Inside Scoop On Predators And The Avengers! Plus See A New Side Of Walter Bishop

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Learn why the Predators want Adrien Brody's company, and the possible villain of The Avengers. Fringe pics reveal a startling Walter Bishop makeover. Ron Moore promises Caprica explanations. Annabeth Gish joins FlashForward! Plus Doctor Who, Supernatural, Lost and The Phantom.



Nimród Antal explains a bit more about the plot of this movie — it follows on closely from the first movie. The Predators are surprised to find that one of their own number has been killed on Earth, and so they want to study humans in a controlled environment. So they grab killers and criminals of various types from all over the world, and drop them into their "game preserve" on another planet, where the hunt can begin. The group of humans aren't exactly team players, plus they're suspicious of each other, and they soon discover there may be a serial killer in their midst. "They are all predators in their own right and they are at each others throats," says Antal. [L.A. Times]


The Avengers:

The inside source at Marvel who's been feeding info to Latino Review opens up again. Captain America has to be a great fighter, but also the guy who makes order out of chaos and takes charge, and even Iron Man has to follow him. The Captain America movie will almost certainly end with Cap being frozen in a block of ice and then defrosted in the present day, so he can meet the Avengers and get those introductions out of the way. Besides Thor, Cap, Iron Man and the Hulk, the source predicts the Wasp and Ant-Man will be in the Avengers. And he/she says the Hulk may be sort of a villain:

I think in the first Avengers film, the Hulk should be the villain, in a way. There should also be another arc in the story or perhaps a bigger storyline. The Hulk personally is my favorite character in all comics. He's the guy who represents the inner rage and the animal inside of everyone and I think something's gotta drive him where he thinks he's under attack by these guys who are basically just trying to subdue him. It sets up an interesting dynamic. I don't think the Hulk should be the main villain, but I think he should be a distraction. I think everyone else is in order and he's the only one who, at a moments notice, can go off. He represents rage in all man.

[Latino Review]

And meanwhile, Edward Norton once again says he doesn't think a Hulk sequel is likely. Not to be Hulk-inued! [Cinematical]


Repo Men:

This future dystopia isn't a Blade Runner-esque dark world — instead it's colorful and bright, with lots of huge buildings thanks to a Chinese-financed building spree. And at one point, Remy shows Jake a book he's written called The Repossession Mambo (the title of the original book) and Jake scoffs that that's a terrible title. [ShockTillYouDrop]


Doctor Who:

The print version of that giant Telegraph article came out, and it includes some nice pics of Matt Smith making the role of the Doctor his own. [Doctor Eleven]


Here's the official synopsis of episode one, "The Eleventh Hour":

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world - and only Amy Pond to help him.



And Digital Spy also posted some nice pics from the opening episode. [Digital Spy]



Here are some new pics from Friday's episode, in which "Daniel Graystone engages in a dangerous game to draw out his daughter's avatar." [CapricaTV]


So someone approached Ron Moore and asked when Willie Adama's eyes would turn blue, like the grown-up Adama's eyes. And Moore replied, "It will be explained." (Insert your own snark here.) [MissMacGuffin on Twitter]

Here's a spoilery interview with Moore and Alessandra Torresani, in which Moore says the story of Caprica isn't clear yet, and we may eventually see Torresani "in the flesh, as it were, in the real world." [CapricaTV]


In episode 2x15, "Peter," we learn the truth:

Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother (guest star Orla Brady) is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.


And the cast includes General Hames and General Tonks (a Harry Potter cross-over?). Judging from the promo pics, 1985 Walter has some truly hideous hair. [Fringe Spoilers and Fringe Spoilers and SpoilerTV]

And here's a new promo for the episode:


Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) will be guest-starring on the show. [Zap2It]

And here's the video of the gang's appearance at PaleyFest. Dominic Monaghan says he gets tortured, and I don't think he means emotionally. Also, John Cho explains that he won't be in the next Star Trek because Sulu's been replaced with a muppet baby. [TV Guide Magazine]


A new synopsis for "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," airing March 25:

Sam and Dean visit Bobby's hometown, where the dead are returning to life and reuniting with their families. But soon the zombies turn evil, and Bobby is faced with having to kill his undead wife.


