Mark Strong discusses playing Green Lantern's Sinestro and John Carter's Matai Shang. There's a set pic from The Thing's prequel, three new Doctor Who clips, and shocking Fringe set video! Also: Iron Man, Get Smart, Wolverine, Transformers, Splice and Kick-Ass.
It sounds like Sinestro's portrayal in this movie will be very similar to the way he's shown in Emerald Dawn and other origin stories, judging from Mark Strong's comments:
I think they have an intention to make more than one, which is amazing because then you get to follow the trajectory that Sinestro has through the comics, and that I would really look forward to as well. But in the first one, he is a very powerful presence, and I think his whole thing, Sinestro, is that he's very confident and very convinced in his own rightness and so kind of almost militaristic in his precision about how things should be that he has this single-minded way of the way the world should be, and that's what I need to bring to the film.
John Carter Of Mars:
Strong says he plays the leader of a group of "godlike aliens," and describes one huge set piece:
Last week I was performing in a massive warehouse with 400 extras on this floating platform in the middle of a battle between two opposing tribes, and the sequence took two or three weeks for an incredible four-and-a-half-minute sequence. It's amazing.
Here's your first picture of the prequel movie's set, a recreation of the original Norwegian base. [Slashfilm]
Iron Man 2:
It's hard to tell if this film's viral marketing actually relates to the storyline or not — but there's a new site for a fictional company called Accutech that's developing "Haztech" exoskeletons to help with rehab as well as possible military applications. Is this something to do with Justin Hammer? [CinemaBlend]
Get Smart 2:
Steve Carrell has read a script for the sequel and it "switches things up" and ups the ante. "It's funny and it's a good plot." But he's not sure when it'll get made. And he hints that not every character from the first one will be back — but that may just be a failed attempt at humor. [MTV]
Speaking of actors reading scripts, Hugh Jackman says the sequel script is "the best one we've had," and at least part of the filming for this Japan-centric storyline will actually take place in Japan. [MTV]
I know, you've all been worried to death that Sam Witwicky's parents won't be in the third movie. But relax and rejoice — Kevin Dunn and Julie White will be back as the Witwickys. [Variety]
Apparently a "controversial ending and a sexual scene" have caused some people to be in a tizzy about this film. [The Independent]
Director Vincenzo Natali explains why he was so eager to make this film:
It's material that has tremendous personal meaning to me, strangely enough. I mean, it's a creature movie, but it's a creature film spliced with a relationship story. And so it's more than just about monsters jumping out of shadows. In fact, it's not about that at all. It really is about the relationship that the scientists have with the creature that they make. And it's a relationship that becomes quite complex.
So is Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) Kick-Ass' nemesis? Not really, says star Aaron Johnson:
I don't necessarily see him as an arch nemesis at first because the idea is Kick-Ass and Red Mist are possible partners. Obviously, Red Mist is all a bit of a scheme in this and there's a twist at the end. He goes a bit evil but it's kind of strange cause in all my scenes with Chris, I can't stop laughing. I can't really see him as a bad, bad influence. I suppose together we're a bad influence on set since we get into a little bit of trouble.
Here are a few new clips from the second episode of the season:
The familiar face we'll see in the hundredth episode (airing next week) is someone we definitely thought was dead and gone forever. And Castiel's new plan for stopping the apocalypse is to beat Dean to a pulp. [EW]
We'll see Peter's mom again in the two-part season finale, aka "Over There" parts one and two. [EW]
Apparently the musical episode is now called "Brown Betty," and here's the official description from Fox:
While Walter (John Noble) deals with some upsetting news, he tells Olivia's niece, Ella (guest star Lily Pilblad), a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia (Anna Torv) and Agent Broyles (Lance Reddick).
And here are a couple of natty-looking stills from the episode. [SpoilerTV]
And here's a new set video that includes Leonard Nimoy! And is it just the lighting, or is Olivia's hair weird? Could this be Alt-Olivia? [SpoilerTV]
Ronald D. Moore talks up what's next on this show:
We'll go back into the virtual world with more Tamara and Zoe stories, but their stories will also cross into the real world as well... There are a lot of twists and turns. There are more revelations about characters that you don't expect. I think you're going to be surprised at some of the directions that Graystone Industries takes and the relationship between Daniel and Joseph will shift and change as the season goes on, and certainly the life of Sister Clarice will change quite a bit as well.
You'll be shocked — shocked, I say! — to discover that there are problems ahead in the Chuck/Sarah relationship. Also, Yvonne Strahovski says:
Gosh, it gets pretty dramatic. The line between Chuck's spy life and family life and who knows and who doesn't know — it's all going to come dangerously close.
Morris Chestnut dodges fan questions about what'll happen when his sweetie finds out he's an alien. And the clips look new to me, although I'm not sure. [The V Files]
Sookie and Alcide go looking for Bill, and wind up at a werewolf bar, where they discover something surprising — like maybe Alcide's ex, Debbie Pelt, played by Brit Morgan, aka Lacey from The Middleman. And it's possible we'll see Sookie's gran again, either in flashbacks or an alternate universe. [EW]
In addition to Black Canary, the season finale will feature the return of Cyborg, Hawkman and Stargirl. And the person who's dying isn't Lex, Clark or someone whose name ends with "A". Martha? [EW]
An unlikely romance will strike up in early May — and you'll never guess who's involved. (Desmond and Charles Widmore?) [EW]
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from next week's Hurley episode. [SpoilersLost]
And there'll be some sadness in this episode, as Hurley leads Jack to see what they have to do. [E! Online]
Says Henry Ian Cusick:
Desmond has a part to play, a significant part, but there are many others that will step up... In the flash-sideways, the characters are all slightly different from the characters on the island. They're all slightly hypnotized or haven't seen the truth. Like Desmond, he's slightly dead in this life. He's just a hollow corporate guy until Charlie [Dominic Monaghan] comes along. Desmond also recognizes that everyone in that sideways world - there are clues when you look in the mirror - when they look at their reflections, they go, "Hang on, what is reality?" They're aware something is not quite right, but they can't put a finger on it. Desmond now knows he's alive again and knows his purpose.
He also says the show is all about love. And that Desmond knows what his mission is now, and he goes with Sayid because that's a way to further his mission — and Desmond's mission is the same as Charles Widmore's. [TV Guide]
Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.