Simon Pegg in Star Trek Into Darkness

Last week brought a major rumor that Idris Elba would be playing a Klingon villain in Star Trek 3. So inevitably, this week brings a stringent denial of said rumor. Star Trek 3 star and writer Simon Pegg says in no uncertain terms that the talk isn’t true — the Klingon part of it, anyway. The Idris Elba part might still be.

Read Pegg’s response to the Idris Elba Klingon talk after the jump.  Read More »

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Daily Show Trevor Noah

UPDATE: Trevor Noah has now officially been confirmed as the next host of The Daily Show. “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” said Jon Stewart in a statement to the NYT. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Original story follows.

In the weeks since Jon Stewart announced his impending departure from The Daily Show, fans have been buzzing about who could and who should take over. But Comedy Central may finally be closing in on a replacement.

A new report indicates that Trevor Noah is the current frontrunner to replace Stewart as The Daily Show host. The 31-year-old South African comedian has been a contributor to the show since December. Read all about the developing Daily Show Trevor Noah story after the jump. Read More »

Heroes Hiro Nakamura

Heroes Reborn will welcome back another familiar face. NBC has announced that Masi Oka is set to reprise his role as time-traveler / teleporter Hiro Nakamura on the upcoming limited series. Oka is the second original cast member confirmed to return, after Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet a.k.a. Horn-Rimmed Glasses. More details on the Heroes Reborn Masi Oka casting after the jump.  Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Bambi

Dwayne Johnson‘s reputation as “franchise Viagra” is well earned, but can he bring a 73-year-old children’s movie back to life in an era of PG-13 blockbusters? Answer: You bet he can.

As part of his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Johnson starred in the trailer for Disney’s gritty live-action retelling of Bambi. In this version of the story, the traumatized young buck grows up and fights back. Watch the Dwayne Johnson Bambi skit after the jump.  Read More »

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As AMC’s The Walking Dead wrapped up its fifth season this weekend, it left us with one last parting gift: the first teaser trailer for the upcoming spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead.

Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey lead the new series, which takes place in the same universe as The Walking Dead but in an entirely different time and place. Watch the Fear the Walking Dead teaser trailer after the jump.  Read More »

RUN ALL NIGHT

Vincent D’Onofrio used to be known for playing a good-guy cop on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but these days he seems to be relishing the bad-guy roles. He’s just signed on to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven.

He’ll be up against a formidable team that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan HawkeHaley Bennett also stars, as a character who sets the entire plot in motion. Get all the details on the Vincent DOnofrio Magnificent Seven casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Steve McQueen directing 12 Years a Slave

Following the great success of Gone Girl, writer Gillian Flynn is joining forces with another big-name director. Flynn has been set to work with 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen for an untitled heist thriller, which he will also direct. More on the Gillian Flynn Steve McQueen project after the jump.  Read More »

Star Wars Episode VIII release date

Earlier this month we reported the official Star Wars canon would get its first LGBT character in the form of Moff Mors. She makes her debut in Paul S. Kemp‘s upcoming novel Star Wars: Lords of the Sith next month — but it seems her presence might ultimately stretch beyond the books.

According to a new rumor, Moff Mors will make the leap to the big screen in one of the spinoffs, and might even appear in a live-action series. More on the LGBT Star Wars character’s possible screen debut after the jump. Read More »

‘Spectre’ Gets IMAX Release

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James Bond is a man who demands the very finest in life, so obviously he won’t settle for just a regular-sized theatrical run. No, he’ll be coming at us on the biggest screens in the world this fall, as Spectre gets an IMAX release. Get the details on the Spectre IMAX rollout after the jump.  Read More »

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