As we reported earlier this week, three actors are vying for the role of Spartacus. One, Stephen Amell, has posted an update on his blog: “It was a real privilege to be considered for such a prestigious acting job. To everyone who supported me: Thank you. I really love what I do and you will be seeing much more of me in the future.” I think this can be read as, “I’m done auditioning, now it’s up to the fates.” But others are saying, “No, he didn’t get the part.”
Earlier this week, in promoting his new movie Morning Glory, Harrison Ford gave his thoughts on Indiana Jones 5. Now he’s told an interviewer that he thinks that Han Soloshould’ve died at the end of the first Star Wars trilogy, “but George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”
Remember the steam-punk web-series Riese that was picked up by SyFy Online? It’s back with new eps.
Wow, Dino De Laurentiis died. He made some crappy movies — *cough* King Kong, Dune *cough* — but he also producedBlue Velvet, Army of Darkness, and the guilty-pleasure Conan movies. Mostly, he helped make big-budget fantasy bankable.
The third (and last?) trailer for Tron: Legacy:
Rumors of the death of the fantasy magazine Realms of Fantasy were greatly exaggerated! New owners have taken over publicationwith no stop in service.
Daniel Radcliffe is opposed to the idea of J.K. Rowling doing any more Harry Potter books (I am too!), as she’s hinted. He says she personally categorically ruled it out to him.
Stills from the upcoming The Tempest movie. Methinks this will be something special.
This is old news, but I suppose it must be said: Avataris a massive hit, and its prospects are growing better by the hour. Even more interesting to me, surveys find that every single demographic gives the movie an “A”!
Speaking of which, Stephen Spielberg liked Avatar a lot, saying it’s as revolutionary as Star Wars.
The first issue of the returning Realms of Fantasy magazine is available for free download.
The X-Men: First Class project means that the Magneto: Origins movie is now off the table — the Xavier/Magneto origin will now be part of the former film.
A (dubiously sourced) rumor says that Taylor Swift will play Supergirl.
28 Star Warsmashups. Good Lord, some people have way too much time on their hands!
Hasbro, which owns Wizards of the Coast (which makes Dungeons & Dragons) is suingAtari, which owns some digital rights to the game and recently sold them. Can I be honest? I didn’t even know Atari still existed.
Tobey Maguire as Bilbo was a rumor with no basis in fact. Really? People on the internet are just making shit up? Who knew?!
The decade’s most “profitable” actress was … Harry Potter’s Emma Watson. Which just kinda proves how stupid these kinds of surveys are.
A great blog with all the news about HBO’s upcoming A Game of Thrones.
A new website does for sci-fi/fantasy books what RottenTomatoes and Metacritic do for movies: it compiles and composites all reviews for particular books. Helpful!
Liza Minnelli is not a fan of The Wizard of Oz – but only because she has a hard time watching what they do to her mother.