I’m here reporting live from Netflix headquarters where we’ve just finished our mimosas and eggs benedict. On a 200 foot screen they showed us the teaser trailer for the upcoming Daredevil TV series. There was stunned silence. It is so dark and moody and awesome. And while there’s no real old school red suited DD, you certainly want to see more of the Man Without Fear.
After the critical and commercial failure of Survival of the Dead, there probably won’t be much hype surrounding Night of the Living Dead part 7. But how about a part zero? A prequel if you will. (And I just lost Ryan.) Directed not by George, but his son Cameron Romero. Cameron also developed and co-wrote the screenplay which, according to Geektyrant, is set at the height of the Cold War, when one scientist tried to give the world its best hope for survival and instead unleashed its worst nightmare. Don’t you hate when that happens?
If you’re like me
you’ve only ever seen one episode of Game of Thrones you love Game of Thrones! Game of Thrones is the best! Rah rah Game of Thrones! Yeah!
In either case, you’ll appreciate these Game of Thrones style banners for some of our favorite geeks and characters. I’ve included a couple of my favorites, but be sure to check them all out. Continue reading ‘Game Of Thrones’ House Parody Banners
Sharing my (mostly spoiler free) thoughts on a couple of this weeks new comic releases because if I don’t make my quota for posts for the week I’m contractually obligated to wash Watson’s car over the weekend.
Seeing the most God awful film about transforming robots make a billion dollars worldwide has gotten Hasbro thinking. “You know what we need? A movie based on even crappier transforming robots. The kids will eat this stuff up.”
As a child of the
90s, um 80s, ok 70’s, I never grew up watching Justice League with John Stewart as a founding member. Hal Jordan was my Green Lantern. So he went a little crazy and destroyed the Green Lantern Corps. Who hasn’t?
One person who appears to be a fan of John Stewart is current Fast and Furious star Tyrese Gibson.The Hollywood Reporter has taken notice that Gibson has posted over a dozen images of himself on Instagram made up as a Green Lantern. Check them out. Some are very cool.
Fresh off starring roles in two of the top four grossing movies of 2014, Hollywood is looking at Chris Pratt to save all their stale franchises. First up, he’ll follow in the giant footsteps of Tyrannosaurus Rex and Spinosaurus and attempt to avoid the extinction of Universal’s once lucrative franchise with Jurassic World. While it will make a tonne of money, I agree with Ryan’s Bold Prediction that it under performs. I love the dinos. The original is one of my favorite all time films, but this looks like just more of the same.
Now Deadline is hearing whispers that Disney is hoping to lasso in Pratt to star in an Indiana Jones reboot. (I don’t know if it is a true reboot, or he is Indy’s son, or Pratt will star but an incredibly aged Harrison Ford will upstage him by surviving a nuclear blast in a lead lined fridge. Strike that last one, that makes no sense and couldn’t possibly happen.) And since the guy formally looked on as the franchise savior is busy making porn and starring in controversial videos, his lose is Pratt’s, and our, gain.
To a 10 year old Jimmy Impossible, Secret Wars was right in his wheel house. For one full year the best heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe would be together every month bashing skulls, having mountains dropped on them and bowing before Doom. Though the tie-ins were subtle, this was really the first huge company wide event at either of the Big Two. (sequart.org has a nice article comparing Secret Wars, Secret Wars II and Crisis on Infinite Earths and which is responsible for the rise of the endless Events that I keep getting suckered into, which seems like every few months.)
One of the biggest parts of Secret Wars, and in fact the reason for it’s existence, was a promotion for a toy line from Mattel.
When you have Benedict Cumberbatch as your star, the rest of your cast better have some acting chops. Hollywood Reporter believes Marvel is doing just that courting Chiwetel Ejoifor of 12 Years A Slave for a role in the upcoming Doctor Strange film. What role is not yet know. HR makes a view guesses about him portraying Strange’s servant Wong or Strange’s mentor the Ancient One.
While those could be viewed as potential headscratchers, one character that would make a lot of sense is
Brother Doctor Voodoo. (After being Brother Voodoo for 36 years, he upgraded to Doctor when he temporarily replaced Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme. And then he died. But now he’s back! Because, comics.) Marvel has never been against changing up ethnicity when translating their characters to the big screen (see Micheal Clarke Duncan as Kingpin in Daredevil for example), but the potentially larger role of Voodoo seems to be a better fit for Ejoifor than that of Wong or the Ancient One, who will likely have more minor appearances in the film.
I better get the mop because Watson’s head is about to explode. Take his favorite upcoming super hero movie (ok, second favorite, sorry Aquaman) and mash it with his favorite all time movie (The Dark Knight) and we get a rumored Batffleck cameo in Suicide Squad to set up an as yet announced Batman vs. Joker film.
I love that Batsoup and this potential film are taking cues from the exceptional Batman: The Dark Knight Returns graphic novels, but I do wonder about shooting themselves in the foot down the road with this aged and weary Batman.