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Where Are You Now? – Robots Root 8 Aug 2018

Ruby Rose’s casting as Batwoman was of the most interest to me in the recent news cycle. I alternate between liking her and being cool on her… but I think she has chops and edge, and I like the LGBTQ element, even if it’s pandering to some. I guess it goes both ways though: casting a straight actor in a hugely prominent non-straight role is equally controversial, as we have seen before many, many times. I’m all for it. My one concern, and this is somewhat like how I felt when Gal Gadot was first cast as Wonder Woman: Rose is very, very wiry. They’ll make it work, but it’s going to be interesting. I just hope it’s not about burying her in armor. Bury her in a good wig!

 

Beyond the deepest of deeps, something emerges:

  • Endlessly pairing Star Wars characters together to rationalize a lineage for Rey is pretty boring stuff, and while I get the symmetry in having Rey’s folks be Q’ira and Han, MEH I says. What about Bossk? Lobot? Give me something more interesting, if they have to be anyone at all. Fuck it. IG-88!
  • When I first read possible news of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars series being set on Mandalore, I was B O R E D… but then I read that it would be post-Empire Mandalore, which becomes much more interesting. Maybe? $100M interesting, anyway.
  • In the ongoing fiction that Infinity War’s stakes mean something, Maria Hill and Nick Fury will appear in the next Spder-Man film. Sure, it could be flashbacks. Or whatever. Just show me a good film!
  • Well, Bruce Willis, man of a million low budget projects, WAS to star in a Moviepass feature film. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. uh.
  • I was never convinced by this project. However, I held out slim hope that they’d somehow make it batshit crazy and therefore entertaining. Hiatus doesn’t mean dead, but they JUST cast the female lead and had a director on board. I smell a script problem.
  • This isn’t quite the LEGO BATMAN R/C car I was envisioning, but I’m still in favor. Go to hell, doggo!
  • My daughter will be interested in this.

A Cape Story – Robot’s Root 7 Feb 2018

The full trailer for Solo is looking really good. I was talking to Lung about this: I really hope they discouraged the actors from trying to do impressions of the older actors we know so well, and just focused on the character and, at most, mannerisms. The picture perfect Ewan McGregor Obi Wan didn’t do our expectations any justice. I really want this film to be more about mining a new story and less about mimicry. I’m super in.

  • Jumanji 2 is happening. And spoiler alert for an upcoming episode of Robot-Kraken: that’s a GOOD thing.
  • Here’s a first look at Rukia from the live-action Bleach film. Which reminds me, here’s a super sweet art print you might like:

OK it’s my last night in Indonesia, so I’s signing off to do more work. See you on the other side!

Does James Bond Dance? – Robot’s Root 160529

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So much Bond speculation over the past week! First, it was that Gillian Anderson’s mockup Bond poster was being taken seriously. Then it was that Tom Hiddleston was in serious talks to take over (and boy, can he dance)… and then it was that outlier Jamie Bell was also in talks. Lastly, today, it’s that Night Manager director Susanne Bier might join Hiddleston on the next film, replacing Sam Mendes. All indications are that Night Manager is excellent and it’s certainly easy to imagine Hiddleston in the role (as a suave, intelligent, less physical Bond) though Bell has charisma and is certainly fit (the ears, tho) but maybe the most interesting point would be a female Bond director for the first time ever… on a franchise well known for either exploiting women or overcompensating half-heartedly about exploiting women.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-05- … sam-mendes
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/05/27/ … or-bond-25
http://geektyrant.com/news/the-next-jam … jamie-bell

In other news:

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– I’ve never really seen much of Rosa Salazar, but she looks the part for Battle Angel… in so much as she’s pretty, has a neck, and is ready to be fetishized by slo-mo.
http://geektyrant.com/news/rosa-salazar … -rodriguez

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– Another awesome piece from Chris Weston, this time De Hard. I love the aspect ratio and glass detailing. It’s inspired to say the least…

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– It sounds like Westworld is back on for Fall 2016 after all. SUCH GOOD NEWS, I choose to believe.
http://www.slashfilm.com/westworld-premiere-fall-2016/

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– Bosslogic created a manip of Steve Rogers as a full-on HYDRA supersoldier, in response to Marvel’s latest over-hyped controversy. I’d ditch the H but otherwise this is so good I actually WANT it as a film now. The texture is awesome. I’ve added it to my to-draw queue, in fact.
https://twitter.com/Bosslogic/status/736071199441068032

