Archive for October 18th, 2010
Always looking to see what David Tennant is up to, I’m now hearing from multiple sources that he may be up for an unnamed role in The Hobbit, and that Jekyll‘s James Nesbitt may have already been offered another role, and Michael Fassbender (Magneto in X-Men: First Class) is also up for a role. Martin Freeman (Sherlock) is still the expected frontrunner for Bilbo, so none of these others are likely up for that part. No casting announcements have been made (although Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are fully expected), so these could just be random rumors, but here’s hoping…
To wrap up the Syfy Digital Press Tour, we got access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park. I’ve been following this place eagerly since opening, with a family trip planned in a couple months – but a “preview” without having to deal with the huge crowds? That would be just amazing…
To finish off our coverage of the Syfy Digital Press Tour panels, we’ve got a bit more of Syfy’s reality programming.
First up was Destination Truth, with paranormal investigator Josh Gates, which has become a staple in the Syfy lineup and is currently finishing it’s 4th season and production beginning on 6 all new episodes. So, where are they headed in the new episodes?
Disney’s first major benefit of acquiring Marvel may be in the distribution rights to the upcoming Marvel films The Avengers and Iron Man 3, with Paramount assigning the rights to Disney for a guaranteed minimum up front of $115 million against the distribution fees. Paramount will retain the rights on Thor and Captain America.