The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Nice and Accurate Prophecies!
Greetings, fellow fangirls and fanboys! This week we had a proper confirmation we are getting a Good Omens miniseries! Also, a couple of interesting trailers were released, and DCTV is back for their midseason. Here’s how the week started:
Here’s the trailer of Tangled Before Ever After, a TV movie before Tangled The Series (which takes place before the 2012 short film Tangled Ever After). Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are back in their respective roles as Rapunzel and Eugene, and in this particular adventure, Rapunzel’s hair grows back and it’s impossible to cut and they have to figure out why. And hey, a new female character! It’s Cassandra, voiced by Broadway actress Eden Espinosa, and she’s Rapunzel’s new BFF!
Entertainment Weekly gave us some more info on The Defenders, this time with Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) saying she’s mostly shot scenes with Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and teasing that their characters will share a “cat-and-mouse” dynamic. But who’s who? “It switches back and forth, to be hones. No one’s best friends in all of the Defenders. This is a reluctant team-up.”
We are getting a six-episode documentary series, titled James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. Yep, AMC greenlighted James Cameron to give us the evolution of sci-fi. The hourlong episodes will debut in 2018.
With this series, we are going back to the origins of sci-fi, following the DNA of these ideas back to the source. Without Jules Verne and H.G. Wells there wouldn’t have been Ray Bradbury, or Robert A. Heinlein, and without them, there wouldn’t be Lucas, Spielberg, Ridley Scott, or me. As a filmmaker who specializes in science fiction, I’m interested in exploring the struggles and the triumphs that brought these incredible stories to life and seeing how art imitates life, as well as how science fiction imitates and sometimes informs science.
As well all expected/hoped, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will indeed return in Deadpool 2. I wonder if they will be the only “B team” X-Men we get in the film?
In box office news, Hidden Figures gets first place second weekend in a row on USA! As for my favourite geeky film of the year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it may have dropped fourth place, it also has pushed past Finding Dory as US’s highest-grossing domestic release of 2016. Also, the film will end the weekend with a worldwide haul of roughly $980 million, and it should cross the $1 billion mark very soon… specially with geeks like me who have seen the film multiple times at the theather~
I’ve yet to watch any of the two Naruto musicals, but the things I have managed to catch on YouTube seem awesome, specially for the great casting and production. So here’s a video and a gallery with the three leads of Live Spectacle Naruto: The Akatsuki Investigation, which will cover content from the manga’s 27th volume onwards. The production start in Tokyo between May 19 and June 4, then will go to Osaka between June 16-22, before returning to Tokyo in July. The show will end on August 6.
Seems we might get Harley Quinn in Gotham sooner than expected. Harley will appear in the Season 3 finale. “We might see [her] in Episode 22”, said executive producer John Stephens. Wonder what her relationship will be with Jerome (Gotham‘s proto Joker) and Ivy Pepper (a.k.a. Poison Ivy) will be?