Friday, October 14, 2011

Comic Book Bulletin!

So recent big news for all fanboys & girls out there:


If you haven't seen it by now, a) what is wrong with you? And b) just press play on the video below.

So, I'm pretty excited about this. I've never been a huge Avengers fan, despite my namesake's involvement, but it is awesome to see such massive effort going into a comic book film. They signed all these guys for multiple-picture deals in order to weave this story together over Iron Man, Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. Stupid Ed Norton had to drop out. Ah, well.

I LOVELOVELOVE Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. When Marvel launched the modernized Ultimates title, they fashioned the new Fury in Jackson's image and it is awesome [but not surprising given his love of comics... see review #10] that he signed on.

I think perhaps there has been a recent renaissance of sorts in the comic-book-movie industry... not sure when it started, but these movies are finally being made by people who truly love comics. In a recent interview about playing the new Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield said that it is something he has dreamed of his whole life. And judging from the quality of the recent franchise reboots [Batman, X-Men], I have faith in what the future holds.

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