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Deep Fakes and Roguish Rakes – Robots Root 19 Oct 2018

Listen, I’ve been advocating for Han Solo loud and long, but I have to say, it’s surreal and delightful to see this deep fake amalgamation of a youngish Harrison Ford’s face onto this footage.

That said, somewhere in space, this may all be happening right NOW:

  • I wasn’t interested in the Kid Who Would be King until I realized Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is directing it. So there might be some interesting there there.
  • This piece on nostalgic memory vs reality in comics is a good one: like the writer, I too favored Dakota North at the time, despite not really understanding why. Or rather, for specific reasons beyond the character and story. Because unlike the writer, i DID read the books and still have them, and I hated the art and the story. But I liked the use of a non-supers character in an unusual environment (spy + fashion) for a genre, and also, I really liked the haircut in the banner image. I used her a number of times in the Marvel RPG.
  • Speaking of Marvel, here’s your first live-action view of that new Spidey Suit. Plus parkour. No pressure, dude.
  • What are the chances the Joker film is trolling snoops with this 60’s Batman era Batmobile?
  • I really dig this new Daredevil S03 poster. I LOT. It’s evocative on a number of levels.
  • I only read a few paragraphs of this Prospect review, as I plan to see it with as open mind as possible (already accidentally spoiled something for myself within, dammit tole) but here you go.
  • I’m not a follower of the DC CW stuff, but points for including the black costume for Superman that we should have had in Batman V Superman.
  • Anti-zombie tips you can follow along with at home. I mean, I hope you don’t have to. But still, can’t hurt.
  • I’m not sure what is more news news here: that Flash is delayed, or that WB confirmed they are dumping Cavill and Affleck. I mean, it’s not really news. But still, I’m disappointed. I liked both of those guys.
  • Honest Thief is already an interesting premise (sort of an anti-Heat) but that it comes from the producer’s of the excellent Ozark… even better!

  • Here’s a pretty aesthetically pleasing Battle Angel- Alita poster. I’m into it.
  • Legit fourth wall action here, Sean Bean being the target in the Hitman 2 game.
  • A brief history of Mandalorian representation in canon… it’s all over the place.

That’s all for tonight. Dream of jetpacks and young rogues…

The Cosplay Kids Are All Right – Robots Root 24 January 2018

Having wrapped up another comic convention the other weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about cosplay. Among all the other aspects that I appreciate about this phenomenon (coming from the perspective of one who used to build powered armor out of cardboard and foam) such as the empowerment, expressive freedom, and creativity… it’s the technical precision and claver translation of comic and anime designs into a practical, physical look that blows me away. So. As we wait for the almost-assuredly controversial costume design for Captain Marvel, I keep going back to this particular photomanip. If they just put Brie Larson in this costume, as is, straight from the books, no helmet, no fauhawk even necessary, it would be PERFECT. Just saying: we’ve reached a tipping point the last few years where Hollywood struggles to catch up to homegrown cosplay designs rather than vice versa.

Meanwhile, somewhere in space, this may all be happening RIGHT NOW:

