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Warner Bros. wants Mad Max: Fury Road considered for Best Picture (among other things). Yep. I don’t think it will win, but I’ve gotta admire their hustle. And the movie sure deserves a nom at least! Come On, Academy, don’t be mediocre! Other nominations up for considerations are Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult for Best Actor, Actress and Supporting Actor respectively.
Thor: Ragnarok may have Marvel’s darkest script yet. That’s apparently why comedy director Taika Waititi was approached for the job, so he could balance it out and bring it tonally a little closer to what Marvel fans are used to. Also, kick-ass Asgard heroine Valkyrie (a.k.a. Brunnhilde) might make an appareance, which might mean Amora The Enchantress could finally be in the movie, since it was an Enchantress story to introduced Valkyrie to the comics. I just hope the movie is good, Thor deserves it! I mean, sure I love Loki, but poor Thor has been done dirty by the Avenger movies. But maybe if Loki were to die, he could reincarnate and Marvel could nnounce a Journey Into Mystery Netflix series? Pretty please?!
Mike Colter revealed the time frame and setting of Luke Cage, the third Marvel/Netflix collaboration. It will be taking place a few months after Jessica Jones and Luke Cage will be working in Harlem. So this also marks the first time we are moving out of Hell’s Kitchen.
[Luke Cage]’s trying to basically stay off the radar. The people he hangs around with, though, are in need. Ultimately, he’d rather be alone, but with the way he’s equipped he does step up. That’s what it’s about, it’s about finding that inner feeling to make you want to take action.
On cute uplifting news, Disney is working with Bionics Company to develop Star Wars, Frozen and Iron Man prosthetic limbs for kids!
Check out 14 minutes of deleted Terry Gilliam animation from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, part of an upcoming 40th anniversary Blu-ray. Here are Gilliam’s words about it:
This in fact is probably the only reason to buy this new Blu-ray version of the film, for the new animation. In fact, it’s old animation, but its the animation that was cut out by the rather envious members of the group, who were trying to restrain a young, talented animator. A man who could have gone on to be a great animator, but no, he was forced into live-action filmmaking to cover the scars.
This has been rumoured for a while, but it’s official: Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures announced a cinematic franchise uniting Godzilla, King Kong and other iconic giant monsters. Erm, yay? Well, Godzilla vs. King Kong ain’t a new idea, and yet I still must blame MCU for putting the idea of shared universes in Hollywood’s head. I like it for comicbook movies just fine, but not sure about anything else. Anyway, the initial trio of films are 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2018’s Godzilla 2 and 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
In more Hollywood anime adaptation news, Fox and James Cameron are in talks with Robert Rodriguez to direct Alita: Battle Angel, the live-action adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga. Everyone thought Cameron was going to direct it, but nay, dude’s too busy with all those Avatar‘s sequels. Time to delegate! For those unaware, the story is about Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita knows only deadly martial arts who then uses to kick criminal’s asses.
Now it’s time for comicbook adaptations! Prayers have been listened, Y: The Last Man finally got out of development hell and is now heading to TV! FX will adapt Bryan K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s dystopian series, which is set in a post-disaster world where a virus has wiped out every dude on the planet except for Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand. Yes, women are going to be chasing them for various reasons.
It seems Marvel and Fox finally got an agreement for a couple of TV dramas set in the world of X-Men. These are Legion (on FX), about the unstable David Haller who’s the son of Professor X (will they mention the relation?) and Hellfire (on Fox TV), about the shady dealings of the sinister Hellfire Club. Both shows will be exec produced by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg among others, as well as Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
The Mary Sue showed us a preview of Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, a BOOM! Studios collection of shorts created as a tribute by some of curent relevant comic artists of both page and screen. Here’s Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist)’s piece: