Written by Ollie C.
Finally, we have our first big Doctor Who Series 11 news! With only around 4 months to go until the new series drops, featuring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, fans have been speculating when the first look would arrive. Many theorised it would be this month's San Diego Comic Con however few thought it would be any earlier, however it has been revealed that on Sunday 15th July 2018, a first look at the brand new Doctor Who will be airing at the Half Time point of the World Cup Final between France and Croatia.
A brand new teaser has been released ahead of Sunday which you can see below:
Along with this, news source Entertainment Weekly revealed 3 brand new photos along with their front cover featuring the brand new Doctor Who gang- see below.
Come back to A Space Oddity this Sunday for our breakdown of the brand new trailer! Are you excited for the new series of Doctor Who? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Stan Lee Drops $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment
Well-known comic book creator Stan Lee has claimed he was conned into signing over his name and likeness rights. He has dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment for fraud and conversion, less than two months after the suit was filed in his name.
"The whole thing has been confusing to everyone, including myself and the fans, but I am now happy to be surrounded by those who want the best for me," Lee said in a statement. "I am thrilled to put the lawsuit behind me, get back to business with my friends and colleagues at POW! and launch the next wave of amazing characters and stories!"
Lee filed the complaint in May in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming the company and two of its officers conspired to steal his identity, name and likeness in a "nefarious scheme" involving a "sham" sale to a Chinese company.
Lee also claimed POW! took control of his social media accounts and had been impersonating him — something he addressed on Twitter.
Schedule Released for 2018's San Diego Comic Con
Thursday 19th July:
-20th Century Fox: The Predator
- Doctor Who: BBC America's Official Panel
Friday 20th July:
-Dreamworks' Voltron Legendary Defender
-AMC's Fear The Walking Dead
-AMC's The Walking Dead
-Star Trek: Discovery
-Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
-Marvel TV: Cloak And Dagger
- AMC's Preacher
Saturday 21st July
- Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
-The Man in The High Castle
-Wonder Woman 1984
Sunday 22nd July:
Star Wars Episode IX To Feature Billy D Williams and Keri Russell
Entertainment industry news source 'Variety' has learnt that Keri Russell is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which Abrams is writing and directing.
The role calls for action-heavy fight scenes. Russell has shown her ability to perform tough stunts in projects like FX’s “The Americans,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role in the past two months and settled on Russell right before the Fourth of July holiday. Abrams will likely cast two more actors by the time the film begins production at the end of the month. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver are all expected to return.
Along with these, the orignial actor to portray the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, Billy D Williams is also confirmed to be returning to the saga. Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Williams will indeed be returning to the Star Wars film franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The fan-favourite character made his suave debut in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back.
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Written by Josh P.
Welcome to this weeks Weekly Oddity and we have three huge stories to cover.
DC have released a trailer for its new streaming service DC Universe. The streaming service will provide exclusive tv shows, and will add classic shows and movies along with it such as Batman the Animated Series and Batman Returns, It doesn't only provide Tv shows and Movies, however it also lets users read latest comics which will create easy access to new comics to those who find it difficult to get them.
Along with the trailer DC also released two amazing photos of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson:
Jared Leto is already part of the DCEU as the Joker, however he is crossing over to Sony's cinematic universe as he has been cast as Morbius the Living Vampire, which is being directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Here is some backstory on the character courtesy of Marvel Wikia:
"Dr Michael Morbius was a brilliant scientist born in Greece who became a Nobel Prize winning biochemist. He suffered from a debilitating blood disease and developed an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshocks. Its side effects turned him into a pseudo-vampire who needed to consume blood in order to survive, and gained typical vampire characteristics such as an aversion to sunlight, and the powers of flight, enhanced strength, speed, and healing (a healing factor). His overall appearance changed as well: he gained fangs, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. Additionally, the victims of his bite would turn into living vampires themselves. When he first experienced the change, he killed the assistant who had helped him develop the treatment."
During an interview with Cinemablend Kevin Feige said this about phase 4 and beyond:
"It's one of the reasons we've expanded to three films a year, is so that we could do the sequels to films that people have responded to -- because we love to make continuing stories with characters people have responded to -- but also keep doing the stuff that nobody's ever heard of, and people go, 'Why are you doing that?' That's fun. And that's what Phase One was built on, Phase Two was built on, Phase Three was built on, is having that... Whenever we announce the next year, two years, three years, five years, whatever we're going to announce, there will be plenty of those that, maybe people in the know like yourself will know what they are, but the world at large will go, 'What is it? Why are they doing that?' That's exciting, for sure.
When you've got, what is it now, six, seven separate franchises? It's part of the scheduling process. Sometimes when people ask, 'What about this character, what about that character?' I go, 'Well, it's scheduling.' And they go, 'What's he talking about?' Scheduling. How many years between movies can you have? You know, [Thor:] Ragnarok was four years. There's four years between, right? He had an appearance in between there. So that seems to be maybe okay - sometimes, though, you want it to be less. Sometimes it can be more.
Sometimes it's where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange one, which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he's a very big part of Infinity War. So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things."
His response is definitely intriguing as it confirms that Doctor Strange will definitely be getting another movie within the next few years. It also shows how Marvel have already got plans for future movies and they know which characters are going to be introduced. It is becoming extremely exciting with the Ant-Man and the Wasp film just being released and Captain Marvel next, that's two new heroes that can feature in the next Avengers movie. Whatever the future holds its going to be brilliant. Stay tuned for more information!
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