Watch a Predators TV spot and an Inception featurette! Glimpse Thor's Sif and Doctor Who's Pandorica! Which Starfleet captains will join Warehouse 13 and No Ordinary Family? Plus Cowboys And Aliens, Transformers, Undercovers, Eureka, True Blood, Buffy, Alien and Supernatural!
A new TV spot gives you a bracing new look at the Predator pups in action. Plus a French TV spot gives the whole production more gravitas and existential angst.
Apparently there's a scene where two Predators fight, and one of them breaks the other one's blade, thus signifying that the other Predator has been pwned. And Topher Grace hints that his character has a secret:
Edwin is very different than everyone else in it. You're supposed to wonder why he was chosen when all these other similar types were selected. And there's a twist.
And Adrien Brody hints that you shouldn't hold your breath for a third-act mano-a-mano fight between his character and a Predator, as in the original film. But there is some of that in the mix. Tons more at the link. [BloodyDisgusting]
Entertainment Tonight showed its segment on the making of this film, and it was mostly the stuff we'd shared with you before. But there was an extra second, which included your first glimpse of Jaimie Alexander as Sif. More pics at the link. [Superhero Hype]
Have we shown you this making-of featurette yet? If not, then here it is. Some amazing imagery — this is the can't-wait film of the summer.
Mark Ryan does the voices of Bumblebee and Jetfire, and also does the on-set voice of all Autobots during filming. And he talked about working on the third film:
There are several new robots, which I've played during filming but I can't give details for obvious reasons. I do feel the storyline for TF3 is the most intriguing one in the series, so far. It's an area I'm personally very interested in and find the history fascinating. Anyone who's read The Pilgrim will know about these associated subjects. Having spent a part of my life in the military and in the more esoteric areas of intelligence work myself, I find the back-story for this one to be really cool. Also, the cast is just amazing! I've already worked with Frances McDormand and I was blown away with her good humor and down-to-earth approach to the size and scope of the project. Obviously working with both Shia and Josh is always a real honor and joy and I must give a shout-out to Harry Humphries and his SEAL team boys, who really bring the heat.
Cowboys And Aliens:
Roberto Orci says this film will be like if you were watching Unforgiven, and then aliens suddenly show up. He adds:
You know, the hard thing about this movie [is] the tone. It's all about that sweet spot. We started the movie and the first draft was very kind of jokey and broad and then it went very serious. You kind of swing back and forth between the two extremes and the tone until you find the exact right point where a Western and a sci-fi movie can really shake hands without it seeming unnatural. And we've used every minute we've had to get it right.
Orci says that now that they don't have the burden of telling an origin story, they can play around with theme a bit more, but this film will have the same perplexing blend of light and dark that the first movie did. And he and his cowriters are hoping to turn in a script by Christmas, to make the 2012 release date. [IGN]
Ridley Scott says that the "carcass" of the Space Jockey in the first movie isn't a carcass — it's a suit. "Inside the suit is a being." [IGN]
The Twilight Saga:
Robert Pattinson hopes the famous "Cesarean" scene in the final installment is filmed similarly to the 1974 baby-horror movie It's Alive. [MTV]
There's a bit in Eclipse where Edward looks at Jacob and asks whether he actually owns a shirt. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Karen Gillan says the penultimate episode of the season starts with a painting by Vincent Van Gogh which gives a clue to the Doctor's fate, and River Song comes back. Churchill also comes back and so does Liz Ten. "I remember reading that and thinking, 'This is brilliant." It feels like a really nice bookend to the series, and just tying up loose ends, in a way. It's kind of a nice touch for the finale I think." There's a place called Underhenge under Stonehenge, and it's terribly dangerous. And she hints that Amy will be back in the Christmas special, but don't hold your breath for more Rory. "Everybody keeps asking me if Rory's coming back. But he's dead!" (She could be lying, of course.) Watch the video at the link. [Digital Spy]
There's one extra bit of concept art showing the "face" of the Pandorica. Plus a new cover of the Radio Times showing the Doctor and Amy. Plus a few pics from the episode, and DoctorWhoTV has put up a bunch of screencaps from the episode's trailer. [BlogtorWho and BlogtorWho and DoctorWhoTV]
Mekia Cox joins this show as the older sister of the female lead, who's unaware of her sister's involvement in the CIA. She replaces Jessica Parker Kennedy from the pilot. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Also, J.J. Abrams underscores this show isn't another Alias — it's much lighter, and there's no huge mythos. [E! Online]
No Ordinary Family:
Are you pumped for this live-action The Incredibles show? Here's another awesome bit of casting. Stephen Collins, who was Will Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will have a recurring role as the boss of Julie Benz's character. Collins also starred in Seventh Heaven. [About.Com]
Speaking of Starfleet captains. Faran Tahir, who was Captain Robau in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, will appear in at least two episodes of this show playing Adwin Kosan, one of the Regents of the Warehouse who arrives to handle an "escalating crisis." And Kosan makes an announcement that threatens to tear apart our team of seekers and guardians. [EW]
The Bionic Woman herself, Lindsay Wagner, is also going to costar on this show, in the Aug. 17 episode, in which she'll play Dr. Vanessa Calder. Says Wagner,
She's the official doctor for Warehouse agents. She is quite worldly and knows lots of secrets. My youngest son is a real fan of this show, so he thinks it's so cool.
It's confirmed — Jensen Ackles will direct the third episode of the new season. [Examiner]
Here are the titles of the first five episodes of the fourth season: "Founder's Day," "A New World," "All the Rage," "The Story of 02" and "Crossing Over." [SpoilerTV]
Alan Ball says this show could run for as long as Law And Order, or at least as many years as there are books. [Fancast]
Meanwhile, Jason will get a new love interest this season, and it may actually get serious. Jason will be struggling with guilt over killing Eggs, while Andy is basking in the spotlight for being an Eggs-killing hero. Also, the sex scene in the third episode is the most shocking thing one of the actors involved has ever seen, and it may cause brain hemorrhages and stuff. And Sam will experience a temporary moment of happiness. [E! Online]
In the season two episode "Malice," there's a big face-off between Simeon (Robert Knepper) and Rush, which gets super intense. And Lt. James gets to do a big stunt, says actor Julia Benson. And Lt. James' jealousy over Lt. Scott's relationship with Chloe continues to be an issue in season two, by the sound of things. [Gateworld]
Buffy The Vampire Slayer:
So now that we know that Twilight is Angel, and there's a whole "having sex until you go to an alternate universe" thing going on, what's next? Apparently what's next is the final five-issue story arc of Season eight, but we don't get to see it until September. And it's written by Joss Whedon. Here's the solicitation:
The Big Bad-Twilight finally stands revealed, and it's tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship.
Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.