We now know the fate of at least one Dark Knight Rises character. The cast of the Robocop reboot just got even more awesome. Is Wonder Woman coming back? Plus tons of hints for True Blood, Alphas, and Tron Uprising!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Dark Knight Rises.
In one of those things that is both kind of a major spoiler and also really not that unexpected, Morgan Freeman has revealed the final fate of Lucius Fox. (Skip ahead now if you don't want to know.) Ready for it? He survives. [The Wrap]
These set photos from Wilmington, North Carolina confirm that at least part of the movie is set in Miami. Much more intriguingly, however, is the fact that Advanced Idea Mechanics, or AIM, will be appearing in the movie. In the comics, AIM is most famous for creating the one, the only M.O.D.O.K., which remains the greatest acronym in the history of humanity. Of course, I wouldn't bet that M.O.D.O.K. himself will show up, since we're seemingly pretty locked into the Extremis storyline, but this could be laying the groundwork for him to show up in a potential Iron Man 4 or elsewhere in the Marvel universe. [Thanks to dabaum for the photos!]
Here are some more sneak peek clips.
Between the presence of Elite Squad director Jose Padilha and acting god Gary Oldman — not to mention the fact that this is a Robocop movie we're talking about — the Robocop reboot was already plenty badass. But it is reportedly about to reach near critical mass levels of badass with its latest casting addition, as Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly coming on board Pat Novak, described as "a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world." [Heat Vision]
Michael Goldenberg, whose previous credits include writing Green Lantern, has reportedly been hired to work on a new Wonder Woman script. [Variety]
We already know the new Transformers movie will feature an all-new human cast — and we're just sort of assuming Jason Statham will end up being involved until we explicitly hear otherwise — but now director Michael Bay has also revealed the movie will feature some redesigns of the original robots. He also says this is absolutely his last movie, with part of his job on this one to set things up nicely for his successor in the director's chair. [Coming Soon]
Here are some more images from the new Judge Dredd movie, starring Star Trek's Karl Urban. [IGN]
And here's a newly released synopsis:
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture – a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute-turned-drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.
Here's the first teaser trailer for the fifth and final season.
Here's a promo for the fifth season premiere, "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
And here's a pair of clips counting down the show's return on Sunday.
Both Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello have explicitly denied that their characters Eric and Alcide had anything to do with digging up Russell Edgington, while Bill actor Stephen Moyer would only say that "it's a very major plot point." Russell actor Denis O'Hare also drops these hints about the character's new love interest - which will be a familiar character - who he implies is not the same person who dug him up:
"He's taller than I am, but he's not as good a dresser. On hair terms, we're on par, neck and neck because I wear a wig, of course, but his hair is pretty rockin'. I think I still win on the hair thing."
Meanwhile, Stephen Moyer talks about what's next for Bill, and why it doesn't necessarily involve Sookie:
"I think he's got other things on his mind. There's just not time to worry about that relationship. When we left Bill and Eric last time, Sookie had just told them she was going in a different direction for a while. And then something major happens to them and they are completely caught up with dealing with that."
While Joe Manganiello also suggests romance is not ahead for Alcide and Sookie:
"You're going to see him pick up where he left off last season, which was pissed, and you're really going to see his transformation this season into the big bad wolf. This is the season I've been waiting for since I've been on the show."
Here's a poster. [KSiteTV]
TV Guide has this spoiler-y tidbit:
A mysterious stranger brings news that the outside world is piecing itself back together, complete with a centralized government. Sounds a bit too good to be true? That's exactly how the 2nd Mass will feel. Unfortunately, someone will meet their maker before they find out if it's actually true or not.
New showrunner Bruce Miller discusses the fallout of the team's season one decision to go public:
The show exists very much in the real world so we tried to think what would really happen. We decided that some people would believe it and some would not. The goverment wouldn't confirm it. Alphas would be somewhere between Area 51 and Bigfoot. And certainly Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) the hammer would come down on him for making that kind of revelation. I think he was trying to do the right thing. But the repercussions were quite strong. Rosen has been institutionalized and discredited. The team has broken up. It's a team of misfits but they fit well together. I wanted to see their lives without the team. Some have become more much committed to each other, some have fallen quite far morally and ethically.
What's their relationship with the government like now?
The government finds they're in a position where they don't particularly trust Rosen and he doesn't trust them. But this team has special skills and there are some very scary Alphas escaping into the world. The team is brought together, not because the government wants them but because the government needs them.
He also discusses Erin Way's new character:
She really is fabulous we feel she's a terrific actress and we're lucky to have her. Erin's character is named Kat and she shows up [in an] episode where there's an Alphas Fight Club and she's going to toe with Harken (Malik Yoba). Her character has an amazing ability - she's a quick study, she can learn anything really quickly. She can learn how to fly a helicopter overnight. But it comes with an extraordinary downside, that she has no long-term memory. Things that happened six weeks ago fades away. She's almost like a Tivo moving forward. But her muscle memory doesn't go away. So she doesn't know what she knows and what she doesn't know. Sometimes she's incredibly useful sometime she's not and you never know which it's going to be. She's living in the moment. It's a very cool character.
And some more general season two tidbits:
We are definitely going to see Stan Parrish (John Pyper-Ferguson) again. We've got some great guest stars like Lauren Holly and C. Thomas Howell. We're doing things you're not going to see on any other show, like we have an episode that takes place in the Civil War. This season is fully packed.
Here's an extended promo for the CW's new Green Arrow show.
And here's a poster. [/Film]
Mandy Moore discusses Mara, her character in the Tron Legacy animated spinoff:
I think when you meet the characters at the start of the series and General Kessler's army has kind of taken over our city — I think beyond the fact that everyone's kind of confused and bewildered, I think that as the story starts to develop you see that Mara's not one to compromise. She really becomes taken with the idea of this renegade-"vigilante," if you will. And she's all for standing up for the right thing and standing up for her city [like] this new masked do-gooder.
So I think that she's sort of an uncompromising person when it comes to having a good moral compass, and not being infected by the ideas being spread by this new regime.
What does it mean to you that your character and the other characters in the series are programs? Does it inform your take on the character?
I just looked at her as another type of person. She has a function, she has a job, she has a purpose that she serves, but I view her as this person, living in this town, sort of like any other young person. She has to be good at what she does. She has this group of friends and they work together and play together and they seem to have a pretty good life in spite of what's happening at the beginning of the story.
I didn't really think of it as a sort of computer grid and this, you know, endless abyss of a universe. And I kind of liked simplifying it a little bit because at the end of the day, that's who I feel like these characters really are.
Now we see a lot of action from Beck in the prologue as he takes on the mantle of TRON-does Mara get to be an action heroine?
She does get in on the action. She does-a couple of episodes down the line, she's appointed the leader by Able. And things run amuck a little bit, but she manages to keep people in line. I think she realizes that she has the heart of a leader and she has this natural leadership quality in her, which is kind of cool to watch a character find that about themselves.
And here are some video interviews with Moore and costars Bruce Boxleitner and Nate Corddry. [TV Equals]
Here's a short description for episode four:
A scientist nearing a major energy breakthrough is murdered; Kiera and Carlos must find out why.
Additional reporting by Ben Vrignon and Charlie Jane Anders.