GO POP : Issue # 7
Greetings dear readers!
Before we start, you've watched the latest episode of Go Pop? You haven't? Well get to it! I'll wait. *taps desk* Back now? Well, then, let's begin...
1: We’ve some details as to what we’ll see in the extended cut of The Hobbit, which promises to have enough footage for another 2 movies.
2: In both good and bad news, Pixar have announced they’re planning to alternate between a sequel and an original film every other year. Seems to me forcing yourself to make sequels to a timetable rather than when you have a great idea can backfire – Cars 2, I’m looking at you…
3: From the ‘nothing can go wrong’ desk comes word a German research centre has built a robot ape. Seriously, what do they think is going to happen? Still, being ruled by robot ape overlords can’t be all bad now can it?
4: There are now 146 small children in America who’ve been named Khaleesi. Naming your children after Game of Thrones characters isn’t a bad thing (So long as you aren’t naming them Cersei and Jamie…), but Khaleesi’s a title, not a name. So, 10 points for trying, but minus 15 for execution.
5: Lastly, Vin Diesel has had a meeting with Marvel Studios, for reasons he’s not saying. So, what part do you think he’s up for? Thanos, Kang or Squirrel Girl?
It’s funny, because it’s horrible.
Movie news now! We’ve some pictures and plot from How to Train Your Dragon 2 Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on Smallville, really wants to play Luthor in Man of Steel 2, the Terminator saga is set to be rebooted as a trilogy, starting in 2015 and plans for a movie version of Captain Planet are being hashed out. Eh, it’s been done. It looks like Will Smith won’t be in Independence Day 2, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be. Furthermore, Roland Emmerich has announced he’s writing a gay character into the film. As much as I applaud this, the fact that he felt the need to make an announcement about it? It’s 2013 – why is a gay character still an issue? And where the hell is my jetpack?
We have another trailer for Pacific Rim and a launch trailer for Deadpool, a collection of footage from Terry Gilliam’s new film Zero Theorem, a promo for the new Transformers theme park ride and a look at the live action Gatchaman film, also known as Battle of the Planets.
In a slightly unexpected move, William Fichtner is playing Shredder in the new Ninja Turtles film and Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on for the zombie family drama Maggie. We’ve some new pictures from Sharknado (That’s right, it’s a tornado full of sharks!) and some new posters for Percy Jackson 2 and Enders Game. Sources are differing as to when Resident Evil 6 will be released, Star Wars Episode 7 is set to shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK, a writer has been hired for a Knight Rider movie and a sequel to World War Z could be happening. How’s about sticking to the source material this time eh chaps?
I pity the fool who don’t think that droid is cool!
Actors talking news! Jim Carrey has spoken out about Kick Ass 2, saying that after the Sandy Hook tragedy he can no longer support the level of violence in the film. Writer and creator Mark Millar has responded with relative calm, a good thing given the emotions in the debate. Meanwhile, Terence Stamp gave a shock to several people discussing Man of Steel, in a way only he could.
Have you spawned and want to encourage a love of comics in your tiny offspring? Then you need a superhero night light! As awesome as they look, having Iron Man or Spider-Man’s head smashed through your child’s bedroom wall could be somewhat traumatising. We’ll be getting another mysterious Marvel movie in July 2016, there’s another poster for The Wolverine and the first hints as to what could be the plot of Doctor Strange are out now.
Television news now! Matt Smith has shot a video saying goodbye and thank you to Doctor Who fans and those pesky missing episode rumours won’t go away, with new rumours saying there’ll be a teaser on the DVD release of Terror of the Zygons in September. Again, I’ll believe it when I see it. Speaking of missing things, Big Finish Productions are working on some interesting new projects – there’ll be a series of stories based on Phillip Hinchcliffe’s era of Who (That produced such classics as The Talons of Weng Chiang and Pyramids of Mars). Secondly, they’ll be recreating lost episodes of The Avengers, the classic 60’s spy series, in which bowler hats and British style do battle against all manner of diabolical master minds.
Mrs Peel, we’re needed…
Furthermore, Rivers of London, written by Ben Aaranovitch (Writer of Remembrance of the Daleks) is coming to TV, as is Ron Moore’s new show Outlander, based on the book series by Diana Galbadon. Second seasons have been confirmed for French show Heavy Metal, based on the comic book, that will feature Michael Biehn and James Marsters and Australian show Danger 5, the utterly bonkers version of World War 2 featuring Nazi dinosaurs, robot super soldiers and the lost city of Atlantis! All of which, actually happened. I might have made that last bit up...
Michael Sheen will be reading Neil Gaiman’s book The Ocean at the End of the Lane for BBC Radio and Gaiman has been chatting about attempted movie adaptions of his work. Meanwhile, we bid a sad farewell to writer Richard Matheson, who has died at the age of 87. Matheson wrote such classics as I am Legend, Stir of Echoes and several episodes of The Twilight Zone, including Nightmare at 20,000 Feet starring William Shatner.
Gaming news now! Both Saints Row 4 and State of Decay have been refused classification in Australia for violence and drug related content, but if you’d like to change that the Australian Classification Board is looking for volunteers! Classic shooter The Chaos Engine is being remade for modern platforms and Ellen Page isn’t happy that the game The Last of Us appears to have used her likeness without asking her first.
In historically awesome news, 2 cannon from the Queen Anne’s Revenge (Flagship of pirate Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard) have been raised from the deep Lastly, in one of the most awesome things we’ve seen in a long time, is this clip of a leather kilt clad bagpiper playing AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. With bagpipes that shoot flames. That’s correct – bagpipes that SHOOT FLAMES. If you don’t think that’s awesome, then I have nothing more to say to you.
Brigadier: Believe me, Doctor, the place is impregnable!
The Doctor: Never cared much for the word 'impregnable.' Sounds a bit too much like 'unsinkable.'
Harry Sullivan: What's wrong with unsinkable?
The Doctor: 'Nothing,' as the iceberg said to the Titanic!
Harry Sullivan: What?
The Doctor: [as he sinks back into the car] Glub glub glub....
Doctor Who - Robot
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