Joss Whedon reveals his unexpected plans for the Avengers sequel!

Tons more spoilers have been revealed about Doctor Who's trip to Spain. Check out new videos for The Hunger Games and Lock-Out. Fringe casts a potentially crucial new role. Plus Misha Collins reveals what to expect from his Supernatural return!

It's spoilers all the way down!

Top image from Doctor Who.

The Avengers 2

Joss Whedon pretty much ripped the space-time continuum asunder by suggesting that, should he be invited back to make the sequel, his first instinct would be to make the next movie smaller, not bigger. He said he would follow up the first movie

"By not trying to [top it]. By being smaller. More personal, more painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself. I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight — and ultimately, what makes them awesome. I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches."

[Digital Spy]


The Dark Knight Rises

Joss Whedon reveals his unexpected plans for the Avengers sequel!

Here's a promo image of Christian Bale in the new, slightly modified version of the Batsuit, which for some reason appears to have him floating over a blue screen. [Cinema Blend]


The Hunger Games

Here's a new TV spot. [Coming Soon]


Prometheus

20th Century Fox and IMAX have announced that the movie will be digitally remastered into IMAX 3D. [ShockTillYouDrop]


Lock-Out

Here's a sneak peek clip from the movie in which (deep breath) a wrongly convicted ex-government agent played by Memento's Guy Pearce must save the President's daughter played by Lost's Maggie Grace from rioting convicts at an outer space prison. [Coming Soon]


Cabin in the Woods

Dollhouse's Fran Kranz discusses what to expect from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's long-delayed horror movie, in which he stars alongside Thor's Chris Hemsworth:

Honestly, I'm a horror film fan, and it's a crazy movie. I think you could pitch it as the ultimate horror film. It goes in such a crazy direction that's unexpected. When I read it, it's not like some Best Picture typical kind of movie, great drama. When I read it, I thought it was one of the best scripts I've ever read."

[MTV Movies Blog]


Journey 3

Both Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Josh Hutcherson are reportedly likely to return for the recently announced sequel to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, although it's unclear if negotiations have actually started. [The Wrap]


Maleficient

Super 8 actress Elle Fanning is reportedly in talks to play the Sleeping Beauty role alongside Angelina Jolie's evil queen in this upcoming fairy tale movie. [Twitch]


Doctor Who

According to his agent, Waking the Dead and Downton Abbey actor Dominic Kemp will appear in a series seven episode as a character called Kahler-Mas. That's likely related to Adrian Scarborough's already announced turn as Kahler Jax - and probably means we're look at some inconsistent hyphenation in their respective names, though I suppose that's not that important. Both are set to appear in the third episode, which is the Western written by Being Human creator and "Vampires in Venice" writer Toby Whithouse. That episode is filming in Spain and also guest stars Farscape star Ben Browder and Rob Cavazos in unknown role.

According to an inside source, this episode "will feature a half-human half-robot Terminator-style beast which patrols a Victorian-era Western town", which is at least partially confirmed by the photos of a cyborg below. Anyway, one might guess that Kahler Jax and Kahler-Mas are, what with their not particularly human-sounding names and all, the builders of this strange cyborg. Also, calling a Wild West setting "Victorian-era" strikes me as wrong on a number of levels, but that's the Brits for you, I guess. Anyway, filming for the western episode has kicked off in Spain, specifically in Europe's only desert in the Oasys Parque Temático del Desierto de Tabernas of the country's Almeria region.

In other news, the second block of filming will reportedly be directed Nick Hurran, who previously directed last series's "The Girl Who Waited" and "The God Complex." And here's a quote from executive producer Claire Skinner on Steven Moffat's opening episode:

"Once I'm finally on the plane into Heathrow I re-read Steven's scary, thrill-ride of an opening episode. There I am, gasping and laughing away to myself, and kinda wishing planes had sofas — because if there'd been a sofa on this one, I would've hidden behind it."

