James Cameron explains where Avatar 2 picks up, and director Breck Eisner names Flash Gordon's source material. Brian Bendis meets with Spider-Man film-makers. Plus Doctor Who's new game, Kreuk and Nimoy on Fringe, and Lost, Caprica and Toy Story spoilers.
Oh, and we're trying something slightly different today - the Lost spoilers will be at the very bottom, to make them easier to scroll past.
James Cameron says that the second movie will pick up right where the first one left off:
It would be a continuation of [the key characters'] story. I expect that those nasty humans didn't just go away forever [and say], 'well, that didn't work.'
A teeny bit more evidence that the new Spider-Man reboot will be influenced by Ultimate Spider-Man comes in the form of Brian Bendis tweeting that he met with the Spidey movie team. [MTV]
The Crazies director Breck Eisner is still determined to do this movie, and he says he's working with the writers on breaking this story. "It's a very complicated story," he tells reporters. He hopes to have a finished draft in a couple months. He adds that the main inspiration for this film will be the adventure strips of the 1930s and 1940s, not any of the recent, campy versions. "It'll be exciting and active and actiony and it'll be intense and dramatic with a really strong lead character." [Cinemablend]
Toy Story 3:
Here's another new poster, this time showcasing Buttercup the unicorn. And interestingly, John Lasseter says the Totoro cameo in the most recent trailer was to let Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki how much they've meant to everyone at Pixar. [MTV via Slashfilm]
The show is apparently doing a lot of filming at someone's house, and rumor has it that it's for episode 11, written by Gareth Roberts. It's reportedly called "The Lodger" and based on a strip Roberts wrote for Doctor Who Magazine. In it, the TARDIS gets sent forward in time a week, so the Doctor has to hang around waiting for it to catch up. He stays in a house, plays soccer, and wins the quiz machine at the pub over and over again. And sources claim the first new episode starts by zooming into Amy's eye. [GallifreyBase and GallifreyBase]
Awesomeness! Sources claim Leonard Nimoy will be back as William Bell in episode 21 or 22, as part of the season finale storyline. Also, Kristin Kreuk is in talks to appear in an episode called "Northwest Passage," filming next week. She might play a law-enforcement officer, or a different role. Those unnamed sources also say the season finale will feature a BMW 12 Series — and BMW doesn't make a 12 Series car, in this universe anyway. [Cinemaspy]
Paula Malcomson hints that Amanda may get to meet Zoe's electronic version, in one form or another, eventually. [TV Star]
The title of episode 3x17 is "Chuck Vs. The Living Dead," according to writer Ali Adler. [ChuckTV]
The official description for episode 6x06 follows:
"Sundown" - Sayid is faced with a difficult decision, and Claire sends a warning to the temple inhabitants, on "Lost," TUESDAY, MARCH 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network... Guest starring are Kevin Durand as Keamy, Anthony Azizi as Omar/Arabic man, Hiroyuki Sanada as Dogen, John Hawkes as Lennon, Andrea Gabriel as Noor "Nadia" Abed Jaseem, Kimberley Joseph as Cindy, Cas Anvar as Omer, Kailee Velasco as Eva, Aramis Knight as Sam, Peter Stray as doctor, Salvatore Abbadessa as cabbie, David Griffith as screaming Other, Mickey Graue as Zack and Kiersten Havelock as Emma.
And here are a bunch of pics from Tuesday's episode, number 6x05. [The ODI]
Additional reporting by Josh C. Snyder.