The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Woo-oo!
So, the E3 2017 happened. I am not much of a gamer anymore, besides Facebook and smart phone games that is, but I do enjoy watching the trailers! And Gamesradar did me a solid and put all the trailers in one place. That is, I hoped it was all the trailers, but contrasting it with GameFragger’s YouTube channel made me realise of a glaring omission! And maybe there’s more than one, but this is the one that jumped at me. Where the hell is the trailer for Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Gamesradar?! I mean, yay for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (which I might actually play), Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Doom VFR (both with great nostalgia value for me!), Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront 3 (yay, my fandoms!). Just look at this new DBZ fighting game! It’s amazing! This one I will surely play!
Anyway, you know how The Mummy kinda flopped in the US of A? And the critics certainly didn’t love it? Well, this does not bode well for Universal’s Dark Universe! While Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou insisted the future of the Dark Universe doesn’t hinge on The Mummy‘s success (sure, Jan), Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations had this to say:
I don’t think Universal’s Dark Universe will collapse because of The Mummy underperforming, but it should make the studio think twice about pumping so much money into their vastly expanding universe. There will be a lot riding on Bride of Frankenstein. And when I say a lot, I mean everything.
On things not likely to flop, Tom Holland said that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first in a new Spider-Man trilogy. Well, in Marvel’s hands it will sure do better than Sony’s last attempt!
There is still plenty of room to see Peter grow up Parker and especially Spider-Man in the next two movies, and at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the story is definitely not complete, I’m really looking forward to exploring how it will grow, [and to] see what will happen after puberty. Yes, [they’re] going to be exciting movies. […] Yes, there will be Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. Now, you know, sorry, Marvel, oops!
Anyway, here’s the first trailer for a new Frozen short, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, will be attached to Pixar’s Coco. Why are we having a Christmas-time short in the middle of the year? Well, this is Frozen, and people still love Frozen. So yeah!
As for something different, Martin Freeman is producing a Paradise Lost TV Series. How is that going to work? I have no idea. But I do love John Milton’s Paradise Lost… 12-year-old me had a slight crush on Satan because of it. “Devil gets all the best tunes”, indeed, Mr. Freeman! The lovely drawings by Paul Gustave Doré didn’t help any. Fellow producer Laurence Bowen should not compare Paradise Lost to Games Of Thrones though. Comparing things to Game of Thrones is getting old and uninspiring, and the damn book is way older than A Song of Ice and Fire dammit.
Check this new extended clip of War for the Planet of the Apes introducing Steve Zahn’s Bad Ape. He’s former zoo chimpanzee who found himself getting smarter as the humans got sicker. Not only that, buddy taught himself how to speak! Poor thing is the only survivor from his group of apes, the others having been killed by humans.
Director Chad Stahelski talked about the John Wick TV spin-off, currently named The Continental. As the name implies, the setting is the luxury hotel chain that offers accommodation and other services to assassins across the world. So yes, John Wick might make a cameo, but he won’t be the focus of the show:
I like telling stories from my one character’s perspective. Once you put that aside with the TV show, you can expand to all the different characters and follow them throughout their journey. You can be with the consigliere, concierge, the sommelier — you can be with all these different characters and walk through the world in different aspects; ones that I’m a little limited from exploring by staying with my lead guy.