Archive for July, 2016

At SDCC today the crowd in Hall H got a glimpse of Series 4 of BBC’s Sherlock with a new trailer. The panel included Benedict Cumberbatch, Amanda Abbington, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue.

Moriarty may or may not still be making trouble – we can’t tell if he’s really dead from this trailer – but Sherlock has his hands full with a new villain, played by Toby Jones. A bit of trivia: Jones co-starred with Cumberbatch in 2011’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

The trailer is worth watching if for nothing else other than the normally sweet Mrs. Hudson calling Mycroft a reptile.

The series will appear sometime in early 2017 on the BBC and then on PBS’ Masterpiece.

#SherlockBBC #BenedictCumberbatch

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Another SDCC release, this time from CBS for its upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery. This shows the starship being released from its docking bay:

Unfortunately the series will reside on CBS All Access, which means a paid subscription. There will be a sneak peek on the regular CBS network before it goes All Access only.


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Warner Bros. released some footage from the upcoming Justice League flick at SDCC. The film premieres November 17, 2017.

The League consists of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

#JusticeLeague #SDCC

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BBC’s Sherlock will have a panel today at SDCC. Since Benedict Cumberbatch was in the house yesterday for Doctor Strange, I imagine we can expect to see him there. Also on hand will be co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, along with producer (and Moffat spouse) Sue Vertue and star Amanda Abbington.

The panel will be in Hall H this morning.

Moffat has hinted that the upcoming fourth series may be the last we see as stars Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been very busy making much higher-paying blockbuster films. It takes quite a lot of time to create three 90-minute episodes and scheduling everyone is getting to be a real headache. I’d be quite happy, though, if we had the occasional standalone TV movie, if it’s that or nothing.

#SherlockBBC #BenedictCumberbatch #SDCC

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Warner Bros. released a trailer for Wonder Woman at SDCC.

The film stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.  It will be released June 2, 2017.

#WonderWoman #GalGadot #ChrisPine

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At SDCC it was announced that Brie Larson would headline the Captain Marvel film. This marks Marvel’s first film with a female lead.

Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, is a human who is a former Air Force pilot and served with Nick Fury in the C.I.A. Eventually moving on to join NASA, she encounters a Kree, Mar-vell, the original Captain Marvel.  They end up having a relationship,  and when they’re in an explosion together Carol winds up with a mixture of Kree and human DNA. Must have been some explosion!

The film is scheduled to be released March 8, 2019.

#CaptainMarvel #BrieLarson

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We didn’t get a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer at SDCC, but there was still a lot of GOTG2 news.

Guardians is getting the Disneyland treatment! Here’s Joe Rohde with the details on how Mission: BREAKOUT! is being created. Visitors will enter into The Collector’s lair, where the Guardians have been imprisoned. Rocket will request their assistance in breaking himself and his pals out, which will no doubt involve a bone-shaking ride.

The new attraction should be ready next summer. Go here for some concept art on the Disney website.

Director James Gunn also gave us quite a bit of information on the film itself in this Facebook post. He calls this info “minor spoilers,” but there’s one very major one in there – namely, who is the father of Peter Quill? It’s a mind-blower! So if you don’t want to know, skip that post.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG

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Get ready for a torrent of posts about what’s been goin’ on at SDCC! A lot of Marvel news was released, so let’s get started with the best first…

A very cool new Doctor Strange trailer was released! Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong were on hand in Hall H for the reveal.

#SDCC #DoctorStrange #BenedictCumberbatch

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The BBC’s Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch received Emmy nominations for the Victorian-era special The Abominable Bride, which was nominated in the TV Movie category.

Emmy_via_colliderHere are some other notable nominations (notable, at least, from my point of view): Tatiana Maslany was nominated in the Lead Actress in a Drama category for Orphan Black; Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba join Benedict in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category, Tom for The Night Manager and Idris for Luther; Downton Abbey received a Drama Series nom, and star Maggie Smith was also nominated; and The Night Manager was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

Hugh Laurie was also nominated for The Night Manager, in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.  It was very odd to see House as a bad guy!  Star Trek’s Chris Pine also got a surprise nomination, for his voice-over role in SuperMansion.

It looks like the British shows did very well!

The Emmys will air on ABC on September 18th.  The full list of nominees is here on the official website.

Congratulations to all!

Image: Emmy statue via Collider

#Emmys #Sherlock #BenedictCumberbatch #TomHiddleston #DowntonAbbey

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San Diego Comic-Con will run from July 21st to the 24th at the San Diego Convention Center.

The official Twitter feed is here, the website is here.

For those of you brave enough to face the crowds, there will be plenty of fun for Sherlock, Star Trek, Star Wars and Marvel fans.  Don’t forget the premiere of Star Trek Beyond on Wednesday, July 20, at the Embarcadero Marine Park.  There will be a drawing beginning at 11 a.m. for tickets to the premiere that night, so if you’re interested go here for details on how to get in on that.

A complete program schedule is here.

Have fun, be safe.

#SDCC #SanDiegoComicCon

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The BBC’s Poldark returns for a second series in September.  On the BBC it will premiere on September 4th, while here in the U.S. we will have to wait until September 25th for it to show up on PBS’ Masterpiece.

The premiere will be two hours long, beginning at 8 Eastern, so set your DVR’s accordingly.  The series will continue each Sunday for an hour beginning at 9 p.m., and will end on November 27th.

A third series is already being planned.  Some say this throws cold water on the notion that star Aidan Turner will be getting the James Bond gig, but I’m not so sure.  We’re still waiting… and waiting… for Barbara Broccoli to make up her mind on that one.

#Poldark #AidanTurner

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We now know the name of the villain Mads Mikkelsen is playing in Doctor Strange.

kaecilius-marvel-comics-close-up_via_comicbook_comComicBook.com has the skinny on Kaecilius, courtesy of a prequel comic released by Marvel. The image shown is obviously Mikkelsen.  Kaecilius, according to marvel.wikia.com, is associated with Baron Mordo, who is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming film.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, a.k.a. The Sorcerer Supreme, and will be released on November 4.

Image: Marvel Comics via comicbook.com

#DoctorStrange #BenedictCumberbatch #MadsMikkelsen

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