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Sam Rockwell's Iron Man 2 Villain Has An Unlikely Cousin. Plus A Predators Casting Rumor!

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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.

Find out more about Sam Rockwell's Iron Man 2 baddie, plus a possible Predators star. Lost set reports get even more confusing. Plus clips from Supernatural and FlashForward. All this, plus Dollhouse, Smallville, SGU, Clone Wars and Sanctuary spoilers.


Iron Man 2:

How is this movie different than the first one? Co-star Sam Rockwell explains:

It's a bigger scope. There's a lot more action and fighting. More characters. It's bigger and there's a lot more to get your head around, so it's a tougher job for [Jon] Favreau and Justin Theroux, who wrote it.


And in case it wasn't already clear, Rockwell's character, Justin Hammer, teams up with Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) to take down Tony Stark. And he says Hammer is sort of the "smarmy cousin" of the character he played in Charlie's Angels. [IGN]


Frequent Robert Rodriguez collaborator Danny "Machete" Trejo says "we're" doing Predators soon — leading some to speculate that Trejo is in reimagining of the Predator movies. [Slashfilm]


Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) first meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) while making his way down a highway strewn with car wrecks. And it's Tallahassee who insists that they not call each other by their names, due to their short life expectancy. Tallahassee agrees to give Columbus a ride, so Columbus can locate his estranged family. And after they hook up with Little Rock and Wichita, the foursome decides to go to L.A. [IGN]



Inside sources say Alan Dale (Charles Widmore) will be heading to Hawaii soon to film some scenes for the show's final season, to nobody's surprise. [The ODI]


Boone (and the other Oceanic 815 passengers who've been lost to the show) won't be appearing that much in the new season, judging from Ian Somerhalder's interview, where he says his filming on the show was "very quick." (Maybe we just see most of the 815 passengers getting off the plane at LAX, and that's all we see of them?) [SpoilersLost]

Another set report says that after Kate drives pregnant Claire to visit Aaron's potential adoptive mom in L.A., Kate drives Claire to the hospital (in the stolen taxi) and Claire gives birth. [Lyly Ford]


Meanwhile, even though there are all these reports about Oceanic 815 landing safely in L.A. with Kate on board, another source swears he saw the filming of a scene in which Sawyer and Kate talk on a dock on the island — so are there two simultaneous timelines? Or does our gang get back to L.A. safely, and then somehow reset the timeline to the "original" version? [The ODI]


Eliza Dushku was Twittering a storm on Friday night. Among other things, Alexis Denisof has an "extraordinary DH arc," and "next week's Mommy" was one of her hardest imprints to play. "Russian is hard too." [Twitter]


Want to know how the Echo-Ballard relationship will play out now that Ballard is Echo's WatcherHandler? Let Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett elucidate: [BuddyTV]

And here's a new promo for Friday's episode:


And Joss talks Summer Glau's upcoming guest spot, plus Dr. Horrible. [Zap2It]


Here are a couple of sneak peeks from this show's second episode, "White To Play". [Spoilers Guide]



Here are three sneak peeks from this week's post-apocalyptic episode. [SF Universe]


And here's the official description for episode 5x06, "I Believe The Children Are Our Future":

FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairytales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse (guest star Gattlin Griffith) and realize that whatever Jesse believes is coming true. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam and Dean that Jesse is a serious threat and needs to be eliminated.


[Devoted Fans Network via SpoilerTV]


Remember how we mentioned that Clark is getting the superpower of "thought hearing"? Yes, in Smallville, sharks jump over you. It's happening in episode four:

THE TOYMAN RETURNS AND TAKES OLIVER HOSTAGE - Tess (Cassidy Freeman) forces Oliver (Justin Hartley) to come to a Queen Industries gala to put the Board at ease, but things go awry when the Toyman (guest star Chris Gautheir) shows up with a bomb and a plan to take revenge on Oliver. The Toyman tells Oliver he must confess to murdering Lex or he will blow the place up. Meanwhile, as part of his training, Jor-El gives Clark (Tom Welling) the ability to hear other people's thoughts.


And here are some pics from the episode. [SpoilerTV]

Stargate Universe:

Here are some descriptions for the season's fourth, fifth and sixth episodes:

"DARKNESS": Dr. Nicholas Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) has been working throughout the night to try and determine why the ship's power reserves are critically low. He reiterates his mounting concerns to Colonel Young (LOUIS FERREIRA), who advises the crew to limit their power consumption to essential services only. Suddenly the lights dim to emergency levels and everything but life support goes dead. Overwhelmed by fatigue and frustration, Rush declares that all on board will perish within days. But when Destiny's flight path towards a solar system reveals the existence of three planets, they hope that one of them is habitable.

Meanwhile Eli (DAVID BLUE) records individual messages from the crew in case they don't survive.

