Karen Gillan, a fan favorite Doctor Who companion for several seasons on the hit BBC show, has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The production is headed towards a late-June start date and will shoot on location in the U.K. with director James Gunn in charge.
The Guardians of the Galaxy casting has been in high gear with the recent casting of Glenn Close as the head of the Nova Corps. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista lead the cast of Marvel’s space adventure movie, Gillan joins Lee Pace and Michael Rooker as the villains of the piece. While her character name/role have not been revealed yet, it’s widely thought that she will play the lead female villain.
The casting so far has been very interesting, bringing in actors and actresses from some of the most successful and fan-centric franchises. The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Parks and Recreation associations will bring fans in fans from across the spectrum.
What do you think? What Marvel character is Gillan going to play?
The comic book series The Walking Dead has been going strong nearly a decade, and has published over 110 issues and counting. So all things considered, like the tremendous success of the TV series that bears The Walking Dead’s name, should we expect a similar, never-ending story approach to the highly-popular AMC series. Well, one AMC executive seems to think so according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We hope that zombies live forever and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like,” said AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, “so that we’ll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that Walking Dead is not over.”
I’m sure riding the Walking Dead gravy train is very appealing to AMC right now, and it will be interesting to see how Sapan will feel about the issue in as The Walking Dead does into its 12th season. In the meantime, the fourth season of The Walking Dead will begin shooting this summer for an October 2013 launch.
We’ve seen a lot of sides from Rick Grimes over the past three seasons of The Walking Dead, mostly his ”things and stuff” face, but in between that we had a show. With Robert Kirkman and company working their way into Season 4 of the AMC series everyone is looking to step up their game and shock viewers in new ways.
So why not release a promotional image of Andrew Lincoln and a walker to peek our interest? It’s a start, kind of.
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Above: The third phase of the Marvel universe is still a long way away, but that hasn’t stopped fans like AndrewSS7 from making their own Ant-Man movie posters. Featuring his own take on Henry Pym’s Ant-Man armor,it paints a pretty convincing movie poster that Marvel might want to snatch up. [Geek Tyrant]
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Warner Bros. has released the first TV spot for their upcoming low budget indie film about a flying alien with multiple personality disorders. It is called Man of Steel: The Tale of the Man Who is Super, and it is not (apparently) a sequel to the criminally underrated comic book superhero movie, Steel, which starred Shaquille O’Neal in a raw and tumultuous demonstration of thespianic talent so thunderous and impactful that it may or may not have been the real cause of Jimmy Stewart’s death.
No, it is not that — sadly — but Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, a man who never saw Steel, a man who rejects all other spellings of that name and a man who previously directed Sucker Punch, a movie about owls, 300, The Watchmen, the Dawn of the Dead remake, and uh… there is also a Morrisey music video on his IMDB page, I should mention that as well.
By the way, does anyone else think Morrissey looks like the guy who played The Governor on The Walking Dead? His name is also Morrissey, David Morrissey. Do you think they are related? Maybe they are cousins.
Anyway, David Morrissey isn’t in this film but Henry Cavill is, and he is British, but I don’t think they are related. Also in this film: Laurence Fishburne (who was in The Matrix), Kevin Costner (who was not), Russell Crowe (who used to be in a band), and Amy Adams, who is the only redhead in Hollywood that I don’t really find attractive with the exception of Donny Most.
If you don’t know who Donny Most is, I hope you accidentally swallow a baby snake and it lays eggs in your colon and then you poop baby snakes and then when you look in the toilet you get so scared that you pass out and then someone who you are kinda into, but haven’t yet gotten with, finds you and you are so embarrassed that you move to Alabama where you start a small thrift store called “Old Shit” and hire all these mischievous employees and one day, some guy from a network comes and offers you a reality show, but he isn’t from one of the good networks, but that doesn’t matter because you do the show anyway, and they schedule you in a weird time slot right behind a reality show with Anson Williams called “That’s Just Anson Being Anson” and…
[Disclaimer: If you are, somehow, still reading this, then kudos to you. You are a brave little toaster and if I had the financial ability to do so, I would tender you a voucher for one granola bar... quite possibly a Kudos granola bar, because they are tasty and that would make literal the whole Kudos thing from before.