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– Apparently Jeff Bridges has joined the cast of Kingsman 2… great quote!
http://comicbook.com/2016/05/28/jeff-br … en-circle/

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– Nice write-up on Axel Alonso, whose name we butchered on a recent Robot-Kraken podcast… I agree he’s done pretty great things as EIC, as far as reachinga younger demographic today goes… diversity, reinvigorated products, differentiation in the marketplace to some degree, general interest…
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 … -war-x-men

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– This is, I sincerely hope, unfounded rumor. I can’t have ‘troubled Rogue One production’ in my life. AT ALL. It is a blessed diamond.
http://geektyrant.com/news/uh-oh-disney … wars-story

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– Comixology just launched an all you can read sub model, mirroring Marvel Unlimited. I’m actually intrigued because there are some third party properties I’ve fallen dangerously behind on, ending in a preposition. I’m looking at you, Dark Horse BPRD and Hellboy…
https://www.comixology.com/unlimited?re … 2Fyb3VzZWw

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– This is nice to read, if nothing else. It adds slightly more practical reality to the idea of netflix absorbing Agent Carter in the future. When the star says she’s down with asymmetrical shooting schedules…
http://geektyrant.com/news/hayley-atwel … n-3-happen

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– Finally, dig these Pokemon Gundam builds. REALLY gorgeous execution on a clever premise.
http://geektyrant.com/news/incredibly-s … am-figures

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Stay tuned for our next episode of the Robot-Kraken podcast in the next few days! Tell your friends. On iTunes. In the form of gloriously glorious reviews. Thxxxxxx


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Alternate Universe Puddins and other things 7 Mar 2016

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This morning I woke up to an earthquake. Well, I thought it was. It turns out there was a global implosion of Harley fans reading these comments from Margot Robbie that they tried a million different Harley costumes before settling on the SS version, meaning those costumes exist, Margot Robbie slinked into them, and somewhere, somehow, there’s a multiversal world where she wore the Jester costume, or the Arkham one, or what have you.
[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/347199452496834467/ above]
http://geektyrant.com/news/harley-quinn … cide-squad
It’s like reading that that there were ‘dozens of alternate Slave Leia looks tried out, not only in New Hope but on Natalie Portman and Daisy Ridley too.

In OTHER news:

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1. Tiger Competition: Zendaya is interesting looking enough (don’t know how well she acts) and it’s nice that she’s not just another white actress… but best of all, it’s nice to see them casting for a NEW character, not just the same one over and over again.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-and-sonys … 1763316872

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2. Not Enough Girls In it for Ryker’s Fantasy: Star Trek: Enterprise was JUST A HOLODECK exercise. HAHAHA. I love it.
http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/04/It- … k-Program/

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3. BB-CAT Doesn’t Roll When You Command it to: This will never get old for me. NEVER EVER.
http://tumblr.tastefullyoffensive.com/p … oLLDfkrKM9

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4. No Superlatives: These snaps from an old Star Wars (gaming) writing bible were interesting to me. Sure, it could be argued that SW E7 broke most of these rules. But I liked them in general as great guidelines towards worldbuilding in general. Especially this one.
http://geektyrant.com/news/george-lucas … tyle-guide

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5. Slotheriffic: Some great concepting and behind the scenes production stuff from Zootopia, which I hear is excellent…
http://www.theconceptartblog.com/2016/0 … ry-loftis/

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6. Ghostapus! NEW GHOST OCTOPUS found. HA. I guess I am the target market, because this was sent to me by like six different friends.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireSt … i-37417848

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7. DeathTole Remake? Oh Bruce. You might as well just make Hudson Hawk 2 at this point.
http://movieweb.com/death-wish-remake-bruce-willis/

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8. Deadly at VERY SLOW ATTACK SPEEDS: The Slotheraptor is my new everything.
http://thesometimers.deviantart.com/art … -593248540

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9. At Least His Story Checks Out: But this is my other everything.
http://gawker.com/high-elf-high-on-acid … 1579493237

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10. J Jonah Mountthecurb: JK Simmons is… Commissioner Gordon in Justice League… which seems to answer the unasked, pre-question that everyone has assumed from the 2.5 years of Batman V Superman development.
http://geektyrant.com/news/jk-simmons-c … ice-league


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