12/07/2012


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Above Image: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana)

Superman

(Via Empire)

The British Board of Film Classification has posted that the upcoming new trailer for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot "Man of Steel" will clock in at 2 minutes and 20 seconds long alongside the December 14th premiere of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
(via Superman Supersite)

Doctor Who
For the first time, Doctor Who won TV Guide’s annual Fan Favorites competition.

(Via Blogtor Who)

G.I. Joe
The new G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) poster has a huge picture of Channing Tatum, which shows how much more star power he has than before. In the first edit of the film he was killed in the first scene. Now, he's back. For retaliation.

Planet of the Apes
Caesar actor Andy Serkis on the sequel: "The interesting thing now will be how Caesar operates in this world—because of the virus that hits at the end of the first movie — and how Caesar brings an accord between the apes and the surviving humans and that's going to be interesting where we take that."
(Via Coming Soon)

Wonder Woman
The CW is quietly trying to make a new Wonder Woman TV show tentatively called Amazon. Here's the casting description: “Iris [the codename for Diana] comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified  by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere"
 (Via Deadline)


Slashfilm pointed out that some old 70s shows are coming to DVD including the original Wonder Woman pilot with Cathie Lee Crosby.

Star Trek
A ton of promotional stuff came out this week for Star Trek Into Darkness.

Poster

Business Insider pointed out it looks an awful lot like The Dark Knight Rises one sheet. Coincidence?

Japanese Trailer

(Via Collider)

Misc
Horizon TV show
Synopsis: Set during the height of World War II, Horizon centers on a secretary at the FBI who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion. Bridget Tyler (Burn Notice) wrote the script and will co-executive produce for Universal Cable Prods. and Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, which has a deal at the studio. “Horizon is our first genre piece since The 4400 and the first ever period drama for the network,” said USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. “This signals the next step in the evolution of our programming brand.”
(Via Deadline)

Ender's Game
Entertainment Weekly had some tidbits from the upcoming movie Ender's Game (2013). Based on the classic 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card it follows a young boy through military training at a futuristic Battle School. This is one of my favorite books and the director, Gavin Hood, says it will be faithful to the novel. "I am a fan and I have had a desire to do this and have been working on this now for nearly four years." he said. "That ending -- and the complex moral questions that it raises -- is one of the reasons why I love the book. I promise you that it is very much there."
Pic of Harrison Ford and
Scheduled for release Nov. 1, 2013
(Via Blastr)

Dragonball Z fan video
(Via Blastr)

Cosplay of the week: Han Solo in Carbonite and Mini-Boba Fett

Screenrant has Top 10 animated superhero movies

Nintendo NES cake
Jeremy has some great Cosplay pics at the Kollision Con
Star Trek:The Next Generation 1x8 "Justice" review
Just a Dash of Geek has an AWESOME Star Wars Deal at Living Social
Try a Comic Caption for "The Chair" by PT Dilloway
Girls That Kick A**


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10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to the Superman trailer with The Hobbit.
Wonder if they will ever get a Wonder Woman TV series going.
Entertainment Weekly also said the third Hobbit movie will involve Galadriel and the spider war. Guess it's from the appendix in the Hobbit, which was added to tie it to Middle Earth.

Pat Dilloway said...

I don't get why they keep trying to make Wonder Woman a TV series and not a movie. WB/DC is so completely clueless on how to market its valuable properties. I think Caesar the ape could do a better job. Or even if it's just Andy Serkis in a gorilla suit.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It seems so strange that such a popular character is hard to do Pat. Maybe Caesar can be the show runner.

Maurice Mitchell said...

At 2 minutes there should be plenty to see. Should be great Alex!

Tony Laplume said...

When you talk about the TV versions of DC versus the TV versions of Marvel, DC wins hands down (except for that one 1990s animated version of the X-Men). "Smallville" aired for a decade, "Lois & Clark" paved the way for it by reshaping the way a superhero could be presented. "Arrow" has proven a hit. (Sure, "The Incredible Hulk" was like a gamma radiation version of "The Fugitive," but its only lasting cultural impact is Lou Ferrigno. Not that there's anything wrong with that.) DC proved to be a box office success well before Marvel. It has plenty of time to expand at the movies. I think we'll start to see a cooling of interest in the Avengers phenomenon anyway.

Tony Laplume said...

I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I didn't see the Starfleet shield right away.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good point Tony. When you add up all the numbers DC has been more successful in live action television. On the other hand, no matter what we think of the film, Avengers is the most successful single superhero movie. Although if you add all the box office receipts DC probably wins.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Don't feel bad Tony. I didn't see it at first either. We can both be ashamed together. LOL

Melissa Bradley said...

Such awesomeness, well except for Cathy Lee Crosby's Wonder Woman. That was terrible. it's good thing they brought in Linda Carter or it never would have gotten off the ground. I'm thankful that they are doing a WW TV series, though she deserves a film. I just hope they go more Nikita than Gossip Girl with her. No men trying to tame her and all that romance crap. She needs to just kick ass.

Pat Dilloway said...

DC's only had success in movies with two characters: Batman and Superman and only one of those in the last 30 years. Marvel's had far more success with a wider range of characters.


Anyway, Tony's also forgetting about "The Flash" and "Birds of Prey" TV series, both of which flopped, so they about break even there.

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