Superman's home planet might not look like what we expect in Man of Steel!

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The costume designer for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot recently explained why their version of the character has a giant "S" on the middle of his costume. And his explanation hints that Krypton may look very different from what we've seen before.


Plus director Marc Webb reveals a truly awesome Easter egg in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Star Jennifer Lawrence gives the lowdown on Katniss Everdeen and The Hunger Games.

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith says Michael Keaton and Tim Burton are ready to make a Beetlejuice sequel.

Plus tons more videos for Game of Thrones, Fringe, and Supernatural!

Spoilers from here on out!

Top image from Man of Steel.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Director Marc Webb offers this cryptic hint about Easter eggs in the film that likely relates to this weekend's revelation that the movie will hint at future villain:

"There are moments, there are distant mountains as J.R.R. Tolkien says that refer to...that are little winks and we'll see if the audience likes it enough maybe they'll get another movie."

Speaking of Easter eggs, he also says that star Andrew Garfield put a photo of Community's Donald Glover in Peter's bedroom as a nod to the actor's Twitter campaign to get an audition for the main role. That's pretty damn cool, all things considered. [Collider]


Man of Steel

Here's an interesting excerpt from a report on costume designer Michael Wilkerson's recent appearance at the 5D | FLUX conference. The passage is meant to explain the mythology of why Superman's costume features the big S-shield:

Wilkinson explained that since they created a "neo-medieval" back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. "Everyone on Krypton wears this suit," he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chainmail look. "It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world," he added.


I know this has been a longstanding thing in the comics as well, but honestly I've never understood why the explanation needs to go beyond, "Because 'S' stands for Superman." But anyway, the thought of a neo-Medieval Krypton sounds pretty damn intriguing, so at least it sounds as though the filmmakers are taking Superman's origins in a slightly different direction than the technological pseudo-utopia we usually see in the comics. Also, the thought of a Krypton that isn't one gigantic crystal sounds pretty good to me. [Immersed in Movies]

The Dark Knight Rises

Director Christopher Nolan reportedly screened the first rough cut of the entire film to Warner Bros. executives this past weekend. There's no word on what reactions to the film were, but this does mean Nolan has plenty of time to tweak and fine-tune the film until its release on July 20. [Heat Vision]



Here's a twenty minute Q&A session with director Ridley Scott and writer Damon Lindelof.

The Hunger Games

Star Jennifer Lawrence discusses her character Katniss Everdeen:

"She's a warrior. She's this hero that doesn't mean to be a hero. She's a symbol of revolt, and freedom, and hope … a futuristic Joan of Arc. [Katniss] can't afford to have crushes or anything like we would. She just has to survive."


She also offers this take on the larger world of Panem:

"It's about a government that has control over its people by keeping them separated and hungry and weak so that they can't fight back, which is completely real in so many countries. Fortunately in this story the people become angry enough to fight back."


Finally, Lawrence discusses how the film captures the violence of Suzanne Collins' books:

"In being aware of the [US] PG13 rating, we actually made our violence stronger and more realistic. Someone gets their neck snapped and they're dead, someone gets an arrow in their back and they're dead. It's there and it's shocking, but we're not amping everything up, you know … 'Oh, look how cool this is, he's got a knife in his neck.'"


Costar Stanley Tucci discusses his character, interviewer Caesar Flickerman:

"He's a kind of Leni Riefenstahl figure of that world. He can say, 'I was never really a member of the party', but … no. It's like being a talkshow host for snuff films. He's the restoration fop; he's one of those judges in Hitler's Germany who used to give melodramatic speeches in court. It's terrifying."


There's still some more at the link. [The Guardian]

Beetlejuice 2

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith gives another update on the prospects of a Beetlejuice sequel, making it absolutely clear that this is only happening with both Tim Burton and Michael Keaton coming back:

Beetlejuice is hopefully the third thing I'm gonna write this year. I've met with Tim about it, I've met with Michael Keaton about it. There's a lot of goodwill to want to do it from both of those guys; Tim from a producing aspect and Michael from returning to the character. Again, it's on me. It's whether or not I can come up with a script that's worthy of them jumping back in.

I have a rough idea of what it's gonna be. However-I should stress this - it's not a remake, it's not a reboot, it is a true sequel with Michael Keaton as the title character Beetlejuice. The thing that Tim and Michael and I all agree on, and is most important for me is, I don't wanna be the guy that destroys the legacy and the memory of the first film; I would rather die. I would rather just not make it, I'd rather just throw the whole thing away than make something that pays no respect and doesn't live up even close to the legacy of the first film. This will be a true 26 or 27 years later sequel. What's great is that for Beetlejuice, time means nothing in the afterlife, but the world outside is a different story.



Men in Black 3

Here's an international trailer.

