Once again, we’re at one of those points where there are a bunch of little news tidbits floating around, so in the interest of saving time and not ruining my current and ongoing drunk, I figured we’d knock them all out in one post. So here’s another comic book movie roundup, my beautiful little nerdlingers — with extra cheesecake as a present. Read it and furiously masturbate as necessary:
1. First and least interesting, here’s another image of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in director Pete Travis’ upcoming Dredd. It’s him on a Lawmaster motorcycle, and it’s OK. It’s a little grainy and looks a little Hell Comes To Frogtown-ish, but maybe I’m just being cranky.
Since everyone always bitches about not being able to see Urban through the helmet (even though that’s integral to the character, you assjacky jackasses), here:
2. Next, apparently David E. Kelley’s previously-thought dead “Wonder Woman” television project isn’t quite so dead. Word has it (via EW) that NBC has picked up the show, a change of heart that doubtless had something to do with Comcast buying out the network and a changing of the guard. Anyway, I suppose I should be excited about this — Wonder Woman, despite the unfortunate name, is a great character and anyone who doubts it should watch the excellent animated Wonder Woman movie that came out in 2009 to see the right way to handle the property.
Apparently, Kelley’s vision “incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script, and insiders said it was a serious, non-campy take.” Unfortunately, it also may be prohibitively expensive, and given the staggering failure that was NBC’s “Bionic Woman” reboot (oh, God, how I wanted that to succeed just to have more Michelle Ryan, regardless of how shitty the show was… and it was really shitty). So, we shall see. In the meantime, because I can, here’s Michelle Ryan for you:
3. Tracer Bullet and I both agreed when we talked about this bit of news: if we had to describe our reaction, it would be that we’re thoroughly whelmed. Marvel has finally put its ass in gear and gotten rolling on its Black Panther film project. They’ve hired Mark Bailey to write the screenplay, adapting the tale of T’Challa), ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda who becomes a superhero and king. Who is Mark Bailey, you ask, and what qualifies him to write this? Well, he’s only worked on documentaries thus far, including Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and Pandemic: Facing AIDS.
Hence the whelming.
Anyway, I’m at a loss for who to use for cheesecake for this one, since Wesley Snipes, who long coveted the role, is in the clink at the time and likely won’t get the gig. So we’ll settle for my current top pick for the role, Adewale Akinnuoye (although Djimon Honsou or Chiwetel Ejiofor would also be acceptable):
(via The Playlist)