Welcome again dear readers,
We start this week with a question for you: is it wrong I want cloaks to come back in fashion? After all, they’re warm in winter, stylish in summer, keep the rain off your head and when they billow in high wind it’s the closest any of us will ever get to being Batman. How can you not want to wear one?
Now, onto the news!
There’s been a bunch more pictures of Catwoman on set of The Dark Knight Rises
and and here
, Michelle Rodriguez will return in Resident Evil 5
and the remake of Red Dawn
actually has a release date!
We’ve some new clips from Real Steel
star Sean Maher has come out
. All of us here wish him, his partner and their children well and we hope any homophobes unhappy about this get their teeth kicked in. Meanwhile Alan Tudyk (Who played Wash in Firefly
) has said that if the show premiered today, the internet would keep it going
. That’s hopelessly optimistic, but I like that in a person.
It’s now time for the all zombie, all the time section! The movie rights to video game Dead Island have been snapped up
, there’s a new Walking Dead season 2 trailer
, the cast of the show have talked about Frank Darabont’s departure
and AMC will launch a series of tie in webisodes
in early October. Meanwhile, researchers at Oxford University have created a zombie outbreak map of the world
Eagerly anticipated MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic has a launch date
and we can’t not mention an awesome piece of Star Wars related parenting: Anthony Herrera took his two young children hiking in Redwood National Park where the Endor scenes in Return of the Jedi
where shot. His daughter, knowing this, was saddened not to find one of the little fuzzballs, so her father photoshopped them into pictures
from the trip, telling his children he could see something in the photographs.
“Ah toe meet toe peechee keene, G'noop dock fling oh ah!” *screaming guitar solo*
There’s a trailer for Chuck’s final season
, pictures of a fan made Princess Bride Monopoly
and footage of Frodo and Merry having a punch up
. The success of web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy
has led to a movie deal
for director Kevin Tanchareon, but it’ll be based on a new story and none of the web series cast will return.
Julia Ormond has left Man of Steel
(Where she was due to play Lara Vor-Man, Superman’s mother), being replaced by Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, James Marsden wants to appear
in True Blood
and Karl Urban may be reprising his role in Riddick 3
. There’s the first teaser (I can’t call it a trailer, it’s barely 15 seconds) for Game of Thrones season 2
creator George RR Martin isn’t happy about the proposed Beauty and the Beast remake
We’ve got new art from Immortals
, spoilery details about American Horror Story
and 700 people gathered in California recently for a three day Mad Max festival
, with mock fights, boomerang throwing contests and one attendee even bringing Dinki-Di dog food... Sounds like a post apocalyptic fun and it was intended that way, with one of the organisers responding “We say, it’s The Road Warrior
, not The Road
.’ No one wants to spend three days in a Cormac McCarthy novel.”
Excuse me, I have Judas Priest on the phone. They’d like their stage clothes back please...
We’ve some fantastically retro Captain America concept art
and a new gallery of pictures from The Avengers
, with Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner rocking
the Blue Steel look. There’s another couple of pictures from Dark Shadows
, the first trailer for John Dies at the End
and a viral clip
for fantasy novel Wildwood
, starring Rainn Wilson. Nintendo DS game Alien Infestation
will have a hidden section allowing you to recreate Bishop’s knife game
and we’ve a new trailer for Assassins Creed: Revelation
Warner Brothers is trying to get Brad Pitt to star in alien fighting time loop movie All you Need is Kill
, there’ s a new Doctor Who mini-series
that’ll be on the full season DVD and Blu-Ray box sets and new plot details for Prometheus
have emerged while writer Damon Lindelof has dropped even more hints
about the film. There’s a clip from The Howling Reborn
, Fox is set to adapt the Isaac Asimov story The Caves of Steel
and a new trailer for Paranormal Activity 3
DC Comics have found themselves in something of a pickle of late. Their recent relaunch has caused some controversy, with several characters being ‘sexed up’, among them Starfire. Author Michele Lee’s young daughter has long been a fan of Starfire through the Teen Titans
cartoon series and was most eloquent when her mother asked what she thought
of the redesign. DC responded on Twitter
and really, could have done better. Yes, the comic in question is rated for teens and no, the young girl only looked at the pictures, but that’s not the point. And staying on topic, if you still think comics are solely for boys the blogs Girls Love Superheroes
and DC Women Kicking Ass
should shake that.
From the ‘this doesn’t happen every day you know’ files, Batman walked into a Christchurch police station
this week, demanding to know who’d used the Bat-Signal. After a brief conversation the caped crusader (Who was being filmed by an accomplice – presumably Robin) fled the scene. Police have refused to confirm or deny that the Joker was behind the prank.
There’s a trailer for new comic book Orchid
, written by Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Washington State Park was the location for a massive Jedi vs Sith showdown
with over a thousand lightsaber wielding combatants hacking away at each other. Unconfirmed reports place the number of replacement limbs needed in the hundreds...
There’s a casting call
for the Ender’s Game
movie, the first look at Being Human US season 2
and Marvel are releasing an important Spider-Man collection – The PSA's
. Star Trek: The Next Generation
is coming to Blu-Ray
and William Shatner has attacked George Takei
in his new book, apparently for not inviting him to his wedding. FYI: Don’t
read the comments…
I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.
There’s a Russian poster for The Thing
and EA have resurrected the cyberpunk corporate warfare video game series Syndicate
– I was wondering why I had the urge to wear a black trenchcoat and mirror shades... Next month’s Live in the Studio forum at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne will be about Star Trek
and in a cost cutting frenzy, the BBC have cancelled Doctor Who Confidential
Lastly, there’s some news that could make some people very happy: Chris Carter (Creator of The X Files
) is looking to return to television
. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.
Now it’s time for another look at what will be hitting shelves soon, in a segment we’re choosing to call SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
All release dates are taken from Ezy DVD
and are current at the time of writing. Unless noted are releases are for DVD only.
The Big Bang Theory
Season 4 – October 5th
Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks
– October 5th
DVD/Blu-Ray – October 6th
Season 3 – October 12th
X:Men: First Class
DVD/Blu-Ray – October 19th
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3 - October 19th
Season 2 – October 26th
Season 3 DVD/Blu-Ray – October 26th
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
– DVD/Blu-Ray – October 26th
Season 6 DVD/Blu-Ray – November 2nd
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- DVD/Blu-Ray- November 9th
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- DVD/Blu-Ray –November 16th
- DVD/Blu-Ray – November 17th
(Seasons 1 and 2) - DVD/Blu-Ray – November 23rd
Season 2 – November 23rd
(Cinematic and Extended Cut versions) - DVD/Blu-Ray – December 7th
Quote of the Week:
I was like you once. Blonde hair. Scraggly little beard. Childlike ears. Full of beans and spunk. I let my principles get in the way of things. I punched a bloke in the face once for saying Hawk the Slayer
Good for you.
Yeah, thanks. But that's not the point, Tim. The point is I was defending the fantasy genre with terminal intensity, when what I should have said was "Dad, you're right - but let's give Krull
a try, and we'll discuss it later." The Phantom Menace
was eighteen months
I know Bilbo, but... it still hurts, you know? I mean, that kid wanted a Jar Jar doll!
What about the Ewoks eh? They were rubbish
! You don't complain about them!
Yeah but Jar Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like... *bleeping*
Spaced - Changed
And that’s me for the week... We hope you enjoy the long weekend – I’ll be spending mine playing games at Sydcon
where I hope to see many of you! I hope you all have fun and I’ll talk to you next week.
And remember, the Shadow knows...