BRUCE CAMPBELL IS COMING TO OTTAWA'S COMIC-CON MAY 2014!
GROOVY, BABY! This is easily my favorite news right now. Being a Canadian, our comic-cons [at least Ottawa's] usually attract guests from older 'geekery'. [the last time I went- 2 years ago- we got Lou Ferrigno and Patrick Stewart] But that doesn't stop us from going! The one thing I regret from my first comic-con was that same 2 years ago: due to the insanely long line up, I missed out on meeting Elvira. [that's like a horror fan's wet dream!] BUT this year, we're getting someone that I can't help but squeal at the idea of! We're getting Bruce Campbell, The King himself, and I'm fucking stoked! I will be booking that weekend off and I promise that I will be getting a picture with him! [and of course, it will be posted here! COME'ON AND GET HERE ALREADY MAY 2014!]
MARVEL'S X-MEN APOCALYPSE ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR THE BIG SCREEN?
Feels kinda fast, doesn't it? However, when it was announced on Tuesday that 20th Century Fox would be releasing [yet] another X-Men film even with next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past not even released yet! Naturally, it came as a shock to a lot of comic book fans [myself included!] and it has been reported that it'll be called X-Men: Apocalypse. Where does Apocalypse fit in the [already fucked up] X-Men film story line? One of my more favorite nerd websites; Bleeding Cool, seems to think it has the answer.. According to Bleeding Cool [link here], X-Men: Apocalypse will have:
Being as Apocalypse has his own comic book arc called 'Age of Apocalypse'; I'm safely assuming that this one won't be the last. X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to be in theaters 2016.“a clear narrative thread that will string the two pictures together, and the character of Apocalypse is a good part of how this will work.”
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN2 GOT IT'S FIRST TRAILER
This was a long time coming. From small hints at the plot, to screen shots that made no sense. Naturally, a trailer was what we needed to clear at least a little bit of our confusion. [hell, I made a post here wondering if we really did see a Green Goblin screenshot] I'm super stoked for this sequel, cause it's finally getting the story right! At one point in the trailer, there's even hints at the Sinister Six [seen below]. If you haven't seen the trailer, then stop reading this, and click here!
[Could those be Vulture's wings on the left, and are those Doctor Octopus's 'arms' on the right?]
REMEMBER HOW BAD LEGION WAS? IT'S GETTING IT'S OWN SHOW TITLED 'DOMINION'
[I wish I could say I was joking.]
If you're anything like me, you expected big things from the 2010 movie Legion. It was a film about the end of the world [isn't everything now a days?] and pitted demons against angels. It even had Doug Jones as a crazy Ice Cream Man- I mean, that's pretty fucking hardcore, right? except it wasn't. It was brutal to watch: with terrible acting, and terrible character development, I can't believe I actually finished the movie. Worst of all, the ending. Oh God, the ending.. [excuse the short rant]SPOILER; what do you mean the angels/demons just 'talk their differences out'?! Sorry, I'm glad that's off my chest. However, even though the movie was just plain bad [and I mean that as lightly as humanly possible], it seems Syfy has green lit a reboot as a TV show, which is going to be called“Dominion” which is supposedly going to be based on the awful 2010 film.The only thing confirmed so far is the show is set in the futuristic year 25 A.E. and revolves around battles between good and evil angels in what used to be Las Vegas. If we're lucky, the show may be half-decent..half.
REMEMBER THOSE SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK BOOKS? LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU!
Oh childhood memories. I remember these books well- I'm trying to find copies of them in fact- [bonus points to someone who can help me out!] If you had your hands on these when I was younger, you were considered one of the brave kids. These stories revolved around all sorts of scary shit; from spiders crawling out of a boil on someone's face, to a clown who used a cleaver on kids who didn't laugh at his jokes; these books were fucking terrifying.. It was a wonder these were in children's libraries at school! [I remember seeing them mainly in the Scholastic Book Orders in grade4 and up.] But what if I was to tell you that the writers of some of the SAW films are writing a script to making a movie out of these books? Pretty fucking hardcore, right? Apparently the news became confirmed when a pitch from SAW, Piranha 3DD, Pacific Rim and Feast writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan were part of a competitive bidding for the project to make this book series into a film. So far, all they've said is that the film will be “about a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life." Stephen Gammell [who did the artwork for these books], I don't know where you are, or what you're up to now a days; but know that your art successfully scared the fuck out of me as a kid. I applaud you for that, since that's clearly what you intended to do, and it fucking worked!
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