Has a True Blood star emerged as the front-runner to play Superman? Plus Leonard Nimoy is returning to Fringe!

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True Blood's hunky werewolf could be the new Man of Steel. Sam Raimi's still working on an Evil Dead reboot. Leonard Nimoy wants a return engagement as Dr. William Bell. Learn what's next for Game of Thrones and Walking Dead.

Superman Reboot

Joe Magnaniello, who plays the werewolf Alcide on True Bood as well as Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man movies, is reportedly one of the current front-runners to play Superman. He's been talked about for a while now, he's said that he wants the job, the source is more reputable than most, and the rumor itself is fairly reasonable - it just says he's one of the main contenders, nothing more - but still, for now this is just unconfirmed rumor and speculation. [@HeroComplex]


Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones discusses why he didn't end up directing the reboot, and he drops an odd detail that might - but almost certainly isn't - a clue for the villain of the movie:

I was thrilled to be on that short list. For me, that was enough. I don't know if I would be ready for that leap yet. I did have a meeting with Chris and he's a fantastic guy and seemed to have really enjoyed "Moon," so there was some legitimate interest in me. I think, maybe, I'm not quite ready for that scale of project and that scale of expectation from an audience that is already existing and is waiting to see the next generation of Superman film. I don't know. It's a hard one. I'm a huge Superman fan and Bizarro Superman fan...Superman was so big that I think I was a little intimidated by it and sort of backed out.

A "Bizarro Superman fan", eh? He's almost certainly just talking about what Superman stories he had previously enjoyed, but hey...when you start hearing unsourced rumors that Bizarro will be the villain of the new film, this is probably why. [ComingSoon.net]

Sucker Punch

Five new character banners are out for Zack Snyder's pre-Superman movie, showcasing stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, and Jena Malone. [ComingSoon.net]


Evil Dead Reboot

Sam Raimi's long-term producer Robert Tapert says there's still some chance of an Evil Dead reboot:

[An Evil Dead reboot is] possible; we're looking at a script this month…What's interesting about ‘Evil Dead' is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theater…I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in grueling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience.


[Detroit Free Press]


Ramona and Beezus screenwriter Nick Pustay is reportedly writing the film adapation of the young adult series Firelight, which is about a woman descended from dragons with the even more unusual gift of being able to breathe fire, and her dangerous love for a man charged with hunting her kind down. [The Hollywood Reporter]



Here's an interview with Rachel Leigh Cook and Adelaide Clemens, the stars of the gritty indie vampire movie currently playing at Sundance: [MTV] Click to view



Leonard Nimoy has tweeted that plans are afoot for a William Bell return. [@TheRealNimoy]


This has been rumored for a while now, but now it seems to be definitely happening - Andre Royo will reportedly return for one more appearance this season as over there cab driver Henry Higgins. [TV Line]

Here's another sneak peek at the next episode, "Reciprocity": [SpoilerTV]

Game of Thrones

Author George R.R. Martin, who is closely involved with the TV adaptation, discusses where the series is headed long-term: [MTV] Click to view


Actress Roxanne McKee says her character Doreah is an ex-courtesan-turned-handmaiden...who still kinda works as a courtesan too. She also raved about the sets for the show, calling them "out of this world." [View London]

The Walking Dead

Star Andrew Lincoln offers this teaser of what's ahead in season two:

"More sweat, more blood, more tears, more fears, just bring it! I think we can go darker and we found that there are strengths to the show and hopefully we focus on that."


[E! Online]


Star Yvonne Strahovski discusses where Sarah is headed the rest of the season: [SpoilerTV]

Episode sixteen is apparently now "Chuck vs. the Masquerade", a change from the reputed original title "Chuck vs. the First Mate." [ChuckTV]


The seventeenth episode is reportedly called "Chuck vs. the Bank of Evil" and features two main guest stars: Riley, a possibly recurring lawyer in his 50's, and Henry VIII. That probably isn't the real monarch, but rather an impersonator of some sort. The Bank of Evil itself is a corrupt bank guarded by Asian mercenaries and managed by the evil Mr. Aleixo. [ChuckTV]

No Ordinary Family

Here's a bunch of photos for episode 15, "No Ordinary Powell": [SpoilerTV]


Here's a pair of preview clips for this Friday's midseason premiere, "Like a Virgin":

Here's a short synopsis for episode 15, "Unforgiven": [Supernatural]

Sam and Dean are lured to a small town, where they learn some disturbing facts about Sam's behavior when he previously lived there and worked on a case with his grandfather.


Rob Benedict will reportedly return as prophet Chuck Shurley. [BuddyTV]

The upcoming fifteenth episode "The French Mistake" will reportedly feature Brian Doyle-Murray as the alternate universe Bobby and Lanette Ware as Raphael. [SpoilerTV]


Lucifer actor Mark Pellegrino is doubtful whether the Devil will ever return, but he'd be interested in seeing his original character, the human vessel Nick, make a return:

"I think that in the Supernatural realm anything is possible, but in the same token, it seems as if Lucifer used up the vessel. I was falling apart! I'm hoping Nick has a resurgence and becomes a devil hunter."


[E! Online]

Being Human (US)

Star Meaghan Rath explains what's ahead for the characters:

: "You watch their struggle. There are very interesting storylines for each of us [coming up]. So, it's that in combination with how we are together as a core unit. It's heartbreaking and it's funny and it's scary and it's colorful and haunted and everything that it should be."


[E! Online]

Young Justice

Robin voice actor Jesse McCartney explains his character's season arc:

"At this point, early in the first season, he's this prepubescent, cocky kid who thinks he's got it all going on. And of course Batman puts him in his place. You'll see by the end of the season that he proves himself to be a natural born leader. He knows he has to cut back on the cockiness and realize that he has lives in his hands now, and he's gotta be a young Batman."


[TV Guide]


Here's a promo for the next episode, "Collateral": [OSCK]

Additional reporting by Michael Ann Dobbs and Charlie Jane Anders.


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William Bell? Thought he was dead.... In both Universes.