Capaldi told Entertainment Weekly, "[The Doctor's] more alien than we’ve seen him for a while. He is less patient with the foibles of human beings.”
The BBC has officially released four new images from the premiere episode of Doctor Who, “Deep Breath,” airing on August 23rd.
Doctor Who will also be the cover story in this week's new issue of Entertainment Weekly, and Peter Capaldi, who plays the Twelfth Doctor, is featured on the cover.
Capaldi told Entertainment Weekly, "[The Doctor's] more alien than we’ve seen him for a while. He is less patient with the foibles of human beings.”
Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon confirmed to Digital Spy during San Diego Comic Con that Victor Fries, aka Mr. Freeze, will be appearing on the FOX show.
Cannon explained how he plans to adapt Freeze's origins for Gotham:
"Without giving too much away - because I'm not allowed to - the great thing about working on a CSI procedural show for so long was we worked with so many experts - specialists in each field. There's a lot of things I picked up along the way.
"My first conversation with [showrunner] Bruno Heller about the villains in this show is always that they need to be very credible and relatable and the science behind them needs to be real.
"So I had a couple of stories that I'd held onto - real, true stories - and one of them just related to Mr Freeze. I know a real way to create an origin story."
Another superhuman has been added to The CW's The Flash. According to E!, actress Kelly Frye (Rake, Roommates) has been cast as Bette Sans Souci, aka Plastique, in episode five.
On The Flash, Souci will be a bomb disposal expert in Iraq who, following exposure to the energy released by the S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown, now has the ability to turn any object she touches into an explosive device. On the run from the shadow forces in the U.S. government trying to turn her into a human weapon, she finds an ally in fellow meta-human The Flash.
First appearing in comics form in 1982 in Fury of Firestorm #7 - incidentally, one-half of the hero Firestorm has already been cast for The Flash - Plastique has sometimes been portrayed as a hero, sometimes as a villain.
A former member of the Suicide Squad, a team that already has a presence in the shared Arrow/Flash TV universe, in The New 52 Plastique is a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains.
This past weekend during San Diego Comic Con, we learned that Ted Grant aka Wildcat was coming to season three of The CW's Arrow. Thanks to Deadline we now know who will play him. J.R. Ramirez (Power) has been cast in the role, possibly as a recurring character.
In the DC Comics source material Wildcat has been a member of the Justice Society for America, as well as the mentor and trainer of many DC heroes, including Black Canary.
On Arrow, Grant will be a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season.
The very first official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, along with the official movie poster, were released this past Monday by director Peter Jackson.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures have also released new photos from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
At the ABC booth at San Diego Comic Con lucky fans will get this poster for the holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot.
In the special Buzz (Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when “the coolest set of action figures ever” turn out to be dangerously delusional.
The poster is drawn by comic artist, and Hellboy creato, Mike Mignola.
This exclusive Jurassic World poster, with art by Mark Englert, will be available at the Legendary booth.
Finally, the AMC booth will offer this poster for the returning season of The Walking Dead.
From TVGuide.com, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) has been cast in an undisclosed role in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, in a conversation with IGN, reveals that the fanboys' dreams of a Planet Hulk movie are not going to happen, specifically because an adaptation of that storyline would be a Hulk movie, with no room for Banner (Mark Ruffalo).
"I think what's cool about the Planet Hulk story is it's all Hulk," Feige said. "He's a gladiator, he's fighting all these creatures on another world. Yes, some of those creatures show up in [Guardians of the Galaxy], which makes people think, 'Oh, maybe it could exist.' And maybe it could exist, someday. I don't think that's the first place we would go, though, for the very reason that you stated, which is, if we were ever able to do a standalone Hulk movie, 60 percent of the fun would be seeing Mark Ruffalo leading a Marvel movie -- and that's what we would do if we ever went down that road."
Finally, an all new extended clip for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has been released!
Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams unveils a new X-Wing fighter, an X-Wing pilot and a Mouse droid in this final video for the Omaze Star Wars: Force for Change campaign!
In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need.
To support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, Disney has committed $1 million, and fans can now donate directly at http://bit.ly/ForceForChange for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. By pledging as little as $10 through the Omaze fundraising platform, any eligible supporter will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign runs from 12:01am PST on May 21st until 11:59pm PST July 18th.
Speaking to IGN, Gotham executive producer Bruno Heller confirms Batman villain Hugo Strange will appear in season one.
"Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to -- you don't have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage -- but if you're telling the story from the start you kind of have to explain, 'What the f--k? Why don't you make that place a place people don't escape from?' We're going to explain why it is the way it is and Hugo Strange is a big part of that."
And a new photo from Gotham has surfaced, tweeted out by Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred Pennyworth. Pertwee is seen inside Wayne Manor with David Mazouz, who plays young Bruce Wayne.
LEGO will debut this new Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Tumbler set at San Diego Comic-Con.
From USA Today:
Measuring 15 inches tall and 9 inches wide, the LEGO Tumbler has an armored exterior, adjustable wings, a detailed interior (with a console screen that reads "INTIMIDATE") and oversized rubber-tread tires. It also comes with a fact sheet about the vehicle from the movies.
If you're into character mini-figures, the stars of the set are a Christian Bale-styled Batman and the Joker, the first time Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight take on the villain has appeared in LEGO form.
The LEGO Tumbler set has 1,869 pieces and will retail for $199. It goes on sale at LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com in September.
