jeremie Harris has been cast in the regular role of Ptonomy in the X-Men spinoff show, described as “an outsider by nature, stand-offish and sardonic, who is a former child prodigy who feels trapped in the past”. [THR]
Kacey Rohl and Nimrat Kaur have joined the show in recurring roles. According to Deadline, Rohl will play Kerry Campbell, a “tough and unflappable” of the town’s new ruling “brain trust”, while Kaur will play Rebecca, the wife of Jason Patric’s main character Theo.
Agents of SHIELD
Comics Alliance have confirmed that Brian Patrick Wade will reprise his role as Carl “Crusher” Creel (the Absorbing Man) in the show’s midseason premiere.
Abigail Spencer will star in the pilot for NBC’s new time travel drama. Spencer will play Lucy Preston, a history professor tasked by the government to help track down a criminal planning to alter the course of human history through time travelling shenanigans. [TV Line]
Matt Murdock is in chains in a new teaser and poster for the show’s return.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 18, 2016
A gallery of new images from the event season’s finale, “My Struggle II”, highlighting the return of Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes, has been released — you can find more at the link. [Ksite TV]
Hugo Strange finally meets The Penguin in a new clip from the show’s midseason return, “Mr. Freeze”. Unfortunately the clip is unavailable in Australia.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Legends of Tomorrow.