There’s not really anything new in this trailer for Premium Rush, though the first edit was relatively little-watched and you might charitably call this a tighter version.
This thing will likely stand or fall by how much Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon are allowed to work their magic. At the top of their game, these two are certainly commanding and charismatic and magnetic.
And no matter what they’ve been in, they’ve always risen above any bland or empty material. Here’s hoping they don’t have to do that, but if it is necessary, that they can pull it off again.
A dedicated Doctor Who spy has been stalking the production with his camera and his ears and come back with both some top class snaps and a little bit of info on the Doctor’s new companion.
According to Twitter-happy Ryan Farrell, Jenna Louise Coleman is playing Clara. What he doesn’t know – yet – is if she’s human, alien or a ghost, as per the various rumours pinging about. He has noted, however, that the current episode in production is number eleven, written by Luther‘s Neil Cross, and not the Christmas special as was previously believed.
Clara was Elisabeth Sladen’s middle name, so it seems likely that Steven Moffat and co. were intending a tribute here. That’s pretty sweet of them.
Here are some of Farrell’s pics from the day’s shooting which shows Matt Smith in some unfamiliar get up.
The dress of the extras suggests that the Doctor has just swapped out of his normal attire for this particular story, though I suppose it’s possible he could like this new look and keep it.
The Phoenix might be returning in the New series Avengers versus X-Men this year. However, the Phoenix arrived this past weekend in Arizona and its here to stay for decades to come.
This weekend I got to do something that is very rare in this industry and probably wont be done again for a long time. I attended Phoenix Comicon as a Vendor, Writer/Blogger, Manager of Comic programming/ Art Auction for the con, and as a Fanboy. So you can imagine how fast paced the con was for me. However, at Phoenix Comicon this year there was a calmness also that seemed to flow through me like none I had experienced the last two years at the con. Vendors and Creators were more active and smiles were abroad as I walked through the exhibor hall. Handshakes seemed to be the theme as I walked down the halls. The repeated “We will be here next year for sure” was the catch phrase heard consistently. Now the great thing about this was it was only Friday when I was hearing this.
The Con itself was simply amazing. The aisles were wider and the creator tables had separation in between each table so the fans could get pictures easily with their favorite creator. Cossie’s were everywhere and at sometimes its seemed to be a Cossie Con all together.
The front lines of the PCC was a Allstar cast. Leading the was Avatar with its patented all four corners extravaganza of comics galore. They came in masses with just about everything they could muster for their fans. A line went down the hall as Garth Ennis made his daily signings. Seeing smiles behind the tables from a company who sells a lot of horror can seem strange at times, however as a Manager of a con its a good thing to see.
McFarlane comics and toys were there. I know a lot of fans were dissapointed that McFarlane himself couldn’t make it out this year. However, they were slinging a lot of comics and toys the whole weekend. Their con exclusive was a huge success and we hope to get Mcfarlane to make a appearance next year if we can.
Samurai Comics was next. They had all four corners with tons of goodies for everybody. Samurai is our biggest comic store and a huge supporter of the con. Mike Banks was in the groove and caught him sneaking around the con looking for some goodies for himself as well. If your in Phoenix visiting, Samurai is definetly a store you want to check out.
We had a first time Publisher to the show. We were very excited to get them the last month before the show. Aspen Comics made a HUGE splash to the show. They pretty much brought everybody to the show. Fans seemed to really like the fact that a whole new face entered the PCC this year. Aspen was active in just about anything the con had going on. Including, after events when the show closed down each night. Hanging with fans is not a issue with these guys and as pictures show they were everywhere spreading the Aspen Love. Their war cry at their panels makes you want more and more. All I can say is Aloha!!!!
Zenescope was next in the front lines. They should have just moved their office out this way. They had everything you could think of and then even brought more. They are Cossie extreme and made sure that the fans new it. Their Variants were huge at the show and had just about everybody signing each one for the fans. Trades were huge for them at the show as well. I look forward in hanging with them in Philly soon.
The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a newly announced release date and title – though I’m not sure it’s really the right one.
Fox are calling the film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This means that the Dawn comes after the Rise, which seems a touch off to me.
At my most charitable I could say that Dawn and Rise are equivalent notions, or near enough. But this would mean that the films have essentially interchangeable titles.
Where’s the sense of progress in Dawn? It’s an inherently more static notion than Rise.
But it’s only a title and therefore not really worth any actual concern. Dawn might seem too dramatically inert where it should be driving things forward, but this doesn’t actually reflect on the film itself. For all we know it might be powerfully kinetic and energised and thrusting. I guess we’ll find out when they actually get around to making the thing.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will… erm… break on May 23rd, 2014. Something to look forward to.
James Logan Lockless, his first two names mirroring that of Wolverine’s identity, worked for AListLookalikes as well as running a local karate club.
Sadly it appears his adamantium claws were only for show.