by Josie Kafka
This Week: The Dead Will Walk in October — More SHIELD — This Week in Nolan — Arrow Season Three Preview — Fat Neil and the Women — Outlander Trailer — Book News — GoT @ SDCC
This year's San Diego Comic-Con was stocked full of goodies, many of which a handful of specially-selected Agents of DOUX got to enjoy for themselves. But what about those of us who didn't get to enjoy being within 500 feet of our favorite stars and creators while crammed into a fetid conference room filled with sweaty, tired fans? Well, that's what Doux News is for.
The Dead Will Walk in October
The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel revealed a premiere date—October 12th—and a new trailer for the fifth season. Plus, if you're getting sick of zombies, you'll be happy to know that, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new zombie series Outcast was greenlit for production by Cinemax.
Curious about other upcoming fall dates? Check back here at Doux Reviews later this week.
The AoSHIELD (yeah, I can’t stop finding new ways to abbreviate that show) panel revealed some fan-o-licious news: Lucy Lawless will play Isabelle Hardey, and Reed Diamond will play Daniel Whitehall. The MAShers also revealed that they’re quite a silly bunch:
Earlier in the week—not even at Comic-Con!—Joss Whedon discussed roles for women in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film, listing four women who play a major part: Black Widow and Maria Hill will both return, Scarlet Witch will feature, and somebody else. As of writing this, I can’t find footage of the Age of Ultron trailer that premiered at Saturday’s Comic-Con Panel, so feel free to add it in the comments if you track it down!
This Week in Nolan
Accompanied by newbie Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan—who is really just Mark Greig in disguise—made his first Comic-Con appearance this week, where he unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming film Interstellar. Nolan asked that fans keep the trailer under wraps, and I’m going to respect that (you can do what you like, intrepid Googlers that you are!), but reports from Hall H indicate a wormhole and an ice planet both make their appearance. We’ll all know for sure when the movie comes out in November.
That’s not the only NolanNews this week: Entertainment Weekly reported that Anthony Hopkins will star in Jonathan Nolan’s upcoming TV series Westworld for HBO. Although HBO hasn’t greenlit the series yet, all indications point towards success. Even TV execs worry about being eaten.
And, to cap things off, here's a great long promo for the fourth season of Person of Interest
Arrow Season Three Preview
Here’s the extended Season Three preview for Arrow, which recently announced that Devon Aoki will play the role of Katana. And the Arrow’s very own cousin, Robbie Amell, will play to role of Firestorm on Arrow spinoff The Flash.
Fat Neil and the Women
We've also got a bunch of casting news for the upcoming fall season. I have no idea why it’s all women. And Community’s Fat Neil:
• Charley Koontz (Fat Neil) will join the new CSI spinoff CSI: Cyber.
• Georgina Haig (Fringe) will play Elsa (from Frozen) on Once Upon a Time. Her character will have some sort of ties to whomever Elizabeth Mitchell is playing.
• Courtney Love will have a recurring role in the seventh season of Sons of Anarchy.
• Elizabeth Rohm (Angel, Law and Order) will join the CBS procedural Stalker.
• Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) will have a recurring role at the end of this season of Witches of East End.
• Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, 24) will have a season-long arc on Resurrection.
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander isn’t the only book with small-screen potential. There are reports of an upcoming Lifetime adaptation of Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear series, a BBC America miniseries (Last Kingdom) based on Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories novels, a greenlight for the SyFy adaptation of Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy, and a Bryan Fuller-helmed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods for Starz. Plus, IDW will produce a comics series based on the Orphan Black universe.
GoT @ SDCC
Here’s a fan-made highlights reel from the Game of Thrones Comic-Con Panel:
And a lovely update from the Agents of DOUX who got to enjoy the panel:
Josie Kafka reviews The Vampire Diaries, True Detective, Game of Thrones, and various other things that take her fancy. She is a full-time cat servant and part-time rogue demon hunter. (What's a rogue demon?)