Ghostbusters 3 is really, seriously happening next summer. Justice League could start filming sooner than you expect. Ryan Murphy drops some major American Horror Story hints. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets a new writer. Plus read the first official description of what's in store for Iron Man 3!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Game of Thrones.
Iron Man 3
Here's the first official synopsis, which unsurprisingly is fairly light on specific details but at least gives some hints of Tony Stark's character arc:
Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Although Warner Bros.'s development of non-animated, non-Nolan superheroes continues to hover somewhere between fiasco and shambles, that apparently won't stop the studio from going ahead with their Justice League movie. What's more, Warner Bros. is reportedly targeting a release date that puts it in direct competition with the only movie even somewhat like it: Marvel's Avengers 2, which will likely have the advantage of actually being, you know, good. The plan is reportedly to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015, which seems to leave tons of time — including all of 2014 — for post-production, which probably means the movie will feature an ungodly amount of CGI and 3D. So just like Green Lantern, basically. Yeah... this is going to end well. [Los Angeles Times]
Dawn of the Planet of Apes
Live Free or Die Hard and Total Recall writer Mark Bomback has reportedly been brought in to do a rewrite of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver's screenplay. Bomback, who previously did rewrite work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was reportedly hired as part of the transition process from original director Rupert Wyatt to Let Me In and Cloverfield's Matt Reeves, who is taking over directorial duties for the sequel. [Heat Vision]
The sequel absolutely nobody asked for apparently now exists outside Dan Aykroyd's fevered imagination, as a new report on Ivan Reitman's upcoming directorial slate indicates he will be working on Ghostbusters 3 in the summer of 2013. [Deadline]
Here's an in-universe commercial for the movie's video game Hero's Duty.
Game of Thrones
Here's a bunch of awesome set photos from Essaouira, Morocco, which appears to be the site of filming primarily for Slaver's Bay scenes, but also a few Kings Landing sequences as well. Among other things, you can catch your first glimpse of the unsullied and a few new characters, including Kraznys, Missandei and Arstan. (Well, Arstan isn't exactly new, but anyway.) Also, Ser Meryn Trant is there, but that's probably one of the King's Landing sequences. Check out the links for more on what's going on in the photos, and there are tons more photos at the first link. [Mohamed Amine Lakaab via Westeros and Comic Book Movie]
The Walking Dead
Here's a promo for this Sunday's episode, "Sick."
Here are short descriptions for the following three episodes:
Episode 3.03 - Walk With Me
Andrea and Michonne find a new community of survivors; a decision must be made.
Episode 3.04 - Killer Within
The group is severed, placing lives in jeopardy; Merle has a request for the Governor.
Episode 3.05 - Say the Word
Rick struggles after another loss; Michonne is suspicious of the Governor.
Creator Eric Kripke reveals that the gang will finally find Danny in the tenth episode, and he also previews the big reunion between Miles and Monroe:
"They still really love each other. When they see each other, they're not really sure if they're going to kill each other or hug each other. [Their past is] very tragic, emotional and Cain-and-Abel."
The eleventh episode will also introduce a pair of rebels: McClusky, described as "one of the gang's leaders who is iron-tough and has a kind but commanding presence", and Sanborn, "a tense scientist who loves to build intricate weaponry." [E! Online]
An upcoming episode will reportedly introduce the Wesen equivalent of Bonnie and Clyde in the form of Cole and Krystal, a pair of scorpion-like creatures known as Istsa Sitan that commit robberies and generally act all vicious together. [E! Online]
Another report suggests these characters will appear in the fourteenth episode, and it's reportedly called "Natural Born Wesen." [SpoilerTV]
Once Upon a Time
Here are four sneak peeks for this Sunday's episode, "The Crocodile."
Here's a short description for the seventh episode, "Child of the Moon":
Ruby's fear about turning into a wolf is confirmed when she becomes the prime suspect for a vicious murder; Leroy finds treasure in a Storybrooke mine that could help Emma and Mary Margaret.
Co-creator Adam Horowitz revealed that episodes eight and nine are called "Into the Deep" and "Queen of Hearts", respectively. [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story: Asylum
Here's a promo for next week's episode, "Tricks and Treats."
Co-creator Ryan Murphy hints at what's ahead this season, starting with the search for Alma:
continues for the whole season. It's an interesting idea, which is for the audience basically to find out were the aliens real or were they all in his mind? We studied a lot about alien abductions, particularly the year we're writing about. We say in the first episode that 1964 was a very important year in which religion and science collided. Right around the time of the space program is when a lot of people claimed alien abduction theories. I've always been obsessed with alien abduction theories because one of my best friends tells me over and over again that she was abducted and experimented on. So it's a fascinating thing to write about.
