The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: The wind of change~
Happy Birthday, Beyonce!
So Benedict may not be in Star Wars (yet!), but he may have a new gig in his path! He’s entering negociations to star in James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z. Based on David Grann’s book, Benny Batch could play the protagonist Percy Fawcett who goes back to Brazil’s Amazon jungles to prove he found the title city. Seems interesting~
Matt Smith will wear a wig for his final Doctor Who episode that starts shooting this sunday. Dude shaved his head for a part in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. If it looks anything like Karen Gillan’s wig, then it would be very noticeable, LOL. Also, Matt thinks Capaldi will be brilliant as The Doctor because duh!
I really rate Peter – he’s such an amazing actor and completely right for the part. We went out for lunch to talk Doctor tactics. I’m not sure if I gave him any real ideas because it’s not like he needs much help. He’ll play the Doctor in his own way – and do it brilliantly. I can’t wait to see what he does with the part.
Apparently, The Flash’s first episode on Arrow will start shooting September 30, according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg:
We’ll have to have somebody by Sept. 30, which is when we start shooting [his first] episode. So there is that timeline. But it’s been a really exciting process just getting to meet so many fantastic actors and seeing the enthusiasm that so many people around town have for the character. It’s just amazing — I have pictures of myself at age 4 holding a Flash and a Superman doll. That I’m sitting here writing the Flash and Green Arrow now, it’s more than my little nerd heart can bear sometimes.
DC Comics artist Steve Scott has made a concept art of Batfleck. Nobody knows yet if it’s official, but the artist did work with Nolan on the comic book for The Dark Knight.
Ian McKellen will play Sherlock Holmes in the most depressing incarnation of the character on the screen. Well, as depressing than the Mitchell and Webb sketch. The movie is called A Slight Trick of the Mind and it is based on Mitch Cullin’s novel of the same name, and will reunite McKellen with Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters). Old Holmes must solve an old case with no Watson and a waning mind, and damn it depressed me even to type that. Will totally watch it though!
Talking about depressing things, here’s an article about the Futurama finale! The episode, called “Meanwhile” is said to have taken the best parts of “Jurassic Bark,” “The Late Philip J. Fry,” and “The Luck of the Fryish” and became the greatest episode of Futurama ever. Haven’t managed to watch it yet, but this description means I must have a box of Kleenex nearby.
On happier news… for those who have the money, BBC will release the Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set on November 5, 2013. Besides all the discs, the lucky bastards who buy it will get a Sonic Screwdriver remote control, 3 cards and a comicbook.
BTW, remember The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Well, the creators are about to use a similar approach to another Jane Austen book. The new one is called Emma Approved and, as you can infer, is based on Emma and will be released on October if all goes to plan.
And this week on DC’s dubious decisions, the creative team behind Batwoman left the company because DC editorial interference forbidding Batwoman her partner Maggie Sawyer marry each other. Geez, DC, your latest decisions have been not so good, and even inspired someone to create the website hasdcdonesomethingstupidtoday.com where you can check just that~