The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: The World is full of Marvels


Now, for some remakes I didn’t expect to see: The Brave Little Toaster and Born Free. The first as a CGI/live-action hybrid feature, the second will tell the story from the perspective of Elsa the Lioness. Not sure if want. Probably will watch them anyway.

And then Gwyneth Paltrow had to utter this travesty about whether she’ll come back for The Avengers sequel:

I don’t know. I’m getting old for this s–t, you know what I mean?

Goddammit, Paltrow. You can’t do this to me! Tony cannot be without Pepper!

Oh hey, another Hiddles interview!

One thing that I did have – and this is the honest truth – was the Marvel Super Hero and Super Villain Top Trumps. I must have been eight or nine years old and that was my collection. We used to play Marvel Top Trumps religiously. They were brilliant. So that was my engagement with the Marvel Universe. Do I still play? Every day!

You nerdy nerd. I love it!

There was also talk about Loki’s bitching clothes in The Avengers with visual development supervisor, Charlie Wen~

The horns in the first helmet went straight up and curled around to the back. This time around, I wanted to treat it more like something that came forward towards you first, then tilted back. They’re a bit longer and thinner, which is something to make him look more mischievous and more of who his character is. I felt like I got to play more into what his character is to be shown on his costume.

You did a fantastic job with it, Mr. Wen!

He also talked about Thor’s clothes in The Avengers, especially the two looks Thor had:

There were two costumes I had to design, [including] one where he is able to walk around and hang out, so he’s not always moving his cape aside when he needs to sit down just to drink coffee. It’s just something he can have to hang out with the guys.

Considering Charlie Wen probably has something to do with Thor’s new look in the sequel, let’s check them all together!

Anthony Mackie (whom you may know from The Hurt Locker) talks about his new movie 10 years, but also, and more importantly for our geeky interests, talks about his role as Falcon in Captain America: Winter Soldier:

He’s this guy in Harlem who moved to California and became a drug dealer. His plane crashed, and he was genetically altered, and he can fly, has telepathic powers. He’s the first African-American superhero. It makes me feel all the work I’ve done has been paying off. I have a son, nephews and nieces, and I love the idea that they can dress up as the Falcon on Halloween. They now have someone they can idolize. That’s a huge honor for me.

Despite Bourne Legacy not doing that well, there is going to be more Jeremy Renner in the Bourne Franchise. Producer Frank Marshall said:

We’re gonna follow Jeremy’s character. Everything else is wide open. That’s the great thing about this now. The table is set to go any direction we want to. But we will, I’m sure, follow Jeremy and see what happens. Jeremy and Rachel [Weisz].

So Marvel gets a new comic book that’s clearly inspired by Battle Royale… I don’t know what to feel about this. On one hand, it could kick ass, especially with X-23 on it; on the other, Marvel come on! Fresh ideas, please!


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12 Responses

  1. amy says:

    Ef Cameron to eternity. I mean, how much can you stretch the story of a stale idea? xD Jake Sully ain’t Harry Potter, you know. I for sure won’t allow an Avatar 7.2

    Having said that. My Bacon number would be 3. Coz I’ve worked with someone that’s a #2 hahaha *stretching ideas*

    Btw, have you learned to dance Gangnam Style?

    • mirella says:

      @amy, I know the steps of Gangnam Style but I suck hard at dancing so I wouldn’t do it in public XDDD

    • Rodrigo says:

      @amy, I’d say fuck most of the sci-fi fans and geek people. They’re the reasons why Avatar is getting another film and (I might be strechting this here) maybe they are to blame for Boardwalk Empire Season 3 not premiering tomorrow on Latin America in the same way True Blood and Game of Thrones (both geek-friendly shows) did air live here (or maybe I can blame HDP and Capadocia’s third season instead). Ok, I had to get the latter out of my head, lol. But fandoms are worthy of a conversation someday (which might not be helpful and could make me more hateful, lol).

      Cameron, he’s mostly been involved in action genre films, but Titanic and a documentary film were his only exceptions. Hell, even Titanic is highly memorable due to an action-style scene. I can’t hate on him because of the first two Terminator films, which I still love to death. I’ll admit he deserves to be bitchslapped for producing Sanctuary.

      BTW, are Peruvians shoving Gangman Style hard on people’s face via tv and radio or not yet?

      • mirella says:

        @Rodrigo, Fuck that, Rodrigo. It’s the commoners that pushed for Avatar’s sequels. The geeks are either indiferent or (the “elite” geeks) hate it with a passion and denounce Cameron as a hack.
        About Gangman Style, I don’t list to radio BUT my friends who do tell me it has been heard from time to time, but it is called “el baile del caballo”, which offends K-pop fans and fans of calling things by its proper name XD

        • Rodrigo says:

          @mirella, I apologize if I sounded offensive there. The HBO thing can be easily explained from a regional standpoint with its preference towards Latin American productions.

          With Avatar having a sequel, it was inevitable because of how much it drew. But the marketing was genius (from their POV) as it had aprox. 2/3 of its audience watching it in 3D. I wouldn’t mind watching the second film, but someone has to pay for my ticket. Defining geeks and casual movie goers should be another topic, though.

          Big LOL @ “el baile del caballo”. I guess the steps made the GS song earn that nickname.

      • amy says:

        @Rodrigo, I was watching Canal 2 last last night and they mentioned it thrice or twice – I think they were featuring it on La Noche Es Mia and some other of their shows? The one they air in the afternoon??? I don’t listen to the radio, so I can’t tell you whether they’re shoving it down there too.

        Having said that, I’m one of those that gets annoyed by people calling it el baile del caballo – I could maybe draw a line on Psy Dance. LOL

        Also… the fact that this is just bouncing off here proves that Peru is just an industry that follows American trends, which sadly not only shows on our radios, but also on our cinemas.

        • Rodrigo says:

          @amy, While watching Teledeportes on Panamericana Television today, Gangman Style was used twice. First, a Universitario fan was shown doing the GS move for a few seconds. Second time, the song was used as background music for the preview between Inti Gas vs. Sporting Cristal.

          Also, I saw on Youtube that Frecuencia Latina did a report on the song. I wonder how long will Gangman Style last around here. If Michel Telo and Alexandra Stan got huge radio airplay on our summer time (and their hits were released months before 2012 began), then maybe Gangman Style will be run to death until March. :S

  2. mirella says:

    @Rodrigo believe me when I tell you that Avatar was seen mostly by regular folks an “amateur” geeks. Old geeks liked it fine enough but can live without sequels (like me) or HATED it with passion. In fact, some geeks watched The Avengers so many times TRYING to make it reach Titanic or Avatar XDDDDD There no geeks enough in the world (as proven by Avengers and TDKR) to make Avatar huge box office numbers the fault of geeks alone :P

  3. Camiele says:

    Why oh WHY do studios INSIST on ruining my childhood?! First a CGI-laced, live-action death of The Brave Little Toaster!!!! But, but… WWWWWWHYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    And then, OH THEN, they’ve decided to ACTUALLY give the Akira live-action legs. And them legs took the shit to Manhattan…?! For fook’s sake, people! Stop turning my childhood into used bubblegum!

  4. whoa Joss Whedon just called up Kenneth Branagh like that

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