Spoilerama: A fan-edited Inception trailer makes sense of the chaos, a Hobbit casting call rounds out the characters, and there are two new clue-filled "Lost supper" pics. Also, Harry Potter trailer pics, Philip Pullman/Doctor Who rumors, and True Blood's heartthrob.
Someone re-edited the two trailers we've gotten so far, to try and reconstruct actual scenes from the film. It doesn't seem that different, but it does show some of the big set pieces from the film a bit more clearly, like the train-vs-cab thing. [Slashfilm]
A new casting call includes Bilbo Baggins, but also some surprises. Here are some of the roles being cast:
[THORIN OAKENSHIELD] Heir to the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, Thorin Oakensheild was forced to lead his people far away from their homelands into exile in the Blue Mountains. Powerfully built and a legendary fighter, Thorin has led a tough and dangerous life and it shows on his face. He is sharp eyed and sharp tongued, proud in his bearing and un-trusting of those he does not know. But Thorin is also capable of intense loyalty, immense courage and surprising gentleness and humour. Thorin will be required to wear a wig and beard and some minor prosthetics make-up, like a nose or forehead, is possible. LEAD. AGE: EARLY 40'S to MID 50'S. ACCENT – STANDARD R.P. OR SLIGHTLY ACCENTED REGIONAL ENGLISH ACCENT.
[FILI & KILI] Two Dwarf brothers, nephews to Thorin Oakensheild, the legendary Dwarf Lord who is heir to the Kingdom of Erebor. Fili and Kili are of noble lineage, not that you would necessarily know it from their relaxed demeanor. Fili being the elder of the two (Fili is probably fair haired, but this is not essential.) They are both good- looking, strong and expert fighters having been trained with weapons as from a young age.. Kili is more carefree and reckless. Fili and Kili will be required to wear a wig and beard, and some minor prosthetics make-up, like a nose or forehead, is possible. LEAD. AGE: EARLY TO MID 20'S. ACCENT – STANDARD R.P. OR SLIGHTLY ACCENTED REGIONAL ENGLISH ACCENT.
FYI, "R.P." stands for "Received Pronunciation," or BBC English. I think it's the accent David Tennant puts on when he's not doing his real Scottish accent.
Update: TheOneRing.net talked to its contacts associated with the film, and found out that the casting call is not "valid" and "some of the roles listed in the links are not relevant." Thanks, CodenameV!
There are a ton of nice screencaps from the teaser trailer. More at the link. [Cinema Blend]
Also, E! Online posted six true spoilers and one false one, and the gang at SpoilersLost sorted them out — Jack and Sayid touch lips, because Jack gives Sayid CPR — before Sayid dies anyway. There's a scene that'll make you cry buckets and yet make Skaters happy (Juliet's death scene.) Juliet both does and does not survive the bomb going off (presumably because of the alternate timelines thing). Juliet and Sawyer definitely kiss. And Sawyer and Kate flirt (maybe in the alternate universe), but it's not true that Sawyer and Kate kiss. [E! Online and SpoilersLost]
The big kiss involving Sawyer isn't a flashback, but in the here and now. (One of the here and nows, anyway.) There's more Kate/Sawyer interaction than Jack/Kate interaction in the early episodes of the season. And one beloved character will kill another beloved character. [E! Online]
Yesterday we showed you the new "Last Supper" image featuring the castaways, with Locke as Jesus. And now here are two official versions of it. [DocArzt]
So just who is writing for season five, besides Steven Moffat, Richard Curtis, Gareth Roberts and Mark Gatiss? Rumor has it that comedy writers Simon Nye and David Renwick are teaming for an episode. And another rumor claims His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman is writing an installment too. [Den Of Geek]
A minor character will die, and you'll be shocked that they're killing him/her off so quickly. But this death clears the way for someone else, a fan favorite, to "move up the ranks." Also, Morgan has an "insurgency" problem at the Buy More, and he joins forces with Casey, because Casey hates insurgents. [E! Online]
A lot of the writing on this Battlestar Galactica prequel involves worldbuilding, says Jane Espenson:
Before these twelve colonies were unified under one government, they would have certainly had separate national anthems, national creeds, national identities. Maybe they would still use some [different] languages, they would still use cultural markers like the Tauran tattoos that we've seen. All we have to do is backtrack what we know and create a livable, reasonable, interesting culture.
And she says we probably won't see the actors who play the twelve "skin job" models from BSG, but once the Cylons develop we'll see something else. [If Magazine]
Southland's Kevin Alejandro is joining this vampire show as Jesus, an orderly looking after Ruby Jean Reynolds — and he starts dating Ruby's son Lafayette. [Hollywood Reporter]
Here's the official synopsis for the first new episode of 2010, "Sam, Interrupted":
A former hunter named Martin, who is currently institutionalized, calls Sam [Jared Padalecki] and Dean [Jensen Ackles] for help investigating a case in the mental hospital. The brothers get themselves admitted as patients to check out the mysterious monster that is attacking the patients, but their incarceration pushes both to the breaking point as they unleash their inner demons against each other.
Here's the official description for the next episode, "Disciple":
NO LOVERS, NO ALLIES, NO DISCIPLES - INTRODUCING DC COMICS CHARACTER THE DARK ARCHER - Oliver's (Justin Hartley) past comes back to haunt him in the form of The Dark Archer (guest star Steve Bacic), Oliver's former teacher, who seeks revenge on his student by taking aim at Lois (Erica Durance) and Chloe (Allison Mack). Oliver faces down The Dark Archer after his former mentor kidnaps Mia AKA "Speedy" (guest star Elise Gatien) but is pushed to his limit and Clark (Tom Welling) races to stop him from making another deadly mistake.
Additional reporting by Josh C. Snyder