“S.H.I.E.L.D.” has found its final core cast member! “Nashville” actress Chloe Bennett has been cast as Skye, the smart, caring and unflappable young woman who’s somewhat obsessed with superhero pop culture. According to the character list revealed some time ago, Bennett is the final actress cast on the show and joins Ming-Na, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Casestecker, Brett Dalton and Clark Gregg. However, it’s Joss Whedon and Marvel, so there’s always a chance there are one or two other characters they’re hoping to bring on that they’re not telling us about.
Target air date 2013
THE AVENGERS 2
MSN UK spoke with Tom Hiddleston about the possibility of his return for “The Avengers 2,” and the fan-favorite actor wasn’t quite sure about his prospects.
“I don’t know, and that really is the honest answer. I know I’ve been known for obfuscation in other quarters, but I have no idea,” Hiddleston told MSN. “I haven’t spoken to Joss. He’s definitely doing it. So I suspect not, only because I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy. Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight. But I’d love to be part of it again.”
Also, Joss Whedon spoke at a recent screening of “The Avengers” and revealed some of the behind-the-scenes workings of the film, including that the initial script heavily featured the Wasp. Spinoff Online has the details.
Opens May 1, 2015
IRON MAN 3
Stitch Kingdom has posted a hi-res photo of Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man armor, looking somewhat worse for the wear. Check it out below.
Opens May 3, 2013
Writer Christopher McQuarrie spoke with ScreenRant about his initial draft for “The Wolverine,” describing it as “Kurosawa’s Wolverine.”
“Well you know, it was an X-Men movie — it was a Marvel movie — but it existed very much in a real world,” McQuarrie told ScreenRant. “And more than anything, I love it for the very fact that — at least in the script I wrote – he was the only mutant in the movie… It was what you’d imagine the Wolverine universe to be under the control of somebody who wrote ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Way of the Gun’ and is a fan of Sergio Leone. It was Kurosawa’s Wolverine. There was a real romance to it, there was real humor to it, and a very straightforward sort of plain-faced brutality to it. I’m hoping they preserve that. Hugh was really great, I liked working with Hugh a lot — he was very understanding, very open and supportive of me — so I’ll be very interested to see how that film turns out.”
Opens July 26, 2013
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Speaking of X-Men, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer is developing a new adaptation of “The Twilight Zone.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer is attached to develop and potentially direct an adaptation.
More news from the “Doctor Who” Christmas special via MTV, which has posted two new still shots and a behind-the-scenes video courtesy of the BBC.
Christmas Special airs December 25 on BBC America
“Prometheus” writer Damon Lindelof spoke with Collider about the possibility of his return for a sequel — but it looks as though presently, he’s not interested.
The thing about ‘Prometheus’ was it was a rewrite,” Lindelof told Collider. “Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it. And still it was a year of my life that I spent on ‘Prometheus,’ kind of all in. The idea of building a sequel to it — from the ground up this time — with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.’ I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, ‘I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.’ And he was like, ‘Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.’ He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him. But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in ‘Prometheus-er.'”
THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to the Top Cow one-shot “Theory of Everything” written by Dan Casey. The film will follow a scientist in disgrace on a mission to rescue his wife from a parallel dimension. Deadline further reports that Fox took the book off the table “preemptively,” so it’s possible it’ll be a while before any development begins.