Moffat Speaks – What Would’ve, Could’ve Been Had Eccleston Showed for the 50th

- 12-16-13TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While most Doctor Who fans were happy enough to see David Tennant come back and sit beside Matt Smith and John Hurt for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, it stands to reason that we would have been even more pleased should Christopher Eccleston have joined them. In fact, he was in talks to return for the episode, though those talks never quite panned out. In a recent interview, showrunner Steven Moffat spoke a bit about what might have been had Eccleston agreed. (more…)

Moffat Talks the ‘Who’ Surprise From New Minisode

- 11-15-13TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As our own Sarah Moran observed this morning, if you haven’t had a chance yet to see the new Doctor Who pre-“Day of the Doctor” minisode, “Night of the Doctor” then drop what you’re doing and watch it now. Good, so now that you’ve watched it, read below to learn what mastermind Steven Moffat has to say about that blast from the past, and how and why he thought it was a good idea to bring this person back to the TARDIS after all this time. (more…)

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Featurette Says Hello to the Bad-Guy

- 11-01-13Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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As if we haven’t been hammered (hehe, get it?) in the head enough with Thor: The Dark World footage, here’s another featurette for the film. This one focuses on the villain Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston. It features several of the cast member discussing the character and shows off some footage.

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Moffat Speaks – Why No Eccleston in 50th Anniversary Special?

- 10-14-13TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With the coming of the almighty Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, it’s only natural that Who fans both old and new should expect something profoundly amazing from showrunner Steven Moffat.  To many of us that means bringing in multiple Doctors and letting us get our nerd-boners up as we see our favorites returning to the screen for at least a little while.  And while David Tennant will be making an appearance (along with once-companion Billie Piper), Christopher Eccleston is a no-show.  So what’s the deal, Moffat? (more…)

New Photo Spread For ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Has Tons of Pics

- 08-23-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Empire has a new spread on Thor: The Dark World featuring some beautiful images from the film. Directed by the talented Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Hell, this guy has directed episodes of some of my favorite television series, way to many to name), Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson and newcomers Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim) and Zachary Levi (Fandral).

The Empire spread, as always, has some interesting quotes about the movie:

“You know, we are killing Asgardians in this movie,” says director Alan Taylor inside. “It turns out immortality isn’t all that it was cracked up to be.”

Explains producer Craig Kyle, “Asgard at the beginning of the first film was at a time of peace. Now our guys have been fighting for over a year, constantly. It’s a time of war.

“When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal. If Thor didn’t succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn’t have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that’s what our guys have been doing now – trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms.”

Sounds like there is trouble in paradise for the Asgardians. This time around there should be plenty of action. My only question about the pictures is, “Who is that rocky headed guy Thor is laughing with or at?”

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Will you be in a theater seat November 8th when the movie opens?

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All New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer is Here!

- 08-07-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel StudiosThor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.

Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.

Via: Coming Soon

Great Odin’s Ravens! There’s a New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Poster Out

- 08-01-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Entertainment Weekly has snagged the latest movie poster for Thor: The Dark World. There’s plenty to look at with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane (Natalie Portman) all snugly, Loki ( Tom Hiddleston) all smirky, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) all knowingly knowing, Hiemdall (Idris Elba) standing tall and standing guard, and don’t overlook Sif (Jaimie Alexander)  & the Warriors Three Fandral, Volstagg, Hogun (Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano) all attacky and action bound.

There’s still a couple of months until the November 8th release date for Thor: The Dark World, so we’ll be getting a lot more looks at the production and how it ties into the other Marvel Movies coming out later this year.

You can also see Malketh’s (Christopher Eccleston) face in the top background while his minion army of Dark elves threaten to overwhelm Thor and Asgard. What we haven’t seen yet is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurge, that’s what I’m really interested in seeing next, as he should have a knock down drag out fight with Thor at some point in the movie.

Will you be in a theater seat on opening weekend?

Via: Comingsoon

The Doctor of ‘Doctor Who’ Was Almost (Sort of) Canadian

- 07-03-13TV Posted by NickBungay

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As one of the younger Doctor Who fans on the planet I never got into the BBC series until midway through its revival in 2005. It wasn’t because of the plot or adjusting to British slang, that learning curve is long gone, it was the Northern accent of star Christopher Eccleston that did some of us in. For us Canadians anyway, it almost led to the unthinkable – re-dubbing The Doctor.

Language barriers are nothing new, but why re-dub English with Canadian English?

Well, it appears Blogtor Who got their hands on a copy of the upcoming Doctor Who special-edition DVD, “The Green Death“, featuring a documentary titled “The Unquiet Dead“. In the documentary, Who showrunner Russell T. Davies and the BBC’s former controller of drama commissioning Jane Tranter discuss the CBC‘s (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) suggestion to re-dub Christopher’s voice with a Canadian. They’re reason being Canadian audiences wouldn’t be able to understand the Doctor’s distinct accent. This was brought up due to the fact that the company at the time was a financing partner and co-producer of the series in 2005.

No offense to my people, but I grew up surrounded by people from Newfoundland, the accent is almost exactly that same. Even then there’s no need for it and, thankfully, Davies dismissed the notion saying, “You’re not doing that to our lead actor!

And with that the show went on, three Doctors later and we’re still dubbing-free. What do you think, though? Should Canada have a had a Canadian voiced Doctor?

Source: Blastr

New Photos and Website from ‘The Dark World’ AKA: ‘Thor 2′

- 05-27-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Happy Memorial Day everyone. To celebrate go to the official site for Thor: The Dark World. The film comes out on November 8th, but you can go to the website now and see photos, get downloads and other stuff.

But seriously, you want something a little more spoilery than a studio sanctioned website. I hear you. Which is why we now present these new photos from Empire Magazine. I actually lied just then about the spoilers, there’s really nothing resembling spoiler, but unless I’m mistaken, this is our first look at Christopher Eccleston as Dark Elf leader Malekith. Check out the photo gallery below:

Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, and directed by Alan Taylor comes out in theaters this fall.

Source: Coming Soon

Rumor: Christopher Eccleston Pulls Out of the ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special He Was Never Involved In

- 04-05-13TV Posted by Chris D.

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A while back, there was a whole slew of news stories about Christopher Eccleston, who played the 9th Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who, flipping off the entire sci-fi community by saying he had absolutely no interest in returning for a 50th anniversary special. Given the rumors about the circumstances around his departure from the show, I suppose that makes sense.

Then there were some rumors that he’d had a change of heart and decided he would participate in the festivities. The latest rumor is that he’s now a bigass party pooper and has pulled out of the production just before filming started.

The BBC’s official word on it, though, is that Eccleston was never formally attached to the 50th anniversary episode. While they admit that he did meet with showrunner Steven Moffatt, there was never a contractual agreement that he would be involved so his non-participation really doesn’t affect the proceedings at all.  So whatever.

Doesn’t really matter, in my opinion; at least we’ll get to see how things go between Handy and Eleven!

What do y’all think? Would it have made a difference to you if Eccleston had decided to return for the special?

Source: Digital Spy, Blastr