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Best Spoilers From Comic Con International

Posted on 16 July 2012 by DM

Well Comic Con International (or SDCC as I will always remember it has come and gone with a lot of ups and downs. While I could not attend the event I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in about what came out of it anyways.

 

A great many fun things got mentioned in terms of the Marvel film franchise, not the least of which is a Guardians of the Galaxy film, but the most exciting one from my perspective is Captain America: Winter Soldier. Now if you know anything about the Captain America comics you had to be functionally retarded to not see this move coming, but it's still exciting as hell. The cast and story was great befor and this promises to be equally great. I suspect we may even see Black Widow in this one since she figures so much into Bucky's modern comic life. Maybe not though with them throwing her and Hawkeye together so hard in the films. Time will tell and I'm excited to hear that story.

 

I do have to mention that Ben Kingsley has been confirmed as the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and that RDJ continues to be the coolest person on the planet.

 

The director of recent film Chronicle, Josh Trank, has been tapped to do a Fantastic Four reboot. I am so torn about this. On one side I love super hero movies, but the last two movies to bear the name left a lot to be desired. My hope is that, much like the recent Amazing Spider-man movie, this film will give us a more ultimate comics take on the whole thing.

 

The Venture Bros. is returning for a fifth season and this is another one I am torn on. I love the show but I really feel like it has been slipping in quality and may be at the end of it's run. Here's hoping that the fifth season shatters all expectations.

 

Oz: The Great and Powerful trailer has been released and it looks fantastic. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film looks to tell the origin story of the great Wizard of Oz. Having only the trailer and the cast to base my thoughts on it so far, I predict that this will be a must see.

 

Neil Gaiman is set to do a Sandman prequel series. People (ahem fan girls) tell me this is big so I am mentioning it but I'm really not that excited. I never read the original stuff.

 

Big Disappointments?

So glad you asked!

IDW has announced a MLP: Friendship is Magic. That's all. No comments. I'm sure you can feel my pain from whatever device you're using to read this.

 

Over all I think that it continues to be a fantastic time to be a geek. We're making our voices heard and seeing the media that we want to see. Let's keep it up.

 

DM

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Comments on Caves of Steel Film Announcement

Posted on 27 September 2011 by VinnieAve

I am going to keep this brief since there isn’t too much to say.

Late last week it was announced the 20th Century Fox was developing a film adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel . This is big news for the science fiction fandom. There is not been a particularly good adaptation of an Asimov work in my lifetime, I, Robot was a film unrelated to the book and Bicentennial Man wasn’t really that impressive. Even with both of these dark spots on his works being adapted to the big screen I still have hope. Part of this is due to the nature of the conversion, I, Robot is a collection of unrelated short stories and Bicentennial Man is a novella about a robot trying to be human, but this is a generally boring story. The difference is that Caves of Steel is a detective novel, with a bit of a sci-fi twist.

I think that there is enough material to make a good movie. I think that people will enjoy a traditional detective film in the light of The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep. It could easily be turned into a generic action movie with only a minor resemblance to the original work. My hope is that this is not going to be the case. I also realize that this will most likely not happen, no film based on Caves of Steel will be made into film.

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