Image of the Week: another image from The Hobbit team has been unveiled to keep us ticking over. Only four months to go! The latest image depicts Thorin with Orc-slaying sword Orcrist.
Good News: ABC have requested a pilot for a potential S.H.I.E.L.D television series, chronicling the adventures of the secret organisation that bring the Avengers together. Joss Whedon will be overseeing the series and has a pretty good record at producing critically-acclaimed television. With this intended as a long-running TV series, don't expect any A-listers to sign on, although hopefully Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson if the series explores the origins of the organisation.
Rumour Mill: Greek film website, Flix, has started a rumour that the third addition in the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series directed by Richard Linklater has secretly begun filming in Greece. Linklater and his two romantic leads, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, have all supposedly been spotted in the area. And the timing is right. There were nine years between Sunrise and Sunset and another nine years would bring us to 2013. Whether fact or fabrication, it is enough to give hope to fans of the cult romantic series.
Thor News: more casting updates have been announced for Thor: The Dark World. Kat Dennings is back as wise-cracking Darcy and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost's Mr Eko!) has signed on as Algrim the Strong, one of the Dark Elves ruled by Christopher Ecclestone's villainous Malekith.
Trailer News: Butter is a contender for Surprise Hit of the Year and it's easy to see why after watching the trailer below, which gives us a feel for its all-star cast, political satire (it is US election year, after all) and irreverent comedy.