Hugh Jackman reveals The Wolverine isn't just going to Japan. Tons of details for Doctor Who, Eureka and Warehouse 13's various Christmas episodes. Find out about Mark Millar's next supervillain-centric movie. And what's ahead on Fringe and The Walking Dead?
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Thing.
Man of Steel
Here's a bunch of set photos of Henry Cavill and Amy Adams from the filming in Vancouver. Clark Kent appears to be keeping up his pattern of bizarre costumes, as he's now wearing an apron. The filming actually took place at the Cassidy Pub on the Trans-Canada Highway, which has led to some suggestions that Clark is working as a bartender, for reasons unknown. [Superhero Hype and JustJared via The Cineaste's Lament]
While the movie is still very much using Frank Miller's Japan-set run on Wolverine as its primary source material, Hugh Jackman has revealed that not all of the movie is set in Japan, though he didn't drop any hints about potential other locations. [MTV Splash Page]
Here's a video of a car crash from the Boston set. [/Film]
Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo discusses his upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar's as yet unpublished comic Supercrooks:
I'm involved in Supercrooks and Windows. Those are my next projects and it really depends on them what comes first. Those are two projects are in a really advanced situation. I didn't write them. The scripts are already made so I hope they happen. Supercrooks is not a superhero film. It's a supervillain film. Mark Millar explained to me that when you watch The Godfather, it's about criminals all the time. You don't get to see the cops in those films. It's always about the mafia. In this case it's the same. We're going to show only supervillains and not superheroes. Superheroes are in the background.
Did you get an early copy of the comic, since it's not published yet?
So far the comic book is being made. In fact, it's like what happened in Kick-Ass. The comic book was written at the same time the movie was made. The movie's an adaptation of the comic book because Mark Millar is the author of everything, but it's a tricky situation. It's more complex than it seems. It's not an explicit average adaptation.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Here's a pair of posters for the new Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law starring Sherlock Holmes movie. [FirstShowing.net]
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
20th Century Fox has set a release date for the sequel to Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Here's a brief description of the sequel:
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continues his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.
I'm not totally sure where this cast list for the Christmas Special comes from, so it might not be totally accurate - in particular, it's still unclear whether Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be in the special - but here's the list:
The Doctor – Matt Smith
Madge Arwell – Claire Skinner
Amy Pond - Karen Gillan
Rory Williams - Arthur Darvill
Reg Arwell (RAF Officer) - Alexander Armstrong
Cyril Arwell – TBA
Lily Arwell – TBA
Mysterious Harvester A - Arabella Weir
Mysterious Harvester B - Bill Bailey
I'd take this with some grains of salt until we hear something more official. [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Here are synopses for the two parts of the final story, "The Man Who Never Was":
Joseph Serf has launched his new SerfBoard, the must-have computer that no one can resist owning. Intrigued, Sarah Jane takes Luke and Sky to investigate what's so compelling about Serf and his business.
Clyde and Rani take a SerfBoard to pieces, suspecting alien technology may be the answer...
The truth behind Joseph Serf's company is out – alien Light Sculptors, slaves kept beneath his office building.
As Luke and Sky try to find a way to free them and get them home safely, Sarah Jane needs Clyde and Rani to come and help her – and get married along the way...
Blair Brown will return as Nina Sharp in this Friday's episode, and Anna Torv hints that Nina played an unexpected role in Olivia's life in this new timeline. [TV Line]
Here's a video in the "Where is Peter Bishop?" series, featuring John Noble and Joshua Jackson discussing what's going on with Peter. [Fringe Television]
Here are some set photos, featuring one of our first looks at Joshua Jackson back on location for the show. [Popsugar]
Jasika Nicole again hints at the wider implications of Peter's erasure from reality:
"It's not like Peter came into their lives and then everything after that is different from what we've seen. There are things that are different from even before then that you will discover in a future episode. [The events of "Jacksonville" is ] something that happened before Peter was around, but think about if Peter was never there, even that flashback episode we did last season, that never would've happened. The changes are in an even bigger arc than it seems initially."
Game of Thrones
Here's an interview with Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie. Among other things, she discusses her recent casting as Ygritte for the second season of Game of Thrones.
The Walking Dead
Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd discusses season two:
"Rick is going to question his abilities as both a leader and a father. Anyone who isn't just power mad, but wants to do right by his family and by the group that he's leading is going to wonder about his place in it. We're going to learn a lot about Rick and Lori's relationship from the past and given things that went on with Shane – we'll be defining their relationships a lot more clearly moving forward. One of the big dramatic sources of dramatic tension in the piece is obviously the love triangle at this point. Rick isn't aware of what happened, he was 'out of the picture,' presumed dead between Lori and Shane."
There's more at the link. [The Live Feed]
Here are two more promos for the second season.
Here's a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Here are four sneak peeks at next week's episode, "The Runaway."
