Ghostbusters 3 might be turning over the proton packs to a second-generation Ghostbuster. Mad Max 4 has an utterly insane number of stunts and cars. The Fantastic Four reboot is eying a big name for its all-CGI Thing. Spoiler time!
Keep your grains of salt close at hand, but if any of this is true, then the third movie is finally taking shape. An inside source is claiming that the new movie focuses on Oscar, who was first seen as Sigourney Weaver's baby in Ghostbusters II. This movie will reveal the child is actually Bill Murray's son, and the now 21-year-old Oscar starts the movie looking to break into the family business. The inside source also says that, aside from Oscar and the four original Ghostbusters, Rick Moranis will be coming out of retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully, and Sigourney Weaver will also be back. How any of this fits with Bill Murray's statements that the movie isn't happening (in part because he thought the script was terrible) or his apparent demand that Peter Venkman be killed off in the first reel and brought back as a ghost is anyone's guess, which is another good reason to take all of this with a massive grain of salt until we know more. [Bloody Disgusting]
Stanley Tucci, who plays super-serum creator Dr. Erskine in the movie, says he only appears in about six scenes. This fits with comic book canon, in which Erskine is assassinated just after Steve Rogers is given the injections. Tucci also praised the film, in particular noting the movie has a "really well written script, really well written." [CinemaBlend]
Fantastic Four Reborn:
For its all-new, all-CGI Thing, Fox reportedly wants a big star to voice the character. One inside source says Bruce Willis is their top choice, something that appears to be confirmed elsewhere along with the extra news that Kiefer Sutherland is next on their list. Either way, the role would be almost entirely voice-only, although whoever gets the role would apparently be asked to appear in a few pre-transformation shots during the opening credits. Either way, I'd take this with a grain of salt for now. [ComicBookMovie and Screenrant via FilmDrunk]
Fox is also reportedly narrowing down its list of directors for the movie. The three main contenders are reportedly A-Team director Joe Carnahan, Harry Potter director David Yates, and V for Vendetta's James McTeigue. Of course, this is all just rumor until any announcements are made. [ComicBookMovie]
Mad Max: Fury Road:
Stuntman Cameron Taylor says the movie will feature 130 cars and bikes and 298 stunts, both of which figures sound utterly insane. Just to put that in (probably pointless) perspective, the three original Mad Max films were an average of 95 minutes long. If Fury Road is the same length, that means we'd have to see a new car or bike every 44 seconds, and a different stunt every 19 seconds. I realize that doesn't mean anything, but one thing's for sure: that road will indeed be furious. [Moviehole]
Here's a look at the new billboards for the movie. Note that they spotlight Olivia Wilde instead of Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges or the theoretical star of the movie, Garrett Hedlund. Not that I have a problem with this. [Underwire]
Cowboys & Aliens:
Here's a new photo of Daniel Craig in costume on the set. The photo was taken as part of England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, hence his "Back the Bid" banner. [The Sun]
A new contender has reportedly emerged to direct the sequel, and it's Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream. Hugh Jackman worked with Aronofsky on The Fountain (which is a great film, I don't care what anyone says), and the two reportedly met this weekend to discuss the possibility. Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade is still thought to be the main contender for the job, though. [Deadline]
The same article quotes Robert Rodriguez as saying he can't easily direct this project right now because he has too much of a scheduling conflict with Spy Kids 4. He wants Fox to delay the project until he's available, which may or may not fit with Ryan Reynolds's suddenly hectic Green Lantern sequel shooting schedule. [Deadline]
Never Let Me Go:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Here's a new image from the movie: [MTV Movies Blog]
Barry Levinson's low-budget sci-fi environmental film is looking for hundreds of extras. According to casting director Tona Dahlquist, some of the people they were looking for were more unique than others:
"We are trying to find a couple of amputees for a hospital scene. We're looking for a set of identical male twins and people who are experts at eating blue crabs."
Quick, somebody come up with a theory about this movie's storyline based on those hints! [WMBF News]
I guess it's time again for a crazy unfounded rumor that a companion will be killed off, because everyone's favorite insane British tabloid, The Sun, is claiming Amy Pond will be killed off next series. Not only that, but her death is actually the massive cliffhanger that separates the first and second halves of the next series. There are a lot of things that make this seem hugely unlikely, but hey...it wouldn't be Doctor Who without The Sun reporting every character's about to die. [The Sun]
Here's a new third season promo: [SpoilerTV]
When asked if Walter will ever meet Walternate, John Noble says he hopes so, and he thinks the fact that fans want to see it will help make it happen:
We gave payoff [last year] because people wanted to see William Bell and Walter [together] and they did. And we saw Olivia and Olivia face off, which was pretty cool. I think the audience will - I think the audience does have some say in that. I know they're going to want that payoff between the two. And they're going to want our Walter to kick that Walter's ass.
The sixth episode is called "Chuck vs. The Aisle of Terror." [SpoilerTV]
The Walking Dead:
Although it hasn't been officially renewed for a second season, the show will reportedly begin filming the next season this coming February. [Fangoria]
Here's a promo for the season finale, "Evil Is Going On": [SpoilerTV]
Here are some more photos from the season premiere, "Exile on Main St.": [DaemonsTV]
The seventh episode, entitled "Family Matters", will reportedly include "an ancient and savage Vampire called Richard." [SpoilerTV]
Syfy has put out a press release describing the character played by Faran Tahir, who played Raza in Iron Man and the captain of the Kelvin in Star Trek. His mysterious new regent appears in tonight's episode:
Tahir stars as Regent Adwin Kosan, sent to the Warehouse to handle a burgeoning crisis. His rare appearance and shocking pronouncements threaten to tear the Team apart.
According to writer Nick Wauters, Clifton Collins, Jr. will join the cast as a regular in the second episode, "To Keep Us Safe." [@NickWauters]
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff and Charlie Jane Anders.