The best Spider-Man reboot photos yet show our hero webslinging through the streets. An even bigger star than Viggo Mortensen and Javier Bardem might take on the lead in The Dark Tower. The new Magneto joins Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Spoiler-ha!
These awesome new set photos give us our first look at the new Spider-Man swinging through the air: [On Location Vacations]
A magazine cover gives us another look at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. Also, the cover promises to unveil more characters from the movie, so we may be coming back to this once the magazine is actually out: [ComicBookMovie]
Ridley Scott's one-time Alien prequel has added a costar alongside lead Noomi Rapace. Inglourious Basterds and X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender has reportedly signed on to play an android in the movie. Fassbender has been rumored for some time, but this is the closest we've gotten to a formal announcement. That said, this still hasn't been officially confirmed by 20th Century Fox. [Heat Vision]
Fox has announced that the movie will be released on June 8, 2012, taking the slot just vacated by Disney's John Carter of Mars. [ComingSoon.net]
The Dark Tower
Viggo Mortensen and Javier Bardem have long been the two big contenders for main character Roland Deschain - director Ron Howard has more or less confirmed as much - but now there's a rumor that a new name is involved, and it's a big one. Christian Bale is now reportedly the preferred choice of both Howard and Stephen King... although the source is the New York Post, so definitely take this with a huge grain of salt. The same report names Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter as one of the front-runners for the key supporting role of Susannah, along with French-Moroccan actress Ghita Tazi. [The New York Post]
Rian Johnson's time travel movie started filming in New Orleans yesterday, and here's a couple artsy set photos: [Salty and Bright]
The Adjustment Bureau
A bunch of photos are out for the new Philip K. Dick adaptation starring Matt Damon: [IGN]
I Am Number Four
Director DJ Caruso reveals he only had a year to do pre-production, filming, and editing on the young adult alien movie, which is the shortest turnaround he has ever seen for a relatively big budget movie. So if this movie doesn't end up being the new Citizen Kane, I guess we now know why. There's more tidbits at the link. [FilmJournal]
Here's a bunch of photos for episode 12, "Concentrate and Ask Again": [Fringe Spoilers]
Here's a synopsis for the February 11 episode "Immortality":
As the story shifts back to life "over there," the absence of Colonel Broyles shifts the dynamic of the Fringe Team as they investigate a bioterrorist armed with an insect that has a taste for human flesh. Meanwhile, alternate Olivia is reunited with her beau, and Walternate remains determined to save his world but discovers there are certain lines he will not cross.
The Walking Dead
Lori Grimes portrayer Sarah Wayne Callies dropped some hints for where season two is headed:
"The success of the show gives us the opportunity to go darker than we have before. [We can] push the envelope, go further and make it even more dangerous. Jenner took blood work, and it's possible maybe he told Rick something about what he saw in his wife's blood work. I'm kind of basing that on the comic [on which the show is based]. I don't know. It becomes another secret that Rick is going to keep or not keep. [It adds to] the power of what we say to each other and what we hold from one another. I think we all feel the burden of our secrets and we all try to protect each other."
Keep in mind that Callies is mostly speculating based on the comic book, so these definitely shouldn't be considered confirmed plot points just yet. [Digital Spy]
Game of Thrones
Head writer David Benioff explains how this show is different from Lord of the Rings:
"I kind of start by saying that it's a show about power. I think some people think, 'Oh, I don't want to watch a fantasy show because I'm not that into magic,' but one of the things that is great about George's books is that they don't rely overly much on magic. It's really not about wizards casting fireballs and witches on broomsticks and 300-foot-tall monsters tearing down castles. It's really about the human story. Magic is there and it plays an important part but it's much more on the fringes, and characters are skeptical about the existence of the supernatural the way people in our world are skeptical about it. And when they encounter it they are as full of dread and shock as people in our world would be, I think, after encountering ghosts and other critters. What I hope is that it will be a show unlike any we've seen before and that it won't have to be compared to other ones. Most of all what it is I think is a faithful adaptation of George's books.""
