Monday, July 16, 2012


I'm kinda starting to hate Comic-Con, it's just too much new information! And the thing I hate the most, is that there is new material debuting all the time at the panels, but most of it is not going online until after the Con, so it will be weeks till we get access to it. But don't worry, this post is going to be pretty damn full anyways. 
As promised, this weeks "quotes" will be in the form screencaps, I'm posting them in the smallest form so they don't slow down the page too much, so CLICK THEM to see them in bigger form.

Top row: Parks & Recreation, Family Guy
Lower row: Arrested Development, Golden Girls

I'm not going to separate Comic-Con news from non-Con news, so they are all mashed up. I'll start with TV this time. Biggest thing happening on TV is the reform of American Idol judge panel. Like I wrote last time, Adam Lambert has been rumoured to be a part of the new panel, especially now that Steven Tyler is officially leaving to focus on Aerosmith. And like I wrote, J-Lo is out, and her pay demands are in fact part of this decision, nailed it! But there might be even more changes to the judges. US Weekly wrote that Randy Jackson might become mentor in the show instead of being a judge. Other stars rumoured to become new judges: Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus or Nicki Minaj. Looks like American Idol will be totally different  the next season.

Glee was part of the Comic-Con too and they shared a lot of new info about the fourth season. And I mean a lot, so I won't write them here when you can so easily see them all at The Hollywood Reporter.

There hasn't been that many news about the development of Arrested Development, but now it looks like things are finally starting to roll. Both Ron Howard (who narrates the show) and Jason Bateman tweeted about the show, and how it is really happening! Super excited about that, filming is supposed to start in 4 weeks, but there is no release date yet.

I have a soft spot for children's animated shows, mostly Adventure Time and Spongebob Squarepants. but I also loved the original Avatar, before Avatar the Movie stole its name. I've also grown fond of the spin-off Legend Of Korra which has now been renewed for second season. To call it the second season is actually pretty confusing. Each season consists of two books, and only one book has aired so far. So it would be more logical to say that it has been renewed for books 3 and 4. If you wanna treat your inner child, I suggest you give this show a chance. It has great characters, it's emotional and it has a lot of cool magic stuff going on.

Game of Thrones made some announcements too. The third season is set to premiere March 31st and they announced some new cast. Most of the new actors are totally unknown to me, but there were few familiar faces, like Macenzie Crook, best known for his role as Ragetti in the Pirates of The Caribbean films. To help us match a face with a name, HBO released a great little video of all the new characters, you can see it here!

Then few little voice casting news about Family Guy. Johnny Depp is reprising his role as Edward Scissorhands  He has already recorded the voice role, and according to EW he managed to get back to the role he originated in the classic Tim Burton film, after he saw some footage of his old work. Elizabeth Banks can also be heard in the new season of the animated series. She voices Lois's ex-boyfriends wife, who  thinks her life and family is pretty much perfect. This plotline is part of the premiere episode of the 10th season.

At this point I realise that I have way too much write about, so instead I will just provide the headlines and links:

- Ice Age spoofs the Dark Knight Rises

- Eli Roth is directing Russel Crowe in a new Dracula/Harker vampire detective movie

- Magic Mike is getting a sequel

- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is divided to two parts, part 1 coming in November 2014 and part 2 in November 2015

- Josh Trank is directing the new Fantastic Four, it will be a reboot, not a sequel.

- Will Smith is directing too, a Cain & Abel themed vampire movie. So more vampires, great...

- Skrillex is going to score part of the new Disney movie, Wreck-It-Ralph.

- Jessica Biel joins the cast of the upcoming Wolverine movie as the baddie, Viper.

- Daniel Radcliffe is proving that he can act after Potter, cast as lead in Horns.

- Marvel is making another assemble movie, Guardians of The Galaxy.  Set for release in 2014. (Also: Thor 2 is named Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America 2 is now Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

- Hellboy 3 might actually be happening according to Guillermo del Toro and Ron Pearlman

- Pictures of the new Q in James Bond: Skyfall
- The musical Wicked is getting the film treatment, directed maybe by Stephen Daldry.

Then some trailers again!

First one is for the Gangster Squad, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn. Full of action and violence.

The second one is for an indie comedy Hello I Must Be Going, that premiered in Sundance Festival last year, but is only now coming to cinemas. It stars Melanie Lynskey (Two & Half Men), Christopher Abbott (Girls) as an age defying couple. Seems like a funny film that I might really enjoy.

 The next one I'm super excited about. I wrote last time about Oz: The Great and Powerful, and like I said, it got its trailer at the Comic-Con, and it looks amaaaazing! I also had a behind-the-scenes video with interviews by E!, but that video was removed. But here is the trailer:

I also have few other videos to share. The first one is by Nick Pitera. In the video he combines all the great Disney songs and he does all the voices himself. On top of all that talent, he also works as an animator at Pixar! I also found another video where he does the same with Phantom Of The Opera, it might be even more amazing if that is possible.

The last video is from the queen of pop, Kylie Minogue. Before she released her latest song, Timebomb, she started a tweeting bet, if she got 25k tweets she would release the song. Now she did the same thing with this amazing new video, which I suggest you start watching straight away in full screen mode: 

Lot of stuff in today's post, hopefully you enjoyed!!

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