Andrew Garfield explains the creative process on the Spider-Man reboot. Find out what monsters Nicolas Cage fights in Season of the Witch. Matt Smith offers hints about Amy's future. Spoilers!
Star Andrew Garfield discussed his experiences thus far on the set: [Screen Daily]
It's going good actually. It's been a lot of fun, but Holy Christ it's a lot of work. It's like using seven different parts of your brain at once which is really interesting. I'm having a lot of fun, I'm enjoying it. The freedom you're talking about, I still feel. I don't feel hemmed in or tied down. I feel like I do have room to play, I feel wonderful about everyone involved – the cast, the director (Marc Webb). Touch wood, I don't want to speak too soon, but so far it's been really pleasant and creative. I think everyone wants it to be like that. Everyone is feeling like we want to do something other than what's already been seen. There's an exploration going on in this film.
Here's a look at three more action figures tying in with the movie: the regular-sized versions of Hal Jordan, Tomar-Re, and Rot Lop Fan. (The versions we showed you before were collectors editions.) [ComicBookMovie]
Season of the Witch
Nicolas Cage explains why he wanted to be involved in the project:
"I'd always wanted to play a knight. I had been doing it since I was very small, in my backyard, and it took this long to put it on celluloid, but it was my dream. I really wanted to be in the forest. I was making Bad Lieutenant in New Orleans and it was very hot and I was in this tiny, very humid little office and I was dreaming about making a movie in the forest. And then this script came along and there it was, and I said, ‘I'm going.'"
He also described an action sequence that involved close proximity to real wolves:
"That was a scary day. I had a wolf that was snarling, a real wolf, and there was nobody holding onto him, and I was only a foot away. A few things did flash in my mind, that I was going to lose my face" - Face/Off reference! - "and I was going to get bit."
And, in case you were wondering, Nicolas Cage talked about his philosophy of acting and why it often involves lots of crazy costumes and wigs:
"I subscribe to the Lon Chaney school of acting, senior, not junior. And historically, film actors and stage actors have always experimented with new looks. And because I do make quite a few movies, I like to keep changing it up and transforming myself. That's part of the fun of it."
There's more at the link. [Spinoff Online]
Here's the synopsis of a film that was included on a pass for a test screening: [ShockTillYouDrop]
Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
Here are some set photos: [Susan Gittins's Flickr]
Matt Smith was asked about whether Amy will die in a recent interview. Here's his cryptic response, followed by some more general comments on Karen Gillan's acting future:
If I told you, I'd have to come and kill you and I don't want to kill you.
I think she's going to go on to do great things, not only in this show but I think subsequently she'll go on and have a very interesting career because I think she's brilliant, I really do.
Now, there's a sensible way to read these comments, and then there's an interesting way. The interesting way is that Smith is obviously hinting that Amy will indeed be killed off, and she's already looking for further work. The sensible way is that Smith is just being secretive and messing with our heads a little - following the lead of his boss Steven Moffat on both counts there - and he's just very confident of Gillan's future career prospects. We suggest you go with the sensible interpretation. [Doctor Who TV]
Sarah Smart, Leon Vickers, and Mark Bonnar will all appear in Matthew Graham's two-parter for episodes 5 and 6. Smart had previously been rumored for the part of Jennifer Lucas, and Vickers is thought to be playing a minor part called "Clone Worker", which ties in with the supposed cloning subject matter of the story. Nothing is known about Bonnar's part. [Doctor Who News Page]
Torchwood: The New World
The fourth series is reportedly set for a July 1, 2011 premiere in both the US and UK, appearing on Starz and BBC One respectively. [Den of Geek]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Supervising director Dave Filoni describes the new character that super-assassin Asajj Ventress enlists when Darth Sidious and Count Dooku try to kill her. This new character is Savage Opress, the brother of the slain Darth Maul, who is voiced by Kurgan and Lex Luthor actor Clancy Brown. Filoni says: [TV Guide]
"Everybody likes Darth Maul, yet we don't really know much about him. We've only seen Darth Maul as a ruthless warrior. We don't know what he was like before he got used as an apprentice by an evil Sith. So we'll see a whole other side of him through his brother, a very unexpected side. We also get into the training of a Sith and how it differs from the training of a Jedi, something the fans have always wondered about. Some big-time secrets will be revealed. [Savage] seems all powerful and terrifying but there's a sadness and reluctance to him. He doesn't want to become this sort of Frankenstein'd Darth Maul kind of person. He has a lot of good traits. There is an honor to him, which is true of so many people who turn evil in mythology. This is actually the set-up for a much bigger story. Savage isn't one of those villains who will just go away.
Here's a trailer, behind-the-scenes video, and some photos for series three: [Daemon's TV]
Here's a description of the first episode of the third season:
When you've spent the last few years sharing a house with a vampire and werewolves, you would imagine life couldn't get any weirder. But Annie, the ghost who has so far escaped the clutches of death, finds herself in even stranger surroundings at the start of the third series: trapped in purgatory, waiting to hear her fate. Meanwhile, Annie's best friends and former housemates – werewolf couple George and Nina, and reformed vampire Mitchell – are hoping for a fresh start by moving to Wales. Surely if anywhere can provide a haven for them, a place where they can pass under the radar, it's the seaside town of Barry? Leaving the memories of their much-loved house in Bristol behind, George, Nina and Mitchell settle into their new home – a kitsch B&B named Honolulu Heights that boasts many benefits for supernatural sharers; a large basement providing a safe and sheltered environment on a full moon, for one. Mitchell, however, is finding it hard to settle in. He's struggling with the guilt of his bloodthirsty revenge at the end of the last series, but – most importantly – he's missing Annie. Determined to get her back Mitchell enters purgatory, where he meets Lia. Though sweet and sparky, Lia lets Mitchell into a dark secret that threatens to haunt him day and night, and to tear his friendships apart...
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.