Longtime Batman composer Hans Zimmer explains why his score for The Dark Knight Rises will be his most epic yet. The Amazing Spider-Man costar Irrfan Khan explains how his character fits into the movie. Woody Harrelson isn't so sure about a sequel to Zombieland. There's a great new image of everyone's favorite ring-wielding poozer, Green Lantern's Kilowog. Plus Men in Black III casting, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's surprising historical accuracy, and more!
The Dark Knight Rises
Composer Hans Zimmer was pressed for any hints about the score of the movie, and this was the best he was willing to offer:
"The one thing I can tell you is that it's going to be a lot more epic. Extraordinarily epic. I don't know, it's like, 'What's epic these days?' I think there's something in the core of the story that allows you to get the music much bigger and much more sort of, iconic."
He also said he doesn't yet know whether his score will incorporate any sneaky themes or previous pieces, like he did with Edith Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien" in Inception, but he doesn't appear to rule it out. [MTV Splash Page]
Here's our best look yet at Green Lantern trainer and lovable bruiser Kilowog, which reveals even giant aliens of indeterminate species can still get five o'clock shadows. [Bleeding Cool]
The Amazing Spider-Man
Co-star Irrfan Khan, who is playing Nels Van Adder in the movie, confirmed that, while he may not be playing the Proto-Goblin (Van Adder's alter-ego in the comics), he is very much a bad guy:
"I play one of the villains in the movie. It is a pivotal role."
Woody Harrelson dealt with the topic of a potential - perhaps inevitable - sequel with some seriously refreshing skepticism:
"I'm sure it will happen if everyone does it, but I'm not sure it's the right thing to do. It's one thing to do it when it came out real good and it made a lot of people laugh, but then to do a sequel...99 out of 100 are worse by a lot. So I don't know. I don't feel like a sequels guy."
Now, that doesn't necessarily mean Harrelson would refuse to be in the sequel - but his return isn't confirmed, and if nothing else a quote like this probably means it isn't an absolute certainty. Anyway, there's no indication yet that a script has been completed, so Harrelson may just be talking generally about sequels at this stage. [Total Film]
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Costar Anthony Mackie, who plays Lincoln's African-American best friend Will, explains how this movie is surprisingly based in truth, once you remove all the vampires:
"What's interesting about it is I realized how much history people don't know and how much about Abraham Lincoln in the script is factual, but because of the craziness of the story around it, it seems like the entire thing is fiction. But Abraham Lincoln's best friend was a black dude. So when he traveled south, he traveled with his boy."
Men in Black III
Alice Eve has reportedly been cast as the younger version of Emma Thompson's Oh, the current head of the Men in Black and replacement for Zed while Rip Torn is, uh, indisposed. Back in the 1960s, however, Eve's incarnation of the character is reportedly just Olivia, a secretary that has just been brought into the organization. [Deadline]
Here's a couple new images from the upcoming thriller in which struggling novelist Bradley Cooper takes a drug to unleash the full power of his brain. Here he's seen with co-stars Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro. [MTV Movies Blog]
Here's some photos of Anna Torv on set. [peterandolivia]
Game of Thrones
Here's a new behind-the-scenes video: [SpoilerTV]
No Ordinary Family
Michael Chiklis admits he wasn't pleased with the first half dozen or so episodes, saying they had a bland "mayonnaise" quality. He does think the series is where it should be now, and he's excited to see how the rest of the season plays out that will "completely expand the whole world of this series dramatically." He also confirms the whole conspiracy is much bigger than Stephen Collins's Dr. King, and that Lucy Lawless's character will be one of the catalysts for the expansion of the show beyond its current format and, perhaps, its current setting in a small coastal California city. You can check out the whole video at the link. [TV Rock Stars]
Here's a promo for the next episode, "No Ordinary Proposal": [SpoilerTV]
Here's a longer synopsis - complete with a truly puzzling missing word right at the start - and photos for the upcoming ultra-meta episode "The French Mistake." [BuddyTV]
"Raphael [orders?] an attack on Castiel and his allies, sending a particularly frightening angelic hitman after Balthazar, Sam and Dean. In an effort to protect the brothers, Balthazar sends them to an alternate universe where they are the stars of a TV show called "Supernatural" and they are actors named "Jensen Ackles" and "Jared Padalecki." The brothers are confused when Castiel appears to be a tweet-happy actor named Misha Collins and Sam is married to Ruby (Genevieve Cortese)."
Here's a bunch of photos and a short synopsis for the sixteenth episode "...And Then There Were None." [BuddyTV]
"Sam, Dean and Bobby set out in search of The Mother of All's latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel and Gwen, who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case."
The 17th Precinct
Jamie Bamber is reteaming with Ronald D. Moore for the upcoming supernatural cop show, joining the previously cast Stockard Channing. [TV Line]
Here's a promo for episode 7, "Birth Pangs": [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Michael Ann Dobbs and Charlie Jane Anders.