Saturday, June 27, 2015

Big Finish Producing New Series Stories

Big Finish has announced that they will be producing several stories featuring new series characters and monsters. There will be ranges featuring River Song and Winston Churchill as well as stories where classic Doctors face off against new series monsters. Read the press release below,
Big Finish is proud to announce a new range of boxsets, featuring heroes and monsters from the New Series of Doctor Who.

Leading this new wave of adventures is Alex Kingston as River Song, the beloved Time Lord archaeologist who first appeared in 2008's Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.

River will be stepping into the era of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2, alongside Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan). But how can River help her husband if, in this incarnation, she must never actually meet him?

The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat,” says producer David Richardson, “and it's just irresistible, isn't it? Alex embraced the idea of returning to the role, and so she will be starring in no less than two box sets next year. And yes, we are still pinching ourselves!

River will then return later in 2016 in Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song, an epic four-hour adventure that takes River across space and time, seeking out the secret rulers of the universe. Paul McGann will reprise the role of the Eighth Doctor in the final instalment.

The New Series adventures will continue in Doctor Who: The Churchill Years, in which Ian McNeice returns as the indomitable Winston Churchill. In the four-hour saga, Winston relates a number of encounters with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in his memoirs, battling alien incursions, metamorphosing creatures... and a Dalek! The stories are told by Ian McNeice, supported by a full cast of guest actors, including Danny Horn as Kazran Sardick, in a story taking place within the 2010 special A Christmas Carol.

Ian has played Churchill in just four episode on TV, and yet it feels like it was many more,” says executive producer Nicholas Briggs. “It was such a brilliant, definitive performance, and how wonderful that we will be continuing Churchill's adventures with the Doctor on audio.”

Finally, the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors will face a new generation of monsters in Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters, a brand new, four-story run featuring creatures from the New Series. Peter Davison takes on the Weeping Angels, Colin Baker encounters the Judoon, Sylvester McCoy will meet the Sycorax... and Paul McGann will face a new clone batch of Sontarans on the edge of the Time War....

It's the ultimate mash-up,” says executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, “and we have some great scripts lined up for these landmark stories. There is no doubt that 2016 is going to be a brilliant year for Big Finish!

All four boxsets will be released across 2016, and are available to pre-order today from the Big Finish website. Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 will be released in February, and is available as part of a special bundle of all four Doom Coalition boxsets.

Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song, Doctor Who: The Churchill Years and Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters can be pre-ordered for just £20 each on CD or Download, and are also available as part of our Doctor Who New Series bundle.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Several Ant-Man Trailers

Marvel has posted several short trailers for Ant-Man to Twitter.

Doctor Who Festival Australia Announced

The BBC has announced that the official Doctor Who Festival will be having a second venue in Sydney, Australia at the Royal Hall of Industries and Horndern Pavillion. The event will take place on the weekend of November 21-22 with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat in attendance, along with others yet to be announced. Tickets cost $195 for adults and $99 for children 16 and under. There is also TARDIS package that goes for $395 for adults and $295 for children, though they don't say what it includes. Both packages go on sale July 6 at 11am.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meet Darren Cross

Marvel has released what appears to be in in-universe advertisement for Cross Technologies and the Yellowjacket suit from Ant-Man.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ant-Man Character Posters & TV Spot

Marvel has released seven new character posters and a TV spot for Ant-Man.

Supernatural S11 Premiere News

According to TV Line, the season premiere of Supernatural is titled The Bad Seed and will air on October 7. It features new bad girl Amara, described as "a femme fatale in her late 20s who possesses an acid tongue and a seductive beauty. The fearmonger is new to Earth and is so not impressed with the place. That doesn’t stop her from sticking around; she’s set to recur throughout the season." She also shares a name with a figure from Greek mythology who is the primeval goddess of the day (maybe tying in with the darkness we saw in the finale. The episode is also directed by Jensen Ackles.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tom Holland Cast as Peter Parker

Marvel has announced that Tom Holland (Wolf Hall, The Impossible) will play Peter Parker in the 2017 film directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman commented,
It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job.  The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding.  I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception.  I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent.  For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special.   All in all, we are off to a roaring start.
Kevin Feige said,
As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.  We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.