Excited though we are for ‘Doctor Who’ to send off 2014 with its annual Christmas special, this year’s featuring Nick Frost as a sinister-seeming Santa, we can’t shake trepidation over recent rumors that “Last Christmas” would prove the…well, last for Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Clara. Now, the BBC has stepped in to address the departure, while another rumor suggest Clara will be around a bit longer.
It’s become common practice these days for studios to plot out their franchises years in advance, but Marvel wasn’t the first studio to start that trend. George Lucas always had ideas in mind for more ‘Star Wars’ stories and liked to think ahead (or in the case of the prequels—think back). But it might surprise you to know that he had plans for Mark Hamill to have a role in something that sounds awfully similar to ‘The Force Awakens.’
Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ video game “Iron From Ice” took us all by surprise with the announcement that HBO series stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Iwan Rheon and Natalie Dormer would lend their voices, but the fantasy video game from the makers of ‘The Walking Dead’ adaptation have even more in store. Not only will a new trailer arrive in early December, but the game itself will be available to play one day later!
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, the Minions have a holiday message, ‘Boyhood’ lands at the top of an important list, and the voice actors in the new ‘Peanuts’ movie are revealed.
‘Frozen’ was a huge hit: financially (it is the number one animated film of all time), commercially (can someone please tell my neighbors to stop watching YouTube videos of toddlers singing “Let It Go” already?), and critically. A sequel is all but guaranteed, although we haven’t gotten legitimate confirmation from Disney on a release date or firm plans for ‘Frozen 2' just yet—only a short film called ‘Frozen Fever,’ hitting theaters next Spring. Every time a cast member from the film is interviewed, the subject of a sequel has to come up, and it seems like maybe Idina Menzel—the voice of Elsa—may have just sort of confirmed a sequel on behalf of Disney. Oops?
Having dazzled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, celebrities and viewers alike back in 2013, NBC comedy’s leading ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back in January 2015 for a third turn hosting the Golden Globes. Find out what “gorgent” gowns the two will wear in our first promo for the comedy duo’s latest Golden Globes hosting gig!
Back in July, we spoke with Marvel president Kevin Feige about an earlier draft of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which included the cosmic superhero character Nova. Back then, Feige alluded to the fact that since they had originally intended for the character to appear in the first film, we’d likely see him appear in an upcoming sequel. Which sequel? Well, don’t count on it being ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ according to director James Gunn, who says he has no current plans to include the character.
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ already gave us a taste of Peggy’s post-war adventures by the latest trailer, but we may be in for even more from Cap’s best gal than we originally thought. Check out a second sneak peek trailer of the new ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ prequel series, showing even more of Peggy's supporting cast!
When actors transform for a role, we take notice (and most of the time, so does that little golden statue named Oscar). Christian Bale in ‘The Machinist,’ Matthew McConaughey in ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Charlize Theron in ‘Monster,’ Christian Bale in the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, etc. Jake Gyllenhaal recently joined the club when he dropped 25 pounds to play the sociopathic Lou Bloom in ‘Nightcrawler,’ and now he’s at it again with his incredible transformation for his next film, Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw.’
If you were actually spending time with your families yesterday during the Thanksgiving holiday instead of watching football, chances are you didn’t see this new, 90-second TV spot for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ The latest extended peek at the film is battle-heavy, promising that Ridley Scott’s biblical epic intends to deliver on more than just a little brotherly melodrama.