Episode six will reportedly be called "I Wish I Was the Moon." [SpoilerTV]
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Filming is back in Cardiff, and this week has seen John Barrowman, Eve Myles, PC Andy actor Tom Price, and first episode guest star Dichen Lachman (Sierra on Dollhouse) filming scenes at Cardiff Airport. Actually, Andy is no longer a PC - according to a photo Price tweeted, he's now been promoted to sergeant, hopefully in recognition of that time he beat up a bunch of soldiers in what passed for Children of Earth's most heartwarming moment. [Alun Vega]
Executive producer Russell T. Davies confirms that the budget is bigger, and he mentions some of his favorite exchanges in the script:
"One thing I've quite enjoyed is the little jokes in the show about Brits feeling lost in America, and Americans not knowing where Wales is."
The interview also reveals there are a number of locations used in Swansea, Wales, including the Old Rectory in Rhossili, and that a helicopter was part of the action. [This Is South Wales]
Here are photos and a summary for episode 14, "Chuck vs. the Seduction Impossible": [Daemon's TV]
In need of an exciting new mission, Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are sent to Morocco to rescue Roan Montgomery (guest star John Larroquette). Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah are at odds over their future plans. Back at home, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) prepares to meet Alex's (guest star Mekenna Melvin) mom, as Mary (guest star Linda Hamilton) bonds with her family. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Bonita Friedericy also star.
Here's a short synopsis for episode 15, "Chuck vs. the Cat Squad":
After Chuck reunites Sarah with her former spy team, old grudges and secrets are revealed; Morgan fends off the advances of a former flame.
Also, episode 18 is reportedly called "Chuck vs. the A-Team", so apparently they're not even bothering to disguise their references any more. [ChuckTV]
No Ordinary Family
The next episode, "No Ordinary Double Standard", which is set to air on February 8, will see guest appearances by Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt as Stephanie's scientist friend and My Name is Earl's Ethan Suplee as villain-of-the-week Tom Seeley. [Daemon's TV]
Jim's feelings of guilt are overwhelming when, during a fight with a thug, he diverts a bullet that accidentally hits a boy - causing life-threatening harm. Meanwhile, Daphne's boyfriend, Chris, steals the trilsettum serum from the Powell house and injects his wheelchair-bound father, Roy (Anthony Michael Hall), with disastrous results; Joshua proposes to Katie; and JJ's teacher takes unscrupulous steps to get him to join the school's academic decathlon team.
A bunch of promo photos have been released for episode 5, "Dice": [SpoilerTV]
Here's a quickie synopsis for episode 7, which is now called "The Lich, Part 1":
The Cape and Max try to alert Marty of an impending threat to Palm City, but their attempt backfires; Orwell receives some help from the Secretary of Prisons (Richard Schiff).
Zap2It has released five key snippets for why the mid-season premiere "Like a Virgin" is worth watching. (Well, other than the fact that Supernatural is awesome.) Here's the first reason, and it's a doozy:
1. Meet the next Big Bad. While the focus of Season 6 thus far has been retrieving Sam's soul, Friday's episode introduces viewers to a new villain who is, dare we say it, more formidable than those who have come before. Lucifer was scary mostly because of his name and the history around it, but when you find out how the next foe is released, there will be no "Sympathy for the Devil" involved.
Check out the original article for the rest. [Zap2It]
CW has released this poster for the rest of the season: [KSiteTV]
Syfy has confirmed production of season three begins on February 9, and their press release mentions two key questions that the show apparently needs to address:
Has Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) left the Warehouse team for good? Have we seen the last of villainous H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray)?
Resolving the Myka situation was obviously a no-brainer, but this looks like indirect evidence that we haven't seen the last of H.G. Wells. [multipleverses.net]
ABC has released a short summary for episode 7, "Birth Pangs":
Erica, seeking revenge against Anna, heads to Tokyo to carry out a mission to strike a lethal blow against Anna. Meanwhile, Anna learns that Tyler's phosphorous level is too low - even after the Red Rain — and he might become useless to her; and Lisa and Diana bond, beginning to form an alliance against Anna.
Additional reporting by Michael Ann Dobbs and Charlie Jane Anders.