Whovians have know for a while that this was to be Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor’s last season. As always there was much speculation as to who the next Doctor would be, and as has been they case, in recent regenerations [some] fans were hoping to see a woman in the role. Well, yesterday afternoon the announcement was made. Click below to check it out and here some thoughts.
It seems only yesterday Whovians were [not] so patiently awaiting the announcement of who the 12th Doctor would be. Well guess what? Four years, and a Peter Capaldi, later we find ourselves once again awaiting the announcement of who will step into the iconic role. This morning the BBC dropped the news that the announcement of Doctor number 13 would be happening THIS Sunday, July 16th, and a nifty little trailer to go with it. Click to check out the video.
Last year about this time I fell in love with a little show from Australia called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. It is a slightly campy, very simple 1920’s murder mystery series with a woman at the helm and I absolutely adore it. Essie Davis stars as Phryne Fisher, our female flapper Sherlock Holmes. Apparently, according to Vanity Fair, Davis is going to be playing a female actress in a traveling theatre company who personifies Cersei Lannister. The exact casting call for the role they are calling “Leading Actress” was,
in her early 40s, she’s an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe.
She fits that bill for sure.
Tobias Menzies is popularly known amongst the Outlander fans as loving husband Frank Randall and a complete-180-evil-villain Black Jack Randall. Menzies’s portrayal of both characters has been stunning to say the least. A performance that, while just as wonderful, would have lacked an intimacy and emotion that director Anna Foerster brought to the table. The Outlander season one finale which was directed by Foerster (as well as several of the fan-favorite episodes such as ‘The Wedding’) saw Menzies villainous Black Jack sexually assault the show’s hero. Tough stuff to act and direct.
Work sure has not been in low demand for Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery. Already, with the show soon wrapping on it’s final episode, Dockery has been slated to star in a pilot for TNT called Good Behavior, to play the lead in Les Liaisons Dangereus at the Donmar Warehouse this winter and now to star in the film The Sense of An Ending based on a novel by Julian Barnes. When you’re a star, you’re a star.
Just in case you haven’t heard, there is a Flash/Arrow spinoff in development. What does that mean exactly? Well, Firestorm, Atom, Captain Cold and Carnary are going to be in a series that isn’t The Flash or Arrow. If your answer to this is a raised eyebrow and, “qua?” we are right there with you.
That’s right folks everyone’s fave Companion, and current Gotham-ite, Morena Baccarin has been cast as love interest in to Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.
The role was being called “Lindsay” for casting purposes, but it’s safe to say that’s probably just an alias, is described as
“Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has ever been easy for her and she’s developed a thick skin and cynical outlook. But she’s not a victim—she may not have a great life but she’s holding it together and does what she needs to get by. She’s got a great sense of humor but it leans heavily towards irony and sarcasm.”
So the question really becomes, who is Lindsay? Some wonder if she will be Shiklah, Queen of The Undead, who recently married our Darling Deadpool. However, as this is most likely an origins tale, Lindsay is more likely a cover for Vanessa Carlyle, who is known as Copycat in the comics. Copycat was a blue skinned shape-shifting mutant, who was working as a prostitute when she met Wade Wilson. It wouldn’t be the first time FOX gave us a blue skinned shape-shifting mutant, or even Morena as a um…companion. Go with what you know FOX.
Of course, “Lindsay” could be someone entirely different. She could be just a regular human, we’ll just have to wait and see.