The “ZOMG This Looks INSANE” THE GREEN KNIGHT trailer.

Yeah. THE GREEN KNIGHT is the true quill. This is gonna be the good stuff. It comes out July 30th, and I am there.

Moe Lane

PS: No worries if this isn’t your jam. But damned if it isn’t mine.

The ‘COVID Doesn’t Kill It!’ VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE trailer.

Astoundingly, this may still be a fun movie summer. I mean, starting Sunday the two week clock starts on full immunization for me.

Am I gonna see VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE? Yeah, sure. The first VENOM was fun, if not exactly high cinema. And that’s fine with me. I’ve spent far too much time over the last year and a half being stuck with myself. Time to go just… do and see things. Things I didn’t make.

So, I guess they’re not filming a new season of THE MANDALORIAN any time soon.

I almost wrote ‘at all,’ but maybe another six months or a year will be enough time for the heat to die down. GeekTyrant aside, Dave Filoni did not ‘tease’ information on THE MANDALORIAN so much as he evaded giving out any. The Good Morning America segment was remarkably free of information on the subject (ScreenRant provided the relevant transcript):

Oh, that’s a tricky one, you know I don’t like to go into those answers without Jon here, my partner Jon Favreau. It’s exciting, we’re both working on that, we’re working on Boba Fett right now, so there’s a lot of new adventures coming up. I have to be careful, I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.

Continue reading So, I guess they’re not filming a new season of THE MANDALORIAN any time soon.

They are remaking… The Toxic Avenger.

I’m not even mad.

Coming off from the critical success of Ma Rainey’s Black BottomDeadline brings rising actress Taylour Paige has been tapped to star as the female lead opposite Peter Dinklage in Legendary’s upcoming Toxic Avenger reboot. This new casting addition comes after nearly a month since Jacob Tremblay (RoomGood Boys) was confirmed as the first actor to join Dinklage in the project.

…I guess I just want to know why. What more needs to be said in that franchise? I’m legit curious about that, honestly – and no hate towards the original, either. But what’s the victory condition here?

The STAR WARS: BUCKETHEADS Fan Trailer.

It’s getting easier and easier for non-professional studios to get to ‘Ehh. I can’t really tell the difference’ TV/movie production values. BUCKETHEADS is operating at, what, 1998, 2002 AD-style special effects? That’s easily enough, for what they need to produce. The next step for them is to get enough money to be able to hire professional actors, and then hey, presto! They’ve got a film company. With probably considerably less overhead.

Mind you, at that point they’re gonna need to get their own IPs.

Via @geeksaresexy.

Christina Ricci rumored to be under consideration for Morticia.

HEY! WE’RE ALL OLD! “Tim Burton is developing a spin-off series at Netflix based on The Addams Family daughter, Wednesday… [a report says] production is looking at franchise alum Christina Ricci to join the cast as Wednesday’s mother Morticia Addams.”

Seriously, though, I’m down. I am fine with Tim Burton trying his hand at The Addams Family and it’s a clever conceit, using Ricci to play Morticia. Successful or not, Burton will at least make the movie interesting. That’s not always guaranteed, when you’re talking about a sequel to an existing IP.

…Yeah, I agree with the above, but that’s not what I’m coming back to. What I’m coming back to is, again, somehow I’m in my fifties and the kid I watched in the movies is now maybe going to play that character’s mother. What happened?

In the mail: the ScarJo GHOST IN THE SHELL.

Blame Sonny Bunch.

In my experience: I don’t agree very often with Sonny over what makes for a bad movie. But I’ve found that he’s usually right over what makes for a good movie. Worth grabbing GHOST IN THE SHELL over, at least.

Tweet of the Day, Dear God, It *Is* Them edition.

I even know the movie! (The Dead Pool) …You gotta wonder how all of that happened, and why, and who lost a bet*.

*Contra the Tweeter above, the movie wasn’t so much bad as it was kinda ridiculous. Dirty Harry movies don’t age badly, but they definitely get dated quick. And even then the premise was starting to feel distinctly alternate timeline-y.