Greetings, spoiler junkies. Wolverine character posters show a dapper Gambit. New videos illuminate Dragonball, Dollhouse, Terminator: SCC, Clone Wars and Reaper. New Iron Man/Star Trek scoop! Plus Doctor Who, Lost, Fringe, Smallville, Supernatural and Heroes.
Shellhead's new movie put out a casting call for four minor characters. There's a U.S. Senator who's an imposing man and not easily amused. (Do you want to bet Tony attempts to amuse this guy?) There's a young Caucasian boy under 10 years old, and an young African American man in his mid 20s to early 30s. And a Russian man in his 40s or 50s. [SpoilerTV]
So what's the deal with bar-brawling, shit-talking James T. Kirk in those new Star Trek trailers? Allow star Chris Pine to explain:
What was presented to me was this vision of Kirk in the script as an angry young kid who is dealing with some heavy family s—t and is angry at the world. He's a rebel without a cause. I think everyone can remember what it's like to be 15, and he's a 25-year-old 15-year-old! He has to mold all that energy and that drive and all that passion and obstinance and the spectrum of emotions into the man that Kirk then becomes, which is the captain of the ship.
Some extra plot details about the Matt Damon-starring thriller inspired by the work of Philip K. Dick. Apparently Damon plays a "promising politician" whose romance with a lovely ballet dancer gets "disrupted by mysterious forces." [EW]
Some casting news: model Gemma Chan is in the 2009 Christmas special, now filming, and she plays a character called Mia Bennett. Also, former Neighbours star Peter O'Brien says he's filming for the series next month as part of David Tennant's final storyline. O'Brien says he plays a villain, and the story takes place on Mars. [Den Of Geek]
Actor Sterling Beaumon says he's playing Young Ben for a four-episode arc starting when the show returns in two weeks, and it's a major storyline that changes Ben forever. There's a major trauma, which causes Young Ben to go from being a "nice, good kid" to the Ben we know. And over the course of that arc, we see Ben learn all of the island's secrets, including all of the island's backstory. Dude! [E! Online]
Peter has a new love interest - and she's a blonde. [TV Guide]
Wrestler Matt Morgan tells the Pain Clinic (a wrestling newsletter) that he's been cast as Doomsday for Smallville season nine.
They had just previously cast the Doomsday character - signed, sealed, delivered, it was concrete. The director said ‘Let's figure a way to recast Doomsday and maybe have this Matt Morgan kid play him'. In postproduction they are going to try to write around it, hopefully.
He adds that he's keeping his fingers crossed. And fans are speculating that this means Sam Witwer is disappearing, and "Davis Bloome" will be Doomsday full time in season nine. [OSCK]
Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Here are two awesome clips, and some new pics, from tonight's episode. Obi-Wan uses the Force the way it was meant to be used. [Lucasfilm]
Do you love alternate reality stories? Me too. Here's the description for the March 26 episode, "It's A Terrible Life," written by the awesome Sera Gamble:
IF THE WINCHESTERS WEREN'T HUNTERS… - Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) are living very normal and separate lives. Dean is a corporate man who enjoys health drinks and listens to news radio vs. rock stations. He works at a company called Sandover Bridge & Iron Company alongside Sam (Jared Padalecki) who is in Tech Support. It seems as if the two do not know each other. However, after co-workers start committing suicide at an alarming rate, the two find themselves working side by side to solve the murders.
Going into the show's final episode (airing March 16), the Kyle/Jessi/Amanda love triangle will still be in flux... but Amanda will be realizing that Nate is not who he pretends to be. [TV Guide]
The last few minutes of the season finale will set up a whole set of new storyline for the show's characters - especially Claire. By the end of the season, you'll have a sense of where Claire's heading and what's going on with the Petrelli clan, says producer Bryan Fuller. [EW]
Here's the synopsis for episode 2x04, "The Favorite":
The Devil (Ray Wise) introduces Sam (Bret Harrison) to Morgan (guest star Armie Hammer), his charming, rich, perfect other son. The Devil tells Sam he must teach Morgan how to have a stronger work ethic as he's grooming him to take over the "family business" so Sam reluctantly takes Morgan with him to capture the next escaped soul. Meanwhile, Sock (Tyler Labine) uses Ted (Donovan Stinson) in his next Work Bench scheme and Ben (Rick Gonzalez) thinks Nina (Jenny Wade) is secretly disgusted by his human form.