Comic-Con: Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen Talk VIKINGS Season 3, Strong Female Characters, and Jumping off Boats

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On Friday after their panel at Comic Con, the cast and crew of History Channel’s Vikings sat down for roundtable interviews. Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar on the show, and Clive Standen, who plays Ragnar’s brother Rollo, talked with us about the events of the second season and what it’s been like filming Vikings season 3. They also spoke about the strong female characters on the show, their own character’s motivations throughout season 2, how they feel about the popularity of the show, and the perils of jumping off boats.  Hit the jump for the interview and be aware that season two spoilers lie ahead.

Comic-Con: Arryn Zech and Kara Eberle Talk RWBY, Their Characters, Food Fights and What We Can Expect in Season 2

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If you didn’t know about them all ready, you’ve probably heard about Rooster Teeth recently when they were able to raise $2.4 million on Indiegogo for their first feature length movie Lazer Team.  Rooster Teeth has been around for more then a decade, producing the popular Halo based comedic web-series Red Vs. Blue (now in its 12th season), as well as comedic shorts, podcasts, video game and news related content, as well as hold a yearly internet and gaming convention, RTX, in early July in Austin, Texas.

Since Rooster Teeth launched RWBY in July of 2013, the beautifully CG animated anime-styled web-series has been wildly popular; inspiring cosplays, fanart, and fanfiction. Created by Monty Oum, who co-writes the show with Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross, the story centers on a team of four girls; Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, who are training to be Huntresses and protect their world.  The show is a rich and pleasant mix of awesome action scenes and compelling writing, making every episode more exciting then the last.  With Volume 2 of the series being released this month I couldn’t be more excited to see what happens next.  At Comic-Con I had the opportunity to sit with two of the voice actors of the series, Arryn Zech and Kara Eberle, the voices of Blake and Weiss respectively, to talk about epic food fights, meeting fans at RTX, character relationships, and what we can expect in the upcoming episodes of Volume 2.  Hit the jump for our RWBY interview.

Comic-Con: Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig Talk VIKINGS Season 3, Filming in Ireland, Love Triangles, and More

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Last weekend at Comic-Con I was able to sit down for a roundtable interview with Vikings actors Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Ironside) to discuss the events that happened in Season 2 and what is coming up for them in Vikings Season 3.  The actors discussed what it is like filming on set on Northern Ireland, love triangles, what it is like for Winnick now that she is a woman in a position of power in a medieval setting, and what is in store for Bjorn’s future.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

Comic-Con: Creator Michael Hirst Talks VIKINGS SEASON 3, Strong Female Characters, and Keeping the Show Historically Accurate

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Having wrapped up its second season and being well into production on the third, cast and creators from History Channel’s historical drama Vikings took time out of slamming each other with swords and shields to visit Comic-Con to host a panel for the fans and hint at what’s coming up for Season 3.  During the Con I was able to attend a roundtable interview with show creator Michael Hirst to discuss what is in store for the upcoming season.  During the interview Hirst discussed the role of strong female characters in the show, how religion and mysticism are treated and used in the show, what is in store for Ragnar now that he’s come into his own power and the struggles of keeping the show as historically accurate as they can.

Hit the jump for our Vikings Season 3 Comic-Con interview with Michael Hirst.

THE STRAIN Comic-Con Panel Recap: Guillermo del Toro and Company on the Show’s Violence; Upcoming Seasons

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With two episodes having already aired, the popularity of The Strain is undeniable.  This series, created and executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro, introduces a new take on vampire lore that is not only original and interesting, but seriously terrifying.  This show is not messing around, it’s trying to scare the hell out of you.  On Sunday at Comic-Con,  FX presented a special panel and sneak peek of the third episode of The Strain, with series creators del Toro and Chuck Hogan, showrunner Carlton Cuse and cast members Corey StollDavid BradleyMia MaestroSean AstinKevin DurandJonathan HydeRichard Sammel, Natalie BrownKevin DurandMiguel GomezBen Hyland, and Jack Kesy.

During the panel they talked about what it was like adapting the book into a television series, the look of the vampires, where del Toro came up with the idea of the worms and what the casting process for the show was like.  Hit the jump for The Strain Comic-Con Panel recap.

Comic-Con: Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Clark Gregg, Cast and Producers Talk Season 2, Existing within the MCU, AGENT CARTER Connections, and More

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Shortly after the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con on Friday, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with cast members Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeph Loeb, and Jeffrey Bell. If you watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you know there was a huge revelation about Brett Dalton’s character, Grant Ward. Many had wondered if Dalton would be returning for season two, but with his appearance at Comic-Con and having participated in interviews for the show, it’s safe to assume that he will be back. Also, with the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. has all but been completely obliterated.

During the roundtable interviews, the actors and producers talked about how The Winter Soldier will affect the show going forward, when the rest of the Avengers will discover that Agent Coulson is still alive, the show’s relationship to the new ABC series Marvel’s Agent Carter, and so much more.  Hit the jump to read the full interviews.

