Captain America's latest enemy is the last person you'd expect. Check out Transformers 3's new Bumblebee, and a mysterious John Carter set pic. Plus Lost, Predators, Despicable Me, Green Hornet, Splice, True Blood, Chronicles Of Riddick, Chuck, Caprica and Supernatural.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Truman Capote himself, aka Toby Jones, will play evil Nazi scientist Arnim Zola, who's an expert on cloning and generally creating monsters. Zola also copies himself and inserts himself into an evil robot, so he survives the war. [THR]
John Carter Of Mars:
One more precious set pic, showing the location shooting at night. More at the link. [John Carter Movie]
Here's a new image of Laurence Fishburne from this movie. [IGN]
Adrien Brody takes you inside the mind of his character, Royce:
Royce is a complicated guy. The bottom line I think is trying not to be complicated. Like, he's someone who's done everything in his power to shed an emotional attachment which is the antithesis of me. I'm a very emotional person. I try to have empathy and I think it's an interesting way of viewing the world, to come at it from an opposite perspective. But, I think deep down within him still lurks the human being. But he's a survivor and I think ultimately just like a scientist there has to be a level of detachment in order to put survival first. I think that makes him very well suited for the circumstances that he's found himself in.
Tons more at the link. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Michel Gondry says there's something he's always wanted to do, which nobody has ever done before and which can only be done in 3-D. So he's stoked that the studio is converting this film into 3-D. [Coming Soon]
Five (!) new TV spots!
Now that you've seen the trailer for this J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg joint, hitting theaters in summer 2011, you're ready to know that it's about aliens and stuff. But it won't be shot using camcorders or any weird cameras, like Cloverfield. The cameras will be normal. And it pays homage to other classic movies besides Spielberg's. [Variety]
Screw those new pictures of Megan Fox on set — she's the same make and model as in the previous films, after all. Here are some pics of the new Bumblebee! Plus Optimus Prime and a greatly redesigned Ratchet. [TFW2005 and TLAMB and TFW2005]
The Chronicles of Riddick:
Here's a new synopsis for this film, which more or less confirms what we already knew, maybe except for the bit about going back to Furya at the end.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
The Last Airbender:
Shaun Toub plays Zuko's mentor, Uncle Iroh. He explains:
Well, Iroh is basically the wise man in the movie. He's the powerful, experienced one – and the only one who can create fire from no source. He's a retired war veteran, and a very spiritual man; right now he's in a place where he's trying to bring peace to the world. In the movie he's trying his best to keep an eye on Prince Zuko, who he's taken under his wing. He's trying to protect him as best as he can.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:
Here's a new poster for this weird film about a supervillain and his army of evil Twinkies. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
I don't think we've shown you this pic of the new-look Silurians, appearing soon in "The Hungry Earth." [TV Overmind]
Matt Smith seems to be under the impression that River Song really is the Doctor's future wife. For reals. [MTV]
I'm going to be on the edge of my seat until Thursday, possibly falling off a few times between now and then. Here is a clip from the season finale, "Swan Song."
When do we finally get to see the rest of season one and find out who survived? This fall, hopefully. But for now, here are the remaining episode titles:
Things We Lock Away
The Heavens Will Rise
Here Be Dragons
Here are some more promo pics for "Chuck Vs. The Tooth." [ChuckTV]
And the synopsis for the season finale:
THE RING TARGETS CHUCK AND HIS TEAM–SCOTT BAKULA ("QUANTUM LEAP") GUEST STARS- The Ring is closing in on Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Operation Bartowski. Fortunately, Chuck's dad Steven (guest star Scott Bakula) is working hard to save his son. Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) must secretly protect his daughter from the Ring, and Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) receives some serious news about the Buy More. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.
Ten seconds of voiceovers from the upcoming third season trailer. [SpoilerTV]
And here are descriptions of the first few episodes of the season:
Episode #25: "Bad Blood":
Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.)
