Matt Smith would like to return to Doctor Who

Matt Smith is currently doing the press tour for the second series of The Crown, obviously the question about Doctor Who was raised.

Speaking to MTV Smith said:

“I’d come back. Yeah, if the timing was right. I think we’ve got to give a few years to Miss Whittaker to get the TARDIS under her belt, as it were, and then yeah – one day.”

When asked if he has any advice for Jodie Whittaker, he added:

“I will tell Jodie what I told Peter [Capaldi] – listen to no-one.”

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“Ashamed” Kevin Smith to donate future royalties

After many allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein. Writer, director and actor Kevin Smith spoke out on social media in answer to a Twitter prompt.

“He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain,” Smith said of the powerful producer in a tweet on Oct. 9. “It makes me feel ashamed.”


Now, Smith has vowed to donate all future royalties, from his Weinstein-produced films to women in film, a nonprofit organisation.

Smith spoke about his decision, on the latest episode of his Hollywood babble-on podcast. Telling co-host Ralph Garman:

“My entire career is tied up with the man… It’s been a weird f***ing week, man. I just wanted to make some f***ing movies and that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made ‘Clerks.’ And no f***ing movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f**k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f***ing horrible.”

Smith hopes the money he’s donating will help women succeed without having to encounter men like Weinstein, in Hollywood.

He added, that even if the Weinstein Company goes under, he’ll donate $2,000 a month, to Women in Film. He has also offered to serve as a mentor to female filmmakers.

Experience fast and furious live

The fast and furious franchise has gone from strength to strength, the property has made over £3 billion at the global box office. Now, it’s getting an ambitious stage show.

The two-hour show will recreate scenes, stunts and locations from all 8 films. Fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies.

Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable. Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites — from Dom’s legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6.

Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise.

Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied for the opportunity to join the production and, following extensive auditions, have been whittled down to the ultimate elite team who have started a rigorous 4-month training camp in preparation for the world tour. They will be joined by some of the world’s leading parkour athletes resulting in a truly global cast who will be performing incredible stunts and never-before-seen live action.

The cast includes stunt drivers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland.

The tour will start at the 02, in London. Full information here.

Fan makes death threat to Dan Fogler

This weekend saw thousands of comic book fans attained London film and comic con. However, one fan had dark intentions…

Fantastic beats and where to find them actor Dan Fogler, made an impromptu and unannounced appearance at the Heavy Metal Magazine stand, to promote his new comic book. 

Obviously, as soon as Harry Potter fans heard he was there, his line grew very long, very quickly. He signed prints, posed for selfies and all was well. 
However, staff were alerted to an individual acting suspiciously in line. 

When asked why he was there, he stated he was on a mission to kill Dan Fogler, whom he beloved was the evil wizard Grindelwald using Polyjuice to disguise himself as “Jacob Kowalski”, Fogler’s character from Fantastic Beasts.

Luckily, a quick thinking member of staff was able to convince the deranged fan that Fogler is indeed, just an actor, as Kowalski was from the nineteen-twenties, so couldn’t possibly be at a convention in 2017. 

The fan then insisted Grimwald had used a “time turner” to move forward in time. To which, the member of staff reminded him that they only work backwards. 

The man then concluded that Dan, must be the grandson of Kowalski and decided to go visit Benedict Cumberbatch instead. He was escorted out of the building by security. 

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Cover revealed for Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise!

The Doctor Who and Mr.Men mashup’s have proven to be very popular, over the past few months. In October the Tenth Doctor and his companion Donna Noble will star in a brand new story – Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise!

Christmas Eve, and the Doctor and Donna are sipping at mugs of hot chocolate. Donna looks to the Doctor and announces, “I hope I get a surprise for Christmas.” The Doctor knows what he has to do.

The new book features Adam Hargreaves’ take on David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor, seen here for the first time in his iconic Mr Men style! Continuing the greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse with a Christmas adventure, the Tenth Doctor stars alongside much-loved companion Donna. Dr. Tenth: Christmas Suprise will publish on 17th October 2017 and is now available for pre-order here.

 

Venom won’t be part of the MCU

It’s no secret that Sony have long wanted to launch a “Spidey-verse”, and despite striking a deal with Marvel Studios for the use of Spider-Man in the MCU, with films such as; the Avengers and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequels. They’re planning to put their Spidey rights to good use; with or without the webcrawler and, without Marvel studios.

Next year sees the release of an animated Spider-Man movie, focusing on Miles Moraels, and last month, sony announced Venom and Silver & Black, the latter featuring the characters of Silver Sable and Black Cat.

As Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is cermented firmly in the MCU, there had been some speculation, as to where these films would take place.

Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige told AlloCine:

“For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony project.”

Many had assumed Venom would take place in a sepereate universe, but Keige’s answer does throw up other questions, such as; How will Venom’s origin be told  without Spider-Man? If Tom Holland’s Spider-Man isn’t involved, will Sony cast a different Spider-Man? Are they building to a Spidey-Verse that features Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield?

Venom is set for release on October, 2018.

The future is bright!

Here’s something exciting for fans of Black Mirror, the cult TV series is getting a range of book adaptadions, overseen by Charlie Brooker.

The three-volume series of original fiction novellas will be edited by creator Charlie Brooker, and each will be a collection of three all-new, all-original mid-length stories in the style of the show, written by **soon to be announced** leading names within the literary world.

BLACK MIRROR is the TV programme of our cultural moment. It is an addictive anthology series that uses science fiction tropes to make trenchant and unsettling commentary on the convergence between humanity and technology, and a promised future. Season one and two originally aired on Channel 4 between 2011 and 2014. In September 2015, Netflix commissioned a third season and the worldwide release in October 2016 led to further international critical acclaim. The heavily anticipated next Netflix season will be coming later this year.

The first original fiction volume will be published in February 2018, with the second volume scheduled for autumn 2018 and the third in 2019.

Charlie Brooker said:

“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors – that’s a joyous prospect. And they’re appearing in a high-tech new format known as a “book”. Apparently you just have to glance at some sort of ‘ink code’ printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story. Sounds far-fetched to me, but we’ll see.”

 

Jake Lingwood added:

“Black Mirror is the smartest, sharpest show on TV and as huge fans ourselves we know that we are always desperate for more episodes. In fact, more than we suspect it will ever be possible for Charlie to make.  That’s why we’re so inspired by Charlie’s total enthusiasm for this project and we’re completely salivating at the prospect of him working with some of the smartest, sharpest novelists around in order to create more Black Mirror – but this time in book form.”


BLACK MIRROR VOLUME 1

Royal Hardback, 22nd February 2018, £12.99, 9781785036743

Trade Paperback Export, 22nd February 2018, £12.99, 9781785037832

EBook, 22nd February 2018, £12.99, 9781473551848

TOPPS CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF STAR WARS WITH UNIVERSE STICKER COLLECTION

On the 40th anniversary of the very first Star Wars film, Topps, the UK’s leading collectibles company, is proud to present their biggest and most immersive sticker collection yet: Star Wars Universe!

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The latest collection from Topps spans all eight Star Wars films from the past 40 years, including the recent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The collection of Star Wars Universe stickers is the ultimate compendium for collectors of all ages.

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Fans will be able to explore the world of Star Wars from the time of the Clone Wars through the rise of the First Order, discovering the history of the Jedi and seductive power of the dark side along the way.

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Additionally, there will be added incentives including special foil stickers, die-cut shaped stickers, and even historic movie stickers.

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With 344 stickers to collect, Star Wars fans will learn about all the weapons and ships from the franchise including the Death Star, the evil Sith, and the heroic Rebel Alliance.

Louise Ramplin, Entertainment Marketing Manager at Topps, comments: “Star Wars was unleashed to the world and changed the cinematic landscape forever on May 25th, 1977. Now on the 40th anniversary, we are proud to celebrate the thrilling space saga with our biggest Star Wars collection yet. We’re confident the collection will be an instant hit with collectors and movie goers alike.”

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The Star Wars Universe collection will be on sale May 25th. Starter Packs will retail at £2.99 including six packets of stickers. Individual packs of five stickers will retail at 50p.

For more information, visit: www.toppsdirect.com. For the latest updates, follow @MyTopps on Twitter or visit https://www.facebook.com/MyTopps.

 

Warner bros cancels London premiere of Wonder Woman

Warner Bros. has announced the cancellation of the London premiere for Wonder Woman, following the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left many dead and injured earlier this week.

The premiere had been scheduled May 31 red carpet.

In a statement Warner Bros said:

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London”.

Titan comics announce a new era for Doctor Who

This Alpha issue kick-starts Titan’s DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY global event (Saturday September 2, 2017) and continues in the Ninth Doctor special that same week.

DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION, is an epic event – comprised of eight chapters over three months. That will croos-over all four ongoing series (Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor comics). The event will begin a new era for Titan’s Doctor Who comics, and will find the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor playing their part to battle The Void!

dw_event_2017_cover_b-photoThe Void has always existed: “No place. The silent realm. The lost dimension.” But the Void is no longer empty. The Void is hungry, and devouring our universe – through time and space. Now, the four Doctors must join forces to save…everything!

DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION will begin this August with a super-accessible Alpha issue from writers George Mann (Eleventh Doctor), and Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor), with art by Rachael Stott (Twelfth Doctor) and Rod Fernandes!

With three phenomenal covers including a very special embossed foil TARDIS cover, a photo cover by Will Brooks, and a multi-Doctor mash-up by Rachael Stott and Luis Guerrero, this is one event Whovians will not want to miss!

dw_event_2017_ninth_cover_a-adriana-meloLook out for more exciting reveals as to special guest characters, all-new writers and artists making their mark on the storyline, and more hints to the future, in the days and weeks to come!

For more information on Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line, visit www.titan-comics.com or follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.