Hear from the director and cast of Thor in a bunch of new interviews. We've got tons of new hints for Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode. Plus Amazing Spider-Man, Total Recall casting news, and a new X-Men: First Class trailer!
Spoilers from this point forward!
Top image from X-Men: First Class.
Here's a bunch of new interviews with director Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, and Rene Russo.
X-Men: First Class
Here's another new trailer.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Here are some more set photos. [ComingSoon.net]
Here's a couple new photos.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Costar Zoe Kravitz offers an update on the much-delayed Mad Max continuation featuring Tom Hardy taking over for Mel Gibson:
"I heard the other day that we should be good to go in mid-January, we're supposed to go to Australia to start. I guess there's a point where you say, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah.' But I hope it gets made. They're saying it is. I've had this role now for over a year, and they've done a great job at staying in contact and reassuring me that the film is going to happen. They've put together such a cool cast and I know they've started building a lot of the vehicles and cameras and they've really been in pre-production for such a long time, so I think it'll happen...I really hope it happens, because George is amazing and Tom Hardy is too. I love the film. And I think the best time to make it is probably right now. George wants to push the limits with the stunts, make it all really real. Because even by today's standards, a lot of the stunts from the original 'Mad Max' are very impressive… so what we'll do now, that'll be pretty mind-blowing."
She also explains a little about her character, which so far has only been described as "Five Wives":
"There's a group of five women being taken from one place to another place, and I'm one of those women. So they call us the five wives. There are five women who are five wives. No, I'm not playing all five wives.
Total Recall Reboot
Bokeem Woodbine, who has appeared in movies such as The Rock, Ray, and Devil, has reportedly been offered the part of Douglas Quaid's friend. The speculation is that the part in question is based on Benny from the original movie, but that's assuming all the characters in this new movie have analogues in the original. [Variety]
Director Justin Lin denies the reports that the entire original Terminator cast might return:
"No. I don't know where that came from. Everything has just been between me and Arnold, you know? Just us going out and trying to find the right partners. I have certain elements, but it's never been about, 'Hey, let's bring everybody back!' I just don't process that way. To me, thematically, there are certain things that I want to see in a 'Terminator' movie. A lot of that does draw back to creating this timeline that is an extension, closer tonally to the first and second movies. But to me, it's not as mathematical as, 'Hey, let's get everybody back together and we'll shoot the movie.'"
He then expanded on this point, suggesting he's willing to depart from what was established in Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation:
"I always feel like what's great about the 'Terminator' franchise is that there's time-travel and there are different timelines to play with. There are also a lot of gaps from what we love about all of the 'Terminator' movies, so there's a lot of things we can do and play with. To me, all of that, I don't really want to discuss it now. That's part of the fun of developing. But the bigger questions for me are always the characters and the themes. You want to start there. But obviously, answering your question, ['Terminator'] does have that capability, finding fresh ways of going back without destroying other [movies], because you can tell your own stories."
Lin also clarified that it's possible he will have to move on from this project because of his increasingly busy schedule, particularly after the huge success of Fast Five. He said he should know what he's doing in the next three to four weeks. [MTV Movies Blog]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Star Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates both suggest that this movie is pretty much just one massive two-hour battle scene:
Radcliffe: The second film is essentially the final battle. It starts when Harry splits off from Ron and Hermione and you see the stories intercut. I don't know how long it will be between the ultimate fight with Voldemort, but you certainly won't notice the time go by — it's so non-stop that you won't have time to think about the pace. It's relentless."
Yates: "What's really fun about Part 2 is that... you're just parachuted back in. The audience has been though six or seven movies and they don't need any set-up. When I first read the script for Part 2 I said 'Steve [Kloves - the screenwriter], this is great, it doesn't have a beginning!' It starts and bang. You're immediately off in this big, loud, exciting opera."
There's more at the link. [IGN]
Michael Sheen has confirmed that he will not be appearing in the movie. [MTV Movies Blog]
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
The post-apocalyptic romantic comedy, which reportedly stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, has reportedly picked up additional cast members Adam Brody, Rob Corddry and William Peterson. [Variety]
Original Piranha 3D cast members Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, and Paul Scheer - at least one of whom actually died in the last movie - will return for the follow-up movie. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm starting to suspect strict adherence to continuity isn't a primary concern of the otherwise rock solid Piranha franchise. [ComingSoon.net]
Here are two new sneak peeks for "The Curse of the Black Spot." [Life, the Universe, and Combom]
And here's a radio trailer, featuring a bit of new dialogue.
