New Footage from the Avengers Set Shows Loki Terrorizing the Earthlings. Plus loads of Doctor Who hints!

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Loki terrorizes Cleveland, in set pictures from The Avengers. New teasers will make you hunger for The Walking Dead. And finally, some hints at when Peter Bishop will return to Fringe.


In the words of Doctor Who's River Song: Spoilers!

The Avengers

We've got tons of footage from Cleveland, which has been turned into Stuttgart for the film. In this clip, we see a bit of mayhem orchestrated by baddie Loki: He walks out of somewhere, talks to what looks like a bellhop for a while, and then we see masses of folks run hell-for-leather out of the building. Sadly, there's no audio to explain what's going on. [Cinema Blend]

This view is a little closer. [Daily Blam]

Cleveland's WEWS 5 has a report on filming in Public Square, which seems to offer another angle on the same scene. 500 extras were used, and there was talk of blowing up a bus. [WEWS 5]

And still two more set videos from yet another angle — one with a good view of the fleeing crowds.

[Coming Soon]

The Dark Knight Rises

This set video offers a glimpse of a scene with Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. Gordon hands her some sort of device, then they're taken prisoner by a bunch of well-armed scruffy dudes. [Shock Ya]

The production has left Pittsburgh, but on the way out someone shot this video of the Batwing. At the same link, you'll also find Tom Hardy lavishly praising Christopher Nolan, though he won't reveal much in the way of details. [Comic Book Resources]

World War Z

We have a few more set photos, showing close-ups of the extras, plus actor Bobby Petta. [WENN]


Man of Steel

These set photos seem to indicate the movie will feature a plane crash. [Comic Book Movie]


The Last Exorcism 2

A sequel is in the works — though given the end of the first movie, it's not clear where the plot goes next. [Shock Till You Drop]


James Bond

So, James Bond 23 is running into some trouble getting government sign-off on its Indian shoots. Why do they need the Indian government's permission, you ask? Because the movie includes an epic railway action sequence:

"For the past three months, we've been trying to get things in order. The film has Daniel Craig doing stunts on a freight train. While the Indian Railways has given us permission to shoot, I need to meet someone and explain how important it is for us to block two tracks for eight hours a day over five to six days."


If Indian Railways doesn't cooperate, the production will be moved to South Africa. [What Culture!]

Pacific Rim

Clifton Collins, Jr. (Crank: High Voltage) has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro's monster movie. It's filming in Japan, but set in several places around (you guessed it) the Pacific Rim. [Shock Till You Drop]


Final Destination 6

The characters might die, but the franchise refuses to. Director Steven Quale suggests they might do yet another movie:

"Who knows. Never say never. I mean, it'll be up to the fans. We'll see how this one performs internationally and if it makes as much money as the fourth one, I'm sure Warner Brothers will want to make another one. And then the question for me will be just if we can get a script that can live up to this one because frankly I wouldn't want to go backwards in the same way some sequels do – once they get into the whole franchising thing they can get worse. But if we can make enough impact on an audience as we did here..."


[Shock Till You Drop]

Resident Evil: Retribution

The production is casting a new character who'll be named either Ben or Becky, a blue-eyed kid with an American accent, 6-8, very small and able to play vulnerable:

They are looking for a very small boy or girl who can play vulnerable very well. She/he leads an average suburban life up until the day we meet her/him. She/he negotiates with her/his mom over breakfast choices making her/him late for school. Then the monsters come to town and her/his world turns upside down. Becky/Ben and her parents are terrorized by the undead who trap them inside their house. Becky/Ben must scream and run and hide with only her/his mother to fend off the monsters. Many good scenes throughout the film so will be in Toronto for most of the shoot."



The Walking Dead

Laurie Holden says her character, Andrea, is ready to part ways with Rick's group.

Here's the deal: Andrea doesn't want to be there.... She wanted to go within the CDC [explosion.] ... If there is one virile man that's an alpha male that's capable of taking care of himself, why wouldn't she leave with Shane? A pack slows you down, so I think it's a little bit of survival coming out.


[TV Guide]

Greg Nicotero hints at what season two holds, zombie-wise:

I will say one of the signature zombies we did for this season took us five weeks to build and is the most elaborate thing we did on the show. And we were working on it up to an hour before we were shooting it on-set. But there's a lot more to do this season in regards to the way the story propels itself forward. There's one thing that's really interesting that they've established, which is this herd mentality — the idea that they travel in these big packs and that there could be hundreds and hundreds of walkers in these herds. The first episode we come upon one of these herds and it's just terrifying.



James McCune will be joining the show in episode three as a recurring character named Jimmy. [Spoiler TV]


And here are four brief new teasers. [Spinoff Online]


How long will it take for Peter Bishop to come back? Apparently, it'll be at least two episodes and definitely fewer than five. [TV Line]


Doctor Who

The cast and crew talk a bit more about the episode, which is going to be very important for the relationship between the Doctor and River Song. [ComBom]


We've got a couple more details on the intriguingly named episode 13, "The Wedding of River Song":

• The Doctor goes to his certain death - and it doesn't work out as well as he expected.
• The Pterodactyls featured in the trailer are from this story (this is from TV & Satellite Week).
• According to What's On TV, the episode will feature "a bizarre world full of children" and a "thrilling climax among strange pyramids".


