Friday Quick Caption for May 11th 2012
Friday Quick Caption is a weekly update of quick links and blurbs from the world of entertainment news. Expect your fast pace, A.D.D. dose of movie trailers, comic news, celebrity updates, and video game announcement from throughout the week.
A quick reminder before we get into this week’s FQC. I know we’re all Geeks here, and thusly we often have a ton of things running through our mind. Because of this, sometimes we forget little things, such as to thank our mothers for (hopefully) supporting our Geeky interests. Well, remember that this Sunday, May 13th, is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world, so do something awesome for your mom! (I recommend taking her to see Avengers)
Will Kingdom Hearts Return To Console For Its Next Game?- Kingdom Heats’ series director, Tetsuya Nomura certainly feels it should. In an interview set to come out in the June issue of Game Informer, Nomura makes a few powerful statements that Kingdom Hearts fans might want to check out. Particularly lines like “I also feel that it’s about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console.” and, in relation to Kingdom Hearts 3 being the next game in the series, “I’m not able to disclose any information on what’s coming next or any other future plans, but you may be able to find a hint if you play through Dream Drop Distance to the very end.” You can read more of the interview here, or wait until the June release of the magazine to pick up your own copy. Remember, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance hits stores July 20th in Europe and July 31st in North America.
Who Watches The Creator’s Interests At DC – Rich Johnston, over at Bleeding Cool, has written a rather incredible article that leaves his normal style of rumours and news for some analytical content that is just great. Looking at modern quotes combined with some 80’s/90’s comic publishing history, Johnston puts together some interesting thoughts about Before Watchmen and how DC & Warner have treated creator owned series in the past. Click here to check out the article and see some interesting finds from 1980’s issues of The Comics Journal.
Sweet Tooth To Have Sweet Goodbye – Jeff Lemire’s popular and quirky post-apocalyptic series, Sweet Tooth, is officially set to end at issue #40. Lemire announced this in his blog on Monday, and spoke a little more about it on Vertigo’s blog as well. He wishes to stress that the book has not been cancelled by DC, even thanking many of DC and Vertigo’s staff, and that this ending came of his own choice as natural conclusion to the series. Issue #40 is set to be double-sized and released in December. The final storyline, The Wild Kingdom, will begin in August’s issue #36 and will begin a 4-issue set of interlocking covers. If you want to read collaborator, Jose Villarrubia thoughts on the series conclusion, click here.
Justice League Just Wont Stop – Almost an entire year later, the Justice League #1 is still in print and selling out. The opening salvo of DC’s New 52 by the company’s CCO, Geoff Johns, and co-publisher, Jim Lee, is about to enter its 8th printing! That is pretty near unheard of in this modern era of comics to see an issue see 8 separate printings. The new printing is set to hit stores June 6th, and the question becomes how many more ways can this comic see varying covers?
Who Is The Fairest First Of All? – MTV is currently offering an exclusive first look style clip of Snow White and the Hunstman, starring The Avenger’s Chris Hemsworth alongside a unhacked Charlize Theron and a Kristen Stewart that tempts me into going out and watching a Twilight movie. Check out the clip here.
Joss Whedon Not Responsible For This Whedon Moment – For Whedon fans who have already seen The Avengers, it probably wasn’t too shocking to see a death on film. Joss has become quite known for kill a character in each of his films and many of his TV shows. However, in an interview by i09’s Meredith Woerner at The Avengers’ press junket, Joss claims this death isn’t on him. We like to keep the FQC spoiler free, so click the button below to see who was killed and Joss’ explanation for it:
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Woerner: Are you worried about perpetuating the “Joss Whedon kills your favorite character” stigma, with what you did to Agent Coulson in The Avengers?
Joss Whedon: In our first meeting Kevin Feige said, this is what we’re gonna do and I said, “Oh but you have to go out there and tell everybody that it was your idea because this is going to get me so much shit. Because they are all going to be like, “Oh he did it again!” It was stipulated from the beginning, and I completely agree that it was the right thing to do, and so did Clark. Who said in the early days, when I was busy apologizing for it, “In a movie like this, with what’s going on if there isn’t some toll, it’s just irresponsible story telling.”
So there you have it, it was the producer!
Canada Gets Hollywood - Canada’s Fan Expo has just announced some bigger movie guests for this year’s August show. Rose McGowan (Charmed, Conan), Chris Sarandon (Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess Bride), and Tony Todd (The Candyman) have all been added as guests of the show.
In The Name Of Liberty, Assassin’s Creed- Now before we let you go from this week’s FQC, who wants to see the newest Assassin’s Creed trailer? The outsider trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3 shows some early game play footage and offers a bloodier look at the revolutionary era game.
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