Jon Hamm puts Superman rumors to rest. Plus a major returning Doctor Who monster revealed!

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Weird Halloween costumes show a better look at Captain America's Red Skull. Justin Timberlake's Now has last-minute reshoots. Moon director Duncan Jones explains what's next after Source Code. A classic Doctor Who monster is photographed on set. Spoilers for everyone!


Superman Reboot

Mad Men star Jon Hamm once again addressed the rumors that he would be playing the Man of Steel, saying that, while he had plenty of discussions with Zack Snyder while he was working on Sucker Punch (though he was coy about whether they actually ever talked about him playing Superman), the role is "a young man's game" and he's been aged out of the role. [MTV]

Captain America

We still haven't gotten a really good look at main villain the Red Skull, as played by Hugo Weaving, so we're willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get any sense of what the character looks like. So, to that are some blurry photos of a tie-in Halloween costume: [ComicBookMovie] [gallery 5736151]

The Avengers

At last night's Golden Globes, Robert Downey Jr. offered some general thoughts on The Avengers, as well as Sherlock Holmes 2. The pertinent Avengers comments come with about 50 seconds left in the video: [Access Hollywood] Click to view



Justin Timberlake's immortality thriller is currently doing some reshoots. Here are some photos from the set: []


Duncan Jones Movies

The director of Moon and the upcoming Source Code says his next film will be an homage to Blade Runner set in a futuristic city. He didn't reveal much about that film, but he did address his other upcoming science fiction film Mute, which is about a 40-year-old mute named Leo searching for his missing Afghan girlfriend in the year 2046. He explained its current status:

"Well it's in a bit of a limbo actually. I've always loved the script and felt it was a film worth making, but it's a tricky one. It's a sci-fi film, and one of the drafts of the scripts got leaked a while back. The reaction was mixed. Most people didn't get the fact that yes it is sci-fi, but it's a futurist film. It's a thriller that happens to take place in the future, it's not some amazing piece of technology that, ya know, the world is depending upon, and the whole story revolves around some particular piece of technology or some sci-fi hook. That was the whole idea, to tell a film that can be based in any period, but just HAPPENS to take place in the future. And it's been very difficult to basically pitch that in a way where people understand why it needs to be done that way. People just say, why can't it be in a contemporary setting? But no, it's about mood and atmosphere as much as anything else."


[We Got This Covered]

Breaking Dawn

Avatar special effects whiz John Bruno is, according to his IMDB page, doing visual effects work on the final Twilight movie. Child actress Mackenzie Foy, who is playing the slightly older version of Edward and Bella's daughter Renesmee, says he will be assisting in making her character appear to grow incredibly rapidly. [Twilighters Anonymous]


G.I. Joe 2

Lee Byung-hun's agents have confirmed he will reprise his role as Storm Shadow in the sequel. [Hollywood Reporter]


Peabody and Sherman

Robert Downey Jr. will voice the talking dog in a Dreamworks adaptation of the old supporting feature from The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show about a time traveling, super genius dog Mr. Peabody and his human friend Sherman. Director Rob Minkoff explains this movie's take on Mr. Peabody:

"Mr. Peabody is this genetic anomaly. He does have brothers and sisters, all of them non-speaking, no super-smart dogs. He's an outcast, but has overcome it by being so great at so many things."



Doctor Who

Ton of rumors to work through today, so, as they say...Geronimo! First up, episode seven has begun filming at Aberthaw Power Station, last used for the series three finale "Last of the Time Lords." A set photo reveals a Sontaran just to the left of the TARDIS. Executive producer Piers Wenger has said this series will focus on new monsters, but an obvious way to bring the Sontarans back in a non-major way is as part of the alien alliance seen in "The Pandorica Opens." [Note: the photo that originally ran with this item has been removed at the request of the photographer.]


Child actors Fern Duncan and Frances Encell will appear in an episode this season, according to their recently updated CVs. Encell's listing says she will be doing voiceover work, and it's quite possible Duncan will be doing the same. There are a few possibilities for where they might be contributing voices, although the most obvious candidates are the two creepy living dolls in Mark Gatiss's episode. [Doctor Who Spoilers]

There's some more rumor and speculation that the old-school, Mondasian Cybermen will pop up in episode seven, which has just begun filming. The latest rumor is that the original Cybermen will be the officer class, who have taken over and control a squadron of new series Cybermen. This is all just rumor, of course.


Gareth Roberts, who has previously written standout episodes like "The Lodger" and "The Unicorn and the Wasp", strongly implied he is writing an episode for series six while responding to a critic of his prior work. [Doctor Who Spoilers]

Game of Thrones

In this interview with series creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, they discuss why Peter Dinklage was perfect for the role of Tyrion Lannister: [SpoilerTV] Click to view


Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clarke talks about nudity on the show: [MTV] Click to view

True Blood

Here's a teaser promo for season 4: [HBO] Click to view

Janina Gravankar discusses her new character Luna:

"I play a school teacher whose name is Luna and she just happens to be a shapeshifter as well. And anyone who watched the show knows how quick we shapeshifters will shed our clothes. Right now she has a huge crush on Sam Merlotte and she's making her move."


[Eastern Eye Magazine]

Here's a short behind-the-scenes video for season four. There are some more details at the link. [IAMNOTASTALKER]


Executive producer Chris Fedak says he's optimistic for a fifth season, that the big proposal will happen soon, and that Ellie and Captain Awesome's daughter is named after his own, at his wife's insistence. So...anyone know their Fedak family tree? [Give Me My Remote]


No Ordinary Family

In another moment of genre-friendly casting, Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer says she will appear on an upcoming episode written by former Chuck writer Allison Adler: [@trutriciahelfer]



According to reports coming out of the San Francisco Supernatural convention, episode 17 will be called "Gallows Pole" and set in the Old West of 1861. It will feature an angel named Rachel who is loyal to Castiel, as well as a wrongfully hanged man named Elias. Jensen Ackles says the Winchesters head back there to track down Samuel Colt. [SpoilerTV]


Also at the convention, Samantha Smith says she may return as the Winchesters' mother later this season. [@malformd]

Being Human (UK)

Here's a promo for series three of the BBC original: [TwitVid] Click to view

Being Human (US)

And here's a bunch of photos for the Syfy remake: [Multiple Verses]

Executive producer Anna Fricke explains how the show will compare with the UK original:

"What we loved about the original series is that it is dark and it does push the envelope. We hope to do the same thing. I would say that we follow a similar trajectory, but because their first season only has six episodes and ours has 13, we have the freedom to break off and do more original story lines. Also, we play out a lot of the stories and a lot of the characters in a different way."


[TV Guide]

Sam Witwer explained his character, the vampire Aidan:

He's a recovering blood addict. After spending two centuries as a drugged-out sociopath, he decided to quit. But he can't do it alone, so he becomes roommates with a newly turned werewolf.


There's more at the link. [TV Guide]


Here's another Superman-teasing poster for the rest of the season: [ComicBookMovie]


Additional reporting by Michael Ann Dobbs and Charlie Jane Anders.



I am a bit confused about the series numbering for Doctor Who. I thought I had heard/read somewhere that because of the big split-and-cliffhanger deal, they were going to call series six a more conventional six-episode series of British television, and that the stuff airing in the fall would be series seven? That it would all be coherent, but that it would be numbered as two seasons and air in one year. Is that not true anymore? Did I somehow make that up?