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Who’s up for a supposed plot synopsis from that most unreliable of sources, IMDB? Well, we’ve got the motherlode of quite possibly made-up Avengers plot details. There may not be enough grains of salt in the universe to deal with all this, but let’s take a look at what’s supposedly on tap:

- It starts like The Ultimates with Captain America in WWII*

- There is a battle between Captain America and some S.H.I.E.L.D agents

- The Skrulls are in it but they are not named. They aren’t Nazis like in The Ultimate and there is no Kree unfortunately.

- Loki DOESN’T summon them, he’s simply tells them the [cosmic] cube’s on Earth There are more details at the link, including one major character who turns out to be a Skrull impostor and another who gets killed. As far as other details go, the Avengers supposedly split up at the end of the movie because they realize they don’t really work well together

- which is probably the most likely part of all this to be true, if only because the various sequels need to be set up

- there is a short battle between Hulk and the Avengers, and the Skrulls want to use the Cosmic Cube to rebuild their dead planet — and in fact the entire reason behind the formation of the Avengers was to fight the Skrulls. [ComicBookMovie]

And here are some additional claims from the same poster:

- The Skrulls have been here [to earth] before. They just thought the cube [was] no longer on Earth.

- Once S.H.I.E.L.D found the cube Fury knew it was only a matter of time before they would come back.

- The Skrulls’ homeworld had been destroyed, just like in the comics…

- There are some great fights with lots of spaceships. The script definitely is EPIC. [ComicBookMovie]

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The Cape

NBC has now confirmed that the show is, in fact, cancelled. Just in case anyone was still wondering… [SpoilerTV]

The Avengers

Turns out Natalie Portman is not in this movie after all. She set the record straight herself:

"I’m not in The Avengers, but I’m signed up for the next two (Thor) sequels if they are made. I think these inter-related Marvel movies are great fun. The Avengers will be like Ocean’s Eleven with the superhero all-stars!"

[Today Online]

Thor

Portman also explained the nature of Jane Foster’s relationship with Thor:

"There is a love story, but it’s very unconsummated. It’s like they fall for each other and then they leave room for the sequel. (Laughs)"

[Today Online]

Captain America

Chris Evans offers this take on the character:

"Steve is the underdog. Unlike most superheroes, who were born with their powers or given them by accident, he was chosen as he is a good man with an unshakeable moral compass. When given this power, most people would become corrupted by it but he won’t."

He also made it clear what will make this film a success, at least in his mind:

"At the end of the day we are doing this for the fans and, if they are not happy, we have missed the mark. So obviously you go into as much research as you can with the comic books."

[Daily Record]

Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s not-technically-an-Alien-prequel has added two new actors. Scottish actor Emun Elliott, whose most notable work is on the recent BBC show Paradox, will reportedly play a character called Chance, while Sunshine and Moon actor Benedict Wong will reportedly play someone called Ravel. [Alien Prequel News]

The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has confirmed that Ian Holm will return as the older version of Bilbo Baggins, presumably in the same scenes that see Elijah Wood reprise his role as Frodo. [MTV Movies Blog]

Jackson also announced that Rob Kazinsky will have to drop out of the role of Fili for personal reasons. He also explained what impact this will have on filming:

"I should say that Rob’s departure will not affect ongoing filming of The Hobbit, nor will it impact work done to date, as we had yet to film much of Fili’s storyline. At the moment we are shooting scenes featuring Bilbo without the Dwarves, which will give us time to find a new Fili."

[Facebook]

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The Avengers

Thor star Chris Hemsworth says the movie starts shooting very soon, although he won’t be there immediately:

The film starts shooting in a couple of weeks, and then I come on after the Thor press tour, which is around sort of the beginning of May. That’s when I enter the scene.

He also explained that The Avengers will feature some more hammer use than what we see in Thor:

Yeah, it’s a new team of stunt guys and we’re taking it to the next level and probably getting a little more technical with the technique of using the hammer, and incorporating some sort of broadsword techniques.

