Monday, July 8, 2013

From [more] hints from Bryan Singer to Vintage magic show posters - this post has it all!

  • A call to the Maximoff  family home! - A couple weeks ago, director Bryan Singer mentioned that Pietro Maximoff, who is also known to those who read the X-Men comics as Quicksilver [who will be played by none other than Evan Peters!], will be thrown into the mix in his upcoming X-Men comic to movie adaptation- 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'. Of course, this naturally caught the attentions of fans everywhere who began to wonder & some even questioned Mr Singer [over Twitter, and other social networks] himself if Pietro's sister Wanda Maximoff, who is more known as being The Scarlet Witch in the comics, would also appear in the movie. Now although it's not an 'official' announcement mentioning Wanda in the movie, Bryan Singer posted this hint on Twitter hopefully at the very least hinting at The Scarlet Witch we all know and love; [see the post below] 
[Could this possibly mean we'll get to maybe even see a younger version of The Scarlet Witch as we see into the Maximoff home?]


Ray Parks says he wants to come back to Star Wars - That's right! you read that correctly, Ray Parks, who played the ever popular Sith Lord known as Darth Maul [who we all know met an unfortunate death at the end of 'The Phantom Menace'.] has claimed he wants to return to the Star Wars series! -to quote him directly- "Just give me food and water, and I’m there.” But the real question is can it actually happen? I mean, technically I can't see why he couldn't just come back; I mean Maul as a character has appeared multiple times in Star Wars comics both before he died [back in Episode 1] & even long after he was dead. To further prove that it's possible for him to return, Darth Maul was featured in an episode of the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. [as a half robotic spider looking creature- as seen below]

  Ray Parks says it's just that he wants his dual-bladed Lightsaber back, but [as he says] "with something a little bit spicy.” Park also says that he’d like to go shirtless for a reprising role [assuming he gets his wish], in order to show off some more of Maul’s elaborate red and black body art.

 ['patience, my Apprentice.. your time will come']
  • Have a look at some vintage magician artwork! - If there's one thing that I find interesting, it's old photos and/or vintage movie posters. Courtesy of The Christian Fechner Collection, there is a book which is has a collection of amazingly creepy looking art used by magicians back in the day to promote their shows. The following art pieces come from an art book called 'Magic: 1400s-1950s'. Naturally, now that I've seen this; I need to find this book- and show it off at any time I get a chance. Below, I have included the description of the book, and then a few [I couldn't fit all of them, if I even wanted to!] of the photos which are actually included in the book;
    "Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility—whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand. Long before science fiction, virtual realities, video games and the internet, the craft of magic was the most powerful fantasy world man had ever known. As the pioneers of special effects throughout history, magicians have never ceased to mystify us by making the impossible possible. This book celebrates more than 500 years of the dazzling visual culture of the world’s greatest magicians. Featuring more than 1,000 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio among others, The Big Book of Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magician’s craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century’s Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century’s vaudevillians."





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