We have a metric ton of spoilers on Doctor Who and Supernatural. Space adventures Europa and 1,000 A.E. prepare to blast off. Plus new set photos for The Dark Knight Rises show off Batman and Catwoman's alter egos!
It's spoilers all the way down!
Top image from The Thing.
The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy gives this admirably straightforward summation of his Bane costume:
"It's hot...very hot, and hard to breathe in. But it's good fun!"
Man of Steel
Here's a news report on how filming has begun in Chicago, which will be doubling for Metropolis.
The Chicago Board of Trade building will reportedly be used as the exterior of the Daily Planet headquarters - the building previously appeared as Wayne Tower in Batman Begins. Meanwhile, the Sears Tower (I'll die before I call it the "Willis Tower") will provide the interiors for the Planet. [Chicago Business]
Here's a set photo of Laurence Fishburne, who is playing Perry White in the movie. [Comic Book Movie]
X-Men: First Class Sequel
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says that if a sequel does happen, they'll probably jump ahead to the 1970's. [CraveOnline]
Lauren Shuler Donner gives an update on where the project stands, along with an admirably honest admission about how the character was treated in Wolverine:
"We have a few more things to do. And then it's up to the studio to decide whether we're going to go forward or not. But I'm pretty excited. We have a good script and a good director... Yes, he was treated totally wrong in the Wolverine film, and yes, we will redeem him."
That director, incidentally, is reportedly VFX artist Tim Miller, who will be making his directorial debut. [TotalFilm]
Elsewhere, she confirmed that the movie will completely disregard X-Men Origins: Wolverine, much as the rest of humanity has already done. [CraveOnline]
Here are some promo images for the upcoming prequel to John Carptenter's 1982 cult classic.
Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero is reportedly in pre-production on a movie set in the not-so-distant future, in which an international team of six astronauts take on a privately funded trip to Jupiter's moon Europa. District 9 star Sharlto Copley, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Michael Nyquist, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days actress Anamaria Marinca, and Hong Kong acting star Daniel Wu are all reportedly lined up for the movie, which is working from a script by The Bleeding House writer Philip Gelatt and featuring production design from Pan's Labyrinth's Eugenio Caballero. You know, this has got to be considered good news for fans of the science fiction genre, in that this sounds like it might be an actual science fiction movie. [Deadline]
M. Night Shyamalan's next film - and verily, are there more chilling words in the English language than those? - is reportedly a go, having just set a June 7, 2013 release date. The movie, which is reportedly co-written by Shyamalan and The Book of Eli's Gary Whitta, is reportedly a "futuristic science fiction adventure film" set "far in the future where a young boy has to navigate an abandoned planet on a space ship that has crashed. On board the ship is his estranged father." The young boy will reportedly be played by Jaden Smith, with his dad Will Smith making a small appearance as the estranged father. [Shadow and Act]
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Here's a promo photo. [MTV]
John Malkovich has reportedly been cast as General Grigio in the zombie romance about "an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies." He joins X-Men: First Class's Nicholas Hoult, I Am Number Four's Teresa Palmer, and The Daily Show and Children's Hospital star Rob Corddry in the cast. [ShockTillYouDrop]
300: Battle of Artemisia
Producer Bernie Goldmann says the movie won't really feature too many characters from 300, but there are small cameos in mind for Gerard Butler and Lena Headey to reprise their roles as King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo, should they be so inclined. [Movies.com]
Here are three clips from tomorrow's episode, "The Girl Who Waited."
Here's an interview with Arthur Darvill in which he discusses "The Girl Who Waited", along with the rest of series six.
Here's the setup for next week's episode, "The God Complex" by Toby Whithouse, from Doctor Who Magazine:
But then the TARDIS is yanked off course and drops them off in an ordinary - albeit deserted - hotel instead. "How can you be excited about a rubbish hotel on a rubbish bit of Earth?" asks Amy. But this hotel isn't as ordinary or as empty as it first appears...
There's a room packed with party balloons. In another, a gorilla uses the en suite bathroom. There are clowns. And Weeping Angels. All manner of nightmares stalk the corridors. And it isn't even a hotel. It's just been made to look like one. But who would mock-up an Earth hotel? "You're going to die here," the guests are told. "Well, they certainly didn't mention that in the brochure," replies the Doctor.
And here's some dialogue from the episode:
THE DOCTOR: "You've been here two days. What's 'He' waiting for?"
JOE: "We weren't ready. We were still raw."
THE DOCTOR: "But now you're what? Cooked?"
JOE: "If you like. And soon you will be, too. Be patient. First, find your room."
THE DOCTOR: "My room?"
JOE: "There's a room here for everyone, Doctor. Even you. And in it is the very worst thing in the galaxy."
Here are some additional tidbits for that episode:
- The episode takes place in a hotel with rooms that contain nightmarish scenarios for whoever enters.
- Guest character Lucy (Sarah Quintrell) will be seen wearing a police uniform at one point.