[IGN]

According to a person who is supposedly an inside source at NASA, The Avengers will film at Sandusky, Ohio’s John Glenn Space Power Facility. Among other things, the facility has a massive vacuum chamber that’s over 122 feet high and 100 feet in diameter, which might be the most obvious thing a film crew would be interested in. That said, this is all just hearsay until we hear something more substantial. [ComicBookMovie]

Marc Ruffalo detailed the final preparation before filming stars:

We have to get the script. We’ve been working on the script, which has been fun. I’ve lost 15 pounds. They don’t want me all ripped up, but they want me to be lean and mean. It’s about trying to get the psychology of somebody who knows, at any moment, they could literally tear the roof off of wherever they are and trying to bring something real to that and totally fantastic. I’ve been working with Joss Whedon on the script, with the rest of the cast, and we start rehearsals soon. Hopefully, we’ll have the mother of all comic book movies for you soon.

[Collider]

Thor

Chris Hemsworth described what he has seen in the early cuts and what should show up in the finished film:

I saw an early cut, but… everything that we started out trying to achieve in the script … most of it is in there. Anything that’s not is just brief sort of moments that you would remove to move the story along quicker or what have you. Now the general outline is still the same and I was hugely impressed. In an early unfinished cut, I was still able to be swept away as an audience member and enjoy the film. It’s not only incredibly impressive in the Asgardian world – the universe they’ve created and the costumes – but also the earthbound stuff. There’s a human, relatable story there and a real sense of humor to it, too.

[IGN]

Star Trek 2

Co-writer Roberto Orci offered perhaps the most cryptic quote imaginable on who - or what- the villain of the next film will be. When asked to respond to a rumor that the villain first appeared in the original show’s first season, Orci replied:

I don’t think so. We have talked about the villain may be a person, or it may be a concept. We don’t know yet – or nobody knows yet, but us.

He also offered this explanation as to how he and partner Alex Kurtzman approach writing their scripts. He does mention Klingons in passing, but it just reads as a throwaway reference:

You start to learn what works and what doesn’t work from before, but every time you go out there, it’s the same blank page, and it’s the same horrible process. But in all of the genre stuff we do, we always say, what is the little theme that would be an independent movie if you didn’t have robots or space ships or Klingons? And if you have that story, then maybe you’re on the right track. In Star Trek, it’s a brotherhood of opposites that have to come together. In Transformers, it’s a kid growing up to adulthood. In [Cowboys and Aliens], we wanted to make sure we found the same kind of character starting place that allows everything else to happen around it.

[TrekMovie]

Superman Reboot

Howard Stern of all people has reportedly said that auditions are currently under way for Lex Luthor and Miss Teschmacher, Luthor’s not particularly bright assistant who appeared inSuperman: The Movie and Superman II. As Superman rumors go, this all seems about as credible as those silly Lindsay Lohan rumors, so I’d remain highly skeptical until we hear something more substantial. [ComicBookMovie]

The Hobbit

Orlando Bloom said he is indeed likely to return as Legolas:

Yeah, it’s looking like that. I’m really excited about going to see Pete [Jackson] again. It’s still a little up in the air, but the idea of working with Pete is fantastic. I can’t actually really talk too much about it, at this point. I just was given the script to piece through, so it’s quite exciting.

[Collider]

The Crow

The new Crow movie, which once reportedly involved the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Nick Cave, and Blade director Stephen Norrington but has since started over completely, is reportedly bringing in 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresadillo. The movie is supposedly set for a fall start date, but no writer is currently attached to the project, so I’m guessing that’s a little on the optimistic side. [IGN]

Red Dawn

Chris Hemsworth also discussed his work in MGM’s long-delayed remake, saying the recent decision to change the enemy from China to North Korea won’t make much difference at all in terms of the story:

It was always pretty vague even when we were shooting. They kind of never mentioned who it was anyway. It wasn’t heavily suggested, so I think it was an easy technical fix for them whether they do it with a little CGI or the occasional voice-over line. But the Russians were in there, maybe the Chinese and they mention someone else, so it just wasn’t really the focus. It wasn’t really a political take on anything. It could’ve been the Australians for all we cared. I guess MGM have their reasons for doing it, but we as the actors were never really involved with it.

[Variety]

True Blood

Episode nine will reportedly be called “Run.” [SpoilerTV]

Smallville

The CW has released a first cryptic promo for the finale, which features some very familiar music by John Williams. [KSiteTV]

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THOR

Loki actor Tom Hiddleston compares Chris Hemsworth’s performance as Thor to Christopher Reeve’s work as Superman:

"Chris [Hemsworth] is like Christopher Reeve [in Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’] in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he’s also funny as hell, and he’s so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff… he’s so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way."

