The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Our fairy Godfather
Greetings, fellow fangirls and fanboys! This week, besides the news about movies, TV shows, comics, and award nominations, two artists very important to geekdom have passed. And so I dedicate this column to David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Here’s how the week started:
Well, Marvel and ABC are making another TV series. Or at least there’s a pilot confirmed. And it’s for Marvel’s Most Wanted. The project was actually quietly greenlighted back in August but ABC just announced it these days. So, what’s it about? It’s actually an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff and revolves about the characters Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird, and Lance Hunter. Well, good luck!
We all need good guys and everything — yay, good guys — but at the end of the day, they’re kinda boring. They’re always going to do the right thing. When you’re dealing with the baddies, it’s easy to get ahead of the audience and invert expectations.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the #3 movie of all-time. But, could it win over one or two of James Cameron’s biggest box office successes ever? Well, it would have to be months on the cinemas for that, but I would love it!
That day started in a terrible mannner. Rock legend David Bowie died Sunday at age 69 after a battle with cancer. F*ck cancer. I knew about it first because of his Facebook page, and then the Twitter of his son Duncan Jones. Duncan Jones was not only a rock legend and a big influence in many artist, but he was also remembered by the few times he was on the cinema and TV. Every time it was freaking memorable.
Talking about David Bowie’s film appearances, there was one that will never be. The artist could have been in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in a cameo, according to James Gunn.
Just a very short while ago Kevin Feige and I were talking about a cameo role in Guardians Vol. 2, and he brought up Bowie’s name. I told him nothing in the world would make me happier, but I heard from common friends he wasn’t doing well. We heard back that he was okay and it could potentially happen. Who knows what that was about? But, for whatever reason, it made my Twitter revelation more of a surprise.
Creed director Ryan Coogler will helm Marvel’s Black Panther! Wait, they asked him before and didn’t work out right? Or so the rumor said. But that was before Creed‘s success. Most likely they gave him a pay raise and greater creative freedom. At least, that’s what I hope.
This Valentine some Internet-challenged gals (and guys maybe) could be tricked into watching Deadpool. Yep, they made an actual rom-com billboard for the movie. Or so Ryan Reynolds’ Twitter makes it seem. And well, dude has been in many rom-coms too!
Jamie Foxx has been cast as Little John in that movie nobody asked for, Robin Hood: Origins. Yeah, I am not sure about that casting, dude ain’t that big to play Little John. In fact, he’s about the same height of Taron Egerton, who’s gonna play the titular role!
After seemingly having every young-ish actor and their cousin as hopefuls for the titular character of Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff, we finally have an actor shortlist… and they are all terrible choices! FML! Some of the choices include Miles Teller (nope!), Ansel Elgort (no thanks), Dave Franco (f*ck no!), Scott Eastwood (pass) and Logan Lerman (meh).
On much better news, check out the first minute of the new The X-Files!
Oh yeah, the Golden Globes happened on Sunday, and here’s a list of winners, where Oscar Isaac is perfection, Leonardo DiCaprio won something, and The Martian is the best comedy!