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Or at least according to the exclusive announcment that popped up on Deadline Hollywood.  Chris Hemsworth, of the J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Hemsworths, has been tapped by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh to wield the hammer, and speaketh ye olde English. The 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played “Kim Hyde” on 171 episodes of Home and Away, the successful Oz TV series where Heath Ledger started. Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman. The story of how Hemsworth landed the title role is an

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Doctor WhoTelevision

Not a week, or two -  I lose count when I’m in the Major Spoilers Command Bunker – after the Doctor Who Christmas Special,  the BBC is set to announce David Tennant’s replacement when he steps down as the Doctor. His replacement – the eleventh Doctor of the TV series – will be revealed in a Doctor Who Confidential programme on BBC One at 1735 on 3 January. The casting was confirmed over Christmas and filming for the 2010 series begins in the summer. Tennant is due to begin shooting the first of his four specials this month, just weeks

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IDW Publishing

Press Release (San Diego, CA and Prince Edward Island, Canada, December 1, 2008)  IDW Publishing will release the new graphic novel by Troy Little entitled Angora Napkin in January 2009. An animated pilot of Angora Napkin is also in production and set to air on Teletoon, Canada in March 2009. Angora Napkin is an adult comedy about a pop music trio of girls who constantly find themselves mired in the horrible and confronted with the macabre.   Unable to recognize the dark side of any situation, they always seem to come out on top (with the help of their impromptu peppy

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Now this is a TV series that would do well following Heroes. No Heroics follows the very real lives of four off-duty superheroes in London, their struggles in love and their bigger struggles with fame – or lack of it. Too bad its on British television, I’d think I’d like to check it out. via ITV

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For those who dug The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but thought the season was just too short, rejoicing is in order as Fox has announced plans to continue the series for a second season. The series could also get an early back-nine order, Reilly said. Next May, Fox will release the fourth “Terminator” film which could make for some ideal corporate synegy should the TV series survive the fall. Reilly said he’s already spoken to the film’s direct McG about cross-promotional possibilities. For those who also like NBC’s Heroes, Fox did indicate the SCC would more than likely get

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AnimationcartoonMoviesStar WarsTelevision

At ShoWest this past week, George Lucas dropped by to hype Star Wars: Clone Wars animated film and TV series. Lucas described the film, which takes place between episodes two and three of the series, as “a stylised cartoon, it’s not photo real…it’s in a Gerry Anderson style, Thunderbirds. The characters have painted surfaces – they look like they’ve been painted.” He also told us that it will feature all the major characters from the films. “It’s got everyone,” he said. “Yoda, The Emperor… everybody that’s in the features is in the animated series. It’s just as if we took

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