It’s been a pretty interesting Comic Day, with Fear Itself, Nonplayer, and of course the secret of Brightest Day generating some serious discussion. Meanwhile, the tv/film side of the page reveals more question marks for The Wolverine. I’m ready to crack open my Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol 4 Masterwork, but before I get to that…
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At Wondercon, Dan DiDio talked about such plans as happening in the near future. Well, I suppose Wednesday is pretty near…
But there’s something strange about it. You probably can’t see, but if you turn up the contrast on the scanner…
Fear Itself is the beginning of the big Marvel crossover. Take all the Marvel characters and shuffle them in a bag and see how many millions you can sell. It’s an overtly commercial proposition, but because of those guaranteed sales, there’s a chance to explore something rather meaningful without fear of polarising the audience and stop them buying the book. Civil War probably did this most successfully, playing on a post 9/11 world where security and liberty were at war in America, literalised into a superhero war.
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Apparently, the King of All Media has claimed that Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. will be auditioning actors for the roles of Lex Luthor and Mss Teschmacher in their new Superman film.
Here are the opening minutes of Sucker Punch complete with my video commentary. I really do feel quite passionately about this film, and if you’re sitting on the fence about buying a ticket, I would like to encourage you.
After the sudden departure of Darren Aronofsky and the recent tragic natural disasters in Japan, it’s looking increasingly like The Wolverine could face serious delay, if not an outright cancellation. This is more than a shame as the screenplay, by Christopher McQuarrie is widely held to be very nifty indeed.
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