THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has posted a sneak peek at next week’s episode, “Too Far Gone,” as well as behind-the-scenes videos for last night’s episode, “Dead Weight.”
Airs Sundays on AMC
Emily Bett Rickards spoke with Access Hollywood about Grant Gustin’s debut as Barry Allen on the December 4 episode of “Arrow” and her first impressions.
“He was tap dancing on set the first time I saw him,” Rickards told Access Hollywood. “I thought, ‘Oh my God! He can dance! Dammit!’ because I really want to be able to dance. He’s multitalented. … [Felicity] is very intrigued. They have a lot in common and I think it takes a lot to spike Felicity’s interest, especially with people. I think she finds a lot of people mundane and boring, so she’s very intrigued. … There’re definitely sparks [between them].”
Those hoping for an appearance by Stephen Amell in the movies may be somewhat disappointed according to a recent Fandango piece that quotes executive producer Greg Berlanti.
“We haven’t had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us,” Berlanti told Fandango. “And every now and then, they’ll say, ‘You can’t have that guy.’ They don’t say why, and we figure out why later on.”
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Crave Online spoke with Frank Grillo about “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and his experience playing the man who will become Crossbones.
“It’s an origin film. You meet people who are going to be around for a while, so they introduce the characters,” Grillo told Crave Online. “It’s almost like it’s a series. It’s fun. I can’t say very much about it because Marvel’s very strict about what you’re allowed to say. The movie, we’ve seen bits of it, and it is spectacular.”
Opens April 4, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Fandango has posted a round-up of some superhero movie news, including comments from “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt about his role as Star-Lord.
“I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn’t like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it. Granted, once I did read it there were so many things about the character that I love, and one thing is that he’s very much a kid at heart,” Pratt told Fandango. “He’s like a man-child. And I like the idea that he’s got a false sense of bravado. Deep down inside he’s lonely and desperate. But on the outside he walks around like he’s big and tough, and I don’t think he does a great job of convincing everybody that he’s not just a scared little child.”
Opens August 1, 2014
IGN spoke with “Ant-Man” director Edgar Wright about casting the film, rumored to be circling Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones for the leads.
“Of course you need great actors, and I think that’s actually what they’ve done so far in their casting is actually kind of been to cast surprising actors,” Wright told IGN. “They haven’t gone for the most obvious people. I think from the first movie onwards. People forget that back in 2007 that Robert Downey Jr. was a gamble for them. Now when he’s the biggest star on the planet nobody remembers that. But it’s a great way to start and they’ve sort of continued with that casting throughout in terms of casting great people, and interesting people, and people you wouldn’t expect.”
Opens July 31, 2015
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Actor Paul Giamatti spoke with The Belfast Telegraph about his role as the Rhino in “Amazing Spider-Man 2” and the look of the character for the sequel.
“In the comic books of old, he had a suit on that made him look like a rhino and it made him super strong. If there was a bank vault, he could butt through it with his head but he wasn’t very smart,” Giamatti told The Belfast Telegraph. “It’s updated now, I have a particular type of suit but I don’t think I’m supposed to talk about it. He’s a Russian mobster because he’s a Russian guy in the comic books.”
Opens May 2, 2014
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Collider spoke with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen about the future plans for the series, with Tancheroen noting they have “a fairly solid two-year plan.”
“What happens, especially in TV, is that you set out these tentpoles, and then, as you go, things pop up and things change, and more interesting ideas are pitched by other people,” said Whedon.
“The exciting and challenging part about our show is that we do want to weave in with the movies, as well,” Tancherone added. “Whatever comes up there might show up a little bit on our show.”
Yahoo! TV has also posted the cold open of the upcoming episode “Repairs” in advance of its airing.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Marvel has confirmed Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s casting in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” As previously reported, Taylor-Johnson is onboard as Quicksilver while Olsen will play the Scarlet Witch. The duo joins James Spader as the second and third confirmed cast members of the film, though it’s assumed Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstays Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner will likely make their return for the sequel.
Opens May 1, 2015
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Empire Online has released the cover for the upcoming issue of Empire Magazine, which features a first look at the redesigned Optimus Prime in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
Opens June 27, 2014