• Movies.com has spotted an entry on a Warner Bros 90th Anniversary calendar that lists The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition Blu-ray due for release late 2013. So Peter Jackson is up to his old tricks, then.
• Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have hired Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce to for rewriting duties on the Gareth Edwards-directed Godzilla. Pearce has come a long way since his ITV2 sitcom No Heroics, hasn’t he? [via Coming Soon]
• There’s a new charmer on his way to Bon Temps (and no, we don’t mean Rutger Hauer). According to TVLine, True Blood is looking for an actor to play new series regular Ben, an “ultra charming, ultra handsome” fella in his late twenties/early thirties who is magnetic to women and menfolk alike, all while using his Southern gentility to mask a dark, dark, darrrrrk side.”
• TVLine also has a whole load more Arrow Images, including another look at Michael Rowe as Deadshot.
• Fringe has cast singer-actress-poet Jill Scott (below) in the role of Simone, described as “an incredibly intuitive woman, an oracle-like person.” Just as long as she’s nothing like Oracle in The Matrix, okay?
• Once Upon A Time began its second season with some encouraging viewing figures – 11.36 million tuning in. That”s a significant improvement over the season one finale (9.66 million) and the best figure since the show’s fourth episode in November last year. Looks like there won’t be any Happy Ever After on this show for quite a while. The latest episode of Revolution is still holding up well (9.21 million) justifying NBC’s decision to commit to a full season. 666 Park Avenue debuted to a disappointing 6.9 million. Over on Syfy, all its shows seem to be struggling, with Alphas is struggling a bit with a season where the the figures keep dipping towards the million mark, Haven having its lowest rating ever (1.4 million) and Warehouse 13 hovering around the 1.5 million mark. Doctor Who “The Angels Take Manhattan” was watched by just shy of a million people on BBC America… which, frankly, is amazing for BBC America.