Michelle Rodriguez wants to return for Avatar 2, plus Breaking Dawn's vampire ultraviolence

Michelle Rodriguez doesn't think death should hold back Captain Trudy Chacon from making a comeback in Avatar 2. Edgar Wright responds to the Ant-Man rumors, and Breaking Dawn promises at least one awesomely violent fantasy sequence. Bring out your spoilers!


Avatar 2

Michelle Rodriguez says she would love to return in the sequel as Captain Trudy Chacon, even though her character did in fact die in the original movie. She explains:

"Jim Cameron can kill me anytime. It's a pleasure to die for him! But Jim'll tell you himself... in science fiction films nobody really dies."

As she says, nothing is impossible in science fiction, particularly considering James Cameron has already dropped some hints that another dead character might come back from the dead, specifically Sigourney Weaver as Grace. [via Chicago Indie Press]

Captain America

Some new promo art for the Captain America costume has surfaced, and it reveals that the costume does indeed pay homage to the tiny wings that are found on the mask of the comic book version of the character. These wings aren't actually real wings stuck on either side, but rather painted onto the sides of the mask. It's thought that this particular promo art might reflect the Captain America costume that the character wears in the present day, which means it might be his main costume for The Avengers. That, however, is just guesswork, and in fact those same wings were spotted on a stunt-man's mask during filming a few months back, so this may well be pretty close to the World War II version of his outfit. [ComicBookMovie]

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Ant-Man

Edgar Wright was asked to respond to yesterday's rumors about Alan Tudyk being cast as Ant-Man, and his response was about as simple and straightforward as it gets: "News to me." So yeah, this is one crazy rumor that we can probably just dismiss. [Cinematical]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Two young actors have reportedly been cast in minor roles. 13-year-old Bertie Gilbert is reportedly playing Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius in the movie's epilogue, which had to be reshot because the original make-up made the future versions of the characters look too old. 14-year-old Benedict Clark has reportedly been cast as young Severus Snape, which pretty much confirms the flashback to his childhood will appear in the film. [Screen Terrier]

Breaking Dawn

A non-Twilight fan who claims to have seen the script for Breaking Dawn describes a scene that is sure to be a favorite of all her fellow non-fans. She describes a scene where Ashley Greene's Alice puts a frightful vision inside the mind of Volturi leader Aro, played by Michael Sheen:

Alice touches that head [Volturi] guy...when she touches the [Volturi] guy he "sees" what will happen if he continues his course...OK so the first person whose head comes off is Carlisle. In the vision. Then everything goes to sh-t and all kinds of dying happens. And Bella and Edward kill Aro...After Bella and Edward they die too...all these other people die too. Jane and her brother. Lots of deaths on both sides. Then [Volturi] guy snaps out of it, says he's sorry. Everybody makes up and lives happily ever after.

This provides a more dynamic reason for why the Volturi call off their attack on the Cullens than in the original book, which is pretty much just a lot of people talking to each other. [Twihards.com]

Jack the Giant Killer

Bryan Singer's adult take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story will be shot in 3D, and Singer explains that he is going to shoot the movie in natural light, a technique most famously utilized by Stanley Kubrick for his 1975 epic Barry Lyndon:

I'm very much looking forward to using the EPIC Red for my next movie Jack the Giant Killer which will be shot in, what else, 3D. The camera's incredibly compact size and extraordinary resolution are ideal for the 3D format. But more importantly Jack the Giant Killer is my first movie set in a time before electricity. The EPIC's extraordinary exposure latitude will allow me to more effectively explore the use of natural light.

If Singer really is intent on working with natural light, then this film will look very different from your average fantasy film, with a far more natural, realistic tone. [Bleeding Cool]

Fringe

Here's a sneak peek at the January premiere episode, "Firefly": [SpoilerTV]

Torchwood: The New World

Jane Espensen of Buffy and Battlestar Galactica fame revealed that she is also producing the episodes that she's writing for this new series. [#JaneEspensen via Doctor Who News Page]

The Cape

Here's another batch of high quality promo photos: [Multiple Verses]

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Stargate Franchise

Whatever little optimism came out of yesterday's comments is probably going to dissipate pretty fast. Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi says that the cancellation of Stargate Universe has also brought to a halt work on a new Stargate Atlantis movie:

"I'm sorry to say but the cancellation puts the brakes on whatever progress the SGA movie had made in the past month, shelving it indefinitely...Contrary to what some may think, the cancellation of SGU is very bad news for those looking forward to an Atlantis movie."

It's unclear what any of this means for the announced SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution. We do know that, whatever happens with SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe, there are no plans to keep the franchise going with a fourth incarnation. Mallozzi explains:

"A new Stargate series isn't even being considered...There are no plans to create or move forward on a new series. We love the one we have now."

He also said that the Destiny sets will remain standing until there's absolutely no hope that Stargate Universe will continue. [Gateworld]

Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.