Zoe Kravitz reveals her role in X-Men: First Class and teases the climactic battle scene. Plus a Supernatural cast rumor, Kristen Bell campaigns for a Hunger Games part, and our first look at Lex Luthor's return to Smallville!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Green Lantern.
Chris Evans confirms what was already fairly obvious from the recent Nick Fury set photos:
"In the first Cap movie they bring him into the modern world. It's established."
And here's a new promo photo, showing Cap a bit the worse for wear. [Hollywood News]
X-Men: First Class
Zoe Kravitz discusses her character Angel:
She has such a cool background, but that is not in the film. You meet her later when they're recruiting these mutants to form the first group of X-Men. But it was really helpful for me to know all that information to form the character. But who knows what will happen in the future. Hopefully, they'll continue with her.
What's going on with that shot of you, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the trailer? You've got your top off in some kind of red, velvet-covered room.
It's really funny. They come to find me, knowing about my mutation, and I'm working at a go-go club. I don't know what they're there for, so I take them in back for a private dance and then we show each other our powers.
She also describes her part in the big final action sequence:
There is this big scene on the beach at the end, and they shot it in Georgia. They had me wired up and really high in the air and zooming around the beach. It was really cold and I was wearing these leather shorts and this backless top. I was up there for a week, zooming around and freezing my ass off. And then there was this one stunt I didn't get to do. They hung my stunt double out of this helicopter over the ocean. I was like, "Why [can't] I do that?" And they were like, "Um, no."
Here's a couple new posters showing off Sinestro and Kilowog. [MTV Splash Page]
Here's an extended TV spot, but it's mostly stuff we've seen before. There's a possibly new glimpse of Hal Jordan flying, around 1:49.
Green Lantern #65 reveals some of the Lanterns who will definitely make appearances. They include Boodikka, Bzzd, Hannu, Larvox, Green Man, Medphyll, Morro, R'amey Holl, Rot Lop Fan, Salaak, Stel, and Voz. [Hitfix]
Warner Bros. has had to add another $9 million to the film's visual effects budget, recruiting new teams to supplement those already hard at work on getting the movie done. There don't appear to be any serious concerns that it will miss its release date, but Green Lantern is quickly gaining a reputation for being representative of blockbusters whose VFX goals perhaps outstrip what is really realistically achievable. [Variety]
Jodie Foster's role in District 9 director Neil Blomkamp's next movie is reportedly as "a head of state of an alien planet." And this character is "evil-ish." She also clarified what themes the movie will address: "I think he's exploring similar themes [as depicted in "District 9"] about social injustice, and a future that excludes people, where the have-nots and the haves are becoming more and more distinct." [Los Angeles Times and MTV]
Fifty theaters throughout North America will be outfitted with special motion effects seats for the film, which will include pitch, roll, and heave movements that sync up with the movie. D-Box Technologies CEO Claude McMaster says, "The content of this new picture is an ideal match for our incredibly realistic motion effects," so take from that what you will about the movie's actual content. [Wired]
The Hunger Games
Newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott will play the District 3 tributes. [Facebook]
Kristen Bell is campaigning for the part of Johanna Mason, who is described as:
"A female tribute from District 7 in an earlier and unspecified Hunger Games, and again in the third Quarter Quell. It is said that she was the victor of the Hunger Games a few years earlier. She was one of the younger tributes in this Quarter Quell. She is the last living female victor of District 7, whose principal industry is lumber."
No word on whether Bell is actually in serious contention for the part - she's revealed before that she's a huge Hunger Games fan, so it's possible that she's campaigning for a part that she's not really in serious contention for. [/Film]
World War Z
The Killing's Mireille Enos is reportedly up for a part in the adaptation of Max Brooks' novel. It's rumored that she would play Brad Pitt's wife in Matthew Michael Carnahan's movie. [Hollywood Reporter]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Here's a new photo of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Carly. [Apple]
Check out the link for an extremely detailed breakdown of an upcoming trailer from someone who claims to have seen it early. [TFormers]
Karen Gillan says she would love to set another episode in the 1960s - particularly to explore the "Swinging Sixties" phenomenon that isn't really emphasized in the current 60s-set two-parter - but she says it probably wouldn't be exciting, if only because no monster could top the Silence, who are currently menacing that particular decade. [Digital Spy]
Here's a promo for the next episode. [Fringe Television]
J.R. Orci, the brother of Fringe co-creator Roberto and the writer of several episodes in earlier seasons, has revealed he will return for season four. [SpoilerTV]
Game of Thrones
The next episode will see a important conversation between King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei that will provide some much-needed characterization for Cersei, offering a better sense of her as a woman and mother. [E! Online]
Here's a promo for episode 22, "Chuck vs. Agent X."
Speaking of which, Zachary Levi promises all will be revealed about Agent X very soon:
"We will get answers on that. This is not the four-toed statue on the coastline of Lost! We're going to answer some questions, people. We're not just going to keep asking questions."
Episode 21 will reportedly be called "The Beginning of the End." [SpoilerTV]
A supposed inside source has tweeted that Misha Collins has been written out as Castiel, and that he won't appear in the seventh season. Assuming even the gist of this is true - and there's no particular reason to think that - it's possible that Collins will simply be shifted from a series regular to a guest star to keep costs down, and there's no reason this would affect his screen-time, particularly considering he actually appeared less as a regular this season than did guest star Jim Beaver as Bobby. For more on this, check out the link. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek for the next episode, "Blockade."
And here's a sneak peek at episode 14, "Metamorphosis."
Here's a promo and a couple photos for Lex Luthor's big return. [EW]
Closer to hand, here's a sneak peek for the upcoming episode "Dominion."
Cassidy Freeman confirms she has a scene with Michael Rosenbaum in the finale, and that the confrontation between Tess and Lex will be epic. [E! Online]
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.