The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Whose team they prefer to be on
Here’s our first look at the footage from the new DuckTales with this awesome trailer! David Tennant sounds fine as Scrooge McDuck, but I find it funny that there’s a small group of people online criticizing his accent when the dude is a legit Scot. I guess they were used the original voice actor, the great Alan Young, who faked it. I am not sure about the kids’ voice. They sound way older, and damn Webby is so hyper now. Launchpad McQuack kept his personality tho and I love it!
On more trailer news about fandoms that fill us with nostalgia, here’s the official trailer for Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! Yes, there has been 19 Pokémon movies already. In this summer movie, we’ll get to explore the origins of how Ash Ketchum (Satoshi in the original Japanese) and Pikachu became partners and friends. Yes, we also had 1st episode of the Pokémon animated series flashbacks. But it’s also the adventure of Ash and Pikachu’s quest to meet the Legendary Pokémon, Ho-Oh.
I might not get to watch the critically and commercially successful Get Out in cinemas near me until freaking May, but it warms my cold heart to know Jordan Peele has a whole series of “social thrillers” planned:
I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade. The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.
USA Today shared an excerpt of Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Thrawn (out on April 11!), my favourite character from the Expanded Universe (now know as Legends universe) that is now canon! I am also totally glad that Zahn, who created him in the 1990s, is the one who wrote this new book. This excerpt may be just a portion of the second chapter of the book, but we learn interesting stuff… like Thrawn going to the Emperor to warn of – and seek assistance in fighting – “threats lurking in the Unknown Regions, threats that will someday find your Empire.” My evil blue prince hopes they can assist each other, and swears allegiance to the Empire in return. And this cheeky Chiss told the Emperor he can ask his “servant” about the “strength of that vow.” The servant is the one and only Anakin Skywalker! Because Thrawn knew Anakin during The Clone Wars era and he somehow knows that Darth Vader and Anakin are one and the same. Anyway, here’s Zahn perfectly explaining why I like Grand Admiral Thrawn so much:
Most of the Imperial leaders we see in the movies rule through a combination of fear and manipulation. I wanted to create something different: a commander who could lead through loyalty. The result was Thrawn, a tactical genius whose troops follow him willingly, and who will fight for him whether or not he’s watching over their shoulders.
Another first look! Here’s Emily Blunt in her Mary Poppins costume. Mary Poppins Returns, the follow-up to the 1964 musical, will arrive in theaters December 25, 2018.
Habemus full cast of Marvel’s Inhumans, and Lockjaw, their huge teleporting dog, was confirmed! Here’s a breakdown of all the characters. Oh yeah, besides Iwan Rheon, the only actor I know is Ken Leung, who will be playing Karnak, who has my power… the ability to see the fault in everything. Karnak is also Black Bolt’s cousin and advisor. That power is both useful and kinda lame,right? Anyway, the characters will first be heading to IMAX screens before hitting television screens on ABC on September 1st.
And that’s it for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Sean Astin, James Wan, Javier Bardem, Ron Howard, Daniel Craig, Rebel Wilson, Bryce Dallas Howard and George Miller.