['TV Guide]

Episode 5x21 is called "Two Minutes To Midnight." And Jim Beaver (Bobby) reads the script for episode 5x22, and said "the unthinkable happens" and he's shaken up. (So Bobby survives to season's end, at least.) [SpoilerTV


Stargate Universe:

Episode 7 of season two will be called "The Greater Good," and episode 10 will be called "Resurgence." [Joseph Mallozzi]


Here's what happens in episode 11, "Space," airing April 2:

A snafu with the communications stones lands Col. Young's consciousness in an unknown being, resulting in a standoff between the Destiny and an alien vessel and the abduction of Chloe.



Here's what happens in episode 3x12, "Chuck Vs. The American Hero":

CHUCK IS DETERMINED TO GET HIS GIRL BACK – BRANDON ROUTH ("SUPERMAN RETURNS") GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) has his pick of the best CIA agents for an undercover operation, but he has only one girl in mind for the job – Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Casey (Adam Baldwin), Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) team up to help Chuck win her back.



A couple new promos for tonight's episode, one from the U.S. and one from Canada. [ChuckTV]

The Phantom:

Did you realize Syfy was still making this reboot of the Ghost Who Walks? They are. The two-part pilot will air in June, and could lead to a series. Says producer Charles Knauf, it's about the 22nd. Phantom, Kit.

In this case, Kit had no idea he was the Phantom, but you'll see in the beginning what put him in that unique situation. You'll discover the legacy of the Phantom along with Kit. And starting as the Phantom at this age puts him at a disadvantage because usually, the Phantom is trained to take over the mantle from the time he's born. But this becomes a coming of age kind of story for him. And you'll see the explanation for why he wasn't raised on Skull Island.


The villanous Singh organization is around, but they've become a business conglomerate. And the new Phantom takes one look at the iconic purple costume and says "I'm not wearing that," before going with a sort of pleather thing. [Newsarama]


Dominic Monaghan says if (when?) he returns, it'll be significant and not just a throw-away cameo.

Here's another sneak peek from tomorrow's episode:

Sonya Walger was back filming some scenes as Penny, and she's so used to doing an American accent for FlashForward, they had to remind her Penny's English. [Twitter]


The official podcast for tomorrow night's episode promises we'll be seeing Widmore in action. [SpoilersLost]

Someone who's an extra in episode 6x14, "The Candidate," told a fan that he's one of Widmore's goons, who get into a shootout with some of the Losties — and Kate gets wounded in the arm. Also, the Losties get on board Widmore's sub, and Flocke gives Jack a backpack, which he takes on the sub with him. But unknown to Jack, the backpack contains a bomb — because apparently Locke's habit of blowing up submarines hasn't changed even now that he's dead. The bomb explodes, and only five of the Losties survive — the source thinks they're Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid and Claire, but isn't really sure. As always, take with a major grain of salt. [SpoilersLost]


Another filming report. Hurley was filming a scene at the beach camp, with some other characters — possibly Jack, Sayid or Richard. Meanwhile, Flocke is trying to get Claire to get into a canoe, and she doesn't want to. So he forces her, and possibly hits her. And there were several gunshots in a jungle scene. [SpoilersLost]

There's a poll listing 14 Losties, and eight of them will die on the island. At a guess, it's not looking good for Ilana, Miles, Frank, Widmore, Zoe, Ben and Richard Alpert. [SpoilersLost]


Rebecca Mader says her return as Charlotte takes place off the island, and is not brief. She's not reunited with Faraday, and there are no new answers about her character, but it is really, really cool. And she's back for one or two episodes. [Digital Spy]

Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.


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The Avengers "spoiler" isn't even a spoiler. It's like someone tried giving a spoiler to a comic made 47 years ago. The story to the film is that of the first Avengers comic, in which Loki using a trick gets Hulk to destroy a bunch of crap and a distress call is picked up by Ant-Man, Wasp, and Ironman. Sorting everything out they basically decide to work together since they did so well stopping Loki, but Hulk sensing everyone being afraid of him runs off.