The Deadpool writers will definitely have a role to play in X-Force. It’s good news and bad news for two Starks on Game of Thrones. George Miller’s involvement with the DC movieverse may have been revealed. Plus, more hope for Young Justice, an X-Men teaser and clips from Agent Carter‘s season finale. To me, my spoilers!
Fox has released a new schedule for its slate of films between now and March 2018 — and not only has Gambit been unlisted entirely, losing its 7 October 2016 slot, two untitled Fox/Marvel films have landed on 6 October 2017 and 12 January 2018. There’s a good chance that one of those may be a Deadpool sequel, or even X-Force — but for now, it’s all speculation. [Joblo]
Speaking of X-Force, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed that they will have a role in the film, because of Deadpool’s involvement:
We will have a hand in it. I think everything that ‘Deadpool’ is involved in we will have a hand in and it’s a universe that Ryan [Reynolds] and us are very close to and very protective of, so I do think we would absolutely involved in that franchise as well. If it’s Deadpool related, I think you’ll see some of our fingerprints on that.
Avengers: Infinity War
The Russo brothers discuss the challenge of having an emotional core to a film with 68 distinct characters in it:
We have to tell a story and that story has to be built around the characters’ emotional arcs. And we can only have so many of those.
Batman v Superman
Robin Atkin Downes has confirmed he has lent his voice to Doomsday for the film.
— Robin Atkin Downes (@Robin_A_Downes) February 26, 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Joe Russo sets up where we find Scarlet Witch going into the film:
She’s a complex person, and extremely powerful. She doesn’t really understand the depth of her power. I don’t think anyone does. That can make her a frightening character, especially to the government. In this movie, we find her at the beginning of Cap’s tutelage. He’s showing her the ropes as an Avenger.
Rumours of Mad Max director George Miller being linked to an involvement with a DC movie — Man of Steel 2 being the primary one — have been around for a while. But it turns out that Miller’s role may not be as front-facing as previously believed.
A list of acting auditions casting calls (via Heroic Hollywood) for Justice League Part 1 now lists Miller as a producer on the film — but since there is no official source for this, it’s best to take it as unconfirmed so far.
Stellan Skarsgard will not appear as Dr Selvig in the film:
I have a five-film deal with them, and they still have one option […] Thor 3 is not on my slate, but maybe the next Avengers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Tommy Flanagan has been cast in the film as a member of the Ravagers. [Vanity]
Star Wars: Rogue One
An Ebay auction claiming to be selling a duffel bag designed for crewmembers on the movie has revealed what appears to be a new design for the Rebel Alliance’s emblem, the Starbird. The Aurebesh on the bag reads “Go Rogue”.
The Purge: Election Year
Here’s a frighteningly all too realistic faux-political advert for the film’s annual purging premise.
Here’s a brief new trailer posted to the movie’s Instagram account.
Game of Thrones
Speaking on the Oscar’s red carpet, Sophie Turner jokingly says that Sansa survives the next season of the show:
They kill all of us off, so I check at the end of every [script], I’m flicking through, I’m like death, death death — I’m good for this season.
It’s not all good news for Starks though — Maisie Williams says the next season will feature Arya at her lowest point:
Going into season six, she gets broken down totally. We see her at the lowest point we’ve ever seen her. This time it’s nothing to do with a family member being killed, it’s something purely about herself.
I love that side of it, and I think this new series, we definitely see a new crack in her. There’s a moment where you question whether she’s going to get back up or keep fighting.
Yet more idle hope for a third season of the show — this time from showrunner Brandon Vietti:
I don’t know. That’s the best answer I can give you. I’d be happy to do another one; Greg [Weisman] would be; Phil Bourassa, the character designer. We’d all in a heartbeat come back to do a third season if the Powers-That-Be feel they want to do that.
I love that world. We were not done telling stories; we had tons of ideas for more seasons ready to go, so yeah, I’d love to get into it.
Annabeth Gish teases that there could be future appearances from Monica Reyes on the show:
I think in the larger story, what she did was really still a testament to her friendship and loyalty to Scully. And maybe perhaps in upcoming episodes, which it seems like we’ll be doing, that will be revealed, as to why.
Set pictures have confirmed that Alex Kingston will reprise her role as Dinah Lance.
— Canadagraphs (@canadagraphs) February 25, 2016
Josh Helman has been cast as a series regular. Helman will play an undisclosed character “working to undermine Wayward Pines from within”. [THR]
Camilla Mendes has been cast as Veronica. [CBR]
Legends of Tomorrow
Episode 14, directed by former Doctor Who director Alice Troughton, is called “River of Time”.
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) February 27, 2016
Last Man on Earth
A gallery of images from “Pitch Black” has been released — you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, Peggy holds Jack at gunpoint, and Sousa and Peggy investigate Whitney Frost’s office, in two new clips from the season finale, “Hollywood Ending”.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Deadpool.