Expect carnage in the True Blood Finale! Plus Scads of Set Pics from Man of Steel, Fringe, and World War Z!

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Don't expect every beloved character to survive True Blood's season finale! And don't hold your breath for the Ouija and Fantastic Voyage movies. Check out some photos of Brad Pitt shooting World War Z! Plus, what makes Loki tick in The Avengers, and a possible new Star Trek TV show.


Spoilers from here on out.

World War Z

More set pics — this time, with stars! These shots captured Brad Pitt, who is apparently rocking kind of a "hot hippie dad" look for the movie. From these photos, it looks like he and his family are trying (with mixed success) to evacuate Philly. [Shock Till You Drop]

The Avengers

Tom Hiddleston talks a bit about Loki's motivations: He's no longer worried about what his family thinks, he's planning to make Earth his personal fiefdom, and he's having a grand time.

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth talk The Avengers, and explain the nice thing about an ensemble cast: You don't have to do all the work yourself. The clip is an interesting glimpse at the kind of camaraderie we'll (hopefully) be seeing on screen.

And in this clip, they give the elevator pitch for the movie.

A very, very brief interview with Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner.

Marvel chief Kevin Feige talks a bit about how The Avengers came together.


The Fantastic Voyage remake is said to be in trouble, with director Shawn Levy ready to walk if they can't cast an A-lister. Well, this may clinch matters: He's reportedly signed onto a fast-tracked Frankenstein project, written by Max Landis. [First Showing]

The Woman In Black

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The UK Quad is revealed! It wants to know whether you believe in ghosts. [Coming Soon]


Universal has pulled the plug on the project, and now owes Hasbro a cool $5 million. [Coming Soon]


Man of Steel

New pictures offer a glimpse at Antje Traue as Faora. As we pointed out yesterday, it looks like Superman will be sans red underpants. [Coming Soon]


John Carter

MTV News asked Taylor Kisch and Andrew Stanton about sequels. Stanton's reply: "We'll just hope there is one right now." We'll take that to mean "Depending on box-office returns." [MTV News]


Snow White and the Huntsman

The Snow White adaptation that stars Kristin Stewart (not to be confused with the one starring Phil Collins' daughter) has started production at Pinewood Studios. [Coming Soon]


The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs

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The studio was using this temporary logo (a play on the temporary title) at D23. [Slash Film]

Troll 2: The Rise of Harry Potter

Yes, that's the actual title (until a lawsuit makes it go away) of the sequel to 1986 cult classic Troll. Director John Carl Buechler has even cast his Harry Potter — someone named Harrison Bliss. [IGN]



A tipster sends what could be a legit Prometheus poster, along with two additional pictures, but take this one with an ocean's worth of salt. [Thanks, V!]


Doctor Who

The show will return in 2012 and don't believe otherwise, says Moffat:

The only thing that's happening is that we're moving a bit later...There's lots of reasons for that that will become clear quite soon... It is certainly not a reduced episode count... Do you think the BBC would really let that happen? With an average audience of 10 million? Doctor Who's international profile is huge. It's never been more successful. You're not going to reduce a show like this.


[Den of Geek]

A three-minute minisode called "Death Is The Only Answer" will air in the fall. It was written by a group of Basingstoke schoolchildren who won a contest. "It was so clever, we were all just bowled over, it was a brilliant script," Matt Smith said. [Blogtor Who]


And here's an impressively detailed synopsis for "Let's Kill Hitler"
from News Shopper (via Spoiler TV):

The last time we saw the gallivanting Gallifreyan, he found out River Song was actually Melody Pond, the daughter of Amy and Rory. He also discovered she carried a few Time Lord traits thanks to the fact she was conceived in the Tardis and was on a mission to kill him. But River isn't the only icy killer. The Tardis has landed in Berlin, 1938, and its inhabitants have inadvertently saved the life of Adolf Hitler, who's been targeted by a mysterious alien robot which has the ability to duplicate any human form. It isn't long before it turns its attention to River, who needs the Doctor to save her life - which he'd be able to do easily, if only she hadn't just poisoned him.



Plus another clip from the episode.

Asked which companions inspired her, Karen Gillam cites Rose.

True Blood

Someone has scanned TV Guide's write-up of the finale. Not everyone will make it out of the episode alive, says Alan Ball:

Hankie up, True Blood fans. Not everyone survives the Halloween clash between vampires and witches in the fourth-season finale. "There is a body count by the end," says creator Alan Ball. "It's more than one death—people we know and love—and it's pretty shocking."


[Spoiler TV]

By the way, in case anyone's still holding out hope, vampire king Russell will not return this season. [Hollywood Reporter]


And here's a promotional picture of Scott Foley in episode 12, "And When I Die." [Spoiler TV]


New set pictures are trickling out. [Spoiler TV, Spoiler TV]

Game of Thrones

Casting news! Patrick Malahide is joining the show as Iron Islands ruler Balon Greyjoy. Playing Podrick Payne will be Daniel Portman, and Pyat Pree will be played by Ian Hanmore. [EW, Spoiler TV]


Warehouse 13

A sneak peek at episode 8, "The 40th Floor."

Star Trek

Producer David Foster is getting ready to pitch a new Star Trek series. Here's what it might look like:

The series is highly energized with a much younger cast, and uses cutting-edge future technologies with newly envisioned special effects and designs. It includes Klingons, Ferengi, Andorians, Vulcans, Trill, and many more. The Klingons are getting very restless since the Praxis incident forced them to come to the peace tables, and are tired of having to rely on the Federation for support. The Ferengi have discovered a vast new resource that has propelled them towards instant riches and power beyond anything they have previously experienced.


And another hint:

If evil wore the face of a hero, would you recognize it? If freedom came in the likeness of your oppressors, would you accept it? If you were your own enemy, who would be victorious?


But he also says that he hasn't even pitched it yet, so bear in mind this is a long way from even becoming a possibility. [TrekWeb]

The Damned

Showtime hopes to adapt The Damned, a supernatural crime drama/comic book series. While originally set in the 20s, the TV version will be contemporary. The description:

Caught in the middle of a sinister web of murder, kidnapping, betrayal, and damnation, Eddie - cursed and unable to rest- can't escape the city's most ruthless warring demon gangs. This action-packed prohibition-era thriller combines the supernatural sensibilities of Joss Whedon with the stark reality of "Miller's Crossing" and "The Godfather".


[Coming Soon]

The Secret Circle

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A new cast photo has been released. [KSiteTV]

Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders




My reaction to the Trek news surprised me. As a lifetime fan I expected to feel some excitement for more Trek, but within seconds any anticipation for returning to the Next Gen/DS 9/Voyager timeline went away.

Thanks to Netflix I recently watched a number of my favorite episodes of TOS. This led to re-watching the concluding story arcs for ST:NG, DS9, and ST:Voy, in hopes that they had aged like fine wine. Instead, they left me with a vinegary taste. When compared side-by-side with TOS, they just don't feel like Trek - they are their brand of sci-fi, in their own universe. And frankly, I just don't have much desire to revisit that future.

If the networks want to make a space-opera show, let's let TV Trek rest for a while longer while Abrams plays with it, and do something different instead. For example, how about licensing Niven's Known Space works and flesh that universe out to a five to seven year storyline with interesting characters and settings, instead of going back to rehash an idea that passed cliche status miles back on the road?