9/27/2013


How can you dress up like the Doctor and his companions? Who should have played Batman instead of Ben Affleck? What would Cillian Murphey look like as Batman? Is there finally going to be a Wonder Woman movie?

Find out in this week's top 10 geekiest bits of the Internet.

10. Wonder Woman
I already wrote an article on 7 Reasons there's no Wonder Woman movie but that might be changing soon. We've gotten discussion about a live-action Wonder Woman from two fronts. First, Chronicle writer (Max Landis) is pitching a Wonder Woman movie [io9]. Second,  according to a casting call, Wonder Woman May Be Appearing in the Batman Vs. Superman Movie [Bleeding Cool]. The call is asking for someone that appears between 25 - 33-years-old and is "physically strong." I hope she gets some love soon.

9. Life-sized LEGO Dalek (via Agents of Geek)

 

8. Top 6 Doctor Who Sites (via Blah Blah Blah Yackity Smackity)
You're only a true fan if you know all the sites on this list.

7. Alternatives to Affleck's Batman Casting (via Comic Book and Movie Reviews)

Some interesting choices including Josh Brolin and Nicholas Cage.

6. The emerging Star Trek Into Darkness Khan-troversy (via Scouring Monk)
Nigel wrote a thoughtful piece on 6 reasons why Trekkers hate STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (and why they're wrong) and I think Tony's post compliments it well.

5. How to Dress Like The Doctor (via He Geek She Geek)


4. MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER (2013) Short Film: Peggy Carries On ( via FilmBook)


3. Spider-Man Motorcycle Helmets (via Geek Tyrant)


With great speed comes great responsibility.

2. Thor: The Dark World TV Spot
A new TV spot “Return of an Avenger” for MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD, that first aired last night during MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. It doesn't have a lot of new clips, but it's a fun warm-up for when the movie opens November 8, 2013!


1. Watch Cillian Murphy and Eion Bailey's Batman Auditions (via GeekTyrant)
On the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition there are a bunch of new behind-the-scenes clips and some of them feature the auditions for Cillian Murphey and Eion Bailey for the role of Batman in Batman Begins.

Reviews

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review and Round-Up
Synposis:  Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Well, the first thing to get out of the way is Agent Coulson, who was killed in Avengers by Loki is alive. They give the explanation and it's both frustratingly simple ("I've been in Tahiti.") and frustratingly complicated ("Does he know the truth?"). I like the set-up for a future storyline while not just ignoring the obvious question. The show feels like more of a set-up episode, but does a nice job of introducing the new characters while still trying to give a good stand-alone story for the team. The episode has a TON of references to the Marvel Universe, so there's hope for larfger stories in the future. Overall, it's a good, but not great episode. I'm mainly rating it on the assumption that since it's Joss Whedon and Avengers it'll only go up. My favorite character is Agent Melinda May.

Here's the round-up of other sites that have reviews of the show:

What do you think of this week's links?


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4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonder Woman may really happen, huh?
Into Darkness haters are wrong. (I'm a die-hard Trek fan and I loved the film.)
And I really enjoyed the S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. The action and humor were balanced well.

Pat Dilloway said...

I'll believe the Wonder Woman thing when I actually see it listed in theaters. Cillian Murphy just doesn't have the tough guy look to play Batman; I mean he was pretty convincing as a drag queen in "Breakfast on Pluto."

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That Dalek must've taken a lot of Legos. A small fortune at least.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I want that Dalek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried to get my son to dress up as the Doctor, but he is insisting on being Green Arrow (the comic version not the CW one), or now Darth Maul.
S.H.I.E.L.D. did feel like a setup episode, but I thought it did great job combining with the movie universe.

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