The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: If we be worthy!
Greetings, my fellow geeks! This week has seen an explotion of Marvel content! From comics to movies, we have info of one of the big two comicbook houses! Other stuff also happened… And here’s how the week started!
Box Office news! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $26M to $27M on their Friday debut and those are great figures for them so yay!
Here’s the synopsis of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! And while I know what happens (mostly!), and I have yet to see the movie, just reading it overwhelms me. Stupid Thorin! Poor Bilbo!
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
Guillermo del Toro did a Reddit AMA, and he talked about many things, the most important (for me) being the talk about his love of manga, never having seen Evangelion (he knows its design, but never actually sat and watched it), his love for Junji Ito’s horror stories (yes!), and his desire to make a live-action GANTZ (which the Japanese already did and was OK but not great). And then he talked about how he would love to make a Hellboy 3, but it probably won’t happen (and that makes me sad):
Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from MY side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.
Here is the first footage from the anime adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s Ronia the Robber’s Daughter. Directed by Goro Miyazaki, this will be Studio Ghibli’s first foray into TV series territory.
There was a London Comic Con this week and Steven Moffat talked a bit about Doctor Who. The thing I cared the most? Troll King has a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in their Sherlock clothes in the freaking TARDIS. And he is not sharing it! Ass.
The entire first episode of Doctor Who series 8 has leaked online. Yep, “Deep Breath,” is now on the internet, but it is a rough copy, in black and white, limited CGI and the old Matt Smith’s title sequence. BBC left this words for fans:
This is part of BBC Worldwide’s ongoing security investigation into leaked unfinished Doctor Who materials. This content is currently being removed and originates from the same Miami server disabled last week, it is not a new issue. We’d like to thank the amazing Doctor Who fans who are continuing to keep fansites and social media spoiler-free.
Someone is so getting fired! But hey, at least we have the official full length TV launch trailer!
In 2003, BBC Radio made a full cast dramatisation of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. And it had Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant. The series was recently rebroadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra for the 200th anniversary of the publication of the novel. And now, due to popular demand, BBC will be releasing a CD version on Thursday 18th December!
Considering NBC’s stunning success with its telecast of The Sound of Music, it is no surprise that they will want another one. This time is Peter Pan! While the musical special has yet to cast its main character, they already have a Hook. And it’s Christopher Walken! This is what NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt had to say:
He might really be a song and dance man at heart. He’s fearless as a comedic actor and always comes to play. I guarantee you he’s going to bring his own spin to Captain Hook. He might be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook.
Here are the character descriptions and pictures (of their regular and superhero selves) of the Big Hero 6 team! Here’s a pic of the ladies on the team: