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Majorly Bad Doctor Who News, Crowe Playing Superman's Daddy, Muppets Parody 'Green Lantern' Trailer [This Week in Geek]

Here's this week's big news in case you missed it.

Doctor Who Getting Shrunk
Some majorly bad Doctor Who news hit the net that the show will be cut in half from 13 episodes to 6 for the next two seasons. They'll do a 50th anniversary special, but that's it.

BBC said it's because of show-runner Steven Moffat's involvement in another successful show Sherlock. Then Moffat said it's got nothing to do with Sherlock.

What's the point then? Budget probably. Money's tight all over.
Oddmakers: What are the odds that Doctor Who will be canceled?
BBC News

Russell Crowe in Talks to Play Superman's Dad
Director Zack Snyder has been looking high and low for an actor to play Jor-El, Superman's Kryptonian father for the reboot Man of Steel and they think Crowe may be the one. According to Comic Book Resources, the studio is in negotiations to have him play the role.

Whether it'll be played by "Fat Russell Crowe" or "Buff Russell Crowe" remains to be seen. My money is on Chunky-Pants.  

If he gets the role, he'll join Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and Michael Shannon (General Zod).

Man of Steel is scheduled for release in December 2012.
TOSS-UP: Which would you rather see as Jor-El? Fat Crowe or Buff Crowe?
Comic Book Resources

Muppets Go Green Lantern in New Trailer
I LOVE the "Muppet Show." Unfortunately, Muppets have pretty pointless outside of Sesame Street for the last two decades. The Jim Henson machine has been cranking out parody trailers to build up excitement for the new movie The Muppets.

This one makes fun of Green Lantern and it's pretty lame. So lame, one of the characters in the trailer says, "is this another parody trailer?"

Besides that the Muppet movie looks pretty funny.

Comics Alliance


  1. Cranky Crowe? lol Love your chunky pants comments.

    I always liked the muppets.

  2. Guess I'll have to see that Superman movie.  My wife loves Russell Crowe, chunky or not.


    Tossing It Out

  3. April, a world without Doctor Who would be a sad place. I'm hoping BBC will come to their senses and keep it going.

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  4. Mine hates him so I'm on the opposite side of the fence. He was good in "Beautiful Mind."

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  5. Mpax, Cranky Crowe is a given. He never looks happy in his movies.

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  6. The Doctor Who news really bugs me...it's my favorite show!  As long as they do not cancel it, I guess (Oh please, oh please don't let them cancel it!).

    The trailer is a bit lame, but the Muppets are epic (and I heart them).  Cannot wait for the film (and still waiting on Power of the Dark Crystal...come on already!)

    Fat Crowe or Buff Crowe..LoL.  I think both of them are kinda "Meh".  But yeah, we'll probably see the extra crunchy version. :P

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