When The Walking Dead embarks on its annual midseason hiatus, it always feels like it takes forever to get back. Granted, it’s usually around a two-month gap, which is substantial, but it also goes to show you how effective they are at endings, as they always leave you with a “holy shit” moment or a cliffhanger that leaves you dangling, wondering what the hell is going to happen now. AMC’s hit zombie drama returns for the rest of season 5 this weekend, and now you can watch the first two minutes of “What Happened and What’s Going On.” If you’re not caught up, there are spoilers.
Star Trek 3 has had more than its share of problems already and they haven’t even put a single image on film (or, you know, whatever they use these days). Writer/director Roberto Orci stepped off after reports that he clashed with the Paramount Pictures execs over the direction of the franchise, but since then they’ve gradually pieced things together and it’s going to be interesting to say the least. Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin has taken over the reins, and series star Simon Pegg, who plays the rebooted version of Scotty, will co-write the script. Now it sounds like they might add one of the most badass living actors in a villain role, as well as a bunch of other potentially interesting characters.
According to Film Divider, the production is looking to cast a new antagonist who is supposed to be “Bryan Cranston-like.” While that’s intriguing, it’s not the potentially awesome part. The cool piece of this news is that not only do they want a Cranston-like figure, they want actual Bryan Cranston to play the part. There have even reportedly been talks between the two sides, and though there is no word on his reaction, that’s a prospect worth getting excited about.
Ruh roh. Last month word spread that Netflix’s contract with the BBC was about to end, resulting in the streaming service losing Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, and tons of other noteworthy shows. That story was one of the biggest ones we’ve run in a long time when it came to reader response, proving you folks take your streaming TV seriously. Well, Netflix thankfully renewed its contract and kept Who after all, but now there’s bad news for you Amazon Prime customers out there. Doctor Who and much of Prime Instant Video’s British television programming is about to go the way of the dodo, and it looks a lot less likely that there will be a last-minute reprieve this time around.
For big movie studios, the Super Bowl has become a launching point for the marketing for upcoming potential summer blockbusters, and this year was no exception. The Jurassic World TV spot that premiered yesterday is totally awesome and the more we see, the more it just looks like the entire movie is basically Star-Lord fighting a huge, evil, genetically enhanced dinosaur while commanding a herd of trained Velociraptors. That’s is so much more than okay with us, but it’s not all the Jurassic World marketing we’ve received recently, as they’ve now introduced a live “park cam.”
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World finds the much-troubled park now open to the public. Now, if you go to their website, there are a selection of camera feeds from various places in the park that give you a feel for daily life in the world.
While Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and really everything Star Wars related, is shrouded in secrecy, it’s not the only mysterious feature the House of Mouse has in the works. Well before we lay eyes on J.J. Abrams’ adventures in that galaxy far, far away, director Brad Bird will take us to Tomorrowland. A new TV spot premiered during the Super Bowl yesterday, and while it doesn’t offer much in the way of concrete detail, it certainly does capture your imagination.
Enigmatic, but engaging, everything we’ve seen thus far from Tomorrowland promises big ideas, sweeping adventure, and George Clooney’s smooth, soothing voice. This includes our latest look at the Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol director’s singular vision. The more we see from the film, the more questions there seem to be.
The most famous Hutt of all time, Jabba the, obviously met his end a long time ago in Return of the Jedi. While they’ve been around, none of the fat, slimy bastards have played that key a role in the Star Wars universe since, but according to the latest internet scuttlebutt, we could be seeing them show up again and play an important part sooner rather than later.
Be warned, fair readers, there are sure to be some SPOILERS beyond this point.