It's a bumper crop of spoilers — including some spoilery photos and a giant plot synopsis from the tail end of season four of time-travel yarn Doctor Who. (Guess who's in chains.) Someone posted an mega-in-depth synopsis for super-assassin movie Wanted, and there's a new trailer for X-Files 2 that includes some interesting spookiness. There's a new Transformers 2 set report and a new pic from Death Race, plus some rumors about Lost and Heroes. We're so full of spoilers, we can't stand ourselves.
X-Files: I Want To Believe:
Here's a new trailer for the X-Files sequel, which includes more about Billy Connolly's weird visions, and maybe settles once and for all exactly what it is that scared Scully. [Apple]
And here's one new still from the movie, showing all the main cast except for one. [Multiple Verses]
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen:
Some new locations for Transformers 2 include some library steps at UPenn that could stand in for any number of fancy buildings. Eastern State Penitentiary is being done up as Cell Block 7, with some electronic rigging. And then Philadelphia City Hall was done up as a French cafe in Paris, where Sam's parents are on vacation. Also, a chase sequence was filmed involving Bumblebee, an orange car and a green car. [Transformerslive]
The BBC issued a new plot synopsis from the Doctor Who season finale, "Journey's End." It's pretty spoilery, all told:
The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan... The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction. The only hope lies with the Doctor's secret army of companions – but as they join forces to battle Davros himself, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.
And here's a bevy of pics from the penultimate episode of the season, "The Stolen Earth." It looks like the spoiler about Dalek Caan being all chained up and fucked up is true. And you can see the Daleks out in the streets, herding humans as in the set report we posted months ago. We'll meet a new UNIT commander, General Sanchez. The red Dalek reminds me more and more of the sports car my friend's dad got — do you think Davros is having a midlife crisis? [Blogtor Who]
Here's a new (I think) pic of Tyrese Gibson in Death Race. [Black Voices]
Some guy claims on his Livejournal that not only did Jin survive the freighter explosion, but he somehow made it back to the island. He'll be chillin' with Sawyer and the crew all next season. [Hellhounds Lair]
In a video interview, Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli) says Angela Petrelli is the mother of three superpowered people. Does he mean that she's Claire's grandmother? Or is there a third child of Angela that we're going to discover next season? [Heroes Revealed]
Batman: Gotham Knight:
Here are a few more stills from Batman: Gotham Knight, the new direct-to-DVD animated anthology. In one, Batman glares upward from the sewers of Gotham City, where Scarecrow and Killer Croc are lurking, in David Goyer (Batman Begins)' segment. In another, the animalistic Man-Bat version of Batman (not to be confused with the actual Man-Bat) flies towards the camera in one of the Rashomon-esque tales told in Josh Olson's segment. And in the third, Batman is wounded and crawling through the sewer while he recalls his training in India, in Brian Azzarello's segment.
The first preview screenings of super-assassin movie Wanted were yesterday, and one guy posted a super-detailed summary to writer Mark Millar's web forum. Here's the gist:
The movie starts out with a super-assassin visiting a woman, and she freaks out. But he says if he was there to kill her, she'd be dead already. He looks across the window and sees some guys with guns targeting him, and he backs up to the elevator, then runs and jumps out the window, killing all four guys. One of the guy's phone rings, and the super-assassin picks it up, telling their boss he shouldn't have sent amateurs to kill him. The boss says those four guys were just decoys, and the guy realizes he's standing on an "X" just before a bullet explodes his brain. We "rewind" the path of the bullet, back to an apartment, where Cross has just fired it with a super-telescope.
Then we cut to Wesley (James McAvoy) in his apartment, with his nagging girlfriend, whom he knows is cheating on him. He's filled with anxiety and hates his best friend for taking advantage of him. Wesley's boss is fat and gives him lots of grief. And then, he meets Angelina Jolie in a drug store and (you've probably seen this clip) she tells him his father was a super-assassin, who just died on a rooftop. She saves him from Cross, the other super-assassin, and tells him he's inherited all his dad's money and guns.
Eventually Wesley gets taken to the HQ of the Fraternity (of assassins, I'm guessing), which is a textile factory. They make him shoot the wings off a fly at gunpoint, and Morgan Freeman offers to train him in badassery. Wesley freaks out and runs home, putting his gun in his toilet tank. He realizes he now has $3.5 million in the bank. He quits his job, telling off his boss and smacking his best friend in the face with his computer keyboard "resulting in lost teeth, blood and keys flying everywhere."
Outside, Wesley sees the newspapers list him as a wanted fugitive, along with Jolie. She's parked nearby and he gets in her car. Wesley realizes his old life is over, so he joins the Fraternity. Then the hazing begins. (Well, it is called the Fraternity!) Wesley is put through tests, in between dips in a super-healing bath that heals all wounds in no time. The Repairman breaks Wesley of old habits by beating him up. The Butcher teaches Wesley to handle a knife, slicing him up in the process. And the Gunsmith teaches Wesley to shoot a gun. And the Exterminator is a Russian guy who likes to attach bombs to rats. Wesley trash-talks the Fraternity, and gets sent to the Repairman for another beating.
