Ain't No Marshmallow Bunny Rabbits in Here: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week
Happy Easter, everyone! May your baskets be full and your chocolate, dark and delicious. Remember, never actually eat the Peeps.
5. WonderCon Revealed Man of Steel Action Figures.
In advance of the June 14th Man of Steel release, WonderCon previewed DC Comics’ action figures of Superman, General Zod, Jor-El and Faora. I find it amusing that Russell Crowe’s likeness is the best captured; no one can overshadow the Crowe. In other Man of Steel news this week, rumor has it Lex Luthor will be making an appearance in the form of Mackenzie Gray (“Smallville, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Fringe, Once Uppon a Time”).
4. Robert Redford Discussed Joining Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Robert Redford confirmed he’ll appear in the sequel as one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s senior leaders (Pierce). The 76 year old actor said he’s doing the film because it’s “powerful” and “different”; “a new thing for him” and something he would loved to have seen when he was a kid. This will be Redford’s first appearance in a comic/superhero film.
Also just cast was UFC Welterweight Champion and mixed martial artist Georges St-Pierre; he’s in as Batroc the Leaper. Captain America: The Winter Soldier heads to theaters April 4th, 2014.
3. “Cosplay Piano” Debuted with “The Walking Dead” Theme.
Performance art takes on a different twist. Pianist Sonya Belosouva plays the powerful theme and the role of Rick Grimes in this first “Cosplay Piano” outing on Stan Lee’s YouTube channel, “World of Heroes.” There will be chills.
Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln Warned Us “It’s a Crazy Season Finale…Spoiler (swipe to see:) Twenty-Seven People Will Die.”
Here’s a preview of tonight’s finale episode, “Welcome to the Tombs.” I’m pretty sure (keep going back and forth in my head) I’ll watch this finale, then my recording of the “Game of Thrones” premiere, since the Easter Television Bunnies have cruelly scheduled them both at 9 p.m. In which order will you watch?
A Spoiler-Filled Video About the Making of “This Sorrowful Life” Will Leave You Laughing and Crying (Again).
If you somehow haven’t yet watched last week’s episode, don’t watch this video. If you’re all caught up, you simply must. Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus are brilliant together.
2. Here’s What I Presume to be the Last Promo Before the Show; “Game of Thrones: Revenge.”
It’s very short, but we’re not above watching anything, are we? “Valar Dohaeris” premieres on HBO tonight.
1. I Died. The “Doctor Puppet” Killed Me.
*Scanning the bar code on the note refers one to Gliese 667.
Following up her adorable creation, “The Doctor Puppet Saves Christmas,” animator Alisa Stern has created two new whimsical and sweet episodes that begin a “long story arc.” that may include more, if not all, past Doctors. Watch “The Red X” first, then continue to “The Conjunction of Eleven,” and see if you still live. I predict you shall lie down beside me, dead from the cuteness.
And If That Wasn’t Enough to Set Your Cockles Asizzling, “Doctor Who” Announced the Return of a Couple Old Friends…
David Tennant and Billie Piper will join Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman as part of the “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Celebration. I can’t even imagine how glorious it will be to see Tennant and Smith together, but as I lay dead on the ground, I am trying. Is this not the best Easter weekend, EVAR?
Oh and wait, just one more thing! The brilliant and beloved actor John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) will also be making an appearance in the 3-D 50th anniversary special. Are you dead yet?