Movies

100 Episodes of Clone Wars

George Lucas is self-producing a 100 Clone Wars episodes to fill in the gap between Episode II and Episode III. The 100 episodes will be full 3D productions. Once complete, he’ll shop the series to the networks.

I really didn’t like Episode I or II. III kicked the shit out of the previous two. You could probably show someone new to the Star Wars franchise that third one and they could jump right in to A New Hope without seeing Phantom Plot or Attack of the CG. Clone Wars kicked quite a lot of ass so this new series sounds really good. ILM does some truly truly outrageous CG and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Sounds like a very ambitious project, but I think it’ll be worth seeing.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Let the raping of the 80’s continue. Jason Lee will play Dave in the live-action/CG adaptation of Alvin and the Chipmunks. This steaming pile of mess is set for a December release date to capitolize on the XTREMEMAS holiday season. In no possible stretch of any imagination is this a good idea at all. I thought Jason Lee was doing well. Why would he need to pick up a shit project like this? Ugh, does anyone need any more proof that Hollywood is out of ideas?

Spidey on NBC

I’ve stayed away from this NBC Spider-Man 3 site because I want to experience all the goodness for the first time in the theater. I normally love a good spoiler because I like to know what I’m getting in to, but for once, I want to be wowed by the magic of the big screen. I made the mistake of seeing Harry and Pete battle in the air (thanks Hawk) and I really should have waited. That scene is going to kick so much ass on screen. So from now on, I’m swearing off Spider-Man 3 clips and trailers until I see it for myself.

Galactus

The great ravager of planets will make his debut in the second Fancraptic Four movie, Rise of the Capri Sun. From director Tim Story’s MySpace blog:

Hey guys,

There’s a lot going on. I’ve been seeing the billboards going up and hopefully you have all seen the TV spot. I thought it turned out well. I’ve been checking the web to see what people think. Always good to check in. There are still those that can’t give us a break but whadayagonnado?! Haters! Wow. And to the many that have been emailing in such support – Thank you. The emails do not go unread. Hopefully I can make YOU and MYSELF proud!

There continues to be much speculation about Galactus. Major speculation. We haven’t finished the design of him/it so be careful about what you read and believe. Trust me…no one knows. One things for sure, you can expect to see him/it. It will be pretty powerful. I’m having a lot of fun with the concept and believe me – MOST will be satisfied.

Doom? Oh he’s coming. Just wait. Classic look! And we definitely touch on his roots in the film. We’re working long hours to make it right.

Sorry I’ve been so quiet! Talk to you soon.

Sorry Tim, that first Fancraptic Four didn’t exactly instill us comic geeks with confidence in the movie franchise. If us nerds are to be counted in your “MOST,” I believe the only way to satisfy us is to apologize for the first film and go on to assure us that Jessica Alba’s clothes will be invisible for the entire film.

Oh, and Doom returns. You know what that means!

Oh, and the German remix!

Mark Wahlberg, A Real American Hero

Will Mark Wahlberg play Duke in the upcoming G.I. Joe live-action travesty? Sings point to yes. When asked about possibly starring as the leader of the Joes, Mark Wahlberg replied:

You know what, I’ll do whatever Lorenzo wants me to do; it really depends on the script, obviously, but it’s a cool idea. He says it’s going to be kick ass, so yeah. But he’s already putting that out there, so who knows. He knows how to get me to say ‘yes.’

Of course, the big question is whether or not the live-action version will adhere to the standards of the cartoon. The bad guys shoot blue lasers while the Joes shoot red lasers and COBRA pilots always eject before their planes explode. People get shot but no one dies. And every episode ends with a lesson because knowing is half the battle.

When will the madness END?

Get Smart–er?

It seems that Hollywood is not yet done with the television barrel. Get Smart was a detective comedy show about a bumbling detective with all sorts of gadgets that somehow always managed to catch the bad-guy. It was also the inspiration for Inspector Gadget. Why not make a movie out of the thing!

Alright, I’ll admit, this actually sounds like it could be fun. Steve Carrell is Maxwell Smart. See, funny already! Anne Hathaway is Agent 99, Alan Arkin is the Chief of CONTROL, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is someone. The Rock and Steve Carrell! Either one of them is reason enough for me to see a movie, but both together in the same film is an absolute guarantee that I’ll fucking well be there.

Dammit! They tricked me into getting excited over a lazy movie! DAMMIT!

Tobey Mcguire, Peter Parker No More

Spider-Man 3 could be Tobey Mcguire’s last outing as Peter Parker:

To me it seems like this is a natural point for the team to break up because we have a lot of story conclusions that were going along for the main characters for the first two movies and we kind of tie almost everything up for the third movie. It feels like a trilogy to me and it feels like the end.

I’ve also heard that Raimi and Dunst have not signed for any future sequels. Well, if you’re going to go, go out with a bang. Spider-Man 3 is shaping up to be a big kick in the balls of a movie and I can’t wait! I think it’ll be a nice capstone for the franchise.

Sony will no doubt attempt to restart the franchise with a fourth film with a new director and new cast. I don’t know if magic will strike twice let alone four times, but depending who gets the gig, it could be interesting. For now, three is more than enough for me. Spider-Man 2 was a lot of fun and if there wasn’t going to be a third, I’d be perfectly happy with that.

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