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Favreau says bye-bye to Iron Manchise

Posted in Comics news, Movie News with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by xymarla

boxing match

Everything about this interview confuses me. Jon Favreau is leaving the Iron Man franchise in order to make a Magic Kingdom family film. And that sounds TERRIBLE. But he has such big ideas and so much passion for the project! Usually when someone uses the phrase “family fare,” I flee in terror, but now Favreau’s making Magic Kingdom, Fincher’s making 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Guillermo’s making Haunted Mansion. And I LIKE these directors. I also adore Favreau’s earlier foray into family flicks, Elf, but I’m depressed at the prospect of Iron Man 3 now, when I had such high hopes after Iron Man 2 (reviewed here) for its becoming the trilogy for our generation. Well, at least we have Toy Story.

So…I dunno. I’m all aflutter. Will someone please tell me how to feel about this?

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Comics news, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Wonder Woman is getting the shaft again!

Ugh. So although Hollywood will spit out a dozen movies a year with random, no-big-deal MALE comic book characters, one of the greatest superheroes of all time who happens to be a woman can’t get one single damned feature film. The long-touted Wonder Woman movie is now a television show. Oh AND?! It’s being written/produced by the abysmal David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal). THIS IS BULLSHIT.

x-men first class

Some scoop from the set of X-Men: First Class, being shot at Oxford currently.

deadpool

And we’ve got some news from NYCC regarding the Deadpool movie and which other Marvel characters we can expect to see, including…Colossus! The coolest X-Man ever! Obvs Ryan Reynolds will not reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine because he’s got bigger, greener, lanternier fish to fry.

wolverine

Speaking of our least favorite comic book movie of all time, serious-business director Darren Aronofsky is considering following the immense critical success of Black Swan with a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Yes, okay, that sounds reasonable utterly insane and made up. (Read my review of Wolverine here.) Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday! (sorta)

Posted in Comics news, Movie News, News Day Tuesday with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Burglars rot in hell for all eternity!

Due to the fact that I was totes burgled yesterday, I’m reserving the right to spend my lunch break reading a good book and eating pizza instead of blogging as I usually do. Here are two items in the meantime!

the avengers

Joss talks about the cancellation of Dollhouse, his kick-ass Astonishing X-Men comics series and his rewarding foray into filming The Avengers!

super

Director James Gunn gives us a sneak peek at his hotly-anticipated-by-me superhero spoof Super, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and (!!!) Nathan Fillion. Read my review of Gunn’s (A+!) Slither here. Continue reading