Rowling just killed that Potter encyclopedia we were waiting for

Rowling just killed that Potter encylcopedia we were waiting forBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Even before the Harry Potter novels were finished, J. K. Rowling was teasing us with the idea of an encyclopedia detailing all the magical ins and outs of the Wizarding World. She always said the book would take a while, but now it seems she could be abandoning the idea entirely. Why?

Last we heard about the encyclopedia, it was one of those things Rowling would get done somewhere down the road, with all the proceeds going to charity. But a new update to the FAQ section on Rowling’s official site seems to put those plans in serious jeopardy.
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How Doctor Who influenced this new iteration of James Bond

Doctor Who influences 007By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

As far as long-running British pop-culture franchises go, Doctor Who and James Bond are almost twins: The Bond films launched a year before the first Who season. So it sorta makes sense that, for the most recent 007 flick, the director is turning to Who for inspiration.

Director Sam Mendes, who’s calling the shots on Daniel Craig’s third outing as Bond, Skyfall, is a Brit with some experience in geekery—aside from shooting the Oscar-winning American Beauty, he also made the comic adaptation Road to Perdition and was developing Vertigo’s Preacher for a good long while. Continue reading “How Doctor Who influenced this new iteration of James Bond” »

Why Damon Lindelof feels ‘the world has not seen the end of Lost’

Could we see more LOST???By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

It’s been almost two year since Lost left us after six hugely successful seasons and one thoroughly divisive ending. Co-creator and co-showrunner Damon Lindelof has moved on to even bigger projects, including Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, but he’s not convinced the show is gone for good, even if he’s not the one who’ll bring it back.

Speaking this week at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit, Lindelof talked about his Twitter account and again made his case for why Prometheus isn’t a prequel to Alien. Then Lost came up, and Lindelof said he’s fairly certain we’re destined to see more of that island someday. Continue reading “Why Damon Lindelof feels ‘the world has not seen the end of Lost’” »

Is Disneyland Paris launching its own Star Wars Land in 2015?

DisneyLand France getting it's own
By Jeff Sray, Source: Blastr.com

Toss that red flag for a “No Fair” foul! Rumors swirling around the Mouse House tell us the French are getting their very own Star Wars world in the next five years. Really? Before us?! Makes you almost want to boycott cheese. Continue reading “Is Disneyland Paris launching its own Star Wars Land in 2015?” »

CONFIRMED: Benedict Cumberbatch is [redacted] in Star Trek 2!

Star Trek 2 villian is.....By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com

After months of endless speculation, we finally know which super baddie British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. Are you guys ready for some major squeeing (or some cursing)?

Just to make sure: SPOILERS ahead!

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Millar on how close Kick-Ass 2 (and 3?!) will be to the comics

Kick-Ass 2 & 3 is in the worksBy Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

The sequel to the awesome poor man’s superhero flick Kick-Ass is finally gaining some momentum, and writer Mark Millar has opened up about what he has in store for part two, and beyond.

For fans of the comics, Millar told New Empress Magazine the plan for Kick-Ass 2 shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, as he prides himself on staying close to the comic canon. Continue reading “Millar on how close Kick-Ass 2 (and 3?!) will be to the comics” »

Feisty Stan Lee doesn’t know why Jack Kirby needs Avengers credit

Oh Stan, Dissing Jack all these years laterBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Most of the time Stan Lee is Smilin’ Stan, the energetic, happy-go-lucky face of Marvel Comics who’s been lauding the joy of comic books for five decades now. But there are things that get him grumpy, and apparently one of those things is asking him why his former partner and Avengers co-creator Jack Kirby’s name doesn’t appear in the credits for Marvel’s The Avengers. Continue reading “Feisty Stan Lee doesn’t know why Jack Kirby needs Avengers credit” »

If Fox says no, could Fringe move to The CW for season 5?

Fringe to the CW, maybe?By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

While we wait with bated breath to learn whether Fox will bring the beloved sci-fi drama Fringe back for a fifth season, there’s a new rumor that the show could potentially find second life in an admittedly unlikely place.

We already know the producers have a comic book contingency plan if Fox pulls the plug, TV Guide’s guru Matt Roush has now raised the question of how likely it could be for the show to move to another network. Namely, The CW. Continue reading “If Fox says no, could Fringe move to The CW for season 5?” »

Look who’s writing Spider-Man 2 (Hint: they also wrote Star Trek)

Spiderman 2 already has a writing team, before first movie comes outBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Yes, we’re still months away from the release of Marc Webb’s Webslinger reboot, but apparently things like box-office performance and audience response aren’t all that important: Sony’s plunging ahead with a sequel and they’re spending a fortune on a pair of writers they hope can deliver.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have yet to hit a single red carpet for Amazing Spider-Man, but the studio has already hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to whip the sequel into shape. Continue reading “Look who’s writing Spider-Man 2 (Hint: they also wrote Star Trek)” »

DC’s alien bounty hunter Lobo is finally getting the big-screen greenlight

Are we ready for a big screen Lobo? God Help us allBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard any news about Warner Bros.’ attempt to bring intergalactic badass Lobo to the silver screen—and the last update, which involved then-director Guy Ritchie bailing so he could shoot the Sherlock Holmes sequel, wasn’t great. But with a new director, things are picking up steam.

Brad Peyton, who most recently directed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, just got the nod from producer Joel Silver to rewrite and direct Lobo, based on the character created by Keith Giffen and Roger Slifer back in 1983. Continue reading “DC’s alien bounty hunter Lobo is finally getting the big-screen greenlight” »