Wesley thinks he's ready to go after Cross, the super-assassin who tried to kill him. But Morgan Freeman doesn't agree, so Wesley has to do baby training assignments with Angelina. He learns to jump on and off moving trains.
Wesley fails to kill some rich guy at the last moment, questioning why that guy needs to die. Then Wesley learns the history of the Fraternity: they were medieval weavers who noticed a pattern in the loom, and the pattern generates names in binary code. (ASCII?) The Frat-boys (and Angelina) kill people who would go on to kill thousands of others — and one guy whom a Frat brother failed to kill slaughtered Angelina's parents. It's Morgan Freeman's job to interpret the loom and decipher the names. In the end, Wesley goes back and kills the rich guy whom he failed to kill the first time.
Wesley kills more people, including the clip we showed where he kills a guy in a limo by flipping his car over the sunroof. Cross, meanwhile, is killing Fraternity brothers one by one, and Wesley studies his unstoppable super-assassin ways, including untraceable bullets.
Wesley breaks up with his girlfriend by making out with Angelina Jolie in front of her. Then he spots Cross outside and shoots at him, leading to a big chase. The Exterminator shows up and gets shot, then Cross shoots Wesley in the shoulder, leaving a traceable bullet. Wesley thinks Cross is goading him into a confrontation. Morgan Freeman orders Wesley to go kill Cross. And then as soon as Wesley heads off to kill Cross, Morgan turns and orders Angelina Jolie to kill Wesley.
Wesley tracks the bullet to a monastery and forces the bullet-maker (Terence Stamp) to arrange a meet with Cross at a train station. Wesley spots Cross on the train and Terence Stamp flees the scene. Angelina Jolie chases after Wesley and Cross, who are alone together on the train. There's a big shootout on the train, and then Angelina slams her car into the train, destabilizing it. The train goes careening off the tracks, and Wesley and Angelina are falling. Then Cross pulls Wesley up, saving his life, but Wesley shoots him in the chest.
The train car they're in falls into the chasm, but gets wedged halfway down. Cross tells Wesley that he's Wesley's real dad, and the Fraternity is evil. Cross was never really trying to kill Wesley, which is why he only shot him in the shoulder when he had the chance. He just wanted to get him away from Angelina. She admits it's true about Cross being Wesley's real dad, and he shoots the floor out of the train, so he falls the rest of the way into the chasm.
Terence Stamp rescues Wesley and shows him Cross' apartment, which is right across from Wesley's apartment. Cross took lots of pictures of Wesley as a kid. Terence Stamp explains that Morgan Freeman's name came up on the loom of fate, as a target for assassination. But instead of allowing himself to be killed, Morgan Freeman started manipulating the Fraternity into killing targets of his own choosing.
Wesley stumbles on his dad's secret stash of weapons, and buys a ton of peanut butter. He lures some rats (with the peanut butter) and steals a dump truck. He attaches bombs to the rats and then drives up to the Fraternity's headquarters, dumping the rats so they run everywhere and then blow up.
Wesley jumps out of the truck and starts killing everyone. He grabs guns as they fall out of bad guys' hands and shoots everyone right and left. He shoots a hole in the Repairman's face and then puts his hand through the hole, shooting a bunch of other people through it. He fights the Butcher and gets cut, but finally jams the Butcher's knife blade into his gun, then shoots it into the Butcher and kicks it further into him.
Finally, he confronts Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, plus their cronies. Wesley shows everyone the "kill order" with Morgan Freeman's name on it. Morgan Freeman admits it's true and says everyone else in the room has also had his/her name come up and been spared. All the other Frat members are welcome to shoot themselves if they want to go by the strict Frat rules — otherwise they should "kill this motherfucker!"
Angelina Jolie winks at Wesley, then shoots a bullet that curves all around, killing everyone in the room, including herself. But not Wesley or Morgan Freeman, who has fled. Then Wesley goes and checks his bank balance, which is back to being pathetic.
The next scene shows Wesley back at a desk, with a voice over as Morgan Freeman approaches and points a gun at him. But it turns out not to be Wesley at the desk but a decoy. Morgan Freeman looks down and sees that he's standing on an "X" and says "Fuck!" and then a bullet ruptures his brain. Then we "rewind" the path of the bullet to see it went through Wesley's boss' donut, and his former best friend's energy drink, and then we're back at Wesley's dad's apartment. Wesley turns to the camera and says something along the lines of, "I had a sucky life, job, girlfriend, best friend and gave it all up. What have YOU done lately?" [Millarworld]