Friday Con Schedule

So pretty much directly after I wrote the previous article for my Thursday schedule Comic Con released the Friday schedule and therefore the planning had to begin. For my final day at The Con (have to leave Friday night because of work on Saturday, so lame) there are some great panels that are going to appear, but if I do it right here’s what will be in store for me.

Friday

Let's face it because of these women I may not make it to any panel.

Community: School Is Back In Session – 10:00-11:00

With most of the actors there this panel is sure to at least be entertaining. The new writers are rumored to be there, but not confirmed so the Q&A about Community’s 4th season may be a little lackluster. There’s been a lot of changes to the making of this show and it’s going to be interesting to see if they even address it. I’m going to probably have to cut out a bit early of this one to catch…

Adult Swim: The Venture Bros – 11:00-12:00

I’m mostly hoping for some give outs here because I’ll take Venture merch anyday. Love the show and with the voice of Dr. Venture and the show’s two creators it could be worth it. If I have to bail on a panel today though it’ll probably be this one.

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Thursday At Comic Con

The schedule was released late afternoon yesterday for preview night on Wednesday and the first full day on Thursday. I can attend until late Friday night so these are definitely my main days to fully enjoy my first Comic Con experience. Luckily I have some veterans with my so I’m not too overwhelmed and just follow around hot cosplayers all day.

Wednesday

Apparently this is a good night to go to, but all I see is previews for five TV shows that are releasing soon, 2 of which I’m interested in. Arrow, a show about Green Arrow, is definitely the most interesting to me. The CW is attempting this hero series which I’m very on the fence about, so hopefully this preview helps push me one way or the next. Also being discussed is Revolution, a post apocalyptic series from Bad Robot Productions (JJ Abrams), Jon Favreau, and Supernatural’s Eric Kripke. I can only hope for a Fallout type production here, but maybe I should lower my expectations. Being aired on NBC this fall I will for sure be updating the nerdosphere on this possible gem.

Thursday

So this will be my hopeful schedule for Thursday at The Con. If it’s anything like my experience at Wondercon though I’ll get distracted and at least miss one of these by the main floor and all it’s goodies.

Battlestar: So Say We All – 10:30-11:30

If Jon isn’t able to make this panel than it definitely won’t be as good because I think he’d give a shot at the Q&A and really provide some entertainment here. However with BSG being one of my favorite series of all time this reunion of actors and writers has me bleeding Toaster chrome.

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First Look At Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent

In this different take on Sleeping Beauty, Jolie will be taking on the role of the ‘Mistress of all Evil’. Here’s some more information about this adaptation:

Burbank, CA (June 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on “Maleficent,” starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.

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Monsters Inc Sequel…Yoga Party!

Your favorite Monsters are back! (Monsters, not Monstars because that’s completely different) The sequel to Monsters Inc. is taking us to college where we learn how they really honed their scaring skills. Now as much as I’d like to see an Animal House/Monsters Inc crossover I don’t think we’ll get it, but this still has some great potential.

Dark Knight Returns Animated First Look

Buckaroo Banzai Is…Batman

So this news is pretty much for one person alone and that is Jeff Budd of course. Maybe I should just post it on your wall Jeff, but eh you’ll see it here. For everyone else not named Jeff Budd then enjoy this news about Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ becoming an animated film which Batman is voiced by Buckaroo Banzai himself, Peter Weller. I just want Perfect Tommy to be in it too, but I refuse for him to be Robin and Two-Face doesn’t exactly fit the bill looks wise. Guess I can’t win ‘em all. Here’s the release from THR.

Warner Bros. has set the voice cast for its upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic 1986 Batman tale The Dark Knight Returns, from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.

Peter Weller (Robocop) will star as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Modern Family’s middle child Ariel Winter will play Robin.

Warners and DC are splitting up the adaptation of the dense four-part graphic novel into two animated features titled Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Part 2. The first movie, which will be released under the DC Comics Premiere Movie brand, will hit shelves in the fall. Part 2 will be released in early 2013. Continue reading Buckaroo Banzai Is…Batman

Oh S!#@ We Forgot This Is About Money

Apparently the people behind GI Joe 2 forgot this industry was about making money and decided to only make it in 2D. Well they finally realized this flaw and have now decided to push back this fairly anticipated movie back to March 2013. I saw fairly because really how much interest can there be after the first. This one does, as we’ve said multiple times on the show, look like an actual Joe movie. How much steam will this movie lose though after  a really good start on the marketing trail? I’d like to think this movie could still make a good amount of money without 3D, but then again what do I know I’m just their target audience. Check out the following article with more deets from CinemaBlend.

After Paramount decided to bring on Jon Chu to direct G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it was a bit strange that they announced the movie would be in 2D. After all, Chu is best known for having directed both Step Up 3D and Never Say Never, the 3D Justin Bieber concert documentary. Still, we shrugged it off because we here at Cinema Blend always prefer 2D films. But now something very strange is happening.  Continue reading Oh S!#@ We Forgot This Is About Money

DuckTales Rockout Session

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Maybe I Can Still See Michael Jackson In Concert

I know this is a little off the beaten path here, but this is the beginning folks. Check out this video from Coachella 2012 where a holographic 2pac took the stage. I know it’s not perfect, but wow it’s really close. Never got to see your favorite artists in concert, well no worries cause the likes of Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be hitting stages near you. I don’t think there’s any plans for this right now, but if you think families of the deceased won’t try to jump on this than you got another thing coming. We might be seeing a new evolution in music right here. The fact remains though that we still don’t have working hoverboards. Nerds would you go see a holographic concert?

Michael Bay Is The New George Lucas


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Bad Michael Bay, bad. What the hell are you thinking. To recap this short video about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle move here’s what he said;

“When you see this movie, kids will believe one day that these turtles do exist, when we’re done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.”

An alien race! Why are you changing their origin? Oh because you want kids to believe they’re real and will one day find out they’re not just like Santa Claus. You’re an evil prick. Stop f’n with my childhood. How would you like it if I went back in time and changed your origin story. I’m thinking your parents have a terrible accident and you get adopted by wombats. I bet that would stop this from being made. I’d say the Transformers movies as well, but someone else would have screwed it up just as bad.