  • Here’s a new movie in which Jason Momoa throws a flaming axe. So, at this point, they just film him wandering around Momoaing about, and call it a day. Guiness!
  • Edge of Tomorrow 2, aka All You Need is More Kill Toleyou!, may be sooner to production than originally estimated. Which suits me fine.
  • Showcase Cinemas on the East Coast of the US are featuring a return of The Dark Knight to the big screen, two dates in February, entirely too far for me. But man!
  • I’m looking forward to Ant-Man and Wasp, mostly because we haven’t seen a ton of interesting married-hero dynamics in film, and I’d love to see that handled intelligently.
  • John Francis Daley and Jon Goldstein have been tapped to direct Flashpoint, which is interesting, as they co-wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming… but the news that overshadowed this is that apparently WB tried to get Affleck to direct it, and he declined. Which is only interesting because it pokes a hole in WB’s recent rhetoric through ‘gossip sites’ that they have been trying to push him out. Anyway, good on them.
  • I’m bored of Millar’s Kick-Ass, but I’ll NEVER bore of Tessa Thompson, so I second the motion.
  • To hell with Altered Carbon, cyberpunk remains firmly NOW.
  • All this talk about Jake Gyllenhaal as the most likely pick for a post-Affleck Batman is interesting to me. I’ve been reacting to it negatively, but more based on my impression of him and how he’s looked in the films I’ve seen, in which he’s leaner, and has a big head and very unusual facial features. But I’ve looked at his Southpaw stuff, and frankly, like Jon Bernthal, it’s very possible he could reclaim this character and mold it into his own iteration successfully. I mean, to be fair, I didn’t think ANY of the film Batman looked like either Batman OR Bruce Wayne… until Affleck, frankly, who suffered from poor scripting and direction, rather than not making the character SOUND and feel right.
  • Not only is The Boys still going forward, produced by Rogen and Goldberg (Preacher), they’ve been casting. How is this going to even.
  • Pegg and Frost are developing a paranormal investigator project, so take my money.
  • Denis Villeneuve made some enemies in an interview released yesterday, noting his plan to make his Dune the ‘Star Wars for adults’… admittedly I’m a fan of his projects, but I did not take that the wrong way. In fact, how interesting would it be if he took a page from Jodorosky?
  • John Wick 3 is greenlit, adding to the TV series also in development. More on this once I’ve watched John Wick 2, on my next trip overseas. Update: saw it.
  • Ron Cephas has been cast as the ancient hand-wavey wizard Shazam in the new film, which I find interesting. Love it, actually.
  • The new Cloverfield film has an interesting premise.
  • Going back to the header image… I dig seeing Brie Larson doing prep work and research for Captain marvel in period-appropriate flight gear. Also, everything else about Brie Larson.
  • Scots language Harry Potter is the best anything ever.
  • Doesn’t it feel like the producers of the He-Man film were just trolling us with this? Literally ALL they need to do is just take cosplayer interpretations of He-Man costumes and have at it.
  • A Robocop film may be in development, as a sequel to the original and sidestepping both the original sequels and the remake… which kind of saddens me, because I DID like the casting and design work for the remake itself… it just needed more thematic power.
  • Babish’s latest opus is the every meat burrito… I haven’t watched that show, but I love the effort…

 

Finally, a cephalopodic metaphor for what happens if you cross me.

Ive Been Drinking With Skeletons – Robots Root 18 Sept 2017

 

As far as I’m concerned, the best news of last week was the reveal of two pics of David Harbour as Hellboy. Other than some initial concerns about their approach to the Right Hand of Doom, he looks 100% minimum awesome and I have much stoke. Also, here’s the first photo they released, in color and with more wet metal look for the Hand. The above shot was the second, submitted by Harbour himself.

Before we dive in, a note about con photos and cosplay radness: we are posting con photos from San Francisco Comic Con and Rose City Comic Con on our Instagram account for Robot-Kraken: @robotkraken_redtentacle so take a peek to see some of the awesome stuff we saw at the shows…

OK, on to Robot’s Root:

  • Batman Type Stuff!
    • Aronofsky compares the rumors of the Joker film to his abandoned Batman Year One. I’m not down with some of the stuff he was cooking up, though I LOVES ME SOME YEAR ONE… but hey, a Lincoln Continental with two bus engines strapped to it sounds amazing. AMAZING.
    • I really enjoyed Fincher’s The Game back in the day, not merely because of it’s epic level of fantasy-stitching-of-SF-neighborhoods-together… apparently that story was the inspiration for Affleck’s now aborted Batman script. I can imagine a very interesting film coming out of that.
    • Lastly, Aronofsky intended to cast Joaquin Phoenix as Batman. Could have worked.
  • Blade Runner 2049 Type Stuff!
    • Witness these quotes, about Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, with punching and scotch and blunt honesty, that cracked me up immensely. I mean, you can’t witness the quoted material, but you can witness the quote on paper. I’m sticking with it.
    • Here’s the second (and less interesting) short prequel film for Blade Runner 2049, set in 2048, and directed by Jake Scott. Dave Bautista Bautistaing about
  • Star Trek Type Stuff!
    • Interesting article here on how the Discovery series, at least from production and marketing components, seems unable to decide what its audience is supposed to be.
    • Now director Jonathan Frakes has slipped that Discovery will be exploring the famous ‘Mirror Universe’ thing. I wonder if that’s how they will bridge the apparent disconnect between timelines, aesthetics, and characters.
    • Quentin Tarantino posits that good ST film approaches would involve paring down to focus on a few characters instead of the ensemble each time, expand on good TV episodes and do film adaptations of them, and embrace time travel. I mean, yeah I guess, but that was surprising ranting coming from a filmmaker who understands how things work. The ensemble nature of those films, while it is certainly true is less enjoyable as a narrative than more intimate character stories, is easier to pull off in episodic TV than in film, and when they DO focus on a few members of a beloved larger cast, the backlash can be swift.
  • Robotech Type Stuff!
    • If you liked IT and you like Robotech, well you’re in luck: Andy and Barbara Muschietti are tapped to do the adaptation, after they wrap IT 2.
    • Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs is tapped as the writer for the project, as well. I wonder if they’ll change the eponymous ‘U.N. SPACY’ which always was a dumb fiddling with english in the Macross material. That said, I adore it.
  • Zach Snyder released a teaser short for a small film he apparently put together while being home after exiting JL. I quite like the look of it. Of course, the look of things was never the problem with Snyder’s projects. I’ll give it a shot, though! Snow Steam Iron… he’s maybe going back to some of the imagery that made Suckerpunch initially so inviting, but with more of an emphasis on burning man friendly steampunk stuffs.
  • Semi-related, Snyder isn’t going to be doing any press for JL, which is interesting, adding to the feeling that maybe he pulled back from the project for more than just his family strife. I wonder. The reason I bring it up, though, is actually to enjoy the photo in the article, here, which I’ve seen a million times, and every single time I see it as Batman shooting some sort of heavy artillery weapon, two handed. HA. That would be controversial.
  • Witness test footage for the aborted War of the Worlds project from Ray Harryhausen. Pretty impressive for the time, as you would expect.
  • PS regarding Hellboy, I know what I’m doing January 11, 2019
  • Adam Strange has been added to the upcoming Krypton TV series. I’m still uninterested but I think it’s a good move. The central conceit to these sorts of prequel expansions is that we need to be invested in the characters, despite knowing how it ends. With Rogue One, they were successful in making us care about characters we knew were going to bite it, which is hard. Here, I saw very little enthusiasm on the interwebs about studying the world of Krypton with Supes’ granddad as the central POV. The whole planet’s going to blow up, etc anyway. And the Snyderverse version was so glum. Anyway, adding a time traveling human space adventurer might give it a bit of pop. Also, unless the Green Lantern thing manifests out of JL, he would be the first human space type in the DCEU.
  • Red Sparrow is being described as the Black Widow movie Marvel forgot to make. I think it will be much more about sex, manipulation, and murder, and less about fighting proficiency. At least thats how it sounded in pre-production. Still, I love how it looks. The ballet-as-assassin-training thing is certainly peak Widow.
  • An interest concept: AD&D where players, or rather their characters, have to cook and eat their kills. Very, very specific interest there.
  • I love the NAME of Club 33, though I have no interest in going to one. I’m not that kind of wealthy adult Disney person.
  • I’m continually fascinated by the deep economic culture of MMPRPGs or whatever they’re called. Check out this story about a huge double cross with significant real world economic impact, in the EVE community.
  • Similarly, Blizzard is saying that policing the toxic behavior of players in Overwatch is slowing game development. So that’s a thing.
  • I REALLY like the logotype for Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft film. That arrow motif  cutting the lettering in half feels very evocative of both adventure and weird tropical death trappery.

I hope you enjoyed that data dump!

Needs More Tuning Fork – Robots Root 14 July 2017

Look, I try to be optimistic. I like Maximus the Mad and the actor playing him (the most interesting component of the Inhumans storyline in the comics) and I like the Ken Jeung KARNAK probably the most of all of the adapted designs… but the hair. THE HAIR. This header image, though, presents the Inhumans as seen in the show, but as drawn by the artist best associated with the modern Inhumans comic: Jae Lee. Just like Dillon did with Preacher and Jock did with Losers, when the comic artists redraw the characters for adapted continuity, I really enjoy it. So, now you can too!

