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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Akira, Justice League: Mortal, Antichrist, TV DVD News, Star Trek 12, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Captain America Reborn, Comic Previews


Bloody Disgusting reports here this about the 2011 project: "Sad news comes in this weekend as we have learned that not only has [director Ruairi] Robinson left the project, but Tetsuo and Kaneda's adventure is 'dead as a doornail,' a report we've confirmed with two separate sources."

Justice League: Mortal

Few films in recent memory have been so looked forward to, and then been ruled soooo dead. Now MTV says here that they talked to Teresa Palmer, who says she's still going to play Talia Al Ghul in the live-action George Miller directed film. Palmer said: "I'm still attached to the film. But who knows if the movie is going to come off the ground or not. I hope it does, obviously. I have no idea. I'm always the last person to find these things out." Hope springs eternal, doesn't it. For the slightest second I dreamt I saw a comic book oasis, rising Phoenix-like from the ashes of "The Spirit" (which, to be honest it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but then I expected nothing.)


The UK's Guardian tells us here that British censors will allow an uncut version of the Lars von Trier horror film to be shown to adults 18 years or older. What the rating will be in the U.S. is unknown at this time. The film was called "Shocking" at Cannes this year.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Big Bang Theory" (Season 2) here, "Fringe" (Season 1) here, "Supernatural" (Season 4) here, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Season 10) here, "Numb3rs" (Season 5) here, "Battlestar Galactica" (Complete Series) here.

Star Trek 12

SciFi Wire reports here that writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are talking about the 2011 sequel. Orci said: "We have agreed to write another one. We're going to start thinking about it any second now. But we're still just having a mental sorbet before we jump back in. And, you know, just seeing all the reactions to the movie. We want to make sure we take it all in and really figure out what worked and what didn't and proceed from there. But now that we have ... an open canvas, ... anything can happen. I think the major lesson we learned is that fans were willing to accept differences and surprises, provided that they were somehow echoes or inspired by canon. We still have to be true to Star Trek the next time around, but we've also been blessed with being able to be unpredictable. And that doesn't mean we can just be shocking for no good reason and just throw everything away. ... It still has to echo everything that Star Trek has been."

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

SciFi Wire says here that the new film will show the beginning of the Cylon war from the Cylon side. If you are a fan, this is a must see. The DVD release will be directed by and star Edward James Olmos, while Jane Espenson wrote the screenplay.

Captain America Reborn

Comics Continuum reports here that Steve Rogers (the original Cap) will return in the five-part series that launches in July. Here's what Marvel says: "A story that captured international attention, Captain America #25 polarized shocked audiences by starkly depicting the murder the cultural icon. On that fateful day when shots rang out on the courthouse steps, Cap's greatest enemy -- the Red Skull -- achieved his greatest ambition -- or so it seemed. Since that time, the Marvel Universe has been in chaos, as as the Red Skull has worked towards his true endgame. But now there is a ray of hope in the form of Steve Rogers! How can Steve Rogers return from the dead, and will his rebirth be enough to stop the global threat of his sworn enemy? Hitting shelves on July 1, the special five-part series Captain America Reborn finally reveals the true scope of the Red Skull's nefarious plan, and begins Captain America's triumphant return." talks to Joe Quesada over here about the project. Okay, who among us really thought he was dead forever?

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Amazing Spider-Man Family #7,

Swordsmith Assassin #1,

World of Warcraft #20,

Madmen Atomic Comics #16,

Elephantmen #20,

A Red Mass for Mars #3,

& Bomb Queen Presents: All Girl Comics

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