Teen Wolf‘s executive producer, Jeff Davis, fields more questions ahead of season 3, episode 3 “Fireflies.” Here are the 10 most important answers.

Davis once again answered a slew of questions, and we’ve pulled 10 of the most interesting ones from the official Tumblr to offer a little speculation.

moon-striker: could blue eyes mean that you were dead before? since peter and jackson both have blue eyes?

Davis: Nope.

Well, that popular theory is out the window. Fans were speculating that since both Peter and Jackson had blue eyes as werewolves, and that technically both of them died, it might be possible that Derek had not survived the Hale house fire after all. But it looks like we’re back to square one. Keep thinking, fandom!

miccahlynn: hey, jeff! i just want you to know that i support you with every decision you make, even if it involves killing off characters *sniff* anyways, my question: does dr. deaton have anything to do anything with derek’s past?

Davis: he does indeed. he was especially important to derek’s family.

Although this isn’t necessarily news, it is exciting to hear it once again. It doesn’t answer the question of why or how, but it should certainly lead us to speculate further. After all, Derek didn’t seem to know much about Deaton, while Laura had apparently worked with him a bit more. Anyone have any theories?

kikky84: hi jeff, do u have any comments about the poltergeist hale family theory being the ones terrorizing beacon hills?

Davis: poltergeists? the movie scared me as a kid but that’s all i can say for now.

It seems as though many fans think poltergeists could be involved in some of what’s going on in Beacon Hills this season because of what happened when Heather was abducted. When she was taken, wine bottles were flying off the racks in the cellar, and it definitely felt like ghosts could be involved. Davis is pretty mum on the subject, but that might be because there’s credibility to the theory. We’ll just have to keep watching to find out!

bottomvich: what made you come up with the idea for the twins to merge into one for the alpha form?

Davis: two reasons. first was to try something different. second, we only had to put one person in wolf makeup and it didn’t have to be the twins. getting actors in and out of makeup is one of the trickier parts of scheduling our shoot days.

Teen Wolf does not have a large budget, and if you’ve listened to the season 1 and season 2 commentaries with Davis and some of the other cast and crew, you’ll know the lengths to which they sometimes have to go to keep their budget low. This was a very clever idea on their part, and something that fans have really enjoyed so far this season!

forgedbylovinghands: thank you so much for your skills, and sharing them with us! xd just curious, was the mark on allison and lydia’s arm just for the bank, or was it also something else?

Davis: it’s more important than just a bank symbol.

The mystery of the symbol on Lydia and Allison’s arms isn’t quite solved yet! When Meagan Tandy’s character left those marks on the girls’ arms, everyone was digging around, trying to figure out what it could mean. It turned out that it was the logo for the bank vault where Boyd and Erica were being hidden. It certainly led Allison on the right path to help some of her friends, but considering the walls of the vault were made of hecatolite, does this mean the previous owners of the bank vault were hunters — or even werewolves themselves?

torchwoodsarchivist: was the blonde female in the storage room with allison erica or heather? i’ve heard it could be either.

Davis: that was erica. underneath all of that makeup was the lovely gage golightly.

Although most fans did seem to think it was Erica in the storage closet, it’s nice to know for sure that it wasn’t Heather that died. Those other rumors can be put to rest, and we can now focus on a more important question: If Erica is dead, how (and why) will she be featured later in the season, as Davis previously told us?

kikky84: ciao jeff, where is the camaro?

Davis: derek has new wheels this season.

Are we the only ones feeling like we just learned about a new character death? The Camaro was just so Derek, and we’re definitely going to miss it. Could he be getting a new car because he just wanted a change or because something happened to the other one? We can only guess what his next one will be!

ratedcancer: when stiles guesses what is causing the deaths is his theory correct?

Davis: he guesses the how and what. but not necessarily the why.

