MYTHBUSTERS Returns, Hiddleston As LOKI In Question, THE TICK More Serious?

Not sure if you heard but the Science Channel picked up the Mythbusters franchise, but there's a hitch or two.

First, Science will be hosting a show, Search for the Next MythBusters. This will be a reality show where people are vying for the gig of hosting the new show.

So the show will now carry on, but with a different set of hosts.  I guess.

We'll see where this ends up...

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I don't know how true they are, but there are headlines out there saying that Tom Hiddleston may not be playing Loki too much longer.

The ever so lovable Loki has made appearances in three different Marvel movies, and fans love to hate or love Hiddleston's quirky representation of the trickster brother.

I used to out and out hate Loki in the comics, but Hiddleston has made him an enjoyable, chaotic good character.

Now, in an interview about one of his latest movies, the Hank Williams biopic titled I Saw the Light, he was asked about his stint in the upcoming Thor movie, and he said the following:

"‘Thor 3' will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate."

Say what? That can't be right! Can it?

Well, while others are focusing on the first headline, the statement from Hiddleston continues, when asked what he meant by that by saying,

I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know,” he says with a shrug. “They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.”

- And just so you know, he just finished filming Kong: Skull Island, the second film in a shared monster world, and which will lead into the third film of this monster world, titled Godzilla vs Kong.

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As you know (if you read Cinema Static), Amazon is taking a shot at a new live-action version of The Tick.

Fans of this franchise know what a fun-loving, quirky character The Tick can be. Even if he is a little off his rocker to some degree.

And yet it's being said that this version of The Tick will be more dark and grounded.

I hope they keep the zany mood of the character, but if they ground it into something a bit more real, it may lose that funny edge fans have come to know.

But then Christopher Nolan, DC's TV venues, and Marvel have made a career out of grounding that which lives in the fantastical land of make-believe, and made it more digestible by not only comic fans, but the rest of the world too.

Like I always say, We'll see.

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