How will Jurassic Park 4 relate to the first three? Plus did we just learn the truth about John Hurt's role in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special? There's new viral marketing for Elysium and Ender's Game, plus new Pacific Rim posters. Spoilers ahead!
Director Colin Trevorrow is assuring everyone that the new movie will be very aware of the legacy of the other films:
We don't want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us.
We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It’s not about us, it’s not about our careers, it’s – how do we make something that can stand with the first one.
Here are some of the viral ads that have started popping up in New York and Los Angeles. More pictures at the link. [FirstShowing.net]
Here are the pins that'll be available at Comic Con this year, featuring some brand new army logos:
Click here for new Jaeger posters. Plus, a featurette, clip, and a Kaiju Remedies commercial featuring Ron Perlman:
Here are the first four minutes of the season finale, "Everything is Broken":
During the royal visit yesterday, costume designer Howard Burden appears to have let the cat out of the bag once and for all about John Hurt's character, confirming what many of us already suspected:
There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor and Christopher Eccleston, when we didn’t see a regeneration, and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor.
While Sookie has spent seasons moving from romantic interest to romantic interest, Anna Paquin's ready for her to make a decision:
You can’t watch the same person make the same relationship mistakes over and over again without at some point expecting that they’re going to learn from what’s happened and eventually have to close some doors.
In the case of both Bill and Eric, they’re people that she legitimately has incredibly strong feelings for, and it’s really quite painful to realize that you actually need to walk away. There can also be something very empowering about that.
She also talked about Sookie's new love interest:
Well, she’s never been with another faerie. She’s always been with other supernatural creatures that ultimately they're different species end up being problematic in various ways. This is the first one of her own kind that she’s ever been with or met. The first time she ever hears or sees him she’s kind of like, “Oh, God, no! Got to keep walking, got to go to work. Not again.” But there is something actually alluring about feeling like maybe this person might actually understand you. There's definitely potential there.
More at the link. [The Wrap]
Allie Is Wired has done some in depth analysis of this Walking Dead poster:
First, they point out that Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon are taking center stage in this season's poster, where last year's featured the whole cast. Also highlighted here are Michonne and Tyreese. This may indicate who AMC has "put its faith in."
Tyreese swinging his hammer also indicates a particular scene from the books may be making its way to TV this season.
Finally, it looks like this season will see the return to prominence of the flesh eaters.
More at the link. [Allie Is Wired]
Reports are saying that Caroline may be tempted by an upperclassman she meets at Whitmore College. The upperclassman is Jesse, one of three recurring characters introduced in the premiere. Jesse is a human with "reasons to hate members of the undead."
The other two recurring characters introduced in the premiere:
- Megan will attend the Mystic Falls High School 1950s dance and get close to Jeremy.
- Nadia will be of Eastern European descent and cross path with Matt and Rebekah in Prague. She will also deliver a warning to Stefan about The Originals
Sam Rockwell, who played Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2, told Vulture that he's not quite ready to let that character go:
Are you relieved that they didn't kill Justin Hammer off, since it appears that was the original plan, according to recently released storyboards?Because you can come back, perhaps on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with your pal Clark Gregg?
Ah! I was hoping to come back in one of the Avengers films and come after Gwyneth Paltrow, because that's what they set up, that I was going to get revenge on Gwyneth for getting me arrested or something. I could do a Cape Fear thing with Gwyneth. But they've got a lot of mojo in there already, so I don't know if they need another pirate like me in the mix there! [Laughs.] Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. is the way to go.
Here's a sneak peek of episode 3.06 "Be Silent and Come Out":
Here's a sneak peak of episode 1.03 "Manhunt":
A new promo — this one's called "Feel the Love":
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders.