Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach has a plan for giving Venom his own movie. True Blood's Tara discusses her new existence. What secrets does the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack hold? Plus updates on Ghostbusters 3 and Indiana Jones 5.
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Dark Knight Rises.
The Dark Knight Rises
Here's a new promo:
Composer Hans Zimmer has also posted the official track list for the movie's soundtrack. I'm going to go ahead and say there are some vague hints about plot details here, though none of it seems particularly out of line with what we've already seen in the trailers:
01. A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
02. On Thin Ice (2:55)
03. Gotham's Reckoning (4:08)
04. Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
05. Underground Army (3:12)
06. Born In Darkness (1:57)
07. The Fire Rises (5:33)
08. Nothing Out There (2:51)
09. Despair (3:14)
10. Fear Will Find You (3:08)
11. Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
12. Death By Exile (0:23)
13. Imagine The Fire (7:25)
14. Necessary Evil (3:16)
15. Rise (7:11)
The Amazing Spider-Man
Here's three new TV spots in one big video. [Coming Soon]
And here's a featurette focusing on the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, as played by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. [Coming Soon]
Iron Man 3
Some set photos have surfaced, showing most of the main cast, including our first look at Guy Pearce as the movie's villain. There isn't much going on in these photos, admittedly, but it's good to see confirmation that Pearce and returning costars Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau — who's back as Happy Hogan, even though he's no longer directing — have arrived on set. [Pop Sugar and Nuke the Fridge]
Those early rumors of Chuck star Zachary Levi taking over for Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas as the Warriors Three member Fandral have picked up steam, and Levi is reportedly expected to be offered the role in the near future. [Heat Vision]
Oscar-winner and all-around incredible actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games sequel. In the books, Plutarch has a small role as the Head Gamemaker, but it's entirely possible his role would be expanded in the movie, much as Wes Bently's Seneca Crane had a bigger role in the movie. Of course, this all assumes Hoffman will end up taking the part, which is far from certain. [Cinema Blend]
The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matthew Tolmach offers some hints about the Venom spin-off movie, to which Chronicle director Josh Trank is very loosely attached. Anyway, here's Tolmach's take on the project:
"It's an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock's story. But again, pseudo-science is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie. He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired. The whole essence to us for the Marvel characters is stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun. Look for the worlds to make sense with one another."
Tolmach also suggested it was entirely possible that the Venom movie could ultimately be merged with the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies, and he even said it was conceivable that Sony and Disney could work something out for a cross-over between Spider-Man and the Avengers. That last bit sounds more like a pipe dream, but then I'm still kind of skeptical even a Venom movie is ever going to end up happening. [Coming Soon]
Here's a poster. [Jo Blo]
During an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Bill Murray tackled the question of another Ghostbusters sequel, this time being slightly more diplomatic than usual:
"Well, that's all that they wanted to know at Cannes, too. You know, you just gotta have a really good script. It's hard. Even the second ‘Ghostbusters' wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel. It's gotta be really funny, and that first one was just so darn funny...Well, I think we'll try again. I always drag my feet on it."
You can also watch the full interview below. The Ghostbusters stuff starts at the 2:00 mark. [/Film]
Indiana Jones 5
Speaking of sequels that are probably way better ideas in theory than in practice, George Lucas says the fifth Indiana Jones movie won't necessarily happen anytime soon:
"I'm working on a script for those guys, but they have to approve it. It took me 14 years to get 'em to do Indiana 4. Harrison [Ford] wanted this and Steven [Spielberg] wanted that. In the beginning, it was easy. I said, 'This is the script, we're shooting it, let's go to work.' Now they're all superstars."
The Great Wall
Glory and The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick's latest movie has reportedly been pushed back from this fall to next spring. Here's the rather intriguing-sounding premise devised by Max Brooks and Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull:
Set in 15th century China, The Great Wall is about British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall. As night falls, the warriors realize that the haste in building the wall isn't just to keep out the Mongols - there is something inhuman and more dangerous.
The film is set to star Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Benjamin Walker, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi, although it's possible the cast might change now that filming has been pushed back due to weather concerns in the planned filming locations in China and New Zealand. [Deadline]
Here's another official set photo of Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor and his new companion, who is possibly called Clara. [BBC]
Here's a pair of promos for this Sunday's episode, "Authority Always Wins."
And here's a trailer for the coming weeks.
Russell Edgington actor Denis O'Hare discusses what's ahead:
"In Episode 7, we have a really freaky scene where you see vampires behaving in ways they don't normally behave. It leads into Episode 8, which Stephen Moyer [Bill] directed. It's an acid trip in the Vampire Authority world that Stephen's responsible for creating. It is creepy, trippy, funny, bizarre, beautiful and mind-boggling."
Rutina Wesley discusses the fallout of Tara becoming a vampire:
It's fun being feral, as they call it. [Laughs] She's only been a vampire for a minute, and what transpires when she comes out of the grave is the most chaotic crazy thing; she doesn't know what to do. And the most important thing is the relationship between her and Sookie and her and Lafayette and how all of that plays out... The relationships will never be the same. It's definitely a game-changer on many levels.
There's tons more at the link. [TV Line]
The third episode of season two is reportedly called "Into the Woods." [SpoilerTV]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Here's a trailer for season five. For more on what to expect, check out the link. [EW]
Here's the synopsis for episode four, "Matter of Time":
A scientist who is working on developing a source of clean energy is found murdered. The list of suspects leads Kiera on a journey that takes her to a precarious place – deciding between the right thing to do and the preservation of the future.
Costar Tony Amendola discusses his character, Edouard Kagame:
"My character is the intellectual and spiritual leader of this movement called Liberate, which is a rebellion of a corporate takeover of the government. As always, the dilemma is when is killing justified or is there ever any justification to killing. Without getting into spoiler territory, some of the things Kagame does are quite extreme, and yet there is a sort of logic to it and a sense of trying to create, because I also see him as an architect or visionary for a better society. In many ways my character is all about social change, and the thing is that I, Tony, can't picture Kagame as an evil man, nor do I think he's an evil man. However, given some of the things he does, he's quite violent and operates from his own world or morality."
Star Tyler Posey offers this tease for an upcoming episode:
"At the very end of the fifth episode, you find out something scary about this new creature - who it is and why it is. It has a lot more strength and importance than anyone thinks. It is just hell for us. There is someone in a suit. But there is also some CGI involved. It actually scared me. This is something mythical and legendary you have never seen before."
Additional reporting by Ben Vrignon and Charlie Jane Anders.