Big Casting Updates for Spielberg's Robopocaypse, Thor: The Dark World, and More!

Benedict Cumberbatch promises you'll care about the characters in Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out tons of behind-the-scenes Looper footage. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a pessimistic Terminator 5 update. Plus Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Warehouse 13 and more!

Spoilers from here on out!

Top image from Star Trek Into Darkness.

Thor: The Dark World

Richard Brake, who played Joe Chill in Batman Begins, has reportedly been cast as a captain in the Einherjar, an elite team of warriors who fight alongside Thor. Clive Russell, who will play the Blackfish on the next season of Game of Thrones, will reportedly play Thor's older brother Tyr, the Asgardian god of war. [Deadline]


Star Trek Into Darkness

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the movie's still unconfirmed villain, speaks in unsurprisingly generic terms about the movie:

It was an amazing experience ... I was bound to say that, but it genuinely was. It was just extraordinary. He's a wonderful human being to be around, J.J. [Abrams] — on every level, as a dad, as a friend, as a director, as a musician ... He's a polymath, he's a really talented human being. And he has time for everyone and it's all done with a really genuine interest in the story. So for all the bangs for your buck that you're gonna get with the film — which there are going to be aplenty — you have an investment, you care about what's happening to these characters, so it was really exciting.

[The Huffington Post]


Looper

Here's a bunch of behind-the-scenes footage. [/Film]



Robocop

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Here's a bunch of set photos for Jose Padilha's reboot, which stars The Killing's Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, and a bunch more random awesome character actors. [Coming Soon and Bleeding Cool]

Speaking of the cast, Dexter actress Aimee Garcia will reportedly play a scientist who assists Gary Oldman in creating Robocop. [Heat Vision]


Robopocalypse

So far, Thor star Chris Hemsworth is the only name attached to Steven Spielberg's movie about, well, a robotic apocalypse. Now we can add Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway to the mix, who reportedly is in negotiations to play the female lead alongside Hemsworth. Also, recently departed 20th Century Fox head Tom Rothman is reportedly in talks to help produce the movie. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Terminator 5

Franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to be distinctly less optimistic than he was previously about the possibility of further Terminator movies:

"I think (producer) Megan Ellison owns the rights to 'Terminator 16,' or whatever it is. They have been trying to put a script together but I've not seen it, so I've no idea. There's nothing on the drawing board at this point. Nothing on the plan."

[The Playlist]


Cloud Atlas

Tom Twyker and the Wachowskis' adaptation of David Mitchell's genre-spanning novel will open in IMAX theaters on October 26. [Coming Soon]


Skyfall

Here's a TV spot for Daniel Craig's latest James Bond movie. [Comic Book Resources]


The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1

Here's a new sneak peek for the two-part animated DVD adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal Batman story. This latest clip focuses on Modern Family's Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelly, the new Robin. [Coming Soon]


Doctor Who

There's an advance review out for this Saturday's "The Angels Take Manhattan" that basically summarizes a big chunk of the episode. We can't vouch for its authenticity, but you can check it out at the link. [Doctor Who TV]


Fringe

Here's the latest teaser for the fifth and final season.

Here's a tidbit for some of the characters we'll meet in the Observer-dominated world of 2036, courtesy of Zap2It:

In the Observer-controlled future, there's a general lack of decency and dignity, most notably when it comes to a group of people referred to as Amber Gypsies. These creepy mercenaries cut out blocks of amber — with human being still encased inside of it — and sell it. And people use the ambered humans as furniture.

[Zap2It]

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Here are some cast photos. [EW]


The Walking Dead

Here's a video looking at the new character Michonne, as played by Treme's Danai Gurira. [Multiple Verses]


Once Upon A Time

Here are some more promos for the second season, which begins September 30.


Here's a complete description for the third episode, "Lady Of The Lake", which airs October 14 and features about five hundred guest stars:

EMMA AND MARY MARGARET, WITH MULAN, AURORA AND LANCELOT'S HELP, TRY TO FIND A PORTAL BACK TO STORYBROOKE, AND KING GEORGE POISONS SNOW WHITE, ON ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME" — Barbara Hershey Guest Stars as Cora, Sebastian Stan ("Gossip Girl," "Captain America: The First Avenger") Guest Stars as Jefferson, Sarah Bolger ("The Tudors") Guest Stars as Aurora, Jamie Chung ("Sucker Punch," "The Hangover Part II") Guest Stars as Mulan, Sinqua Walls ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Teen Wolf") Guest Stars as Lancelot – Emma and Mary Margaret, with the aid of Mulan, Aurora and brave knight Lancelot, attempt to find a portal that will bring them back to Storybrooke. But a dark force threatens their safe return. And Henry tries to talk Jefferson into reuniting with his daughter. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, on the eve of meeting Prince Charming's mother, King George poisons Snow White, and the only antidote lies within the waters of the Lady of the Lake.

[SpoilerTV]


666 Park Avenue

Here's the complete description for the third episode, "The Dead Don't Stay Dead", which airs October 14:

GAVIN BEGINS TO GROOM HENRY FOR BIGGER THINGS, JANE AND OLIVIA TRADE SOME SURPRISING PERSONAL SECRETS, AND A GIFTED YOUNG JOURNALIST LEARNS THE REAL MEANING OF THE POWER BEHIND HER WORDS, ON ABC'S "666 PARK AVENUE"

"The Dead Don't Stay Dead" - More mysteries begin to unfold at The Drake as Jane repeatedly glimpses a little girl - or an apparition? - who beckons her to a room with a strange suitcase. Meanwhile, Henry and Jane are drawn closer to the Dorans, Gavin manipulates a possible career change for Henry, and Olivia shares a painful secret with Jane about her daughter Sasha's death ten years ago. Finally, Gavin offers to help Annie Morgan, a budding young journalist residing at the Drake, who suddenly discovers that anything that she writes becomes the truth — with terrifying results.

[SpoilerTV]


Warehouse 13

The mid-season finale and tenth episode overall, "We All Fall Down", airs next Monday, and here's what showrunner Jack Kenny has to say about it:

"In a surprising and thrilling culmination of the evil that Artie created when he used Magellan's Astrolabe in the season premiere, Eddie, Myka, Claudia and Steve chase Artie across the world to prevent him from unleashing a far worse menace on humanity."

[SpoilerTV]


Haven

Here's a sneak peek at the second episode of season three, "Stay."

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And here are some cast photos. [Multiple Verses]


Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders.