The Hollywood Reporter is circulating news that BrYan Singer has been tapped by Universal Pictures to produce and direct the big screen adaptation of Battlestar Galactica.Â Thanks to a power outage, and a two-year-old who fills up the TiVo with crap children’s programming, I’ve not had a chance to watch the final four episodes of the series, so I have no idea if Singer jumping on board for a movie franchise is a good idea or not.
There is no script for the new “Galactica,” though insiders have said the feature is to be a complete reimaginging and will stand separately.
If it does stand separately, it’s going to be a really strange movie, as I doubt audiences will be interested in yet another interpretation of the Galactica series, especially when the large fan base has a huge love-on for the just wrapped series. Since it is Friday, what say you Major Spoilerites?Â Do you have any interest in seeing a movie redux of Galactica Returns?
Many of you know I’ve become rather cynical over the endless number of Back to Press press releases certain companies send out.Â That being said, I am really interested in spreading the word on IDW’s reprinting of Darwyn Cook’s The Hunter graphic novel adaptation.Â If you haven’t read this first volume, you’ll want to get your hands on the second printing when it arrives in September.
â€œThis is a truly amazing book and one that IDW is very proud of,â€ said Special Projects Editor, Scott Dunbier. â€œEven though we aggressively overprinted the initial run, the bookâ€™s popularity is exceeding even our high hopes and we are thrilled to be on our second printing already. We encourage stores to place their reorders quickly to meet the continued demand for this great book.â€
The Hunter is the first book in The Paker series, telling the story of a man betrayed by love and partners, going on a cross country quest for revenge.Â It’s an engaging story in graphic form, and one that comes highly recommended.
Sonic artist Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon met at the San Diego Comic-Con five years ago, fell in love, and now they are going to get married at the show on Sunday.Â If you are around the balcony area of the convention center between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, you might catch the happy couple.Â Let’s hope that guy dressed up as Wolverine doesn’t show up and cut the cake before the newlyweds get to it.
I’m really bummed that Mike Wieringo is gone.Â My love for his style took off during his Flash run, and I continued to follow what he was doing after that.Â Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day features Mike’s work and his take on the Legion of Super Heroes.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold has new episodes returning to the Cartoon Network on May 1st.
In this episode, Blue Beetle develops a crush on the slightly older and far-more-dangerous femme fatale Huntress, but there is little time for love with Baby Face busting his gang out of prison for a major heist! Watch the crowd closely during the jailbreak sequence to see some of your favorite villains including Pharaoh, Skeleton Keyes, Polecat Perkins and more!
Marvel has announced Cable #13 and Deadpool #9 have both sold out at the distributor level and are going back to press with a second printing.Â Interestingly, both titles feature Deadpool.Â Coincidence, or is there a Wolverine movie coming out in less than a month that features the character?
Erik Larsen continues his love for President Barack Obama by offering up an exclusive WonderCon cover to Savage Dragon #145.
“I had no idea what I was getting into, but the moment I finished the cover I told myself: ‘Erik, you just created the greatest comic book cover of all time’ and it turns out I was totally right,” Erik Larsen said in a prepared statement. “Lets face it, President Barack Obama punching out Osama Bin Laden with a huge American flag in one hand while Savage Dragon frees Lady Liberty from a Weapon of Mass Destruction is as good as it’s ever going to get.”
Despite Larsen’s humble nature, the WonderCon variant will no doubt be the greatest comic book cover ever printed, due in no short order to our nation’s 44th President kicking the ass of his greatest nemesis. The cover’s status is augmented by the fact a very limited run of 1000 will be made available and never reprinted. Fans wishing to purchase a copy can only do so by attending San Francisco’s WonderCon.
The variant can only be found at the Image Comics booth at WonderCon this weekend — and then presumably on eBay Monday morning for $500.
Everyone knows itâ€™s all about Matthew, as listeners and readers hang on to his every word.Â In two recent MSP episodes, Matthew proclaimed his love for Romona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim series, and Monique from the web comic Sinfest.Â As there can only be one – who is going to win?Â Itâ€™s a cartoon cat-fight in this weekâ€™s Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!