[Doctor Who News Page]

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And here are some set photos from the filming in Spain, which includes everyone's two favorite things: shirtless cyborgs and Matt Smith on a horse. [SpoilerTV]


Fringe

Australian Georgina Haig, whose previous credits include The Elephant Princess and Underbelly, has reportedly been cast as Etta, an agent who debuts alongside her partner — played by Lost's Henry Ian Cusick — in episode nineteen. It's a recurring role with reportedly some long-term potential, assuming the show itself still has long-term potential, of course. It's still unclear which universe her character is from, as she's been described both as "an alternate universe agent" and an FBI agent, and the FBI doesn't exist in the other universe. [TV Line]

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Executive producer Joel Wyman revealed over Twitter that Nick Lane is likely to make a return appearance. He also shared these three photos from episode fifteen, "A Short Story About Love", which kicks off the season's final eight episodes on March 23. [Fringe Spoilers]


The Walking Dead

Andrea actress Laurie Holden explains how her character deals with Dale's death:

Obviously the death of Dale is very hard on Andrea as it is on Glen (Steven Yeun) more than anybody else in the group. There's a lot of guilt and a lot of regret. She wasn't particularly easy on him for quite some time and Andrea wasn't in a very good head space. When Dale passes, every mov e that Andrea makes from that point forward is about honoring Dale, and that means being a leader, having a stronger moral compass, being compassionate and really lending her hand more so than she would have before. I remember distinctly for the rest of the season, every single thing that I did before every scene, I thought, "Andrea, you must honor Dale." And if there was ever a caption to describe Andrea's head space, that's it.

There's more at the link, including Holden's explanation for why Andrea continues to trust Shane despite the fact that he's Shane, for goodness sake. [TV Guide]


True Blood

Here's a teaser trailer for season five.

Here's a casting call for the seventh episode of season five that serves as the clearest possible reminder of what True Blood is ultimately all about:

[LIL] Female, early to late 20s. She's supermodel beautiful. Strong and ethereal. No lines in the first episode. Recurring. FULL FRONTAL NUDITY REQUIRED

[SpoilerTV]


Awake

Joss Whedon reveals his unexpected plans for the Avengers sequel!

Here's another character poster.


Once Upon a Time

Here are three sneak peeks for this Sunday's episode, "Red Handed." [TV Line]



Episode twenty will reportedly be called "The Stranger", which is set to air April 22. [SpoilerTV]

Executive producer Edward Kitsis says that the March 25 episode, "Hat Trick", which guest stars Captain America's Sebastian Stan as the Mad Hatter (and Roger Daltrey as a talking caterpillar!), will be far more than just an Alice in Wonderland homage:

"[It] is quite a big one for Emma. She comes into contact with a new character in Storybrooke who starts her onto a bit of a different journey. And by the end of the season, we will get Emma to a place where she has to make some decisions about her future."

Kitsis also raises this question about whether the Stranger's feelings for Emma are genuine:

"He seems to be operating on an agenda, so the interesting thing is to ask is whether those feelings are real or not."

He also confirms that the Stranger added pages to Henry's book "for a very, very specific reason." [TV Line]


Grimm

Here's a sneak peek at tonight's episode, "Plumed Serpent."

The upcoming episode that features a Grimm spin on Cinderella and Prince Charming will also reportedly feature a Fairy Godfather named Spencer, described as "a polished and upscale man who has always looked after Lucinda, a gorgeous Cinderella-type girl, ever since her father passed away at a young age." The episode will also feature a male bat-like creature called a Murceilgo, which presumably ties in with the fact that this version of Cinderella has wings. [E! Online]


Touch

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Here are some promo photos for the second episode, "1+1=3", which airs March 22. [SpoilerTV]


