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Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Casts Brad Pitt’s Wingnut As A Woman And Adds A New Villain

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12 MonkeysFrom the first moment we heard that Syfy was reworking Terry Gilliam’s wingnut time travel adventure 12 Monkeys into a continuing series, my first question has been, what about Jeffrey Goines? We’ve heard about the casting of most of the key roles, and even seen a trailer full of footage from the pilot episode, but there wasn’t even a peep about the character played by Brad Pitt. That is until now. But, like the rest of the show, there have been some significant changes made to the part, chief among them, the character is now a woman. They’ve also added a new villain into the mix.

According to a press release, Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis) has been cast in the role, though there is no word on what her name might be. Part of my hopes they just keep it Jeffrey Goines, because why the hell not. In Gilliam’s 1995 original—which is itself based on the avant-garde French short La Jetee—Jeffrey is a rich lunatic that the time travelling James Cole, played by Bruce Willis in the film and Aaron Stanford (X-Men 2) in the series, meets in a present day mental institution.

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Simon Pegg Coyly Responds To Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors

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simon pegg star trek into darknessAny time an actor gets questioned about a potential role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, they get incredibly cheeky and put together answers that don’t actually answer the question being asked. And who is going to be cheekier than the hilarious Simon Pegg? An offhand Comic-Con comment by Benedict Cumberbatch, in which the Sherlock actor referred to Abrams’ “continuing use of Simon Pegg,” sparked rumors that the Shaun of the Dead star could be involved in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. Pegg directly addressed this in a recent interview, and the British actor politely danced around the subject without ever saying, “No.” My money is on him being in this thing. (To be noted, I only have a penny.)

Wryly acknowledging that Cumberbatch did say “something” at Comic-Con, Pegg uses a deliberate choice of words that are full of implications and innuendo, but nothing so concrete. “J.J. uses me in different roles, and we’re good friends,” he told Vulture. “I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie.” He then shares his disinterest in people pointing at the screen and saying, “Oh, there’s Simon Pegg’s face.” He follows that up by calling the film cleverly cast with these amazing, unknown actors.

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Interstellar Unveils An Interactive Website And Will Drop A New Trailer Tomorrow

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InterstellarAnytime Christopher Nolan makes a movie, it’s a big deal. From his Dark Knight trilogy to Inception, we make it a point to watch whatever the hell he puts out there, and his upcoming sci-fi adventure Interstellar is near the top of our must see list. Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the Paramount panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and debuted a new trailer for the mysterious film. It hasn’t been released yet, but word is that it will come down the pipeline before long, and they’ve also unveiled a new interactive website to keep you occupied until then.

The latest trailer for Interstellar is slated to drop online sometime tomorrow—see, I told you it was happening soon. We don’t know exactly when just yet, but as soon as it hits, you can bet we’ll get it up and share it with you fine folks. Or, if you would rather see it on a big screen, and can contain yourself for just a couple of days, you can wait until Friday, when the trailer will reportedly screen with Marvel’s deep space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. You were going to go see that anyway, right? (If you weren’t, you need to, it’s as awesome as you hoped it would be.)

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Norman Reedus Talks Beth And Daryl And What He Wore To Walk Around Comic-Con

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Walking DeadNorman Reedus had an eventful Comic-Con. The Walking Dead star figured prominently in the show’s presence at the massive geek convention. During interviews he revealed some of the feelings shared by his character, Daryl Dixon, when it comes to Beth, played Emily Kinney. Because he’s a fan-favorite, and unable to randomly wander around such an event without being mobbed, he also donned a clever disguise in order to roam around and check out the festivities.

In the second half of The Walking Dead season four, the core group was forced to leave their prison safe house and splintered into various smaller factions. One of these was comprised solely of Daryl and Beth, which led to one of the best episodes of the entire year, “Still.” Not much happens from an external perspective, Reedus and Kinney are the only two credited actors, and the bulk of the action involves them getting drunk and talking.

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The Guardians Of The Galaxy Cast Loses At Marvel Trivia To A Five-Year-Old Girl

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Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to conquer the box office this weekend, and the early reviews suggest we’re in for not only one of the best Marvel movies yet, but also a damned entertaining space opera in and of itself. But while Star-Lord and the Guardians may be bold enough to face down such cosmic menaces as Ronan the Accuser, Korath the Pursuer, and even the Mad Titan Thanos himself, it turns out they’re no match at all for five-year-old Mia Grace Montross…at least not when it comes to Guardians-related trivia questions. Watch her clean the Guardians cast’s clocks below. I need to take a moment to get past how adorable she is when delivering the answer “cybernetic enhancements.”

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Maze Runner Posters Feature Mazes, Running, And Mystery

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The Maze RunnerFollowing up a successful screening at San Diego Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox has begun the promotional push for The Maze Runner in earnest. This morning saw the release of a sparkly new trailer, and hot on the heels of that, there are nine new posters, most of which were created outside of the marketing department, for you to gawk at. You can probably expect to see a lot of this between now and when the film opens on September 19.

Based on James Dashner’s best-selling young adult novel, The Maze Runner is Fox’s attempt to get in on the lucrative teen dystopia market, and they don’t get much more teen that this. In fact, there are only teens in the vast majority of this story. A young man named Thomas (Dylan O’Brien from MTV’s Teen Wolf) wakes up in a dark elevator that takes him to The Glade, a mysterious open space that is in the middle of a giant, ever changing maze. Every day doors open allowing the other teenage boys, none of whom know who they are or where they came from, out into the maze in hopes of finding a way out. When Teresa (Kaya Scodelario, Moon) shows up, the first ever female in the Glade, things start to get crazy.