And here's a bunch of promo photos. [SpoilerTV]
Executive producer Rene Echevarria teases everyone's favorite (and I use that term quite wrongly) part of the show, the love triangle between Josh Shannon, Skye, and Kara, Josh's girlfiend back in 2149:
"Josh promises Kara that he's going to do everything in his power to get her here, so one of the big questions is, is she going to be on that Pilgrimage? Is there going to be an unpleasant surprise coming through from the future? How does [Skye] compete with [the idea of Kara]?"
Here are some details for episode ten, "Chuck vs. the Kept Man":
In this episode, Team Bartowski (Team Carmichael?) are dealing with some truly scary individuals from the South. Rocky, a jovial psychopath, is an arms dealer who is pretty full of himself. St. Germain is another arms dealer, straight out of the Bayou, who the FBI have been trying to nab for years. One of these two rivals is the titular "kept man". I wouldn't want to be the one who has to face the torture specialist in the other's employ. *shudder*
Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode, "Defending Your Life."
Here's an introduction for the episode from executive producer Sera Gamble. [KSiteTV]
And some promo photos for this week's episode. [Daemon's TV]
Episode ten is reportedly called "Not Fade Away", and will reportedly feature a character called "Reaper" who is, you guessed it, the Grim Reaper. I do suppose it's too late for a crossover with the CW's other Reaper-related show? [SpoilerTV]
Episodes thirteen and fourteen are reportedly entitled "Knocked Up" and "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagerie." I'm guessing those episodes are going to have slightly different tones, though knowing Supernatural, I'm not actually sure which is the darker one. [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story
True Blood's Denis O'Hare discusses the duality of his character, Larry Harvey:
I think that's what draws me to it, and I think that's what makes the writing something more than just genre. I think the series, ultimately, is incredibly deep, in terms of psychology. Even in the pilot episode, we see Larry being a menacing, twisted, awful figure who then, during the scene with Dylan McDermott on the bench, becomes an object of pity who is absolutely a human character feeling incredible amounts of pain. That, to me, is fascinating.
Do you see Larry as someone who is evil, or do you think he's also trying to repent for what he's done?
To me, he's definitely not evil. Evil is such a simplistic way to describe any character, be it Iago or Caliban, or any character from history. What I'm attracted to is the fact that he, like everyone, is yearning to be loved, to be released, to be redeemed, and to be at peace. Each episode only adds more complications to it. I'm always getting so much information that is new.
Syfy has released descriptions for its three holiday specials for Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven, all of which will air on December 6. Remember, these are all standalone episodes that sit outside normal continuity, so they neatly sidestep dealing with any and all season-ending cliffhangers. Anyway, here's the description for Eureka's entry, the partially animated "Do You See What I See":
In Eureka's "Do You See What I See," the quaint town of geniuses is transformed into animated versions of themselves. Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) are secretly planning the perfect holiday surprise for their kids. But a mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of color crashes over Eureka, leaving the entire town and its inhabitants animated. Leading production and entertainment company Curious Pictures will produce the animation featured in the episode, which will be broken up into different styles including Anime, claymation, animation inspired by the Looney Tunes cartoons and modern cg. The episode features a stellar line up of guest stars lending their voices to a variety of characters, including Emmy Award-winner Jim Parsons, Edward James Olmos, Chris Parnell and Matt Frewer.
Here's a promo photo for the episode. They're apparently not running away from any potential comparisons to Community's animated Christmas episode...or the stop-motion in the It's Always Sunny with Philadelphia Christmas special, for that matter, though I can't quite imagine Always Sunny and Eureka existing in the same universe. Literally, I have trouble believing the same universe could produce such diametrically opposite shows, let alone the two sharing one fictional universe.
And here's one for Warehouse 13's episode, which is an It's a Wonderful Life riff with Pete filling the Jimmy Stewart role...not quite sure what to make of that, actually, but here's the description:
In Warehouse 13's "The Greatest Gift," Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) is hit in the head by an artifact and wakes up to a life where he was never born. Pete must hunt down and persuade the Warehouse team (none of whom recognize him) to go on this life or death mission with him to vanquish a long dead nemesis from the past to get everyone's lives back. This episode takes a page from It's a Wonderful Life and The Greatest Gift, which is the short story on which the iconic movie was based. As he did last year, showrunner Jack Kenny directed the holiday episode.
Again, here are some promo photos.
And finally, the description for Haven's first holiday episode:
In Haven's "Silent Night," Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) begins seeing Christmas decorations mysteriously popping up all over Haven in the middle of July yet nobody else, including Nathan (Lucas Bryant), seem to feel anything is unusual. Yet, when Haven residents start disappearing into thin air, Audrey convinces Nathan they must find a way to stop it.
