Alien Prequel In 3-D? Spider-Man Reboot Delves Into Mythology. And Lost Plays With A White Pebble...

Today's spoilers include new hints about the Spider-Man reboot and Alien prequel. Splice is getting re-spliced. Doctor Who plays a mean football, and Lost toys with our emotions. Timbaland joins FlashForward. Plus Kick-Ass, Paranormal Activity 2, Caprica, Supernatural and Chuck.


Spider-Man:

New director Marc Webb explains his fascination with the wall-crawler:

I think that there's something about Peter Parker that's just... He's a legend. That mythology is appealing to me and it has been for a long time. It's just a dream come true. [Sam Raimi] did something fantastic, but I do think the mythology of Spider-Man is wide and vast, and there's more opportunity to explore that cinematically.

And he says he's "casting a wide net" for the new Peter Parker. [MTV]

Alien:

Art director Roger Christian says the prequel will be in 3-D and director Ridley Scott "has a very clear understanding of just where this should go." [ShadowLocked via ShockTillYouDrop]

Kick-Ass:

Star Aaron Johnson and writer Mark Millar explain the concept of the DIY superhero. [IGN]

Splice:

With this film getting a June 4 wide release thanks to Warner Bros., director Vincenzo Natali says he's heading back into the editing suite:

You're going to see a slightly nipped-and-tucked version. I'm actually going into the editing room next week, and if they're true to their word, it's just going to be cosmetic. It really comes down to Joel [Silver]. He loves the movie and actually enjoys the parts that would scare most producers away. He's being very courageous releasing this. There are also a few things I'm changing after seeing the film with an audience. I believe what will come out of it will be a new and improved cut, but in essence, it'll be the same film.

[Fangoria]

Paranormal Activity 2:

Micah Sloate says he's excited for the sequel, and even though he was killed off in the first film, he seems to think he'll be back. At least, he says:

I know a lot, I can't tell you... Well we have money now, but we're staying true to the heart of the movie, to the spirit of it, to the vision. That's all I can say.

Is he back in the new film? Or just eager to talk about it because the first one was his breakout role? [MTV]

Doctor Who:

Even more photos of Matt Smith playing football with James Corden, and sneaking the shopping cart full of junk into his and Corden's house. Smith almost became a football player instead of an actor, until he became injured, so he actually knows what he's doing here. And apparently he does so well, they carry him away on their shoulders, making him feel "like an emperor." Plus a couple pics of him arriving in the TARDIS and then falling down on the ground, probably at the start of the episode. (This is for episode 11, of course.) Pictures by SkyOne, Scooty and Mugimoe. [Sky and GallifreyNewsBase and OhNoTheyDidn't]

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And here are some videos, including the Doctor getting thrown out of the TARDIS:

Supernatural:

Somehow we missed this interview with Sera Gamble when it went up originally. She explains what to expect in the 100th episode:

We want it to feel appropriately substantial. The most I can say right now is that it's about the Archangel Michael. It's the episode where a lot of building tensions you'll have watched over several episodes simmer over. Dean will behave in a way you've never seen before. So will Sam. So will Castiel. Actually, I'm particularly proud of where we take Sam in this episode. He has a kind of maturity in dealing with Dean that it took us a hundred episodes to earn.

[Winchester Bros.]

Also episode 5x20 is called "The Devil You Know," and it airs on April 29. [SpoilerTV]

FlashForward:

Rapper Timbaland will guest star in the second episode to air this year (so probably episode 12.) But apparently it's a "blink and you'll miss it" type cameo. [Zap2It]

In episodes 11 and 12, airing back to back on March 18, here's what happens:

Mark is suspended from duty at the FBI and must meet with a Bureau-appointed therapist in order to regain his badge; Demetri reluctantly teams with CIA agent Vogel to continue the search for Lloyd, while a suspended Mark resumes his own investigation into his disappearance; with Lloyd missing, Simon attempts to hack into his computer in search of clues; Janis is assigned to accompany Simon and learns some family secrets about him; and Nicole speaks with a man who was transformed during the blackout in order to help her restore her faith and understand her horrific flashforward vision.

And here are some pics. [SpoilersGuide]

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Here are some set pics showing Joseph Fiennes working on a scene with costar Christine Woods, who plays special agent Janis Hawk. [Accidental Sexiness]

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And a new promo from the UK. [SpoilerTV]

Caprica:

Czech websites are giving the following titles and airdates for the season's final episodes:

  • Unvanquished - September 17
  • Retribution - September 24
  • Things We Lock Away - October 1
  • False Labor
  • Blowback
  • The Dirteaters
  • The Heavens Will Rise
  • Here Be Dragons
  • Apotheosis - season finale
[Battlestar_Blog]

And fans are speculating that Tamara will become a Cylon at some point — and maybe that's what Leoben meant when he said Adama is a Cylon? (Seems very iffy to me.) [Battlestar_Blog]

Stargate Universe:

Here are a bunch of images from episodes 11 and 12. [Gateworld]

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Chuck:

Here's the official synopsis for episode 11, "Chuck Vs. The Final Exam":

Chuck'S FATE AS A SPY RESTS ON A SINGLE MISSION-BRANDON ROUTH ("SUPERMAN RETURNS") GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns that his latest solo mission will be a final test to see if he is ready to be a spy. Chuck needs to put everything he has learned into action to avoid going back to his old life while Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) observe his every move.

[ChuckTV]

Smallville:

Here's a new trailer for the show's April 2 return, titled "Small Talk":

Lost:

We already saw a bit of Boone in the season opener, but he'll be back later in the season, and rumor has it he'll be in two more episodes. [Zap2It]

Here are some lovely looking outtakes from the Entertainment Weekly cover photoshoot, featuring Matthew Fox and Emilie de Ravin. What do these poses mean? Why the machete? Is there sibling weirdness on the horizon? [Emilie de Ravin Online]

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Okay, spoilerphobes? You really need to stop reading now. A set of leaked "call sheets" includes tons of details about episodes eight, nine and 10. (Of course, if I were a producer on this show battling spoilers, I would leak misleading call sheets all over the place. So, you know, grain of salt.)

So in episode eight, which I guess is Sawyer-centric, we see him looking through the "list of Anthony Cooper's" in a file folder. Charlotte (who's connected to L.A. Sawyer somehow) looks through stuff and a picture of Young Sawyer falls out. We see a snippet of Little House On The Prairie. And Sun, Jin and Ji Yeon are in this episode, along with Richard Alpert, the Man In Black and a doctor.

In episode nine, the Richard Alpert episode, we see Alpert ripping medicine out of the doctor's hands, and holding a necklace. A nail scratches a sixth mark into a piece of wood with five marks already, signifying six days. The Man In Black holds a white stone in his hand. Alpert rides to a cottage and then to a doctor's house.

In episode ten, Jin holds a Rolex box. Someone named Zoe (maybe one of Widmore's scientists) tasers Jin. Jin looks through Sun's camera at pictures of Sun and little Ji Yeon. We see Sayid looking at a box-cutter on a shelf. [SpoilersLost]

Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.