How does Iron Man 2 mesh with Incredible Hulk? Jon Favreau explains. Also, there are John Carter/Captain America filming locations. Lost actors expostulate "flash-sideways." Awesome V/True Blood casting! Plus Dune, Doctor Who, Kick-Ass, Wolfman, Percy Jackson, Caprica, FlashForward and Smallville!
Iron Man 2:
Jon Favreau twittered that this movie takes place before that scene at the end of Incredible Hulk when Tony Stark talks to General Ross. So I guess that means this movie ends with Tony fully on board with the Avengers Initiative, and ready to go recruiting. [Twitter, thanks Tinkerton16]
Director Joe Johnston says he's hoping to cast Cap soon. Filming should begin in June - and here's the minor spoiler: he's looking to film in the U.K. Also, he once again trots out the line that Cap has no super-powers, he's just the "epitome of human perfection." [Sci Fi Wire]
Another day, another Pierre Morel interview about this film. Once again, he avows his lifelong fandom of the books, and says they touched him because the story is more than science fiction. "It's a psychological tale about evolution." Also, he says when he first saw the Lynch film, he hated it as a Dune fan but loved it as a Lynch fan. [Philly Burbs]
John Carter Of Mars:
Just a bit more specificity about where they're filming — location scouts discovered the gray shale lining of the canyons near the Grand Escalante Staircase and decided this was the perfect backdrop for scenes set on Mars. Anybody live near there? [Lake Powell Chronicle]
ShockTillYouDrop kindly gathered all the posters for this film in one place, and here they all are. Click the link for commentary on each poster's relative worth. [ShockTillYouDrop]
And here's another new comic-booky poster for this film. [IGN]
The Last Airbender:
You've seen the Superbowl trailer, now here's a new poster. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief:
Here are a bunch of new stills from this Harry Potter-esque film. [IGN]
Here's another brief clip from Tuesday's new episode. [Doc Arzt]
Some very revealing set pics. Looks like Hurley is accepting his lottery winnings with a different set of numbers - either this is a flashback in the alt-universe, or maybe he won the lottery a second time? Also, looks like Jack walks past (in the background) while Desmond and maybe Claire are at Constellation Tower. Finally, there's a new stone well being built. [Hawaii on Flickr via SpoilersLost]
So what was up with Juliet talking about coffee? Elizabeth Mitchell has a theory that it's a demon - a dancing demon. No, wait. But she does have a theory:
My feeling is she was already in a different place that was a lot happier-maybe she was in heaven, I don't know! But I like to think that she was in another place after the bomb went off-however it was that reality split-and for some reason, because she was dying, she was able to see both worlds. However, that's my own nerdy thoughts and ideas. They haven't told me a darn thing.
She adds that she's getting "scripts" (plural) soon.[E! Online]
The show is auditioning a Navy submarine captain and two other roles. Are we going to see the Dharma sub again? [The ODI]
Damon Lindelof says the flash-sideways "show what [the characters'] lives would have been like if Oceanic 815 had landed and how their lives are different from the lives that we knew before." (Notice there's no mention of other changes to the timeline here.) Also, Yunjin Kim says the characters will cross paths a lot, and some will recognize each other, while others won't. Also, Kate is enjoying being on the run, instead of being tormented about it. And we'll see what Ben would have been like if he'd had an ordinary life - and he's only faintly like the Ben we've known. Also, as you already might have gleaned, Sawyer's episode (airing March 16) shows he's the same guy, but on the other side of the law. The Sun/Jin episode, airing March 30, will show a totally different relationship for them, in which they're no longer living in Seoul and "Sun didn't have to leave Jin at the airport," says Kim. [TV Guide Magazine]
More filming reports: There was a scene involving Flocke and "Locke's Others" (who are very dirty, almost caveman-like). Also present: Hurley, Sawyer, Jack, Kate, Sayid, and a character named Zoey. There was some gunfire. Meanwhile, an office was transformed into an attorney at law's office, which Jack visited wearing a black suit and tie. [SpoilersLost]
Finally, a few details about the filming at Stonehenge. The Doctor, River Song and Amy (still wearing her bathrobe) gathered in the middle of the stones, with a busload of extras there. Unfortunately it started to rain soon after filming began. Oh, and the BBC is reporting a rumor that the upcoming episodes will all be set "some time in the past." (So far, we know there's a World War II episode, a Van Gogh episode, and a 17th. century Venice episode, so this seems plausible.) Here are a few set pics. [Gallifrey Newsbase and BBC Wiltshire]
Also, more confirmation (although from dodgy newspapers) that Rory is Amy's fiance, and that he travels in the TARDIS for at least part of the season. [Den Of Geek]
Some pretty exciting casting news. Andromeda's Lexa Doig will join this show as Dr. Leah Perlman, an OB/Gyn who's treating Valerie Stevens, who discovered she was pregnant in the most recent episode. (Will she discover the baby's not all human?) Also, British actor Charles Mesure (Xena) will have a recurring role as Kyle Hobbes, an in-demand black ops expert who gets hired by Erica and the rest of the resistance to strengthen their tactics against the Vs. And Nicholas Lea (X-Files, Andromeda) will play Erica's ex-husband who reappears during a crucial moment in a two-parter. [TV Guide Magazine]
Here's another sneak peek from tonight's episode. I really love this scene, ever since I read the script page ages ago.
