MARVEL PHASE TWO
Spinoff Online has posted some new stills from Marvel’s slate of Phase Two films in the wake of the massive Marvel Phase One Blu-ray collection this week. The stills include a first look at the Falcon, Ant-Man, the Winter Soldier and a better look at Rocket Raccoon and Thor. The images are from BattleOfNewYork.net, which prompts users to enter a special code from their Phase One collector set.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
It’s official — according to Spinoff Online, Robert Redford has joined the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in a senior leadership role with S.H.I.E.L.D. But not just any senior leadership role — Redford is the head of the entire organization.
“The ‘Captain America’ thing is just a very simple thing,” Redford told Spinoff. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”
Opens April 4, 2014
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
While speaking with The Huffington Post, James McAvoy spoke about his role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” as Charles Xavier, and whether there’s been more pressure to align himself more with Patrick Stewart’s version of the character.
“No. Not yet. I think that may come. I mean, who knows? Who knows where it’s going to go? That may come in the third movie but definitely not in this movie,” McAvoy told The Huffington Post. “We’re not in the same place that we were in the first movie with Charles — a very different place from there. But we’re also still on a very different place from where Patrick was in the other movies.”
Opens July 18, 2014
THE WALKING DEAD
Robert Kirkman continues making the press rounds in the wake of “The Walking Dead’s” season finale, this time speaking with IGN about where the show is headed for season four.
“I’ll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governor’s still out there… so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I can’t stress how different things are going to be,” Kirkman told IGN. “There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, it’s going to be vastly different from Season 3.”
TV Line has begun the rumor that “The Walking Dead” is looking to cast someone for the role of Roy Stark, a “former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse.” It’s unlikely that this will be the “Game of Thrones” or “Iron Man” crossover that only fan fiction could come up with.
Airs Sundays on AMC
“Arrested Development” funnyman Will Arnett has been cast in a mystery role for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Ninja Turtles,” bringing the core cast of announced actors up to six, with the four turtles and Megan Fox’s April O’Neil already revealed. While it’s unknown which role Arnett has been tapped to fill, there are still plenty of roles in the Turtle-verse that haven’t yet been cast.
“Finding Nemo 2” has a new name and a concept: “Finding Dory.” The anticipated sequel follows Dory, played by Ellen DeGeneres, about a year after the first film as the fish tries to discover what happened to her before her introduction in “Finding Nemo.”
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said DeGeneres via press release. “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is — it’s got a lot more Dory.”
Opens November 25, 2015