Get an early look at the Predators dialog you'll be quoting all summer, and find out who's replacing Kurt Russell in the new Thing. Is Kirk Acevedo returning to Fringe? Plus Lost, Eureka, Stargate, Smallville, FlashForward and Repo Men spoilers.
The new sequel is a "dope movie," says Topher Grace. Adds Walton Goggins:
It's very similar to Schwarzenegger's "Predator,' but it's different. You have to see how that unfolds, the realization that we're somewhere other than our planet. At the end of the day, it's a human tale. There are a lot of dysfunctional people coming together in 'Predators' that would never work together, but they are forced to work together in order to survive.
And Grace says that somebody delivers Jesse Ventura's iconic line, "I ain't got time to bleed." And Goggins explains his character:
I play Walter Stans in 'Predators' - he's a famous serial killer and fancies himself the only celebrity of the eight persons on the alien planet, and is perturbed when they don't know who he is or ask for his autograph. Stans has a lot of one-liners that hopefully people will be quoting when they leave the movie.
There are about twenty of these one-liners, and one of them is, "Your ass is awesome." [MTV]
We're still not sure what this prequel to John Carpenter's film will be called? First Things? Another Thing? Thing #1? But at least it's announced its cast list according to an anonymous tipster — which (not surprisingly) includes a ton of Norwegians staffing that Norwegian base. The film stars Death Proof's Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton. Also joining the film are Dennis Storhøi (The 13th Warrior), Trond Espen Seim (The Frost), Jørgen Langhelle (Svik), Stig Henrik Hoff, Jan Gunnar Røise, Kristofer Hivju (Manhunt) and Jo Adrian Haavind. Filming has already started in Toronto and British Columbia. (Since this tip comes from an anonymous source, the usual grain of salt is indicated.) [ShockTillYouDrop]
In our world, Jake might be a psychopath, says actor Forest Whitaker, but in his world, he's just very good at his job. And he explains the relationship between Jake and Jude Law's Remy:
We've been friends since we were children, then we went off to war together. We've killed together, we've shared something that's private in that respect. So our bond is really strong.
It sounds like a lot of flashbacks to Jake and Remy's history together wound up getting cut, judging from this interview with Whitaker and Law. Also cut: A Christmas scene where the two laugh in the street after their first repossession. [CinemaBlend]
Director Miguel Sapochnik says the film, which was filmed in Toronto, actually takes place there too, although it's never stated outright. The business of Law and Whitaker ripping people's organs out in broad daylight and nobody protesting fits in well with Canadian culture. And Sapochnik says he did tons of research on what artificial organs might look like in the future, and what might power them. [Fangoria]
You might remember talk of a big death in the 100th episode, airing April 15 — apparently it's not "major," so probably not Cas or Bobby. [EW]
Something huge happens in the season opener, says Colin Ferguson:
Something happens at the beginning of the season where everything shifts. It's one of those things where you assume at the end of the episode, ‘Oh, it's going to reverse itself' – and it doesn't.
It's neither a good nor bad change, but it's a huge, "ballsy" sea change. And it has to do with new castmember James "Baltar" Callis. Says Salli Richardson-Whitfield, "He comes in with his own secrets. Is he a good guy, a bad guy? You don't know." Also, Jamie Ray Newman will be back for a couple episodes as Dr. Tess Fontana. [Fancast]
Brian Smith says that the second half of the first season features the crew going up against some pretty powerful natural forces. "This last half is about taking what we've established and then really messing with it... We're going to leave you with the last episode that … when I read it, I got upset," he said. "There is something that happens in that last episode that is so upsetting, so cruel, and so wrong that just thinking about it gives me goosebumps." [Sci Fi Wire via Gateworld]
Here's the official description for this miniseries, airing in April: Matt Ellman (Tahmoh Penikett, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) is an American war zone reporter, killed along with his fiancée Jessie (Laura Vandervoort, Smallville) by a suicide bomber. They awaken separated in a mysterious world where everyone who has ever lived on Earth seems to have been "reborn" along the banks of a seemingly endless river. Determined to locate Jessie, Matt joins forces with a 13th century female samurai warrior Tomoe (Jeananne Goossen) and American novelist Sam "Mark Twain" Clemens (Mark Deklin). [CinemaBlend]
Here are some promo stills from this Friday's episode, "Ghosts In The Machine," which is the penultimate one of the current block. [CapricaTV]
Mariana Klaveno is coming back as Bill's "maker," for at least six episodes. But we will never see beloved book character Bubba, because Alan Ball couldn't figure out a way to do it without being cheesy. [EW]
Demetri has some "very interesting" stuff coming up with Janis, says John Cho. And every single character on this show has a major twist coming up. We'll learn about Simon's family life. Janis is still dead set on having a baby. And Mark and Olivia go to a "dark place" in their marriage. Says Jack Davenport, "In the second half of the season, the excitement builds exponentially week after week with reveals, explanations, complications. If you want answers, come back. If you don't, go somewhere else!" [E! Online]
There'll be a significant death in the season finale. [EW]
Here are some promo pics for episode 3x11, "Chuck Vs. The Final Exam." [ChuckTV]
Zod is going to sleep with someone whose name has four letters — Lois? — in an upcoming episode. [EW]
Episode 6x15, the big Jacob-and-MIB episode, isn't completely free of regular characters — it's just very light on them. And it's a big mythology episode. [EW]
Here are some promo pics for next Tuesday's eagerly anticipated Richard Alpert episode. [SpoilersLost]
This clip, which we mistakenly said was a clip from this most recent episode, is actually from this coming Tuesday's:
And here's another clip from this Tuesday's Alpert-mania episode. (Alpert-o-rama?) [SpoilersLost]
Someone we have not yet met will have an important message for Hurley next week. Flocke will tell Jin how he plans to get off the island, and it's "pretty juicy." There's a "package" that might be the most shocking, nerve-wracking reveal of the season so far. (I'm wondering if that's the rumored bomb that Jack carries onto the sub?) And episode 11, airing in a few weeks, might make you cry. [E! Online]
Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.