by Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleedingcool.com
When Seth MacFarlane presented his first script for a new, animated Flintstones series to Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly, the feedback was actually positive, just not positive enough.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reilly said that “likes it but doesn’t love it.” Continue reading
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
Sad news, comic fans: Jonah Hex co-creator Tony DeZuniga is in bad health following a stroke, and he’s dealing with some mounting medical bills to boot. But you can help.
DeZuniga is currently in the Philippines after a stroke caused brain damage and swelling. A procedure to try and help the swelling seems to have exacerbated the problems, and his wife Tina says things are looking very critical.
“The stroke damaged the brain. It has bleeding inside and they need to open up the brain but with so much medication they were able to stop the bleeding but the brain was swollen so they need to take the pressure out so they need to insert a tube to release the pressure but since I don’t want them to open up it created an hernia,” she said in a post via Comic Art Community. “His condition is so unstable. He got infection that they need to treat, his pneumonia, need to be watched because he’s having problem breathing and blood pressure on top of the heart. With too much medications his stomach bleeds. One on top of the other.” Continue reading
Reposted from http://www.bobbynash.com
Together with my Earth Station One co-hosts, Mike and William Faber (Howdy Mike Gordon was attending the Boston Comic Con and couldn’t join us) I made the short journey to the 2012 Trek Trax convention in Atlanta, GA on April 21st. Although the show ran Friday through Sunday, I was only able to make it on Saturday. A special thanks to Theresa Parker for coming on ESO to promote the show and for the passes. Much appreciated. We passed out some promotional cards, talked up the ESO podcast, and I even managed to sell a couple of books, which is always a nice bonus. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, movies, Sci-fi, Space, Toys, TV
Tagged Atlanta, Bobby Nash, convention, Earth Station One, ESO, Michael Bednar, Michael Day, Mike Faber, Morgan Gendel, Star Trek, Starship Farragut, Trek Trax
Entertainment industry insiders already are predicting Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers” film is going to have a huge opening weekend — rivaling the recent blockbuster “The Hunger Games” and maybe even Warner Brothers’ mega-hit “The Dark Knight.”
The Hollywood Reporter states “The Avengers,” which is being released on May 4 in the United States, could open north of $150 million. “The Dark Knight” took in $158.4 million its opening weekend in July 2008, while “The Hunger Games” took in $152.5 million earlier this year.
“The Avengers” is directed by Joss Whedon and will feature a large cast of superheroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye.
According to recent tracking figures published by The Hollywood Reporter, total awareness for “The Avengers” is about 85 percent, compared with 76 percent for “The Dark Knight” and 74 percent for “The Hunger Games.”
By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
Most of the time Stan Lee is Smilin’ Stan, the energetic, happy-go-lucky face of Marvel Comics who’s been lauding the joy of comic books for five decades now. But there are things that get him grumpy, and apparently one of those things is asking him why his former partner and Avengers co-creator Jack Kirby’s name doesn’t appear in the credits for Marvel’s The Avengers. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Blog, Comic Books, Earth Station One, Interview, movies, News, Sci-fi
Tagged Blastr, Earth Station One, Jack Kirby, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Stan Lee, The Avengers
by Brendon Connelly, Source: BleedingCool.com
While Pete Docter‘s upcoming Pixar movie about “a journey into the human mind and creative process” is being kept as mysterious as before – we have that basic premise and a June 19, 2015 release date and nothing else – Pixar have started revealing little bits of new info about the other films on their slate.
Coming before Docter’s movie is The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson, the other director of Up. This is the one is set in a world where that infamous cataclysmic meteor missed planet earth and the dinosaurs didn’t die out, evolving alongside mammals and, in the present day, sharing the planet with humans. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Blog, Earth Station One, movies, News, Sci-fi
Tagged Bleeding Cool, Bob Peterson, Earth Station One, Movie, Pete Docter, Pixar, The Good Dinosaur
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
While we wait with bated breath to learn whether Fox will bring the beloved sci-fi drama Fringe back for a fifth season, there’s a new rumor that the show could potentially find second life in an admittedly unlikely place.
We already know the producers have a comic book contingency plan if Fox pulls the plug, TV Guide’s guru Matt Roush has now raised the question of how likely it could be for the show to move to another network. Namely, The CW. Continue reading