[Empire]

THE AVENGERS

Mark Ruffalo has reportedly confirmed that his role as the Hulk will be a heroic one, and his character won’t be the reason why the other superheroes band together, as has often been the case in the comics. [ComingSoon.net]

SUPERMAN REBOOT

Amy Adams explains part of the reason she was attracted to playing Lois Lane:

"I think the role of women in society constantly changes. And what I love about Lois Lane is that she’s been very consistently strong, successful, independent. I’m very attracted to that. It was a time when women were really - I don’t want to make some grand statement because I know it will come across as a grand statement - but [women were often limited by society then and] what I loved about her was that she was able to be smart and be feminine and I think that that’s something I know I’m going to teach my daughter, that you don’t have to be a man to be powerful. You can be a powerful woman."

[Hero Complex]

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Zack Snyder revealed that the current plans to start up a Justice League franchise are totally unconnected to his Superman movie, they take place in a separate continuity, and Henry Cavill almost certainly wouldn’t appear as Superman in Justice League. This is pretty much the same approach Warner Bros. took a few years back with the George Miller Justice League movie that fell apart for a whole bunch of reasons. Here’s his quote on how it all connects:

It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool.

It’s still an open question how Ryan Reynolds’s Green Lantern might fit in or what this means or whether The Flash or Wonder Woman projects would in fact spin out of this movie…but I’d be shocked if any of this happens anyway, so I wouldn’t worry too much about all that just yet. [HeyUGuys]

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

James McAvoy confirms that we will see the scene where Charles Xavier loses the use of his legs, although he seems to imply that he will still have hair by the end of the film. He also explains how they approached the tone of this film:

It’s not really a reboot this; it is a prequel really so we don’t get that thing where you go, ‘Right, we’re just going to make it really dark and deep and we’re going to really reapproach and redefine the way we approach a film.’ But, you have set it in a completely different time and you are also taking these people to a much earlier point in their personal development as well as their physical and super development. What’s fun is you get to figure out who were they in the other films.

He adds:

If we do a two and a three — if this one makes any money and we do get to do more — then you’ve got a really nice start. Not only is [Xavier] newly having to deal with the fact he no longer can walk, but whether he’s to challenge Magneto or not is a big deal.

He also describes the relationship between Charles, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, and Jennifer Lawrence’s Raven/Mystique:

There is a love triangle between me, Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence who plays Raven. It’s not a love triangle… basically she’s my assistant in this film, and obviously by the other films she is not my assistant anymore; she is very much not my assistant. Actually that’s quite good fun to see how that relationship disintegrates as well and why she ultimately goes over to the dark side as well.

There’s a ton more at the link, which we highly recommend checking out. [IGN]

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

This is kinda out of nowhere and it has nothing to do with the actual production of the movie, but Paul Giamatti revealed on Conan his desire to play a particular villain in the new Spider-Man movie:

"The Rhino was fantastic. He was, like, a Russian guy. He was real fast and he hit stuff real hard… He had, like, a rhino suit on, and his face was sticking out of the rhino suit and he had, like, a horn. I think I would be the best Rhino possible."

Well, if nothing else, it’s a thought for the sequel, I guess. After all, the Spider-Man franchise has had nothing but success when it comes to casting Sideways actors… [Toronto Sun]

GHOSTBUSTERS 3

Bill Murray reportedly still hasn’t contacted Sony about the script, which may well be an indication that he has yet to even read it, despite the fact that he has had it for months. If I didn’t know better, I’d say he’s just trying to pocket veto the movie at this point. Either way, it doesn’t look like this is happening anytime soon, particularly with the reports that Murray may next play Franklin Delano Roosevelt. [Deadline]

POWERS

Fans of quality television, rejoice: FX is reportedly courting Friday Night Lights and upcoming Super 8 star Kyle Chandler to play a role in the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic. He’d presumably play Christian Walker, but that actually isn’t confirmed in the report. It’s also worth reiterating that BSG's Katee Sackhoff is openly campaigning for the part of Deena Pilgrim, so yeah…this could end very well indeed, assuming all these pieces come together. [TV Line]

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