Aug
21
2017
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Did you know that they wanted to reboot Xena? And now they’re not.

So, whatever your first reaction was to that news, you can safely put it on hold.

NBC is no longer going forward its planned Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, according to THR. The show was originally to have been written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost). Today NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke told the site that the reboot in its current form is no longer happening.

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Aug
17
2017
3

They want to do an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. …Yay?

I’m… ah.  Well. I guess that this is the straightforward play.

Stephen Daldry is Star Wars’ newest hope.

The Oscar-nominated director behind Billy Elliot and The Hours is in early talks to direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal makes, Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass.

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Aug
17
2017
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Doctor Strange is definitely in Thor: Ragnarok.

At least, that’s what the international trailer is telling me.

Via ComingSoon. I persist in having an irrational hope for this one. It looks like it’s gonna be evocative of 1970s metal with heavy comic elements, which is good.  Kind of heavy metal, in other words — and in both senses of the term. Plus, hey, magic stuff that might even justify going to see it in 3D.

Aug
16
2017
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The ‘Knightfall’ trailer.

Sent to me via email.

Apparently, the History Channel now does dramatized historical — otherwise known as ‘fictional’ — TV shows where Templars are running around with explosions in the background and secret messages in gemstones and bloody conspiracies and clockwork mechanisms and… wait a second.  This sounds kind of awesome, actually.  So why is it on the Hitler and Trains Channel instead of, say, Netflix?

Aug
15
2017
3

Casting done on Good Omens leads.

I dunno. Michael Sheen isn’t quite doing it for me, somehow. Not sure why, but the casting there doesn’t thrill me.

Michael Sheen and David Tennant have been cast in the lead roles in the Amazon series adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens,”Variety has learned.

The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.

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Aug
15
2017
3

oh my sweet lord this ducktales reboot pilot is amazing

i thought that randy was just being nostalgic but my god its so good

 

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Aug
14
2017
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The ‘Batman vs. Two-Face’ trailer.

You will probably not be surprised to hear that Batman vs. Two-Face is on the direct-to-DVD Express (October 10th/17th).  It doesn’t appear to be entirely wretched, though. Adam West sounds better than he did in the last one and William Shatner isn’t bad as Two-Face.

:pause:

And on that note…

Aug
11
2017
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‘The Death of Stalin’ trailer.

As God is my witness, I don’t know whether this is going to be annoying or not.

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Aug
10
2017
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Huh. They’re releasing the Wonder Woman DVD early, yes?

August 29th for digital, September 19th for DVD/Blu-Ray. I would have thought that they would try to get Wonder Woman on the shelves for Christmas.  Is this normal? Are they trying to hit an award deadline?

And let me just note: this would be a real easy Christmas present to give, too. Not quite a no-brainer, but it’s getting there. I figure that I’m buying at least one copy for my niece.

Aug
10
2017
9

Avengers 4 shooting starts…

…and maybe, just maybe, they’re going to be able to pull all of this off: “Avengers 4 is set to be the culmination of every major plot thread over the course of 22 movies in 10 years for the MCU.” As that article notes, almost all of the core actors’ contracts are expiring, and they’re starting to show some signs of being ready to go do other movies. Plus, probably some of ’em are gonna die in Avengers: Infinity War. Not Spider-Man, of course, he’s safe: the studios will be using him for the next stage of the MCU. Why? Because Spider-Man Homecoming will bring in over three hundred million domestically and, more importantly, didn’t suck. So he’ll be the anchor for the next iteration. (more…)

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Aug
10
2017
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I can’t get upset that John Williams isn’t scoring the Han Solo movie.

Let me be honest about it: Mr. Williams is an old man. I don’t know how many more movie scores he has in him.  I’d rather that John Williams makes sure that the one for Episode Nine is written and done first:

Composer John Powell, who may be best known for his memorable soundtracks to the Matt Damon Bourne series, ShrekKung Fu Panda (1 and 2), and How to Train Your Dragon (1 and 2), will be lifting the baton to score the upcoming young Han Solomovie, due in theaters next year. Powell is only the third composer to be welcomed into the exclusive family of Star Wars live-action music writers, which includes the legendary John Williams (the eight Skywalker saga movies) and Michael Giacchino, who scored last December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The untitled Han Solomovie will be scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain Powell’s distinctive voice.

Is this greedy of me? Perhaps. But the scores from the second Star Wars trilogy were about the only thing I liked about those movies, and the last one just won’t be the same without that John Williams touch. And, heck, I liked the music in Kung Fu Panda.  That series has been remarkably free of sequel suckitude.

Aug
09
2017
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Netflix acquires Millarworld.

Link here: what this basically means is that Netflix can now draw (heh) on Mark Millar’s comic properties when making its own comic book movies or shows.  Assuming that Netflix wants to do that. And why would they want to do that, anyway? — Aside from the fact that Marvel and DC are raking in the big bucks, of course. Which is why Netflix wants to do that.

There was also a list of what Millar properties should be immediately optioned, but I’m not linking to it because it was a stupid list.  And why was it a stupid list?  Because it didn’t have Starlight on it. Yes, I know that that’s supposed to be going to 20th Century Fox, but that studio hasn’t done anything with it and do we really want them to, anyway?  Starlight is probably my favorite Millar comic; it should get made into a miniseries, pronto.

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