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Tidbits for Your Thursday

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 15, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 15, 2010 |

  • David Tennant, who I am assured by impeccable sources is the seventh most dickety individual in show business, is now rumored to be in the running for the role of Bruce Banner in The Avengers and whatever Hulk reboot ends up in the mix. This is a rumor dropped without the slightest corroborating evidence by the LA Times, without even a “so the janitor at the studio told me…” I had a rant all ready to go about how certain bankrupt scions of once proud dying industries are earning their fate, but then it’s not like they suggested Robert Pattinson might be in the running to be the next Bond, so I’ll let it slide. And he does have experience playing a doctor with rage issues. (source: Cinema Blend) (Note, also, as reported yesterday, that Mark Ruffalo has received an offer to play Bruce Banner, though he has apparently not yet accepted quite yet).

  • We’ve gotten the reason for why Piranha 3D got booted from Comic-Con, and Prisco nailed it on the first try: boobs. Basically the footage they wanted to show had wet white t-shirts, and when officials told director Alexandre Aja that he’d have to trim it to PG-13, he said that they’d have to take his breasts from his cold dead hands. He booked a theater a block away from Comic-Con to show the uncut footage there instead. (source: Blastr)

  • See that source link in the last sentence? SciFi Wire, which is owned by the SyFy network, has decided to rebrand the news feed. This is apropos of a conversation a few days ago in which some of us noted that it was odd that they rebranded from SciFi Channel to SyFy, but did not rebrand from SciFi Wire to SyFy Wire. This conversation also involved looking up domain records and noting that “” was unregistered, which would make for a hilarious couple of days until the cease and desist letter arrived. Apparently SyFy monitors Facebook conversations so they’ve rebranded to Blastr. Because they will not be happy until every brand they own contains a typo. (source Blastr)

  • And finally, here’s a video of legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury snarking it up about Mel Gibson, who owns the movie rights to Fahrenheit 451:

    (hat tip: Dustin)

    Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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