We don't know much about The Dark Knight Rises, but we do know it involves tons of parachuting. A former Doctor Who companion may be about to star in a major scifi movie. Plus Olivia Wilde talks Cowboys & Aliens!
Plus it turns out a crucial scene from the book won't be in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.
Nothing but spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Captain America.
The Dark Knight Rises
Here's a report on an 8000-foot skydiving stunt gone somewhat wrong:
"Pavel Satny, a professional photographer who has a home [in Scotland], was in his garden around 8.30pm when the surprise visitor dropped in. The stuntman went through the roof of the chalet next door and got wedged there. Mr Satny said: '"It was incredible. I'm amazed he survived. There were five parachutists overhead. I was busy watching one of the other men, as it looked as if he was going to land in the forest next door. All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I saw another man fall straight down into the roof next door. He dropped just like a stone."
The big takeaway from this and all the other reports coming in from Britain seems to be this: a ton of this movie takes place over a mile in the air. Sounds pretty awesome to me. [Press and Journal via Comic Book Resources]
Speaking of which, here are some fuzzy set photos of some of the movie's parachutists, just to illustrate my point. [Nolan Fans]
Man of Steel
[gallery 5818376] Here are some fairly nondescript set photos from Plano, Illinois. [Superhero Hype]
Here are two new TV spots. [ScreenRant]
Marvel Comics head honcho Joe Quesada more or less revealed that the Quinjet fighter plane will be featured in the movie. [@JoeQuesada]
Cowboys & Aliens
Olivia Wilde explains her character Ella:
"She's not just the love interest. She's not simply sultry. She has a lot in common with Jake and she's watching him very closely, because any clues he can give her as to where he's been will help her on her journey. She's been hiding in the town. She wants to fade into the shadows and only comes out when Jake arrives."
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Here are two new TV spots.
Untitled Noel Clarke Project
Noel Clarke, best known as erstwhile Doctor Who companion Mickey Smith, is reportedly set to star in a high-profile science fiction film, and more details are supposedly coming out in the very near future. This may tie in with earlier reports that Clarke was writing a sci-fi script called 83, which involves "the disappearance of 83 passengers on a London tube and the dark secret revealed by this phenomenon." [Indie Wire]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Daniel Radcliffe confirms that the final book's future-set epilogue has been cut from the movie and will only appear on the DVD. He also reveals that he asked for a mid-battle kiss between Harry and Ginny Weasley that isn't in the book:
"I have to say that was my suggestion! But it's done in a very dramatic way, it's like you're just going out of the door in a rush. It was one of those moments where potentially it's the last time they see each other; they don't have long. I mean if I was in that position I would kiss... well almost anyone, if I thought the end was coming!"
Meanwhile, Warwick Davis explains how Professor Flitwick finally gets a big action moment as he summons the school's statues to life:
"I get a wand this time! In the past my wand has never been used in anger, so it's nice that this time I finally get to cast a few spells and dispatch a few Death Eaters. It's a pivotal moment because it's the last resort to use this sort of security system and get all the statues to come out and guard the perimeter. It's a lockdown situation for Hogwarts."
There's tons more at the link. [IGN]
Here's a promo.
And here's a CNN interview with Emma Watson.
Now with Michael Bay and Shia LeBeouf exiting the franchise, the question on
everysomeone's lips is, "Who will star in the probably inevitable fourth Transformers movie?" The first name to be floated of what one can only assume will be many is Jason Statham, who (probably not coincidentally) is the boyfriend of Dark of the Moon costar Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. While I'd say this actually isn't a terrible idea, it's almost certainly completely bullshit, as this rather epic takedown explains. [TFW 2005]
Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Speaking of utterly unnecessary sequels, fourth entry On Stranger Tides is apparently making ludicrous amounts of money overseas, so Disney is reportedly definitely going ahead with a fifth film, and Johnny Depp's signing on is considered just a matter of time. [The Wrap]
Here's another trailer.
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Russell T. Davies explains how the series will still be shocking even in the absence of death, and he also teases some details about the season's conclusion:
"I can't wait for people to see it. It's a rigorous premise, but there are some shocking moments to come. I mean, shocking in terms of visuals, and shocking in terms of what people will do - what we're capable of, and the depths to which we will sink sometimes. That feels great. It feels exciting. It feels new. There is a massive, shattering climax to the whole thing. You'll find out who lives, who dies, what it's all about and whether they can stop it or not. And that's the end."
Here's a behind-the-scenes video that explains the title.
Here's a short description for episode 9, "The Gathering":
As The Three Families plunge the world into a recession, the Torchwood team - defeated, powerless, hunted - must strike a bargain with the devil himself.
The season premiere will reportedly introduce an Asian female character as a new recurring role. Nothing else is known at the moment. [SpoilerTV]
The Walking Dead
TV Guide presented to comics creator Robert Kirkman two of the most popular explanations for what Dr. Jenner whispered in Rick's ear last season - either that Lori is pregnant or that everybody is infected with the zombie virus - and here's his response:
"It's possible that one is close. Your theories are maybe touching upon the larger piece of what [Jenner] said. ... One of [the theories] said part of the main thing that he said."
Kirkman previously revealed that the mystery will be solved during the second season. [TV Guide]
Here's the first part of the webisode "Of Mice and Men" to get you ready for season three.
Here's a promo for episode five, "Silent Kill."
This episode will feature the first major casualty for the main characters. [TV Line]
Here's a promo for episode 7, "Night School."
Additional reporting by Mandy Curtis and Charlie Jane Anders.