August 14, 2009

Supernatural: Kripke, Jim Beaver and Misha Collins Speak!

All right, Supernatural fans: We went straight to the source for scoop about your favorite show! First, we approached The Kripke and asked him what we could expect for season 5:

Innnnteresting. Next, we asked the inimitable Jim Beaver what's in store for Bobby -- and asked him what it was like for Bobby open up so many cans of whupass on the boys in Season 4:

Finally, we caught up with Misha Collins, who speculated on urban planning, threw out some DVD-only plot suggestions, and oh yeah, told us what Castiel would be dealing with this year:

What do you think? Are you even more excited about season 5 yet? Talk about it in the comments!

July 27, 2009

Supernatural Shocks and Surprises at Comic-Con

Is it a sign of the apocalypse when Kripke seems to be giving straight answers? Should we worry that after today's Comic Con session on Supernatural, we're really, really looking forward to Armageddon? And why did they try to give us a heart attack in the first five minutes? Damn you, Kripke -- and please, keep talking, because we love it all!

Alas, the boys couldn't make it to the Comic Con panel -- they were working, of course, but "they're sending their love," Kripke promised. And then, because he's, well, Kripke, he twisted the knife: "They're shirtless, and they're sending their love." Hah! Fortunately, Kripke, producers Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund, and Jim Beaver (Bobby) and Misha Collins (Castiel) manage to hold their own in front of the devoted crowd.

But since this was a Kripke production, the first thing they had to do was make us panic. So the five-minute clip shown to fans featured (spoiler alert!) the prophet Chuck, who said that the Archangel had smote the hell out of Castiel. Cas exploded -- and Chuck was picking angelic molars out of his hair as a result. What? Castiel is DEAD? But... but... Ahh!!!

There's more after the break, including details of upcoming plots, mild spoilers, and lots of awesomeness. Don't click if you don't want to know!

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July 26, 2009

Smallville at Comic Con: Squeal Before Zod -- and Tom!

We tweeted some of the fun facts from the Smallville panel, but that doesn't give you any idea of the full madness. First off, the line for the panel started at 2:30 a.m. Second, when we got to the con at 9 a.m., the line for the panel had closed, and the line to get in the line was also closed. After begging, pleading, calling in favors favors, and praying to the gods of TV, we made it into the room -- and boy, are we glad we did!

Firs up, we got a fabulous sneak peak at the upcoming season, which featured an amazing shot of Clark all in black, on a rooftop, with a black Superman S on his chest. Squeee! Second, the entire cast was in San Diego -- yes, even Tom Welling, who hit Comic Con for the very first time. And the fans definitely appreciated it -- especially one fan, who, when she got to the front of the line, asked the following question: "Can you tell me the most interesting thing that's happened to you on set... and can you make it kind of long so you can keep looking at me? " Hah! Tom obliged, and you could hear the fan hyperventilating.

There's plenty more... after the break! (And yes, we'll be talking about mild spoilers revealed during the panel. Don't click if you don't want to know!)

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Comic Con: No, really, The Vampire Diaries isn't competing with Twilight

Kevin Williamson, executive producer of the new CW show "The Vampire Diaries," immediately wants to address the befanged, bloodsucking elephant in the room -- his show is not Twilight. If anything, his inspiration goes back to Dark Shadows, the 1966 ABC soap that featured vampire Barnabas Collins and his brood of supernatural beasties interacting with a small town. Of course, now that Tim Burton is making a movie version of the show, Paul Wesley will have to fight off comparisons to Johnny Depp...

Granted, there's also the Vampire Diaries book series, which Williamson pledges to honor. But the books came out in the '90s and are "very earnest. I'm not an earnest kind of guy," Williamson said.Fortunately, he's got writer Julie Plec on his team. "She's the Twilight freak and I'm the True Blood freak, so that should balance us out."

Earnestness aside, Williamson said these books were a natural fit for his sensibility. "Every single character [in the book] is dealing with death, loss and life -- which is perfect for me, because everything I write about is pretty much death and loss and hopelessness." Fun!

Williamson promised the fans at Comic Con that friends wiht fangs aren't the only otherworldly creatures haunting the town. "The town of Mystic Falls has a lot of things that go bump in the night."

The first things we night-bumping things we meet, of course, are Stefan and Damon, vampire brothers with very different sensibilities. And they, too are unwilling to go compare themselves with the not-yet-dark counterparts. "I just want to create a character independent of that," said actor Paul Wesley, who plays the romantic, brooding, but non-sparkly Stefan. "Besides, I think nine out of 10 girls would throw me under a bus to get to Edward Cullen." The crowd disagreed.

Elena will learn Stefan's bloodsucking secret in the first three or four episodes, Williamson promises. And fans will learn if the Vampire Diaries has staying power after the pilot airs on Sept. 10. We hope it does -- the pilot is sexy, funny, and lots of fun. Besides -- Dawson's with Fangs? Who can resist that?

July 21, 2009

CW Shows at Comic Con

Hey folks -- we wanted to give you a heads-up on the CW goodness on the schedule at Comic Con. We'll be tweeting and posting about the news as it happens, so stay tuned!

Here's what we're looking forward to:

The Vampire Diaries
Will there be a Vamp-off? After all, there's going to be a huge Twilight presence at the Con, and we're wondering if we're going to see the Edward/Bella 'shippers rumble with those of us intrigued by Stefan and Elena. We'll find out Wednesday at about 8 p.m., when the special sneak-peak pilot screening goes down, and Saturday at 6 p.m., when the cast and producers have a Q&A.

We'll be in among the fans for the Smallville panel and screening on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.. Showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson join cast members Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley and new Big Bad Callum Blue to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from season nine.

We'll join the rest of the Winchester contingent on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. to get a sneak peek at the new season (eeeee!) and hear what Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, The Great and Powerful Kripke, and exec producers Ben Edlund and Sera Gamble have to say. Plus, they promise us a glimpse of the special features coming on the season 4 DVD, so be prepared for that report!

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July 20, 2009

We're Going to Comic Con!

Hey there, Sourcites -- just a quick note to let you know that we're going to be to the ground at Comic Con 2009, starting Wed., July 22! We'll be checking out the Smallville, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries panels, getting exclusive interviews with your favorite stars, plus catching up on all the craziness at the con. Check in often for updates, or follow me on Twitter at SourcieSarah! Plus, we'll also be checking out your favorite FOX shows for our sister blog, FOX Source. Get the scoop on 24, Fringe, Dollhouse, Glee, Human Target, Family Guy and more!

We're going to be getting some great exclusive interviews with the folks from Smallville and Supernatural at the Con, and we want to know -- what do YOU want to know? We never know exactly who's going to show up, but The Great and Powerful Kripke, executive producers Ben Edlund, and Sera Gamble, and actors Misha Collins and Jim Beaver are on the schedule for Supernatural, while showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, plus actors Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley and new series star Callum Blue are on the books for Smallville. What questions would you ask these luminaries? Tell us in the comments, and we'll do our best to get them answered!

Will you be at Comic Con? We'd love to see you! Give us a heads-up in the comments. If there are enough people who will be around, we'll try to organize a meet-up! And if you won't be at Comic Con, let us know what you want to see from us. We'll try to oblige!