Nathan Fillion, Alexander Skarsgard, Emilia Clarke
As the ultimate fan experience, Comic-Con will take over San Diego Thursday through Sunday with more spandex-wearing superheroes, buff bloodsuckers and kawaii cosplayers than Thor could shake Mjolnir at. TVGuide.com will venture into this chaotic sea of costumes to get the scoop on the latest entertainment news. Here are 13 things we're looking forward to the most at Comic-Con...
Liam McIntyre and the cast of Spartcus might win the award for longest distance traveled to get to Comic-Con this week.
Lucy Lawless has pleaded guilty to trespassing on an oil-drilling ship in New Zealand, Us Weekly reports.
In February, the Spartacus: Vengeance star was arrested after she boarded the ship with six Greenpeace activists as part of an environmental protest.
A documentary detailing Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield's battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is seeking fans' help to finish the film, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Fans of Spartacus: Vengeance were stunned when six major characters, including Lucy Lawless' much-loved Lucretia, were killed off in the Season 2 finale last March. But that's nothing compared to this shocker! Starz has decided to end Spartacus after just one more season even though it's the cable channel's highest-rated show and a smash around the world. What are these people thinking? TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from the program's creator....
Spartacus Vengeance, Viva Bianca and Lucy Lawless
Fans are still licking their wounds after the Season 2 finale of Spartacus: Vengeance killed off several main characters.
[Spoiler alert! The following is a discussion of the Season 2 finale, including who dies, and information about the upcoming third season, which is currently in production.]
"I still get angry messages about Varro," series creator and executive producer Steven DeKnight told reporters on a call Monday. "Varro's death [in Season 1] still stands as one of the best ends to a character on a show. It had such an emotional impact and such a twist and it was so heartbreaking. Also, it may come as no surprise that I've gotten some angry messages about Lucy [Lawless], killing off Lucretia. I've gotten more than a few, 'You're an idiot. I'll never watch this show again!'"
[Spoilers! The following contains information about the Spartacus finale, including major characters who die. You've been warned.]
Forget Ilithyia and Glaber. In Friday's bloody Spartacus: Vengeance finale, we met the biggest monster of them all: Lucretia. The bloodthirsty Roman went off the deep end in more ways than one, and only an oracle of the gods could have foreseen her insane actions.
But more on that later.
Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless, Dustin Clare
All men face the threat of death, but the Spartacus: Vengeance cast has faced it on a regular basis through their characters on the show.
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Going into the epic finale Friday (10/9c, Starz), we asked the actors to reflect on what it must have been like to be placed in Spartacus' sandals and had them weigh in on two very important subjects:
Spartacus: Vengeance, Manu Bennett
Friday's Spartacus: Vengeance episode is titled "Monsters," and there's no word more appropriate to describe the Romans who bring atrocities upon their enemies... and each other.
In the episode, Ilithyia has returned from being Gannicus-napped and now feels fiercely protective of her unborn child. Lucretia offers Seppia a knife so she can wreak vengeance on Glaber for killing her brother Seppius. But as she strikes, Ilithyia takes the knife and stabs her instead, thus saving her ungrateful hubby's life. We did not see that one coming!
Keeping limber is essential for Spartacus' numerous battle and boudoir scenes, but American actress Ellen Hollman also had to exercise her foreign language skills to play the new warrior woman Saxa.
"It's not just a fighting role and a physical role, but also one that requires fluent German. They failed to mention both of those aspects when I was reading for it," Hollman tells TVGuide.com. When Hollman heard that casting director Paul Weber had just returned from Hamburg, she made a comment in German. "He was like, 'Wait, you speak German?' I said, 'What do you think 'Hollman' is?'"