Zachary Quinto has a totally off-the-wall speculation about what could happen in the next Star Trek. In the True Blood season finale, Sookie steps up at last. Plus, massive set footage shows the havocWorld War Z will wreak on Philly.
Star Trek 2
This is probably just an actor's speculation, but Zachary Quinto hints that one of the main events of the first film could be undone in the sequel:
I imagine we're going to pick up right where we left off, but it could be a completely different timeline. They've basically now created a device that allows them to go anywhere with it. I mean, we could be in a parallel universe, we could be in a parallel time. That's the joy of science-fiction. Vulcan could be back.
Or, you know, not. [ITN]
Chris Hemsworth may very well have confirmed that Captain America will, in fact, be leading the Avengers. Comic Book Movie points out a nearly inaudible exchange in this video. The interview asks, "Chris was the leader and you guys follow him?" and Hemsworth replies: "He's the boss, yeah. Yeah." Now, it may just be that Evans is the ringleader among the cast, but it seems more likely that he's actually the team's leader. [Comic Book Movie]
Separately, Loki actor Tom Hiddleston told Access Hollywood that the recent Cleveland filming has been about "Manhattan being destroyed by Loki's army. I'm not allowed to be specific about how that army is made up, but that's the battle for Manhattan. […] Yeah, that's me. I'm blowing up the city and the Avengers are trying to stop me." [Access Hollywood via Screenrant]
The Dark Knight Rises
Pittsburgh filming wraps with this giant newspaper thank-you from Nolan and the producers. Plus, three more high-quality set videos. [Coming Soon]
Man of Steel
Based on yesterday's set photos, Slash Film is speculating that Michael Shannon will wear a motion-capture costume for the role of General Zod. [Slash Film]
World War Z
Two mayhem-filled set videos offer a glimpse at the havoc Zack will be wreaking.
[Shock Til You Drop]
Eagle-eyed tipster Conor sends us quite a batch of set pictures, as well, reporting that much of Glasgow's George Square has been turned into Philadelphia for the shooting.
The novel (which Bradbury calls one of his favorites) has been optioned and Rodion Nahepetov has been selected (by Bradbury himself) as screenwriter. [Film School Rejects]
Not only is the project alive and well, the Latino Review reports that three big-name actresses are attached to star: Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale and Sofia Vergara. No confirmation as of yet, but it's certainly an exciting prospect. [Latino Review]
The adaptation of Milton's epic has its Angel of Death: Djimon Hounsou. [Coming Soon]
The adaptation of David Mitchell's amazing, wonderful, gorgeous novel will begin filming next month. Sadly, the budget will be greatly reduced from the $100 million number bandied about initially. [MTV]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
As per a Twitter announcement from The Rock, Bruce Willis is officially joining the cast. [IGN]
A couple of hints about the film: It's set in the 10th century, and the "demon bear" character's named Mordu. [Slash Film]
Shark Night 3D
For the shark-obsessed among you, we have 3 new shark-infested clips:
Plus more are available over at Coming Soon, if you just can't get enough screaming college kids. [Coming Soon ]
ABC has picked up a modern-day retelling of Jekyll and Hyde:
it follows a man named Grant Hyde who, after experimenting with a drug to improve his vision, turns into something else after he falls asleep.
Sheldon Turner (of both Up in the Air and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Jennifer Klein are writing. [Shock Til You Drop]
Caleb Landry Jones (AKA Banshee in X-Men: First Class) is joining this vampire pic with Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as the male lead. The synopsis:
The actresses play a "mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town revealing their secret to the town. Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saorsie Ronan's character to struggle with her own immortality."
A few more teasers for "Let's Kill Hitler" suggest we'll get a bit more about River's romantic past with the Doctor. Plus, is it just me or does that hint of dialogue sound a bit childlike?
There's a new traveller aboard the TARDIS.
"You don't know about the Doctor, 'cos you're stupid."
Our Time Lord hero's snazzy new coat makes its debut in this episode.
An extremely unpleasant-looking Hitler is the cover boy for this month's Doctor Who Magazine. [Planet Gallifrey]
This radio trailer isn't terribly revealing, but it does offer some bits and bobs.
And here are three new photos. [Blogtor Who]
Episode 13 will be called "The Wedding of River Song" and will feature the lines: "I don't want to marry you" and "I don't want to murder you." Also, Simon Callow (who appeared way back in season one as Charles Dickens) will guest. [ComBom]
Steven Moffat makes some promises for this fall's episodes:
Answers will be given. We're not playing at really being Lost. You will know what's really going on on that beach, you will know the truth about River Song, which you don't know yet…It's pretty much answer, answer, answer in a way...But by the end of episode 13, new things will have begun...The great thing about the River Song conundrum is that every time you get an answer, it makes you ask another question.
He also insists that the show will have the regular number of episodes in 2012, but the season will just start later. He describes Amy Pond as "bad girl in the TARDIS" and says he introduced her with the possibility that she could be River's mother, but it wasn't a sure thing at the time. [The Daily Beast]
Torchwood: Miracle Day
[gallery 5833409] New promo pictures for episode eight show guest star John de Lancie. [Blogtor Who]
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones will be shooting in both Croatia and Iceland for season two. As we learned yesterday, Croatia will stand in for King's Landing; Iceland will serve as the lands north of the Wall. [Spoiler TV]
The first nine episodes of season seven will be titled:
"Meet the New Boss"
"Hello, Cruel World"
"The Girl Next Door"
"Defending Your Life"
"Shut Up, Dr. Phil"
"All in the Family"
"Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!"
Looks like we're in for a whole lot of meta. [KSiteTV]
We've got a few set pictures from episode seven, "The Tides That Bind." [SpoilerTV]
The Secret Circle
Guy Bee (Supernatural; Veronica Mars) will direct episode six. [KSiteTV]
Spoiler TV has a clip from the pilot, in which two members of the Undead Task Force deal with an elevator full of zombies. [Spoiler TV]
Spoiler TV has a behind-the-scenes video with Ksenia Solo explaining where season two is going. "Expect the unexpected," apparently. [SpoilerTV]
This promo for episode ten, "Burning Down the House," features lots of yelling, fighting, and a glimpse of pickup-truck sexytimes.
But best of all, HBO has released spoileriffic summaries for the final two episodes of the season. Sounds like Sookie's fae abilities will play a major role in the conflict between the vampires and Wiccans, and there's going to be undead shenanigans on Samhain:
"Soul of Fire": As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie (Anna Paquin) summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie (Fiona Shaw) from bewitching Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) into a suicide march, while Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Marnie/Antonia and break the witch's deadly defenses. Sam (Sam Trammell) settles a score with Marcus (Dan Buran); Alcide (Joe Manganiello) confronts Debbie (Brit Morgan) about her allegiances; Andy (Chris Bauer) finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is consumed by the past.
"And When I Die": It's Samhain, Wicca's greatest holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie valuable allies to combat Marnie's newest incarnation. Lafayette's latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds confession good for the soul, but not the body; Alcide makes a heartfelt appeal to the woman he loves; Terry (Todd Lowe) receives an unexpected visitor at Merlotte's; Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar) envision a storybook ending, for once; Nan (Jessica Tuck) wears out her welcome with Bill and Eric. Debbie confronts Sookie and Tara (Rutina Wesley) with deadly consequences, and the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.
Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Gordon Jackson.