What began as a rumor created by an Instagram photo has now been confirmed by Variety; “Spartacus” lead Liam McIntyre will play the new Weather Wizard. Chad Rook played another Weather Wizard — Clyde Mardon — in the series’ pilot; McIntyre will play Clyde’s brother Mark, who will pick up the mantle from his deceased brother.
The CW has released two new promos for the show’s 2015 premiere. The “Revenge of the Rogues” spots highlight both Captain Cold and Heat Wave.
Returns to the CW on January 20
There’s a new clip from next week’s “Agent Carter” episode, titled “Time and Tide,” that features Peggy subtly interrogating Jarvis.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
Film Music Reporter has learned that Christophe Beck will score “Ant-Man.” Beck’s credits include “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Frozen” and the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” television series. Beck previously worked with “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed on the 2000 comedy “Bring It On.”
For everyone wanting to know more about the ant-sized adventures of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hank Pym, you can check out the upcoming two-part “Ant-Man Prequel” comic. Newsarama has an interview with writer Will Corona Pilgrim as well as art from Miguel Sepulveda.
“Pym finds himself on a field mission that pits him against a major distinguishing landmark of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall,” said Corona Pilgrim. “As a kid growing up near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library I had the opportunity to check out a fantastic exhibit there, which recreated a tunnel so you could crawl through and experience what it would have been like for those people who attempted to cross such a monstrous barrier. They had the sirens going, the spotlights, all the sounds of gunfire, dogs barking, and guards yelling at you, it was such a trip. And when I learned that Pym would have been doing field missions during that particular point in history, I couldn’t think of a more formidable and exciting foe for our hero to go up against!”
Opens July 17
The CW has started airing an action-packed promo for “Arrow’s” 2015 premiere episode, “Left Behind.” The quick clip shows Arsenal and Black Canary rushing to fill the void left by the departed Arrow while villains of every type try to take over the Glades.
Returns January 21 on the CW
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Comic Book Movie has posted an uncensored version of a Hot Toys lineup that includes the previously hidden Vision, Hulkbuster armor and Ultron. The image also gives each character’s height, in case you were wondering how you stand up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Opens May 1
Netflix announced yesterday that “Daredevil,” the first of five original Marvel series, will debut at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time on April 10. The announcement came with the release of a motion poster for the series.
There’s also a still version of the poster, just in case your smart phones need a DD makeover.
Additionally, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed that each one of Marvel’s series will arrive eight to fifteen months apart. “We’re not trying to hit a fall programming schedule or hit a grid number,” said Sarandos. “We want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show. I don’t want to set up a rigid time table.” Sarandos also said that each series has the option to return for a second season.
Premieres on Netflix in 2015
Fox has released the synopsis for the January 26 episode, titled “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon.” Anthony Carrigan makes a return appearance as Victor Zsasz in the episode, and Dash Mihok debuts as Detective Arnold Flass.
THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A KEY WITNESS HAS GORDON SUSPICIOUS ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, JANUARY 26, ON FOX
When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions, as she gets a gets a small taste of her own medicine in the all-new “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-113) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Fox is back in the swing of posting featurettes to “Gotham’s” YouTube page. This one features Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue discussing the madness of Arkham Asylum.
Airs Mondays on Fox
“There are languages she can suddenly speak and physical things, like fight skills, she can suddenly do that are fairly intimidating,” said McIver. “Each time I get a new script, I’m like, ‘Gosh, they’re going to want me to be a concert pianist one of these days.’ But as an actor, it’s so appealing to do something different every week.”
Premieres in 2015
“I have not started reading [the comics] yet,” said Davis. “I’ve read up about her but I’m working out my schedule for Suicide Squad.” Davis’ involvement with “Suicide Squad” is said to be contingent on the shooting schedule for her ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.”
“I’m fascinated by her,” said Davis. “I’m fascinated by her in this world of superhero-ness because she is not a woman that you would expect. I think that she is a massive contradiction. She’s this big powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will. I’m fascinated in exploring her psychology, just put it that way. And I’m excited to pick up a gun.”
Opens on August 5, 2016
THE WALKING DEAD
“The Walking Dead” has unveiled the first poster for the back half of its fifth season. The image depicts Rick, Daryl and the rest of the gang on the move with a crumpled up map in the foreground.
The phrase scrawled on the map — “The new world’s gonna need Rick Grimes” — comes from Morgan, a recurring character that was last seen in the midseason finale discovering a map at the abandoned Terminus site. There’s speculation that this promo image could indicate that the TV series is heading to the comic’s Alexandria Safe-Zone just outside Washington, DC.
Returns February 8 on AMC
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