[Blogtor Who]

Still more promo pics from "Let's Kill Hitler"! [Blogtor Who]

This episode guide from Stephen Moffat offers hints on each of the upcoming episodes in series 6, part 2. [Radio Times]


Rory will officially be back for season seven. Of the upcoming season six episodes, he says:

It's such a funny dynamic between the three of them now, because all that jealousy stuff is kind of out of the way. Obviously they've found out that they're River's parents, so I think that brings them closer together. But Rory is put in some extreme situations where he has to really step up and deal with it.


[Daemon's TV]

While it's not a spoiler, this CNET interview with Matt Smith does offer some insight into the character he's created. For one thing, he makes a good point about being a 20-something Doctor: The contrast between a young face and an old soul is rich dramatic territory. He also wants viewers to see the Doctor as a role model:

He's such a wonderful benchmark of how to live your life. With that passion. With that heroism. That sense of wonder. With any character, the more you play them, the more time you spend with them... That's what's wonderful about the man. That's why children like him. He doesn't dismiss anything. He's never cynical. He's open to every single facet of the universe. I think that's a remarkable mindset and a way to live.




This promo offers a look at what to expect from season seven. Praise Cas! [SpoilerTV]


Mark Sheppard just will not confirm whether Will Crowley will return.

There's a shot of me in the trailer, so obviously I must appear somewhere at the beginning of the season, doing something. You never know - maybe I appear for five seconds and get blown up? [Laughs] You never know, man.


[TV Line]

Here we have a heaping helping of set pictures from the new season, wherein the Winchester brothers wander a city street at night. [Examiner]


Warehouse 13

A promo for episode eight, "The 40th Floor." [SpoilerTV]


A promo for episode eight, "A Short Time n Paradise." [SpoilerTV]


A promo and a preview of episode 18, "This One Time at Space Camp." [SpoilerTV]

American Gods

Author Neil Gaiman says the contractual particulars have been worked out, and he should start writing the adaptation in a couple of weeks. [Guardian]


American Horror Story

Lily Rabe (Medium) will be joining the cast for six episodes, playing "original owner of the haunted house that Connie and Dylan move into, and her story will be told in 1920s-era flashbacks." She'll also have an "ungodly connection" to Connie. [E Online]


The Vampire Diaries

Courtesy of Zap2It, we've got massive spoilers from the season three premiere. First off, David Gallagher (AKA Simon Camden from Seventh Heaven) will be appearing for two episodes as Ray, a Tennessean werewolf who meets up with Klaus and Stefan.


Also, Joseph Morgan explains Klaus has plans for Stefan:

"As the series goes on we'll learn a lot more about Klaus's motives for bringing Stefan along. He's not just done it on a whim. There's a goal; there's a plan."


Meanwhile, back in Mystic Falls, Damon is forced to step up and protect Elena and everyone else. That means he won't be running after Stefan. And lots more details at the link.

Finally, here's a few more promo pics from episode one, "The Birthday." [Zap2It]

Kat Graham has this to say about the future of Bonnie and Jeremy's relationship:

I do know that Bonnie's going to have to deal at some point with Jeremy's (Steven R. McQueen) new ability to see his ex-girlfriends, who are deceased because he now can see the other side.


[E Online]

Kevin Williamson offers the following on Alaric, who's going to "get in the middle of everything":

Alaric (Matthew Davis) will wrestle with the death of Jenna (Sara Canning) because that's going to weigh on him a little bit. We're going to see how he mans up with regard to how he can be there for Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy in sort of the family unit, which we hinted at in the finale. We're also going to see him get right in the middle of trying to help save Stefan.


[E Online]

Torchwood: Miracle Day

A preview and a sneak peek for episode eight, "End of the Road." [SpoilerTV]

Terra Nova

This promo offers lots of footage of the settlers' new home, plus a few plot hints. [SpoilerTV]



Season four premieres on October 7. From the press release:

With the arrival of the Hollow Earth refugees, the balance between Abnormals and humans is severely upset. In order to keep the peace, Magnus and team must throw out the rulebook. But forging their own way means they're not just dodging dangerous Abnormals anymore, now they've got world governments and new villains nipping at their heels.


Lost Girl

Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo talk about their characters and what's coming in season two. [Spoiler TV, Spoiler TV]

Additional reporting by Mandy Curtis and Charlie Jane Anders.




So without spoilers, how has Torchwood been now that we're getting near the end? I decided against getting Starz and have been avoiding recaps and reviews, but I'd still like to get a sense of whether or not it holds up to the high standard it created for itself with Children of Earth.