News briefs: Thor casting, Trek on SNL and Kimmel

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Thor director Kenneth Branagh confirmed to the rumor that his Wallander co-star Tom Hiddleston is in the running for the title role: "Tom Hiddleston is a great actor, and he, amongst a number of others, has been part of the group we've spoken to, and all that's still a work in progress."

Star Trek stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (and Leonard Nimoy!) visited Saturday Night Live over the weekend to poke fun at Trekkies and themselves in the grand tradition of William Shatner, who memorably told fans to "Get a life!" on SNL.


In an industry first, Warner Home Video is set to announce a plan to sync up "friend" networks on Facebook with the interactive community-screening features of Warners' Blu-ray disc releases, starting with Watchmen Director's Cut, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the studio partnership with the social network Web site will use the BD-Live interactive feature on high-def discs, allowing Watchmen purchasers to view the film simultaneously and share comments with their Facebook friends.

Jimmy Kimmel Live's Guillermo is Mr. Spock in a trailer for the new Star Trek movie you've never seen: