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Karl Urban’s Dr. McCoy is one of the best parts of the rebooted Star Trek universe, so it can’t help but feel a little distressing that he almost turned down Star Trek Beyond. Speaking with IGN, he revealed that he wasn’t contracted for a third film and faced a conflict:

[Having Justin Lin direct] was a breath of fresh air, and I really appreciated Justin’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the character dynamics. I was on the fence about doing the movie until I spoke with Justin [because] I had a conflicting schedule, and I had a decision to make about which film to do, and I was no longer under contract to do a third picture. So I had a decision to make, and it was talking with Justin that enabled me to commit to it. I mean, he gets [Star Trek].

Urban is not the first actor in this film to cite Lin’s Trek fandom as being something of an inspiration. We’ll know for sure when the actual move arrives, but it certainly appears to be in good hands.


Fact: MacGruber is hilarious and possibly the best feature film to ever directly emerge from Saturday Night Live. Also a fact: it was a gigantic bomb at the box office and most normal people don’t remember it at all. However, in a new interview with AICN, director explained that a sequel is still possibility:

We have heavily outlined and we want to write it out, but it’s so impossible with our schedules right now. It’s all of our goal, we absolutely want to make it.

Crazier things have happened…

A movie franchise dies early or it lives long enough to see the characters get involved in outer space. Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth film in the series, so of course it will now involve a meteorite and space rocks. In any case, the clip above suggests that this film will provide a decent opportunity for children to learn about magnetism. Hooray science?

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