22 February 2013 8:13 PM, PST | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

Apparently “derivative material begets derivative material” as the saying goes as ABC is mulling a spin-off of their Sunday night hit Once Upon a Time. This one would focus on the Mad Hatter character, which has already appeared a half-dozen times on the series played by actor Sebastian Stan. The only problem is Stan is not available for a series commitment, as he’s currently working on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This would mean, obviously, a recast. The problem I foresee is that viewers who enjoy Stan in the role as the Mad Hatter and maybe follow him if ABC did a spin-off would probably be a bit reluctant to watch it if Stan is not playing him.

The very busy 16 year-old Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, The Road), who starred in Matt Reeves Let Me In, has scored the lead in the Reeves helmed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »

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