Thus and therefore, Robot’s Root!

  • This is the best advertising for this sex club… in fact, for all of Australia, I’ve ever seen…
  • Gary Oldman is amazing. That is all.
  • Umbrella Academy is greenlit for a Netflix series. Stoked! I know of the creators, well, tangentially, from over a decade ago, through Terra Major Press.
  • Speaking of Inhumans: Who’s this mystery woman, and does she hold the secrets to somehow saving this show from itself… and that medusa wig?
  • Surprising precisely zero people, Matt Reeves is writing his own Batman script. I had optimism about the last one, but I have more now.
  • Rick and Morty awesome claymation is awesome.
  • Gang of Bad Photoshop Compositing!
  • What’s this? Typhoid Mary (maybe) in Jessica Jones S02? YES PLEASE. I like the crazy girls!*
  • Blade Runner photos. GIMME THIS NOWS
  • Well, Blake Lively has been cast in a female-driven spy vehicle. Time to learn acting…
  • More Black Panther costume radness.
  • A bunch of Gifted minivids featuring the characters. I’m always interested in how they nod to comics imagery while not doing so overtly. Such as the latest Defenders poster, with Danny Rand’s collar being flipped up, evoking his crazy 70s flare collar in the comics, or here, how Jamie Chung’s Blink turns pinking/purple only when using her power.
  • Lastly, something we’ve talked about on the Robot-Kraken Podcast before: the enticing possibility of turning Stark into a supervillain in the MCU. This post goes into a fair amount of detail positing that he will be the MCU’s Doctor Doom, which is a flawed premise, given licensing and other issues, but I still like the idea. I have trouble imagining they would flip their cash cow, but hey. From a narrative standpoint I’d be down.

*apparently, according to dating history, possibly accurate. I know people SAY that. But srs.

 

OK, back to working on the TRDL Sourcebooks…

I Need My Fuchikoma – 13 Feb 2017

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This all looks gangbusters to me, and I’m standing behind my optimism on this project. However, I choose to believe we haven’t seem my beloved FUCHIKOMAs yet because they are keeping something to surprise us in the theatre, not that they aren’t appearing. Because I need them. I NEED THEM. Here’s the new trailer, Kuze and all: link!
Also, note that’s a papercraft up there. You can find it on the supernets. If you are into that sort of thing. With a five year old boy in the house, I am no longer.

Meanwhile:

– This Logan viral is pretty sobering… in one meaning of the term, not the other. link!

– There are now two people on record approving of Jesse Eisenberg’s Luthor: me, and Lawrence Fishburne. And before you say anything, his crack habit was 30 years ago. link!

– The New Mutants film seems to be slinking along in development. More social media notes seemingly to strengthen the rumor that GoT’s Maisie Williams is on board as Wolfsbane… link!

– I don’t know if these are pre-wig Klingons or a new design, but I like it the best of anything we’ve seen before. That external spiny row up the neck and skull is rad. I love the armor too. I still think it’s weird that every species in Star Trek* use such homogeneity in uniform and dress, though. link! *Or NOT STAR TREK, according to Lung

– Everyone except some room of stuffy Disney executives is certain a Black Widow film needs to happen. Come ON u guise. Srsly. link!

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– Ahsoka… I believe Rosario Dawson said she would love to be in SW, or someone made that assertion, or who knows… but it took Bosslogic approximately 0.0003s to get started on a manip. ENDORSED! link!

– Katie Sackhoff is on board for Unknown Origin, a Mars mission disaster recovery story where she is working with a field team of AIs… WHAT COULD GO WRONG… but here you go. Nice pic, too. link!

– Vincent D’Onofrio claims Kingpin won’t be in Defender, Punishers, anything. Depends on if you BELIEVE him, but still. link!

– The Runaways parents have been cast, the only known quantity being Buffy/ANgel alum James Marsters. link!

– Thandie Newton may have joined Han Solo… playing…. Sana Starros? I hope not. Hate that character and plotline thoroughly. Actually, at last blush, I thought Emilia Clarke was rumored to play some variant of that character (cue the protests) but who knows. link!

