The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Get away with it~
Here’s new teaser art for Agent Carter Season 2, where Hayley Atwell once more looks kick-ass in a pretty dress. This mini poster will be given to the lucky bastards attending New York Comic-Con next month~
Talking about kick-ass women, Paul Feig revealed on Twitter than Sigourney Weaver will be in the new Ghostbusters! Dude made the announcement to put himself one step ahead of the leaks. I guess that’s the basic original cast having minor (and new aparently) roles in the movie, except of course the late Harold Ramis and retired Rick Moranis!
On more casting news, John Goodman will be in Kong: Skull Island! He will be playing Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. As much as it saddened me when certain actors left the production for scheduling reasons, I am liking this new cast more and more too!
Prometheus 2 is getting an official name and it’s Alien: Paradise Lost, as in Alien his franchise and Paradise Lost as in John Milton’s epic poem because “it sounds intellectual, but there’s a similarity to it, and that’s where it stops”, according to Ridley Scott. But why did Prometheus become an actual Alien film? Not that I am complaining. Riddley Scott had this to say:
Well, because we’re heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented. We’ll go back into the back door of the very first Alien that I did thirty years ago.
The movie itself won’t change much because of the name change though! And will be more of a direct prequel to the first Alien movie, but will still be about the awesome adventures of Doctor Shaw and android head David~ And what about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5? Well, it is still getting made!
I’m producing it. The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.
Mark Millar started talking a lot. First about how an Old Man Logan movie could work even if they don’t have many of the Marvel Studios characters that appear in the comic.
Basically Wolverine doing The Road movie is the important thing and he has a friend [a blind Hawkeye] with him. But that friend could be Cyclops and he could be blind by the fact that his ruby-quartz visor is broken and he has to keep his eyes closed the whole time and everything, but still insists on driving the car they’re crossing America with. There’s lots of stuff. Instead of the Hulk, you could have the Blob or something.
Mark Millar also talked about Steven Spielberg’s declarations about the beginning of the end for superhero movies. While Millar thinks Avengers movies and Batman V Superman are going to do well, there will be some flops, but yeah, eventually the genre will fade. He even gives a tentative date:
The human race will go the way of the Western. Everything has to end at some point. We’re just going to be atoms. It’s inevitable. I think [the superhero movie genre has] got at least another good five years.
Whatever, Millar. Here’s Marvel announcing X-Men ’92 as ongoing series starting on in Spring 2016 (for the North Hemisphere obviously, so my Fall). Secret Wars‘s X-Men ’92 miniseries did a good job to get the look and feel of the 90s TV series X-Men: The Animated Series, so I am totally glad we are getting more. Behold this cover and if you aren’t humming the theme song, you are a filthy liar!
Talking about the 90s, Nickelodeon revealed which shows are returning in The Splat, which will debut at 10pm ET on October 5. The chosen ones are All That, The Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts, and The Wild Thornberrys. OMG YAS! I love most of these!
Finally, talking about cartoons of my younger days (this time from the 2000s tho), Genndy Tartakovsky wants a Samurai Jack Movie or TV mini-series… since, you know, the cartoon didn’t actually get an ending!
I think through the years, after we finished Jack, almost every year it seems like Samurai Jack has gotten more and more popular and more and more people have seen it. I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost. I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story. We’ve been trying to get the feature off the ground but maybe that’s just fate’s way of saying this is a television thing and maybe it should be a mini-series or something like that.
And I also want that. I mean who wouldn’t want this fierce warrior to come back!
And that’s it for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Jeremy Irons, Stephen King, Tatiana Maslany, Billie Piper, Tom Felton, Anthony Mackie, Michael Douglas, Mark Hamill and Will Smith! Man, there were a lot of favs having birthdays!