Entertainment Link-Off: In Darkness

Jaimie-Alexander-Esquire-Nov2013Folks in North America can enjoy the sci-fi actioner Ender’s Game while here in Australia, Thor: The Dark World is out!!! In the film, you’ll catch Jaimie Alexander reprising her role as Sif. The film has a nice balance of action and comedy. It’s worth checking out. Anyway, let’s kick off this ELO with Jaimie’s latest photoshoot with Esquire. 

After the jump, there may be some Thor connections to an upcoming episode of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new X-Men trailer is out, a potential spin-off for How I Met Your Mother, check out The Simpsons opening credits (Hobbit style) and a hilarious look at the size difference between Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could use a bit of a ratings boost, so a potential crossover with Thor: The Dark World isn’t entirely a surprise. Oh and the episode fits right in the middle of November sweeps. Such great timing. (Slashfilm)

Director Richard Curtis is looking to ‘retire’ from directing. The man who brought us Love, Actually no longer enjoys directing films, but fear not romcom fans, he is still open to writing more films. (Variety)

Author Orson Scott Card may have very strong anti-gay views, which is leading to certain people boycotting the film Ender’s Game in theatres this weekend. Turns out the author is not gonna make squat from this picture, so we can all enjoy the film guilt free. (The Wrap)

The list of toys from Hasbro for Transformers: Age of Extinction may reveal which characters are going to appear in the feature film. (Transformers Live)

I’ll start the Youtube clip early, check out the new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Fear not, if you didn’t quite understand the trailer, allow director Bryan Singer to break it all down for you. (Empire)

Speaking of Bryan Singer, he hypothetically recasts The Usual Suspects. Think he made good choices? (Slashfilm)

Bad news for those looking forward to the Mortal Kombat reboot movie. Director Kevin Tancharoen has left the project to pursue other things. Things aren’t looking good… (Bloody Disgusting)

They just can’t let good enough alone, so they’re going to make a spinoff to How I Met Your Mother tentatively called How I Met Your Father. (Deadline)

In not so shocking news, AMC renews The Walking Dead for a fifth season. With those numbers, I don’t see why not. (NY Times)

Perhaps Batman is trying a little too hard in the upcoming Lego film.

Check out The Hobbit themed opening for The Simpsons.

Funny clip of the week. Looking at the size difference between Thor stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.

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