– The Batman movie rumors keeping flying around like crazed, well, bats, in a well-illuminated space, bashing into each other and howling. First Affleck dropped out of directing (good call) and then there was a supposed page one rewrite happening, sort of corroborated by Affleck’s persistent quotes about script issues being the one reason he would leave) but Terrios wrote the latest draft, who Affleck himself brought on board, and who not only did Argo with him, but did some sort of something on the last few DC movies. Now the new rumor is that WB execs are happy with the script, and that Cloverfield/Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is in the director’s chair. All in like 5 days of rumor flinging and bat injuring. link!

– My man Denis Villaneuve continues to insist he is relying on practical effects for Blade Runner 2049. Keep saying that and we’ll let you live, man. link!

– Finally, I say this only with the caveat that I don’t believe we need a Scarface remake AT ALL… but I read this morning that the Coen Brothers tweaked the script, which makes it 100% more likely to be bearable. Also, I like Diego Luna. But still. Why. link!


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I’m All About that Batou – 2 Feb 2017

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Here’s the GitS trailer you’ve been waiting for. Not entirely positive responses from some quarters, including our own one lung… but overall, this is still happening and I have hopes. I mean, actually there’s only a few new scenes here, but I like that just fine. I don’t want to SEE any more…
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Meanwhile:

– This is an incredibly impressive figure. I love how poseable it is without looking gangly and disjointed. It has really confident, realistic posture. Well done! link!

– Black Manta has been cast in Aquaman: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; Apparently he was a runner-up for Lando… I haven’t seen The Get Down, but I guess he’s watchable? In a giant helmet, even? link!

– Yay: Battlefront II will finally have a single player campaign (of some sort) which I crave, despite having no time to play video games… but I have to wonder how single-player campaigning works in a game built around map combat. link!

– Well, Denis Villeneuve is the latest to be tapped for Dune. For the moment, anyway!link!

– I’m quite curious about Ben Affleck’s stepping down from the director’s chair on Batman. Fallout from his latest effort tanking? Ongoing frustrations about the script (even after bringing in his Argo screenwriter for a pass?) or something else? Lots of what I’ve been reading has been focusing on Affleck, like DC/WB applied pressure on him to step away from the job, but I have to wonder of Affleck is giving himself a little bit of a buffer from the ongoing garbage fire of corporate mishandling of this franchise. link!

– I enjoyed reading Mark Hamill take the high road on the prequels, Jake Lloyd, the press, and Lucas-bashing. But even more, I enjoyed ‘hornswoggled’. link!

– Here’s a teaser clip video for ST: Discovery. I’ll always wish the best for the ST franchise, and will tune in with optimism. But I will admit two things: while I like a lot of what I’m reading about characters, setting, and casting, two things I dislike are the clunky edges to the McQuarrie-based Discovery design, and the use of a predominantly blue uniform. Ah well, they didn’t ask me. link!

– Cloak and Dagger continues production on a weird channel with a weird spin on the characters with weird actors cast. But hey, that’s what they said about Netflix… link!

– Big Trouble in Little China concept art and costume design! link!

– Millie Bobby Brown has been cast in Godzilla. That might be one reason to see it. Might. Keep in mind I really liked the Gareth Edwards (?) film personally… but not really a consensus view.link!


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Wes Anderson Makes Everything Better – 21 Dec 2016

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Today is the dawn of a NEW ERA. Hope returns to the world. Behold: Wes Anderson rambles his way through announcing his next project. YAY! link!

Meanwhile:

– Photos of Blade Runner 2 are continuing to seep into the interwebs, further showing Ryan Gosling suited up and fully immersed in the world and Harrison Ford’s Decker (retired) apparently not requiring a costume at all at this point. At least he took the earring out. link! … I do appreciate the effort they are putting into reminding us that Roger Deacon is on the project, and largely, green screens are not. link!

– Matthew McCoughnehhysysyee notes again that he’d be down to reprise his role as Rust Cole, in True Detective, because OF COURSE HE WOULD. It was solid gold. link!

