The Scoop – Deluxe SDCC Edition
It’s that wonderful time of year again: San Diego Comic-Con is upon us!
This week, The Scoop wraps up all the big announcements from DC and Marvel, your favorite TV shows and movies you can’t wait to see. Get your jam-packed/super deluxe/collector’s edition after the jump!
OMG. OMG. OMG. OMG.
Hey guys, there’s gonna be a sequel to Man of Steel. OH BTW, IT’S GONNA HAVE BATMAN IN IT. As if Zack Snyder dropping this bomb on us wasn’t enough, Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix came out and read the following dialogue:
I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you.
Holy shitting hell, The Dark Knight Returns. As in THE seminal Frank Miller graphic novel. Speechless.
“Hey, Rigs, didn’t Bale say he’s done playing Batman?” Oh…right. Look, I love love love Christian Bale’s Batman. Yes, even with the ridiculous voice. And his Bruce Wayne is absolute perfection. So no, I don’t really want to think of anyone else filling his shoes, ESPECIALLY considering the last Nolan movie came out a year ago. And maybe I’m still hoping Señor Bale has one more movie in him, despite him saying he’s done. But even still, BATS AND SUPES! 2015!
Basically DC blew their load with this announcement, gigantic as it is, and so those rumors that they are gonna make a movie about The Flash (snooze) and The Justice League are still unconfirmed.
OH, and there’s gonna be a LEGO movie with Channing Tatum voicing Supes, Jonah Hill voicing Green Lantern and Cobie Smulders voicing Wonder Woman! So at least there’s a LEGO Diana on the big screen? MEH.
Anyway, not to be outdone Marvel dropped some bombs on us and let’s be real, as exciting as a Batman/Superman movie is, we have a LOT of Marvel movies to look forward to.
Okay, so let’s start with the big news. The Avengers: Age of Ultron. WHAT??? See, stuff like this has me convinced that someone at Marvel listened to DJ Benhameen’s weekly rants about Age of Ultron and did this to fuck with Fan Bros. But I digress.
AGE OF ULTRON. Sweet! But apparently Tony Stark will be the one to create Ultron. UMMMM. Look, it’s no secret that I’m a DC girl, but I’m also well aware that Hank Pym created Ultron. On top of this, an Ant Man movie is apparently in the works so, what the hell?
Apparently Joss Whedon feels that since this is a Marvel MOVIE and not a comic, changing Ultron’s origin is fine. I mean sure, shit gets changed all the time for the movie adaptations of comics. Rebooting things means injecting new life, okay. But I can’t really say that we’ve seen a drastic rewriting of something pretty canon like this before. But I could be wrong. And you guys will let me know and that’s why I love you all.
MOVING ON! Basically, all the casting rumors for Guardians of Galaxy were confirmed: Benicio Del Toro is The Collector, Lee Pace is Ronan the Accuser and Karen Gillan is Nebula. Sweet. But we also met some more of the cast, including Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Starlord, Djimon Hounsou as Borath and John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey. Hello starpower. Oh, and holy shit Karen Gillan shaved her head!
Let’s see what else, there’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World (Tom Hiddleston showed up in character as Loki and ranted about humanity which is just brilliant), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 AND X-Men: Days of Future Past. So, instead of me rambling on and on about each movie, you can watch this lovely video of the X-Men: Days of Future Past panel. After that, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe panel should load and basically, don’t say I don’t love you guys, okay?
The 2013 Eisner Awards were announced this weekend during SDCC and sure, I could talk about Jonathan Ross snogging Neil Gaiman but first, some winners. You know Saga? The comic EVERYONE has told you should be reading? Well you should be. Saga scooped three awards including Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer. Well done. Tip of the hat is also in line for David Aja, who took home Best Cover Art for Hawkeye, that OTHER comic you should definitely be reading. Check out the Comic-Con website for a full list of the winners. Congratulations to all! OH right, that kiss. Check out this video courtesy of the wonderful folks at Bleeding Cool.
Is there anything greater than this Game of Thrones tribute to all of the show’s fallen characters set to Boyz II Men’s “Hard to Say Goodbye?” The answer is no. So if you’ve still got Red Wedding blues, seek some solace with this. Also, if you’re not fully caught up, spoilers.
