How Down-And-Dirty Will Iron Man 2's Battles Get? New Action Figures Reveal All

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Toy spoilers! New action figures reveal Iron Man mayhem. There's "Skate" drama on Lost. Creators talk Star Trek, Priest and Green Lantern. Plus Last Airbender banners, and Real Steel, Fringe, Supernatural, True Blood, Smallville and Star Wars spoilers!

Iron Man 2:

Remember that big scene at the racetrack with Tony trying his hand as a racecar driver (before Mickey Rourke intervenes?) A new still shows racecar driver Tony. [IGN]


Also, we showed you some Iron Man 2 "minimates" action figures, including drones, a while back. A few new images of those figures have come out, and they show regular and "battle damaged" versions of the Iron Man and War Machine armors. (Looks like the "battle damage" involves Tony and Rhodey losing their helmet and chest plating. Also, race-car Tony has his chest exposed after his suit is shredded. [Comic Book Movie]


Star Trek 2:

The writers have an idea they're talking about, and "opinions are starting to form," says Roberto Orci. The sequel is more "daunting," because there are fewer constraints. "Now that we have absolute freedom, it comes with absolute responsibility and it is daunting." They are looking to continue with a mix of elements that harmonize with Star Trek canon, and new ideas. [TrekMovie]


Green Lantern:

Director Martin Campbell elaborates on his earlier comments about how you'll see that Sinestro and Carol Ferris are on track to become villains in the later installments:

I think it will stick closely to the origin story, but of course, we all know that Sinestro for example is a character who goes over to the Dark Side, and of course, we have Carol. She'll be played by Blake Lively. I think people will be able to see forward in the characters, that in the comic went on to become... in Sinestro's case, he goes over to the Dark Side and indeed Carol in later versions becomes a bad guy as well. (laughs) But people will be ahead of us on all that I think.


And the "sticking close to the origin story" thing means no setting up a Justice League movie or anything like that. [ via Comic Book Resources]


Director Scott Stewart explains what happens in this vampire drama:

It takes place a generation after the war, a hundreds-year war between man and vampire, and the characters of the priests are like Jedi Knights that helped turn the tide. My focus is how now the vampire is vanquished, and society has moved on from you. You're not the hero anymore, and people look at you like a freak. They won't talk to you. And so we look at what happens after that if you're called into service again. You end up questioning why you made those sacrifices to begin with.


[Heat Vision Blog]

Real Steel:

Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie is filming in Michigan, and the write-up has a somewhat different plot synopsis than we've seen before:

"Real Steel" is described as being set against the backdrop of the futuristic sport of robot boxing. Jackman plays a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a world championship.


[Detroit Free Press]

The Last Airbender:

New posters showcase Zuko and Aang. [Slashfilm]


Producer/director Jack Bender talks about the final season:


Daniel Dae Kim says fans will feel "content" with the new season, while Evangeline Lilly says you're either going to love it or you're going to hate it. And Josh Holloway jokes that the final episode is called "Cage Orgy," in which the entire cast goes in a cage and acts out the famous Kate/Sawyer cage sex scene. [Sky1]

Another unnamed source says that we see the ring that Sawyer had bought, because he planned to ask Juliet to marry him before she fell down a hole and blew herself up. Now, grief-stricken, we see him throw it in the ocean. Kate does something extremely unhelpful in this scene. As always, grain of salt here. [SpoilersLost]


Speaking of Kate and Sawyer, this TV Guide post seems to hint that Kate's failure to stop Juliet falling into that hole may have something to do with the suspicion that Sawyer still has feelings for Kate. And Kate might not choose Jack or Sawyer... but might end up with Ben? Buh? [TV Guide]

And here's a super high res version of the third "Lost Supper" pic. [Lyly Ford]

Charles Widmore is still "heavily" involved in the show's storylines, says actor Alan Dale. [LotsOfInterviews via The ODI]


Ooh, Hurley and Libby are having a picnic on the beach together! [The ODI]

All of the usual suspects are filming at the beach/jungle, including Jack, Kate, Locke, Hurley, Sayid, Frank Lapidus, Claire and Sun. And there was talk of a group of extras called "Locke's Others" being gathered, as if the Others are splitting into two factions — but nobody knows if it's the real Locke or the imitation. [SpoilersLost]


Harold Perrineau talks about coming back to the show towards the end of the sixth season. He hopes his character gets to apologize to his son (but it's unlikely Walt will be back, since Malcolm David Kelley is too old now.) And he'd like Michael to apologize to Libby, since her death was an accident. (Although I'm guessing this is alt-universe Michael and Libby.) [TV Guide Magazine]

More promo pics, this time focusing on Jin and Claire. [Doc Arzt]


A sneak peek at Thursday's new episode:



Something tear-jerking will be happening in a couple of weeks, and it sounds like it happens to an angel. Possibly the semi-major death we've been hearing about is either Castiel or Anna? Also, Adam Milligan, the dead Winchester brother, plays a major role in an upcoming episode. [E! Online]


And here are a couple new pics from the Valentine's Day episode with Cupid and Famine. [ShockTillYouDrop]

True Blood:

We already mentioned that Jason falls in love, but Ryan Kwanten explains what happens:

The fact that my character is dealing with the fact that he really has killed someone now is pretty crazy, and there's a whole host of new characters. There's the addition of werewolves coming in. We're using real wolves. It's crazy. I've yet to work with them. I'll work with them later on in the season, but I'm looking forward to it.


Meanwhile, Tara will be grieving a lot for Eggs and then will go crazy, while her ex Sam will leave the show's main characters and finds his mother, father and brother. Also, Lafayette's also going to be Eric's henchman. Eric's in every episode, and Pam is in the first four episodes, at least. [E! Online]

And Eric will be be getting naked a whole lot this season, like constantly. So is everybody else. Adds Nelsan Ellis, "There are a lot of hunky dudes and beautiful women who have been added to the cast, so it doesn't surprise me that more clothes are coming off." But Sam isn't having any sex in the first few episodes — although something very shocking does happen (involving him, I guess) in the first episode. [E! Online again]



Odessa Rae is joining this show's cast as the Silver Banshee, aka Siobhan McDougal, the vengeful spirit of a Gaelic heroine who decides to take her vengeance on a small country bed-and-breakfast — where Lois and Clark happen to be staying. Because of course, bed-and-breakfasts have done so much to injure the Gaelic peoples over the years. [TV Guide]


Star Wars: Clone Wars:

MTV has an exclusive clip from Friday's episode, in which Count Dooku conspires with the armored Pre Vizsla (Or "Pre Viz" for short?) against a Mandalorian noble. [MTV]


Additional reporting by Josh C. Snyder.