Zombieland's writers give you hope for G.I. Joe 2. Actors talk Green Lantern and Thor. There's Source Code/Battleship casting talk, and a Hot Tub Time Machine review. Plus Lost, FlashForward and Supernatural clips, a Doctor Who monster, and Smallville spoilers.
Peter Sarsgaard says his role as Hector Hammond is "very, very fun," plus "expansive and delicious." And it gives him the freedom to break out of constraints. All of which sounds like actor-speak for "over-the-top and silly." [Sci Fi Wire]
G.I. Joe 2:
Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who seem to have become the go-to duo for a lot of pop-culture vehicles, say this sequel will absolutely follow up the events of the first movie and won't try to ignore or retcon anything that happened. They don't think it's possible for the second film to be bigger or have any more explosions, but they hope to make the characters "pop" and introduce some new characters. They're touring the Hasbro HQ to "talk to the toy guys" and get ideas for the second movie. [MTV]
Anthony Hopkins explains how he sees "the godfather," Thor:
He's a stern man. He's a man with purpose. I play the god who banishes his son from the kingdom of Asgard because he screwed up. He's a hot-headed, temperamental young man —- probably a chip off of the old block — but I decide he's not really ready to rule the future kingdom, so I banish him. I'm harsh and my wife complains and I say, 'That is why I'm king.' He's ruthless, take-it-or-leave-it.
Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter in the Daniel Craig James Bond movies, and a score of other great roles) has joined the cast of Duncan Jones' next project, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. Speculation is Wright will play Goodwin, the military liaison who works on the project that keeps sending Gyllenhaal's character back to the same train 17 minutes before it explodes, so he can find the bomber. [ThePlayList]
Hot Tub Time Machine:
There's an early, glowing review of this time-travel comedy. Apparently, the film embraces its status as an R-rated Back To The Future-inspired romp, and even has Crispin Glover in a silly recurring gag. The movie gets the standard "culture shock" jokes about 80s culture out of the way and then settles into a surprisingly hearty comedy. Clark Duke is the only one of the foursome who wasn't alive in the 1980s, and his job is to make sure the other three guys play out the night exactly the way they remember it from their youth - or there'll be a butterfly effect and Duke's character will never be born. [Cinematical]
The New York Times mentioned recently that new Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is in talks to star in this aliens-vs.-battleships movie. [The Playlist]
Here are a couple of clips from next week's episode, plus interviews in which Jorge Garcia explains what happens in the episode, and Terry O'Quinn and Matthew Fox discuss being "candidates." [Doc Arzt and Lyly Ford]
Yunjin Kim says that if it turns out Sun's the "Kwon" who's a candidate, then there's no way she'll choose to stay and take over Jacob's role:
If Sun is in her right mind, as soon as she finds her husband, she'll go back to her daughter, who's still in Korea. There's no way she's gonna abandon her daughter just to be the ruler of this mysterious island. That would definitely not be in character for her. But maybe if they could bring the daughter over to the island...
Also, Ilana will be coming into her own a lot more in the next few episodes. [People]
There will be a ton of deaths as we approach the end of the series, warn Michael Emerson and Jorge Garcia. And the show has recently filmed a major death scene, along with a ton of explosions. [E! Online]
The show filmed a scene where Jack visited a friend at "Sun Palms Nursing Home." [SpoilersLost]
Sawyer will flirt with the dark side, but will end up turning towards the light by the end of the series, say sources. And the "flash-sideways" versions of the characters will start having memories of the alternate reality where they're on the island. And Sheila Kelley, who plays the intellectual beauty Kendall, was originally only supposed to be in episodes eight, nine and 11, and then get killed off. But now, even though Kendall still dies in episode 11, she'll still be in at least one more episode after that. [E! Online]
If you looked in the bottom right corner of the expanded version of the new promo image, you noticed this cheery-looking creature. Apparently it's called a Smiler. [Digital Spy]
The season one, part one DVDs include a sneak peek at the rest of season one, and here it is:
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Will Castiel be back in season six? So far, Misha Collins' contract only runs through the end of season five, but reps say he's hoping to be asked back for the sixth season. (I love Castiel, but if he doesn't come back in season six, that would be a good sign that the show was heading in a fresh, hopefully interesting direction.) [E! Online]
And Jim Beaver guides through a behind-the-scenes video on the March 25 zombie episode. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Two characters will soon discover each other's secret identities. [EW]
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.