I don't seem to have a lot to talk about this week. But there always seems to be Marvel news, doesn't there?
Joss Whedon says he's not going to direct the Avengers two-part Infinity War. Understandable, since I'm sure he wants his life back, but sad for all of us Whedon fans. And especially sad for Marvel.
David Tennant, who will always be "my" Doctor, will be going Marvel as a villain in AKA Jessica Jones.
This week in casts, mostly superhero-related
-- Zachary Quinto has wisely turned down the opportunity to reprise his role of Sylar in the Heroes Reborn. Yes, I do indeed seem to have a hate-on for this reboot. One of the comments on the TV Line piece says that the original Heroes should have been a miniseries, and I concur. Which made me think -- what other shows should have been only one season long? Other than Prison Break?
-- Mehcad Brooks will be the new Jimmy Olsen in the new Supergirl. Wait. Jimmy Olsen is in Supergirl? Was he in the Supergirl comics?
-- Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be co-starring as a bounty hunter on the next season of Extant, a show I initially liked, but gave up on about halfway through the first season. Does this mean I have to catch up with Extant pretty much against my will? If Morgan has decided to come back to television, couldn't he make time for a guest spot or two on Supernatural?
-- Tatiana Maslany, the brilliant star of Orphan Black, might have scored the lead in the Star Wars spinoff movie. This is still just gossip, but it sounds like a big deal.
-- The movie reboot of Ghostbusters is going to have an all female cast, starting with Melissa McCarthy. Is that cool or what? Seriously, I think it's way cool, but what do you all think?
-- And finally, because there just isn't enough comic book/superhero television these days, Fox wants to do an X-Men series. It doesn't sound like the going will be easy, though, because of rights issues. Plus if I were Fox, I'd be worried about superhero oversaturation on television, wouldn't you? Not that Fox is known for making smart programming decisions (*cough* Firefly *cough*).
This week in
I keep hearing a lot about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which I'm not planning to see, despite the fun interviews with Jamie Dornan I've been seeing all over the place lately. Is anyone else having trouble picturing Dornan as a romantic lead instead of a serial killer? I was also wondering if any of you have managed to get through the book? I tried, but I couldn't. Maybe it subconsciously hit my fanfic no-go button. Did you know Fifty Shades is recycled fanfic? To be more specific, recycled Twilight fanfic?
Where am I going with this? Glad you asked. John Oliver's wonderful Last Week Tonight won't return until February 8, but Oliver has taken pity on us by posting his audition for the part of Christian Grey in the "inevitable" Fifty Shades of Grey sequel.
After someone got busy with a cellphone (this keeps happening -- you'd think the networks would realize), the season five Game of Thrones trailer that was only supposed to be seen at the theater has been officially released.
That's all I have for this week. Stay warm, and think spring.
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for a ridiculously long time. More Billie Doux.