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?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.