Spoilers illuminate our futures! Case in point: McG discusses how John Connor's journey ends. And Iron Man 2 set photos show Tony Stark's future. There are also new Transformers 2 and Green Lantern pics. Plus spoilers for Eureka, Lost, True Blood, Warehouse 13, Chuck and Smallville. Spoilers are clairvoyant!
Iron Man 2:
Another batch of set pics from this movie. This time, it's not a mysterious structure, it's director Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. filming at Edwards Air Force Base. (Somewhat unrevealing photos by U.S. Air Force). [Sci Fi Wire]
If there are more sequels, McG says we'll follow the continuity established in Terminator 3, which stated that a T-850 killed John Connor. (Although, having been told that a T-850 kills him, wouldn't Connor, you know, take steps to avoid that fate?) Also, McG says he storyboarded a scene where Marcus Wright takes his brother out stealing cars for the first time, and the police show up and the brother dies in the crossfire, along with some cops. The storyboards will probably be included on the DVD. [MTV]
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen:
Check out a new image of Optimus Prime waving a big robo-sword around. (Is he going to fence Sulu with that thing? One can only hope.) Full version of image at the link. [Collider]
And here are a few more images, including one group shot at the Boneyard. [ReelComix]
When this glad-science show returns July 10, we'll see more of Ever Carradine as Jack's sister, Lexie. And The 4400's Billy Campbell will appear as a specialist brought in to assist with a Global Dynamics project. [TV Guide]
Damon Lindelof describes the show's finale somewhat cryptically:
We've been planning out the final season for four years now. And of all the talks we have had about the show, [reuniting all the castaways] is the subject that has come up the most. The ending was almost where we began, and we had to figure out how to get there. It's like a wedding where the reception is the part that requires the most planning and is the most fun to plan. We've exchanged our vows and I am ready to go party.
Green Lantern: First Flight:
Writer Alan Burnett says he pitched this story as Training Day, with Sinestro as Denzel Washington.
The story is essentially Hal Jordan's first day on the beat as a cop and he's partnered with Sinestro. He's seeing the universe for the first time, and we get to look at the universe through his eyes. It's a bizarre place, but it's also pretty recognizable.
And here are a few new stills. [Warner Bros.]
Eureka's Erica Cerra and Niall Matter will guest star as small-time thieves who make it big, thanks to a luck-inducing artifact. (They're going there already?) And Joe Morton guest stars as a religious leader locked up in a Florida prison. [EW]
The show may get more than 13 episodes in its third season after all — if the show does well in the ratings, it could extend out into next summer, running alongside Friday Night Lights. And Scott Bakula says he's game to return as Chuck's dad. [TV Guide]
Here's a new season nine casting notice, which may be for Zod:
MASON: Late 20's early 30's. He's a handsome charismatic charmer who savors life. He appreciates good food, loves fast cars and sees beauty in every woman. There isn't a detail in life that eludes his senses. He is a master of seduction... knowing what everyone wants and needs before they do. But don't let his magnetism fool you. There's more than meets the eye. His intelligence can't be matched. He outmaneuvers everyone in his path. Though he longs to find a home, that vulnerability can be twisted — making him a force to be reckoned with."
The first casualty of season two is related to Tara, but not in a way that you'll be able to guess. And the significance of that death won't be apparent at first, but just wait. Also, one character's drinking problem resurfaces hilariously. [TV Guide]
In the season's first four episodes, there are no less than three orgies, powered by Maryann's aphrodisiac fairy dust. The Nordic vampire Eric gets into a very homoerotic encounter with either Jason or Eggs (Tara's new BFF), and both of those characters spend a lot of time shirtless. Sookie has a very revealing conversation with a new character in episode four. And Merlotte's newest waitress (Ashley Jones) harbors a secret, and a clue lurks on her skin. [EW]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.