From friendships to romantic entanglements to inevitable family bonding, here are six relationships we hope get the chance to develop this upcoming Downton Abbey season.

Mary and Tom

Downton Abbey Mary and Tom
Mary and Tom’s friendship has been one of the most fully developed in the series because it seemed to happen so organically. While they started off as relative antagonists, each fighting for what they believed was best for their beloved Sybil, over time they found that their opinionated, outspoken personalities actually got along really well. Once married to Sybil, Mary was the biggest proponent of embracing Tom as a family member, and their practical but differing world views meant that they could each provide the advice that the other needed to hear.

Once their spouses died, they obviously became much closer due to their shared tragedy. Mary encouraged Tom to find his place at Downton after Sybil’s death, and when Matthew died, Tom became the catalyst for finally getting Mary out of her depression. Both underdogs of sorts when handling estate affairs, they respect each other’s mind and spirit and have proven what a great and innovative business match they can be.

When Mary’s suitors became the focus of the second half of the season 4, unfortunately her blossoming friendship with Tom got set aside, but here’s hoping that their playful chemistry (which out-sparks Gilly’s even on his best day) gets a chance to shine in season 5.

Anna and Thomas

Anna and Thomas Downton Abbey
Thomas and Anna started off the series guns-a-blazin’ as Thomas had his eyes set on ruining Bates’ career at Downton. But Lady Sybil’s death showed Anna a softer, more genuine side to the presumed soulless Thomas, and in return Thomas found himself endeared to one of the few other people who could share in his loss.

In season 4, their bickering wore on, but Thomas finally seems to respect Anna, and although she still finds him petty, in many ways she now recognizes his behavior as that of an angry child acting out. After a spectacular third season, Thomas really got the short end of the stick in season 4, so we can only hope that as he continues his scheming, season 5 brings him some more of Anna’s good influence.

Jimmy and Rose

Jimmy and Rose Downton Abbey
The two self-absorbed darlings of Downton, Jimmy and Rose just want to have fun. It was a treat to see them wiggle their way out of the whole dancing hall mess of season 4, and with any luck season 5 will bring us more of their accidental shenanigans.

As the youngest member of the upstairs family, Rose rarely gets the chance to let her hair down and interact with some of the roaring ’20s kids her own age, and as a progressive-minded young woman, it would be a real treat to see her stick her nose in the downstairs social affairs. As for Jimmy, always the player, we rarely get to see him interact genuinely with the ladies, so it was a delight to see him drop his guard with Rose and stand in confusion over her behavior. A true Downton innovator, we think our Rose has it in her to pluck some sincerity out of this jealous, petty footman.

Thomas and Daisy.

Daisy and Thomas Downton
Once upon a time, Daisy was so naïve and in love… but four seasons later she’s got her groove back and she ain’t got time for Thomas’ nonsense. Once smitten with the former footman, she’s since learned not to trust a word he says. This has in turn made for some amusing moments, as Thomas’ endearment to Downton has grown, and Daisy has become one of only a handful of people he seems genuinely fond of.

He has a funny way of showing his fondness though, which is why we can’t really blame Daisy for dismissing him as toying with her when he tries to inquire after her well being. As friends, a person like Daisy could teach Thomas a thing or two about caring for others, and he would be an ideal candidate to bump up her ego and encourage her to chase after what she wants, so we hope we get to see more of this pair come next season.

Edith and Mary

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Mary and Edith have never had it easy. From the start of the series, Mary teased Edith mercilessly, and mounting jealousies eventually led Edith to take it upon herself to destroy her sister’s moral reputation. After some time, the two have learned to make amends; Mary still teases Edith, but keeps the humiliation to a minimum, and Edith has learned to find her own way in the world, having confidence in herself as her own person outside of Mary’s shadow. After Sybil’s death, they learned to appreciate each other a little bit more, but they’ve still never been the best of friends, and though they love each other as family does, as far as companionship goes, they only tolerate each other at best.

Still, as this upcoming season unfolds, Edith will surely have mounting grief at the loss of her baby, and we can’t help but feel that as chastising as Mary can be, she might be one of the few people who could empathize with Edith. We hope that in a series that so wonderfully explores the complex relationships between women, this upcoming season finally brings us some closure between the two Crawley sisters.

Violet and Isobel

Dowager and Isobel Downton Abbey
The Dowager has never been one to contend with, but if there was ever anyone at Downton who could ruffle Violet’s feathers, it’s been Isobel with her confounding middle-class, social activist ways. When she initially arrived, Violet and Cora often teamed up to shut down Isobel’s newfangled ideas, but as the years have gone on and the children have died, the Dowager has finally seemed to accept Isobel as a member of the family.

This pair is always delightful to watch because they open each other up to new ideas and force each other out of their comfort zones. And though Violet has always found Isobel to be a little grating, her immense kindness in caring for Violet while she was sick really showed a new side to their inevitable friendship. With any luck, season 5 will continue to bring the two classiest ladies at Downton even closer.

What new relationships do you hope get developed in season 5 of ‘Downton Abbey’?

Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

Original story (May 2016): Heroic Hollywood, who has a good record of breaking superhero news, is the source behind the exciting development. As was previously announced, the animated Spider-Man movie will be produced by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo are also set to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff for Lucasfilm.

Who is Miles Morales? As we wrote in a lengthy tell-all about the character last year:

Miles Morales is the current Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Introduced in 2011, Miles is a black-hispanic young man who, like Peter Parker, is a talented scientist and self-proclaimed nerd. However, unlike his predecessor, Morales steps into the superhero’s shoes at the surprisingly young age of 13.

Raised in Brooklyn, Miles was born into a family plagued by criminal activity. Before settling down with his wife Rio, Miles’s father Jefferson used to be crime partners with his brother Aaron (Miles’s uncle). However, where Jefferson tried to shrink away from the lifestyle, Aaron continues to embrace it — assuming the role of classic Marvel villain the Prowler. After pulling off a heist on Oscorp, Aaron unknowingly takes a genetically modified spider home with him. It is at Aaron’s house that Miles is bit by the spider and starts the transformation into Spider-Man.

Where Peter Parker relished the opportunity to become spidey, Miles is reluctant to enter the world of vigilantism. What’s more, his family’s criminal history causes him to question whether or not he can ever be a hero, or if evil is hardwired into him.

Oh, and one other cool thing about him: The guy is immortal, unlike the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man.

Related: Who is Miles Morales? We explain everything

The rumor mill was alive with chatter about the MCU’s Spidey being the Miles Morales version last year, but obviously those reports never panned out. The Peter Parker version of Spider-Man was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. He’s getting his own spinoff film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, next year.

Telling the Miles Morales story on screen may be just the thing the animated Spider-Man movie needs in order for it to draw people into the theaters in December 2018. We’ve had enough Peter Parker stories!

2018 will be a great year for super hero diversity: Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman will be released a few months earlier.

‘The Space Between Us’ set report: What if a human was born on Mars?

Hypable visited the set and spoke to the film's stars.

12:00 pm EST, January 17, 2017

Could a human be born on a distant planet and later survive on earth?

It’s not only a premise that the upcoming science fiction tale The Space Between Us asks, but a real question and concern that people at NASA have considered as well.

Inspired by his son’s obsession with Mars, and the kernel of an idea from another writer he works with, film producer Richard Lewis picked up the phone and posed the question to members of NASA.

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Could a human be born on a distant planet and later survive on earth?

It’s not only a premise that the upcoming science fiction tale The Space Between Us asks, but a real question and concern that people at NASA have considered as well.

Inspired by his son’s obsession with Mars, and the kernel of an idea from another writer he works with, film producer Richard Lewis picked up the phone and posed the question to members of NASA.

He never would’ve guessed what was going to happen when he spoke to them.

“I called a group of NASA scientists and said, ‘So what would happen if an astronaut turned out to be pregnant on a flight to Mars?’ and there was just silence on the other end of the call. And they said, ‘Are you listening to our phone calls?’ I said, ‘No, I’ve never spoken to you in my life.’ And they said, ‘It’s going to happen, and we don’t know what to do.'”

That was when he teamed up with screenwriter Allan Loeb and started fleshing out an answer. “I thought, wow, that’s the beginning of an interesting story.” Lewis even worked with his father, a heart specialist, to examine how that muscle would develop differently on Mars, and aspects of this research became a big part of the story.

The Space Between Us is an interplanetary adventure following a human boy named Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) born on the distant red planet. His mother, an astronaut, only realized she was pregnant with Gardner after leaving on her mission to colonize Mars.

Once Gardner reaches his teenage years he becomes interested in leaving East Texas (yep, on Mars) and returning to the home of his species. Not only is he curious about Earth, but Gardner has also fallen for a girl named Tulsa who’s literally tens of millions of miles away in the state of Colorado. The two met online and can relate over their outsider perspectives.

There’s just one problem: Tulsa doesn’t realize that Gardner is literally living on Mars.

Hypable visited the Albuquerque, New Mexico set of The Space Between Us starring Butterfield, Robertson, and Gary Oldman in late October 2015. On the day we visited, Asa, Britt, and crew were at the tail end of their 37-day shooting schedule which took them through New Mexico, Las Vegas, and Malibu.

It was Day 31, and indoor and outdoor shoots were taking place at Highland High School located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque. Since it was a weekday, real classes were in session as Asa and Britt shot outdoor scenes.

The real students who walked by the production had mixed reactions. Some watched and Snapchatted the excitement, while others passed by as if a Hollywood production wasn’t filming right before their eyes. Later in the day, after the real students went home, production moved inside the school to shoot a scene where Gardner and Tulsa meet in person for the first time. It’s one of the more touching moments in the movie.

Earlier, Asa walked into our press tent carrying a drone in tow. He had recently purchased it to try and capture aerial footage for fun, and was learning how to operate it in between filming his scenes.

Both the aerial device and Gardner struggle to deal with Earth’s gravity.

When asked how he handles playing a character who has never been on Earth before, Asa describes it as a very unique experience. “It’s hard to put yourself in that kind of position because we [as humans] are so experienced in the world, and to completely strip all that back and be absolutely in awe at everything you see — a tree, a doorman — everything’s interesting,” he says.

