And even more death is coming to the show. The Russo brothers tease the possibility of more than one Civil War post-credits scene. Get a brief glimpse of the Star Trek TV show… sort of. Plus, more Ready Player One casting, Batman v Superman B-roll and a clip from Agents of SHIELD. To me, my spoilers!
Ready Player One
THR is reporting that Simon Pegg is in talks to join the film based on Ernest Cline’s ’80s pop culture lovefest novel.
Pegg would play Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of a virtual reality online game system named Oasis that is the setting for the story’s “treasure hunt” after Morrow’s co-creator passes away, leaving his fortune to whichever lucky gamer can find it.
Captain America: Civil War
Speaking to Forbes, the Russo brothers discuss Spider-Man’s costume, and introducing the character for the first time in last week’s trailer:
Joe Russo: The design of the costume is what it is. That’s the design that we love, it’s the design that Kevin Feige loves and so on. He’s a very popular character so it’s always going to be controversial, people are always going to love or hate what you do with him, but all we can do is make sure that we love it, that we are true to ourselves and true to how we feel about the character and then hope that everybody else digs it.
Anthony Russo: Part of the issue is that we gave such a small impression of the character in that trailer, it’s something of a Rorschach test where people can pour as much of their Spidey anxieties out — but when they see the movie they are going to get a very big picture of a very complete character that they have never seen before. It’s kind of hard to react to people’s reactions but they will change radically when they see the movie.
In the same interview, Joe Russo briefly discussed the contents of the film’s post-credit sequence, teasing there could be more than one.
We can’t say who is going to be in it but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.
Naturally, this has lead to talk that the film does indeed feature three post-credit sequences.
Olivia Munn discusses what drew her to the character of Psylocke:
I’ve loved Psylocke for so long. She’s a really, really strong badass female character in this comic book world where a lot of times the women don’t get to be strong and badass. You see a lot of superheroes [who] don’t always want to kill, and they will avoid it if they can. She’s never had a problem killing, and I like that she was the bad guy that had no problem being the bad guy. She’s telekinetic and telepathic so she can read your mind. She can create anything with her mind. To win any fights, she can just create a mountain and have it fall down on you, but she chooses to create a sword so she can kill up close and personal. I always thought that was really cool and badass.
David Ayer talks up Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker:
What Jared has done is absolutely incredible. When he steps onto the set the world stops. Everything stops. What he’s done is so powerful, so menacing, so palpable, you can feel him. The crew stops working and just watches him. I have to get everybody going again because he’s so fascinating.
[Total Film via Comicbook.com]
Batman v Superman
Zack Snyder discusses what’s in the film’s R-Rated “Director’s Cut” DVD/Blu-ray version:
[The DVD release] is a half-hour longer, and some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, “‘ool, I can put it back in for the director’s cut.’ There was nothing by design. There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, ‘Oh, now the movie’s rated R.’ And, by the way, it’s not a hard R. There’s no nudity. There’s a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale.
Here’s four minutes of B-Roll from filming the movie.
The Walking Dead
A completely wild theory shared to Uproxx claims to narrow down the identity of the character who will face the wroth of Negan in the sixth season finale… through a song.
That song, Maya Levelle’s “This Ain’t the End”, allegedly plays during the climax of the episode, in which the villain (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is widely expected to beat one character in the show to death with his baseball bat. According to the rumour, the song’s lyrics symbolise two options, Daryl, or Glenn (who was the victim in the comics):
The “Daryl will die” Camp believe that Emily Kinney will make a reappearance and possibly do a cover of this song, appearing as a vision to Daryl and welcoming him to join her. Lyrics like “I’m in the garden, drinking bourbon” suggest this and the fact that Emily was spotted on set.
The “Glenn will die” Camp believe that these are the words of Maggie, “We are family” and “Our legacy will never die” — referring to the baby. A lot of times the theme of “Children are our future” are touched upon especially during the last episode.
This is, of course, highly ludicrous, and best treated as idle speculation.
Speaking of potential death, Stephen Yeun, who plays Glenn, has joined the indie action film Mayhem, set to begin filming in Serbia later this month — which, of course, has led to the belief that Yeun, who has largely avoided film work while starring in The Walking Dead, has left the show. [THR]
Finally, a death rumour that isn’t related to Negan! Long time rumourhouse The Spoiling Dead Fans Facebook page claims that the upcoming fourteenth episode of the season, “Twice as Far” will see Alexandrian doctor Denise suddenly killed by a crossbow bolt to the head — presumably Daryl’s, as they also mention the character getting his trademark weapon back in the same episode.
Game of Thrones
Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick, teases where we find Pod and Brienne at the start of season six:
Now, I have to be diplomatic. [laughs] So, what I will say is, you’re right, Season 5 was a series of near misses. Brienne is a very strong-minded character, and she has goals and a real drive to do the right thing, and while Podrick is with Brienne, they’re going to continue down that path, trying to fulfil the oath that she made. So I would say that’s where we start in Season 6, essentially in the same place — not geographically, but in the same place as we started in Season 5, where they’re still trying to do what she said she was going to do.
Starz has cast Emily Browning as Laura Moon, the wife of ex-con Shadow Moon, in the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book. [Deadline]
The show returns June 28. [TV Guide]
Of Kings and Prophets
The show has now been officially cancelled following its previously reported abysmal ratings. The final eight unbroadcast episodes will not be aired on television, but will likely be made available online. [TV Line]
Legends of Tomorrow
Here’s a synopsis for “Progeny”:
RIP CROSSES THE LINE IN HIS EFFORT TO SAVE HIS FAMILY — Rip (Arthur Darvill) tells the team they are headed to the future to take out a powerful ally that Savage (guest star Casper Crump) needs in order to conquer the world. However, when Rip reveals the ally is a 14 year-old boy (guest star Cory Gruter-Andrew) who will one day grow into an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara (Caity Lotz) talks Snart (Wentworth Miller) through a rough patch and Ray (Brandon Routh) learns something that could impact his future with Kendra (Ciara Renée).
TrekCore has posted images of what are allegedly shots of a promotional shoot for the TV series, featuring (at the least) an astronaut on a sandy planet surface.
Fear the Walking Dead
A new photo of the cast has been released. [IGN]
Agents of SHIELD
Bobbi and Lance close in on Malick’s new hideout in a clip from “Parting Shot”.
Finally, the Punisher brings a minigun to a ninja fight in this, the final promo for season 2.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Banner Art by Jim Cooke.
Image: The Walking Dead.