The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: May the covers be with you!
This year’s Doctor Who‘s Christmas Special will be shown in US cinemas, on December 28 and 29 to be exact. Also, Alex Kingston will come back as River Song… AGAIN. Oh well.
There’s this rumor that a “major” Marvel villainess will appear in Thor: Ragnarok! OMG, finally! A female villain! MCU’s first female villain! Because women can be asshats too! So, who could it be? The most logical choices are Amora the Enchantress, a sorceress; or Hela, Queen of the Dead.. And with Valkyrie also possibly in the movie, we could have Thor: Ragnarok filled with badass gals!
Despite what hopeful rumors said, Suicide Squad will be a PG-13 movie. And it makes sense from a commercial POV, and well, movies is a business so I shouldn’t be pissed. Not every comicbook movie can be Deadpool, which we haven’t even seen yet! At least it will be “right there on the edge of PG-13”.
Back to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the EW special, there was an article that addressed the very import question of where the hell is Luke Skywalker?! Both J.J. Abrams and Mark Hamill gave non-answers to the question. And EW gave us a bit of trivia of a panel long ago where Mark Hamill was asked about the future of Luke and it was dark~ As in dark side dark! J.J. Abrams (and Stan Lee!) was present in that panel, but of course he answered nothing to the direct question if any of that found its way into The Force Awakens. As for Hamill, he ain’t saying either!
That’s the beauty of the story, is it leaves it up to the audience’s imagination. It was the story of a boy going from a farm boy to a Jedi Master, and I always thought it was amusing, and if you put it in terms of James Bond, it would be like telling the story of how he got his license to kill, and then stopping and never telling any stories of what his adventures were.
As usual with J.J. Abrams movies (and now that it’s a Star Wars movie, even more), there’s a lot of secrecy. So much secrecy that Andy Serkis himself doesn’t know exactly how his character, Supreme Leader Snoke, looks like! He does know his backstory tho!
Supreme Leader Snoke is quite an enigmatic character, and strangely vulnerable at the same time as being quite powerful,” Serkis says. “Obviously he has a huge agenda. He has suffered a lot of damage. As I said, there is a strange vulnerability to him, which belies his true agenda, I suppose.
Talking about backstory, here’s the one for Maz Kanata, Lupita Nyong’o’s character, courtesy of J.J. Abrams himself:
Her history is that she was a pirate for a long time. She’s lived over a thousand years. She’s had this watering hole for about a century, and it’s like another bar that you’d find in a corner of the Star Wars universe.
Here’s the IMAX poster of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which looks decent enough I guess! Also, we have the runnin time of the movie confirmed: 2 hours and 15 minutes. That’s like a whole minute shorter than was previously reported.!
Ridley Scott kept talking about his new Alien movie, and it won’t be called Alien: Paradise Lost anymore. Aw, I liked the John Milton reference! So, the new name? Alien: Covenant, as Scott himself sorta revealed during the AFI Film Festival.
Here’s the first international TV spot for Warcraft. It’s basically a shorter trailer?
Here’s the new poster of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, where creepy ass villain Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man (David Tennant) is whispering probably creepy things in the ear of the titular hero (Krysten Ritter).
And that’s it for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Taron Egerton, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling and Gerard Butler.