And, once more with feeling, some promo photos. [multipleverses.com]
Syfy has reportedly renewed the show for a third season of thirteen episodes. [Variety]
Here are some new cast photos for the show's upcoming January premiere on Syfy. [multipleverses.com]
For some reason, Syfy has released a short novel describing this week's episode, "Uprising." Take a deep breath before reading this one:
As Hollow Earth Abnormals continue to arrive at the surface in droves, Will (ROBIN DUNNE), Henry (RYAN ROBBINS), Kate (AGAM DARSHI) and Bigfoot (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) scramble to prevent all-out war with the Lotus Security Forces. All the while, they are worrying about the whereabouts and safety of Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) who was last seen heading to Praxis just before the city was destroyed.
Reports continue to flood in of Hollow Earth Abnormals arriving at the surface in droves. With the Lotus Security Forces and government officials taking aggressive action in the name of "defense" Will (ROBIN DUNNE) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) attempt to reason with General Villanova (TOM McBEATH) and the U.N.'s Dr. Lee (FRANCOISE YIP). But their pleas for more time and negotiation fall on deaf ears.
At the same time, Henry and Will receive a video message from Declan (ROBERT LAWRENSON), showing the devastating decimation of Praxis…where both Magnus and Druitt were last seen. Fearing the worst, they must re-focus on the task at hand and hope that Magnus found a way out before the city was destroyed, unaware that she in fact slipped through the event horizon to the year 1898.
Inside the camp, chaos is growing. Bigfoot (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL) and Kate (AGAM DARSHI) have escaped the hostage holding area, but as the camp learns of Thelo's death, a mob mentality starts to rise, escalating the anger and confusion. Garris (DAVID MILCHARD) is conflicted. His people are now looking to him as their new leader in light of Thelo's demise– a position he was not prepared for. With suspicions and accusations flying without reserve, he must figure out who he can trust before he loses all control and the camp becomes a complete war zone.
Will and Henry decide that one of them needs to go back into the camp to help from inside. Henry gears up to go leaving Will to handle the increasing tensions between the Sanctuary and military forces. Shut out from Magnus' list of contacts, Will calls the one person who might be able to help him get FBI intel from the source…Abby (PASCALE HUTTON). Together they try to piece together enough information to figure out where Villanova is going to strike next in an attempt to divert a catastrophic attack on the Abnormals.
With Henry, Kate and Biggie desperately working to keep things calm inside the camp, and Will and Abby scrambling for information at the Sanctuary, the team races to prevent an all out war between humans and Hollow Earth Abnormals.
They also put out somewhat more manageable synopses for episodes three and four. Here's one for the third episode, "Untouchable":
With a government inspector threatening to cut off the Sanctuary's funding, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) must explain a mission gone wrong. Meanwhile, Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) has a surprise visitor with some shocking news.
The Sanctuary is facing a detailed inspection by U.N. official Greg Addison (BRIAN MARKINSON). In the wake of the barely-averted Abnormal uprising, world governments are demanding accountability from Helen Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING), who's used to operating independently and in secret. The Sanctuary team rushes to make their facility and databases secure before the inspectors arrive. Magnus and Will (ROBIN DUNNE) are called on the carpet to answer for what went wrong on their recent mission to Jakarta to retrieve a Crixorum, a dangerous Abnormal with psychic powers. Addison warns them that if they don't start cooperating, he has the power to cut off the Sanctuary's funding and shut down the whole network. When he catches them lying to him, things turn hostile and Addison tries to turn Will against Magnus to "save" the Sanctuary.
Meanwhile, Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) gets a visit from his girlfriend Erika (PAULINE EGAN), who has an unforeseen problem she needs help with. And it could change both their lives.
And the same for episode four, "Moonsoon":
Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) flies to a remote island in Africa to meet with the Sanctuary's new top secret financial advisor, but lands herself in the middle of a deadly hostage situation.
Now cut off from government aid and military protection, the new "rogue" Sanctuary must fend for itself for even the simple staples of heat, taxes and ample electricity. To keep the Sanctuary network running, Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) flies to a remote island in Africa to meet with a new top secret financial advisor.
But before the meeting can take place, Magnus finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time…and in the middle of a dangerous hostage taking. Demanding money and back account numbers, these guys mean business. But so does Magnus.
At the Sanctuary, Will (ROBIN DUNNE) and Henry (RYAN ROBBINS) are holding down the fort. Will plans a romantic celebratory dinner for Abby's (PASCALE HUTTON) promotion to Special Agent. But in the middle of their soiree, both their phones start ringing…work beckons. Henry reports in that an Abnormal has escaped due to a shipping container mix up. There's no time to waste as Henry and Will are called into action to find the missing creature before someone gets a shocking surprise in the form of a four-legged, burger-eating Steno.
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a sneak peek for tonight's episode, "The Reckoning."
And here's a preview for the episode from executive producer Julie Pec.
Finally, some promo photos. [Daemon's TV]
The Secret Circle
Here's a sneak peek at tonight's episode, "Slither."
Also, the CW has reportedly given a full season order for the show, bring the first season up to a total of 22 episodes. [Deadline]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.