Yes, that would have been the bees knees, but sadly I am not able to tender you such a voucher, so you will just have to settle for a hearty dash of gratitude, and a quick return to the conclusion of this article that everyone else simply ignored to get to the bottom, where the fresh, new Man of Steel footage lies waiting for you. Again, many thanks.]
… at a network mixer, you and Anson, Anson Williams, the star of That’s Just Anson Being Anson, would strike up a conversation and you tell him all about your snake butt and your lost love and how it all happened because you didn’t know who Donny Most was and then he punches you in the mouth because he — of course — knows who Donny Most is, and then you realize — AT LONG LAST — how foolish you were for not knowing who Donny Most is. THAT, is what I hope the consequences are if you don’t know who Donny Most is, but anyway, here is the synopsis for Man of Steel, and below that is the new trailer, enjoy!
Synopsis that I copied and pasted here for you:
From Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel”, starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zach Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne.
Trailer that I embedded by using magic code.
Man of Steel comes out on June 14th in a theater near me, ya’ll need to sort out where it’s goona be in your own damn neighborhood.
In a wonderful bit of cross-promotion, The Nerdist, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Host – The Talking Dead) is having a Walking Dead centric-episode. Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan has joined the fun star in this hilarious The Walking Dead -Cover Girl spoof. Here’s a picture for comparison:
Keep tuned, there will be a series of Z’Ombéal skin care ads featured on this Saturday’s episode of The Nerdist at 10/9c on BBC AMERICA.
By now we’ve all seen the finale to season three of The Walking Dead.And it was, how should we say it… less than expected. While the season was praised for it’s direction, the promised battle of the prison and departure of David Morrissey’s Governor really left fans with fleeting expectations. So what kind of “improvments” are on the way in the upcoming fourth season?
-Warning: The follow contains spoilers to this October’s upcoming season of The Walking Dead, if you’re ok with knowing what’s to come than read on!-
Fans of the series will be happy to know that Morrissey will return as a series regular, having become a fan favorite over the past season. Also, when speaking to IGN, Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman dished on the finer details of season four.
According to Kirkman, while the prison will remain the primary setting for the next season, new showrunner Scott Gimple will be bringing us something vastly different from what we’ve seen in the past. Ideally, there will be more people and more conflict on the way and some new characters will be introduced, but Kirkman described season 4 to IGN as:
“A bigger group brings with it bigger problems. They are certainly going to need a lot more resources, and they already have a lot of rebuilding to do, just from the things that happened in this battle between Woodbury and the prison. I don’t think there’s going to be a shortage of conflict and danger coming into the fourth season, despite the fact that they are still in the prison…
I’ll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governor’s still out there… so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I can’t stress how different things are going to be.
There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, it’s going to be vastly different from Season 3.”
The promise of “radical changes” is nothing new. The same thing was promised previously with season 3 and it felt like everything peaked at the mid-season finale. Although, since they’ve branched off from what readers of The Walking Dead comic already know, the material that’s developed will be original and unexpected, just how everyone wants their dramatic television series these days.
As long as Kirkman and company can step up to meet the expectations of viewers, season four should be an astounding success (knock on wood).
Now that the dust has settled on the background character blood drenched season 3 finale of The Walking Dead we can finally start to look towards season 4, right? Apparently not since an actor from the show has spilled the beans on the ending we didn’t see. Putting aside any judgment about how this season wrapped up (there is a pretty big difference between ‘leaving them wanting more‘ and ‘leaving them expecting more’,) and any missed opportunities the show may more may not have had this season (way to stand around doing nothing but looking constipated for half a season, Tyreese.) Let’s take a quick look at how this season was originally going to end, shall we? Oh, and after that we have a little taste on a new character for season 4.
Yes, this is obviously spoiler territory, so if you haven’t watched Welcome To The Tombs yet don’t read any further… and sort your life out. Seriously. (more…)
All season, we’ve been building to this — the end of season 3. This is where all roads come to a cross; the Governor (David Morrissey) and his Woodbury people versus Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors and their decision to stay or fight. Somewhere in the background is Andrea — a beloved/reviled character who we last saw trapped in the Governor’s torture chamber.
We all knew this season was going to lead up to the events of “Welcome to the Tombs”, but did it all turn out as we hoped it would?
Be warned there will be spoilers, turn back now unless you’ve already seen the finale. (more…)
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