– Lung and I have been lamenting the further superheroification of Batman’s costume in this pic. It’s not all bad: he has two suits in Justice League: one being the same deal as BVS but with more black, and one being the ‘TACTICAL SUIT” which is code for MORE ARMOR BITS AND RANDOM SEAMS. link!

– Another pic of Katherine Waterston on the set of Alien:Covenant is out, and she looks suitable blanched and stark, as she should for this project (it’s like some sort of before/after companion to how she looked in Inherent Vice. While alive. Anyway, also, James Franco is in it? What? link!

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-This is a feed you can find if you look for it. NOT A WOLF. Kills me.

– Netflix is tripping me out how they are able to have projects in production without people even knowing about them. For example, here’s another one: Travelers. What??? Anyway, i’m on board, i just can’t believe I didn’t know they had time cops or whatever cooking and we didn’t even know. link!

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– Lastly, just in time for the holidays: recreating the more dangerous scenes from Home Alone. We just watched this with the kids. Zoe is the target age and was cackling and rolling around. Matteo was too young and just stared at it and said things like ‘is that ALLOWED?’ (answer: no)… link!


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TIRE FIRES and Other Things – 9 Nov 2016

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WELP.

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ITEM: For those of you watching WESTWORLD (and please tell me you are) this is a great article about the psychological principle referenced in the narrative, regarding the Bicameral Mind.
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ITEM: Here’s a fun list of tidbits gleamed from the Force Awakens commentary track. I love lists like this because I verrrrry rarely listen to the commentaries, but I like reading them.
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ITEM: Big plans for Marvel theme parks overseas. Wow, sounds fun!
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ITEM: You don’t even have to be down with Gundam to enjoy this stop-motion film.
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ITEM: I did NOT see this one coming, as my son is prone to say. The fans of Young Justice have been pining for years now about the abrupt cancellation of the popular series… and now, out of the blue, they announced a third season!
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ITEM: Feige is interesting to listen to (or read about) and I tend to be down with what he talks about. If there’s one area that is particularly gray when it comes to the divide between the MCU and the MCTVU, it’s continuity. We’ve talked about how the shows reference the films, making them enjoyable and feel part of the global MCU picture, but the films never reference the shows directly for several reasons (though Feige has been atypically cagey about, so to speak, Defenders being involved in the upcoming Avengers films) … sometimes events overlap and contradict (I suppose the biggest example is Coulson dying in Avengers and being resuscitated with Kree shit in SHIELD; it isn’t a direct conflict because Coulson hasn’t been referenced in the MCU since, but anyway) but this was an odd one, where Feige talked about the plans for Inhumans now that they were bumped from the immediate film planning schedule… and talked about a TV appearance. We’ve had Inhumans in SHIELD for two seasons now. I think he meant the Inhuman Royal Family.
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ITEM: Amidst the potentially spurious talk recently of execs rumored to be complaining that Affleck’s script for Batman is shit (and he keeps saying it isn’t ready for prime time yet) here’s some rah-rahing from Deathstroke his own self.
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ITEM: Two bits here: one, closer looks at Vulture, showing some internal logic to his design that I don’t hate; and two, part of a long Feige interview, where Keaton is actually confirmed as Vulture, which we have taken as fact for like 6 months.
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ITEM: Rumor has it Kinberg is planning a reboot of the X-franchise for fox, dumping Singer and yet ‘hopeful’ of keeping their top three remaining stars after losing Jackman and Stewart. I’m not opposed to the reboot, though I like the ‘first class’ and ‘apocalypse-specific original x-men’ like Jean Grey and Cyclops… but I AM opposed to retaining those other actors. Let’s just start over, and rethink what makes X-Men work. In fact, how about we just give marvel the keys back again.
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Thats’s all for today. It’s been a difficult week. Let’s look forward to positive things to come, such as Robot-Kraken podcasts and new arts! I had to postpone Doctor Strange due to a family emergency, but I hope to see it this weekend.


