• Disney and Pixar have launched an absolutely incredible, time-devouring, immersive website for Monsters University. You can even enroll! It’s lots of fun, and packed with great images. Who knows how many spoilers for the film are in there. Bet there are loads of oblique clues. Click on the image below to visit.
• Walt Disney and ImageMovers are planning a sci-fi tale film called The Magic Catalogue about a young boy who, by accident, comes into the possession of a number of sci-fi weapons. The first draft will be written by Ice Age: Continental Drift screenwriter Jason Fuchs, based on an idea by Chris Appelhan. Robert Zemeckis will produce. [via Variety]
• With Fox owning the movie rights the the X-Men and Marvel the movie rights to the Avengers, you might think its a case of “and never the twain shall meet”… on the big screen at least. Well, it’s unlikely, but at least one power player over at Fox would love to see it happen. X-Men film series producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Crave Online, “I would love it. I would love it. I personally have close ties to Marvel because of (Marvel president) Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me. But to take our characters and mingle them in the way that they were written, yeah, absolutely.”
• Finally, after all these years, we’re going to get to see the original ending of Frank Oz’s Little Shop Of Horrors, the one where Audrey II goes on a Godzilla-style rampage. The ending has been restored for the new Blu-ray release (only available in the US at the moment, but easily available on import through Amazon) and EW has a video of the restored sequence. It’s AWESOME!
• Winter Is Coming has unearthed a very spoilerific image from Game Of Thrones season three. We won’t print it here, but if you did click on the link, you might wonder why it’s spoilerific at first. Just look very closely at somebody’s extremities…
• TV Guide is doing another another “vote for which cover you want” polls, and included in the list are Doctor Who, Fringe, Grimm, The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead. [via Doctor Who News, so you know who they want you to vote for]
• Currie Graham (Criminal Minds) is set to play the “King” of the Royal Flush Gang in episode six of Arrow, ”Legacies”. In the DC comics universe, the Royal Flush Gang is a group of playing card-themed supervillains with code names based on a Royal Flush in poker – Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten. But don’t expect them to be quite as, um, gaudy as they are in the comics. “We don’t make any secret of the fact that we took a lot of inspiration from Chris Nolan and how he reconceptualised the world of Batman for the Dark Knight trilogy,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “He took somebody like Ra’s Al Ghul, who in the comic books is immortal and uses magic to sustain himself, and created a storyline and characters and sleight of hands, so you felt the DNA of that character in the Liam Neeson portrayal without it actually being a direct copy.” [via Comic Book Movie]
Tags: Arrow, Doctor Who, Fringe, Game Of Thrones, Grimm, Little Shop Of Horrors, Monsters University, Superheroes, The Avengers, The Magic Catalogue, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, X-Men