We live in a world where Oliver Queen visited WWE’s SummerSlam. And he didn’t just visit, he jumped into the ring. Allow that to fully sink in. It’s glorious. Keep reading to learn more about Arrow vs. Stardust, to see teasers for American Horror Story: Hotel, to watch a new Joker-centric Gotham promo, and more.
It Comes to This. What started with tweets has ended in a brawl. The months-long debate between Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Stardust ended last night–maybe–at WWE’s SummerSlam. Amell came dressed in some of his Arrow gear (because why wouldn’t you) and teamed with Neville to fight Stardust and King Barrett. Given that I don’t watch wrestling, I don’t recognize the names, but you don’t have to in order to appreciate an entertaining fight. Watch them duke it out at WWE.
Adventurous Spinoff. I’d argue that Adrianne Palicki’s and Nick Blood’s Bobbie Morse and Lance Hunter are two of the best parts about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as such, ABC wasn’t sure if they wanted to spinoff them off into their own series. However, they’ve warmed back up to the idea and have officially given a pilot order to Marvel’s Most Wanted. It would focus on Mockingbird and Hunter’s adventures, and I’m sort of already on board. [Nerdist]
Zombies Are Back. There are some phrases you never expect or hope to hear in life, and “boy-band zombie” is one of them. But it’s happening thanks to Syfy. The zombie western titled Dead 7 stars Backstreet Boys’s Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, and A.J. McLean and also NSYNC’s Joey Fatone. And hey, Carrie Keagan has just been cast as the female lead. [Deadline]
What Could Have Been. Remember the Ghostbusters cartoon? The animated adventures of Venkmen, Spengler, Zeddemore, and Stantz stuck relatively close to the portrayals in the live-action films, but it might not have been that way. The unaired promo pilot paints a different picture. [Nerdist]
Laugh It Up. Fox is taking way too much enjoyment in playing up the Joker teases for Season 2 of Gotham. They haven’t officially confirmed that Cameron Monaghan’s character Jerome is The Joker, but they have done everything short of confirming it. The latest teaser puts all the emphasis on Jerome’s maniacal laugh. [IGN]
In the Precinct. On the other side of the coin in Gotham, we have Michael Chiklis taking control of the Gotham City Police Department. He’s playing Captain Nathaniel Barnes and will make his first appearance in the second episode of Season 2. Entertainment Weekly shared the first look at his character in action and taking charge. [/Film]
Developments. The landscape of Sleepy Hollow continues to change for Season 3, and if you don’t want to know any spoilers about which characters will be around more frequently, stop reading now. Two familiar faces will return as series regulars: Lance Gross’s FBI special agent Daniel Reynolds and Zach Appelman’s Joe Corbin. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Clone Reunion. New York Comic Con (NYCC) will bring two new episodes of Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. The premiere aired in June, and the next two episodes will debut at NYCC on October 8. They’re big ones because they feature the return of some beloved clone troopers we got to know in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including Captain Rex. [Nerdist]
A Quest. NBC’s return to the world of Heroes is only a month away. The limited event series Heroes Reborn will premiere on September 24, and though there are a number of characters from the original show returning, there are plenty of new faces. The latest teaser highlights Mohinder Suresh and a quest. [Comic Book Resources]
Never Checking In. American Horror Story: Hotel will open for business on October 7, and it’s looking like the sort of place I want to avoid at all costs. Two new teasers set the mood and crawl right under my skin. [Nerdist]
Preach. If you’re having a rough Monday, take a moment to remember that AMC is developing an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher starring Dominic Cooper. Yes, that is pretty awesome. Photos from the set in New Mexico are trickling out here and there, and the site Comicus has images showing Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy and Ian Colletti as Arseface—you can check them out right this way. [Comic Book Resources]
Are you excited about the idea for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff? Let me know in the comments.