Zoe Saldana reveals whom she wants to see shirtless in Star Trek 2. Marc Webb explains how he built the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. Plus key World War Z details and the first look at Superman's adoptive dad!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Amazing Spider-Man.
Here are a whole bunch of set photos. The first set shows various actors spotted in the Pittsburgh locations, while the second set shows some various sites that have been used for filming. [Superhero Hype, MovieWeb, and RTE]
Despite the fact that Christopher Nolan has already categorically stated the Riddler won't be in the movie, rumors of Edward Nygma's involvement just won't go away. The latest comes from a supposed cast list, which lists Nygma as a character - strangely enough, with no actor attached to the role. Anyway, I would say this rumor is pretty much 100% definitely false, and it's probably just a reheated version of one of the equally untrue stories that was floating around earlier this year, back when it was at least still vaguely plausible that the character's presence could still be revealed. [ScreenRant]
Director Marc Webb discusses how they created their own particular take on Spider-Man, including whether they retained the comics notion that Peter's parents abandoned him because they were CIA agents:
"We're creating a world of our own devising, but we take cues from the comics. In terms of the CIA-secret-agent thing, we're not really going down that road in particular," Webb said. "Not in this movie. There is a lot of stuff to explore and design, and that was part of the fun in creating this universe in a new and different way. There's a relationship with Oscorp that's deeper and more interesting. There's a lot to explore with Peter Parker as a character that I think is really fascinating. The trickster component and punk-rock instinct he has I'm really excited to get out there. We had many discussions about how to create a universe that could sustain over a few films."
Producer Matthew Tomlach also drops a general clue about where the sequels will go:
"There are also those moments that are teased. But there are emotional questions to be resolved within Peter and within other characters in the movie. I think that's also what's going to make for subsequent movies."
Here's a report on the Cleveland filming.
Here's a blurry first look at Kevin Costner as Pa Kent. [Cinema Blend]
Here's a set video.
Zoe Saldana discusses - in less than completely serious terms - what she wants to see in the sequel:
"For some reason, I'm not like a mushy person, but I kind of want Spock and Uhura to get it on...Not in that sense! But you really want to see more of that love affair...Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) should definitely take off his shirt. Along with Sulu (John Cho). And I think Uhura should kick some ass."
Paramount has put out this official release about the movie, which includes a brief cast list and synopsis. There's no mention of rumored addition Bryan Cranston, but it looks like Matthew Fox didn't drop out of the movie after all:
Starring [Brad] Pitt (Moneyball), Mireille Enos (AMC's "The Killing"), Daniella Kertesz in her feature film debut, James Badge Dale (The Departed) and Matthew Fox ("Lost")...The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry's wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Here are some high-res images, courtesy of Warner Bros.
And here's the same for the new Sherlock Holmes movie, also from Warner Bros.
Here's some more concept art for the Moscow-set alien invasion movie. [HeyUGuys.co.uk]
Nicole Scherzinger discusses her role in the movie:
I've finished shooting it already. I have a cameo and I open the movie. So it was an honor to work with Barry Sonnenfeld, the director, and Jemaine Clement who's my costar... I had to create a whole other character for this role. In order to do that I had to pull from the rock star inside of me and create this whole diva, like this whole action bad girl kind of character...She's actually a woman in black and leather. A woman in black leather actually. I remembered when I was doing a lot of the scenes. In some of the scenes I'm walking and you'll see with some serious hardcore rocket launcher. It's crazy.
The Daily Star quotes a supposed inside source on what will become of Amy and Rory in the next series:
"There are going to be a lot of tears in the finale. The Doc will set off in the Tardis for his next adventure on his own. Amy and Rory will be reunited with their baby Melody Pond and they make a decision to stay on Earth to settle down as a family. But TV bosses are well aware the couple have been popular so this won't be the last you see of them."
The idea supposedly being batted around is to make them "stay-at-home assistants" who would help out the Doctor whenever he visited contemporary Earth, which sounds a lot like how Martha was used in series four. The basic parameters of this rumor sound like they make some sense - Karen Gillan did say she would be back for series seven, but didn't elaborate beyond that, and some set photos did seem to indicate some sort of tearful farewell between the Ponds and the Doctor. So yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if this particular rumor turns out to be true...but it's still very much just a rumor. [Daily Star]
Here are some promo photos for the next episode, "The Middle Men." [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
British actor Robert Pugh, who has previously appeared in Master & Commander and Robin Hood, has reportedly been cast as Craster, "craggy old wildling who lives North of The Wall, but is hospitable to members of the Night's Watch." [EW]
Here are some additional details on Smallville actor Justin Hartley's episode two guest spot, which we reported on yesterday:
Hartley will play Wesley Sneijder, the handsome younger brother of Karl. He is a Dartmouth and Oxford-education anthropologist, who has done everything he can to stay out of his brother's business.
Here are some promo photos from next week's episode, "Of Mites and Men." [SpoilerTV]
There were some rumors yesterday that the show had been canceled, but Syfy has categorically denied them. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek at tomorrow night's episode, "Roots."
And here's a spoiler-y photo.
Here are three sneak peeks and a promo for the season finale, "Beautiful Day."
Here's an interview with actress Shelley Hennig, who plays the witch leader Diana on the show.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.