The new Peter Parker explains why Spider-Man speaks to him, plus how he approached his character in Never Let Me Go. We've also got the most blatantly untrue Doctor Who rumor ever, and an update on the Halo movie. Spoilerage!
New Peter Parker actor Andrew Garfield didn't reveal any new details about the movie, but he did explain why he's so honored to be taking on the role:
Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it's just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It's a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it's meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I've been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.
Never Let Me Go:
In the same interview, he discussed his character Tommy in the upcoming cloning drama:
That whole idea of being raised in an institution and not being given the proper attention, that love a child needs — within this school we don't have a mother, we don't have a father, we have patriarchal and matriarchal figures, but we don't have blood ties anywhere. And we're obviously encouraged to be creative in the school and to express ourselves, but Tommy needs a bit more encouragement and love and nurturing than most. So that's where I started from. I just saw him as a kid that has more special needs than others. He's just more innocent and more in the moment, and therefore he doesn't learn as fast as other people.
In an article covering the project's meandering development, Microsoft development director Frank O'Connor explained where the project now stands:
We're still interested in making an excellent ‘Halo' movie. We've created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film. We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won't move on it until there's a great reason to do it. We're in no particular hurry.
According to producer Don Murphy, the film will finish shooting in about six weeks. Combined with other reports, it looks like the last couple of weeks of filming will be in Washington, DC. [DonMurphy.net via Transformers News]
Here's a set video from Navy Pier. You can also click the link for a couple more. [SpoilerTV]
This rumor is even falser than the usual crazy Doctor Who rumor. The latest gossip is that the character who will be killed off halfway through the next season isn't Amy...it's River Song. Now, anyone who has seen "Silence in the Library"/"The Forest of the Dead" can spot the obvious problem with this — River was already killed off in her first appearance, and everything since then has been earlier and earlier in her own timeline. So unless Steven Moffat has come up with a way to kill off a character twice — and now that I say that, I realize I wouldn't put it past him, but still — this rumor is grade-A bullplop. [The List]
A bunch of new set photos are out: [Nigel Horsley's Flickr]
Here's a sneak peek of tonight's episode: Click to view
Here are some promo pics for the pilot: [SpoilerTV]
A major Smallville location will reportedly be seen for the final time in the seventh episode "Ambush", suggesting some part of the town will be destroyed over the course of that episode. [Krypton Sitevia SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders.