Wake up with spoilers! This morning we have set pics from Transformers 2, Fringe and Sarah Connor — and the Transformers pics show a robot in the silliest disguise yet. There's a new Clone Wars clip, and some new details about the superhero prison movie Supermax. We've read another set of pages from a Knight Rider script that made our eyes bleed like Billy Connolly's. Also, there are new hints about Chuck, Heroes, Lost, True Blood and Eureka. Plus a scary, scary report about what's going to happen after the Batman R.I.P. storyline. Spoilers away! Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: Here are some new Transformers 2 set pics that were making the rounds online. They include the ice-cream truck Transformer (I know!), the Audi R8, and the silver Corvette concept car. They're from the docks at Long Beach but they most likely take part in China as part of the steel-mill sequence that was shot in Bethlehem recently. [TFW2005 and Seibertron]
Supermax: The superhero-in-prison movie Supermax, starring Green Arrow, will also feature the Tattooed Man, whose tattoos are superpowered. And Amanda Waller, the sneaky spy-wrangler who organized the Suicide Squad (and frequently ended up in prison for her Oliver North-esque shenanigans.) And we'll see a sign on a door saying "The Joker," but we won't actually see the Clown Prince of Crime in the movie. [MTV via Comic Book Resources] Star Wars: Clone Wars: Here's a new clip of Anakin heading into battle. I kind of like the feeling inside the cramped ship as the shutters close and then the green light comes on. [MTV Movies] Click to view And TV Guide has four new Clone Wars covers, which are mostly notable for the better glimpse of the animated Count Dooku, and a nice look at the new version of C-3PO. Plus here are a couple of new posters. [IESB and CanMag]
Lost: Charlotte is back in Lost season five, says actor Rebecca Mader. And there may be some romantic chemistry between Charlotte and Daniel, she hints. [Zap2It] Fringe: We may learn more about Peter (Joshua Jackson)'s childhood, including stuff he doesn't know. And we may get to meet the head of the sinister corporation Massive Dynamics. And Olivia (Anna Torv) will be challenged but will also get lots of chances to kick ass, says writer Roberto Orci, speaking in front of a mob of cows. [Fringe Bloggers] And here are some set pics of Olivia and Peter visiting a rundown old house. [Spoiler TV]
Smallville: In Smallville season eight episode three, "Toxic," Green Arrow gets poisoned, so Chloe calls her paramedic friend Davis (aka Doomsday.) This may be the first meeting between Clark and Doomsy. And then in episode four, Clark's superpowered secret admirer, who was first called Maxima and then changed to Melissa... actually is Maxima. (The alien queen who wanted to marry Superman in the comics.) In episode five, "Committed," someone is kidnapping young couples, including Chloe and Jimmy. Lois and Clark must pose as a couple to investigate, but Lois comes out as as Clark/Chloe shipper. [Kryptonsite] Also, the brother/sister relationship Lois and Clark have shown until now will start to change, and they'll have more romantic tension, with Moonlighting-esque banter. [TV Guide] Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Here are some new Sarah Connor set photos, including Summer Glau (making funny faces), Thomas Dekker and Garret Dillahunt. More at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Shirley Manson plays Catherine Weaver, the CEO of Cyberdine Systems, which develops Skynet. She's very empowered and self-assured. [Sci Fi Wire] Knight Rider: Another set of god-awful Knight Rider script pages have leaked out. (Although I like the stage direction: "Mike builds a United Nations of PAIN!" Except that someone's always stuck being Liberia in the Pain U.N.) In episode 7, "Knight Of The Iguana," there's a terrorist cell who are trying to bring back the REAL America, or something. And they're on an "international beach" posing as surf punks. So Mike has to go undercover among them, pretending to be a rough and ready surfing merc for hire. Along the way, he confronts his traumatic past in Afghanistan and Iraq. You can read the pages, which are like a General Assembly of awfulness, here. [Spoiler TV] True Blood: In True Blood episode 5, Gran invites Bill to come speak about his past as a Confederate soldier at the Descendants of the Glorious Dead meeting. He confronts the horrors of his past, including an attempted rescue of a wounded soldier that led to his best friend's death. Then he's shown a tintype of the Compton family that he doesn't remember taking. Some trouble makers at the DGD meeting are packing a garlic press. Meanwhile, Jason, high on vampire blood, notices Tara as if for the first time. Afterwards, Gran and Bill watch Sookie leave with Sam as they go out for coffee. At Merlottes, the garlic-press-toting ruffians take issue with Lafayette's cooking, and live to regret it. [True-Blood.net] Chuck: Chuck and Sarah will eventually end up living together... but it doesn't happen in the first eight episodes of the new season. [TV Guide again] Heroes: Here are the first promo stills from Heroes season three episode 1, including Mohinder trying out his superpowered dance moves. [Heroes Spoilers]
And NBC released a new description of season three, which includes some intriguing stuff:
With his abilities returned to him, serial killer Sylar (Zachary Quinto) relentlessly continues to accumulate other people's abilities, which leads him to the Bennet house. Bound to a secret company with a keen interest in people like his daughter, "H.R.G.," a.k.a. Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman), finds new purpose when his most dangerous, fantastic foes break out of custody and must be dragged back. Reeling from recent events and revelations, Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), an indestructible high school cheerleader, struggles to define her identity and place in the world. An act of heroism unveils an amazing secret about Niki Sanders (Ali Larter), a Las Vegas single mother with astonishing strength — and an unknown, hidden family. In Japan, Yamagato Industries heir Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) continues to use his ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time to leap into wild, international adventures with his best friend, Ando Masahashi (James Kyson Lee). Nathan Petrelli's (Adrian Pasdar) attempted assassination leads several Heroes on a stunning spiritual quest to explain his power of flight. For his younger brother, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), the future and present collide as his many absorbed powers lead him to discover that the only way to end the catastrophic moment facing the world is to do the unimaginable. Meanwhile, their ruthless mother Angela (Cristine Rose) and her associates continue their ongoing, complex machinations to change the world from the shadows. Former LAPD officer Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) is taught new ways to use his expanding ability to hear and manipulate other's thoughts by an unlikely guide. Dr. Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), a genetics professor from India, takes a dangerous step into darkness as his research into those with extraordinary abilities living among us continues. Far from her Dominican Republic home, Maya Herrera (Dania Ramirez), who causes death when filled with fear or anger, begs Suresh to cure her – only to watch helplessly as he embraces his darker side.
[Superhiro] Eureka: Eureka season three will see Sheriff Carter and Allison Blake starting to get closer together, once Nathan's proposal to Allison is sorted out. And we'll delve more into the secret Allison was keeping about Kevin's connection to the artifacts, with Stark helping to solve that issue. Also, an upcoming episode will deal with the idea of "DNA speed dating," (similar to the real-life Gattaca dating service we blogged recently.) Also, Dr. Hood, a new character played by Alan Ruck in an upcoming episode, could become a recurring character. [Futon Critic] Also, episode four will be "I Do Over," the Groundhog Day homage episode where Carter relives the same day over and over. That's when his sister shows up. [Spoiler TV Batman: The "Batman R.I.P." storyline will lead into another story, "Battle of the Cowl," with possible Bat-successors Nightwing, Jason Todd, Tim Drake and Damien fighting over the Bat-legacy. And when the Bat-dust settles, Nightwing will take over as Batman and Jason Todd will become "Red Robin." [Lying In The Gutters and Occasional Superheroine]