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Twitter has become the preferred source to release big movie news for a lot of actors and directors. There are pros and cons in using this particular media; on the one hand it’s direct and immediate, but on the other hand social platforms can turn into wretched hives of scum and villainy so quickly that you regret the day you ever heard the word tweet (even in a bird context). But the following looks like news that will definitely get fans of a certain persuasion excited. To put it this way, if you’re one of those people that was pissed that the Deadpool you saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine bore no physical resemblance to the Deadpool you know and love from the comics, prepare to flip your lid. (more…)

It’s official, BBC Worldwide is launching a Doctor Who convention of their very own. Named the Doctor Who Official Convention (Clever name, lads.) it is being held at Millennium Centre in Cardiff in March 24th -25th of 2012. The con will only be a one day event though, with the activities of Saturday repeating on Sunday. And admission will also be £100. Ouch.

As of right now the only scheduled guests are Stephen Moffat and Matt Smith. Definitely plan on whoever the companions of the current season to be there, with possibly a few past TARDIS residents as well. Holding the convention where they film the show is a neat perk and they’ll being taking full advantage of this fact. Your ticket includes,

    • Interactive Q&A panel discussions with the cast and crew
    • Prosthetics & special effects demonstrations
    • Official props and costume displays
    • Official merchandise & collectables

Autograph or photos with any of the main cast members will cost extra.

For more info check out their website. For ticketing info go here. And I say expect mass hysteria when it comes to the sale of those tickets. We’re talking San Diego Comic Con-type sell out because there are only 1500 tickets available.

Are you down? Will you be traveling across the pond for the first ever, official Doctor Who con?

Source: Bleeding Cool

 

In other Whovian news, Eve Myles doesn’t think the Torchwood crew would be a good addition to the Anniversary special of Doctor Who. Assuming, of course, there will be a 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special. Myles is against a crossover between the two series because of Torchwood‘s adult themes.

We have lots of adult themes running in Torchwood and I think it would be inappropriate for us to have anything to do with Doctor Who because it’s predominantly a family programme.

I think that where Torchwood is, it deals with darker subjects and I think inter-mixing them, if they want to do that, then fine., but I can tell you that I’m not involved in it – they won’t give me guns or a bazooka.

I think her concern is a little silly. Jack’s made the crossover between the two series plenty of times. We even saw Myles in Doctor Who during “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End.” Where she was, in fact, seen carrying a big fucking gun.

So, what do you think will really happen for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary? With the date already garnering so much buzz the Beeb must have something planned, right? I don’t find it a coincidence their first official convention is next year, either.

Source: The Mary Sue

Just one of those times when all the rumors are true. Nightwing will be available as a DLC releasing on November 1st, only two weeks after Batman: Arkham City‘s release (October 18th, for those not in the know and not completely obsessed). Like, Robin, Nighwing will be playable in the challenge maps, Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The Nightwing DLC will retail on Xbox Live for 560 Microsoft points or on PSN for $6.99.

Also, some exciting news, Robin will not only be a Best Buy exclusive. If you don’t pick up your copy of Arkham City from Best Buy you can wait until November 22nd when his bundle will also become available as a DLC. Both the Nightwing and Robin bundles will include additional skins, for example skins from Batman: The Animated Series.

Below is our first official image of Nightwing from Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive, and it is sooooo much better than those leaked screen shots from a few days ago. Seriously. Mrowr.

Source: Comics Alliance