In a recent interview with Total Film, while promoting his new film opening this week Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, confirms he has been in talks with Warner Bros. and DC, says an announcement is coming soon, and all but names the character as Shazam.
"DC and I have been talking for a couple of years now about trying to find whatever the right character is,” Johnson said, “and it’s tricky too, because there’s baggage, and its good baggage, that I have. I am a certain way, and my wiring is my wiring, my DNA is my DNA, and when I step on set and on screen, I’m aware of what I’m able to bring to a character. And so is DC too, so it’s not the easiest thing, do you know what I’m saying?”
Johnson adds, “There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon, that I’m going to play, and…I’ll just say this, he has the power of Superman, and it’s not Green Lantern, by the way. And believe me, John Stewart, he was a character I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern, and so we’ve gone in a different direction. But this character has the power of Superman, he can throw down…just say the word. That’s all I’m going say.”
The Nerds behind the Truth are heading out to San Diego Comic Con so we might be posting less than usual. But rest assured, we promise to post all the exclusives news and photos we can as soon as we can.
Stick with our Twitter feed (@NerdTruth) for the most up-to-date coverage of the con!
In an interview with TV Guide, Arrow Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that Colin Donnell, who played Tommy Merlyn, will be returning in “Sara," the second episode of the upcoming third season.
Kreisberg said, “Colin Donnell is coming back in Episode 302. Tommy will be in the flashback story. We’ll be telling the story about how Tommy and Oliver just missed each other in Hong Kong. It’s a really amazing story and we’re so excited to have Colin Donnell back. It’s one of the advantages of the storytelling that we do that even when you die in the present day, you can still be alive in the flashbacks. It was something that we had talked about last year and then when we committed to doing the Hong Kong story, we knew we could really make it work.”
You knew it was bound to happen but now we have confirmation from Kreisberg:
"Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour crossover event.
"[Also], in Episode 4, Felicity [Emily Bett Rickards] is going to come to The Flash."
Executive producer on The CW's The Flash Greg Berlanti announced Friday during the summer Television Critics Association press tour that Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has been cast in the guest role of long-time Flash villain Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold. He will appear in the fourth episode.
A new featurette for The Flash was released by The CW, with Candice Patton, who plays Iris West, talking about her character's relationship with her overprotective father, Detective Joe West, played by Jesse L. Martin.
Three new stills from The CW's The Flash were also released.
TNT has announced that Falling Skies has been renewed for a ten-episode fifth and final season.
"TNT's refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "The Last Ship has become this summer's top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. Major Crimes continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And Falling Skies has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year's climactic final season."
Two new villainous creatures that will menace Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills on season two of FOX's Sleepy Hollow have been revealed; a terrifying new take on the Pied Piper and the Kindred, "who's sort of like Sleepy's version of Frankenstein's monster. Plus a new and improved look for season one big bad demon, Moloch.
The first press screenings were held Friday night for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and the reviews on Twitter have been overwhelmingly positive.
Here's a selection of some of the tweets:
Just finished watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Watch out Avengers, there's a new posse in town!
Guardians of the Galaxy is a ridiculous fun ride. Hilarious, action packed, and a great ensemble. Totally loved it.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens up the Marvel universe in a great way. Movie is awesome & extremely funny. Congrats @JamesGunn. You did it.
Marvel’s @Guardians is magnificent. Hilarious, touching, action packed, I don’t think I could’ve liked it more. @JamesGunn killed it. Wow.
#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is cosmic, cool, vibrant, emotional & so much damn fun with tons & tons of real heart. Bravo, @JamesGunn. What a ride!
If Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy does as well as anticipated, expect director James Gunn to helm the sequel. Gunn said on The Adam Corolla Show, “I’m actually in a somewhat weird position because if the movie does well, the I’m gonna make the sequel. And if it does okay then, well, I’ve already been offered other movies but I can only do those other movies if I don’t do the sequel, so it’s a weird situation.”
A clip was released this weekend from the opening minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy, which you can watch here.
Lots of Marvel movie news came out over the last few days, starting with the biggest, release dates have been set for five as-yet-untitled Marvel Studios films:
July 28th, 2017
November 3rd, 2017
July 6th, 2018
November 2nd, 2018
May 3rd, 2019
Of course there's a lot of speculation over which films will release on those dates, whether they would be sequels or new introductions to more characters from the Marvel pantheon. One film that probably won't release on one of those dates is Namor the Sub-Mariner. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed to IGN that there are still some obstacles to overcome before Namor can be brought to the big screen:
"Let’s put it this way - there are entanglements that make it less easy. There are older contracts that still involve other parties [Universal and Legendary] that mean we need to work things out before we move forward on it. As opposed to an Iron Man or any of the Avengers or any of the other Marvel characters where we could just put them in.”
Looking closer in time, namely 2016, Feige revealed in an interview with Empire, Marvel Studios isn't backing down and changing the May 6th, 2016 release date for Captain America 3, even though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases from the competition the same day.
Feige said, "So I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends. If it is on the same weekend I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for Cap 3 and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to."
Evidently, a night of drinking is what led to Agent Peggy Carter appearing in 2015's hotly-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The beautiful Hayley Atwell, who plays Carter, tells Entertainment Weekly, "We went out drinking one night and [director Joss Whedon] was like, 'You know, it would be great to write something for you.' And I was like, 'Yes, Joss, it would! It would be amazing!'"
Finally, get your first look at Marvel's Agent Carter and the new season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this exclusive poster for San Diego Comic-Con, available at the Marvel booth.