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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Playing catch up...

Due to having a month or two away from my blog there are a number of headlines I missed posting. I really don't have the time (or energy) to post each one individually with images etc so below is a brief one line overview for each bit of news I found important. Some of it is probably very old news for you !

Watchmen movie ending changed to not include giant squid from the original comic book.

Marvel change James Rhodes/ War Machine actor from Terence Howard to Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2, Howard has no idea why!

Robert Downey Jr and Don Cheadle now confirmed as signed on for 2011 Avengers movie as Iron Man and War Machine.

David Tennant signs on for Dr.Who movie as well as new series but new actor (possibly Paterson Joseph, the first Black actor to play Dr.Who) is proposed for following series.

Johnathan Kent is killed off again in the DC Comics continuity.

Ghostbusters 3 is now in the works as all the original cast say yes (including the eternally difficult Bill Murray), but a female character may be added to the original 4 "Busters" this time round.

Gears of War, Bioshock and Kane and Lynch video games all now greelit for Hollywood movies.

Dr. Strange now added to Marvel movie releases before 2012 (Christian Bale maybe the lead?)

Daniel Craig turned down main role Marvel Thor movie.

XXX: The return of Xander Cage (XXX 3 basically) is set for release in 2010 with Vin Diesel set to reprise his role from the 1st movie.

American Pie 4 set for release in cinemas in the next 2 years with the original cast returning (no more straight to DVD spin-offs).

Stargate Atlantis cancelled to make way for "Stargate Universe" which centers on a simple reconnaissance mission that turns into a never-ending quest as a new crew of Stargate explorers gates onto the Destiny, an Ancient ship that is unable to return to Earth. They will travel to the far reaches of the universe, encountering new races, enemies and adventures.

New Futurama movie DVD now out, Into the Wild Green Yonder the fourth movie due next spring with the good chance of a series now set to follow.

Tim Burton's 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland now set to star Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, Christopher Lee and Alan Rickman!

Samuel L Jackson bulking up to play Nick Fury in "Avengers" and possible Nick Fury standalone movie.

Knight Rider picked up for a full season by NBC as ratings get better and better.

Seth Rogan slimming down considerably for the role of Green Hornet with popular Hong Kong Director/ Actor Stephen Chow directing and starring as Kato.

Battlestar Galactica returns on US TV at 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2009, with the remaining episodes of its fourth and final season culminating with the series finale on March 20.

Creators of Xena would love to make a reunion movie with all the original cast.

M. Night Shyamalan wanting to make an Unbreakable sequel.

Megan Fox has signed on to appear in a film adaptation of Michael Turner's Fathom comic series.

Johnny Depp will reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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