Monthly Archives: February 2014

Heroes to return in 2015

Break out the Wendy & Lisa, Heroes is coming back. Yes, really. During the Olympics last Saturday NBC showed the above teaser with the Heroes logo and “Heroes Reborn” on the bottom. I happened to be watching and immediately googled it, but nothing came up until a few minutes later on Variety (and then it was everywhere, you’ve probably seen it somewhere already). Thankfully, it will be the original creator working on the new series:

Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept.

I really liked Heroes, season 1 and maybe 2 are included in my all time favorites. However, I do agree that it really went downhill after the second season (during the second season?). I agree with this person, who says that it is a good idea to revive Heroes:

What’s been forgotten is how exciting Heroes was in that first year, and how ahead of its time the series was—especially if you consider the rash of superhero concepts currently being developed for the small screen in the wake of Marvel Studios’ dominance at the box office. Reviving Heroes make a lot of sense for NBC beyond any nostalgia element, if only because it’s a superhero franchise that mainstream audiences are familiar with that NBC already owns outright. Why not try to bring it back right now?

The new stuff is going to be a 13-episode miniseries also combined with a digital series. It will feature new characters but, as NBC says, “we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

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^HBO has released 18 new character posters for Game of Thrones season 4 (winteriscoming.net)

-HBO has released two very short teasers for season 4: House Stark and Dany’s dragons (winteriscoming.net)

Gravity, which was released on DVD yesterday, has been beamed to the International Space Station (space.com)

And speaking of Gravity, it and The Desolation of Smaug both have tied for the most Saturn Awards nominations (from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. I wish this would be televised. Sigh.) (variety)

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^more pictures of Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ohnotheydidnt)

And details on the new Marvel Netflix series that will include 60 hour long episodes (ohnotheydidnt)

-More changes at Netflix: Disappearing soon and new in March 2014 (allyourscreens.com, streamersworld.com)

A few new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past (the Mary Sue)

POTD:

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Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron, 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o at the SAG awards.

 

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^ New poster for Guardians of the Galaxy. I find it hilarious that the tagline is actually “you’re welcome.” (as usual click for large)

Opening today:

The new Fantastic Four cast has been revealed. I don’t know how I feel about this. (variety)

Matthew McConaughey talks Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (total film)

Marvel maybe doing a Black Widow solo movie? It’s looking more like a ‘yes.’ (variety)

^Hear Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon in this Guardians of the Galaxy featurette, more on the other characters here (ohnotheydidnt)

Kind of spoilery new image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (total film)

Sherry Stringfield of E.R. fame will join Under The Dome (cinemablend)

There’s going to be a Lego Movie sequel, set for 2017 (variety)

The website for X-Men: Days of Future Past has launched with a lot of new character pics/bios (this is also our POTD) (The Mary Sue)

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^5 things you may have missed in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, such as Karen Gillan’s villain Nebula, seen here (cinemablend)

Also some GOTG plot details and infographics here (ohnotheydidnt)

Marvel releases full cast and shooting locations for Avengers 2 (cosmic book news)

-Here’s an interesting piece of news: Jada Pinkett smith to play “a sadistic gangster with street smarts and a short temper” on Fox’s Gotham this fall (variety)

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^The Mary Sue took a bunch of pictures of toys at Toy Fair 2014, see them all here (including the above Buffy bobbleheads) (The Mary Sue)

Full list of Oscar performers and presenters (buzzsugar)

Some details on the two Avatar sequels (cinemablend)

Info on several fall tv pilots (io9)

picture of the day (is actually a gif):

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First trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy

As promised, here’s the trailer that premiered on Jimmy Kimmel. If this is the first time you’ve heard of this, you can see the synopsis and more here (I have mentioned it a lot here).

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^ new trailer for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, airing May 11th (I’m so excited for this).

