Disney have announced that Joss Whedon will be writing and directing the Avengers 2 film sequel, Joss has won universal acclaim from fans for the first Avengers film. As well as Avengers 2 he will also be writing a TV series, that will be set in the same universe as the Avengers film.
A spokesman for Disney said''Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel's 'The Avengers 2' as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC. He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe.''
The next Avengers film is due to be released in 2015, so far Avengers has taken 1.46 billion and with the DVD / Blu Ray release still to come its no surprise Disney wanted to tie Joss into the franchise.
The BBC announced on Thursday (9/08/12) that as part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration, they will be producing a drama that will tell the story of how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. The drama is been written by long time Doctor Who fan Mark Gattis and will be called An Adventure in Space and Time, Mark has written several scripts for Doctor Who and also appeared as Professor Lazarus in ''The Lazarus Experiment story.
Mark had this to say on the BBC website"This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true Television original. And how an actor - William Hartnell - stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I've wanted to tell this story this for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for 'Doctor Who's 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true".
Casting and dates for the drama have not been set as of yet.
Still with Doctor Who there is a 50th Anniversary Monopoly set due for release around the end of August, the set will cost around £30 ($46), and as the advert says will feature all your favourite heroes and villains.
Bond is back:
Fresh from his exploits of parachuting the Queen into the Olympic Games opening ceremony, James Bond's is heading off to the big screen. And to wet our appetites a new film poster has been released, the film aptly called Sky Fall (I'm sure the Queen parachuting in was a coincidence) hits the cinema on the 26th October, a new trailer for Sky Fall has also been released.
see link below for Sky Fall and the Queen.
Earth Station One Network:
The Earth Station One Network is getting bigger not content with producing what is becoming an unmissable weekly podcast in ESO which deals with all things geek, and ES Who that deals with all things Doctor Who. They have now branched out and added 2 more podcasts plus an extra weekly show, the extra show will give information, survival guides and general tips for the upcoming Dragon Con, a convention based in the Atlanta area where the guys that run ESO come from. The two new podcasts are Transmitions from Atlantis which covers Si-fi, fantasy and horror and Doctor Geeks Labarotory which examines science fiction against science fact, both are very entertaining and worth downloading.