Welcome again dear readers!
It’s been a busy week, with a fair whack of stuff to talk about, so for once let’s get to it with no waffling on from me…
First off, a reminder that Supanova’s
on this weekend! With all manner of events, vendors, special guests and geekery, there’s barely an excuse to not be there! Well, not being in Sydney is one, but that’s about the only one.
There’s been more talk
about the live action Star Wars
show and one of the writers has been revealed
. A fan has created some very cute plush lightsabers
and bad news has emerged that The Phantom Menace
may be the only 3D re-release
we get. In short – if this one doesn’t do well we won’t see the rest. Nice strategy Lucas – make us watch the rubbish ones first to get to the good ones. *shakes fist*
He’s also given more details
on the Star Wars
comedy show that Seth Green is working on.
Shia LaBeouf won’t return
for a fourth Transformers
film (and he thinks Michael Bay won’t either) and there’s more pictures from Dark of the Moon
– anyone else find it odd that virtually none of the promotion has featured Rosie Huntingon-Whitely? I don’t recall anything seeing anything where she’s said a word…
In an age of overly pampered celebrities who will get driven from door to door, it’s refreshing to find someone famous who’s down to earth. In this case, it’s Game of Thrones
star Sean Bean, who has proven his level of awesome
beyond any doubt. Following an argument over a woman in a London pub Bean was stabbed in the arm with a piece of glass while outside having a smoke. You or I would have gone to the hospital, followed by the police. Bean simply went back inside, patched himself up with the bar’s first aid kit and bought another drink. Top stuff sir, top stuff!
“You call that a mortal wound. Sean Bean say’s it’s getting in the way of his next drink.”
We thought this
was the final Deathly Hallows
poster, but there was soon another
one. There’s also the first promo poster for The Avengers
and a beautiful vintage style Captain America
poster for the cast and crew, with Cap punching Hitler. Master Yoda has been voted the Best Screen Puppet
in a UK poll, ahead of Kermit the Frog and Sooty, there’s the UK trailer for vampire picture Stake Land
and here’s something for the Game of Thrones
fans – Tyrion slapping Joffery
651 times to the sound of Led Zeppelin. I shudder to think of the effort that went into that, but I applaud it!
James Cameron and Sam Worthington are set to reunite
on a new sci fi film, both Neil Gaiman and Salman Rushdie are working on TV series
(Separately mind you – Gaiman’s adapting his novel American Gods
and Rushdie’s is called The Next People
.) and Sir Terry Pratchett has begun the paperwork
to end his own life. For those who came in late, Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in December 2007 and has been raising funds to help with research into the disease since then.
There’s been confusing news coming from the Doctor Who
office – 14 new episodes with Matt Smith playing the Doctor have been announced
but when they’ll air is still up in the air. There’s talk of budget crisis
and chaos caused by new producers, but that’s rumor at the moment. We live in hope, and not just because the 50th anniversary is coming up soon. Producer Steven Moffat has kept out of it, tweeting: “Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I'm not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we're ready. Hush, and patience.”
As much as I’d hate it, I’d still watch it. Is that a bad thing?
Engagement ring ads are now being geek themed
, there’s an extended trailer
for The Clone Wars
season 4 and another Muppets parody trailer
, which is not
in Swedish – we promise. We also have word that the Scissor Sisters are working on music for a Fraggle Rock movie
– could this be a Jim Henson renaissance? We here certainly hope so!
Several major film companies
and even Marvel Studios
won’t be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, citing possible negative buzz. Here’s hoping they work something out for the future, otherwise we won’t have as much to report from there!
There’s already plans for villains on possible Green Lantern sequels
, Mark Hamill has said he’ll continue to voice the Joker
, unlike previous announcements that Batman: Arkham City
would be the final time and it sure sounds like George Lucas admitted to Simon Pegg that the Star Wars
prequels weren’t that crash hot
. I wonder what made him say that?
Scratch that, I just answered my own question.
news, both Bard the Bowman
and Smaug the Magnificent
have been cast, a Spanish town has painted itself blue
to promote the Smurfs
movie, there’s a red-band trailer for Attack the Block
and what looks like the final Stargate Prop sale
is happening this weekend. I’m sad it’s in Canada, but that’s good for my bank balance!
A young child has channeled the Eleventh Doctor
by reciting his speech from The Pandorica Opens
, there’s a new Cowboys and Aliens
trailer and it’s director Jon Favreau is busy
working on Iron Man 3
while Marvel rejected opening Iron Man 2
with Tony Stark and Pepper Potts waking up next to each other
has a new director
, Steven Spielberg is thinking about more Jurassic Park
and there’s a whole bunch of new pictures
from Torchwood: Miracle Day
. There’s two new TV spots for Conan the Barbarian
– one’s 30 seconds
, the next’s a minute
. I’m cautious, but based on star Jason Momoa’s performance in Game of Thrones
, I’m feeling more optimistic by the minute.
“Say I’m wearing a skirt one more time. I dare you, I double dare you…”
JK Rowling has finally put something on the mysterious website
she registered a couple of years ago and you know you’ve truly made a mark in popular culture when Sesame Street
makes fun of you, in this case it’s Spider Man: Turn off the Dark’s
turn. I will forever think of Bono as a large orange monster now…
There will be a post credits scene
in Green Lantern
and in an act of evil as yet unparalleled, some scum stole a little girl's TARDIS
from her front yard. May the guilty be found and exterminated with all speed
Word has it a third Ghostbusters
film is scheduled for 2013
while someone unexpected
has been seen on the set of The Dark Knight Rises
… Spoilers! The lawsuit over the proposed reboot of The Crowhas been settled
while geek icons Wil Wheaton, Felecia Day and Stan Lee will all return to Eureka
For Dr Venkman, this was just an average day at the office.
Sean Astin will voice Raphael
in the new TMNT
film, there’s the first poster
and some John Carter
for John Carter
has been dropped from the title) and it tells us nothing about the film, a clip from Futurama’s season opener
and some low res pictures of Captain America’s USO costume
A Chinese man has somewhat freaked out his office by turning up dressed as Iron Man
and Russell Crowe is in talks
to play Jor-El (Superman’s Kryptonian father) in Man of Steel
. With Kevin Costner playing Pa Kent, that’d mean both his parents were Robin Hoods and yes, neither can speak with an English accent…
Quote of the Week:
Vala Mal Doran: So…no IOA? No Reynolds’ men? No television program about dancing with supposed celebrities?
Daniel Jackson: Actually, that part was real.
Vala: (quietly) How very disturbing.
Stargate SG-1: Dominion
Remember, the Shadow knows…