Posted by: da_nibbler | March 8, 2009

The Weekly Breakdown (March 08)

Welcome to the second installment of our new column – The Weekly Breakdown – in which I summarize the stories, news and events of the past week that caught my attention. From big announcements to small details about films, television shows, games etc this is the big cleanup of my news vault.

If you have any news items that you think would fit our blog feel free to email us (check ABOUT for email address). Now onto the content of this weeks The Weekly Breakdown

This week in The Weekly Breakdown:
Wolverine site updates, more Watchmen character clips, new Terminator Salvation photos and posters, major Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles spoilers, Heroes gets renewed, more people die on Desperate Housewives and we get some promising Dollhouse scoop.

Official Wolverine site updated:

20th Century Fox has updated their official website for X-Men Origins: Wolverine which opens in theaters on May 1.

The site is highlighting seven of the characters in the film including Wolverine, Sabretooth, Gambit, Agent Zero, Stryker, Blob and Wraith. Selecting each character allows you to download a wallpaper and IM icon. In the main navigation you can find the new trailer, the film’s synopsis, a gallery and much more. Check it out here!

More Watchmen character clips:

A few days ago I posted the first three of the Watchmen character clips which included Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias and Rorschach. Now we can complete the set of six with the last three, starring Silk Spectre II, The Comedian and Night Owl II. Whether you have seen Watchmen already or not you will certainly enjoy these clips.

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New Terminator Salvation photos and posters:

Coinciding with the release of the new Terminator Salvation trailer Yahoo! Movies has debuted new photos and posters from the anticipated May 21 release.

Directed by McG, the film stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood and Common.

Click image for new photos and posters and watch the new trailer below.

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Massive Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles Spoiler:

The show’s new trailer was screening at San Francisco’s WonderCon. Packed with wall-to-wall Summer Glau, the action highlight reel – assembled exclusively for the 3500 fans in attendance by executive producer Josh Friedman – featured major spoilers for this season’s final six episodes.

The coolest thing about that is you can watch it here.

Our Heroes will return for a fourth season:

Despite their ratings decline NBC is bringing back our Heroes for a fourth season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the network plans to order 18-20 episodes of the show for next season. That’s fewer episodes than Heroes first or current third season, which had orders of at least 23 episodes each, and season two having been cut short thanks to the writers strike.

The network has discussed setting a series end date for Heroes which would follow the model used with critical success by ABC‘s Lost, SCI FI Channel‘s Battlestar Galactica and FX‘s The Shield. But even if NBC ever made such a move, Bromstad said, they wouldn’t want to make next season the conclusion.

Also some scoop from Ausiello:

It’s a shame, too, because the show is actually getting good again. And later this Spring it’s going to get really good when Angela Petrelli receives the “Company Man” treatment via her very own origin episode! “We’re going to understand her in a way that we hadn’t before,” teases consulting producer (and author of Heroes’ original “Company Man” ep), Bryan Fuller.

Another death on Desperate Housewives:

Ausiello reported on some spoilers for the Desperate Housewives. MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!!!

For anyone who doesn’t know that vixen Edie Britt bites the dust – now you know. But that doesn’t stop her from harassing her beloved friends on Wisteria Lane.

Not even death will stop Edie from making life uncomfortable for her neighbors. I’m told the surviving housewives will be faced with the grim task of having to track down Edie’s now-15-year-old son, Travers, and break the news to him about his mom’s passing. Of course, the road trip turns out to be a good bonding experience for the ladies, so it’s not a total loss.

Dollhouse will kick into gear soon:

Again thanks to Ausiello we now know that Dollhouse will be unfolding it’s story arc soon.

The show’s mythology will really start to unfold on April 3 when, through a series of flashbacks, we learn who Echo was and the underlying “why” and “how” she ended up being lured into the Dollhouse.

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