Iron Man 3 is filming in China after all — and they've added a Chinese star. Martin Sheen is returning for more in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Peter Jackson discusses Middle-Earth's cinematic future. Felicia Day returns to Supernatural. Plus a great look at Superman's new costume!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Star Trek Into Darkness.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Faraci: Full STAR TREK trailer indicates hands against glass scene is actually Spock and Cumberbatch. If he's Sybock… Well, kudos.
That said, Cumberbatch does NOT have Vulcan ears. Hands against glass scene seems to be Cumby in the brig.
Trailer opens with Pike VO, telling Kirk he has courage but no humility, and someday that will get him and his crew killed.
Oh yeah: there's space stuff in the full TREK trailer. Space combat. Guy in a space suit zooming around.
Hoffman:Cumberbatch was definitely shown in some sort of brig
Chekov appears in a red tunic (instead of his regular gold tunic)
Someone wears a EVA space suit with similar design to the one used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Iron Man 3
Chinese actor Wang Xuequi has reportedly been cast in the part of Dr. Wu. He's a last-minute addition to the film, which begins its Beijing filming this week. Earlier rumors would seem to suggest his character was going to be Chen Lu, alias Radioactive Man, who was potentially being introduced to set up a more major role in a subsequent film. Whether this Dr. Wu is the same character renamed or someone else entirely — and the latest rumors are that this is indeed a new character — all indications are that this is not a major part in the film.[Deadline via Coming Soon]
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace confirms he's one of several actors currently auditioning for the part of team leader Star Lord, otherwise known as Peter Quill:
"I go in on Monday to meet them all and audition for it, so wish me luck. I'm very excited about it. The script is great. The character is a lot of fun. I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you're doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out... We'll see. We'll see. I've got to audition. I've got to go get it. I actually love auditioning, so I'm happy to go meet them all and do it."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Martin Sheen confirms he will be back as Uncle Ben in some capacity for the sequel:
"They've called me back, I don't know what the part is going to be, but I'm going to be ‘Uncle Ben' once again in Spider-Man next year. We shoot it in February."
Man of Steel
Here's a French magazine cover, offering one of our best close-up views yet of Henry Cavill as Superman, complete with the redesigned costume. [Superhero Hype]
20th Century Fox has reportedly set a release date of March 6, 2015 for Chronicle director Josh Trank's reboot. [/Film]
Here's the latest TV spot from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this one spotlighting Andy Serkis as Gollum. [Coming Soon]
When asked about making more Middle-Earth-set movies after the complete of his Hobbit trilogy — possibly spawning a continuing franchise much as George Lucas has now done for Star Wars with the sale to Disney — director Peter Jackson said he's open to it, but the Tolkien estate probably isn't:
"I think [more Middle-earth movies] as an idea is fine, but legally it won't happen at the moment, because the Tolkien estate doesn't like that sort of thing. They have an attitude against it. The other Tolkien material, that's very much in the hands of the estate, and they don't like the idea of films at all. So unless something changes there, this will be the end of Middle-earth on film... The one thing that Tolkien said is that the wonderful thing with mythology - and George Lucas has created a mythology of his own - is that it keeps getting handed from one person to the next, and each person embellishes it and expands it. It actually keeps mythology alive, because it should be a living, breathing organic thing where it expands over time. It doesn't just stay stagnant. So I think what George is doing with 'Star Wars' is terrific."
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
X-Men actress Famke Janssen discusses her work under heavy facial prosthetics as the evil witch in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring The Avengers's Jeremy Renner and Quantum of Solace's Gemma Arterton as badass adult versions of the famous fairy tale characters:
...what I found to be the most challenging part about it is that I didn't have the freedom I normally felt as an actor. You have a team, literally, of people trailing your every move, because every time you open your mouth, something unglues and they need to be in there with a stick of glue to put it back together. So there's that restriction and limitation, which I found difficult to work with. And then, also, you know your own face in a way that certain things, when you act, work and don't work, and with that ugly makeup on your face, it's a challenge. Like, how much or how little do you do, because the makeup does so much for you already? There were different challenges that came with it. But being that ugly, wow, that was a little new.
Here's an international poster. [Coming Soon]
After Michael Sheen in "The Doctor's Wife" and David Mitchell and Robert Webb in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", the show is once again bringing in a major actor to voice a guest character, and this one is probably the biggest of the bunch. Ian McKellen of X-Men and Lord of the Rings fame will reportedly be voicing the evil Snowmen in the Christmas special, which is appropriately named "The Snowmen." It could even more appropriately be named "The Snowmen as voiced by Ian frigging McKellen", but I suppose that would be gilding the lily. [Den of Geek]
And here are some promo photos from the Christmas special.
Here's a promo from episode nine, "Black Blotter", which airs December 14. [Fringe Television]
Person of Interest
Here's a promo for the next episode and tenth overall, "Shadow Box."
Here's a short description for episode eleven, "2 Pi R":
Finch goes under cover to protect a youth who reminds him of himself; Carter goes on a dangerous mission for the FBI.
666 Park Avenue
Here are some tidbits for the tenth episode, "The Comfort of Death":
Jane and Detective Cooper arrive at a run down house, where they meet up with the great-granddaughter of one of the members of the Order of the Dragon. Jane goes looking elsewhere in the house for some answers and is surprised by what she finds: a 117 year old man named Harlan who has answers for her.
Showrunner Jeremy Carver discusses the return of Felicia Day's character Charlie Bradbury in an upcoming episode entitled "LARP and the Real Girl":
"That is our live-action role-playing episode. We will discover that young Charlie Bradbury, in running from her past life, has found herself a new life in a new community. Basically, [she] has fallen into the welcoming arms of a community of LARPers."
Here's a promo for this Wednesday's midseason finale, "Year's End."
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a promo for this Thursday's episode, "O Come, All Ye Faithful."
American Horror Story: Asylum
Here are some promo photos for the next episode, "The Coat Hanger." [SpoilerTV]
Series star Jessica Lange says she wants to return for the third season, although it's not confirmed just yet:
Ryan is very collaborative, so I don't think he would suddenly pull something out of his hat that I would suddenly say, 'I absolutely don't want to be involved with this story.' Sometimes, episode to episode, I think, 'Oh my God, what the hell are we doing? We shouldn't be doing this!' And yet, the thing that always amazes me is nothing that we do in this show, really, is not somehow founded in some reality somewhere... Unless we really sink the ship, I can't imagine that there would be something that Ryan came up with that I would not want to be involved with."
Here's a promo for tonight's penultimate episode of the season, "Reunion." [Screen Spy]
And here's a few promo photos for the episode. [SpoilerTV]
Beauty and the Beast
Here's an extended promo and a sneak peek for the next episode, "Bridesmaid Up!"
Here's a preview for the episode from executive producers Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin.
And here are some promo photos. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders.