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Rumor: Khan to be villain in Star Trek 2 but it won’t be Del Toro

by on Dec.06, 2011, under Movies

Apparently the hot rumors that Benicio Del Toro (The Wolfman) would play the bad guy in Star Trek 2 – rumored to be Khan himself – aren’t true. Vulture reports that negotiations fell apart last week for him to take the role. But is the role to be Khan, played both in the original series and again in the second original timeline movie by the late Ricardo Montalban? Vulture reports that their insiders say it is true – but in reading last Friday’s report from Hitfix saying Del Toro was out, I’m also reading another possibility. Hitfix says when asked about the report that Del Toro was signed to play Khan, J.J. Abrams only response was, “Not true.” Which isn’t true? That Del Toro was signed, or that the role isn’t Khan? It does seem likely that Khan is the villain, but who knows.

I’m sure there will be a few more rumors to go before we get the real lowdown.

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See the prequel short to the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas special

by on Dec.06, 2011, under Television

The prequel teaser for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” is now available online and you can watch it below! See who’s got their finger on the button! And then bite your nails waiting until Christmas Day to see how it turns out!

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Confirmed: Harry Potter coming to Hollywood, and expansion in Orlando

by on Dec.06, 2011, under Fun Stuff, Movies

Universal Parks & Resorts confirmed in a press conference today the hot rumor for the past week: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will come to Hollywood – specifically the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Very little details was given, such as how they’d fit it in the park (and it WILL be part of the park, not a separate park) – but it would definitely include Hogwart’s castle and the Forbidden Journey ride.

Also confirmed but with even less detail given is that the existing WWOHP section at Islands of Adventure in Orlando will be expanded, as long rumored – but that’s it. Some rumors state that they will somehow connect to space becoming available in the Universal Studios park (fueled by the recent announcement that the long-standing Jaws attraction is closing) – but they are fairly far apart with lots of support buildings and access roads in between. More likely is that it will take over more of the Lost Continent area.

Update: Hypable has a live blog of the announcement.

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