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Tulsa (Britt Robertson) experiences zero gravity with Gardner (Asa Butterfield).

Living on Mars your whole life doesn’t mean you’re missing hormones, so girls are also of interest in Gardner. On the relationship between his character and Tulsa, Asa tells us, “They both have this longing desire for being somewhere. Belonging somewhere. Tulsa’s been jumping around through various foster homes, she’s never really settled anywhere. Gardner spends his life on Mars. No one knows he exists. They’re kind of united by this experience.”

“He’s an alien, and she’s an alien, and this is the journey of the story,” Lewis tells us. “Watching these two characters connect, and the disconnects, the misunderstandings, and then ultimately they have a connection.”

Those good and bad connections were present in the scene we observed, which finds Gardner surprising Tulsa in her school hallway. As someone who is tough and reserved, Tulsa is understandably frustrated by Gardner’s sudden appearance. The two still haven’t communicated well with one another — Adorably, Tulsa is unaware that when he says he’s from “East Texas” he means the establishment on Mars.

With Gardner now on earth, the two begin to form a close bond as the Mars-born boy tries to discover his roots.

Co-starring in the movie is Gary Oldman, whose character originally organized the trip to Mars. He wasn’t on set the day we visited, but the actor has a very important role in the movie.

The Space Between Us opens in theaters February 3, 2017.

‘Rogue One’s’ best scene doesn’t involve the heroes

It's a nameless character who saves the day.

8:15 am EST, January 17, 2017

Among the many exceptional scenes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the most poignant ones doesn’t even involve any of the main heroes.

Rogue One  is full of memorable moments, some breathtaking, some endearing in the way we’ve come to expect from Star Wars, and all full of an epic sense of the lengths people will go to in the name of hope. It also stands out because of its representation, with a female main character and a diverse cast of supporting characters. But it’s the scene almost at the very end that makes its story truly unique.

It takes place after Jyn Erso and her band of rebels have already completed their mission, and the Death Star plans that they have given their lives to procure are being physically carried through the Profundity by a single individual, while the ship is under attack. Close at his heels is Darth Vader, finally revealed in all his lightsaber-wielding, terrifying glory, killing rebel soldiers left and right. The door jams in front of the man holding the plans, with only a slight gap left open – just enough for him to fit an arm through and frantically get the device to one of the fleeing rebels on the other side, knowing fully that this is the last action he’ll ever carry out.

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Among the many exceptional scenes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the most poignant ones doesn’t even involve any of the main heroes.

Rogue One  is full of memorable moments, some breathtaking, some endearing in the way we’ve come to expect from Star Wars, and all full of an epic sense of the lengths people will go to in the name of hope. It also stands out because of its representation, with a female main character and a diverse cast of supporting characters. But it’s the scene almost at the very end that makes its story truly unique.

It takes place after Jyn Erso and her band of rebels have already completed their mission, and the Death Star plans that they have given their lives to procure are being physically carried through the Profundity by a single individual, while the ship is under attack. Close at his heels is Darth Vader, finally revealed in all his lightsaber-wielding, terrifying glory, killing rebel soldiers left and right. The door jams in front of the man holding the plans, with only a slight gap left open – just enough for him to fit an arm through and frantically get the device to one of the fleeing rebels on the other side, knowing fully that this is the last action he’ll ever carry out.

This character has no name, and we know nothing about him beyond this scene. But faced by the most fearsome threat and terrible odds, he abandons fighting and uses his dying moments to get the plans across the doomed ship, and to Princess Leia.

It’s not common to see a scene like this one – scenes that convey the power of the collective action of many people across different areas – done so skillfully, especially in movies that are so character-driven.

In Star Wars, we’ve always focused on Luke and Leia and Han, and more recently on Rey, Finn and Poe. Although we knew that the Rebellion was the fruit of the efforts of many, we never had such a clear look into just how many lives were involved.

Rogue One the Rebellion

This final scene brings it all together, tying together the various storylines we know in an epic finale, and finally connecting them to Episode IV in a perfect mix of excitement and nostalgia. Without this character, driven by desperate hope rather than fear of his imminent death, Rogue One’s mission would not have ended successfully, Leia would have never received the plans… and none of the story we already know would have taken place.

For once, it was a character whose face we didn’t even see properly, dressed just like everyone else, fulfilling his own small role in a much bigger mission, who saved the day.

This ending, maybe even more meaningfully than the stories of the heroes we know and love, shows us the very essence of the Rebellion: a movement of dedication and sacrifice, full of people like the ones that died on Scarif, that put themselves between the plans and Vader, that drove the mission to success in their dying moments – and that stopped the race to save their own lives in favor of securing the mission’s objective.

We, as the audience, can find ourselves in the nameless rebel soldier and his sacrifice – a realistic and emotional portrayal of what makes any movement for change possible: the sacrifices of a vast number of people whose names and faces we may never know, whose stories may never be recorded, but whose lives were spent in search of a better future for the generations that follow.

What scene in ‘Rogue One’ impacted you the most?