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I may be in the minority here, but I am looking forward to seeing Terminator: Genisys this summer. We may have been burned twice before with James Cameron-less sequels to The Terminator, but I will say there’s potential here by going the nu-Trek route and rebooting the franchise with time travel. Plus, certain respect must be paid to Alan Taylor, who as a director definitely has a better track record than either Jonathan Mostow or McG (either before or since their Terminator outings). Speaking of Terminator, we’ve been given our first look at the new look for the T-800, in its skeletal form, for Genisys. (more…)

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Convergence. Sweet name for a crossover, right? Especially when you’re bringing various universes together. Well done, DC Comics. Yes, DC has announced their next, great, universe-altering comic book crossover, and it is called Convergence. The events of Convergence will be spun out of the events being currently portrayed in the final issues of The New 52: Future’s End and Earth 2: World’s End, so if you read those you might have a better understanding where all this is going, but for the rest of you, you’re going to have to muddle through the complexities of multiverses and timelines it order to get a handle on the situation. Good thing this series isn’t starting till April because you may be required to do some homework on this one. (more…)

Excitement’s in the air. After years of wishing, hoping and praying, Arrested Development is coming back to TV – well, the internet – well Netflix – this spring. When, exactly, is still a known unknown, but Arrested creator Mitchell Hurwitz recently talked to USA Today about what is in store for the series and the Bluth family.

What’s the overall arc for season four?

“The bigger story is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show,” Hurwitz says. “They all went their own way, without Michael holding them together, so they’re left to their own devices, and they’re not the most successful devices.” The season is designed as a “first act to what we eventually want to do, which is a big movie,” though there’s no guarantee it will ever get made.

As for each episode, how will they be set-up?

“Each individual (episode) kind of depicts what happens in 2006 as the Bluths fled from the law on the Queen Mary” in what was once the series’ finale, then explains what’s happened to them since and leaves them in the present day, he says.

And as if you don’t need another reason to tune into the show, what kind of fix has Hurwitz and Co. put into the season to get you to watch it again, and again?

“The show will look very different,” Hurwitz says, and is being assembled as a “very, very complex puzzle” from scenes shot out of sequence over many months. The true flavor “slowly reveals itself, as the moment you saw in one show will reappear in another show from a different character’s perspective,” he says. “If people watch it all at once, it will seem like a giant Arrested Development. It’s really tailored for Netflix.”

Sounds like good watching. We’ll keep you posted with more news and a release date when we get it.

Source: Collider

 

As we begin 2013 it’s time to start getting excited about all the potential blockbusters releasing this year. In anticipation, USA Today has released new images from a variety of box office-smashing hopefuls: Man Of Steel, World War Z, Oblivion, Oz The Great And Powerful, The Great Gatsby, Epic, After Earth, and Despicable Me 2.

Nothing jaw-dropping here, just some quick looks at what you’ll being seeing in theatres this year,

Of all these upcoming flicks, which are you most amped for?

Source: Bleeding Cool

DC Confirms: Alan Scott is Gay

DC Comics’ big news announcing the they were making gay a “major” character in the New 52 has been somewhat muted by the fact that the character in question is Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott. The USA Today is officially reporting today that Scott is the “major” character that DC is making gay in the new series Earth 2, a fact which is already known and has been dissected by fans, including our own Bastardcast.

“He’s going to be the leader of the team, this dynamic hero, he’ll do anything to save people, the bravest man on the planet. Why not just make him gay as well?” Earth 2 writer James Robinson told USA Today.

“What I really want to do with this character is make the fact that he’s gay to be a part of who he is and not to be the one identifying aspect of him,” Robinson adds. “And have his humor and his bravery be as much or more a part of him as his sexuality.”

I don’t think anyone’s going to have a problem diversifying the superhero line-up with a gay character, but is this such a huge leap forward as Robinson and the DC staff are playing at? Really, when they said “huge character,” I thought they meant Green Lantern, not Alan Scott Green Lantern. And really, does anyone outside of the comic book collecting community appreciate the difference between the various Green Lanterns – Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and Alan Scott. Oh, and as Earth 2‘s name implies, it takes place in another universe and is not part of the main DCU, so there’s that little piece of trivia in the face of this being a “shake-up.”

I think we all applaud the effort and the ideal, but this announcement seems to be all hat and no cat, as they say.

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Ok people.

Some of you probably loved the whole Twilight series. You probably could not wait for more information on the whole Bella, Edward and Jacob love triangle. You probably swoon over the movies and go one and on about who is prettier: Robert Pattinson or Jacob Lautner.

But not others.

Well folks, it seems that the prior group is about to get really happy. And the rest are about to let out a collective groan.

USA Today reports that ten lucky Twilight fans got a special meet and greet with the author of the hugely popular franchise, Stephanie Meyer. And she apparently let quite a bit of info slip regarding her thoughts on Twilight sequels, and what’s next.

There is a pinch of good news, though, for all you haters of the book series! Meyer does say that she won’t be writing any more about the love lorn Edward and Bella.

The story’s already been told, and I doubt I’ll ever write another series based on the same characters.

But, when asked whether whether Jacob (the werewolf) and Renesmee (Edward and Bella’s human/vampire hybrid offspring) could have children that inspire future books, she replied:

That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.

As for what’s next Meyer is look down into the ocean depths.

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with mermaids. I do have a very elaborate outline for a book. I’m not working on it right now, but I have the feeling it’s going to be big. It’s going to be 1,000 pages.

Considering how many copies she sold of the Twilight series, that book is already a best-seller before it is even written!

What do you think? Are you excited for the potential return on the Twilight series to your bookshelves?

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Recently Rober Kirkman (writer, editor and letter for Image comics) sat down with USA Today to talk about the small screen adaptation of his wildly popular comic The Walking Dead.

Throughout the interview Kirkman explains the plot of Walking Dead comics and gives some hints about what is coming up in the most recent issues. On top of that he gives his reasons for opting WD to be made into a television series:

Kirkman is psyched to unleash The Walking Dead for many reasons. One, he has kids to put through college one day so having a potential hit show is a boon in that respect. But also, it’s one more comic that will get into the mainstream and may open other books up to new readers.
“Hopefully, things like The Walking Dead getting made will show people that comic books are an entertainment medium. They’re not just superheroes,” Kirkman says. “Anything you could get out of a novel or a television series or a movie, you can get that in some form or another in a comic book. It’s just another way to experience great drama and cool stories.”

Kirkman also goes on to say that he will be writing an episode of the series and constantly going in and out of the writers room to make sure things are running smooth. It sounds like he doesn’t want his “baby” to be dropped on its head like so many comic properties have been in the past.

My two cents:

Just totally awesome sauce!

Here is a link to the actual Kirkman USA Today article