Spoiler alert! New videos from Watchmen include a look at psycho-hero Rorschach unmasked. There are also new Clone Wars videos and new hints about Terminator 4 and Iron Man 2. And new images from Igor and Dragonball. We have a ton of new Heroes spoilers, including an intriguing Kristen Bell development. Also on the TV tip, there are revealing Fringe videos, and hints about Doctor Who, Sarah Connor, Smallville and the animated Wonder Woman DVD. I say again, spoiler alert!
G4 was on the set of the Watchmen movie, and posted a video showing a few more details of the sets, and a look at director Zack Snyder's storyboards. More importantly, they managed to film Jackie Earle Haley being made up as the unmasked version of Rorschach, and interview him in his Rorschach makeup. [G4 via Cinemablend]
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And here's an eye-wrenchingly horrendous copy of the footage shown at Comic-Con. As we described previously, you can see a nice view of Rorschach's mask changing shape, a more graphic version of Dr. Manhattan blowing up Vietnamese villagers, Rorschach in the Comedian's lair, and Nite Owl at home. [Comic Book Resources]
We reported a while ago that Linda Hamilton might be back in one, or all three, of the new Terminator movies as John Connor's mom Sarah. But apparently Hamilton still hasn't been approached. And sources say the Hamilton cameo would probably just consist of John and Kyle Reese looking at a photo of Hamilton, and the production may not even ask for Hamilton's permission to use her image until the editing stage. [Arnold Fans via CinemaBlend]
Here are some new high-res images from the Dragonball movie. I like Chow Yun-Fat's T-shirt. [IGN]
Iron Man 2:
Rumor has it a member of the Avengers will turn up in Iron Man 2. But it won't be the Hulk. [Ace Showbiz]
Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Here's a new TV spot and a new featurette for the greatest Star Wars movie coming out this week.
Here are a bunch of new stills from Igor, the mad-scientist animated movie that comes out in September. It has such a great cast, but these images from the film are so ugly it hurts to look at them. Maybe after an hour or so, you'd get used to how this film looks? [IGN]
Catherine Tate says she'll "probably" not be in the Doctor Who special airing this Christmas. (It's already filmed, so it's pretty definite that she's not in it, actually.) But maybe that means she will be in one of the 2009 specials? As she says, "anything can happen." [Blogtor Who]
NBC released a press release describing the two-hour premiere of Heroes season three:
EPISODE 3.01 "THE SECOND COMING" – Sept. 22
"VOLUME 3: VILLAINS" MAKES A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL DEBUT WITH REVELATIONS THAT WILL REDEFINE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS AND SHAKE THE SERIES TO ITS CORE - The first chapter of "Volume 3: Villains" kicks off moments after shots rang out, as the shocking identity of Nathan's (Adrian Pasdar) assassin and the reasons why the Texas press conference had to be cut short are revealed - immediately throwing Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Matt (Greg Grunberg) into unexpected, uncharted territory. With his powers partially restored, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) decides a visit to Claire (Hayden Panettiere) could give him a boost. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) are charged with safeguarding a family secret that could split the planet apart, and discover that the path to a grim future starts with shady speedster, Daphne (guest star Brea Grant). In New York City, thanks to Maya (Dania Ramirez), Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) makes a startling breakthrough that could change the world - or just destroy his. And who is Tracy Strauss? Ali Larter, Cristine Rose and Jack Coleman star. Noah Gray-Cabey, Ashley Crow, Randall Bentley, Jimmy Jean-Louis, George Takei, Malcolm McDowell, Carlon Jeffery, Jamie Hector, Bruce Boxleitner, Francis Capra and Blake Shields guest star.
EPISODE 3.02 "THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT" – Sept. 22
A DOZEN VILLAINS WITH UNIMAGINABLE POWER ARE UNLEASHED AFTER THE COMPANY IS ATTACKED - SYLAR VS. ELLE (KRISTEN BELL) - ANGELA PETRELLI (CRISTINE ROSE) TAKES CONTROL AND REVEALS A JAW-DROPPING SECRET - WRITTEN BY CREATOR TIM KRING AND DIRECTED BY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GREG BEEMAN - In the shocking second chapter of "Volume 3: Villains," Angela (Cristine Rose) clashes with her much-changed son, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), over how best to avert a seemingly inevitable worldwide catastrophe. First, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) declares war on the Company by attacking their main facility, and finds even more than he bargained for on Level 5. During a devastating battle with Elle (guest star Kristen Bell), a dozen savage criminals - all with terrible abilities - escape. Meanwhile, Claire (Hayden Panettiere) discovers something new and unexpected about her abilities. Determined to reclaim his family's terrible secret, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) track Daphne (guest star Brea Grant) to Paris. After a fateful night, Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is thrilled to find his research, his life and his relationship with Maya (Dania Ramirez) evolving in leaps and bounds. Stuck in unfamiliar territory, Matt (Greg Grunberg) finds a guide (guest star Ntare Mwine) to help him. Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar and Jack Coleman star. Ashley Crow, Jessalyn Gilsig, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bruce Boxleitner, Francis Capra, Blake Shields, William Katt, Ken Lally, David H. Lawrence XVII, Andre Royo and Kiko Ellsworth guest star.
So it looks like the reporter chasing Tracy aka Niki/Jessica, played by the Greatest American Hero, William Katt, shows up in the second hour of the two-hour premiere. And that Aboriginal storyteller we're all bracing ourselves to be annoyed by is Matt's guide in the desert. And here's another new Heroes promo pic, this time showing HRG. [Heroes Spoilers and Heroes Spoilers]
Also, Elle (Kristen Bell) is a big part of the evil future we travel to this time around. (There's always an evil future.) And apparently when we find out who Future Elle hooks up with, we'll squee. There will be squeeing. (I just had a weird thought. We reported the other day that HRG gets a new life partner. Could it be? But no, because Elle is only in five episodes this season. Plus, I think HRG's new life partner is in the evil present, not the evil future.) Also, Mama Petrelli reveals something that changes the dynamic of many of the characters. (Could it be that Sylar is her third son, as some have speculated?) [E! Online]
So you know how we mentioned that Sylar moves into the Bennett family's old house and has a little kid of his own? Turns out Sylar uses his ability to paint the future, and discovers that he'll have a normal life at some point. And the name of this spawn of Sylar? Noah. Same as HRG. Whoah. And Sylar actor Zachary Quinto says that "certain people" have power over Sylar this season, and they give him orders that put him in situations that "force him to employ a kind of restraint that you haven't seen him necessarily need to employ." [Comic Book Resources]
Here are a couple of new TV spots and a Fox News segment on Fringe, J.J. Abrams' new really-not-the-X-Files show. There's some cool new footage in there, along with stuff you've probably already seen. I like the main characters all saying "I never should have..." in one of the TV spots. [Fox News via Fringe Television]
Sarah Connor Chronicles:
There will not be any human-robot sex involving Summer Glau's Cameron any time soon on the Terminator TV show. [TV Guide]
The sixth episode of Smallville season eight is called "Prey" and includes the Martian Manhunter. [Kryptonsite]
Also, Impulse (Smallville's version of the Flash) won't be among the Justice Leaguers in the season premiere, but there's a lot of League in this season, so there's a chance he'll show up at some point. [TV Guide]
The new direct-to-DVD Wonder Woman movie retells Wonder Woman's origin in the present day, including the whole Paradise Island test sequence. It includes all the classic supporting cast, including Steve Trevor (Nathan Fillion), Etta Candy, Hades, Ares, fellow Amazon Artemis, and of course Wondy's mom Hippolyta. [Comic Book Resources]