Captain America will be subtle with the Marvel references, plus Breaking Dawn won't tone down the book's crazinessS

Check out the first script review of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity! The Breaking Dawn screenwriter says they're not looking to tone down the sex scenes and vampire childbirth. Get a first look at Rihanna on the set of Battleship! Spoilers ahoy!


Captain America:

Director Joe Johnston explained most of the links to other Marvel movies will be minor mentions and Easter eggs that only devoted fans will notice, which suggests it'll be more like Iron Man than the sometimes overstuffed Iron Man 2 in this respect:

There are links between all the Marvel films, mostly ones that only the fans will pick up on. We have several subtle references to certain elements in Thor, but since Captain America is a period picture taking place in the 40's, there are fewer opportunities for contemporary links to the rest of the Marvel universe. We can, however, create events in our story that will be paid off in Avengers and other Marvel pictures.

[Comic Book Movie]

Gravity:

A length script review is out for Alfonso Cuarón's science fiction film. Keep in mind this is for a November 2009 draft of the script, so a lot may have changed, but a lot of the basics are probably still in place. In short, the movie is about Ryan Stone (the Angelina Jolie/Scarlett Johansson/Blake Lively part) and Matt Kowalski (the Robert Downey, Jr. part), two astronauts who are out in space making repairs to the shuttle when a Russian explosion destroys the craft, killing their fellow astronauts inside. Stone and Kowalski have to get to the International Space Station while they still have air, but Kowalski quickly realizes he has to sacrifice himself to give Stone a chance at survival.

The script reviewer is fairly sure the movie unfolds in real time, and in fact the entire movie might be one long continuous shot, which would pretty much be the most daunting technical challenge ever. (So exactly the sort of thing Cuarón would want to do.) The reviewer says the draft has its problems, but there's definitely a great movie to be made out of this. Check out the link for the full review. [ScriptShadow]

Transformers 3:

Here are a couple set videos from the latest filming in Hammond, Indiana. Unfortunately, an extra was critically injured during filming on Wednesday. It's not clear how this will affect filming. [DJ Bigtyme Beats via TFLAMB]

Twilight - Breaking Dawn:

For all those hoping the final Twilight movie will deliver on all the crazy vampire/human sex and childbirth in the novel, consider this very good news. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg addressed both issues, starting with the sex, which she believes will be plenty racy:

"That doesn't mean that one has to see it all, but you do want that [eroticism]. With the birth scene as well, I just don't know that you have to tone it down. If you really look at the books, how much are you really seeing? I think [the movies] might wind up being saucier than the book because you're actually seeing skin-on-skin and the horror of the birth scenes. We're not shying away from it."

In the same article she addressed where the two parts of the movie will be split up. She said the split will be somewhere between Bella's time as a human newlywed and and as a vampire parent, so that the halves of the movie focus on these two parts of her life. [Hollywood Life]

And then there's the question of the birth of Edward and Bella's baby, Renesmee:

We're working on it to be as intense as it is in the book. I don't think it's about the amount of blood you show. It's about the intensity of it. It's on their faces. It's all from Bella's point of view when you're seeing what's going. It should feel visceral. I think it's going to be pretty intense."

[E! Online]

Battleship:

Here's the first photos of Rihanna - sorry, sorry, Commodore Rihanna - on the set of Battleship, the adaptation of the Hasbro games in which battleships fight aliens. [Rihanna Daily via FilmDrunk]

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Skyline:

Co-director Greg Strause summed up the movie, and what to expect from the next trailer:

"We have a character drama that plays out in this claustrophobic space. Whenever we do leave the space, we have huge shots. The teaser [trailer] is the big, epic, visual side of it. When you see the next trailer, you'll get a sense of the claustrophobic, character side."

[MTV Movie News]

The movie doesn't come out for another two and a half months, but talks are reportedly already heating up for a sequel. There's no details yet on what the sequel might involve, but this apparent studio confidence suggests they're pretty confident in the film's success. (Or at least in its ability to recoup its minuscule budget.) [ShockTillYouDrop]

Monsters:

Here's a new poster for the Mexico-set alien infestation movie. [Fangoria]

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Devil:

A bunch of new promo pics have been released: [Fangoria]

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Fringe:

In this interview with the always swoon-worthy Joshua Jackson, he questions how invested Peter will become in alternate Olivia before he figures out the truth, and then he offers his own fan theory on where he'd like to see the show go. He also addresses the most awkward Comic Con question ever: [Zap2It] Click to view

The press release for "Olivia" confirms Amy Madigan will be in it as Olivia's mother Marilyn, along with Andre Reyo as Henry. Here's the short synopsis: [SpoilerTV]

After the extraordinary turn of events that shockingly left an imprisoned Olivia "over there," she fights to find her way home. Meanwhile, Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia.

And here's another batch of promo pics for the new season: [SpoilerTV]

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Doctor Who:

Steven Moffat strongly implied there won't be any Daleks in series six, because they haven't come up with a good story for them (since when has that ever stopped Doctor Who?). [Digital Spy]

And now for another great spoiler roundup by super commenter bluehinter. The biggest news is that one of the two-parters - probably the first - will likely be set in Egypt, and it's rumored to be written by an unknown new writer. (If I had to guess, that'll be episodes 5 and 6, because Richard Clark is directing Neil Gaiman's third episode as well as episode 4, so that means the first slot for a two-parter is 5 and 6.) The series is also filming at the 17/18th century house Dyrham Park, and some third-hand information suggests the story is about "the Doctor in a giant dollhouse!" (Who wants to start a return of the Celestial Toymaker rumor?) And Neil Gaiman's script was originally called The House of Nothing, which might suggest the Dyrham Park episode is his... or maybe they're just doing a lot of house-related stuff this season. [Huge thanks to bluehinter for all these tips!]

Stargate Universe:

Episode 15 of season 2 will reportedly be entitled "Seizure." [SpoilerTV]

V:

Here are some behind the scenes photos: [Nigel Horsley's Flickr]

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Smallville:

Here are some set photos: [DTTW]

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No Ordinary Family:

Here are cast interviews with Julie Benz and Jimmy Bennett: [SpoilerTV]

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Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth and Charlie Jane Anders.