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Third Hobbit Trailer Imminent

Word coming out from Alberta Culture is that a third trailer for The Hobbit has been completed, rated as PG, and is 2:25 long.

Supposedly, the new trailer will debut ahead of an unspecified film before the end of this month, so if you’ve been waiting for the chance to get your mithril on at the cinema, there’s not too long to wait!

According to theonering.net:

“While we don’t have anything concrete, the rumor is still that trailer #3 will be attached to movies that open the weekend of September 21-23 which, of course, includes the 75th anniversary of the publishing of The Hobbit (September 21, 1937) and World Hobbit Day (Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday) on September 22.”

We’re excited.  Positively tingling.

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David Tennant returning for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary?

David Tennant recently had an interview with G4, embedded below for your viewing pleasure, he was asked about Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary plans.

Who knows what will happen next year? I’m sure there are lots of plans being discussed in quiet rooms by men with long beards and great power.

He also mentioned he still has customary pinstripe suit and converse at hand.

I have it in a very secure location… I have one of everything that I wore. I hope moths haven’t got it!

In the interview itself it does look like he has a huge secret that he is dying to tell, but can’t! He also added;

I am not confirming or denying anything!

In the hope to keep the powers that be off his back. I would be very excited to see some of the other Doctors back (as well as Captain Jack) for the very special year in 2013.

 

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Ghostbusters 3 – No Bill Murray (AGAIN)

 

It looks like we  have finally found out if Bill Murray will or won’t be appearing in Ghostbusters 3. In an interview with the Metro newspaper Dan Aykroyd has said

Is Bill Murray doing it?

No, I can tell you he won’t be involved.

How do you feel about that?

It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.

This may allow us to finally put all the rumors to rest of will Bill Murray be involved or won’t he be involved that have been circulating ever since the news that work had begun on Ghostbusters 3. It seems a great shame that one of the leading characters from previous films won’t reprise his role to hand over the legacy to a new generation of Ghostbusters, but I am pretty certain that we won’t have heard the last of this from Bill Murray.

 

 

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Avengers TV show being discussed

According to Nellie Andreeva over at Deadline.com, preliminary discussions are underway with regards to bringing Marvel’s Avengers to the television screen.

The talks seem to be at an embryonic stage – or as Andreeva puts it, “a kernal of an idea” – and it seems that nothing is certain.

The only aspect that is ‘probable’ is that it will be set in the Avengers universe.  There’s no guarantee any of the characters from Joss Whedon’s blockbuster would even feature, and the show could be a complete spin-off set within the realm of the comic series, perhaps a “high concept” police show.

According to Deadline:

Establishing a primetime foothold has been a priority for Disney-owned Marvel. The company has developed several projects for ABC Studios over the last couple of years, one of which, a Hulk series, is still in the works. Search is under way for a new writer to pen the project.

I’m sure we’ll find out eventually.

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Nimoy set for Trek 2 role?

Rumours abound that Leonard Nimoy could reprise his role as Spock (in some capacity) in the upcoming ‘Star Trek’ sequel.

On Twitter, the actor wrote, “Humans. Please advise, does ‘talking’ sound like ‘appearing?’”

He followed this with the somewhat overly-vague “It seems the answer is ‘no,” except in some cases..’maybe.’ Very human. LLAP.”

 Rumours abound that this could mean a voiceover role, rather than an on-screen appearance.

Further details at: http://www.trektoday.com/content/2012/05/nimoy-tweets-about-trek-2/

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Del Toro ‘Out’ of Next Trek Film

Latest rumours emerging suggest that a deal with Benico Del Toro to appear in the upcoming Star Trek film is now dead in the water.

Previously, rumours claimed that Del Toro had been approached to be cast as the next villain – speculated to be Khan.

However, news has now surfaced that although Khan is going to be the next villain, Del Toro will not be the man for the job.

The plot thickens. For more details, head over to FilmSchoolRejects.

Dr. Horrible Movie On The Way?

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According to star Neil Patrick Harris, plans are afoot to have Dr. Horrible and his rather fantastic Sing-Along Blog return as a feature film.

Speaking to MTV, Harris said, "Apparently they’re making a ‘Dr. Horrible’ sequel — a feature film, I hope… I hope they cast me in it — we’ll see."

"I don’t know of what scale. They’re talking all options, because they made the first ‘Dr. Horrible’ in five days on no budget at all — that was its intention."

Joss Wants You! at Comic-Con

Joss Whedon of Buffy, Firefly, and Dollhouse fame is teaming up with documentarist Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) for the San Diego Comic-Con International, and they want your help!

The two directors want to follow “a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans” for three months leading up to this year’s Comic-Con, as well as at the event.  They are looking for all types of people for this documentary about the mecca of geek culture.

No word yet on how to apply for this opportunity of a geek’s lifetime, but we’ll keep our Watchers on the lookout.

Source: E! Online

Wolverine 2 Eyes 2011 Shoot

In terms of franchises which interested me at the beginning, but now seem utterly tedious, the X-Men film franchise is one of them.

Quite why they think Wolverine 2 needs to be made is beyond me.

Nonetheless, Hugh Jackman has announced (well, sort of) in an interview at the People’s Choice 2010 awards that he expects filming to begin in a "Wolverine’s going to be back. He’s going to Japan. We shoot that probably in a year, year-and-a-half, something like that."

He sounds as enthusiastic about the whole film idea as I do.

So, with a 2011 shoot in mind, we can probably expect to see the film hitting the screens sometime in 2012. 

Personally, I think I’ll see Star Trek 2 (or is it 12?!) instead.