- The character, Sprag (Dimitri Leonidas) will encounter the Weeping Angels.
- And to finish up, here's a quote from the episode: "Here comes a candle to light you to bed…And here comes a chopper to chop off your head."
We know that Caitlin Blackwood will be back as Amelia Pond for this episode, so there's some thought that she'll be in Amy's nightmare room...though there's every chance she could be part of the Doctor's worst nightmare, consider the guilt he feels. Or, depending on how intimidating young Amelia was, she could be in Rory's room, which would be kind of funny actually. [Doctor Who TV]
Here's the BBC's official description for episode twelve, "Closing Time", which is by Gareth Roberts and features the return of James Corden as his character from last year's "The Lodger":
In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters a mystery, as the time-travelling drama continues.
People are going missing, a silver rat scuttles in the shadows of a department store, and somewhere close by the Cybermen are waiting…
Episode three will reportedly be called "Alone in the World." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a pair of sneak peeks at this Sunday's finale, "And When I Die."
The Walking Dead
Here's an interview with Gazal Tabrizpor, who makes the special zombie contact lenses for the show. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Jensen Ackles explains the setup for the new season:
Castiel [Misha Collins] looks at Sam and Dean and tells them that they're essentially ants in the scheme of things. Now that he's God, he has no need for them and to stay out of his way... When they track Cas down, they realize that when he took in all those monsters souls from purgatory, there were much older things that got into him as well. There's a new, basically unknown, enemy in the world. It's something that the guys have never dealt with.
That doesn't sound good.
No. [laughs] We're going to start taking things away from Sam and Dean that they've relied on in their hunter life. There's no lore to help them out and no book to tell them what to do. Bobby [Jim Beaver] throws his hands in the air. At one point they might even have to stash the Impala, because it's too recognizable. The lead problem this year, is that all their little tricks that they've used to exist, credit card fraud and gambling, those are ways for this evil to track them down. It poses a bit of a challenge for the boys. They throw everything they can at Sam and Dean and they have to wriggle their way out.
He also reveals that Mark Sheppard's Crowley is currently hiding from Castiel, although there are vestiges of their old partnership - according to Ackles, "There is a little 'I'll help you if you help me' going on." He also reveals that Julian Richings will be back in the season premiere as Death, and he provides the crucial information that sets up the season's arc. He also explains how Alona Tal will be back as the hunter Jo, despite the character's apparent death in season five:
She's brought back as kind of a materialized blast from the past when Dean is put on trial by an ancient Egyptian god who calls a few witnesses to the stand. It's a heartwarming scene between the two of them.
There's a ton more at the link. [TV Guide]
Here's the description for episode two, "Hello, Cruel World":
SAM HAS FLASHBACKS FROM HELL —- Castiel (Misha Collins) continues to struggle with the burdens that come with his new-fangled power. The broken wall in Sam's (Jared Padalecki) head causes him to have hallucinations, and he has difficulty discerning what's real and what's not. Bobby (Jim Beaver) worries that Dean is beginning to stumble under the weight of fighting Castiel and keeping an eye on Sam.
Episode nine is reportedly called "How to Win Friends & Influence People." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a bunch of set photos from the filming of episode six, reportedly called "Slash Fiction." [SpoilerTV]
And here's a set video.
Finally, a set report from that day of filming:
They were literally two blocks from my office, filming in front of a bank...On one occasion, I arrived just in time to see Sam and Dean burst out of the bank, carrying bags of money and aiming their guns. After work, I went over there again while they were filming interior scenes. There was lots of gunfire and screaming. According to one of the PAs, they're filming "Slash Fiction" (7.06), and the episode will air in early November.
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a promo for season three. [E! Online]
Here's a description for episode three of the third season, "The End of the Affair":
THE ROARING TWENTIES - Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire (guest star Claire Holt, "Pretty Little Liars") who hasn't really moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. In a flashback to Chicago in the 1920s, Stefan comes face-to-face with a shocking chapter from his wild past. After Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus' whereabouts from an unexpected source, he and Elena (Nina Dobrev) follow their trail. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) for help.
The Secret Circle
Here's an interview with Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays Melissa on the show. [KSiteTV]
Here's a description for episode three, "Loner":
ADAM IS JEALOUS WHEN CASSIE BRINGS A DATE TO THE SCHOOL DANCE —- A cute jock named Luke (guest star Zachary Abel) asks Cassie (Britt Robertson) to the school dance, and after watching Adam (Thomas Dekker) spend time with Diana (Shelley Hennig) at the boathouse, she accepts his offer. Meanwhile, Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick (Louis Hunter). Faye (Phoebe Jane Tonkin), on the other hand, has no plans to go and remains focused on finding a way to control her powers. Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) discovers someone from their past, an intense man named Zachary (guest star Dave Baez), is in town asking questions about the Cassie and the Circle, so she asks Charles (Gale Harold) to keep an eye on him.
Additional reporting by Mandy Curtis and Charlie Jane Anders.