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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.

Why are they Looking at Harley Changing Dunno -11 April 2016

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The new SS trailer, which I again told myself I wouldn’t watch and then immediately watched, gives a good deal more dialog and a few new story beats. I like everything I’m seeng and hearing. After Civil War and Preacher, this next in my hotlist. Speaking of hotlist… that Harley though…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPu1qUM3voM

In other news…

Related, Ayers tweeted an amusing takedown on the ‘comedic reshoots’ thing…
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/6 … s#/slide/1

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Old school RPG joke!

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PREACHER I CANT EVEN.
I was watching the sneak clip they released today (love the S curve) and was just so down. I still am thrilled that two of the best actors from Misfits are in this.
http://www.amc.com/shows/preacher/video … s-premiere

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Supposedly we’ll know casting and director assignments on Captain Marvel this summer or thereabouts. Cross fingers…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/well-find-out-wh … 1770273297

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Kris brought this up in our last Robot-Kraken podcast, but Sister of the Snake Jessica Henwick has been cast as Colleen Wing in the new Iron Fist series. Most excellent. Especially not blonde.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/01/ir … ca-henwick

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Rumored for a few months, Cinemax admits officially that Rogen and co. are developing The Boys for the premium channel. I hope they go ALL IN on this one. Anything less than that will feel like a pale impersonation of what the comic maybe sounds like if someone were to tell your grandmother about it or something. Same issue with the Nemesis project, and I suppose what apparently plagues Powers.
http://www.newsarama.com/28715-report-t … nemax.html

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I am less enthused about the producer of Chuck developing a US version of Misfits. I don’t see how they’re going to get there from here.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-us-remake-of … 1769836999

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Here’s an idea: disguise a handgun as a Nintendo pistol. What could go wrong. Way to illustrate how seriously you take firearm handling.
http://mashable.com/2016/04/09/glock-ni … JEArFteiqa

So, another podcast will be recorded tonight, but assuming we survive it, see you here tomorrow for more news dorkery.


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