THE WALKING DEAD
Robert Kirkman was on “Conan” last night, and the show has released the full interview in three video clips.
Airs Sundays on AMC
“The idea of the Little Guy is something that I am very fierce about, and there has never been a better Little Guy than Clark Gregg,” Whedon told Deadline. “That intrigued me, this world around the superhero community. It’s the people whose shop windows get blown up when the Destroyer shows up. It’s the more intimate stories that belong on television that we can really tap into the visual style and ethos, and even some of the mythology, of the Marvel movies. I think we’ve put together another really great ensemble headed by Clark. And how much it’s actually seeding or hinting or reacting to what’s going on in the movies is something we’ll let play out as we go. For me the most important thing is that people fall in love with it on its own merits, rather than constantly asking, ‘Is there gonna be an Avenger?’ Well, there’s not gonna be a Hulk because that guy’s too expensive.”
Meanwhile, Whedon has somewhat joined Twitter via the official account of “Much Ado About Nothing,” @MuchAdoFilm.
Some questions as to the veracity of my tweety identity. PROOF, Doubting Thomi! (Pllural of thomas. Work with me.) twitter.com/MuchAdoFilm/st…
— MuchAdoFilm (@MuchAdoFilm) March 8, 2013
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
Adrianne Palicki discussed her role as Lady Jaye in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” with Entertainment Weekly, including the balance of action and acting in the film.
“Thankfully I love the character and she’s very well-written. She’s a tough girl,” Palicki told EW. “She’s got a little bit of a chip on her shoulder. She’s like the only chick around all these guys so she kind of has to hold her own. She’s the intelligence in the group; she’s the weapon specialist. So there’s a lot to carry with that.”
Paramount has also released a new character video featurette of General Joe Colton, played by Bruce Willis.
Opens March 28
TV Guide spoke with Celina Jade, who appeared as Shado in “The Odyssey” episode of the CW’s “Arrow.”
“She will team up with Slade and Oliver to get on the rescue mission to save her father and escape the island,” Jade told TV Guide. “Somehow they have to come up with a way to leave the island. … First of all, she’s not Japanese. In the comics, Shado was the daughter of the Yakuza. Here… she’s a lawyer fighting to free her father from being banished to the island by the Chinese government. … When I first got the audition for Shado, I went online and subscribed to DC Comics and read a bunch on Shado and the Yakuza, just to get to know her character better. In the comics, her family value system is so high and it echoes Oliver’s as well. He’s basically going through all the names in his dad’s book and going after the villains.”
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
J.J. Abrams spoke with Total Film Magazine about the differences between Eric Bana’s Nero character in “Star Trek” versus Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison in “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
“[Nero] was just a raging, vengeful lunatic,” Abrams told Total Film. “All he wanted to do was destroy Vulcan, Earth and the Federation…He had backstory but was kind of irrational. The beauty of Benedict’s [John Harrison] is that he’s completely rational. He’s someone that you can have conversations with. You couldn’t sit down and talk to Nero – he’d bite your head off!”
(Thanks to Comic Book Movie for the heads up.)
Opens May 17