He swore up and down he’d never go back, but director Michael Bay is indeed making Transformers 4, starring Mark Wahlberg. Now word has come down the next installment will have the Dinobots, which should thrill Transformers fans to no end.
And you thought people were upset about Ben Affleck playing Batman. While I haven’t read the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m glad the book is out there, because it’s helped keep the book business alive. The world of literature, just like everything else in this economy, has taken a hard hit, and Fifty Shades is one of those phenomenons like Harry Potter that has helped save the book biz from collapsing.
Firefly has a huge cult following today, but what bewilders us at TGD is the Browncoat fanbase couldn’t keep the show alive when it was first on TV back in 2002, and the Browncoats weren’t there when it hit the big screen with Serenity either.
This has been the greatest week ever because we get to write about affairs, and scorned wives, and hottie home wrecker babes. And this story is not going away because apparently lesbians are now involved in a conspiracy that reaches the lowest levels of journalism. I kid you not!
It’s been a rough summer for movies, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the year is going suck. In fact, there could be some big box office windfalls this Fall with the next Hunger Games movie, the next big Marvel installment, and a potential sleeper hit with the sci-fi film Gravity.
So the news has hit that Ben Affleck is going to be the new model Batman, and like they say in AA, we don’t have to like it, but we do have to accept it. Not long after this announcement came the news that James Spader will be playing Ultron in Avengers 2, which will start shooting in England early next year.
A lot of times on the internet, speculation and the wishes of fanboys can get pretty out of hand in a hurry. Some putz writes that he’d love to see this or that actor playing a role, then it’s all over the blogosphere before anyone realizes it’s just wishful thinking. Case in point, how about the $50 million offer Christian Bale would get to replay Batman. This was only speculation that got around the world of cyberspace fairly quickly.
New footage on show now in a new featurette for Riddick. The movie is out on September 6. Juices flowing? Check. Bad ass bald dude being bad ass? Check.
If you’re old enough, and I may indeed be old enough for this, you probably recall when Dungeons and Dragons became a hot geek activity way back in the early eighties. Now that I think about it, it seemed the beginning of the decade we were playing a lot of games, whether they be in the arcade, or Trivial Pursuit, the Rubix Cube puzzle, and more.
The Internets are burning up because Sergey Brin may be having an affair with a woman who may have been the paramour of the mobile exec, Hugo Barra, who is defecting to Chinese mobile phone upstart Xioamia, leaving Ann Wojcicki, who is the sister of yet another senior Google exec, Susan Wojcicki. Meanwhile Lamar may, or may not, be having drug abuse issues leaving us all wondering whether Khloe is going to put on weight again.
We just reported here on TGD that Jospeh Kosinski, who helmed Oblivion, may be the director of the Twilight Zone movie, which has been in the works for quite some time. Yes, The Twilight Zone may be headed back to the big screen, and while we’re not sure if it’s going to be in black and white or color, there’s also a new writer coming into the fold as well.
It’s been a very disappointing summer for movies, but that doesn’t mean the whole year is lost. In fact, there’s strong early buzz for the sci-fi movie Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
The greatest Keanu Reeves movie ever has an international trailer.
As a lover and collector of poster art, I’ve been a huge fan of Drew Struzan ever since I can remember. Every geek should know his name, but if you don’t, you certainly know his artwork. Struzan is the artist behind the posters for Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Thing, Goonies, Back to the Future, The Shawshank Redemption, and many, many others.
We just reported that Peter Jackson may not be available any time soon to fulfill a geek fantasy, directing an episode of Doctor Who, which is a shame, because he’s a huge fan of the show, and it would be fascinating to see what he could do with it.
Okay, okay, so the world hasn’t been taking the news of Ben Affleck playing Batman very well. We also get the distinct impression that a Batman Vs Superman movie isn’t such a smart idea. We know what the general public thinks, no big news flash there, but what does Adam West think?
Divergent is set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Yadda, yadda, yadda. No vampires, witches, aliens, or invisible alt-worlds. So far.
It was reported some time ago that Peter Jackson facetiously offered to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Jackson, an A-list filmmaker who can command tens of millions of dollars to direct a feature, claimed all he wanted to helm a Doctor Who episode was a Tardis, which is a hell of a bargain if you ask us.
For those who love film, it was great news to learn that the next Star Wars flick will be shot on 35mm. In today’s digital age, celluloid is only available to the biggest directors in the biz, like JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan, and it’s good to see Abrams using his power for cinematic good.
This may not seem like such a big news flash because you knew the internet would react pretty violently to this, but as we’re sure you’ve seen by now, the fanboys are not happy with the casting pick of Ben Affleck to take over as Batman.