Wednesday Runaround – Cartoons, Oscars, Bendis Wishes And Bad Movies

Posted by February 3, 2010 Comment

DCCartoonWatch: It seems that Stephanie Merelin’s blog post about getting the role of Arrowette in the yet-to-actually-be-announced Young Justice League animated cartoon was deleted about an hour after the Bleeding Cool post went live.

Still available in the Google cache for now though.

But is this a shot of Aqualad from Young Justice League? It seems so…

OscarWatch: Carey Mulligan gets nominated for Best Actress for the movie An Education. So odds are she won’t be returning to Doctor Who to reprise her role as Sally Sparrow any time soon. Arse.

Will District 9 and Avatar split the sci-fi anti-colonial vote? And will smurf beat prawn? And if either Up or Up In The Air win Best Picture, will the other team feel a tiny glimmer of hope before being quickly dashed, on announcement?

Also, two nominations for The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus for Art Direction and Costumes? Robbed. Although the art direction and costumes were very very good indeed. But even Star Trek got four noms. And Transformers 2 got one.

So, you know.

Kudos to Neil Gaiman for getting a nod for Best Animated Feature Film for Coraline – and comic fan Armando Iannucci for getting a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for In The Loop.

But the Oscars said a big “no” to comic book movies this year. Even Watchmen failed to get anything for effects…

BendisWatch: Yesterday we showed you how Brian Bendis grants members of his Bendis Board  wishes like a genie. First there was John Romita Jr joining Bendis on Avengers.

Well now it’s the desire for Spider-Woman to be in the Avengers book. And mere hours later, that wish came true!

MovieWatch: Variety reports that upcoming graphic novel I, Frankenstein is already being made into a movie, with a summer shoot planned. The sceenplay is written by graphic novel author and Underworld actor Kevin Grevioux.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans‘ Patrick Tatopoulos is directing this contemporary take on the Mary Shelley classic.

NewspaperWatch: The Chicago Tribune is changing its format, dropping a few cartoon strips and replacing them with new ones. And the expected reaction occurs

You’ve ruined my day/week/month and Trib subscription! Getting rid of Get Fuzzy? Adding “popular Sunday strip” Pickles? Popular? Sez who? Who makes these decisions? Do they live in a cave?

FanWatch: Now comic book fans are doing their own bookstore appearances

DoctorWatch: Okay it cannot have escaped your eyes that I like Doctor Who. Quite a bit. But not even I can show this degree of dedication. Singapore blogger has decided to make it official by getting a blue box permanently inked on her back.

You know if they do totally redesign the look of the TARDIS, she’ll feel a right nana.

AvatarWatch: Plenty of people have enjoyed this Seventy Minute Review of Phantom Menace.

Well the same monotonous sarcastic tone has now been applied in a slightly shorter fashion to Avatar. Enjoy – or not.

RobertoAguirre-SacasaWatch: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is to write the musical version of American Psycho for the stage.

MovieWatch2: According to the new Wizard Magazine, Don Cheadle may appear in Iron Man 3, but there won’t be a War Machine spinoff..

MovieWatch3: Empire readers vote Batman And Robin the worst movie of all time, beating Battlefield Earth, saying;

Gaining nearly three times as many votes as the next entry, this was a runaway loser. From the neon design to the overblown script to the infamous Batnipples, it’s become a byword for franchise-killing and bad movie-making.

Other comic book movies include Catwoman at 15, The Spirit at 32, Son Of the Mask at 38, Superman IV: The Quest For Peace at 40, Blade Trinity at 45, Howard The Duck at 46, Elektra and Spider-Man 3 at 50.

(Last Updated February 10, 2010 6:05 am )