Pay attention, everyone. We know Stiles is going to be the pseudo-detective this season, so we’ll all do well to trust in Stiles and listen to what he says. It looks like he’s right on track, but will he get the ‘why’ wrong or just not have any guesses as to what exactly is going on in that department? If he is wrong, it makes us wonder what sort of consequences that could have.

teenwolfrunsthroughmyveins: why didn’t scott sense that deucalion was a werewolf in the elevator scene?? shouldn’t he have been able to sense him right when he put his hand on scott’s shoulder?

Davis: alphas have the ability to hide their scent.

Sometimes it’s the little things that bug us the most, but don’t worry guys! Davis has things under wraps. However, this definitely poses a problem for our main character. Will Deucalion be able to get close to Scott without him realizing that it’s Deucalion who is the leader of the Alpha Pack? That’s certainly an advantage for Deucalion — and quite worrisome for Scott!

aqsanaveed: jeff, when do we find out what’s up with lydia??

Davis: i can tell you the ending of 302 wasn’t just lydia waking up from a nightmare. you’ll understand more tomorrow night.

If Lydia is seeing or experiencing things when she is awake, what could that possibly mean? We know that she’s got some special powers that seem to be connected with death or the dead, but so far Davis & Co. have been doing a great job of keeping her true identity under wraps. However, it does look like season 3, episode 3 “Fireflies” will bring us one step closer to the answer!

What are your current theories about the different werewolf eye colors?

Major changes coming to ‘Sense8’ season 2

And I'm excited about what happens next.

11:00 am EDT, May 30, 2016

Sense8 is currently in production for their second season, and they’ve gotten pretty far. Here are some important things you need to know about what’s to come for your favorite cluster!

Ever since Sense8 debuted on Netflix a year ago I’ve been obsessed. Not only because it was such a fantastic premise of connecting 8 people, but because it was so immensely diverse and represented so many people from all over the world. Now that we’ve got a season 2, it’s about time to start learning what it’ll be about.

There’s some major things about Sense8 season 2 that are going to be dramatically different, and we’ve gotten an update on what our favorite characters will be up to this season thanks to BuzzFeed.

There’s only 1 Wachowski left

One of the biggest draws of Sense8 was the fact that it was a Wachowski sister production. These sisters have brought us The Matrix and Cloud Atlas so we knew when we heard that last name that this was going to be an epic series.

This year, only Lana Wachowski is staying on to direct the show. Lilly Wachowski is taking the much-deserved time off after having just come out as transgender in March, and is using the time to focus on herself. Should the show return to Netflix for a third season then she’ll probably return.

The return of only one sister isn’t something that should affect the show too much, and I’m sure if it does then any changes will be welcome and give the show a fresh vibe — not that it needs it.

Sense8 Nomi Amanita

Capheus has been re-cast

For those who enjoyed Capheus’ story in Kenya the most prepare yourselves for a major change. Due to disagreements between Lana and Aml Ameen, who portrays Capheus in season 1, Ameen left the show before production began.

Capheus’ story isn’t one you can just replace and end so suddenly, so instead of writing him out Wachowski opted instead to re-cast him. Toby Onwumere will now play the part.

For those of you concerned with any disagreement between Ameen and Wachowski being over her being transgender, Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi, was adamant about stopping that rumor.


The good news is that Onwumere has been completely welcomed by the cast and he felt immediately connected to them upon meeting them at dinner for the first time. This makes me more confident that his chemistry with the actors will show on screen, which is one of the reasons I love Sense8 so much – the chemistry has been fantastic in every episode with all 8 actors.

But these changes can be amazing!

Even though they’re major changes from how the show operated last year, I feel like the new single director and the new actor is going to bring a welcome fresh take for the new season.

Every show can use something new in each season they come back just to keep it interesting and unique every year. I feel like, thanks to these changes made to the cast and crew, the story isn’t going to have to change too drastically just for the sake of change. Obviously it’s going to probably take to places we don’t expect, but that will be because the story is naturally progressing, instead of them trying to change actors and plots already set.

