Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Prometheus is spilling over into comics. Dark Horse Entertainment is “brewing something up that I think the fans of Ridley Scott‘s amazing film will really like,” says publisher Mike Richardson.
No official announcement has been made and details are still scarce, but Bleeding Cool reports that Dark Horse plans to introduce Prometheus characters into their Aliens comic book franchise, which has been around since 1988. Richardson let slip that a writer had already been hired for the new project, but wouldn’t say who. More info is expected to hit at Comic-Con. [THR]
After the jump, Saved By the Bell, Miami Vice, and Punky Brewster get comic-book-sequelized, and the Mad Max video game gains an Aussie accent.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s a fairly well known bit of trivia among Back to the Future fans: When production was just getting under way, director Robert Zemeckis spent four weeks filming with Eric Stoltz in the lead before he decided the part had been miscast. He dropped Stoltz and brought on Michael J. Fox. That, of course, turned out to be exactly the right decision. These days, it’s bizarre to imagine anyone but Fox playing Marty McFly.
At the time, though, it wasn’t an easy choice. For one thing, actress Melora Hardin became collateral damage in that changeover — she was considered too tall to play Fox’s love interest, so she was let go before she shot a single scene. Producer Bob Gale that conversation with Hardin “the hardest thing I ever had to do,” and said he was “sick about it for days.”
In real life, of course, Gale can’t change the way things turned out. But in fiction, he’s received a chance to do just that. David Guy Levy‘s comic Back to Back to the Future imagines Gale and Hardin accidentally sent back in time, where they decide to keep Stoltz from ever getting replaced. The first issue is available for free on the web now. Hit the jump to learn more about it.
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The last time we previewed any material from the comic adaptation of Quentin Tarantino‘s original script for Django Unchained, the film wasn’t out yet. So it wasn’t easy to talk about how the comic exists as a piece of storytelling related to the movie. Now, we’re a couple months into the movie’s life as a near-immediate cultural touchstone, so it’s safe to guess that most people at least have some idea of the story’s basics.
The comic promises to have some scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut, with interior art rendered by R.M. Guéra (Scalped) and Jason Latour. The second issue of the adaptation hits tomorrow, February 13, but you can get a look at a few pages below. The pages in question include the comic rendition Dr. Schultz’s explanation of the origin of Broomhilda’s name.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits is jam-packed with quotes, videos, images, and more. After the jump:
- Die Hard is getting a permanent mural for its 25th birthday
- J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek; what do the comics tell us?
- Who wants a walk-on role in Insidious Chapter 2?
- Jack Reynor comments on his Transformers 4 casting
- Dave Franco would like to come back for 21 Jump Street 2
- Bruce Boxleitner is not sure if he’s coming back for Tron 3
- Katee Sackhoff talks Riddick, Vin Diesel offers a new pic
- See the futuristic cars of Mad Max: Fury Road in action
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This is a big week for comics, because in the pages of one book the editorial staff at Marvel pushed a major Marvel character into the realm of the dead. While death often isn’t a big deal in comics, as characters can die and return within the span of just a few issues, this one seems like a big deal not just because of the character’s identity, but the particular manner of his death means the effect could be more permanent than most.
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Bad news on the Star Wars front today. Remember earlier this week when we thought part of the plot to Star Wars Episode VII had leaked and Luke Skywalker was returning to Yavin IV to create a Jedi Academy? Well, that’s not happening, or at least the reporter said he was incorrect. Also, fans of what Dark Horse has done with the Star Wars franchise better get their fill soon because, when their contract runs out with Lucasfilm in 2013, all signs point to Marvel – which is owned by Disney – getting the rights. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Episode VII isn’t coming out for a few years yet, but 2013 promises lots of non-cinematic Star Wars releases, including a new comic book series, a novel by Timothy Zahn, and an expansion to The Old Republic. After the jump:
- George Lucas once had plans for four Star Wars trilogies
- Kathleen Kennedy teases an Episode VII update coming in January
- Ewan McGregor wants to return, maybe as a hologram
- Samuel L. Jackson is also willing to return as a ghost
- Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman talk Star Wars: Legacy
- Timothy Zahn discusses his novel Scoundrels and Episode VII
- Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting an expansion
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Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve been treating Disney’s Lucasfilm acquisition like it was a done deal, but in fact it still hasn’t quite closed. It did take a step closer this week, though, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reviewed the proposed acquisition and gave it the go-ahead. Neither company has announced when exactly the deal will be finalized. [The Force]
Also after the jump: Darth Vader pitches in on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Dark Horse has big plans for 2013, fans build a life-sized Millennium Falcon, and Peter Jackson cites Star Tour as his 48 fps inspiration.
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