For a little over a year we’ve known that Syfy has had a pilot in development that would chronicle Superman’s origins. Not the rocketed-as-a-baby-to-Kansas-car-lifting-space-orphan one, everyone knows that one (hot tip for the next film reboot!) No, we are talking the wonder filled world of Krypton. A world that has only been glimpsed in all its lens flare filled Marlon Brando/Russell Crowe scenery chewing glory for live action fans. And other than the above logo and a few casting announcements, we haven’t seen much.
Well, now you can see more. Feast your eyes on the TV show’s first trailer! (more…)
Superman is a powerful character. Enhanced by earth’s yellow sun, Superman is imbued with super strength, super breath, heat vision, x-ray vision, the ability to fly, and more. He protects the people of earth, fighting battles and having adventures that mere mortals cannot. In the midst of all his astonishing power and heroic feats, you’ve probably thought once or twice, “Hey, I wonder what Superman’s grandpa was up to a few decades ago?” Well, you may have to wonder no longer! The people at SyFy along with creator David S. Goyer sensed your ponderings and are prepared to answer just that question, as SyFy has ordered a pilot for Goyer’s television show Krypton.
Recently, the film Pan opened and died at the box office. Apparently, no one in the history of storytelling, or at least since J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan, ever wondered what happened in Neverland before Wendy, Peter and John went there. Shocking though this may be, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from loving the concept of the story before the story, and this is another example. It’s been a while since we heard anything about the proposed Man of Steel prequel Krypton. One might hope that it’s because someone at Syfy came to their senses, but no, David S. Goyer said that there is timing to everything, including Krypton. (more…)
This time on PODCAST, HUMOR Jeremy and guest host (that is totally not Jason) Neil B. Deep (see? Not Jason,) gather around the glowing internet fire to discuss all manner of things that pertain to fitness, finance, and faith. Also reports indicate that Marvel and Sony discussed a Spider-Man double-team and Deadpool is happening (I know you already knew that… just go with it). Also there are other things!
Here are the other things! (more…)
David S. Goyer is a mixed bag when it comes to his output within the nerd-o-sphere and all things comic book related, having single-handedly ruin the Blade franchise with the godawful Blade: Trinity, and further destroying its legacy with the unwatchable Sticky Fingaz staring vehicle Blade: The Series, the man is still a ticking time bomb when given carte blanche on various projects. Goyer is co-creator of NBC‘s Constantine, which suffered from a shaky pilot and its consequent first few episodes trying to gain some traction, eventually coming into its own; but it is probably too late now as it has been put on hold after 13-Episodes with NBC failing to pick up the back nine. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that Goyer is rather hit’n’miss and tends to work better when he is co-writing scripts – just look at The Dark Knight trilogy for example (Goyer was working alongside Jonathan Nolan on penmanship duties). Now he is set to take on another project for the network SyFy, and while it is great that SyFy are starting to develop great original shows again instead of repeating The Wrestling all night (Helix is a prime example of what the network is capable of, although the last few episodes left a lot to be desired. Anyway, I digress, …Goyer is bringing a Superman prequel to the SyFy network simply titled Krypton. (more…)
Marvel may have DC ducking and diving in the cinematic boxing ring but when it comes to the small screen, DC has decided that this is the season to finally deal a solid blow in the clash of the comic book titans. The Flash hit the ground running and is already a fan favorite over at CW, with iZombie set to join the network very soon, Gotham took a minute to get there but the Batman television prequel series has become a solid fixture over at FOX, and plans for Supergirl, Teen Titans, Lucifer, and Static Shock series’ are well underway. All of this is, of course, in addition to CW’s wildly popular Arrow, which just started on its third season. So, what’s next for DC? Well, if Bleeding Cool has it right, it looks like fans may next be visiting the birthplace of Kal-El, Krypton. (more…)
This week’s top ten is about impact. Deep Impact! Wait, no… the planet survived that one in the end… let me start again. This week’s top ten goes BOOM, the kind of boom the crumbles whole planets!
In the hallowed halls of Nerdom, be it in movies, print, television and even radio, are the remains of many a planet that for whatever reason had to be destroyed. Turning a planet into dust is the dream of super villains and asteroids everywhere and the nightmare of the life forms stuck to these cosmic dirtballs due the laws of gravity. Hell, even former vice-president Al Gore blew the earth up in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” (at least I think he did… I sorta nodded off halfway through that one.)
So, without further palaver. THE TOP TEN PLANETARY DESTRUCTIONS IN NERDOM:
This bit of breaking news comes from the source who broke Kevin Costner being cast at Pa Kent, confirmed Lois Lane in the film and Zod as the villain. This is rumor, but a rumor you should pay lots of attention to. The word is the female villain in the film is Zod’s right hand lady and no it’s not Ursa…well kinda. Here’s the scoop from Comic Book Movie,
-You will see JOR-EL and his wife, Lara.
– Daniel Day-Lewis was looked at for JOR-EL and not the villain.
– Krypton will not be a crystal planet like the Donner film; this Krypton will PROBABLY look like the Coruscant skyline from Star Wars.
– The Kryptonian villainess is not URSA…Well sort of. The villainess is FAORA. I was also told that she is a bad ass in the script and that she is Zod’s “right hand [female dog].
Haha, female dog. Anyway, you can see what I mean by it’s not Ursa but at the same time it is. To most of the movie-going public Ursa and Faora would be indistinguishable. But we’re not the general public, are we? We’re obsessive nerds. Faora was the basis for the character of Ursa and why they needed to originally create Ursa I don’t know. Maybe they were trying to make a softer villainess, which sounds ridiculous. Especially once you read up on Faora and realize what scary bitch, err female dog, she is,
Faora Hu-Ul was a serial killer born on the planet Krypton. A self-professed “man-hater”, she targeted only male Kryptonians and ran a concentration camp where she kept other Kryptonians as slaves. Faora Hu-Ul claimed over twenty-three lives before she was arrested. Faora was sentenced to over three-hundred years of incarceration inside the Phantom Zone – the longest sentence ever handed to a female prisoner, and the second-longest sentence over all. As Faora was trapped inside the Phantom Zone, she, along with many others, survived the destruction of Krypton.
Faora was an expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, which utilized the pressure points on the Kryptonian body. This made her an extremely dangerous foe for Superman to face in hand-to-hand combat—he was forced to flee from their first encounter.
Now we can start the casting speculation! We already know Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod, who would you like to see be his right hand female dog? ::snicker::
source: Comic Book Movie