List of today’s DVD releases, including Game of Thrones season 3

Alfonso Cuaron did a reddit AMA (ask me anything), here are some things he said (/film)

35 nerdy cards to add to your Cards Against Humanity deck (buzzfeed)

Will there be a Pushing Daisies movie and musical? (digitalspy)

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^HBO commissioned chalk art of the wall from Game of Thrones (winteriscoming.net)

A couple Game of Thrones stars talk about filming and season 4 (the Mary Sue)

-Some BAFTA award winners (BBC America)

-For the fashion-minded, Black Milk clothing is teasing a new Game of Thrones line. I personally love their Harry Potter line, and they recently added a Batman line. It’s pricey, though. (the Mary Sue)

Here’s everything we know about American Horror Story season 4 (buzzsugar)

Wow, a lot of GoT stuff today. And a reminder that the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer premieres tonight on Jimmy Kimmel. I’ll have it here shortly after it airs.

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New images from Guardians of The Galaxy

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Here we have the whole crew. from left to right: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).

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A spaceship called the Milano.

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Chris Pratt as Peter Quill.

The first trailer will be in theaters this Friday but will premiere first on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.

From this article:

The scenario almost sounds like the start of a sci-fi joke: A child of the 1980s, the deadliest woman in the galaxy, a tattooed green warrior, a talking raccoon and a sentient alien tree walk into an intergalactic prison.

Instead, it’s the start of a new space saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, due Aug. 1 from Marvel Studios. Directed by James Gunn, the film is based on the cult comic book and continues to explore theMarvel Cinematic Universe of the Iron Man andAvengers films but in an entirely different way.

I’ve said it before, I don’t know how well this will do. It will be interesting to see.

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^new trailer for Transcendence  Looks interesting. It’s nice to see Johnny Depp in a non-Burton non-Disney movie. Also Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. This is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who has been Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer for years. New poster at the link too. (ohnotheydidnt)

Fox’s Gotham casts Alfred, The Penguin and more (tvguide)

The Avengers: Age of Ultron started shooting yesterday in South Africa. It’s supposedly the opening scene(s) that are being shot in Johannesburg, but they don’t have any of the major stars there yet.(screenrant)

Shirley Temple has died at 85 (tvguide)

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^Pacific Rim valentines (unrealitymag)

Marvel’s Kevin Feige on Black Widow’s role in the Avengers 2, an eventual solo movie (comicbookmovie.com)

Listen to the soundtrack for vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive  (ohnotheydidnt)

Also clips from Only Lovers Left Alive (ohnotheydidnt)

picture of the day:

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The Mona Khalisa via unrealitymag

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^ new 15 minute Game of Thrones season 4 preview (wow, Drogon is not small anymore; see bottom of post)

The O.C.’s Ben McKenzie will play young commissioner Gordon on Fox’s Gotham (io9)

Percy Jackson is being made into a musical (why, I don’t know) (ohnotheydidnt)

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^ First look at Jamie Alexander on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (tvguide)

watch the whole Thor 2 gag reel before it’s released on DVD (screencrush)

Emmy Rossum, Kate mara and more screen test for Fantastic Four reboot (comingsoon.net)

Tom Hiddleston on Top Gear (ohnotheydidnt)

new feature: Picture of the day:

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Drogon! Yes I do believe that is a person there on the ground, for size comparison.

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17 new images from Game of Thrones season 4 (ohnotheydidnt)

Snowpiercer director’s cut coming to U.S in limited release (there has been a lot of controversy surrounding it because Harvey Weinstein wanted to cut it by 20 minutes. It looks really good) (the playlist)

First pics of Tom Hiddleston on Top Gear (radiotimes)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are reuniting on Ithaca (moviefone)

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^ 4 new X-Men: Days of Future Past stills (empire)

-And speaking of DOFP, Rogue actually hasn’t been cut out entirely. Brian Singer tells Empire magazine “It does not mean that we won’t see her in the film. Also, I hope to make the sequence [the scene that was cut] available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family.”

Thor 3 confirmed, gets writers (deadline)

Paul Bettany will be playing The Vision in addition to JARVIS in Avengers 2 (hurm, what does this mean?) (ohnotheydidnt)

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