Spoiler time! There's a new featurette about the Batman movie The Dark Knight, which includes some new footage — including District Attorney Harvey Dent playing with a coin. And early reviews of Incredible Hulk give away some juicy info about the movie's ending. Plus there are pics from Fringe and Spectacular Spider-Man. And episode synopses for Doctor Who and Chuck. And we reveal which superhero will join the cast of Smallville full-time. Spoilers ahead, next five miles.
The Dark Knight:
Here's a new featurette about the Imax filming in The Dark Knight, which includes some new footage of Harvey Dent playing with his psychotic good/evil coin. (A lot of it is stuff you've seen before, but there's a few new bits.) [Comcast via Slashfilm]
Some early Incredible Hulk reviews are up at Ain't It Cool News, with a few random spoilers. Jokes include Bruce and Betty misusing a Spanish word and (unless I misunderstood) the phrase "You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry!"
The Hulk (voiced by Lou Ferrigno) actually says "Hulk smash!" The Hulk realizes at some point towards the end of the movie that he can control his inner beast and not become totally evil like the Abomination, the film's other big green guy. And yeah, Tony Stark turns up towards the end and says, "We're putting together a team." [Ain't It Cool News]
Here are some pics of Fringe, J.J. Abrams' new weird-science-conspiracy show, that I don't think we've posted before. [Daemon's TV]
Some more casting news for Smallville season eight. Green Arrow/Oliver Queen will be a series regular this time around, and storylines will focus on who he is and where he comes from. And there's more confirmation that Lana will be in six or seven episodes next season. [E! Online]
Doctor Who's annual "Doctor-lite" episode, where star David Tennant takes a week off, is actually sounding pretty intriguing this year. Here's the official synopsis: "Donna's entire world collapses, but there's no sign of the Doctor, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues. Instead, she finds help from a mysterious blonde woman – a traveller from a parallel universe. But, as Donna and Rose Tyler combine forces, are they too late to save the whole of creation from the approaching darkness?" [Spoiler TV]
The studio sent us some more promo pics from Spectacular Spider-Man, showing how the alien black costume starts taking over Spidey gradually — you can see the costume's pattern change from the traditional webbed background with a smaller white spider to a bigger spider with no webs. And then here's also a better quality pic of Venom.
It looks like Bryce, Chuck's ex-friend who stuck him with the spy directory in his brain, is back in the third episode of the new season. Bryce comes to Chuck, Sarah and Casey, asking for help to get a decrypted microchip from a man named Von Hayes, before the evil Fulcrum can get their hands on it. Bryce and Sarah go undercover at a party thrown by Von Hayes, making Chuck so jealous he almost blows his cover as a waiter at the party. Sarah gets put out of commission, but Chuck brokers a deal for the microchip — but things don't entirely go to plan.
Meanwhile, Buy-Rite has a new manager, Emmett, who's an "efficiency expert" from corporate HQ. And Lester has newfound upper management skills, which he uses to force Morgan to take on an unpleasant task — getting the guys from the SportsJocks store to stop using the home theater room as their personal frat house. But the lead SportsJock disses Anna, and all bets are off. [Chuck TV]