“S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” Maurissa Tancheroen has been posting non-spoiler set photos since production started on the Marvel Cinematic Universe television show, and on Friday, she released a brand new look at one of the rules and guidelines of a secure S.H.I.E.L.D. facility:
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
While speaking with MTV, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer discussed whether Halle Berry would be reprising her role as Storm in the upcoming “First Class” sequel.
“I can’t say. I don’t know yet. And it’s not necessarily a deal making aspect at all,” Singer told MTV. “I want to make sure it’ll make sense. But I love working with her.”
The director further revealed he was considering using a fully CG character in the film and was coy on which group of mutants would end up taking the spotlight.
“I don’t want to say [who the protagonists are] yet, or talk about that yet, but I will say that every character has a very important function in the story,” he said. “The story is designed and catered to the combined cast. It’s not just throwing in people to occupy the screen, occupy the billboards. The story ‘Days of Future Past,’ and our version of ‘Days of Future Past’ is geared very much toward the mass cast and all their relationships and all their foibles and their achievements.”
Opens July 18, 2014
THE WALKING DEAD
With “The Walking Dead” finally back on the air with new episodes, there’s a plethora of new material following the release of last night’s midseason premiere. Executive Producer Gale Ann Hurd spoke with Deadline, among other things, about the direction following Glen Mazzara’s departure after this season and the continuing possible deviations from Robert Kirkman’s source material.
“From the very beginning we’ve made detours from the comics and that’s something that Robert Kirkman is 100% on board with,” Hurd told Deadline. “But we don’t do it just to do it. We do it because, as you saw in the mid-season finale and when we come back with the mid-season premiere, we have characters that aren’t in the comic books and that is going to take you in a different direction. On the other hand, we still have the Governor as the villain, we have Michonne as the warrior. We also have the opportunity to delve in even deeper because of the medium of television than you can in a comic book, we you have panels on the page and bubbles for dialogue and not a lot of exposition. Because it’s a different medium we can dive in much more deeply with each of our characters.”
AMC has posted two new videos for “The Walking Dead” including a clip featuring Daryl and Merle:
…as well as a making-of featurette from last night’s episode “Suicide Kings.”
Airs Sundays on AMC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
RedCarpetNewsTV on YouTube has posted two videos from the British Film Awards with “Captain America: The First Avenger” actors Toby Jones and Hayley Atwell. While Jones speculates on the role of his character Arnim Zola in “The Winter Soldier,” Atwell teased the possible return of Peggy Carter in “some other context.”
Opens April 4, 2014
SpoilerTV has posted a new poster for the CW’s “Arrow” featuring a shirtless Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen.
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Total Film spoke with Bryan Singer about developing a new “The Twilight Zone” series for television, and the director mentioned some of the challenges in bringing back the classic science fiction series.
“I’ve taken over ‘The Twilight Zone.’ I’d love to direct one – at least the pilot,” Singer told Total Film. “It’s really not easy to jumpstart an anthology show, particularly because it’s hard to pair them with other things. The production is complex too, because you don’t have scanning sets and you have a revolving cast. But I like the challenge. If we can get ‘Twilight Zone’ to a place where A-list talent is participating, then it would emulate the experience of the Rod Serling show which had, you know, William Shatner, Agnes Moorehead, Burgess Meredith… all these terrific actors doing these really serious morality tales. If we achieve that it could be really something.”
GAME OF THRONES
In anticipation of “Game of Thrones'” return next month, the official YouTube channel has posted a new preview for the show’s third season.
Premieres March 31 on HBO