And my first news of the year is…
Matt Smith has been cast as the new Doctor Who lead.
At 26 years old, he will be the youngest to take on the role.
Quite a shocker.
Meanwhile, the world seemed to have continued moving forward whilst I was gone, with further development to the Watchmen lawsuit between Fox and WB.
Guess what: there’s gonna be a trial.
Judge Feess, from the United States District Court for the Central District of California, has ruled in favor of FOX. Stating that the studio has at least distribution rights to the movie.
You can read his ruling over here. Pretty interesting. And pretty readable.
A hearing on a possible injunction is expected to happen to decide remaining issues such as the amount of rights Fox has over the franchise and if the release date for the movie can actually be blocked.
The injunction should take place on Jan 20.
So, is the judge anti-Obama or what?
Anyway, I hope they will quickly settle.
If FOX wins some stake in the B.O. result, I’m not sure they would anyway want to move the release date since it would just result in confusing viewers, ergo less B.O. revenue.
And no, that’s not like that Harry Potter move.
What an excellent start to the year, don’t you think?