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Threes Come in Threes: Hangover 3, "Doctor Who," Sorkin

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 1, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 1, 2011 |

Wednesday is the third weekday so it only makes sense that we have three stories of three to light up the first day of June, especially since that’s the sixth month and thus two threes there as well. Some say that it’s possible to find any pattern in anything if you try hard enough, but they’re sad cynics and troubled liars. Why, as point of fact, no matter how hard I tried, I could not find a third story for this story of threes, so the last one is a three only in the sense that it is the third. That said, let’s get right to it.

First up, we’ve got news on the Hangover 3 which should come as a surprise to no one since the second one just made a gazillion dollars over the weekend. Craig Mazin, who co-wrote the sequel, presumably by printing out a second copy of the first script, is already in talks to pen part 3. He actually gets a little bit creative with his ideas though.

I think the third movie ends with Doug (Justin Bartha) staring at a row of crosses in a graveyard. It’s everyone - his wife, his family is dead, everybody from the first movie is dead. Somebody shows up and tells him his dog is dead.

Okay, so “and everybody dies” isn’t the most original idea, but at least it isn’t another carbon copy. Of course by the time the studio finishes making suggestions and showing test screenings to people with two hours to kill on a Monday in a mall, it’ll just be exactly the same movie again.

(source: SlashFilm)

Next, the news about the Doctor is that there will be three of them in the “Doctor Who” season finale. What’s your first guess? Smith, Tennant, and Eccleston, right? Well, guessing Smith is just cheating so of course that is right, but we only get half the other two. Tennant to be exact. Peter Davison will be making an appearance as well as the fifth incarnation of the Doctor. This isn’t the first time there have been multiple appearances (other than regenerations of course), after all this is time travel. The 1983 episode “The Five Doctors” featured the first five Doctors.

Of course, this is all based on an IMDB entry, so cool as it may be, it is likely to have been completely made up unless we get further confirmation. At one point last year, I think TK was listed as playing K9.

(source: Blastr)

The third little bit we’ve got of interest is that Sam Waterston has been signed onto Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series “More as This Story Develops,” otherwise known as the show about cable news that got announced shortly after Olbermann was canned. The show has also signed on Olivia Munn and Jeff Daniels, which made me very excited for a moment when I thought it said Jeff Bridges. But they can’t go wrong with Jack McCoy.

(source: CinemaBlend)

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