by Brett White
With "Arrow's" season two premiere just under a month away, we're starting to get our first look at how the hit show based on DC Comics' Green Arrow has matured since we last saw it. The show has added new enemies, like Michael Jai White's Bronze Tiger, and new allies, like Grant Gustin's Barry Allen. Now, Green Arrow TV has posted 22 images taken from the show's season premiere episode, entitled "City of Heroes."
The pictures in question reveal a business meeting of sorts between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), new series regular Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, and new addition Summer Glau, who plays the probably-not-so-nice Isabel Rochev. It seems like "Arrow's" second season is shaping up to be a big one, and these pictures only validate that feeling.
You can check out a few of them after the jump, and the rest of them are over at Green Arrow TV.
by Brett White
It looks like that huge S.H.I.E.L.D. plane could be getting a bit more crowded—metaphorically, at least. In addition to the six principle cast members, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is amassing a strong cast of supporting and recurring characters—a cast that now includes "World War Z" actress Ruth Negga.
Black Film has reported Negga has signed on for a recurring arc in Marvel Studio's first foray into live-action television, although the details of her role remain a mystery. She joins Ian Hart, Ron Glass, and David Conrad as a member of the show's expanded cast.
Weeks before "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." even debuts, the House of Ideas is already looking ahead at its next small-screen endeavor.
But they're not looking much further than what they've already successfully accomplished, according to a report on Deadline that says Marvel's new TV series could very well be inspired by "Agent Carter"—the Hayley Atwell-starring short set to debut on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.
FROM MTV GEEK
With so many new cast members and guest stars lined up to both help and hurt Oliver Queen in "Arrow's" second season, it's easy to overlook the show's returning characters. But John Diggle, Queen's bodyguard played by David Ramsey, is not a character to forget, as the actor revealed in an exclusive interview with MTV Geek. "Oliver... needs a moral compass so that the vigilante can become Green Arrow," said Ramsey, referencing the lead character's slow growth into the superhero archer fans love.
Diggle's a character that's seen his fair share of action thanks to his history as a solider, and that experience has enabled him to try his hardest to prepare Oliver Queen for the rough vigilante road ahead of him. "I think one of the first things [Diggle tells Ollie] is that he has no idea what killing another man does to one's soul." With so many new foes ahead, Oliver's going to need all the help he can get.
For more insight into "Arrow's" second season—and John Diggle's role in it—head on over to MTV Geek for the full interview.
FROM MTV GEEK
Following the "2 Guns" feature film and the recently optioned "Day Men," it now looks like Boom! Studios is expanding into television with "Unthinkable." According to The Hollywood Reporter, The 2009 limited series by Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco is being developed for Fox by Howard Gordon of "24," "X-Files" and "Homeland" fame.
The story of an FBI agent tasked with working alongside a screenwriter in an attempt to prevent terrorist scenarios may seem a bit like ABC's current series "Castle," as comic book writer Sable told MTV Geek in an exclusive interview. "On the one hand he's the perfect TV hero. Who better to stop a terrorist scenario than the guy who dreamed it up."
As far-fetched as the premise might seem, Sable revealed that it's all based in reality. "After 9/11, the government really did put together a think tank of screenwriters and novelists trying to come up with worst case terrorist scenarios before the bad guys did."
For more on the in-development comic book adaptation, check out MTV Geek's full exclusive interview with Mark Sable.
by Ryan Rigley
Lots of rumors were tossed around last week regarding "Captain Marvel" and Katee Sackhoff. In an interview with Crave Online, Sackhoff had this to say about the possibility of working with Marvel Studios: "I personally have not spoken to Marvel and have no plans to do a movie in the immediate future. Of course I would love to do the role. I think that it’s in my wheelhouse and I would enjoy it. I'd be stupid to turn down a Marvel movie but as far as I know, Ms. Marvel isn't even in the next movie."
Clearly, the rumors of Sackhoff actually playing Captain Marvel were blown way out of proportion. Regardless, it's still pretty great news to hear that the "Riddick" actress not only knows who Captain Marvel is but would also love to portray her on the big screen. Speaking of Captain Marvel, an entirely different Captain Marvel from an entirely different comic book publisher has, in fact, already appeared in his own TV series. You can learn more about it past the jump!
by Brett White
Fans eager to meet the fall's hottest new superhero will have a chance to do so at this year's New York Comic Con—just don't expect an autograph. You know, because cars don't have hands.
Agent Phil Coulson's car Lola, as seen in pretty much every trailer released for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," will be on the guest list this October at the massive pop culture event, and Marvel has just released info about where and how to meet her.
You can check out the full press release after the jump!
by Brett White
With all of the recent casting news, it's clear that "Arrow's" second season has already kicked into high gear—and the season premiere is still weeks away! In a new interview with TV Guide, executive producer Marc Guggenheim opened up about a new recurring threat to Arrow's Starling City: Michael Jai White's Bronze Tiger.
"He's basically the best of the best, so he has come to Starling City to see if the Hood can give him a challenge," said Guggenheim. The contest of champions is set to take place in the season's second episode, which is set to air on October 16th. But Bronze Tiger won't exactly be playing it solo when he debuts, Guggenheim explains. "To that end, he has aligned himself with China White [played by Kelly Hu] and the Chinese Triad."
"The Walking Dead" keeps growing and growing.
Not only is a spinoff series in the works, but a brand-new cast member has joined the ranks of the current "Walking Dead" series, as it marches into its fourth season on AMC. It's "Twilight" actress Christian Serratos, and she's playing a character familiar to fans of the comics: Rosita Espinosa.
Some minor spoilers ahead.
By Ryan Rigley
It's alive! With only two episodes of "Breaking Bad" left ever, AMC is now in the process of expanding upon the universe of one of its other hit-series: "The Walking Dead." "Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer," explains AMC president Charlie Collier. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters."
With a target date of 2015, this new series marks the third "Walking Dead" show to hit the cable network after the original "Walking Dead" series and Chris Hardwick's "Talking Dead" talk show. For "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, it will mark his fourth television project following the small screen adaptations of "The Walking Dead," "Thief of Thieves," and "Clone" over at Universal.
"After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe," states Kirkman on the companion series. “The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."