Three actors Christopher Nolan knows very well are supposedly in contention for the Riddler...but will he be Batman's only foe? One actor rules himself out as Superman. The X-Men: First Class director wishes Inception was just a dream. Spoilers away!
A day may come when we have actual, verifiable news to report about Batman 3, when we forsake unsourced gossip and break all bonds of idle speculation... but it is not this day. Nope, instead we have another totally unverified rumor, in which a "trusted source" heard from someone else that they saw script notes that revealed one of the villains of the next movie will be... Catwoman. Which is logical, I guess, and wouldn't even surprise me if it was true (honestly, what Nolan-ready villains are left other than Catwoman and Riddler?), but I wouldn't call this confirmation. Not by a long shot. So, yeah, heaps and heaps of salt and all that. [ComicBookMovie]
Speaking of wild and unsubstantiated rumors that probably aren't true but, hey, it's slightly better than nothing... another inside source claims the buzz at Warner Bros is centering on three possibilities for the Riddler, and not coincidentally they're the three male leads of Inception who don't already have roles in the Batman universe: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and, being mentioned for I think the first time, Leonardo DiCaprio. Yeah... keep shoveling that salt, but I wouldn't mind seeing any of them as the Riddler. [ComicBookMovie]
When asked about the rumors, Chuck star Zachary Levi offered a complete denial - much as he said he dearly wishes the rumors that he's up for the part were true. [BuzzSugar]
Cowboys and Aliens:
Let's all try to remain mature with this next item, shall we? Here's a set report from Adam Beach, who plays one of Harrison Ford's henchman, on a scene prominently featuring costar Olivia Wilde:
"We just finished shooting Olivia Wilde naked in front of a bonfire in front of 500 Apache warriors. That was beautiful. You won't get to see what I saw, but you'll get a glimpse."
When asked about it, Wilde confirmed the scene, though made it clear she isn't just there to look pretty - she'll also be kicking some serious ass in the movie. [Jam! Showbiz]
X-Men - First Class:
Matthew Vaughn explained that they're currently redoing the fight scenes... because otherwise they'll be accused of ripping off Inception:
"I saw 'Inception,' which I loved. But my heart sank when I saw that a few of the ideas we had were up [on the screen]. So it's either leave it in and look as if you're copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards."
So when are those knuckleheads at the Oxford English Dictionary going to get off their asses and make "Bayhem" an official word? Because these photos and videos are way too extreme to depict anything other than Bayhem of the highest order. To the explosions! [Photos from The Skillet Lickers and Pixel Rally, videos from[SpoilerTV, TransformersLive, and MovieChronicles ]
Greg Berlanti, one of the three writers who previously worked on the Green Lantern script, confirmed they have just begun writing the screenplay for The Flash. [The Collider]
Battle - Los Angeles:
Here are five teaser posters that form part of the movie's viral marketing campaign: ScreenRant
Fox executive Kevin Reilly has assured fans that the network isn't concerned about the ratings dip, and won't be messing with the show. He also says what the show is doing is great, and he's just frustrated more people aren't watching "because people deserve to see the work." Listen, I know it's hard to imagine where we live in a universe where a Fox executive actually supports moderately challenging science fiction, but I say we roll with it. Just keep your guard up for the sudden but inevitable betrayal. [The Ausiello Files]
Zachary Levi confirmed Ellie will be pregnant in the new season, and that will be revealed in the first episode. Morgan is his "right hand man" in the search for his mom, but don't expect to see Linda Hamilton anytime soon - as he explains, the whole point of the season is finding his mother, so it wouldn't make sense to reveal her right away. He also explained where Chuck and Sarah's relationship stands:
Oh, we're domesticated. We're still going through the birth pangs of any relationship, what it's like to move in and be together and live together. I dropped out of working for the government and she's still working for the government, so we have that, and also just the way she's never been domesticated. She's always been on the run, either with her dad or as a spy. So there's certainly outside influences that will continue to cause a little turmoil and drama between us, but we're together. That's done this year.
Stacy Kiebler, the professional wrestler turned model turned actor (also the career path of Sir Ben Kinglsey), will reportedly be the third undercover CIA agent to fill the role of Greta, succeeding Olivia Munn and Isaiah Mustafa. Her episode will also see the returns of Nicole Ritchie and Steve Austin. [The Ausiello Files]
Here's the trailer for season 1.5: [Den of Geek]
Trailer for episode eight: [SpoilerTV]
Here are promo pics for episode 7, "Stoned" (which I'm guessing ties into the clip from the Comic Con clip where people turn into statues and not...well, you know), and episode 8, "The Ex-files", which seemingly features the return of every character ever, with Tess, Nathan Stark (!), and evil-ish psychiatrist Beverly Barlowe (!!) all coming back. [SpoilerTV]
No Ordinary Family:
Co-creator Greg Berlanti confirmed there is a greater reason behind their powers than just the plane crash, and that mystery will become clear as the show goes on. He also explained where the powers for each of the four characters come from:
The origin of their powers really stems from things that they may feel like they're lacking in their life, and we explore that as the series goes on. So, that's how we thought of it. The kid with a learning disability is super-smart, the mom who feels like she can't be everywhere at once gets speed, the dad who feels like he's lost the strength in his relationship and his life gets strength and the daughter who only cares about herself and is only thinking about herself is suddenly forced to think about everybody else. It speaks to who they are as people.
In another interview, Berlanti said there will be other superpowered characters around to threaten the family. [TVSquad]
Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth and Charlie Jane Anders.