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Brit Morgan (Lacey from The Middleman) has scored the role of Debbie Pelt, the psycho ex girlfriend of the werewolf Alcide. [EW]
There's a casting call for a slightly less important role: a non-speaking part for a servant girl in a flashback to 900 years ago, in which Eric fondles her breasts. [SpoilerTV]
Here's the official description for episode 9x15, "Conspiracy":
Bernard Chisholm, a doctor who died and was brought back to life by the Kandorians so they can experiment on him, escapes and kidnaps some Kandorians in order to prove aliens have invaded Earth. Bernard tries to get Lois (Erica Durance) to write a story validating his claim, but when Lois refuses, he kidnaps her too. In an effort to save his people, Zod (Callum Blue) poses as a reporter from the Daily Planet and uncovers Bernard's secret lab. Clark (Tom Welling) arrives at the lab just in time to see Zod get shot.
Now that Lois is really in a relationship with Clark, "she's on a slippery slope" because this is deeper than any relationship she's had before, says Erica Durance. Sounds like Lois and Chloe will have some good scenes together coming up: "Lois is trying to bring her back to socializing with people and coming out. ... they some really, really funny stuff coming up." And the next big Metallo episode will see Lois viewing John Corbin in a new light, and she "gets to be her own hero" in that episode. [TV Guide]
A pretty giant casting call for episode 19. It's sort of interesting that they've decided the only way to boost ratings is for Oprah to eat Katie Couric. I wonder how they were able to swing that.
[LIZ KAYSON] 50s.. Race Neutral. Television news-show host. No-nonsense but accessible, as if Oprah ate Katie Couric. Popular, watched by millions. Not afraid to ask the tough questions and hold her guests' feet to the fire until she gets answers...GUEST STAR
[CLIFF WATSON] 18.. African American. A terrified teenager, he acts impulsively and gets himself into some very serious trouble. Ultimately a good kid at heart, he is tested in a life-or-death situation and must make the right choice to survive...GUEST STAR
[SAMANTHA] Late 20s.. Female. Las Vegas showgirl with a flair for the dramatic. Very helpful in locating a missing colleague...CO-STAR
[TECHNICIAN] 30s.. Male, Open Ethnicity. Scientific technician working in a high tech lab. He is placed in a sudden high pressure situation and reacts with panic...CO-STAR
[DAVID RUSH] 40s, Open Ethnicity. A veteran LAPD detective, he is somewhat desensitized to tragedies that have become part of his day-to-day work. Placed in a high stakes situation, he is forced to work with a competing agency and reacts with disdain...CO-STAR
[KID #1] 15-17, Open Ethnicity. A typical teenager in a high school. Participates in a classroom discussion led by a respected teacher, using the opportunity to speak in class as a chance to try and get a laugh.sptv050769..CO-STAR
[KID #2] 15-17, Open Ethnicity. A typical teenager in a high school. Participates in a classroom discussion led by a respected teacher, using the opportunity to speak in class as a chance to try and get a laugh...CO-STAR
[MONICA] 15-17, Open Ethnicity. Attractive, eager student. Thoughtful, articulate. She stays after class to discuss an issue of substance with her teacher...CO-STAR
[DOUG] 40s, Male. A hippie, vagrant-type who lives by the beach in his RV Camper. Leads an FBI team on a wild goose chase which ends very badly...CO-STAR
[FED] 30s-40s, Male, Open Ethnicity. Federal agent assigned to protective detail, he checks to make sure his charge isn't being disturbed by a chatty stranger in a public lobby...CO-STAR
[HYGIENIST] 30s-40s, Female, Open Ethnicity. Formidable in both size and demeanor, professional. Pleasant though not overly friendly, she must restrain a patient when he becomes unruly...CO-STAR
[DR. VIJAY BAHTI] 40s, Indian. A veteran in a specialized field of medicine, he is pleased to be able to deliver good news to a longtime patient for a change...CO-STAR
[MAN] 40s, Open Ethnicity. Dissatisfied customer at a hotel, he becomes irate when his reservation can't be located and is escorted out by security...CO-STAR
[BLAIR BARNES] 40s, Male, Caucasian. Friendly, gregarious, he gives a toast as he's celebrating a milestone at a neighborhood pub with a group of friends...CO-STAR
[JOHN STAFFORD] 40s, Male, Open Ethnicity. Participant in a celebration for a friend's milestone at a neighborhood pub, he serves as the peanut gallery while his friend is giving a toast...CO-STAR
[BARTENDER] 30s, Male, Open Ethnicity. Bartender at a neighborhood pub, he is friendly and attentive to his customer's requests...CO-STAR
A new promo for Monday's episode include Claire outing herself as invulnerable in front of a load of cameras.
Additional reporting by Josh C. Snyder.