Find out Olivia Munn's Iron Man 2 role, which Smurf Paul Rubens plays, and when the District 9 sequel might happen. Plus Inception, Ghostbusters 3, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Twilight, Fringe, Lost, Heroes, Star Wars, Heroes and True Blood.
Iron Man 2:
Remember all that speculation about whom Olivia Munn was playing in Iron Man 2? Especially after her original bit part was cut, and she was given a new role? Is she the Wasp? Is she Scarlet Witch? Is she Jennifer Walters? Now it can be revealed. Munn's role is... a TV personality who tries to interview Tony Stark, in the same scene where Stan Lee pretends to be Larry King. [IGN]
Marvel's Kevin Feige says a big theme in this film is Tony Stark discovering the wider world that Nick Fury represents.
We wanted to bring Nick Fury in, as well as the things that are just hinted at in the first film, to the forefront a little bit. Essentially, the movie being about Tony Stark uncovering this bigger world that Nick Fury hinted at the end credits of the first movie and making it more relevant.
And he says The Avengers is about "the five heroes" whom you've already seen in movies joining together. Including the Hulk? (Actually, that's still just four, unless Nick Fury or Black Widow counts.) And Iron Man 3 is a "post-Avengers story." Tons more at the link. [Comic Book Resources]
There's a very lengthy interview with Jon Favreau over at Collider, but this quote jumped out at me:
The Mandarin, as I said before, is a very challenging character because if we just went with what was in the books, it would seem like we "jumped the shark" to most audiences except for the core fans. And as we start to explore and unfold into what this is leading to, which is The Avengers, I think the rules are gonna have to change a bit. So that is going to open the door for other possibilities once people are on board with what we're doing. Right now, the onus is on us to satisfy the people who liked the first film.
Another dose of Bill Murray talking about his (non)participation in this sequel. He sort of hints that after Year One was such a disaster, the enthusiasm for a Ghostbusters sequel from the same writers and director went out the window. Also, he reiterates that he thinks Ghostbusters 2 was shit, and these things don't usually get better with each succeeding film. And the thing about him wanting to die in the first reel was just a joke on his part, and he didn't expect them to write it into the script — which they apparently did. Much more awesome Murray cantankerousness at the link. [Coming Soon]
Sharlto Copley says that he's in, and it'll probably happen in a couple of years, after Neill Blomkamp's next project. And he says it might be a prequel, or a sequel — but it won't be a traditional Hollywood sequel, with 100 aliens shooting at humans. [Empire Online]
Spider-Man: Begin Again:
We're just going to keep using this rumored title until we hear another one. Anyway, Columbia Pictures' Matt Tolmach says this film will be "Spider-Man done differently," and it'll look, feel and smell different than the Tobey Maguire films. Yes, Smell-o-vision is finally coming back. [THR via Slashfilm]
Once again, there are reports that this sequel will film a lot on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, which was Gotham City in the Nolan Bat-films. And "throughout the loop" of Chicago. Apparently, the production will spend seven weeks in Chi-Town, and it'll play a huge role in the film. The only question is, will it appear as Chicago, or as some other city? [ReelChicago via TLAMB]
A largely unknown actor named Robert Paul Taylor tweeted that he has a role in this film. [TLAMB]
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:
In case you didn't already know, the studio confirmed that Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Gods And Monsters) will direct. This should be interesting.
Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens will voice Jokey Smurf. [Deadline]
Here are some uber-spoilery pics from episode seven, "Amy's Choice." [BlogtorWho]
OMG it's another sneak peek from tonight's episode featuring a freaked-out Mark Sheppard:
Just in case you were wondering, the season finale is the climax of the apocalypse storyline, despite the fact that there's a sixth season. And we'll see lots of Lucifer and Michael — but we'll also get to know Sam and Dean better, and see the things that shaped them into heroes. [TV Guide Magazine via SpoilerTV]
Tonight's musical extravaganza is all about delving into Walter's psyche, explain producers J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner. The songs are a mix of modern pop songs and 1940s standards, and they don't distract from the action of the episode. Also, the producers describe it as "Willy Wonka." Huh. [BlogCritics]
When Dr. Bell remeets Dr. Bishop, says John Noble, "In fact we bicker like two old ladies. And then finally the truth is revealed." [MSN]
In the finale, the team storms over to the Other Side to find Peter, who's absconded there. "The Fringe Division is not going to let their boy go," says John Noble. And we'll meet alternate versions of the entire team! [TV Guide Magazine via SpoilerTV]
Here are the official descriptions for "Over There" parts 1 and 2:
In part one of the two-part, two-night second season finale, Walter and Olivia travel to the parallel universe, and the anticipated face-off between Walter Bishop and William Bell occurs when special guest star Leonard Nimoy returns.
Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the "other side" in Part 2 of the climactic season finale.
Don't freak out too much about Ellie and Awesome going to Africa — they're both in the season finale. [EW]
In the season finale, it's a monster story that puts the whole show in a blender. The Ring finally stops seeing Chuck as a moron, and starts realizing that he and the Buy More are a threat they need to smite — and they do things to Chuck and his gang that nobody has ever thought of doing. [TV Guide Magazine via SpoilerTV]
Shockingly, there may be a supernatural twist to Lafayette's love story — his new boyfriend is more than just a nurse. [EW]
The Red Queen is somebody we know, and we'll find out more in the May 7 episode. [EW]
Meanwhile, Lois and Clark will keep almost having sex — but the Blur keeps coming between them and preventing them from ever consummating their relationship, says producer Brian Peterson. Bwa-ha-ha! [TV Guide]
Clark actually glimpses his destiny in the season finale, and it should please fans who have been waiting for him to move forward. Members of the Justice League and Justice Society guest star, and there are four huge cliffhangers. [TV Guide Magazine via SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek from next week's episode, "Hearts And Minds." [The V Files]
In the season (series?) finale, Erica gets herself and Tyler invited aboard the mothership to hang out with Lisa and Anna for dinner — but Erica's hoping to destroy Anna's supersoldier eggs before they hatch. By the end, you'll knwo if Anna's successful in hatching those eggs. [TV Guide Magazine via SpoilerTV]
And a new synopsis for that finale, "Red Sky":
Val's water breaks; Erica and Tyler are invited up to the Mothership; Chad makes a devastating discovery.
Here's a glimpse into your television future, with seven sneak peeks from tonight's episode. Will they make you black out with awesomeness?
There's a 60 percent chance this show will be back for one last 13-episode victory (??) lap. [EW]
Star Wars: Clone Wars:
It's the Fett-tastic season finale tomorrow night, and the studio sent us a few pics and a clip. Woot! [Lucasfilm]
Here's another sneak peek from Tuesday's new episode, "The Candidate." [Lyly Ford]
Plus a new promo. [LylyFord]
Rebecca Mader says she's definitely in the finale, and might pop up before then as well. [Self]
Henry Ian Cusick says the only reason he's not in the final cast promo picture is because he's not a series regular this year — he's only in seven episodes. But he is in the final scene of the series, and this is a scene that only the actors who are in it know about. And he hints we'll want to rewatch the entire show from the beginning to make sense of the ending. [Washington Post]