Michael Bay gives an explosive preview of what to expect from Transformers 4!

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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.

Check out a spoiler-y new Amazing Spider-Man clip. There's an ultra creepy new Twilight photo, showing Jacob and his new love interest. Anna Torv discusses Olivia's Fringe future. Plus spoilers galore for True Blood, American Horror Story, and Once Upon a Time!

It's spoilers all the way down!

Top image from Fringe.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Here's a very spoiler-y preview clip featuring Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors and Irrfan Khan as Dr. Ratha. [Comic Book Resources]

Here's an interview with Denis Leary in which he discusses his role as Gwen Stacy's father, Captain George Stacy. [Comic Book Resources]

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And here's a new image of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. [@SpiderManMovie]

Transformers 4

Michael Bay clarifies that just because his next Transformers movie will feature a whole new cast — and, according to some recent reports, some redesigned robots — this isn't a reboot:

It's not a reboot, that's maybe the wrong word. I don't want to say reboot because then people will think we're doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen - the story we've told in three movies already - and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts. I met with the writer before I went off to do ‘Pain and Gain' and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He's been thinking about stuff and now we're getting back together next week to see what we've got and to see if it gels.

Could the new story involve a departure from Earth?
I think so, yeah, a little. That feels like the way to go, doesn't it? I want to go a little off but I don't want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That's what works in these movies, that's what makes it accessible.

However, any jaunts into space — and possibly all the way back to the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron — will have to be done without resorting to $200 million worth of special effects, as this fourth film will have a reduced budget compared to the third entry, Dark of the Moon. Bay says the budget will be reduced by about $30 million from the previous film's $195 million. [Hero Complex]

Breaking Dawn: Part 2

Here are some hi-res promo photos, including another spectacularly creepy look at the romance between Jacob and Renesmee, Bella and Edward's fast-aging half-vampire daughter.



With it pretty much confirmed that the fifth season is flashing forward to the Observer-dominated future of 2036, Anna Torv discusses the relationship between Olivia and her grown daughter Etta, as played by Georgina Haig:

"We've seen Olivia work through so many relationships in her life, I would love her not to have to work through this one with Etta. I would love for us to meet her and Etta having already done all of that and just be family, and have that trust all there already, which is what we kind of got with Olivia's sister [Rachel]. That was always so lovely, because it was the only time we saw Olivia settled."


[TV Line]

True Blood

Here's a pair of sneak peeks for the third episode of season five, "Whatever I Am, You Made Me." [BuddyTV]

Valentina Cervi discusses her character, the Authority vampire Salome:

She is the right hand of Roman at the beginning. She shares a very special intimacy with him, so they have a layered relationship. Every vampire has a different agenda in The Authority, and of course, we're all next to Roman, but the interesting thing is that everybody has his or her own way of thinking, and when the season goes on, you will find out where everybody stands, and who everybody stands next to. Of course there's a lot of Biblical and historical references because they have inspired Salome from the biblical Salome. She's been a victim since she was a kid. She was sold by her mother when she was a kid, so she has a lot of hate in her, and she brings that hate and that need of love with her in the season.


She also discusses her character's evolving feelings towards Bill and Eric:

There's an apparent reason and it is to bring them on her side. She wants people to be on her side, and she understands who people are. At the beginning, she can't really trust Eric. She knows Eric, she knows everything from his past, and she knows about Godric and Nora. With Bill, she feels that he is someone she can, in some way, manipulate more. At the same time, she respects Bill more because she sees his heart and she knows that he has a good heart. She's really intrigued by him. She will have feelings for both of them during the season. It's not that she wants something; she's a loving character, even if it doesn't seem like it. She's full of love and needs to be loved. It's complicated.

Does she actually have feelings for them or is she just using them?
Things will develop and will change in the course of the season. At the beginning she is just cool. She is just testing the ground with both of them. In [this Sunday's episode], she is real. What she says is real. Of course she has her agenda, but I think that deep inside, she really feels for Bill, and for Eric in a different way, because she can't trust him. Being a control freak as she is, she wants to know where everybody stands and she doesn't know if he could stand next to her.


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

Pam and Sookie will reportedly have a showdown when Pam refuses to summon the newly turned Tara. [E! Online]


HBO has released detailed descriptions for episode four through six:

SUNDAY, JULY 1 "We'll Meet Again"
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have doubts they will survive the search for Russell (Denis O'Hare). Sookie (Anna Paquin) opens up to Alcide (Joe Manganiello). An irate Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) unwittingly puts Sookie's life in danger. At Authority headquarters, Roman (Christopher Meloni) and Salome (Valentina Cervi) continue interrogating Nora (Lucy Griffiths) about the Sanguinistas – and a possible traitor within the Council. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) forces Tara (Rutina Wesley) to toe the line; Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) go to a burlesque party; Sam's (Sam Trammell) shifter friends invite him for a run; Terry (Todd Lowe) flashes back to a deadly night in Iraq; Hoyt (Jim Parrack) tests the fangbanger waters; Sookie drowns her sorrows.

SUNDAY, JULY 8 "Let's Boot and Rally"
With time running short, Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell's hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus' spirit for help. Patrick Devins (Scott Foley) and Terry are held hostage in a bunker belonging to their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller (Brian Geraghty). Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna (Janina Gavankar) with bad news.

SUNDAY, JULY 15 "Hopeless"
The aftermath at the asylum leaves Sookie with an eerie sense of foreboding. At Fangtasia, Pam breaks up a vamp-girl fight, praising Tara for her tenacity. Lafayette visits Ruby Jean (Alfre Woodard), who also received a disturbing message from Jesus. Fearing for his family's safety, Terry blames his curse for his troubles with Arlene (Carrie Preston). Alcide challenges J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam offers to help Andy investigate the recent shootings; Roman lays out his plans to take out Russell.


[TV Line]

Once Upon a Time

Josh Dallas characterizes his hopes for the reunion between Emma and her parents, Prince Charming and Snow White:

"Bliss. That's what I hope it feels like...[But] for 28 years, [Emma's] been carrying around a lot of stuff. She's felt lost the whole time. Her identity hasn't been clear to her to... this is all going to come rushing back at her. She's going to have a lot to deal with."


[TV Line]

American Horror Story

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine discusses his acting debut on the rebooted second season of the FX series, in which he will play the male half of a pair of characters known only as "The Lovers":

"I'm newly married and I go with my wife on our honeymoon. I don't want to tell you too much and it and actually I should shut my mouth because [Ryan Murphy] will freak out, but it's gory…it sounds like so much fun and that's why I wanted to do it. I was like, this doesn't even sound like acting; this sounds, like, hysterical, funny, dark and cool and right up my alley."


[E! Online]

Falling Skies

[gallery 5920390] Here are some promo photos for the fifth episode, "Love and Other Acts of Courage." [SpoilerTV]


Warehouse 13

Here's a promo for the upcoming fourth season.

Teen Wolf

Here's a trailer and a brief synopsis for episode five, "Venomous." [KSiteTV]

Derek becomes convinced that Lydia is the shape-shifter forcing Scott to protect her. The Kanima will be revealed.


Here are three spoiler-y tidbits for the rest of the second season, courtesy of E! Online:

1. Someone new will learn about the existence of werewolves by season's end.
2. Allison and Erica will soon get some one-on-one time. (Awkward alert?)
3. We can confirm one person who isn't dying this season: Newbie wolf Isaac.


[E! Online]

Additional reporting by Jennifer Griffith-Delgado and Charlie Jane Anders.


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I think so, yeah, a little. That feels like the way to go, doesn't it? I want to go a little off but I don't want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That's what works in these movies, that's what makes it accessible.

You know what, Bay? Just frakk right the Frelling Hell off. Just....go leave me with my memories, and my Robot Jesus who taught me more about morality and Humanity than any morning in Sunday School. Seriously. Grounded in reality... they are giant frakking robots who transform into trucks.

Just....just leave it alone.