Matt Smith has a crazy casting suggestion for the upcoming Doctor Who episodes. A new Star Trek Into Darkness synopsis reveals key details. Damon Lindelof explains why he won't return for Prometheus 2. Meet a brand new Iron Man 3 character. Plus Tom Hiddleston considers his Avengers future.
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Prometheus.
Star Trek Into Darkness
There's a new plot synopsis out that's different from the previous one in a few crucial respects. Here's the original:
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
And now compare that with the new one:
In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
The two main changes are that it's now explicit that Kirk is operating without Starfleet approval in taking on Benedict Cumberbatch's villain, and that Cumberbatch would appear to be working as one member of a larger group. [The Global Dispatch]
Thanos is all but confirmed as the main villain for Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel, but Tom Hiddleston isn't sure whether Loki will again be there stirring up trouble as well:
"I don't know, and that really is the honest answer. I know I've been known for obfuscation in other quarters, but I have no idea, I haven't spoken to Joss. He's definitely doing it. So I suspect not, only because I think that probably the audiences are tired of Loki being the bad guy. Maybe the Avengers need somebody else to fight. But I'd love to be part of it again."
Iron Man 3
Star Wars: Episode VII
New Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggests there will be a reasonably substantial update about the new Star Wars movie sometime early in the new year:
"I have no immediate update, but hopefully in January I'll have something that I can say."
Since it's already known that Little Miss Sunshine and Catching Fire writer Michael Ardnt is handling the screenplay, most people seem to be guessing that this update will reveal who is directing the new film, as that's the next logical bit of news to reveal. That, however, is just speculation at this stage. [TheForce.net]