Or at least according to the exclusive announcment that popped up on Deadline Hollywood.Â 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.
TheÂ 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played “Kim Hyde” on 171 episodes ofÂ Home and Away, the successful OzÂ TV seriesÂ where Heath Ledger started.Â 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 interesting one, and deserving of the link following.Â Thor is scheduled to bring the Krak-o-dooooooom! to theaters on May 20, 2011.
Not a week, or two -Â I lose count when I’m in the Major Spoilers Command Bunker – after the Doctor Who Christmas Special,Â 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 after surgery on his back.
Damn my local cable company and its unwillingness to carry anything but BBC America, which is at least a year behind everything!
(San Diego, CA and Prince Edward Island, Canada, December 1, 2008)Â 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.Â Â Unable to recognize the dark side of any situation, they always seem to come out on top (with the help of their impromptu peppy songs).
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 a new time slot so as not to compete with the other show.
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 the feature and just continued it in an animation style.”
Drawbacks? Well, the original cast won’t be lending their voices to the characters, so that is a bit of let down. The article over at Empire Online also points out the television series won’t feature any characters from the films, but rather tells a story between episodes III and IV that only slightly references characters like the Emperor.
If people are worried about the live action television show sucking, keep this in mind. I loved the Stargate movie, and the thought of turning it into a television series had me turned off initially, but now some 10 years later, it is still going in one form or another.