Comic-Con: MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER Cast and Producers Talk Period Setting, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Crossover, Easter Eggs, and More

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To say that Marvel’s Agent Carter, the next addition to the Marvel television universe on ABC, is highly anticipated is pretty much an understatement. With the popularity of Hayley Atwell’s character in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Solider, not to mention the awesome One Shot Marvel produced, it’s not hard to get excited at the aspect of a whole show centering around Peggy Carter. While at San Diego Comic Con promoting the new show, I was able to sit down to a round table interview with Hayley Atwell herself and also Executive Producers Louis D’Esposito, Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus, Michele Fazekas, and Tara Butters to discuss what is in store for Agent Carter.

During the conversation, they talked a lot of what the portrayal of Carter in her daily life, living a double life to her friends and family, the possibilities of a crossover with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and easter eggs, whether or not Carter might have a new love interest, how excited they are to be doing a period piece, and Carter’s personal relationship with a surprising character. Read the full interview after the jump.

HALO: NIGHTFALL Trailer and Comic-Con Panel Recap: Web-Series Leads Directly Into HALO 5

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Today at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to a special first look at Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from executive producer Ridley Scott and writer/director Sergio Memica-Gezzan.  Available in November, the movie is set after the events of Halo 4, placing the story in the “present” in terms of the game’s present timeline, and shows the story leading up the events of Halo 5: Guardians, due to release on Xbox One this December.

Hit the jump to watch the Halo: Nightfall trailer and to read my full Comic-Con panel recap.

Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and new series regular Amy Acker for Person of Interest season three.   Chapman talked about Fusco’s role in the show and where he was at the end of season two, Shahi talked about what it’s like to do stunt scenes and a possible all ladies team up episode, and Acker discussed Root’s expanded role, and so much more.  Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3

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At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Person of Interest executive producer/creator Jonathan Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman.  Nolan and Plageman talked about what the real life implications of Prism means for the role of The Machine, how The Machine functions as a benevolent AI, the relationship between Finch and The Machine, Reese and Finch’s friendship, and what possibly guest starts might be returning in season three.   Hit the jump to watch the interviews.

Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3 at Comic-Con

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Shortly after their panel at Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel (who joined the interview in progress) for Person of Interest.  They talked about what’s coming up in season 3, revealing more of their back-stories, the relationship between Harold Finch and John Reese, the similarities between Root (Amy Acker) and Finch, Finch’s worries about the machine and what it might do, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Comic-Con: PERSON OF INTEREST Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Discuss the NSA Prism Effect and Announce Amy Acker as Series Regular

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Having just started production on their third season this last week, the producers and cast of Warner Bros’ Person of Interest took the time out of what is sure to be an action-packed season to present a panel at this year’s Comic Con.  The series is one of TV’s most watched dramas, but in light of the recent leak about the NSA project Prism, the title sequence’s opening line “You are being watched,” might have a completely new meaning this season.

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman were joined by stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and, along with the announcement that she is now also a series regular, Amy Acker.  During the panel they discussed how the leak of NSA’s Prism might affect the show, what it’s how the character’s motivations have changed since the first season, and what the future might have in store for The Machine.  Read more after the jump.

Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk PERSON OF INTEREST Season 2, Plans for Season 3, and More

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With season two coming to a close, CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest is not pulling any punches: Root’s reappearance coupled with a virus that could permanently cripple the machine, continuing troubles with HR and the new threat of organization known as Decima, there is a lot at stake in the final episode.

The other day we landed an exclusive interview with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman.  They talked about the machine’s role in season two, their plans for season three and beyond, as well as a little about the season two glitches and what fan favorite characters might be returning next season.  The second season finale of Person of Interest airs tonight. Hit the jump for the interview.

George Blagden Talks VIKINGS, His Relationship with Ragnar Lothbrok, Being Capture by the Vikings and His New Place in Their Culture

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A little after the Vikings panel Saturday morning at WonderCon last weekend, I had the opportunity to join a roundtable discussion with actor George Blagden, who plays Athelstan, the captured English monk who is brought to live as a slave by the Vikings who raid is monastery.  Blagden talked a lot about his relationship with Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), the Viking who captured him, and about his new place in the Viking culture.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Vikings airs on the History Channel Sundays at 10pm.

Katheryn Winnick Talks VIKINGS, Battling in Harsh Weather, Women in Viking Society, and More

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Possibly one of the most interesting characters to come out of History Channel’s new series Vikings is that of Lagertha, a Shieldmaiden played by the lovely Katheryn Winnick. Even though she is a mother of two, she goes and fights alongside her husband, Ragnar, and frankly might actually be more of a badass then he is.  The cast of Vikings stopped by WonderCon last Saturday to talk about what’s to come for the second half of season; battling in harsh weather conditions, the challenges her character faces in upcoming episodes, and the standing of women in the Viking society.  Hit the jump for the interview.

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