Are you excited for season 2 of ‘Sense8’

Hollywood reacts to ‘Begin Again’ director’s candid criticism of Keira Knightley’s acting skills

Should the trust between actors and directors ever be broken?

10:33 am EDT, May 30, 2016

After Begin Again director John Carney’s candid comments about Keira Knightley’s acting went viral, Hollywood has taken to Twitter to defend the British actress.

In case you’ve somehow not heard the story, here’s the sitch:

Over the weekend, The Independent released an interview with Irish director John Carney, in which he had some harsh words for former colleague Keira Knightley.

The pair worked together on the 2013 musical rom-com Begin Again, where Knightley starred opposite Mark Ruffalo as a promising young folk singer recovering from a broken heart.

Carney evidently wasn’t satisfied with Knightley’s performance, claiming she “always has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done.”

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Going on to praise both Ruffalo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s performances, Carney said, “I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”

“I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars,” he continued. “I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.”

Carney concluded, “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Now, Carney clearly had a frustrating experience working with Knightley on this film, and his distinction between ‘proper film actors’ and ‘movie stars’ may be legitimate in theory. Begin Again certainly wasn’t the great critical hit that Carney’s Once had been, and at the time of the movie’s release, Keira Knightley herself admitted that she struggled with the material, not being a singer-songwriter herself and having no great appreciation for music.

“It’s terrible. I know nothing about music whatsoever,” she told The Guardian. “I was always more into reading and drama. I was such a geek. … There’s often a huge link between music and memory. And I’ve got such a bad memory.”

But the issue Hollywood professionals have with Carney’s comments seem to have less to do with Knightley’s specific performance, and more about the fact that Carney made these comments at all.

Ava DuVernay certainly makes a great point about why Carney should have stayed silent:

Both industry professionals and notable journalists have joined DuVernay in speaking out against Carney. Here are some of their reactions:

All the same, there are some that find Carney’s candidness refreshing.

What do you think? Should John Carney have held back his criticism of Keira Knightley out of professional courtesy? Or was he right to share his negative experience?

John Carney rose to international fame with Once in 2007, and this year he’s coming out with a musical drama titled Sing Street.

Spectre director Sam Mendes is officially not returning for more James Bond movies.

While we wait for (almost certain) confirmation that Daniel Craig won’t reprise his role as 007 in the next James Bond film, we can at least contend with the knowledge that Sam Mendes will not direct Bond 25.

The two-time James Bond director came on board the franchise for the wildly successful Skyfall, but his follow-up Spectre was not considered as great of a success.

Even before Spectre‘s release, Mendes was talking about quitting the all-consuming franchise, saying at the time, “I don’t think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold.” But it was only during a Welsh literature festival that he finally confirmed his departure.

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“It was an incredible adventure. I loved every second of it, but I think it’s time for somebody else [to direct],” said Mendes, as quoted via The Sydney Morning Herald. “I’m a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters.”

Bond 25 is likely to be completely new chapter of the franchise, with Daniel Craig set to follow Mendes’ lead and officially announce his departure soon. Everyone’s been expecting him to bow out ever since his controversial promotional campaign for Spectre, and it’s even more likely now that his two-time collaborator has called it quits.

On the speculation about who might replace Craig, Mendes says, “I can guarantee that whatever happens next it will not be what you expect.”

“[Bond producer] Barbara Broccoli chooses who is going to be the next Bond, end of story. And without that there would have been no Daniel Craig because public support for Daniel was zero. It was her saying: ‘That man over there, he’s going to change the whole tenor, I’m going to cast him.’ That turned the whole thing on its head,” says Mendes.

Rumor has it that Tom Hiddleston is in talks to be the next James Bond, but until we learn more, we can speculate away as we wish! It’s also time to start making those Bond 25 director wishlists. Anyone know if Ava DuVernay is available?