As usual, we've done the hard stuff for you ahead of time in Morning Spoilers. This time around, that includes sifting out the "April Fools" stuff that people started posting a day early. We've included some of it for Lost and X-Files 2, but it's clearly labeled. And there are genuine spoilers for Wanted, Doctor Who, Smallville, Heroes and the next Superman movie. Plus new promo pics from Speed Racer and Battlestar Galactica. You won't be fooled, but you will be spoiled.
A new one-sheet for super-assassin movie Wanted gives a pretty detailed plot synopsis, which makes the film sound a bit... well, stupid. Here's what it says:
25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut.
Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).
After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.
With wickedly brilliant tutors—including the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman)—Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
Here are some new promo pics from May's Speed Racer.
If Superman Returns does get a sequel, chances are Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor will be back. At least, Spacey says he's already signed to appear in it. [Cinemablend]
The first episode of Doctor Who season four, "Partners In Crime," is a "comedy episode" and features 15 minutes during which the Doctor and Donna are both investigating the same thing, but keep managing to miss each other. At one point, they're in the same office, but whenever the Doctor stands up, Donna looks down, and so on. Sarah Lancashire's evil diet pill scheme involves the fact that she controls what happens to your fat after it leaves your body.
And then in the second episode, "Fires of Pompeii," the Doctor and Donna lose the TARDIS in Pompeii, just a few hours before the eruption. Donna befriends a family that she wants to save, but the Doctor doesn't want to save them. And there are scary soothsayers in addition to those rock monsters, the Pyrovillians. [TV Scoop]
Meanwhile, here are some rumors and rank speculation about the end of season four and the specials that follow. Donna turns evil, and in fact is in league with the Master (an evil Time Lord) all along. Rose dies at the end of the season, giving the Doctor a new reason to be sad. The Doctor reprograms the Cybermen to help him defeat an army of evil Time Lords. (This one has been debunked already.) And the Rani, another evil Time Lord, appears in this year's Christmas special. [Doctor Who Forum]
Here are some stills from the third new Battlestar Galactica episode, "The Ties That Bind," which is rumored to be the one where Cally kills herself. [Dryope]
The rest of Smallville season seven is all about Lex's fall to the dark side. And Lex finds what he's always been searching for, says executive producer Brian Peterson. The season finale sets up all the storylines in season eight, which he hinted may answer some of fans' longstanding questions about when various elements of the Superman mythos will show up. [Sci Fi Wire]
Kristen Bell thinks she'll back on Heroes as Elle the zappy psycho girl this fall. [Superhero Hype]
"Leaked" script pages for the end of the Lost season finale have a mystery woman (probably Kate) dying in Jack's arms. And then it turns out Jack's dad is the evil mastermind behind everything bad in the world. Too bad these awesome pages also contain the words "April Fools" in a not-too-subtle code. [Doc Arzt's Lost Blog]
And another piece of info that we're assuming is an April Fools thing. Supposedly Fox wanted to call the X-Files sequel X-Files: Curse of the Werepeople, but Chris Carter insisted on calling it X-Files: Full Moon Rising. And the film is Cat People meets American Werewolf In London. Ohhhkay then. [IESB]