Why does Superman look like a hobo on the set of Man of Steel?

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In Time star Amanda Seyfried explains what it's like to be rich and immortal. Kick-Ass's Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn reunite for another superhero movie. Plus spoilers from The Dark Knight Rises set and a World War Z casting update.


Spoilers from here on out!

Top image from The Dark Knight Rises.

Man of Steel

Here are some rather unexpected set photos from Vancouver, in which Henry Cavill appears as a bearded, apparently barefoot, and not particularly well-dressed Clark Kent. So what's going on here?


There are three explanations I can think of, the most likely and most obvious being that this is from a period before Clark Kent becomes Superman. Most synopses for the film do mention a time when Clark traveled the world, and one could imagine him looking a bit the worse from wear from this experience. Another possibility is that this is some sort of disguise or undercover assignment, presumably something for The Daily Planet. And the most improbable, albeit most dramatic explanation is that Clark has somehow lost his powers or otherwise fallen, and this scruffy look is the result. Of course, there's absolutely nothing to support that idea from anything we've previously heard about the movie.

So I'd say it's about an 80% likelihood that it's the first explanation, 19.9% the second, and .1% the third. But again, that's all just speculation. The key point, really, is that Superman is not always well-dressed. Amazing how much you can interpret from just that. [Socialite Life]

And here are some set photos of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, confirming that she will be keeping her red hair for the role. [The Daily Mail]

The Dark Knight Rises

Here's another set video from Los Angeles, which (at least according to those filming it) depicts Bruce Wayne showing up at a party limping and injured. [SpoilerTV]

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And here's a posting from the production team - using the movie's pseudonymous title Magnus Rex - describing a chase scene that will soon be filmed. The scene will apparently involve "simulated gunfire and pyrotechnics", and "Police cars and SWAT team members will converge into the alley from 6th St. and will drive through the Joe's parking lot on Spring St." You can see additional details in the image on the left. [/Film]

The Avengers

Here are three more promo photos. [SpoilerTV]

Marvel Studios has confirmed the movie's first full trailer will premiere online next week. [FirstShowing.net]


In Time

Director Andrew Niccol provides the most colorful explanation yet for his upcoming immortality thriller's relationship to his previous work Gattaca:

"I think of it as the bastard child of Gattaca because at the time I thought the holy grail of genetic engineering, of course, is to find the aging gene and switch it off. The implications were so huge that I thought, ‘That's another movie.' And it turns out, it has become another movie."


Star Amanda Seyfried explains what it's like to be a rich person with basically unlimited quantities of time, and why her character Sylvia Weis would want to escape that existence with Justin Timberlake's Will Salas:

It's a boring life to sit around and try not to die, basically, which is that society. Having so much time and so much money, or whatever, it's just everybody's a bodyguard, nobody eats, really. It's just a very mundane existence; they just eat egg whites and try to stay healthy, and she just wants adventure. She's young and she's got no one around to kind of share the same feelings with, and her dad is overly controlling and basically she just wants to get out. And she sees this guy coming from, she doesn't know where he's from, but he seems like trouble, in a good way. And then all of a sudden she has no choice because he takes her hostage, and I think at first it's really scary because this is not how she would have gone about getting out of her life. But at the same time, she's exhilarated by the danger and the experience, and also like the possibilities.


There's more at the link. [ComingSoon.net]

And here's an interview with stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, in which they attempt to explain the movie's plot.

World War Z

David Morse, who's been in everything from St. Elsewhere to Treme, has reportedly been cast as "a prisoner living in an abandoned jail." [Deadline]



Matthew Vaughn is officially reteaming with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, having bought the rights to his comic series Superior, which follows the first superhero ever diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Right now, Vaughn is just developing the project, though it's possible he could take on a more active role as producer or director down the line. [Comic Book Movie]



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Here's a promo image of Isabel Lucas as the goddess Athena. Bigger version at the link. [Crave Online]


In truly random news, music producer Danger Mouse is reportedly working with music video director Chris Milk to adapt his latest record Rome into a movie. The album is based on Alden Bell's The Reapers are the Angles, which "incorporate Rome as an underpinning for the tale, which centres on a girl born into a post-apocalyptic world who must survive by her wits while finding moments of simple joy." I'm going to go ahead and assume whatever comes of this will be awesomely bizarre. [IGN]


The Sarah Jane Adventures

Here's an interview with cast members Tommy Knight and Daniel Anthony. [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]


John Noble teases the eventual return of Walternate:

"We haven't arrived at that point in the storyline. But he will [be back]...when we need him again... Is [Walternate] still the same? What happens with Elizabeth on the other side? Everyone's lost a son."


