Director Andrew Stanton reveals what it'll take for there to be a John Carter sequel. Check out a bunch of new sneak peeks for The Adventures of Tintin. Aaron Eckhart is Frankenstein. Plus Robert Kirkman talks Walking Dead season two!
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Top image from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
Avatar 2 and 3
James Cameron drops some pretty big hints about how Sigourney Weaver will return for the sequel, her character's death notwithstanding:
Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her. She's there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don't know, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions. And I've already said way too much about Avatar 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!
Okay, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't like what they did to Ripley when she died.
Okay, here's the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you're never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there's always time travel!
He also suggests that he'll be spending the next "five years" working on the Avatar sequels. [Vulture]
The Dark Knight Rises
In a New Yorker profile of director Andrew Stanton, he reveals the movie will likely have to make about $700 million in order to get a sequel. That would make it one of the fifty highest grossing movies of all time, although several recent films have hit that mark, including several Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean films, Inception and The Dark Knight, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and - somewhat surprisingly - Roland Emmerich's 2012. Stanton himself has reached that mark once before, with his Pixar film Finding Nemo. [New York Magazine]
Here's an interview with star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Aaron Eckhart has signed on to star as Adam Frankenstein in one of the ten or so riffs on Mary Shelley's classic novel currently in production. Here's a brief plot synopsis:
I, Frankenstein is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein's creature, Adam, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
Stuart Beattie, who wrote 30 Days of Night and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, is both writer and director on the project. [ComingSoon.net]
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Here's a trailer for the first part of the final story, "The Man Who Never Was." [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
Here's a pair of promos and a pair of sneak peeks for this week's episode four, "Subject 9." [Fringe Television]
Here's the description for episode five, "Novation":
SOME THINGS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE TAMPERED WITH ON AN ALL-NEW "FRINGE" FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, ON FOX - In the aftermath of recent shocking events, things really escalate when the translucent shapeshifters return. As the threat and circumstances intensify, a former Massive Dynamic scientist Malcolm Truss (guest star Arye Gross) enters the fold. Meanwhile, Nina Sharp pays Walter a visit in the lab.
And here's a bunch of promo photos for the episode. [KSiteTV]
Here's a set video from the current filming. You can check out a translated set report at the link. [Fringefilia]
And here's an interview with Anna Torv on Regis & Kelly, which features some footage from the next episode, "Subject 9."
John Noble says a particular favorite of his is the upcoming episode in which Walter finally leaves the lab:
"I love that episode. The episode where he does go out is to prove a point. It's to say, ‘Look, I'm all right' - whether he is or not, you'll have to wait and see."
You can hear more from Noble at the link, which features an exclusive video interview. [EW]
Here's another entry in Fox's "Science of Fringe " series. [Fringe Television]
Game of Thrones
HBO has announced the series will return in April 2012. [/Film]
The Walking Dead
Robert Kirkman talks up season two:
One of the things I'm really excited about is this change of scenery that we're doing in this season. The first season was largely this metropolitan, Atlanta setting where they're going through desolated streets and exploring the city. For the second season, we're definitely going to be moving out of Atlanta right from the get-go, and moving more into the rural areas of Georgia, where it's going to be out in the woods, in open fields, and it's going to be creepier and darker; there's danger around in every corner. I'm just really excited about that shift in the series, and that's what I think is going to make season two that much cooler. There's just all kinds of twists and turns and cool stuff in store for season two.
Here's a big collection of images from the season two premiere, "Miles Behind Us." [multipleverses.com]
Here's a sneak peek for the next episode, "The Runaway." [Terra Nova TV]
Here's an interview with executive producers Rene Echevarria and Brannon Braga. [Hitfix]
Fox has set the show's season one finale for December 19, with a two-hour episode to wrap up the season. [EW]
Speaking of which, here are some photos tweeted by episode director Jon Cassar from the filming of the finale. You can check out the link for some additional analysis. [Terra Nova TV]
Here are some promo photos for the season premiere, "Chuck vs. the Zoom." [SpoilerTV]
And here's one for the second episode, "Chuck vs. the Bandit." [multipleverses.com]
Child actress Rachel Eggleston will reportedly play the part of Molly in the eighth episode, "Chuck vs. the Baby." [SpoilerTV]
Here are two lengthy preview videos, as well as a short promo.
Here are some cast photos. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a sneak peek for the next episode, "Defending Your Life."
Here are some promo photos for the upcoming episode, "Shut Up, Dr. Phil", featuring a reunion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters. [KSiteTV]
American Horror Story
Here are some promo photos for episode two, "Home Invasion." [SpoilerTV]
And here's a season one cast poster. [SpoilerTV]
Being Human (US)
Here's a description for the season two premiere, "Turn This Monster Out":
Aidan tries to steer a leaderless Boston while resisting his deadlier vampire instincts, as he finds himself tempted and tormented by a figure from his past. Sally must face the consequences of missing her door, while figuring out how to navigate life on earth as a ghost. Josh searches for a cure for his condition while struggling to maintain his relationship with Nora and, like the rest of his roommates, trying to build a future for himself beyond simply being a monster.
Here's Syfy's description of season two:
Being human: nobody ever said it was easy. But when you're a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, like the three twenty-something roommates of Being Human, it may be completely impossible. The second season of Being Human picks up where the explosive season finale left off as Aidan, Sally and Josh continue to struggle with their supernatural double lives. Guest stars this season include Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) as Suren and Kyle Schmid (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants).
And here's two promos for season two. [Daemon's TV]
Here's a sneak peek for episode two, "War Will be Waged." [multipleverses.com]
The Vampire Diaries
The Secret Circle
Here's a promo for episode five, "Slither." [KSiteTV]
Additional reporting by Natalie Baaklini and Charlie Jane Anders.