Episode #26: "Beautifully Broken":
Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power. Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in a shady vampire named Franklin Mott. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.)
Episode #27: "It Hurts Me Too":
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud reaches the end of his rope; Arlene copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance. (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.)
Here's the full set of promo pics from tomorrow night's "Fruition," which is written by two former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles veterans, so fingers crossed! [SpoilerTV]
Here are a whole bunch of pics for the season finale, some of which seem to be new. [SpoilerTV]
And here's a new promo for that episode. [SpoilerTV]
Oh and that picture you've seen, where Clark is holding an unconscious Lois in his arms? It's because she was knocked out in a near-miss with a telephone booth. Also, the season ends on a cliffhanger, as Clark is making a crucial decision between his human and alien sides — we end mid-scene, so you'll have to wait until next fall. [OSCK]
In Friday's episode, Perry White does get to visit the Daily Planet, and has a moment where he thinks about working there. And he "hooks up" with Lois — but not like you're thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! [TV Guide Magazine]
Here are some promo pics for the May 14 episode, "Pain". [SpoilerTV]
So the last four episodes of the season have already aired in Ukraine, of all places. And you can find snippets of them on Youtube, hilariously badly dubbed in Ukrainian, if you really can't wait for them to air on Syfy.
Here are the descriptions for the May 14 and May 21 episodes:
"Pain": A few members of the Destiny crew begin experiencing disturbingly realistic hallucinations bringing their personal fears or desires to life. Some worry that the stress of life on board the ship has finally begun to trigger nervous breakdowns. After isolating those affected Dr. Tamara Johansen believes the hallucinations are related to the last planet the away team visited. But just as she thinks she's contained those at risk, she discovers the cause of the hallucinations is transferring to other members of the crew. When the hallucinations become life threatening, she and the crew must track down whatever is causing the episodes before someone dies as a result.
"Subversion": Dr. Rush has a disturbing dream in which he is back on Earth, divulging sensitive information at a covert meeting of the Lucian Alliance. But, strangely, he does so as Colonel Telford's. He confides this unsettling dream to Colonel Young who wonders if there may have been some residual memory overlap during the doctor's switch with Telford two days before. Suspecting that Telford may be a spy for the Alliance, Rush convinces Young to let him trade places with the Colonel again. Using the communications stones Rush returns to Earth hoping to find some way to confirm his hunch. Meanwhile, Young has a plan of his own, but will need the assistance of General Jack O'Neil and Dr. Daniel Jackson.
The show's filming in Farmington, New Mexico, which served as the alien planet in "Air, Part 3," but this time around it may be serving as an Earth-based location. Speculation has it this is either Paul Mullie's "Trial And Error," or Brad Wright's "Cloverdale." [SG1-Stargate Solutions]
It's official: Mr. Eko won't be back, either on or off the island. [EW]
There's a new official podcast. The producers say we'll get an explanation for why Kate isn't a candidate. And the "Whispers" aren't working for the Man In Black — they're really the ghosts, and that really was Michael and Isabella appearing to Hurley. Also, it's now totally clear that our heroes are at war with M.I.B., and the lines have been drawn. And they basically say we'll never understand what Ben meant when he told Widmore back in season four's "The Shape Of Things To Come" that Widmore would regret the day he changed the rules. That will never be explained, and basically it sounds like there's no answer to exactly what the "rules" are and why they would prevent Ben from shooting Widmore in the face. (That's me, reading between the lines of what Cuse and Lindelof said.) Some "rules" governing what people can do on the Island may be elucidated before the show ends, however. [Doc Arzt]
Unnamed inside sources say that Frank Lapidus did indeed survive the submarine explosion, and we'll be seeing him again on the Island. He's just a bit soggy. [SpoilersLost]
A "cast yearbook" up for sale on eBay includes a picture of Juliet with a flower in her hair, which she apparently wears in the finale. [SpoilersLost]
Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.