At least, Hugh Jackman wants to see it happen. Plus there are hints about how Thor 2 and Dr. Strange will fit into Marvel's movie universe. Check out a new Elysium featurette. Steven Moffat explains how Matt Smith and David Tennant will get along in the Doctor Who anniversary special. Plus new looks at Gravity and Catching Fire. Spoilers ahead!
A new featurette has been released:
Thor: The Dark World
Kevin Feige, speaking to pump up Marvel's panel at Comic Con this week, spoke a little about the goals for the next Thor film: "We wanted to see more of Asgard than last time... We see the street-level view, the nooks and crannies of house people actually live there―real people and not just golden superbeings."
Also, a few new posters, one of which features new concept art, have been released. [Comic Book Movie]
A few script pages from the rumored Doctor Strange movie have supposedly turned up from an inside source. As with other recently rumored Doctor Strange script pages, these should be taken with all the grains of salt. In any case, the pages come from a script codenamed Eye See You, and they are pretty heavy on Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity.
In the pages, Nick Fury and SHIELD detect strong power readings from a Tibet mountain. A mysterious person in the room with Fury says he can see a green radiation coming from the mountain, and asks Fury whether the radiation is terrestrial in origin. Fury says it's still being analyzed, but he hasn't seen a power surge like this since Bruce Banner's original Gamma Ray accident. The Black Widow is in the vicinity and will investigate.
And meanwhile, Dr. Strange is at home with his servant Wong, when he reads newspaper accounts of an earthquake in New York (possibly related to the events of Incredible Hulk) plus Tony Stark admitting publicly to being Iron Man. In response to that second piece of news, Strange says, "Lucky bastard." In any case, it sounds as though this part of the script would take place during the first few Marvel movies — which could mean there's a jump forward in time later on. Assuming these pages are real, of course. [Comic Book Movie]
Star Trek 3
At an interview at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh, Zachary Quinto revealed the plans for the filming of the next Star Trek movie:
Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.
He also claimed that J.J. Abrams was still hoping to direct, even with his existing Star Wars commitment. [BuzzHub]
Asked whether Wolverine could ever join the Avengers on screen, Hugh Jackman said he'd like to see it happen, sooner rather than later:
Mate, I ask the same question. I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, ‘Man, can this happen?’ and he goes ‘Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties.’ But I believe — maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got The Avengers, they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together.
Here's a new photo featuring Asa Butterfield's Ender and Hailey Steinfeld's Petra. [Entertainment Weekly]
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
And a photo of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss on the set of Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci)'s show. [Entertainment Weekly]
Plus, an image of the new Mockingjay pin that'll be available at Comic-Con. [Coming Soon]
Here's a photo from Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, featuring Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone and George Clooney as Matt Kowalsky. [Entertainment Weekly]
Edgar Wright says the script for Ant-Man is finished, and that, once his obligations for World's End finish, he'll move on to that project. [SlashFilm]
Peter Jackson announced via Facebook that Martin Freeman has officially finished shooting his remaining scenes for the next two Hobbit movies, saying:
Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.
We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups, and it's wall to wall dwarves. These pick-ups have been gruelling and intense, but I'm so happy with what we've been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!
Along with the announcement was this photo. [via Coming Soon]
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Bryan Singer tweeted this photo with just the caption "Man on wire."
The World's End
Edgar Wright explained to The New Zealand Herald about the difference between this film and his previous two collaborations with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: "The difference with this one is that the actual character comedy is a little more honest and frank. I'd say it is both darker and also sillier, which seems like an odd combination, but I think when you see the movie, you'll see why."
Wright also explained how this film was a "cautionary tale":
Aside from all the sci-fi mayhem, it is a cautionary tale about not looking back. There's that phrase, 'You can never go home again' - I think a lot of people have been through that experience, whether it's going back to a home town or going to a wedding or a school reunion where you reconnect with old friends - it's always bittersweet. We came up with this idea about five friends, four of whom have become adults and one person who wants to be a teenager forever, and him trying to recapture that - not even glory days, but one glory night. And you know, the sting in the tail is that he gets a wild night of a different hue.
300: Rise of an Empire
Here's a new Comic-Con poster. [SlashFilm]
Here are five clips, three of which are new:
Alice In Wonderland 2
Johnny Depp is finalizing a deal that would see him return as the Mad Hatter in the sequel, tentatively titled Into the Looking Glass. [FirstShowing]
Chinese singer Han Geng has been cast in the film, but his part remains unrevealed. All Michael Bay had to say was:
He's one of Asia's top stars in the worlds of music, television and movies and has become one of the most influential entertainers in China. Now he’ll also be known for Transformers 4. Welcome Han Geng to the cast of Transformers 4.
Steven Moffat says the 50th anniversary special will be longer than the traditional hour, but that he wasn't yet sure about the final running time. And he describes the dynamic between Matt Smith and David Tennant:
Well, when you’re talking to yourself, there’s no filter! You don’t spare yourself! They’re quite a fun pairing, I would say. There’s a bit of the normal joshing of each other but they’re both such enthusiastic Doctors. While they might be sort of competing slightly, they’re both standing there saying, “Oh god, it’s so cool, there’s two of me!” So, it’s very different. I think the other one that worked brilliantly was Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton. They were incredibly funny together. This is very different from that but it’s a sublime double act.
