The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: A most expected journey
Greetings, my fellow geeks. This week we had the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and in the words of dear Tom Hiddleston, I am uncontrollably excited. However, this is not the only Ian McKellen franchise that got news this time. Yup, we also got X-Men news! But first things first:
It’s the anniversary of Freddy Mercury’s death. And while it’s a sad anniversary, it made me spend much of the day listening to Queen.
I went to Cubby Broccoli and I asked if I could do [a James Bond film] and he said, ‘No’. “I’ve never asked again. Instead, I made the Indiana Jones series.
Sharlto Copley keeps praising Spike Lee’s Oldboy. This guy needs to get paid more for all the PR he does!
[Oldboy] is just a film that’s artistically inspiring to people. Spike is an artist who’s been inspired to do it. The drive behind it isn’t a studio or an executive thinking it’s a great marketing opportunity. The drive behind it for the producers and the actors and the director, is simply the inspiration of the story.
It’s a wrap for Kick-Ass 2, and here are some cute Twitter reactions from the cast and crew.
Total Film gives another part of their exclusive interviews of his The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey edition. This time it is Peter Jackson’s turn. He praises Martin Freeman’s skills.
[Bilbo] really wants to be left alone, to put his feet up in front of a fire. And then suddenly he’s dragged off on an adventure. So there’s a lot of comedic opportunities. But you want to feel the truth of those moments. You don’t want them to be played just for laughs. When he’s holding the sword and faced with a troll, you want the sense of danger, and Martin’s brilliant at juggling the tone, that ability to have one foot in the dramatic world and one in the comedic world.
Zack Snyder hints that his Man of Steel would be important to the Justice League movie. Of course, this could also be wishful thinking~
I don’t know how Justice League is going to be handled. Honestly, I don’t. But The Man of Steel exists, and Superman is in it. I don’t know how you’d move forward without acknowledging that.
In the same interview, Snyder comments how he tried to keep the red briefs on Superman, but it didn’t pan out. For one, I like the decision. As iconic as it is, wearing your underwear on top of your pants looks damn ridiculous if they are going for the gritty realistic look.
And the last interview for the day is with Christopher Yost, one of the minds behind awesome and beloved Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (yes, I’ll be forever bitter it got cancelled). He talks about the comic book arcs chosen in the series, the baddies, about shared universe in Marvel Animation, and (the one thing I care about the most) the possibility of the comics based on the series will continue even if A:EMH is no more:
Yes! We’d teased things in the series that will come to fruition in the comics. Whatever happened to RAVONNA? What was the SERPENT SOCIETY after? The comic picks up on these threads.