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Above Image: Beauty and the Beast (2012) Kristin Kreuk as Catherine
How many Doctors will be back for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who? Where will we see our first preview of Star Trek into Darkness? What was the ending of Thor almost like? Who beat Darth Vader's wife? Did Ang Lee have any regrets from making Hulk?
So how many former Doctors will be back for the 50th anniversary special? Mary Sue quotes Colin Baker (6th) as saying he hasn't been asked back for the special. "No." Baker said, "As far I know, neither of any of my erstwhile colleagues have been asked either. A what? What’s a cameo role, darling?...They would have to persuade me." Bleeding Cool says, "Yes. David Tennant will be back in time for the Doctor Who anniversary. Be prepared to be surprised..." So, maybe one if that. Happy 50th Doctor Who!
The Hobbit will have an IMAX 3D preview of Star Trek Into Darkness
Tony has a review of the "Better-Than-I-Remember" Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Naked Now."
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Zachary Quinto said, "It's like an era of association with certain roles - a specific part like Spock, or a kind of part, like Sylar [in NBC series Heroes] - is coming to an end." This started a rumor that he's not coming back as Spock. Quinto responded on Twitter : "Simmer down kids. rumors are rumors for a reason. quotes out of context. let's let the second movie come out before we talk about a third..."
(Via Digital Spy)
Italian artist Andrea Eusebi
Escapist Magazine made the case that we should remake Star Wars.
Man Hits Darth Vader's Wife
This is one of those stories that got a lot of attention because it made a great headline, but the details are less interesting. Turns out there's a guy whose legal name is Darth Vader that got into a fight with someone. When the other guy swung at him, he hit Vader's wife instead. Yeah...still worth it for that headline, though.
[via Huffington Post]
Billy Dee Williams, when asked if he'd reprise his role of Lando Calrissian for Star Wars VII said, "I suppose so." Having seen him in person, I know Star Wars is on the short list of movies he cares about. So, this might be as close as we get to a confirmation.
Alex Ross Star Wars poster
(Via Agents of Geek)
The show has been canceled, but Last Resort creator Shawn Ryan says Episode 13 (presumably Jan 3) will serve as a full-fledged series finale. “We have time to tweak,” he said.
(Via TV Line)
This alternate ending for Thor is one of the special features being released with the upcoming 10-disc Marvel Phase One box Blu-Ray set.
Chris Hemsworth talked about his relationship with Jane in Thor 2. He said, "Definitely. For Thor and Jane, there are some unanswered questions now, since obviously he didn’t stop in and catch up with her in ‘Avengers.’ Thor might have some explaining to do in this one….There’s some fun to be had with that…And with Loki, we get down to the major bones of our conflict with everything that’s come from ‘Thor’ to ‘Avengers’ to now."
When asked his film Hulk director Ang Lee said, "I learned quite a bit about CG from The Hulk, and I wouldn't have been able to do Life of Pi without that. But it's easier to create an animal, because there exists a good reference so a tiger or a hyena is easier than a 2,000-pound rage monster... My problem is that I took the whole thing too seriously. I should have had more fun with it, instead of all the psychodrama! [Laughs.]"
The Amazing Spider-Man
The next Spider-Man movie is going to be much darker than the first. Here's the rumored short list of actors for the role of Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn. The biggest name is probably that of Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman, Catching Fire), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn), Douglas Booth (Noah), and Boyd Holbrook (Milk). All these choices are supposedly a reaction against last week's decision to go with a darker, edgier version of Harry, which pushed actors like Chronicle's Dane DeHaan to the forefront. The studio is reportedly looking for actors with "athleticism and good looks."
(Via Hollywood Reporter)
Synopsis: Ash has the power to communicate with ET's, a gift he needs to be stripped of by the end of the day or risk succumbing to its side-effects completely. This power is beginning to make him one of them - incredibly calculating, but devoid of any human emotion. He gains valuable time by ingesting prescribed sleeping inhalers which keep the symptoms at bay, but are quickly losing their effect as he grows more and more tired. In turn, he downs sachets of coffee to offset the inhalers, while trawling through the city meeting old acquaintances. It's through these human connections that he collects the pieces of the past that keep his emotional muscle working (a photo, a song, a piece of jewellery). By the end of the day his hope is to find a former interfacer like himself, rumored to live in the city and that has rid herself of the gift permanently.
Official Site http://www.vessel-movie.com/
Beauty and the Beast
Promo images for episode 8 "Trapped".
Summary: JT (Austin Basis) suspects that Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) is the trigger of Vincent’s (Jay Ryan) blackouts, so to disprove this theory, Vincent allows JT to inject him with endorphins and sedatives that force him into a fugue state. In flashback, Vincent recalls his time in Afghanistan when he received his first super soldier shot, and remembers who injected him with the DNA altering substance. He also recollects how the other soldiers experienced unpredictable side effects, including fugue states, and is relieved to know that Cat isn’t causing his blackouts. Vincent shares his memory about Murifield with Cat, who experiences some recollections of her own. Then, as Cat and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) investigate the attempted murder of a teen pop star (guest-star Max Schneider), Evan suspects that Cat is deliberately protecting the vigilante who saved him in the subway. Paul Fox directed the episode written by Emily Silver (#107).
- Alex is the theme of a blog hop "Cheers, Alex J. Cavanaugh"
- Jeremy has a great review of the Henry Mancini score for the 80s superhero comedy Condorman
- Craig sums up Red Dawn (2012) with the word "'Merica!"
- If you want to find out if a pet dies in a movie before you watch it, then check out doesthedogdie.com via Born For Geekdom
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