I'm back again! The Amazing Spider-Man won the box office this weekend at 65 million, and somewhat mixed reviews (Though it seems mainly positive over at rottentomatoes.com), while it's closest competitors are Ted and Brave.
Next weekend Brave will meet some competition at the box office from Ice Age: Continental Drift. Alas, initial reviews have not been very kind to this instalment of the Ice Age franchise, so maybe not.
Oh hey, The Dark Knight Rises hits on the 20th. Also this weekend is San Diego Comic Con, so expect some massive spoilers and new rumours to by flying everywhere by the end of the weekend.
The Dark Knight Rises
Well, it's coming out soon, so I'm going to talk about it first. Jonathan Nolan has said that the movie is actually more based on A Tale of Two Cities than any specific comic book. You can see thirteen minutes of behind-the-scenes footage here, but beware, there are (of course) spoilers.
Also, Christopher Nolan is completely out on this one. He's not going to have anything to do with more superheroes.
DC Comic Movies
Sorry DC fans, but it looks like Marvel will pretty much dominate the next three years, because Warner Brothers has said that with the exception of The Dark Knight Rises and Man Of Steel, you won't be seeing anything else until 2015. At that point, we MIGHT be getting a Justice League movie. Maybe. In which case they're essentially trying to do the reverse of Marvel, and start with the big team-up movie, and spin it off into the individual characters.
Okie doke then.
Just so we're clear, this looks totally awesome. Guillermo del Toro promised us some giant robots, and we're getting giant robots. I'm having a huge Gundam-Wing childhood moment here, and I am sad that I haven't talked about this movie more. We'll get to that after ComicCon, I promise.
The Hobbit has its first official poster. The Hobbit! Poster! With ComicCon in full swing, tons of new images are floating around, and thus far it seems that The Hobbit is winning in terms of awesome promos!
Kevin Durand and Robert Maillet have officially been cast as Pangborn and Blackwell in the first film adaptation of the supernatural thriller. The film will be directed by Harold Zwart, starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Jemima West. Awesome.
Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee, and it looks almost certain that Jena Malone will be in the film as well!
Casting rumours abound! Seriously. The Japanese casting is hitting a major stride with Will Yun Lee as (likely) the Silver Samurai, and our supervillain for the film. Other cast members and character names that have come to light are: Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, and Rila Fukushima as Yukoi. We don't know exactly what's going on with these characters yet, but I'm sure we'll hear soon enough!
It would seem the rumours are true and everyone's favourite Victorian lesbian reptile will be returning for the next season! Well, her (Madam Vastra, played by Neve McIntosh), Catrin Stewart's Jenny, and Dan Starkey as Strax. That last one is odd, considering he's dead. So. Hm.
The Walking Dead
New pictures for season 3 of The Walking Dead! (Including NEW NEW NEW pictures!)
That's right. Sailor Moon. If anyone grew up in the 90's, then this was the big one. And if you know me, something I have said several times has been, "Everything would be better if they still aired Sailor Moon." Well, Sailor Moon is now twenty years old, and as a present, it has been revealed that in the summer of 2013, a manga-centered anime will be released in Japan.
Do you hear that sound? That's my inner nine-year-old doing a back-flip.