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Sherlock to return for Special and Fourth Season

The BBC has just confirmed via a series of Tweets, using the hashtag #221back (confused? See the featured image above) that the hit show Sherlock will indeed return.

Details are still a bit sketchy, but it's pretty clear that Andrew Scott as Moriarty will feature heavily – you may remember his appearance right at the end of last season, as a teaser for the new season.

The fact that he took over the BBC's twitter account for the duration of the tweets may have been a pretty obvious clue too!

Filming is due to begin on January 2015. Whilst this does appear to be a long way off yet, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise really, considering how difficult it must be to get both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch together at the same time!

What we do know is that there will be a one-off special, most likely a Christmas Special, and this will be followed by a three episode fourth season.

Stay tuned for official release dates the minute there come available!

 

Benedict Cumberbatch to play the villain in Star Trek sequel

Although Benedict Cumberbatch has already been confirmed for the villain in the as yet untitled Star Trek sequel, the latest rumor according to Collider and Trekmovie actually names what villain he’ll play.

If you don’t want the spoiler, read no further than this…

Ok, so you’ve made it thus far. So, now for the spoiler – Cumberbatch is rumored to be playing the legendary Khan (yes as in from the original Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan). Impressed?

Thoughts? Good casting choice? Cumberbatch is an excellent actor whose star is certainly on the rise.

J.J.Abrams will direct once again, and all the original cast are all due to return, including Leonard Nimoy as ‘old’ Spock.

Again, according to Collider, it’s “on schedule to finish up shoots in Northern California, having wrapped in Southern California and on stages.”

Star Trek 2 has been loosely pencilled in for a release date of May 17th 2013 in the US and UK. So a bit to go yet.

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

How good does this look? I know, I know, the movie adaptation by Working Title of John Le Carre’s classic British spy novel doesn’t even remotely fall into our All Action, No Plot catchment (in that it has most definitely got a plot!), but from time to time a movie comes along (like Inception for example) which we just cannot ignore. This is one of those movies. With a British cast to die for including Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch, and a famous novel as source material, this one promises to be a cracker. Whether or not it can trump the original classic TV series featureing Alec Guinness is another matter entirely…

Check out the trailer that has just been released: