Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Brave The Cold Horror Of The “Swamp Thing Winter Special #1” On The Wednesday Run

I don’t know where you live, but Toronto just got dumped on with about ten centimeters of snow today.

Not a whole heck of a lot, I know, but it’s enough to make you realize that although the days are getting slightly longer, it’s still only February. Winter is still calling the shots around here.

Speaking of “winter” and “shots”, DC Comics, who have been on a veritable tear recently with a number of fascinating publications (many of which have been featured in this column), is releasing a winter-themed one-shot.

Perfect timing.

It’s written and illustrated by a couple of comicdom’s favourites.

And it’s starring one of DC’s most beloved, and yet currently not-regularly-published, characters.

Really, all things considered, it’s a stroke of genius from the publisher.

Because winter snow must equal the Swamp Thing Winter Special #1!

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‘Something Happened Behind These Doors’: Season Two Trailer for ‘Jessica Jones’

For many fans of the Marvel TV universe, Jessica Jones is the top contender for biggest badass. She’s sarcastic and surly and subverts all those “strong woman” clichés by being physically powerful but not necessarily wanting the mantle of “heroine,” not to mention superhero.

This trailer for the show’s second season reveals that Jessica (Krysten Ritter) will be forced to confront exactly what was done to her to make her the way she is. She also has to deal with a persistent dude who seeks to absorb her fledgling detective agency. One good thing? She’s got her best friend Trish (Rachael Taylor) by her side.
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Trailer Time: ‘Deadpool 2’

A brand new trailer for Deadpool 2 has just dropped, and it’s full of Cable. Lots of Cable.

Check it out below, and then get ready, because May 18th, 2018 isn’t that far away.

‘V’ to Make the Move to the Big Screen

The Visitors Are Our Friends...Again: Andy B On The Return Of A Sci-Fi Classic

This press release went seriously under the radar yesterday, so I thought it would be worthwhile sharing for all the V fans out there. This has been a long time coming.

Desilu Studios to Bring “V The Movie” to the Big Screen

Los Angeles, February 6, 2018:

Desilu Studios, Inc announced today that it will bring the long-awaited
sci-fi feature film “V The Movie”, a big-budget treatment of the highly
successful, critically-acclaimed 80’s miniseries to movie screens worldwide.

The film will be written and directed by the original’s creator, Kenneth
Johnson and produced by John Hermansen, Barry Opper and Johnson.

“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless — and
timely — story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,”
Johnson said. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell
the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”

“Desilu was revolutionary in its time and as the saying goes, everything
old is new again” said maverick businessman Charles B. Hensley who
acquired the Desilu brand with a vision of reimagining Desilu into a global
entertainment and commercial empire. Hensley continued,”Coming
from the consumer products space, it makes sense for the company’s
trajectory and shareholders to focus on film and television properties with
high merchandising and licensing potential such as
V The Movie Franchise.”

“Identifying and driving valuable allied profit centers, maximizing
income potential for each property is our ideal content model,” added
Michael Mann, Exec VP Business Development.

The highly sought-after project was brought to Desilu by development
executive Sean Stone. “V is a multi-billion dollar film franchise and
merchandising juggernaut” said Desilu Exec VP Steven Posen, adding,
“we couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring this film to the millions
of devoted fans worldwide.”

“It’s no small irony that the new Desilu will be building on the sci-fi
tradition with ‘V’, considering Desilu was the original studio
responsible for ‘Star Trek!’” added Stone.

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