Hey, do you love Sherlock? Because I do. You should too. TV Line has a great recap of everything that series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis revealed about Season Three during SDCC this weekend. The premiere is titled “The Empty Hearse,” based on the short story “The Empty House,” and will reunite our beloved Sherlock and Watson. Episode Two offers up John’s marriage to Mary and a touching moment when Watson asks Sherlock to be his best man and Sherlock’s all “Really? I’m your BFF?” ADORBS.
Moffat was mum on what to expect for Episode Three, but confirmed there will be another big cliffhanger saying,
“You’ll be watching the end of the last episode thinking, ‘They wouldn’t stop it there?! They wouldn’t stop it there?! Oh my God, they wouldn’t stop it there?!’”
Cool, just toy with my emotions. NBD. The episode will be called “His Last Vow,” a play on “His Last Bow,” which is both a short story and the title of a collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Producer Sue Vertue also confirmed that the cast is optioned for a Season Four, but they just don’t know when they will shoot it. Oh and Moriarty is definitely dead. Shame.
Speaking of the cast, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were off filming the final installment of The Hobbit, so they sent in a video message, confirming that they will begin shooting the final episode later this month. Season Three in time for the New Year? Let’s hope.
What’s better than new episodes of Breaking Bad? How about an entire episode of Mythbusters dedicated to the show? Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive first look at the trailer, which also dropped at SDCC this weekend. The trailer shows the Mythbusters crew exploring whether or not dissolving a body with acid would really eat through a bathtub and floor (which happened to Jesse in Season One) and if the exploding crystals Walt used to subdue Tuco would actually work. Oh, and it’ll also feature the show’s creator Vince Gilligan and Jesse Pinkman himself, Aaron Paul, bitch. The episode will premiere on The Discovery Channel on August 12, the day after the final episodes of Breaking Bad begin airing on AMC.
If you feel like True Blood has gone off the rails lately, good news! The show wants to go back to its roots. According to USA Today, executive Producer Brian Buckner, who will become show runner for Season Seven next year, told fans at SDCC that the show will start scaling back the number of story lines and characters in order to focus on its strengths. Even better news, these changes will begin during the current season (perhaps already evidenced by the strength of the last two episodes).
“I feel like this show is ultimately about the relationship between vampires and humans and it’s about this town. I want to bring it in a little bit. I feel like at times we’ve hurt ourselves,” Buckner said. “My goal is to get all these people living under the umbrella of one story and one threat … and make it about this small town we’ve all come to know and love.”
Although it hasn’t been confirmed that next season will be the last for True Blood, Buckner said the show is going to end awesomely and said he would be condensing the number of stories in order to “really make this feel like we’re coming home.” Let the speculation begin!
Holy shit, this trailer for Season Four of The Walking Dead. Shit is gonna go DOWN. Honestly, the worst part about this trailer is that have to wait until October 13th for the new season.
Speaking of which, you know David S. Goyer, the dude who co-wrote most of your favorite DC movies? Well, he told io9 that he’ll be directing an episode of The Walking Dead this season, saying:
I’m doing a Walking Dead this year — the penultimate episode [of the season]. I haven’t gotten my script yet… I heard it’s an episode where something really bad happens.
Doesn’t something bad always happen? But cool, kudos. Just don’t let it distract you from writing a flawless Batman/Superman movie, okay?
Hey, this Kick-Ass 2 trailer is pretty awesome. Like, if you thought the sequel was gonna suck then you should probably watch this. Because I don’t think it will. I don’t really know what I can say except Hit Girl looks a lot older and McLovin is wearing a gimp suit and calls himself the Mother Fucker now and that shit is hilarious. Also, Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes for what it’s worth.
Hey, did you know Vin Diesel and his creepy cat eyes are back in the final installment of the Riddick trilogy? Riddick has been left for dead on a planet populated by alien creatures trying to kill him. His only way off the planet is to activate a beacon, which basically tips off every bounty hunter in the galaxy looking for his ass. Dilemma. What’s a Diesel to do?
The aptly named Riddick hits theaters this Labor Day and this R-rated trailer shows off some of what we can expect including weird alien things that I’m sure I’ve seen in an episode of Doctor Who and a chained up Riddick kicking a crowbar through someone’s skull aka one of the most baddass things I’ve ever seen.
Hi, I’ve never read The Hunger Games so feel free to insert witty banter here about Battle Royale and then change the names to Katniss and Thor’s little brother and whatever else, okay? Anyway, the trailer for Catching Fire was just released and I’m sure people care about it, so here it is!