Doctor Who puts a lot of pressure on any actor who participates not to reveal anything. So it seems that John Hurt might not have gotten the “cone of silence” memo. (spoilers)

Poor John Hurt, apparently he forgot that there is this thing known as the Internet, and everything and anything you say, even during the tiniest of gatherings, can get around the globe in a hot five seconds. Hurt was at a gathering in his hometown in support of a local theatre. During the course of the evening he made several remarks about the value of live theatre, acting in general, and then he let this tidbit loose regarding his involvement in the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.

“Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays ‘part of the Doctor’ in a ‘kind of trinity’ which includes David Tennant.”

The comments were made to The Eastern Daily Press, which is a very small, local publication. Perhaps Hurt thought he was speaking off the record, perhaps the paper took the commentary out-of-context, or perhaps Hurt thought that no one would hear about his commentary. Regardless, the comments, however they were intended, are now out as public fodder, and neither Hurt nor the BBC is likely to clarify them. Oh to be a fly on the wall at the BBC in Steven Moffat’s office when word of this reached his ears! One can only imagine the email missive and/or phone call that Hurt(pictured below) received.


So, the question now arises: What “part” are we talking about? Perhaps the largest clue is in the costume Hurt was observed wearing (seen above). It’s a leather jacket that is awfully similar to Chris Eccleston’s signature jacket. So is Hurt some version of “the Doctor” from the future/past who likes the ninth Doctor’s taste in fashion?

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The other possibility is the, “part of,” is supposed to be meant more figuratively. Is he part of a team of three people that battle the Zygons? Given that recent signage indicated Ian Chesterton’s presence, perhaps he plays Ian. The character would be in his 80s (assuming the Jo Grant description isn’t canon) and with make-up Hurt could certainly pull-off that age range.

What’s your opinion? Is all of this much ado about nothing, or did John Hurt reveal a major plot point?

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.


There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.


Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

Raise a glass!


Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.