Henry Cavill talks keeping Clark faithful to the comics in Batman v Superman. You can expect to see less guns in The Walking Dead‘s future. Kara will definitely race The Flash in the Supergirl crossover episode. Plus, new Civil War art, and the Punisher in action. Behold, spoilers!
Batman v Superman
Henry Cavill says his take on Superman in the movie is much closer to the comics than past movie adaptations:
It’s more the Clark Kent from the comic books as opposed to the Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve version of Clark Kent. While that character is very much beloved, I feel that this Clark is more in line what that who is a journalist. He’s a reporter. There’s less of that light touch, less of that comedic touch to his performance or his presentation to the world. For Clark, there are very serious issues. Certainly, in this movie, he’s trying to get Perry to say, ‘Look, this Batman guy is a bad guy! Let me tell the story about him!’ He’s trying to use his position as a reporter to make things better without having to resort to the cape. It’s interesting to see. There’s a more serious tone. There’s more presence of a place of importance as a journalist.
Batman and Superman butt heads (literally) in a new international trailer.
Speaking of Clark Kent’s journalism, here’s Clark confronting Bruce Wayne about the Batman in a new clip that aired on Good Morning America.
— Barry Raven (@ChrisRa7en) March 14, 2016
Benjamin Rigby has joined the cast in an undisclosed role. [CBR]
Captain America: Civil War
A gallery of promotional artwork for the film has been released — you can find more at the link. [Coming Soon]
Want to know what Professor Xavier looks like in the film? Look no further than your upcoming popcorn receptacles, plastered with new publicity pictures to promote the film. See a few more at the link. [CBR]
Game of Thrones
A new clip being shown as part of the show’s SXSW presence hasn’t made its way online, but a description has. Redditor Milazzo (via Watchers on the Wall) says the clip featured a conversation between Melisandre and Davos at the Wall — with Melisandre saying that she had a new vision in the flames of seeing Jon Snow at Winterfell, only for Davos to remind her that Jon is gone.
The conversation seemingly hints at set reports late last year that claim recording on the Winterfell set featured a sequence involving Jon, Sansa, Ramsay Bolton and Littlefinger: presumably Melisandre’s vision coming true, and another link in the long running chain that is the resurrection and return of Jon Snow.
Joe Quesada discusses the locations the Netflix series will explore beyond Hell’s Kitchen:
We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen — although a lot of stuff does go on in Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighbourhood. Again, I don’t want to reveal too much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palate, a different feel, a tone. It will sound different. So stay tuned.
The Walking Dead
Prop master John Sanders says that the series is going to start pulling back on the amount of firearms use on the show, acknowledging that bullets do not grow on bullet-trees in the zombie apocalypse:
Bullets [will] start to become really valuable. And you certainly wouldn’t just spray bullets at something if you’re not hitting something. So, I expect we’ll probably move more and more away from the machine guns.
You’ve got to start to regulate how many and when you use [guns], you see the characters talk about needing to preserve ammo a number of times. So we start looking at the new weapons, which — you know we’ve seen the katana before, the stick from Morgan’s character and we constantly get into the knife thing.
Melissa Benoist confirms that, of course, Kara and Barry will race each other in the show’s crossover episode with The Flash. Meanwhile producer Ali Adler discusses the tone and rapport between the two heroes:
I’m most excited for you guys to see the chemistry we got to enjoy on the stage and out on the day. Grant’s amazing, I worked with him a little bit on Glee as I did with Melissa back then, and they’re friends, so it is nice to see their camaraderie. It’s nice to have a light episode where they’re having fun. You can clearly see that. I think it makes James [Olsen] a bit jealous. It was a great experience.
Good news! The Robert Kirkman adaptation has been already been renewed by Cinemax for a second season, ahead of the first season’s premiere on June 3. [THR]
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Patrick Warburton has been cast as series narrator Lemony Snicket in the Netflix series, appearing both in voice-over and filmed scenes as the character. [Deadline]
Finally, Jon Bernthal has shared a new picture of himself in action as Frank Castle on Twitter.
— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) March 14, 2016
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Game of Thrones.