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Should only gay actors play gay roles?

Over the last couple of days there has been ongoing open discussion on whether or not straight comedian/actor, Jack Whitehall should play the role of a gay man in a forthcoming Disney movie. If you’ve missed the story, Whitehall has been cast in Disney’s new movie, Jungle Cruise where he will be playing a gay…

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Marvel’s Extermination arrives

The X-Men event series, Extermination #1 arrives on shelves and digital stores today, ushering big changes for Marvel’s mighty mutants. Written by Ed Brisson, with pencils by Pepe Larraz, Extermination is a five-part story focusing on the 05 (the original five X-Men) and promises to be epic. Here’s the synopsis: “EXTERMINATE THE PAST. ELIMINATE THE FUTURE. Cyclops. Iceman. Angel.…

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On this day in geekdom: August 15th

To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’. Yep, that’s 365 facts! Here’s today’s slice of geekdom… August 15th – On this day in 1997, live-action movie, Steel hits US…

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Will Ewan McGregor return to Star Wars?

Over the past few months there has been a fair bit of talk about whether or not Ewan McGregor will return to the Star Wars series as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. The actor played the role in three Star Wars movies, between 1999 and 2005, taking over the role from original Obi-Wan actor, Alec Guinness.…

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A new Spock has been cast

Star Trek: Discovery has found its Spock. When Star Trek: Discovery returns to TV screens next year, the cast will include a familiar character – Mr. Spock. The half-Vulcan, half-human sci-fi icon will be joining the cast in the shape of actor, Ethan Peck. Peck – the grandson of the late actor, Gregory Peck –…

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On this day in geekdom: August 14th

To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’. Yep, that’s 365 facts! Here’s today’s slice of geekdom… August 14th – On this day in 2017, Amazon announces it is to…

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Will Idris Elba play James Bond?

Over the past few days, there has been a lot of chatter about the role of James Bond and whether or not British actor, Idris Elba will be taking on the part in a future instalment. The rumours have stemmed from a few different places, including a couple of contradictory comments from ‘insiders’ which suggest…

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On this day in geekdom: August 13th

To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’. Yep, that’s 365 facts! Here’s today’s slice of geekdom… August 13th – On this day in 1995, ‘Birthright’, the 21st episode of…

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