Raise your spirits with more spoilers for Iron Man 2, including other armored characters in the film. Plus there are new videos for Transformers 2 and Land Of The Lost. And new Doctor Who finale set pics. Plus Looper, Moon, Hot-Tub Time Machine, Lost, Fringe, Virtuality and Warehouse 13.
Iron Man 2:
Talking to Empire Magazine, director Jon Favreau gives some hints about where Tony Stark's storyline may be going this time around:
Tony's expected to be a role model and I don't think he's ready to be one. He's under a great deal of pressure and when you're under pressure, I think you find outlets for that. That's one of the tensions of the film: it's one thing to say you're Iron Man, and another thing to actually become Iron Man.
And his sidekick Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle) will be stepping up, and may actually suit up as War Machine. Says Favreau, "Tony's not the only one with technology in the film."
Meanwhile, Mickey Rourke describes the armor he plays as the villain, Whiplash: it weighs 23 pounds and is "a sort of half suit" with Rourke's skin showing through the other half — and that skin is covered with tattoos, because Whiplash has just gotten out of a Russian-zone prison. [Empire]
Here are a few pics from this Baygasmic movie that we may not have shown you yet, I'm not sure. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
And here's a new TV spot, which I think we showed you in much blurrier format a while back. [Transformers Movie Chronicles]
Zachary Levi says he tried to get a role in Simon Pegg's alien movie. He would have been playing one of the idiot agents who are trying to track down Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As it is, Jason Bateman plays the head agent who has to tell these dumb agents what to do, and one of the field agents is played by Bill Hader. [Collider]
Land Of The Lost:
Here are a bunch more TV spots and a clip for this Will Ferrell vehicle, which comes out next Friday. I can't decide if it looks cute or ultra-annoying.
As you may have heard, this film from Rian Johnson (Brick) is set in the present day, where a group of hitmen are sent their victims from the future. Says Johnson, the movie has time travel in it, but it's not about time travel. It just uses time travel to set up the situation. The movie is very violent and has plenty of action, but isn't action oriented. It's more character-based, and especially in the second half, it goes someplace you wouldn't expect it to go. [Sci Fi Wire]
The robot who keeps Sam Rockwell's character company is named GERTY. Towards the end of Rockwell's tour of duty on the Moon, he starts to feel strange and out of place — and then one of the extraction machines malfunctions, which starts him down his strange lunar trip. [Coventry Telegraph]
Hot-Tub Time Machine:
Chevy Chase has joined the cast of this time-traveling comedy, in which a group of washed-up party dudes (Rob Corddry, John Cusack and Craig Robinson) discover their old hot tub is actually a time machine, which takes them back to their glory days in 1987. Chase plays a mysterious hot-tub repairman, who "dispenses pearls of wisdom and may or may not be behind their metaphysical road trip." Sounds sort of like Pleasantville, except wetter and less monochrome. [Hollywood Reporter via Slashfilm]
Here are a bunch of set pics from David Tennant's final episodes. Nothing shockingly new, but they do give a fresh look at the return of Rose, Jackie and Donna, plus the Doctor's apparent collapse against that brick wall. Donna seems to be yelling at someone, and the Doctor and Wilf are having an argument. [SkyTV]
According to the latest recap at ABC.Com, the mysterious statue is definitely Taweret, the Egyptian goddess who at various times is described as the wife of the god of evil, or a fertility goddess. There's a long post at the link which speculates as to what the statue's identity means for Jacob and his adversary (whom they're calling "Esau.") [DocArzt]
So now that Leonard Nimoy is playing the mysterious William Bell, is he a good guy or a bad guy or what? According to Roberto Orci, he's "a potential ambiguous evil figure." What does that mean? Only the Pattern can reveal. [Star Wars.com via SciFiScoop]
Now that we've already learned which Eureka and BSG stars will be showing up on this new Syfy channel series, what's left? Oh yeah, Stargate. Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flanagan will play Jeff Weaver, a rich guy "whose charm captures Myka's interest, but he finds himself under Pete and Myka's scrutiny when a sculpture on which he bid, vanishes in an impossible heist." [Pop Culture Zoo via Gateworld]
Remember this Ron Moore pilot about the crew of people on a deep-space exploration mission, who distract themselves by having fun in virtual reality — until the V.R. starts going badly wrong? As we mentioned, the pilot is getting aired on July 4, and veteran Star Trek/BSG model maker Doug Drexler blogs that the crew is racing to finish a few additional shots for the series. More spaceship action? Possibly a different ending? We'll see. [Drex Files, thanks Sun Scramble]
Zachary Levi hints that Chuck's new superpowers won't last long when he accesses them, and maybe after he uses an ability once, it's gone. (Forever? He won't say.) Also, Scott Bakula may not be back, because he's on another show. [Collider]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.