The new Doctor Who Magazine has revealed a ton of juicy info about Neil Gaiman's upcoming episode, "The Doctor's Wife." First, here's a new synopsis:
The TARDIS, drawn off course by the most unlikely distress signal, materialises outside of time and space itself. In this bubble universe, the Doctor meets Idris and her aunt and uncle, who live together in a scrapyard of impossible things. Idris, it seems, is mad. And when the Doctor finds out why she is the way she is, things start to get a bit complicated. And unmentionable.
And a quote from the episode:
The Doctor: Time Lord emergency messaging system. Like a flare pistol. In an emergency, we'd wrap up our thoughts in psychic containers and send them through time and space. OK, not like a flare pistol. Anyway there's a living Time Lord still out there! And it's one of the good ones!
Rory: You said there weren't any Time Lords left.
Doctor: There aren't. No Time Lords left anywhere in the universe. But the universe isn't where we're going.
Here are some more tidbits:
- This story will change the way we see a key part of series' mythology
- We see an infinite TARDIS corridor
- Originally there was a "TARDIS hall of mirrors" that instead got replaced with an "Ood being really scary in the dark"
- There was going to be a TARDIS swimming pool scene, but it was too expensive to film
- The episode was originally going to have Rory trapped in the Zero Room
The Radio Times has confirmed "The Doctor's Wife" will be slightly longer than usual, clocking in at 50 minutes. [Blogtor Who]
Here's a promo and a sneak peek/behind-the-scenes look at the season finale, "The Day We Died."
And here are some cast interviews about the finale.
Finally, some promo photos. [SpoilerTV]
The Sarah Jane Adventures
It was really the only sensible decision they could make, but the BBC has now gone ahead and confirmed that there are no plans to continue the show without late star Elisabeth Sladen. The six episodes that have already been filmed for series five will eventually be shown, however. [BBC]
Executive producer Chris Fedak reveals the most expensive part of the season finale is a huge action sequence:
"It's set in the desert and includes a super motorcycle, lots of special effects and a truck getting blown off the road. It has an element of Duel, which is Steven Spielberg's first movie. There's also an element of Road Warrior… and an ode to the television show Street Hawk, which I watched as a kid."
Here's a short synopsis for the season - and, let's be realistic, series - finale, "Arrival."
Martinez and Peel (Roger Bart) are pitted against Jarvis and his ally; Leila struggles to survive; tremors are sent across the globe as the portal starts to open.
Here's a preview from executive producer Sera Gamble for this week's episode, "The Man Who Would Be King."
And here's an exciting promo poster.
Ben Edlund discusses Castiel's traitorous partnership with Crowley in its larger context:
"The real driving catalyst, the reason why more bad has happened to good people on 'Supernatural' this year than any other year, does not come directly through the Mother of All monsters. She's badass, and she does bad things, but it's this partnership between the angel and the demon that has driven most of our conflicts. It's all because of Crowley and Castiel."
He also explains what learning about all this will mean for Dean:
"He won't like it. Familial betrayal is his kryptonite, so to speak. It's his thing. It's the thing he hates worse than any other thing, and he has brought Cas into the family, so the math there has a clear outcome. It's going to hurt him deeply even to discover what we understand to be the case right now, which is that Cas is capable of working with a demon. Even that is going to be so painful. It's going to be a hard week for that good-looking bastard."
There's more at the link. [Zap2It]
Here are some promo photos and a synopsis for next week's episode, "Let It Bleed." [multipleverses.com]
A demon kidnaps Ben (guest star Nicholas Elia) and Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) to get to Dean (Jensen Ackles). Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean are forced to join with an unlikely ally to free them.
And here's the same for the finale, "The Man Who Knew Too Much." [multipleverses.com]
The wall comes down in Sam's (Jared Padalecki) head and all hell breaks loose. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) are, for once, at a total loss on how to help him and are forced to stand by and do nothing while Sam breaks. The battle for heaven comes to a head.
Here's a promo for this week's episode, "Prophecy," as well as a preview from executive producer Brian Peterson.
Here's an interview with Tess actress Cassidy Freeman about Lex Luthor's return.
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Here's a photo and description for ABC Family's upcoming show.
A smart, pretty, slightly offbeat teen girl who lives alone with her single-mother suddenly discovers her destiny is far greater than she could have ever imagined, in "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," premiering Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. The new one-hour scripted action drama follows Chloe King, who is looking forward to celebrating her 16th birthday with her friends and single mother — just like every other year - that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe soon learns she's part of an ancient race called the Mai, which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia - and that she may ultimately be their only hope for survival.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.