[TV Line]

Noble also promises this Peter-less version of the Walter will have to leave the lab a few episodes down the line, and it will be momentous:

"Walter is unstable. He's constantly watched by the authorities; he can be sent back at any time...So if he's being seen as too unstable or unnecessary, in other words unless he remains a genius who can solve things, he'll be sent back to the asylum. He's petrified of all sort of things. He's petrified because he thinks he's gone mad; he's petrified of not doing his job right; he's petrified because he doesn't know who to talk to. So the episode where he does go out [of the lab] is more to prove a point."



Terra Nova

Here are four previews for next week's episode, "What Remains." [Terra Nova TV]

And here are some promo photos for the episode. [SpoilerTV]

Person of Interest

Michael Emerson discusses Finch's upcoming interactions with Taraji P. Henson's Detective Carter:

"I have some great scenes coming up with Taraji, and they were such fun to play. Because she's relentless and smart, she's going to pursue Reese - and in the course of that she will find out that she's not dealing with just one lone actor. She's trying to find things out, and I am not helpful."


[TV Line]


Tim DeKay, who plays FBI Agent Peter Burke on White Collar, has reportedly been cast as Sarah's old CIA handler Kieran Ryker, who is described as " a stoic, unflappable man who forces her to 'confront her past and the choices she's made.'" The character will appear in episode eight. [EW]


Actor Joseph Gatt will reportedly play a character named Agent Hawk in episode six, "Chuck vs. the Curse." [SpoilerTV]

Once Upon a Time

Here's a synopsis for the first episode, along with an overview of the show's premise:

And they lived happily ever after...or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She's a 28-year-old bail bondsperson who's been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry — the son she gave up years ago — finds her, everything changes. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the characters of fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," not believing a word of Henry's story, Emma brings him back to Storybrooke, but finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for him, she decides to stay for a while, but soon comes to suspect that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close...where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were, and where the Evil Queen, known as Regina, is now Henry's foster mother. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, and for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.




Firefly's Jewel Staite discusses her role in tonight's episode as Amy, a demon and former childhood sweetheart of Sam:

She's a special type of demon, but she's a demon with a heart of gold. She's just doing what she has must to survive and take care of herself and her family. She's Sam's long-lost love from childhood and she kind of comes back and takes him by surprise and throws him for a bit of a loop.

Is it just brains that she eats? Can you clarify how she does it?
Yes, kind of. She sort of sucks out the brains. It's not as messy as it sounds. It's a clean demon-killing.

She seems to have a conscience. Does she only target low-life victims?
She tries her best to do that, but sometimes the hunger is too much and she kind of slips up.


[TV Guide]

Without revealing just which Winchester brother will get married in an upcoming episode, Jared Padalecki offers this insight into what it means for the two siblings:

"The gist of it is that these characters have been through a lot. Dean in relationships and Sam in relationships, and now - it kind of comes out of the blue - but there is going to be a character who gets married. And it's kind of confusing to the other character, naturally, but it all spells itself out pretty quickly."


And Jensen Ackles explains Dean's long emotional arc:

"It's a lot of that inner struggles that's been dragging along for six years. Dean's got his issues that he's constantly dealing with - the guilt and the lifestyle, in general, the fact that he feels like he let his brother down and may not be able to protect people the way he use to be able to. It's a ‘weight of the world' thing."



American Horror Story

Creator Ryan Murphy reveals that the third episode will heavily deal with Jessica Lange's line in the pilot "Don't make me kill you again." He also says it will soon be revealed that Vivian's pregnancy is far from normal and the father is not who one might expect, as is pretty much demanded by the genre. He then teases next week's episode, "Home Invasion":

Next week's episode came about because in the writer's room we talk about, What are our fears? And all of us have that one. I'm really scared about someone breaking into my house. It's about what would you do if you moved into a place, somebody broke in, and you survived? Would you look at your house as a place of survival or a place of hauntedness? What would you do - would you get out or would you stay? It was also loosely based on the Richard Speck murders.



Star Connie Britton confirms that she's only really committed to one season, and that the show might well continue with a new cast. However, she's not sure if that's still the plan:

That is actually how it was presented to me, frankly. Which is part of the reason why I felt like this was something that I could do. Whether that ends up happening or not, I don't know, but I think that was the original intent. I've been developing a show with David O. Russell and we'd just sold that to FX, in fact, so when I met with Ryan, I wasn't even sure that I could do this. But this is an FX show, too, so that's good. I think Ryan's mind-set has been, "I don't know! We don't know! Let's see!"



The Vampire Diaries

Here's the synopsis for episode seven, "Ghost World":

NIGHT OF ILLUMINATION —- As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) asks Bonnie (Kat Graham) to find the reason behind the ghosts' surprising power. Elena (Nina Dobrev) convinces Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan (Paul Wesley), leading Jeremy to a terrible choice. Finally, Alaric (Matt Davis) discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.



Additional reporting by Natalie Baaklini and Charlie Jane Anders.


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