"LIGHT": The Destiny is still without power and an attempt to alter their collision course with a star has failed. The situation is now critical. A plan is born to abandon ship using the last working shuttle, with the hope that one of three planets in close proximity will be habitable. Although this strategy initially raises the crew's spirits, it is short lived when Col. Young (LOUIS FERREIRA) announces there is only room for seventeen people and a lottery will determine who goes and who stays. Stunned by the implication of this news, everyone considers their fate. Some, including Dr. Nicholas Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) and Col. Young, opt to stay on board. Others, determined to survive, vie for a seat on the departing shuttlecraft.

In the short time that remains, alliances are forged and others damaged while Eli (DAVID BLUE) tries to create a message in a bottle with the aid of a Kino. But, unbeknownst to all, forces are at work that no one could have foreseen.

"WATER" Despite severe rationing and around the clock security, the water reserves on board the Destiny continue to drop. Dr. Nicholas Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) has no explanation for this latest setback but, if they are to survive, they must find a new water source soon. The only planet within range is a frozen wasteland surrounded by a thin and poisonous atmosphere. Donning two of the ships deteriorated spacesuits, Col. Young (LOUIS FERREIRA) and Lt. Scott (BRIAN J. SMITH) head to the planet's surface, hoping to retrieve enough ice to replenish their water supply. But once there, tests reveal that the ice near the Stargate contains traces of highly toxic chemicals. Young and Scott take off in search of drinkable samples knowing they don't have long before their air will run out and Destiny jumps back to FTL.

Back on board the ship, Lt. Tamara Johansen (ALAINA HUFFMAN) works with the crew to catch an intruder they believe is responsible for the lost rations.


[TV By The Numbers]

Star Wars: Clone Wars:

Here are a couple promos for season two that you might not have seen before, focusing on the new bounty hunter characters. [Examiner]



According to a casting call, we meet Roxie (Rebecca Romijn)'s mom Edie in episode eight when she comes for a visit, and Edie reveals a memory that explains why she was so aloof during Roxie's childhood. And there are some actual casting script pages, which include a bit where Roxie gets zapped from her bedroom at night to a frozen lake on a different night. Edie shows up late and misses Roxie's art show opening because one of the Barkers' dogs got out and stuff. Roxie tells Edie her art show sold out, and Edie says it's amazing what people will spend their money on. Then Edie undermines Roxie's authority with her daughter Mia, who's supposed to be grounded.


Meanwhile, Darryl Van Horne bursts into the ER with an unconscious Greta in his arms. Greta's having a heart attack and crashing, and Darryl tells Kat she's a healer and she can help Greta now, rather than letting the doctors do it. There's more magical soap-operatics at the second link. [SpoilerTV and SpoilerTV]


Here are the official descriptions for the season's first two episodes, "End Of Nights" parts 1 and 2:

2.01: In the season two opener of Sanctuary, Ashley (EMILIE ULLERUP) remains captured, in the dangerous hands of the Cabal. While desperately searching for her, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING), Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Druitt (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) and Tesla (JONATHON YOUNG), encounter Kate Freelander (AGAM DARSHI) a quick-talking con artist with Cabal connections. Pressing her for information, Magnus gets the location of a secret Cabal facility that may lead them to her daughter. Although aware that Kate is less than trustworthy, the team takes a risk and moves in on the Cabal way station. They quickly discover they have been led into a trap and that the Ashley they once knew has made a formidable and alarming transformation, with no intention of coming home to the Sanctuary.

2.02: Furious at being duped into a trap, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) takes on Kate (AGAM DARSHI), demanding information and complete access to her Cabal contacts. The Cabal's true agenda is revealed and Magnus realizes that they are not only holding Ashley (EMILIE ULLERUP) as ransom to obtain complete control of the Sanctuary Network, but turning her into the ultimate weapon. Now transformed into a Super Abnormal with devastating powers, Ashley and her newly cloned fighters begin their onslaught, destroying Sanctuaries in cities around the world. Tesla (JONATHON YOUNG) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) attempt to create a weapon that can stop the attacks…without killing Ashley. As the team prepares to defend the Sanctuary with Tesla's new weapon, Magnus must come to the realization that they may not be able to stop the Cabal's attacks without harming Ashley. She realizes she might have to choose between saving her only daughter, or losing the Sanctuary and all the lives and secrets within it.


[TV By The Numbers]

Vampire Diaries:

And then there's a sneak peek from this high school vampire show's fourth episode:


And here's the official description for episode six, "Lost Girls":

IN A FLASHBACK SEQUENCE, STEFAN REVEALS THE SALVATORE FAMILY HISTORY TO ELENA - Elena (Nina Dobrev) demands that Stefan (Paul Wesley) explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls. In flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) began. Back in the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki's (Kayla Ewell) future, and a confused and frightened Vicki runs away. Finally, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) and Mayor Lockwood (guest star Rob Pralgo) take steps to protect the town.



Additional reporting by Alexis Brown.


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You know, by the time Smallville quits dicking around and finally has Bruce Wayne show up, it's really not going to matter much.

Hearing other people's thoughts? Really!? Why not allow Superman to instantly cure the ill with but the touch of his gentle hand or perhaps transition between universe at will? Anything to keep him from FUCKING FLYING ALREADY.