666 Park Avenue

The Finder costar Mercedes Masohn and One Tree Hill actor Robert Buckley have reportedly been cast as a married couple — specifically, a stylish photographer named Louise and a playwright named Brian — in ABC's pilot about a New York City apartment building where supernatural things happen. Lost's own Terry O'Quinn is set to play the building's owner, while Dave Annable and Rachel Taylor are playing the Midwestern couple hired to manage the building. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Supernatural

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Here are some promo photos for next week's episode, "Out with the Old." There's more info on the episode at the link. [Zap2It]

Misha Collins confirms that when he returns in the March 23 episode, it will be as Castiel and not a Leviathan-possessed version of the character, although he does say that the character has changed since we've last seen him. Collins adds:

"Dean is definitely looking to lean on the character for help. There's a kind of big experience that is being kicked off at the end of my first episode. Cas is going to go through yet another transformation and on to another kind of struggle and journey. Once again, he'll be put through the wringer."

He also suggests that he might well be back for a potential season eight, regardless of whether he survives the rest of this season or not:

"There's no reason why it couldn't happen. I have been resurrected from the dead around four times. So no amount of death or destruction seems to be insurmountable in the Supernatural universe."

[TV Guide]


Being Human (UK)

Here's the official description for the eighth episode and fourth series finale, "The War Child", which airs March 25:

The Old Ones have arrived and are intent on taking over the world by force. Cutler has other plans, but when they go awry he plots revenge on his own kind. Annie is upset as she realises she has been tasked with making the most difficult decision in order to save the world. Tom and Hal have their own plan to destroy the vampires, but when vampire leader Mr. Snow visits Hal, he demonstrates the power he holds over our hero.

[SpoilerTV]


The Vampire Diaries

Here's the official description for episode eighteen, "The Murder of One", which is set to air March 29:

SAVIOR OF THE CURSED AND THE DAMNED - Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) focus a new project that will bring them closer to destroying Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and they quickly bring Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola) and Matt (Zach Roerig) in on the plan. After Klaus threatens someone close to Bonnie (Kat Graham), she has no choice but to work on the spell he needs. Meanwhile, Klaus and Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) find the perfect motivator to convince Finn (guest star Caspar Zafer) to cooperate with them, but Rebekah is more interested in her own brutal plan to take revenge on Damon. Stefan's emotional turmoil leads him to a dangerous confrontation with Klaus and, later, to a heartbreaking moment with Elena.

[KSiteTV]


The Secret Circle

Here's the official description for March 29's eighteenth episode, "Sacrifice":

A WITCH HUNTER TRACKS DOWN A MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE WITH A MESSAGE FOR BLACKWELL - Jake (Chris Zylka) gets a surprise visit from an old acquaintance named Samuel (guest star Chad Rook), a witch hunter, who has a message for Blackwell (guest star Joe Lando) about Eben's (guest star Sammi Rotibi) surprising next move. Cassie (Britt Robertson) intervenes, forces Samuel to reveal his news and is stunned to find out what Eben is trying to resurrect. Meanwhile, Diana (Shelley Hennig) is frustrated that keeping the secrets of who they are is building a barrier between her and Grant (guest star Tim Phillipps). Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) and Melissa agree to help out Adam (Thomas Dekker) at the Boathouse and in return get him to help them use their magic to enhance their love life.

[KSiteTV]

Next Thursday's episode will reportedly feature somebody dying. [E! Online]


Primeval: New World

The American-Canadian remake of the British sci-fi show, which still doesn't have a network lined up to distribute it, has filled out its cast with a whole bunch of vaguely recognizable faces from basic cable genre shows. The two leads will be Niall Matter, best known as Zane Donovan on Eureka, and The Vampire Diaries actress Sara Canning. Joining them will be Sanctuary's Miranda Frigon, and Supernatural's Geoff Gustafson, plus Eastenders actor Danny Rahim and original show star Andrew Lee-Potts, who will guest star as Connor Temple in a handful of episodes. [Gate World and TV Equals]


Additional reporting by Jennifer Griffith-Delgado and Charlie Jane Anders.