Carbonell Confirms That He Is Returning To Lost

Nestor Carbonell who plays Richard Alpert, in a recent interview about his role in the upcoming The Dark Knight, confirmed that he will be returning to LOST in August.

August is when production of Season 5 is supposed to begin filming, so it seems some recent rumors of Carbonell being a Series regular for Season 5 may be true after all?

I think this is great news because I love his character and it seems like we will get some more answers about the island!!

Here are the details, thanks to Mitchell for the heads up. What do you all think??

Nestor Carbonell who plays Richard Alpert Carbonell Confirms that he is Returning to LOSTLatino Review has an interview with our favorite Dorian Gray himself, Nestor Carbonell aka Richard Alpert. In the interview, Nestor is asked what he has lined up, and he states, “I’m working on ‘Lost’ so I will be returning to that in August.” So, fellow Losties, it would seem that, since production on Season 5 begins in August, our man may just be promoted to series regular (fingers crossed).

LatinoReview: What do you have coming up next after this?

Carbonell: I’m working on ‘Lost’ so I will be returning to that in August. I’m also current working, coincidently, on the Batman cartoon. This is called ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’. It’s the next Warner Brothers version of Batman, the cartoon.

Read Full Interview Here: Latino Review

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Carlton Cuse Interview From China Tv/Film Forum

LOST writer Carlton Cuse, along with Ugly Betty writer were a part of a TV and Film Forum in China to discuss their shows and answer some questions about the industry.

Here is a little summary of the key moments from Cuse including some of the spoilers he revealed for Season 5. There is also a tidbit about OGR at Comic-Con.

Thanks to EJ for the details and the heads up about the videos.

1) Jack v Locke (Science v. Faith) – One of the mendasar themes of show. In Season 5 Jack will become more a Man of Faith and Locke will become more a Man of Science. Locke believes his destiny is tied to this island. This will be a story line that we will explore in the upcoming seasons.

2) We will learn what happened to Locke and the others. Also, now what is Locke’s destiny since he is in “charge” of the island? He has committed his destiny to this island and thinks that it will lead him to enlightenment. We will eventually see if he is right or not.

3) Locke’s story is not over. There is a famous guy named Jesus Christ that was resurrected.

4) We already know what Bandar Ceme our path is and people make mistakes in theories, because there is no simple answer and they do not have enough information

5) Sawyer is his favorite: Handsome, charming and dangerous, everything he would want to be.

6) He gives a shout out to Skaters and Jaters and then mentions that we call them Darlton. Kate will end up with one of the two eventually.

7) New LOST interactive game start at Comic-Con, register to become a member of Dharma Initiative. Depending on how you do on the test you will be a Physicist, Chemist, or even a Workman.

8) Production starts in August and Season 5 will air from January to May 2009.

9) Talks a about Piracy, online downloading, some things about writing and more.

10) Does being a producer affect your story writing? No, we write first with out being a producer and then put on producers “hat”. Explains this is the reason why we got an extra hour for Season 4 finale. Do not want to censor themselves as producers.

11) Discusses picketing during the writers strike and why it happened.

NOTE: LOST informasi is spread over both clips and some information for Ugly Betty mixed in.

Source: Sina

Naveen On The End Of The Show

Thanks to Lyly for translating the magazine scan below.

 for translating the magazine scan below Naveen on the End of the ShowDo you know how will end the show ?
The finale will be on the island, apart from that, I don’t know any thing in advance, This is what makes the job fascinating but frustrating. I just hope all mysteries will be resolved in a smart way.

Do you make suggestions to the writers?
Rarely. During season1, i suggested that Sayid lived a romance with someone on the island, and they created his relationship with Shannon. But it wasn’t very long…I would like my character to live a new romance in Season 5.

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Thanks to thedemonhog for the following

Question: I’m dying to have some juicy Lost tidbits. I’ll take anything I can get. — Brittany

Ausiello: Damn straight you will! Team Darlton is doing their annual “radio silence” thing, so Lost scoop is at a premium these days. Luckily, I managed to unearth this little morsel: John Terry (Christian) and Alan Dale (Widmore) are in talks to return next season on a recurring basis. Big frakkin’ whoop, right?

Well, here’s where it gets interesting: In the fine print of both their contracts, it states that Lost has the right to pick up series regular options on both actors for the show’s sixth and simpulan season. For insight into what this could possibly portend for Lost’s endgame, please join me in welcoming the man, the myth the legend, guru of all things Lost, Mr. Doc Jensen! “The prospect of expansive roles for Jack’s maybe-dead dad and Penelope’s dastardly deep-pocketed pop suggests a theory about the Island’s true significance. Here is a seemingly-magical place where the lame can walk anew, the impotent can once more shoot bullets, and anyone can crank o! n ancient donkey wheels and leap through time. In other words, the Island provides the means for death-spooked mortals to cheat the grim reaper. I’m betting that’s why Old Man Widmore is so desperate to find it. As for Ghost Dad, the Island allows him to stick around in his inexplicable spectral state and might even be facilitating a full-blown bodily resurrection; either scenario represents a violation of the natural order of things. In the end, Jack will no doubt have to convince his father — and possibly his maybe-dead half-sister Claire, too — that they need to move on. Regardless, keeping Terry around portends an emotional climax to Jack’s father issue arc.” Really? You got all of that from my one little casting item? Cool.

Source: EW

More Cheech For Season 5?

It took awhile to meet Hurley’s dad on Lost, but when we did it was an unlikely but very fun piece of casting, as none other than Cheech Marin showed up as David Reyes. We first met David during Season 3, seeing what a deadbeat dad he was via Hurley’s flashbacks. Near the end of Season 4 we saw David again, as the flash-forwards revealed the details of Hurley and the rest of the Oceanic Six’s rescue, which reunited him with his father.

Today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, I spoke to Marin, who was there to promote his new Lifetime movie The Miracle of Dommatina. I asked how his role on Lost came about, and Marin told me it all went back to his 1990s series Nash Bridges, which was executive produced by Carlton Cuse. Explained Marin, “It’s great, because the executive producer [of Lost] was the executive producer on Nash Bridges, so he called me up and asked me if I wanted to do it. I said, ‘You know, that sounds like a lot of fun… It’s in Hawaii, right? I can do that!'”

So will there be more appearances from David Reyes when the show returns for Season 5 next year? “I think there is going to be,” Marin told me, remarking, “It’s amazing the way they manipulated time and the timeline with the flash-forwards.”

Marin laughed that working on Lost has led to unusual circumstances, such as seeing an actor getting ready to shoot a scene and asking, “‘How can you be in the script? You died two weeks ago!’ It’s interesting.” Marin said he’s learned not to ask Cuse any questions about what’s to come, knowing nothing will be revealed. However, he did note that, “I said to [Cuse] the other day, ‘Do you know where this is going’ He says, ‘Kind of!’ I said, ‘Okay, that’s good enough!'”

Marin said that when it comes to working on Lost, “The funniest thing is when you’re in the makeup trailer and you see the other actors. I don’t watch the show religiously, but I hear their storylines.” Marin said that he will get curious and begin to ask questions about what’s happened so far, “And they say these convoluted [stories] and then the next person has an equally convoluted story. I say, ‘Don’t tell me anymore! I’ll figure it out.'”

Source: IGN

Season 5 Casting Update – Will Abaddon Return?

Kristin at E! Online who recently interviewed JJ Abrams.

Abrams new show cast Lance Reddick (Abaddon on LOST) on his new show Fringe. so many fans were worried about Reddick’s availability for both shows.

Of course as expected, it helps that Abrams knows the LOST producers just a bit. 🙂

Here are the details, Thanks to LyLy for the heads up:

 Online who recently interviewed JJ Abrams Season 5 Casting Update - Will Abaddon Return?Meanwhile, for those of you wondering about the casting of Lance Reddick (Lost’s Matthew Abbadon) as a series regular on Fringe, J.J. said it’s a safe bet he’ll reappear on the Island. “When we were casting him, we hesitated because of his Lost character,” J.J. admitted. “But then I realized if he goes and does another show, he’ll be less likely to do Lost, so let’s get him on this one, because I know the producer.”

Read More of Interview Here: E! Online

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Snippet From The Abc Live Press Tour

Thanks to ackermaniv for the following.

“Cuse hints that “the journey about how those six return to the island” will be a major thrust of Season 5. Adds Lindelof: “You have to break your characters up to create conflict… but you can’t play that too long because the audience will get frustrated…. And we have that intensely in mind as we proceed.””

Cuse teases we’ll see more of Daniel Dae Kim “in some form” this season despite Jin’s apparent death.

Source: EW

More Details From Lost Producers At Tca Press Tour

LOST producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, confirmed once again that part of the focus for Season 5 will be on the O6 trying to get back to the island and how the island is “drawing them back.”

They also used an analogy calling Season 5 The Two Towers (part 2) of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Basically a season that will setup Season 6.

Here are the details:

Speaking at ABC’s TCA press tour today, LOST executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse explained how giving an end date for the series last year has truly reinvigorated the writing staff and streamlined how they’re going to get to the end.

“I think it completely changed our storytelling approach,” says Cuse.

Last year’s writer’s strike also gave LOST the ability to air the finished episodes and return to the show after the strike and utilize fan and friend feedback in the writing and completion of the remaining episodes of the season.

“We got feedback from audience and we were able to course correct,” says Lindelof who notes this year they won’t have that benefit, since the series will air in January, and they’ll be done writing shortly after that. “We’re done by writing the show at end of February, so there’s not an opportunity to get any feedback, which quite frankly scares the sh*t out of us.”

Most importantly, Cuse notes it’s a “tricky year for us,” since Season 5 is the linking mechanism to the selesai season the following year.

“This is year is the ‘TWO TOWERS year,’” explains Cuse in his reference the middle chapter of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy that set everything into motion for the selesai chapter. “This is the year that links us to the past and the present. We knew what we wanted to do for a long time. The challenge for us is how to make this engaging and exciting, where everybody is really excited about the selesai season of LOST.”

As for teases on the new season, as usual the executive producers are tight lipped, but they do reveal this season will be about the Oceanic 6 getting back to the island.

“The people that are off the island, the island seems to be drawing them back and Ben [Michael Emerson] makes it clear they need to go back to the island,” says Cuse. “So hopefully that’s a lot of what you’ll see of in Season 5 — the journey how those six return to the island.”

And for Lindelof, he notes “the worst thing we can do on the show is be boring,” and he prides himself on the fact that people are still talking about LOST after last year’s reinvigorated season and that the writers themselves are still engaged with the show’s twists and turns.

“Season 5 is very exciting for us,” says Lindelof. “At 86 hours into the sow, we’re going into Season 5 and the fact people are asking us, ‘what is the show going to be next year, how are you going to tell stories next year?’ It has been exciting.”

Source: IF Magazine

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