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Hookachaka HokkohookaHookachaka 19 Oct 2016

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Lung sent me this poster at like 6am and it was glorious. Interesting that Mantis isn’t on here, but I love everything I see about Yondu’s new cyber-mohawk.
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Plus this sneak peak got me all fired up. Again, Yondu is the standout for me, though I see approximately 33,000 other details I enjoy.
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ITEM: This trailer for Planet Earth II from BBC is amazing. Aside for my love of foxes, it was really emotional to watch it, at least for me personally. I think in my headspace I’m feeling closer to death and have more interest in the diversity of life trying to raise two animals of my own (with two more watching)…
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“I don’t even understand me.”
ITEM: I haven’t gotten around to finishing my Preacher S01 review, but love love love on this blooper reel.
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ITEM: And this isn’t even the HOT one. I tole my buddy a few months ago that if I ate a Creeper I think I would chestburst. But instead of an alien, it would be my wasted opportunities in life. Just blown against the wall.
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ITEM: I know this whole thing was a gag, but as maybe the only Ana Kendrick fan over here, I enjoyed it. PUT DOWN THAT SCHOOLBUS!
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ITEM: Finally, here’s the first look at old man toleyou.
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APE Convention Action and Other Things – 5 Oct 2016

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Kris BAM! and I BOOM! will be at the Alternative Press Expo (APE)  this weekend, October 8-9, 2016 in San Jose, CA. If you are in Silicon Valley, or feel like a fun drive to SJ, come say hi! We will have a bevy of goods and services at the convention, with an emphasis on printed materials. I will have the TRDL Tribute Art book, two Wrongrobot books, and over 200 prints to choose from, along with a host of original art pieces. Come check it out!
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ITEM: After David Ayers was taking all that heat about fan frustration with Suicide Squad, and INSISTED there was no extended or director’s cut and that the feature film was HIS vision, not the (obviously) studio-edited version… the studio promptly released a teaser for… and extended edition. I suspect, like BVS, I’ll like the EE better than the theatrical release. It’s only something like 11 minutes longer, so I doubt it has the rumored major abandoned Joker plot in it, or at least to the extent Leto thought it would be. I’m game, though…
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ITEM: Apparently Peter Quill plays a major role in Infinity War. That GoG are involved is not surprising, and that they would use the standout hero is also not surprising. But anyway, there you are. Maybe!
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ITEM: The first promo material from Wolvie 3 came out this morning, along with a snap of the script. I REALLY like that poster. Says volumes.
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ITEM: While I don’t agree the poster art thus far has been the sucks, I DO agree this is the best one yet. Side note, scroll to the end of the link, that K2SO shot is my current desktop,so let it be known.
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ITEM: Iron Fist is scheduled to be released on March 17, so file those vacation forms.
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ITEM: The Punisher principal photography has begun, if you believe what you read. I still think that, based on the production and release schedules, this isn’t his solo series, but actually shots for his inclusion in Defenders. We’ll see if I’m right! Or, if I’m not, we won’t mention it.
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ITEM: This Silicon Valley lead0in to the Google Keynote the other day was life imitating art imitating life imitating something. Didn’t make me interested in the keynote, but DID make me jones for more SV…
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“It’s interesting. It was a huge hit movie that so many more people went to see than any movie I’ve made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot of editorial negativity — fans went, and I got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as its tone. People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting because that’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book, which I liked and thought was great. I’m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie and it worked out.”
ITEM: Listen, all of the sadfleck memery aside, I think he’s handled the criticism of the film well, without throwing Snyder under the bus, showing how professional a businessman he is. He’s got some major irons in the fire, so he has to keep moving. But I liked the note that it’s his most successful film. Cue Lung pouring an infinite whiskey GIF…
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ITEM: Karen Gillan posted this photo of ‘three Marthas’ from the set of Jumanji. It’s kind of meta. On the one hand, yeah, stunt doubles, but on the other hand, it’s what would happen if people COULD play her in a game. Everyone on the map would be Marthas following each up ladders.
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ITEM: This deleted scene from Apocatole features Beast giving Summers his visor. It’s similar to an earlier scene in the movie, but I liked it for the logic.
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Final Note: as you saw up top, and in any of the art posts I’ve done recently (and actually a good amount of the existing posts, retroactively) I’ve moved to an 800 pixel standard for art related happenings. I have yet to modify the containers for the blog and forum, but soon. In the meantime…

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