*Obligatory Thanksgiving post*
Aside from being thankful for the usual “friends, family and health”, I am also thankful for all of you magnificent people who follow this blog regularly, stumble across it (via Google) and my friends who follow and support my blog even though you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about 95% of the time. Creating this blog allowed me to meet so many other great people, mainly on twitter (follow me @girl_gone_geek! #shamelessplug) and it has been a blast! And of course how could I not be grateful for the existence of the awesome geekery which are so near and dear to my heart like Video Games, Anime, Comics, Literature, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Zombies and more!
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and to all of you non-Americans Happy November 25th!
Krugen reimagined 8 classic Disney Princesses into superheroes and we are eternally grateful. I wish they would make a comic book series or cartoon series about some of these princess heroines! Check out her DeviantArt page.
I’m not sure how Marvel Studios finds the time but they have are the beginning stages of yet another new project! Runaways is set to be released Summer of 2012. They are scheduled to start production on March of 2011 in LA, just a month after The Avengers begins shooting. The casting rumors haven’t began yet but Peter Scollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is signed on to direct.
“Debuting in 2003 from creators Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways is an award-winning comic series which follows the story of a group of six teenagers who learn that their parents are super-villains. Together they gather weapons and run away to learn more about themselves and the powers they have, using them for good. (Screen Rant)”
I haven’t read Runaways, but as we all know comic book movies are either hit or miss so we’ll just have to wait see as the production progresses. But if it does well, who knows we might see more Runaways films, TV shows, etcetera, etcetera.
[Source Screen Rant]
The creator of Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, told the UK station Radio 5 that because of strong Kick-Ass DVD sales the sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, is officially has the green light.
Recently Millar spoke to MTV about the sequel:
“‘Kick-Ass 2’ follows immediately after ‘Kick-Ass’. You see how Dave has inspired people to become amateur superheroes, Red Mist has inspired people in the sequel to become amateur supervillains. So what we have is two rival gangs of super characters getting together in New York.
We go straight into what’s happened with Dave and Hit-Girl as well, picking up from where they left off in the last story. Hit-Girl has now been adopted by someone who’s saying that she’s not allowed to kill people anymore, she can’t be Hit-Girl anymore[…]
We’re probably about nine months away from production starting, at the earliest, because Matthew [Vaughn]’s got to do ‘X-Men: First Class. Matthew just wants to get ‘X-Men’ done next year then hopefully we’ll just go straight into ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ that’s the plan.”
Millar also commented on the need for a quick turnaround for Kick-Ass 2 so the cast doesn’t outgrow their parts. Particularly the scene-stealing, foul mouth, kicking ass and taking names Hit Girl. Since the sequel continues right after the previous film, they don’t want Chloe Moretz looking more like a teenager and less like a 10-year-old.
Its release date is still up in the air, but if they stick to schedule it should come out sometime in 2012, you know if the world doesn’t end and all that stuff… :)
[Source Screen Rant MTV]