Halle Berry explains why her pregnancy won't really affect her return as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Morgan Freeman joins Johnny Depp's mysterious artificial intelligence movie Transcendence. Check out new videos from tomorrow's Doctor Who episode. Plus more on The Vampire Diaries, Orphan Black, Revolution, and more! Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Doctor Who.
Man of Steel
Producer Charles Roven has more or less confirmed that Man of Steel could lay the groundwork for a larger universe of DC superheroes, which might culminate in that Justice League movie that nobody can figure out how to make. Anyway, here's Roven and screenwriter David Goyer on how the new Superman movie could connect to a larger universe:
Roven: [Man of Steel's] setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. What [director] Zack [Snyder] and [producer] Chris [Nolan] have done with [Man of Steel] is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.
Goyer: I would love to tell you yes or no [on Man of Steel leading to a shared universe], but I think it's going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find.
Warner Bros president Jeff Robinov also confirmed that neither Christopher Nolan nor his Batman actor Christian Bale will be involved with this nascent DC cinematic universe, which we all pretty much knew already but is still worth getting confirmed. [EW via Comic Book Movie]
Meanwhile, star Henry Cavill explains Superman's arc in the film:
"Imagine what it would be like to be someone like Clark Kent/Kal-El and feel like a stranger amongst even those that you love, never developing full relationships with people for fear of them discovering how much of a freak you are. Even you don't understand exactly what you are. It's just a lonely existence. With someone who has that much power and responsibility."
Michael Shannon reveals why his character General Zod doesn't necessarily hate his adversary Superman:
"He actually has some affection for anybody who's a Kryptonian. Including Superman. He doesn't really have any malignant feelings toward him; he just wants him to be patriotic."
Iron Man 3
The movie's running time in the UK — and, by extension, the US — will be two hours, ten minutes, and 22 seconds. [BBFC]
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Halle Berry says her recently announced pregnancy will slightly alter how Storm is used in the new X-Men movie:
"Storm probably won't be as badass as she was going to be because we won't be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She'll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she'll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie."
She did also reportedly say the script won't be changed, which presumably means that Storm's role was always small enough that this doesn't affect the larger story. [BBC]
Here's a new image from the Hunger Games sequel. [Coming Soon]
Morgan Freeman is reportedly in final negotiations to star alongside Johnny Depp in the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister. It's still not totally clear what the film is about, but it's thought to involve a self-aware computer program and possibly people uploading their consciousnesses into said computer. [Heat Vision]
Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull contrasts the upcoming Godzilla movie with the studio's other big monster-fighting movie, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim:
The movies are very different tonally. Pacific Rim is a big, giant world that was created, and when somebody sits down with me and says, "Look, we're going to get to work with Guillermo and it's giant robots versus giant monsters." We're in, we're doing that. So that's a movie where you obviously sit back and take all that in and enjoy the ride. Godzilla, it was very important for us to take it back to its original DNA in the first Japanese film, so just tonally it's a much different movie. And with Godzilla, those of us who grew up with Godzilla, you kind of bring whatever pre-disposition you have to the movie and the experience. For us, all I can tell you is that were making the Godzilla movie that we want to see. So I'm not worried at all because they're just completely different.
Here's an introduction to tomorrow's episode "Cold War" from stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.
And here are two sneak peek clips. [Blogtor Who]
Here's a description for episode eleven, "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS":
A spaceship salvage team drags the TARDIS on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his TARDIS before it self-destructs.
Co-executive producer David Rambo discusses what to expect from the first season's endgame:
"It's a very unsafe world. It's a very dangerous place. No one is safe, and I would expect that there will be some losses and some gains. [We'll] definitely meet some people beyond the borders of the Monroe Republic that we'll get to know in the second half of the season and maybe into season 2."
The Vampire Diaries
Costar Paul Wesley discusses what could be ahead for Stefan as well as where the show in general could head in season five:
I think that Stefan should go off and explore another town. I think Stefan is really interesting when he separates from the pack and explores his own demons. I think it's time for him to maybe go off, and then come back later to Mystic Falls and see how that impacts the relationships that he has with Elena and Damon. I could just be saying that selfishly because I'd love a different storyline, but I also think just objectively it would be good for the show... I like to think [next season] will maybe get a little less hectic and go back to some of the less complex days of just building character. Maybe one of us ends up being a human, and we see how we all have to deal with that on a much more grounded level... I can't imagine Elena ever definitively saying, ‘Oh, I'm not in love with you; it's just Stefan,' because then I think, where does the show go from there? But her intense feelings for Damon during the sire bond - I can't imagine that they were true 110 percent. I'm curious myself what's going to happen.
The final two episodes of the season will reportedly be called "The Walking Dead" and "Graduation." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a new promo video spotlighting the show's female characters.
Here's a sneak peek at the third season finale, "Those Who Wander."
Star Tatiana Maslany discusses why Jordan Gavaris's Felix is so important to her character Sarah:
Felix is Sarah's heart. They're each other's everything. Other than Kira (Skyler Wexler) in Sarah's life, Felix is her family and who she wants to be with. They're very much siblings, in the sense that they need each other deeply, and yet they use each other and they manipulate each other. Felix is an incredible sounding board for all of Sarah's fears and all of Sarah's confusion and the calm in the craziness of her life.
Sarah is trying so hard to hold on to her own life, while pretending to be Beth. How hard is it going to be for her to keep it all together?
The more questions we answer, the more questions we pose. It's great because the audience will really relate to her being lost. Their questions are her questions, so you always have an in with her. You're on the journey with Sarah, for sure.
Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders.