NYCC

I’ve whored out Attack the Block quite a few times here on NB. And why not? It’s a fresh, original flick about foul mouthed teens kickin’ alien butt. I enjoyed it and I’ll give it a rub and a tug every chance I get. Suffice to say, it’s in my “go-to” movie pile and on high in the totem pole of flicks I suggest to friends. Now, where do I stand on an American remake, sequel or possible TV series? Well, I’ll give any remake the goatsie, no question there. I am however, all for a further telling of the story by whatever means.

During an interview with IFC at New York Comic Con director Joe Cornish talk about these possibilities.

Here shared what ideas Attack the Block star John Boyega had to for the sequel:

“[He] keeps coming up with amazing ideas. He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in ‘Attack the Block’ was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament.”

“No, his image was even better,” Cornish continued. “He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots…somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he’s on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it’s really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do.”

Cornish went on to say what a sequel would look like and talked about the possibility of other adaptations:

“We’ve had approaches for a remake and a sequel. We’ve had approaches for a TV show to spin off it. But it’s very early days, you know. So it’s not out of the question but very early days, and I’d certainly like to do something different for my next thing if I get a chance to do a next thing.”

Here is the video from NYCC to watch for yourself:

Watched the premiere screening of the Green Lantern: The Animated Series this morning, and I must say it impressed me more than I would have guessed. A Warner Bros./DC animated program from the genius of Bruce Timm, how could this be a bad cartoon? But then again, the Green Lantern movies was, well, let’s say uninspiring. The premiere episode called, “Beware My Power” will run at about an hour once commercials are edited in and I was pleasantly surprised at the mix of action and comedy. The new CG animation is a little jarring, though. It’s still very much in Timm’s style, and the style of many of DC’s animated television shows, but it’s weird. I’m sure we’ll get used to it as the show continues, but human characters in particular look like a first draft from Pixar without any finesse. The aliens don’t look half bad in the CG, which good because the show promises to spend a lot of time in space.

The Animated Series isn’t an origin story, which is a huge relief. Hal is already established as a Green Lantern, working at Ferris Air, kind of sort of with Carol and just as cheeky as ever. Kilowog is also here, a total badass as can be expected, but he’s a big softie, too. Not that I’d ever say that to his face. He’s critical of Hal’s reckless behavior, but you know he has faith in his abilities as a Lantern.

Some spoilers below.

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It was previously announced new footage from Marvel‘s The Avengers will screen at this year’s New York Comic Con but as of today they’ve sweetened the deal. Not only will new footage be shown but producer Kevin Feige, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders will also be attendance. That’s right – Captain American, Loki, Agent Coulson and Agent Hill will be at NYCC. I do believe tickets are still available. Just in case this news might sway you to attend. The stars of The Avengers will appear in the IGN Theater, Saturday October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Know whose also going to be in attendance at NYCC? Nerd Bastards. At least, through me we will. I’ll be doing my best to bring you all the news from NYCC, including a summary of this new Avengers footage. I’m determined not to fail you guys, I will make it into the panel.

For the full Marvel/NYCC press release, continue below. Will I be seeing you at NYCC? We can hang out in what I’m sure will be one hell of a long line for this Avenger’s panel.

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.

The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com, with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.

“I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “The center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. The Avengers presentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re very excited to be able to host cast and crew from The Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and The Avengers panel is at the head of that list!”

As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effectswhen “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers,” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. The film will be released May 4, 2012.

For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net. Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.