Creating Heath Ledger as The Joker

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, make-up artist John Caglione, Jr. recalls the process of bringing Heath Ledger‘s take on The Joker to life. Plus, take a tour of some of the costumes Weta Workshop brought to San Diego Comic-Con last month, and watch Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell answer some of the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

christopher robin extended sneak peek

Disney has released a new extended Christopher Robin sneak peek ahead of the film’s release next week. Chock full of sweet nostalgia and honeyed interactions between Ewan McGregor‘s titular Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh, the sneak peek expands upon what we’ve seen in the trailers to give us a fuller picture of the big-screen adventure that the residents of the 100-Acre Wood find themselves on.

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christopher robin trailer

Disney is taking a Hook-like approach to the Winnie the Pooh series with Christopher Robin. The new live-action film asks the question: what would happen if Winnie’s best human buddy Christopher Robin grew up? The Christopher Robin trailer below provides an answer.

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agent carter season three

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Hayley Atwell teases what season 3 of Agent Carter would have been about
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry are working on a Sister Sister reboot
  • Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail talks about season 3
  • Watch the Ballers season 3 trailer
  • Ben Schwartz is still hoping for a Stranger Things cameo
  • And more!

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Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter

Hayley Atwell was on a Television Critics Association panel for her new series Conviction, just after ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey spoke about the decision not to move forward with a third season of Agent Carter. After the panel, Atwell spoke with reporters about her feelings about Agent Carter and gave us hope of seeing Peggy Carter again. She was prepared to do both shows if ABC would let her.

“I think they would have figured something out in terms of making a special or waiting until we finish this season and then me doing something else with another network perhaps,” Atwell said. “All I’m saying with that is it’s still a much-loved show for the people involved in the making of it and we know that the fans, it has a special place in their hearts. That’s something that I would be very happy to go back to if the opportunity came.”  Read More »

New Marvel Studios Logo

ABC has been wanting to expand their Marvel slate. Marvel Television developed a pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted, a spinoff featuring two characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) were even written out of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to set the stage for their own show. However, ABC ultimately decided not to order Marvel’s Most Wanted to series. Should it fail to find another home, could Palicki and Blood return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

“Interesting question, one that Marvel’s probably best positioned to answer,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said during the panel. “The characters were sort of disavowed in the show as they call it, but I never underestimate Marvel’s ability to bring people back.”

Dungey also touched upon the decision to cancel Agent Carter, teased other Marvel ABC shows in development, and discussed the Castle cancellation. Read More »

Captain America Steve and Peggy

Steve and Peggy’s romance was one of the very best things about Captain America: The First Avenger, a bittersweet subplot that humanized one of Marvel’s most unfailingly noble heroes and gave us one of the franchise’s greatest heroines. Alas, their love story ended when Cap crashed his plane into the ocean. By the time he emerged from his Capsicle coma 70 years later, she was an old woman with a failing memory.

So in Captain America: Civil War, he finally moves on… with her much, much younger niece Sharon (played by Emily VanCamp). Their romance is possibly the worst thing about Captain America: Civil War, a half-hearted flirtation that culminates in a tepid kiss. And it turns out Aunt Peggy doesn’t approve either. Recently, Peggy Carter herself — well, actress Hayley Atwell — joked that this was the kind of “disrespectful” relationship could drive her character to supervillainy.  Read More »

ABC 2016-2017 TV show trailers

The upfronts keep on coming this week, and yesterday brought the unveiling of the new series coming to ABC for the 2016-2017 television season. Since ABC canceled a bunch of shows, including Agent Carter and Marvel’s Most Wanted, we’re interested to see what the network will be trying out this fall to find a new audience.

The new line-up of dramas at ABC includes the return of Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell to television in Conviction, Kiefer Sutherland becoming the president in Designated Survivor, and H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through modern day New York City in Time After Time. On the comedy side, we have some new shows featuring Jenna Elfman, Minnie Driver and Katy Mixon. We recently previewed a few short teasers for some of ABC’s new offerings, but today we have longer, meatier trailers.

Watch the ABC 2016-2017 TV show trailers after the jump. Read More »

Agent Carter Canceled

Just last week, news surfaced that the chances of Agent Carter getting renewed for a third season were not looking good. In addition, the developing new show Marvel’s Most Wanted was no longer considered a lock for a series order. Today ABC brought the official word on both of the Marvel Studios television shows, and sadly, there’s no good news for either one.

ABC has confirmed the reports on Agent Carter canceled and they’re also not moving forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

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agent carter season three

After finishing up its second season earlier this year, fans have been wondering if Agent Carter would return for a third season, especially since lead actress Hayley Atwell had landed another lead role in the courtroom drama Conviction, also on ABC. Reports said that the production schedule for each shows would have allowed her to do both, however, a new update indicates that Agent Carter may be retired after all.

In addition, there may be more bad news for fans hoping to see Marvel’s TV roster expand on network television as Marvel’s Most Wanted doesn’t sound like it’s guaranteed to get a series order as was once thought.

Find out about what’s going on with Agent Carter season three and Marvel’s Most Wanted after the jump. Read More »