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Fox’s Minority Report Casts One Returning Actor And One Newcomer

Minority ReportFox’s Minority Report has been rolling along at a good clip. The development process appears to be going fairly smooth, and after the pilot got the green light from the network last month, they’ve added two new pieces to the cast, or more accurately, one new piece, and one old piece.

You’re probably well aware that Minority Report the series is based Minority Report the movie, the 2002 Steven Spielberg-directed, Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi actioner (which is, itself, based on a Philip K. Dick short story). Cruise is not going to be back for the upcoming show—unless it’s terrible, you have to imagine that this will get picked up, though it’s Fox, so it’ll be cancelled right when we fall in love with it—but according to Deadline, Daniel London, who appeared in the film, will reprise his role for the pilot. Newcomer Li Jun Li is also set to join the party.

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Check Out This Picture Of The Ghostbusters Team Together For The First Time

ghostbustersThere has been a lot of talk about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which, as you probably know by now, will be directed by Paul Feig and star a quartet of hilarious women—Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Production is still a ways off, as it won’t start rolling until sometime this summer, but the four stars did have the opportunity to hang out at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special this weekend, and now we’ve got our first look at the new ghost-busting team.

Jones originally tweeted this candid pic, which has since made the rounds all from one end of the internet to the other. Feig was apparently also in attendance for the celebration, though he, obviously, does not appear in this photo (perhaps he’s the one behind the camera and this is the first time he directed all four women together—probably not).

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That Massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reveal May Be Bunk After All

Luke SkywalkerAt this point, who the hell even knows how many rumors there have been about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and however many there are, there are only going to be dozens more before we hit the December 18 release date. With all the swirling, conflicting reports, we don’t know what to believe, and we won’t know anything for certain until we finally sit down in that darkened theater—Disney, Lucasfilm, and J.J. Abrams sure as hell aren’t going to tell us much, if anything. But returning franchise star Mark Hamill have outed one of the biggest rumors floating around as being total BS.

Just a warning, there are potential spoilers beyond this point, but you probably already knew that.

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #8 Dives Into Endless War

Doctor WhoThis issue of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, #8, “The Infinite Astronaut, as well as the previous one, have made a big deal about this being a two-part affair. What this really does is drive home the difference between this Titan Comics title and the other two current Doctor runs—The Tenth and Twelfth Doctors. Both of those comics have, thus far in their youngish runs, only unveiled their arcs across multiple issues, even as many as five or six to fully wrap a story up. This is one of the biggest fundamental differences, and with such a truncated narrative approach, it’s been difficult to get as invested in The Eleventh Doctor as the other two. And while this two-parter is a move in the right direction, it’s not a particularly big step.

We find the Doctor, and his band of weirdo misfit travelling companions—future past rock star Jones, the creature known as ARC, and, of course, former librarian assistant Alice Obifune—in the same situation as they were when the last issue ended. They’re in the middle of a never-ending space war that they need to stop before it costs any more lives or engulfs the Earth—and you know how the Doctor feels about war.

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The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman May Have Just Yelled Out A Huge Spoiler

Lets get this out of the way right up front, there are SPOILERS for The Walking Dead beyond this point. It won’t to terribly shocking to those of you current on the comic books, but if you’re not current, what you read here could very well ruin your day. No joke. You’ve been warned.

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Robert Kirkman’s Exorcism Drama Outcast Gets A Full Season Order, Details Here

OutcastRobert Kirkman is obviously best known of his work on The Walking Dead, the grim, zombie apocalypse comic that became one of the biggest shows on TV when AMC adapted it. (Given the gory nature, I still have no clue how it became so overwhelming popular with a mainstream audience.) But he’s expanding his brand, both with the much talked about Walking Dead spinoff Cobalt, or whatever it’s going to be called, and with the exorcism drama Outcast, which just got an order from Cinemax.

The premium cable network announced that they will give Outcast a full, ten-episode season order. Based on the Skybound/Image Comics series of the same name, created by Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, the story follows a young man named Kyle Barnes, who will be played by Almost Famous star Patrick Fugit (who also had a nice turn recently in Gone Girl). Kyle has battled demonic possessions his whole life, and with the help of a preacher named Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginian evangelist who thinks he’s part of God’s army against evil on Earth, he heads out on a quest to have a normal life. What Kyle doesn’t know is that his journey, and what he discovers, will change his own fate and that of the world.