The Walking Dead
Robert Kirkman gave a very in-depth interview to The Hollywood Reporter on season 4:
There's going to be a bit of a time jump. Some time has passed between season three and season four. It's only a few months, we're not nailing down the exact number of days or anything like that. The prison that we see is a very different prison and the characters that we see are very different from the last time we saw them. We go into season four with characters you've known for four years and still find new things to explore with them and new aspects of their character and see that they are growing and changing in extremely dramatic ways due to the strains that this world has put upon them...
While the Governor is still out there and still a threat, we're going to see him in a new light and he won't appear until we least expect it. I don't think people are really going to be able to anticipate what we do with the Governor; it's going to be radically different. Once that story unfolds over the course of this season, people will see this is averydifferent story from season three and we are breaking some new ground with these characters.
There's a lot more at the link. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Under the Dome
Tonight's episode has Chester's Mill falling into a state of emergency after an outbreak of meningitis threatens to deplete the town's medical supplies. But the Reverend Lester Coggins with what the town needs, as you can see in the photo below. "That is the key to the next several episodes," says executive producer Neal Baer."It's an important thing because it tells us who Reverend Coggins is, where he stands and where he's going and that will have huge impact on Big Jim in particular." [TV Guide]
The season premiere will be titled "City of Heroes" and introduce the character of Adam Donner, the new ADA and Laurel's new boss. [SpoilerTV]
Executive Producer Tony Krantz has revealed that NBC's take on the classic tale will feature an unusual partnership:
In our tale, Dracula and Van Helsing are actually partners. They’ve partnered up to fight a bigger bad, which is called The Order of the Dragon, a secret organization. This is an order of right-wing zealots who cursed Dracula and turned him into a vampire years ago. We flash forward to today, to Victorian England where Dracula has assumed the alter ego of an American inventor by the name of Alexander Grayson. He has come to England to essentially avenge the fact that he was turned into a monster years ago.
The Vampire Diaries
Candice Accola explains why she thinks Caroline should be single in season 5:
I think it's important to go into your college years with an open mind, and focus on yourself, what you want in life. The running joke is when fans of the show ask, I tell them, especially the female fans, is I'm looking out for their best interests. Because we have to hire more good-looking men on the show.
And she says Caroline will be shocked to learn some major secrets:
Caroline doesn't know yet that Bonnie is dead. So this is I'm sure going to be a big shock to her. She will have many emotions and feelings on that matter. But right now going into Season 5, she doesn't know that Bonnie is dead, she doesn't know that Stefan is in a coffin, and she definitely doesn't know that Klaus has a baby on the way. So Caroline has a whole bunch of stuff to learn in the next season!
Kendrick Sampson has been cast as Jesse, a fellow student whom Elena and Caroline meet on their first day at Whitmore College. Olga Fonda has been cast as "a mysterious European beauty who follows Rebekah and Matt back to Mystic Falls." Both will appear in the season premiere. [TV Guide]
TV Guide's Comic-Con edition has released a ton of spoilers about the next season. First, the recovery of Sam will be a major plot point. Says Robert Singer,"When we start the season, Sam is quite ill. How he comes back from this is a real spoiler."
Singer also revealed that Benny may return, but that Abaddon, if she returns, will not be played by Alaina Huffman. Dean and Sam will team up with Crowley because "there’s someone else who wants to take over the reins of Hell. That person is an enemy to the boys, so there’s a certain ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ feeling between them."
With Castiel now human, there's going to be an exploration of the former angels now on Earth, with Singer saying, "They’re not happy about being earthbound. They lost their wings, so while they have powers, they can’t teleport. Different factions will find each other." Misha Collins adds, "All these disgruntled former angels with a certain amount of power would make for a formidable army."
More at the link. [SpoilerTV]
TV Fanatic spoke to Drew Roy about the relationship between Hal and Maggie:
Through of all of that, she was right there [on Hal's side], but now that things are good, we’re about to see the two of them have a little friction, which I always really liked between our two characters because when we’re just happy in love, that’s really boring to me. I like it when we’re at each other’s throats and we’re going to find ourselves stuck in a room here on the brink of death here in the next couple episodes, which was a real fun film experience to play with her and as the season progresses, the anxiety between the two of them continues to build until it culminates in this moment that when I read it on the page, all I could think was, oh, my goodness did the writers really just take it there? I’m thrilled to see how that’s going to play out...
I think at this point everybody wants to see what in the world is Karen doing. What mischief is she up to, how in the world did she become the head alien? What does that even mean? So yes, we will see Karen again and as always she’s up to no good, because I’m waiting to see something we’ve never seen from her and also a little interaction between our Charleston heroes and Karen takes a very unexpected turn.
Here's a trio of promos for Fox's new series:
Plus a new poster. [E! Online]
Here's the summary for Sunday's episode:
Bill (Stephen Moyer) decides to seek out Lillith (Jessica Clark) for advice on handling the escalating human-vampire crisis. Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Nora (Lucy Griffiths), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get up-close-and-personal looks at the perverse perils of Vamp Camp. Sam (Sam Trammell) comes to a decision he hopes will be in Emma’s (Chloe Noelle) best interest. Andy (Chris Bauer) gives his faerie daughter a name, or two or three or four. Arlene (Carrie Preston) has a solution to Terry’s (Todd Lowe) malaise, and Eric makes a startling discovery.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders