Season 5 – Update On Deaths And Who Is Returning!?

**UPDATED** With a little tidbit about Ben

Nothing major new, but for those that have not kept up to date on all the spoilers and news, here is the update on Michael, Jin and Claire.

Janet in R.I.: Anything new to report on Harold Perrineau’s death on Lost? I was so sad to see him go!

You and me both, babe. But the good news is that Harold is set to star in a dramedey on ABC (he was cast in the pilot The Unusuals), which is music to my ears. If you’ve seen much of H.P. in real life, you know he is (a) hilarious, (b) funny and (a) did I mention the funny? And of course, he can act his ass off. Personally, I never felt like poor, unlikable Mikey-poo did him much justice, so a fresh start where he can flaunt his comedy chops sounds good all around to me. Just my opinion! If you disagree, let mama have it in the comments below…

Mena in Los Angeles: Please, spill the beans! Is there a chance that my darling Jin survived the freighter explosion on Lost?

Jin is gonna be fine. I don’t know exactly how, but he’s going to be fine. I suspect that the difference between Michael’s and Jin’s survival is that Michael was trapped inside the hold, whereas Jin being up on the edge of the deck meant he had a chance to be blown clear of the ship. Besides, the guy magically survived the crash of a 747 and the wreck of the raft. No reason he shouldn’t survive this shipwreck—I choose to believe the Island clearly joins us all in loving him and wanting to keep him around.

Cristina L. in Miami: About the person leaving Lost next season but returning the for season six…You said it’s a girl from the first season, so is Rose included, or do you just mean Kate, Sun and Claire.

Rose would have been included, but as revealed in the Redux’s “What’s to Come” section, Emilie de Ravin will be on a holding contract with Lost for season five and returning in season six. But don’t worry, you can get your Emilie fix elsewhere in the coming year: She’s got a part in the Johnny Depp flick Public Enemies, she’s in the period baseball picture The Perfect Game with Clifton Collins Jr. and last but not least, she’ll be costarring in Ball Don’t Lie with Nick Cannon and Ludacris. Even without Lost, she’s going to be a busy cookie!

Marc in Brooklyn, N.Y.: When Ben was in the funeral parlor in the finale, was that live, real, off-island Ben or dead, spirit-vision Ben?

I had to read the comments of the Redux to figure this out (thank you Nick!), but I think that was the real Ben, because…When he moved the Island, he was teleported (or whatever) to the Tunisian desert, where we find him at the beginning of the circa 2005 flash-forward in “Shape of Things to Come.” When we first see him in that scene, he has a wound that matches the cut on his arm at the end of “No Place Like Home.” Crazy, right? So, to me, it does seem like he’s been genuinely exiled from the Island, and since he leapt forward to 2005 he has been living and working only in the “real world.”

Source: E! Online

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Snippet From Sky One’s Lost Answers Show

Thanks to Nicole for the following snippets that appeared in Sky One’s Lost Answers show which aired after the Season 4 Finale on Sunday. Some of these were obviously tongue-in-cheek.

Thanks to Freckles from Lost-Chile for the portion of the video from the show.

– The black smoke is “misunderstood”
– Christian Shepard will become very important next year
– They have no answers for the love triangle
– They say the flash forwards show that aren’t making it up as they go along
– Both Ben and Charles Widmore are very important
– Michael Emerson thinks Ben will end up being a hero
– Lost will definitely end at the end of Season 6.
– Season 7 – The Zombie Season was a joke.
– JR Rowling will write Season 8 and Damon and Carlton would write the 8th Harry Potter book.
– Everyone has great hair on the island due to a woman named “Marge” who was on the plane attending a hair competition in Sydney along with a suitcase full of hair supplies.

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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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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