We saw the alien limbs. But will we see its face?
Yes. We overshot the s- out of it. What we did last year with the infantata is you saw it for literally like 3 frames. It's a very similar experience where we don't show many of the creatures in the woods which are called Raspers. We don't show too much. We want you to get invested in the story but we do show more.
Murphy also confirms that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine isn't leaving the show anytime soon, despite the rather horrible mishap that befalls him in the premiere:
Yes, he is going to be in a bunch of episodes. I mean, it's clear after the first episode that he's in a bad place. I wanted a big star in that. We actually wrote it for him. He did such a great job. He has this great movie star charisma. But what Janet Leigh was to Psycho, Adam is to this season of American Horror Story. He does not perish as quickly as anybody. And maybe he lives - I'm not saying anything... The 2012 stuff is not in every episode. We skip around a little bit. But it's definitely part of the storytelling engine and all designed to completely wrap up in the very last episode and the very last scene. I think it's cool to tell a very modern story within a period frame work. I love the new Briarcliff dissolving into the old Briarcliff.
Here's a promo for next Wednesday's episode, "Bitten."
Here's the description for the sixth episode, "Southern Comfort":
GARTH RETURNS TO HELP SAM AND DEAN ON A CASE - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a murder and find Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) is already on the case. Dean is not happy to learn that Garth has assumed Bobby's duties, but Garth points out that both Sam and Dean have been missing for the last year and someone needed to do it. They guys discover an "avenging ghost" is responsible for the murders and they need to find the source before the killings starts again.
Here's a promo for the next episode, "Lone Gunman."
Here's the description for the fifth episode, "Damaged":
DC COMICS' VILLAIN DEATHSTROKE APPEARS ON THE ISLAND WITH OLIVER - After Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) arrests Oliver (Stephen Amell) for murder, Oliver tells Moira (Susanna Thompson) the only lawyer he'll allow to represent him is Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Laurel takes the case which puts her at odds with her father. Oliver offers to take a polygraph in front Detective Lance but things get tense when Lance asks him if anyone else was on the island with him. Oliver flashes back to when he got his first scar, courtesy of Deathstroke (guest star Jeffrey Robinson).
The Vampire Diaries
Here's the official synopsis for the fifth episode, "The Killer":
THE HUNTER'S MARK - Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form an uneasy alliance to try and contain the danger that Connor (guest star Todd Williams) has unleashed on the town. When Connor takes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Matt (Zach Roerig) and April (guest star Grace Phipps) hostage at the Grill, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) have a serious disagreement about the best course of action, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) is again caught between the two brothers. The situation quickly turns violent when Klaus sends one of his hybrids, Dean (guest star Blake Hood, "The Young and the Restless") to stand up to Connor. Caroline (Candice Accola) is surprised to find Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) at the Lockwood mansion. Meanwhile, Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) works with Bonnie (Kat Graham) to help her get past her fear and guilt.
Here's the description for the fourth series premiere:
Misfits is back for the fourth series and new gang members Finn and Jess are zipping up those iconic orange jumpsuits for their first day of community service and meeting their probation worker... or is it their new probation worker? Things become stranger still when a man stumbles into the community centre with a briefcase and a power that infects them all. The truth unravels in a series of tense flashbacks and it's soon clear to Finn and Jess that there's more to community service than scrubbing off graffiti and picking up litter...
Here's a pair of interviews with costars Zoie Palmer and Ksenia Solo. [SpoilerTV]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Here's a pair of sneak peeks for this Sunday's episode, "The Soft War."
Beauty and the Beast
Here's the description for the fifth episode, "Saturn Returns":
A KISS IS JUST A KISS - Vincent (Jay Ryan) is captured on a convenience store surveillance video while preventing a robbery, and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) warns him to be extra careful when his photo appears in the newspaper. Cat and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) investigate the disappearance of a woman named Amy (guest star Annie Murphy), who has gone missing after her fiancée, Dr. Michael Walters (guest star Jeremy Glazer), surprised his bride-to-be by placing their engagement announcement in the paper that morning. Evan (Max Brown) runs Amy's fingerprints and discovers her true identity, while Cat wonders if her disappearance was intentional after Vincent mentions that he and JT (Austin Basis) have an escape plan to clear out of their loft without a trace in a matter of minutes. Later, Michael also goes missing and Joe (Brian White) learns that his team has been deceived. Meanwhile, Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) is planning a surprise birthday party for her sister, forcing Cat to postpone her birthday plans with Vincent. At the party, Cat and Evan share a surprising moment.
The ninth episode is reportedly called "Identity." [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Rob H. Dawson and Charlie Jane Anders.