Today's spoilers include a bushel of rumored details about Thor and The Avengers. Plus tons of videos, as Caprica, Chuck, and FlashForward roll out a bunch of new promos and clips. All that plus Lost, V, Stargate Universe, and Wolfman.
Thor and The Avengers
Someone posted a ton of rumors about the plot of these upcoming Marvel movies. Thor apparently starts with six warriors in Asgard: Thor, Loki, the Warriors Three and Sif. Loki, Odin's adopted son, usurps the throne and Thor is cast down to Earth. Thor crashlands in the desert, where he's run over by a PhD cosmology student (Natalie Portman) and her Norwegian professor (Stellan Skarsgard), who are driving out to study a strange cloud in the cosmos through a telescope.
When they realize that Thor really is the Norse thunder god, Skarsgard, who grew up with Norse mythology, can't deal with it and he goes on a drinking binge.
The screenplay ends with a five-page battle, showcasing Thor's and Loki's contrasting fighting styles — Thor is all about raw power, but Loki is all about the fluid grace and slipperiness. And the closing battle is the first thing they'll film.
But Loki survives the end of that movie, to become either the main villain in The Avengers, or one of the main villains. The Avengers opens with twenty minutes of Loki mind-controlling Bruce Banner and sending the Hulk on a murderous rampage, thus causing Captain America, Iron Man and Thor to come together.
Bear in mind, these are Internet rumors, so the usual wheelbarrow full of salt is indicated. [Comic Book Movie Fansites]
Elsewhere, fresh off being unspeakably awesome in The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner is apparently in serious talks to play Hawkeye in both Thor and The Avengers. Apparently he would cameo in two movies before The Avengers, and then have a proper role in that one. Considering Iron Man 2 has almost finished production, that would likely mean appearances in Thor and Captain America. [Slashfilm]
EW.com has a status report on the show's final season. The first episode is definitely "LA X" and the key question fans should ask heading into the season is whether Juliet succeeded in changing history, pointing to that famous continuity-rewriting Oceanic Airlines safety video from ComicCon as a key clue. The article confirms Claire is coming back for a big arc, after haunting Kate's dreams and hanging out in Jacob's shack, while Charlie, Boone, and Charlotte will all be putting in somewhat inexplicable reappearances. Juliet is indeed dead, but that doesn't mean Elizabeth Mitchell won't come back in some capacity, and in fact she's set to return at least twice.
Richard Alpert is now a regular, although Desmond Hume isn't. Still, we'll probably see some more of him, too. New faces this season include Hiroyuki Sanada, a Japanese actor best known stateside for his work in Speed Racer, as Dogen, John Hawkes of Deadwood as Lennon, along with Sheila Kelley and William Atherton. [EW.com]
Here's another Twitter-based filming update:
Lost film production on North Shore of Oahu near Turtle Bay beach scene with Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Matthew Fox (Jack) & Terry O'Quinn (John Locke) filming on Tue, 11/24/09 & Wed, 11/25/09
The title of episode 6.9 will be "Ab Aeterno." [Lyly Ford]
Sci Fi Wire has a preview of one of the five behind-the-scenes videos SyFy is releasing over the next couple of days to promote Caprica. In this one, Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz discuss the complex relationship their two characters share: [Sci Fi Wire]
NBC has released a couple more promos for the upcoming season of Chuck:
Here are five sneak peeks for the upcoming tenth episode "A561984", set to air on December 3: [FlashForward.PL]
Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street fame revealed he might make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode. Englund played the good-hearted alien Willie in the original 1983 miniseries. [HeyUGuys]
A press release is out with more details of "Justice", the tenth and final episode of this half of the show's first season:
Everyone is shocked when a member of the crew is found dead from a gunshot wound. While at first glance it appears to be suicide, the gun is nowhere to be found. The crew is confined to quarters while a search is performed and when the gun shows up in Col. Young's (LOUIS FERREIRA) quarters, he becomes the number one suspect. Fearing a mob scene, Young agrees to a trial and cedes command to Camile Wray (MING-NA).
Dr. Rush (ROBERT CARLYLE) convinces Wray to give him control of the science team and carte blanche with the new Ancient interface, previously kept under guard. But before Rush can unlock its secret, or Young's trial can conclude, both are needed to explore a planet hiding a secret that threatens the Destiny and her crew.
The episode is set to air December 4. [Spoiler TV]
Two more new international posters have been released: [Shock Till You Drop]
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders.