Tron's producer explains how it's "darker" than the original. A new photo shows Tony Stark's racetrack fantasy in flames. A District 9 TV-spot explains the backstory. And there are three Dr. Parnassus clips. Plus Doctor Who, Torchwood, Heroes and Fringe.

Iron Man 2:

A few new pics of Tony Stark on a trashed, flaming race track, plus Pepper Potts and Rhodey, from USA Today's Comic Con preview. [USA Today via Slashfilm]


Producer Sean Bailey told MTV News that the new movie is a "stand-alone sequel" and you don't have to have seen the original to appreciate it. But it takes the stance that the original movie happened in 1982, and since then there have been developments with ENCOM and Kevin Flynn and all the other characters. In the film, Flynn disappeared in 1989, and there are tons of theories about what happened to him. But no trace has ever been found. Flynn's son, Sam, grows up never knowing what happened to him.


Says Bailey, "At the beginning of the movie, [Sam is] given a clue or a prompt and starts to investigate, which leads him into the Tron universe. And things have really changed." You'll still see lightcycles and tanks, but they'll be streamlined and improved, plus there are also new vehicles. And it's a "darker universe" with more intensity. It'll push the limits of the PG rating. It'll be, like, PG-12. [MTV]

District 9:

Sony Pictures released a new still showing Wikus (Sharlto Copley) wielding a honkin big alien-looking gun. [Slashfilm]

And here's your first longer TV spot, showing a bit more of this movie's backstory:

New Moon:

OMG new photo of Jacob and Bella. D00d! [Bella And Edward]

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus:

Ahead of this movie's panel at Comic Con, here are a couple new clips, plus a better copy of the one we showed you a while back.

Doctor Who:

Even more set photos of day two of the Matt Smith/Alex Kingston filming. This is rapidly becoming the most photographed TV set in history. More pics at the link. [SpoilerTV]

The final David Tennant specials won't mention the events of Torchwood's big miniseries, as such.[EW]


This show will most likely be back, and Captain Jack will probably continue to be the main character, says Russell T. Davies. "I would hope so. He's absolutely fundamental to Torchwood." But when the show returns, Davies will also be inventing some new characters and stories. [EW]


Ari Graynor will be back as Rachel in the season opener, but there's no clue about her availability beyond that. [EW]


Here's a new set pic, showing Rick Worthy (aka Simon the Cylon) as Matt Parkman's new partner and mentor. [Heroes Spoilers]


Episode three of the new season will be called "Rabid." [Kryptonsite]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars:

Here's your first look at how evil bounty hunter Aurra Sing (glimpsed in Phantom Menace and featured heavily in the Dark Horse comics) will look in this animated series. Click the link for another pic of a new character in Clone Wars. [EW]

Additional reporting by Alexis Brown.