Writing is Half the Battle
While G.I. Joe 3 might not have a director anymore as Jon M. Chu is currently unattached (he’s in the midst of Jem and the Holograms instead), but now Paramount has hired a writer for the feature. Jonathan Lemkin, writer of The Devil’s Advocate and 2007’s Shooter, will handle the script for the sequel, (he’s also writing The Longest Night for Paramount).
The movie studio is planning, unsurprisingly, to focus the third film on the character Roadblock, played by Dwayne Johnson, who took over as the lead in 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Paramount is looking to release the movie in 2016. Johnson is already attached to the movie, alongside other suspected returning castmembers.
Another Mystery for Ant-Man
The newest cast member of 2015’s Ant-Man is David Dastmalchian. Of course, the report from Deadline doesn’t know what role he’ll be playing, so this is a short report. This will be his second comic book movie, after being one of the clowns in The Dark Knight.
Phil Coulson, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Talks about New Role
In an interview with IGN’s Eric Goldman, actor Clark Gregg talked openly about his Marvel Cinematic Universe character’s new role. Yes, Phil Coulson is becoming the director of the newest incarnation of S.H.I.E.L.D. and season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will feature heavily his new role.
”The Agent Coulson who’s running this team… he’s a very different Coulson than the guy who everyone knew,” the actor says, remarking on everything that’s happened in the MCU in the last year. “So I think he’s reinventing himself and re-understanding himself as a person anyway, which is probably really necessary to taking in the new environment and figuring out what S.H.I.E.L.D. ought to be in a way that it doesn’t get rotten again.”
Of course there’s the lingering issue of the Tahiti Project, and Coulson effectively warning himself through a pre-recorded video that it’s dangerous and “a bad idea,” which will also get followed up on. “So we go from having no S.H.I.E.L.D. at all, with a director on the run, to a tiny Guerrilla S.H.I.E.L.D. with Agent Coulson at its head, and maybe not in his own right head. That sounds fun. That sounds like an interesting Season 2.”
Gregg also confirmed what ABC had mentioned, that the season will be split in two, with a first half of the season, then a break for Agent Carter season one to run during, and a second uninterrupted back half of season two.
New Miho Gets New Shot
While the first actress to play Miho, Devon Aoki, is moving on to train Oliver Queen on Arrow, the new actress in the role for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Jamie Chung, gets her own spotlight image today - coincidentally with a drawn Bow. Coincidental timing? Probably, but it's a cool shot nonetheless.