Spoilermania! There's 12 minutes of Terminator Salvation behind-the-scenes video. Shia LaBoeuf narrates Transformers 2. James Cameron teases Avatar. Samuel L. Jackson rules Iron Man set pics. Doctor Who season five storylines! Plus: Lost, Supernatural, Smallville.
Some more set pics and details from that donut scene we presented last week. Tony Stark decides to take a donut break inside the giant donut hole atop a donut shop that's an L.A. landmark. Along comes Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) who asks Tony if he wants some coffee with those donuts. (Apparently S.H.I.E.L.D. now stands for Serving Hot Imbibable Exciting Liquids Directly.) Sorry for the small images — more, and bigger, pics at the link. [On Location News]
Here's a ton of behind-the-scenes footage of McG's sequel to the original Terminator trilogy:
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen:
Shia LaBoeuf explains the storyline of this new movie:
Well, Sam saved the world the first time, right? So just imagine Brad Pitt going to Trader Joe's to go get a granola bar. If you save the world you have a real problem trying to buy a granola bar, you know? So, like, anywhere you go, you're the guy who saved the world. And you're trying to go to college and have like a normal life. And as you know college is a humongous, humongous deal for kids who didn't enjoy their life in high school because it's a chance to start over. And Sam was this nebbishy, neurotic, dorky kid in high school who fell into the most ridiculous situation.
The movie starts two years later from where the last one left off. He's on his way to school to start a new life, to get away from his parents, to get as far away from his parents as he can because he's stifled and feels like most kids do who have extremely protective parents. He's sheltered. And on top of that he's got Bumblebee living in his garage, who is his guardian. And he's just sick of having guardians. He's trying to create his own world and create his own personality free from other people's input. And he goes off to college and when he gets to college he starts having problems, meaning he starts having these spastic fits of information where like his great, great grandfather, Archibald Witwicky, starts having these visions. These things just start popping up into his head. And he's seeing symbols and comes to find out the symbols are a map which lead to Decepticons, or the Autobots to the Energon source that is still being held here on Earth.
Decepticons and Autobots need Energon to create armies, to revive fallen comrades, to create new worlds, to create armies - to do everything. It's their main resource. And the little bit that's left here, the only way to find it is through this map and the only way to use the map is through my mind. And so they stop my little stint at college to handle business.
And here's a shiny new poster! [Yahoo! Movies]
Director James Cameron explains a teeny bit more about his new film — mostly that it's a science fiction action adventure that really takes you to another planet. [L.A. Times]
Also, Cameron claims Worthington is in every scene of the movie. Every scene. That's a lot of Worthington. And Sigourney Weaver says she plays a botanist, who has her own Avatar. "It's a serious story about a young man who comes of age and finds something he believes in, becomes part of a different community," says Weaver. [Slashfilm]
The ever-reliable British tabloid The Sun claims to have details of the first two stories of season five. One, supposedly devised by Russell T. Davies (even though he'll be gone), involves the Doctor trapped at the Natural History Museum, battling "a strikeforce of Hitler's stormtroopers, not to mention rampaging monsters." And there's an Indiana Jones-style hidden chamber under the Museum, full of sliding stone doors and the like. The second story is allegedly a Mark Gatiss episode, based on Gatiss' Who novel Nightshade, which deals with a retired actor who played a Quatermass-style alien-hunting scientist in the earliest days of television, and now he's starting to see monsters from his television show. (I read that book years ago, and I think it was quite good.) Gatiss might also write a second story for that season. Of course, massive salt-mines worth of salt are indicated.
According to the show's official podcast, the season finale advances the show's mythology, and has a feeling of both season one and season six about it. After we see the end of season five and the first episode of season six, we'll have enough information to theorize about how the show will end (although it sounds as though Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse disagree on that point.) They joke (I think) that Jacob is a 60-foot flaming guy. Also, they hint that Sayid may turn out to be a "bad guy." [SpoilersLost
Ben has "bigger fish to fry" than trying to kill Penny again, plus he's still digesting what happened that day. Also, there are not one, but two huge shocks at the end of the finale, which will have you eating your souls for the next nine months, says Michael Emerson. [E! Online]
Here are some clips from Thursday's finale, plus the Canadian trailer. [OhNoTheyDidn't]
And once again actor Jim Beaver hints that Bobby may be yet another piece of evidence that people who get close to the Winchesters tend to wind up dead:
I think there's probably something to that. I hadn't given much thought to that aspect but the fact is that when you're a solo hunter all you've really got to look out is for yourself. When your job description includes getting two hotheaded young guys out of various situations then regardless of your personal feelings for them, it's going to be dangerous. You've got to have eyes in the back of your head if you're keeping eyes on the two guys.
Actor Cassidy Freeman says Clark faces a tough decision in the finale, and her character, Tess, is the "catalyst" that causes two great superheroes to fight. Also, she hints that Tess may not die in the finale, since she was excited when she read the script, rather than bummed. Lex will definitely not make an appearance. The Orb of Kandor plays a role in the finale as well. [MovieWeb]
Meanwhile, here are a ton of spoilers. At the start of the episode, Rokk Krinn arrives in our time from the 30th century and warns Clark that when the Legion helped Clark defeat Brainiac, they also changed the timeline so that Clark himself no longer exists. By saving Chloe, they also saved Chloe's connection to Doomsday. And Chloe stopped Clark from sending Doomsday to the Phantom Zone, and also tried to kill Doomsday with Kryptonite, thus making him invulnerable. As a result, Clark can no longer defeat Doomsday. Clark says he doesn't regret his choice to save Chloe. Rokk gives Clark a Legion ring and tells him to use it to send Doomsday to the 30th century, where they're ready to fight him. But Clark says his father always told him his destiny was to save the human race, and maybe fighting Doomsday is how he does it. "Tomorrow is the day you die," Rokk warns. (But of course, by traveling back in time, he's already changed history, to some extent.)
And Lois later finds that same Legion ring, by the sound of things. Also, Black Kryptonite may be able to separate Davis and Doomsday. And someone learns the truth about Clark being the red-blue blur. [KryptonSite]