The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Harry Potter and the family portraits~
Ah, the best for last, meet the Malfoys in all their platinum blond glory in their Harry Potter and the Cursed Child portraits. Damn, gotta say, despite the not-so-great ponytails/designer beard combo, Draco has aged gracefully. While all the other adult characters look their age, Draco looks like his son Scorpius’ pretentious older brother. As with the other portraits, non relevant family members are absent, so no Astoria Malfoy née Greengrass. And, despite Scorpius’ uncomfortable look (totally on purpose, says young actor Anthony Boyle, those Hogwarts robes are constraining yo!), J.K. Rowling teased that Scorpius might be a hit with the ladies~
Apparently, Ben Affleck’s Batman film will have an original story! He said so himself:
I think what I would do, what I probably would do, is in some ways what Zack did with this movie, which is to borrow certain things from the great comic books, but create an original story around it because I wouldn’t want the fans to already know the story and be familiar, but I would borrow, steal, great things that have been done before in the comics.
The first trailer for the upcoming “Ultimate Cut” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has debuted, and we got to see new scenes with Jena Malone’s character having a moment with Lois Lane. She doesn’t look like Barbara Gordon (as in she’s not a redhead, but Lois Lane is instead of a brunette so yeah), but she has those glasses Oracle sometimes wears. That said, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cinematographer Larry Fong warned on Twitter that this extended edition won’t change your opinion.
Those of you who are fans, will dig it. If you hated it, you’ll still hate it.
On Marvel news, their movie rights remain convoluted, but hey Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada said that Marel Studios does have the rights to Namor. Yay! I hope they do make something with him. Dude is a total ass, but he IS Mr. Fanservice! One of the very few scantily clad male characters. Will be weird to see him without interacting with the Fantastic Four (and by Fantastic Four I mean Sue Storm, of course), and his frenemies relationship with Doctor Doom.
Welp, Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 sold out. Seems Marvel and Nick Spencer got what they wanted and it kinda pisses me off, but it was expected. So yeah, the issue has gone back to press for a second printing. This is what Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel had to say:
It was difficult to keep this big of a twist a secret until the very last minute. Since it hit, it’s been exciting to watch it take the world by storm. Sales have skyrocketed and despite a massive overprint, we’ve completely sold out of the 1st issue and will rush it back to print with 3 different covers.
Remember those Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots? They are reshooting 40% of the movie. Damn! Seems the scriptwriter Christopher McQuarrie will be working extensively with director Gareth Edwards onset to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film. Apparently, said draft was considered superior to the film they shot previously. Said draft also wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot and revisions kept coming in that made the film feel uneven. Damn.
Gillian Anderson joined Neil Gaiman’s American Gods on Starz. So yay, Gillian will reunite with Bryan Fuller! She will play Media, goddess of television, because of course she is!
Media [is] the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens — to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.
Finally, here we have a new batch of images from Suicide Squad, from the August issue of Total Film magazine. It also gives insights on Harley Quinn, who is likeable despite being a psycho, and Boomerang, who’s a total asshole whom we will love to hate. Anyway, here’s Katana because she’s cool and deserves to be upfront more.
And that’s it for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Danny Elfman, Clint Eastwood, Colin Farrell, Morgan Freeman, Tom Holland, Zachary Quinto, Dominic Cooper and Morena Baccarin.