I guarantee you weren't expecting The Avengers' final post-credits scene. Plus just how long will Mark Ruffalo play the Hulk? Get the latest filming scoop on the Star Trek sequel. And Donald Glover might play a Ninja Turtle... but which one?
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Doctor Who.
Here's the latest TV spot.
The very last post-credits scene — yes, there are apparently multiple ones — features all the Avengers gathered around a table...eating the Middle Eastern dish shawarma and not saying anything. This scene is not setting up any shawarma-related subplots in future movies, but instead is reportedly supposed to tie back to a joke made by Tony Stark. [Unleash the Fanboy]
Mark Ruffalo has revealed that he has signed a six picture deal to play Bruce Banner, which beyond appearances in future Avengers movies would also seem to suggest the Hulk is either getting his own movie again, or Bruce Banner will be popping up in a cameo or supporting capacity in one of the other solo superhero films. [Collider]
The San Jose Mercury News has this insight on the upcoming filming inside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory up in the Bay Area:
The segments are being filmed in the lab's National Ignition Facility, or NIF, said Dale Kaye, president of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and a Livermore Valley film commissioner. The NIF building can fit three football fields and is where scientists are using ultraviolet laser light from the world's largest laser to produce thermonuclear ignition at temperatures and densities similar to those in the sun.
Here's an audio clip. There's a bit more context on exactly what this is at the link. [Shock Till You Drop]
Here's a first look featurette. [iTunes Movie Trailers]
Star Vin Diesel took to Facebook to give this generally bullish update on the series' future, including a possible release date for the latest film:
The studio said the earliest they could release the new "Riddick" is in January… was hoping for 2012… but, it's on the horizon. P.S. I think they are liking what they are seeing… haha, cause they asked when both Underverse and Furya would be ready to make and release… haha… now that's a ways in the future but it is exciting.
Here's another behind the scenes video for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest, this time looking at the movie's particular spin on vampire mythology.
Director Sam Mendes says that Javier Bardem will be the James Bond franchise's first classic villain in a good long while*:
I think it's fair to say that without the extra time we wouldn't have written such a good baddie and I don't think we would have gotten Javier [Bardem] to play him, for example. One of the things I thought when I watched them, rewatched them, was it's been a while since there was, even with Daniel, there's been a while since there was a classic…what I would call a classic Bond villain. I'm not saying these guys weren't great. I thought Mads [Mikkelsen] was particularly good in Casino Royale. But I wanted somebody perhaps a bit more flamboyant, perhaps a bit more frightening, and so I felt like we needed a great actor to achieve that.
* I'd probably say since Sean Bean in GoldenEye, but feel free to argue this one out among yourselves.
Mendes also discusses how this movie expands Judi Dench's role as M:
We've gone further into their relationship and without giving too much away, I think something interesting happened. I thought it was a master stroke when they cast Judi [Dench] way back, seven movies ago I think, because the character, who was a fairly distant male figure, became this female figure; there was a maternal aspect to it. There was much more complexity in the relationship and I think we've taken that a little further.
It's partly, also, that I didn't just say yes to doing a Bond movie, I said yes to doing a Bond movie with Daniel Craig. This Bond movie, and Judi Dench. Judi, to me, is one of the great actors of the English-speaking world and so it's a question of, well, a little bit like what I was saying with Javier, what can we give her that will take her to another level we've never seen her before? What can we do with her that will surprise or challenge even her? We pushed it further and we pushed other characters further, too. That's what we're trying to do.
There's more at the link, including Mendes being perhaps the first Bond director to confirm that, yes, James Bond regenerates just like the Doctor. [Collider]
Eva Green confirms she will be playing the title role in the 300 followup:
"Oh yeah, I'm playing Artemisia. She really existed actually. She was commander on a boat, of a whole Armada. She's a very ballsy character, she's almost like a man, so that's fun. It's my first action film, it's going to be a challenge, [there will be] lots of training."
Because Twitter pretty much solely exists to fuel fan campaigns around Community star Donald Glover, there's now a Twitter fan campaign to get Community star Donald Glover to play Donatello in the latest take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which Michael Bay is producing and Battle: LA's Jonathan Liebesman is directing. For his part, Glover has a different Turtle in mind:
"Raphael. I think he's cool. I mean, Donatello's cool too, but all the stories about him were never that great. I guess I could be rude like Raphael is in the opening sequence of the animated series. That's his thing, right? Raphael is cool but rude. He was always the angsty one. He and Leonardo was always an alpha male-omega male kind of thing, where they would fight each other a lot because Leonardo was deemed the leader, the oldest. "But Raphael always wanted that title, and Splinter was always trying to break that up. Michelangelo is like 'Stop fighting.' He's the omega male. He's the one they all beat up to get their frustrations out.
"That's the thing. Donatello was kind of left out in the cold. He's kind of the middle kid. He was the smart one. He solved the problems, but that's not interesting. Nobody wants to be Professor X. No, everyone wants to be Wolverine. I want to be cool, not smart. Let's be honest. If someone said, 'Oh, you want to be Donatello?' Yeah, I'll take that. I'm not going to be like, 'No, I'm holding out for Raphael.'"
Here are two images from Pixar's Scottish fantasy. [/Film]
Here are two new clips.
The seventh series premiere will see the return of the Daleks, and in Doctor Who Magazine Steven Moffat reveals how the episode will apparently draw on all 49 years of Dalek history:
"We're going to have the most Daleks we've had on screen ever – but they will be from every era, quite deliberately. We're calling them in from everywhere! All of them! Even the Special Weapons Dalek. They'll all be there…"
Showrunner Jeff Pinkner says the fourth season finale won't see anyone else regaining their memories of the original timeline:
"We're not telling stories about other people becoming their Season 1, 2, and 3 version of themselves. The last couple of episodes are very much our two universes, and then specifically our key characters dealing with the consequences of what David Robert Jones is up to, then Jones fighting back."
Pinkner and fellow showrunner Joel Wyman says they do indeed hope to get Leonard Nimoy to return one last time as William Bell, although they don't have any current plans to bring back Kevin Corrigan as Sam Weiss. [Live Feed]
An upcoming episode will indeed see Theon Greyjoy storm Winterfell and conquer the Stark stronghold, with a familiar character dying in the takeover. [TV Guide]
Here's a casting call for episode nine:
[FAERIE] Female Caucasian, early to late 20s. She is radiantly beautiful and British. POSSIBLE RECURRING
Here's a promo poster for season five. [BuddyTV]
[gallery 5907197] Here are some promo photos for episode twelve, "Two Birds", which is set to air May 17. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek for this week's episode and twenty-first overall, "Many Happy Returns."
Here are some promo photos for episode twenty-two, "No Good Deed." [SpoilerTV]
Here are some promo photos for episode ten, "Tessellations." [SpoilerTV]
We're taking this tag out of cold storage for one day only, as Damon Lindelof says he thinks the show might eventually return, one way or another:
"It's been two years (since the series wrapped) and we told the story we wanted to tell," Lindelof said. But he admits ABC might look for ways to bring back "Lost" in some form. "I do feel like the world has not seen the end of 'Lost,' but I'm not going to have any involvement. It would be hypocritical for me to say I'm going to do 'Star Trek' but I don't want anyone to touch 'Lost.'"
Here are some promo photos for episode twenty-two, "There Will Be Blood." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a promo and a sneak peek for next Monday's episode, "Friendly Fire."
Here's another trailer for season two of TNT's alien invasion drama, which kicks off next month.
Here's a promo and a sneak peek for this week's episode, "Prom."
Additional reporting by Ben Vrignon and Charlie Jane Anders.