Greetings dear readers!
The Shadow has escaped the hell of house hunting and entered the hell of packing and moving. Talk about from the frying pan into the fire... That’s all we’ll say about that!
In any case, on with the news!
The premiere of season 2 of The Walking Dead rated through the roof
and zombie movie godfather George Romero has revealed he turned down an offer
to direct some of the show in favour of his own project.
Mark Hamill has retired from voicing the Joker
, though he’s dropped hints he’d love to record an audio book of The Killing Joke
. Two things to add to that: there’s a shadow puppet
version of the story and Hamill was captured saying Heath Ledger’s Joker’s most iconic line
. It’s worth watching solely for the audience reaction...
Yes, that word meant something different back then...
This weekend will see the third annual Doomsday Film Festival and Symposium
in New York. The festival was begun when the curators realized they hadn’t seen The Road Warrior
(AKA Mad Max 2
) and to rectify that deserved a festival. Good thinking!
The Twilight Zone
movie has a new director
, we have the video for nerdcore artist MC Frontalot’s new song Critical Hit
and there’s pictures that prove that 1930's Disney cosplay
was high grade nightmare fuel.
With a stirring statement Heroes
and Star Trek
star Zachary Quinto has come out
. As with Firefly
star Sean Maher’s recent announcement, we wish him all the best and hope any homophobes who protest this have their teeth kicked in.
It’s that part of the day when we go all New York Comic Con, all the time! There was, as always, cosplayers, with galleries seen here
- the whole gender swapped heroes thing seems to be really popular at the moment. We’ve details of the panels for The Avengers
, The Walking Dead
, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
and Batman: Arkham City
. DC are said to be contemplating a Watchmen sequel
, there was talk of a Doctor Strange
movie and Marvel teased both a flame filled return
and their TV plans
, which include the Hulk and Luke Cage. There was footage from Total Recall
screened and a gorgeous dancing marriage proposal
! Congrats to the happy couple!
For when Logan eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs…
We know have more trailers and clips than you can poke a very large stick at. Get comfy.
We start with the first trailer for The Con of Wrath
, about a legendary Trek
convention in 82 that almost collapsed, a teaser for Alcatraz
, some clips from In Time
and Breaking Dawn
, new trailers for The Woman in Black
and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
and some new footage from Bag of Bones
. Who’d want to Pierce Brosnan?
Moving into schlock horror territory, there’s trailers for Piranha 3DD
, Hostel Part 3
(It’s straight to DVD and Eli Roth isn’t involved), Mansquito
and from the ‘things you didn’t think existed’ category, did you know there’s a Scorpion King 3
There’s new trailers for The Adventures of Tintin
and the ‘teens with powers’ movie Chronicle
, a look at the making of documentary When Harry Left Hogwarts
(That will appear on the Potter
Blu-Rays) and a ‘Sweded’ version of The Avengers
Let’s look at comic books now! There’s a deleted scene from Captain America
, footage from the upcoming Green Lantern animated series
and the first clip from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
, a trailer for season 2 of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
, the final trailer for Batman: Arkham City
and the first look at Justice League: Doom
Agent Coulson Fact: He doesn't play rock paper scissors. He plays coffee gun donut kitten
Moving right along, there’s plans for US remakes of both Attack the Block
, the remake of The Crow
has lost another director
and River Phoenix’s final film will finally be released
Darth Maul on The Clone Wars
will be voiced by Sam Witwer
, better known as the Secret Apprentice in The Force Unleashed
games, his work in Battlestar
and Being Human
and his frequent appearances on the Order 66
podcast. Seriously, the guy’s a screaming mad Star Wars
fan and isn’t shy about it.
George RR Martin won’t start writing The Winds of Winter in January
with 100 pages (That was held over from A Dance with Dragons
) already written in between working on a coffee table about the history of Westeros, Bill Murray’s lack of interest appears to have killed off Ghostbusters 3
, there’s new Dragon Age comics
that aren’t as dumb as previous books (Long story) and a fan has built his own version of the power loader from Aliens
And George is a man of his word...
The long awaited/feared live action version of Akira has the green light
. Sadly, it appears to be Americanized, with the location moving to ‘New Manhattan’ and producer’s wanting Garret Hedlund
to star. Bah, bah I say!
The Wachowski brothers are set on making another sci fi film
, you can watch the entire pilot for Once Upon a Time
and there’s video of the only way that Back to the Future’s
ending could have been more awesome
There’s a curious short film titled Zombie in a Penguin suit
, an Italian Star Wars fan film
that’s a cut above the usual and Salman Rushdie has called Game of Thrones ’well produced trash’
. Meanwhile Bryan Singer’s remake of Excalibur
is dead, with word he’ll be moving on to his remake of Battlestar Galactica
, which has a writer
Should have turned left at Albuquerque!
It’s a 3 story, 1 link paragraph! Plans are afoot for two more Transformers
films shot back to back (Jason Statham’s name has been mentioned, but Michael Bay has denied any involvement), JJ Abram’s Bad Robot productions is working on a Micronauts
movie and we may get a Zombieland
TV show instead of another movie – more details are here
Mark Millar is again auctioning off naming rights
in his upcoming book The Secret Service
, to raise money for the St Bartholomew’s Primary School Pantomime Fund that he set up. There’s some promotional art
for The Amazing Spider-Man
, Gary Kurtz (Producer of Star Wars
and The Empire Strikes Back
) didn’t like
the Star Wars
prequels either and the cast of The Thing don’t like the prequel
The Walking Dead
has it’s first spin off – The Walken Dead
. There’ll be a fourth Starship Troopers movie
, which will be a CG release – at this stage it’ll be straight to DVD, but there’s hope for a cinematic release. And now for something completely different: William Shatner singing Bohemian Rhapsody
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me!
Milla Jovovich has tweeted the first picture of Ada Wong
from Resident Evil 5
, Sean Bean is still keen to return
to Game of Thrones
and in a clear case of spending lots on SFX and not enough on props, the guns used in Terra Nova
can be found at your local toy store
. I own one of those…
Here’s something that’s mighty high up on the list of things you don’t want to find in the cupboard – a Skeksis!
I really can’t blame that guy for running away – that noise they make scares the hell out of me to this day. There’s something about the combination of adorable and sanity blasting horror that shows up a lot in that era... And there’s nothing unmanly with never being able to watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit
ever again. NOTHING. AT. ALL
Lastly, to end of a beautiful note – earlier this year die hard Superman fan Mike Meyer (Who’s mentally disabled and survives on part time work and Social Security) had a large chunk of his collection stolen by a man who’d befriended him under false pretenses. Comic’s fans rallied to his cause and organized a drive to replace the lost merchandise, almost doubling the size of Meyer’s original collection. Thankfully the thief was tracked down and the collection returned and news has come to us this week that Meyer’s donated the surplus items to his local children’s hospital
, in a gesture worthy of his hero.
Quote of the Week:
A fine compliment, Yeoman America - and one richly deserved, if I say't myself! But you know as well as I, the name's Longbow. And it's a name these twain'll well remember - for they're the horse-thieves who've plagued the guard's livery -
(placing a hand over Longbow's mouth to prevent him from shouting
)Captain. Not Yeoman.
And you're Hawkeye. Remember.
Y'mn... wht n hvns nm r yu...
Captain America: Remember.
And such is the force of that piercing blue gaze that the archer's eyes, too, shift and change before it -
Not another alternate reality! Not again!
Avengers – Volume 3, Issue 2
Remember, the Shadow knows...