Starship Troopers: Invasion

Here's a trailer for the upcoming direct-to-DVD sequel to the original Starship Troopers movie, featuring the voices of original stars Neil Patrick Harris and Casper Van Dien.


Here's a new promo for the rest of season four.

Game of Thrones

Here's the latest trailer for season two.

Here's a new profile of Robb Stark, as played by Richard Madden.

Here are some promo and behind-the-scenes photos for season two. [SpoilerTV]

And finally, here's a promo for You Win or You Die, a special look back at season one and ahead at season two that is set to air this Sunday.

The Walking Dead

Just in case you missed the big news, AMC announced last night that Treme and The Visitor actress Danai Guiria has been cast as Michonne for next season. I'm guessing she didn't actually play the part in last night's finale, hence why the character's big introduction took the form of a twelve second, non-speaking, face-obscured cameo.


While speaking at the Lollipop Chainsaw panel at Wonder-Con, Michael Rooker confirmed that he will be back as Merle Dixon in season three, and that he has in fact lost twenty pounds for the role. [Daily Dead]


Show writer Akela Cooper tweeted that the show has been picked up for a second season. I'd assume it will get a full twenty-two episode order, but that's not confirmed - nor indeed is the show's renewal, at least not officially. [Multiple Verses]


Here's the description for episode sixteen, "The Thing with Feathers', which airs April 6:

NICK'S ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH JULIETTE TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN - AZURE SKYE, BREE TURNER, CLAIRE COFFEE AND JOSH RANDALL GUEST STAR– Nick (David Giuntoli) pulls out all the stops to plan a romantic getaway for Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) in an attempt to get their relationship back on track. Nick's duties as a Grimm get in the way of romance when he meets the unsettling neighbors (guest stars Azure Skye and Josh Randall) and discovers that the troubled wife has a rare and valuable treasure to protect. It's left to Nick to keep everyone safe. Back in Portland, Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) each find themselves on the brink of new romantic relationships.




Here's a promo for this Friday's episode, "The Born-Again Identity", featuring the big return of Misha Collins as Castiel.


Here's a promo for the fifth and final season, which premieres April 16.

Being Human (US)

Here are some promo photos for tonight's tenth episode, "Dream Reaper." [SpoilerTV]


Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Darth Maul voice actor Sam Witwer says the resurrected Sith lord isn't going anywhere anytime soon:

There are major consequences for Darth Maul being reintroduced to the Star Wars galaxy. This guy doesn't just show up, wave his lightsaber around, have a few mean lines here and there, then pass into obscurity. He makes a major splash in the Clone Wars, and it's entirely consequential the things that he's up to and tries to accomplish.


He also gives some hints of where the character is headed next season:

That goal of revenge is not something that goes away, but what does change is how he's going to go about it. And some of that involves Asajj Ventress. You've seen her become a bounty hunter. But Darth Maul would never become a bounty hunter. He's way too ambitious for that. He was trained as a Sith Lord and that's what he wants to be. Sure, Ventress was trained as a Sith but she really just wants validation. She wanted a mentor figure to validate her. And when that didn't work out she sets out on her own. But the revenge that Maul wants starts out very straightforward - I'll lock lightsabers with Obi-Wan Kenobi! - but then it becomes a lot more complicated. Simple revenge isn't good enough. It's gotta be grand revenge, on a huge scale, and the galaxy's going to know about it.



The Vampire Diaries

Here's a sneak peek at this Thursday's episode, "Break On Through."

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Here's a reel of new footage from Wonder-Con.

Lost Girl

Here's a promo for the second season finale, "Flesh and Blood."

Star Anna Silk discusses what the death of Nadia in a recent season two episode means for Bo and Lauren going forward:

Absolutely it is [going to affect them]. It's a really sad situation actually and it definitely puts problems between Lauren and Bo. And there's some damage done there that needs to be repaired so it definitely changes their relationship and they have to kind of recover from that.

Anything you could add to that, of course, without giving anything away?
I guess, they have to work on their relationship in the context that there's something else going on in their world right now. There's a bigger thing, a bigger threat coming to all of their world and that has to kind of be something where they have to put their differences aside to fight. So that helps them in a way because it does help cushion the hurt that has resulted from what happened with Nadia.


She also discusses where she hopes to see Bo go in season three:

I think I'd love to see Bo continue to grow and I'd love to see her exploring some other sides of herself. I think Bo is still developing as a Succubus, and as a Fae. I know it's kind of general, but I'd just love to see her continue to be challenged and I'd like it to continually evolve and continually change. And I'd like to see her in terms of relationships. I think Lauren and Dyson are always gonna be in her life, so, it just really depends on how much they're in her life. So, I don't know, we'll see.


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.



I haven't really read the Grimm books, but at some point in time, aren't they going to run out of stories to base the episodes on?