Now that Lost's premiere has aired, the producers are being much more informative. Actors give minor updates on Batman 3 and Transformers 3. There are new Crazies clips, and Doctor Who/V casting reports. Plus Repo Men, Caprica, Chuck and Smallville.
Not sure if this is actually news, but Morgan Freeman says he's pretty sure they'll make a third Bat-movie. "I'm fairly certain that Warner Brothers is not going to let a billion-dollar franchise die. I expect there will be another. As for whether or not I will be involved, that depends on the writer." (I guess if you want to make something of this, there's the fact that Freeman isn't sure he'll be in the next one. But I'm sure he will, whenever it finally gets made.) [IOL]
This film could start filming as soon as May, providing a non-stop stream of ridiculous rumors and set pics. But for now, there's just the fact that James Avery (Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air) did an interview with Unscripted. And a blurb for the interview says Avery said he was playing a new Autobot called Silverbolt in this film — but there's no video of him saying it yet. So it's just a rumor for now. [TFormers]
How much would an artificial eye set you back? A new poster clarifies. [Cinemablend]
If you're not already pumped up for psychopathic diseased lunatics running wild in a small town, then here's a new still. Two more at the link. [HitFix]
The psychic told Claire that she had to raise Aaron herself, and her child couldn't be raised by another, says Damon Lindelof. And that's "absolutely" significant for this season, since Kate has been raising Aaron. We won't find out anything more about the psychic, but we will see the importance of "who's going to end up being Aaron's mom: Claire or Kate." Also, Kate's two suitors (Jack and Sawyer) shouldn't both expect to go away empty-handed. And the writers have a really good plan for that triangle. [CNN]
So we started off last night's episode by seeing that Desmond was on the plane, and the Island was under water. And those things are significant. Explains Damon Lindelof:
What we're trying to do there is basically say to you, "God bless the survivors of Oceanic 815, because they're so self-centered, they thought the only effect [of detonating the bomb] was going to be that their plane never crashes." But they don't stop to think, "If we do this in 1977, what else is going to affected by this?" So that their entire lives can be changed radically. In fact, it would appear that they've sunken the Island. That's our way of saying, "Keep your eyes peeled for the differences that you're not expecting." Some of these characters were still in Australia, but some weren't. Shannon's not there. Boone actually says that he tried to get her back. There are all sorts of other people that we don't see. Where's Libby? Where's Ana Lucia? Where's Eko? These are all the things that you're supposed to be thinking about.
We should also be asking whether or how the timelines will intersect, if they're both viable, if they'll "resolve," and so on. We'll get mythological answers about the Island early in the season, but answers about the two timelines will be slow to arrive. [EW]
You shouldn't necessarily think of Jacob's death as murder — it's more like assisted suicide, says Michael Emerson, given the way Jacob taunted Ben into killing him with that "What about you?" question. And Emerson adds, "Jacob's agenda is more complicated than we can know. It's certainly not as simple as we thought." [Fancast]
Josh Holloway has a theory about the Island:
To me, it's a mirror to everyone's spiritual growth. It forces each character to face their demons, whatever they are, and come out the other side. Or die.
Jorge Garcia hints that we will get "closure" on the Hurley-Libby relationship. [Zap2It]
Jin is a bit more active this season than last year, says Daniel Dae Kim. [Fancast]
With six episodes left to shoot, there are still many questions left unanswered, and Michael Emerson still has no clue how it'll all end. [Zap2It]
This one's a bit more spoilery: The show was filming a street scene involving Desmond and a pregnant Claire. (Somehow I thought alt-universe Claire was having her baby in the next few episodes, but maybe not?) Also, there was a scene being filmed at a downtown office building, featuring Jack, Claire, Ilana, Desmond and a character named David, who's believed to be Jack's son. [SpoilersLost and SpoilersLost]
The Sun, easily one of Britain's 100 or so most reliable tabloids, says Sophie Okonedo will appear in the new season as a character named Liz Ten. Okonedo, of course, already co-starred in the audio adventure "Scream Of The Shalka," with alternate Ninth Doctor Richard E. Grant. Anyway, believe this only if you believe everything the Sun reports. [The Sun]
In case you missed it, this is the promo that aired during Lost last night:
Jane Badler, who played Diana in the original series, reportedly met with the producers of the new series about possibly returning to the show in some capacity. I'm guessing cameo, but you never know — it could be a Tom Zarek-type deal. [The V Files]
And some new promo pics:
Kristin Kreuk and Yvonne Strahovski aren't sharing any big scenes together before Kreuk leaves the series in a few weeks. [Fancast]
Lois doesn't witness the big Zatanna-Clark kiss in the Feb. 12 episode "Warrior," but she does find out about it, and she reacts in a typical brash Lois fashion. [Fancast]
Here's another clip from Friday's big two-hour episode, which I'm pretty sure is new.
A new promo for the next episode, airing March 18:
It's the season (series?) finale on Monday, and the studio released these photos, perhaps hoping that more ridiculous images of Samuel and the carnies would help drag the show's ratings back up from the 4-million-viewers basement it's been wallowing in for the past few weeks. (And I'm going to refrain from mentioning that Journeyman's ratings were better than this when NBC pulled the plug.)
And now Masi Oka is hinting that this episode could be re-edited to serve as a series finale. [Fancast]
And there are six clips from the episode:
And here are even more carny pics. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Josh C. Snyder.