Emily Blunt talks time-traveling thriller Looper, Vin Diesel talks Riddick and Spider-Man ramps up filming

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There will be three kinds of Vin Diesel in the next Riddick movie. Emily Blunt drops some hints for Brick director Rian Johnson's time-travel movie Looper. The Spider-Man reboot will transform L.A. Summer Glau talks about being a crime-fighting blogger.



Emily Blunt discussed the general premise and her character Sara in Rian Johnson's time travel thriller Looper in this interview: Click to view

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She mentions that almost all of her scenes are with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's incarnation of the main character, although she does share one scene with the older Bruce Willis version. She summed up Sara with some simple but awesome descriptors:

I play a really tough girl, sort of Midwestern, lives on a farm. I wield an ax and shoot a gun.

[MTV Movies Blog]

Spider-Man Reboot

An industry filming report reveals some of the locations, both in Los Angeles and New York, where the reboot is shooting:

Sony began its 90-day film shoot for "Spider-Man" film two weeks ago, mainly on the lot but also on location: including at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood and Immanuel Presbyterian Church in mid-Wilshire. The film alone will employ nearly 1,000 crew members, including construction workers building sets for the production, which takes up seven stages on the Sony Pictures lot. While the production will include two weeks in New York (where the story is set), the bulk of filming will occur in Los Angeles on the Sony lot and various locations around town, from South Pasadena to San Pedro to Woodland Hills.


Also, this isn't confirmed yet, but inside sources have apparently said that the movie will be doing eleven days worth of filming at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. [LA Times via ComicBookMovie]

Transformers: The Dark of the Moon

Images of the latest movie tie-in Megatron have hit the net, and they seem to confirm that the character's new vehicular alter ego is the heavily armored, Road-Warrior-esque tanker truck spotted on set earlier this year. The robot form also reveals the character is heavily scarred after his battles with Optimus Prime in Revenge of the Fallen, and he apparently wears a giant cape now. [JoBlo]


Drive Angry 3D

Here's the new trailer for Nic Cage's latest, where he's a hardened criminal who has broken out of Hell itself to stop an evil cult from sacrificing his granddaughter and unleashing hell on Earth, all the while being pursued by a killer who may or may not be Satan. I never get tired of describing the plots of Nic Cage movies: [/Film]


Vin Diesel just posted this update on what forms his character will take in the follow-up to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick:

So the director of Riddick, my partner on COR since the beginning, DT... has a new challenge in store. He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter...

There is the DiNorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type... but all in the same movie, haha...

When it comes to art, we all like a challenge.

For those not intimately familiar with Vin Diesel's oeuvre (and really, for shame), "DT" is writer-director David Twohy, and Dinorscio refers to his character in Find Me Guilty, eccentric mobster Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio, who was significantly fatter and more out of shape than your usual Vin Diesel character. Dom is his more bulked out Fast and the Furious character, and Furyan refers to the somewhat leaner look he has used to play Riddick before. So, get ready for way more Vin Diesel than any of us can handle, I guess. And see below for a new piece of Riddick concept art. [Facebook via ShockTillYouDrop]

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Doctor Who

There are a couple of fun little videos making the rounds this morning. First up, an introduction for "A Christmas Carol" from Matt Smith: [Blogtor Who]

And now a full interview with Matt Smith, in which he discusses in general terms both "A Christmas Carol" and series six: [Life, the Universe, and Combom]

The Cape

Summer Glau describes her character Orwell, admitting that she's rather different from her character in some key ways:

"I'm so technically deficient. I can barely turn my computer on, so it's really fun for me to play somebody who has all the latest gadgets and has access to the most cutting edge cars. She's always cutting her own path. She's three steps ahead of everybody else. She obviously has a higher calling and what she's trying to do is selfless in a way, but it's also very personally charged. And then, on the other end, she's driving these gorgeous cars and she has beautiful clothes to wear and she's always got a new lair. She's fighting crime, but she likes to look good too."


[Digital Spy]

A quick synopsis is out for episode 1:

Former police officer Vince Faraday teams up with carnival misfits in order to fight crime; The Cape must rely on his friends to help him stop Chess from taking over Palm City's jails.



New concept drawings are up that reveal main supervillain Chess once looked like a bit of a Scarecrow clone, and the villainous Scales was once even more ridiculously awesome than what we ultimately ended up with: [ComicBookMovie]



Executive producer Scott Rosenbaum revealed a couple details about a new guest character played by original V mini-series star Marc Singer:

"He's the leader of this massive [government-funded] military group called The Aries Project. They're not a rag-tag [organization]; they're the real deal."


[TV Guide]


Executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson discussed what's in store for the second half of the show's final season. Peterson clarified why General Zod's supposed two-year arc only lasted one season, and what might still be in store for the character:

Callum [Blue] had a two year contract, but even though we had loved Callum, we felt we had really run the character's arc out. The exciting news is, we have hopes of having one great Zod episode. Nothing in stone, but we're hopeful for this year.


They also confirmed that Jonathan Schneider will have a couple more appearances this season as Pa Kent. They explained what purpose his character now has on the show:

It's really to root Clark. Clark has been through a lot, and a lot has changed since the beginning of SMALLVILLE. When we went into this season, the fans of the first nine years will get everything they want out of the tenth season and everything we want out of the tenth season. We wanted to go back to some of the basic aspects of SMALLVILLE and in Clark Kent's life and there's nobody that exemplifies that more than Jonathan Kent.


There's more at the link, including the extraordinary lengths they're going to woo back Michael Rosenbaum for one last appearance as Lex Luthor. [AssignmentX]

Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.




Rosenbaum was a short called PG Porn. He played Charlie Brown in A Very Peanus Christmas. I am not making this up.