Posts tagged star wars
Bits and bobs from around the interwebz:
- I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but JJ Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie. It’s still way too early in the development process for script or casting news. I’m not sure how I feel about Abrams getting the gig, but I did enjoy his version of Star Trek. I’m cautiously optimistic.
- Doctor Who returns March 30!
- John Jackson Miller announced on Facebook that Christie Golden will also be attending MidSouthCon this March. Ms. Golden has written novels for Star Wars, Star Trek and World of Warcraft in addition to her original fiction.
- While at the comics shop last week, we saw where JJM will also be at the Horn Lake, MS branch of the First Regional Library on March 20 for a book signing while he’s in town for MidSouthCon. Costumes are encouraged.
- SUPERMAN: UNBOUND will be the next DC Universe Animated movie. Yay, the Superman-Batman movie rotation remains unbroken. :/ The trailer is here.
- Deadline is reporting that Revenge’s Emily VanCamp has been cast as the female lead in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. While who she is portraying hasn’t been announced, she sure looks like Sharon Carter to me. ScarJo’s Black Widow better have a cameo in this movie, Marvel. I will not be amused if this does not happen.
- Last, but not least, the “extended” preview of Iron Man 3
Happy Thanksgiving! Safe journeys to those who are traveling for the holiday.
Harry and the Horcruxes: I went to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I loved it. MUCH better than Half-Blood Prince. I’ll have more thoughts on the movie later this week (after I see the movie again).
Justice for All? Young Justice premieres on Cartoon Network this Friday. According to the press release, the episode will star Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Speedy. No Artemis or Miss Martian in the premiere? Shame on you. Artemis and Miss Martian are also omitted from the banner ads on the Cartoon Network website. Fail, Cartoon Network.
Wear Star Wars – Share Star Wars: I didn’t get a chance to blog about it, but the story of Katie, the young girl bullied for liking Star Wars, has been all over the ‘net. Katie’s mom has updated her blog in response to the outpouring of support Katie received. A Facebook event called “Wear Star Wars – Share Star Wars” has been created. Katie’s mom is asking each person make a donation of a single Star Wars/sci-fi toy to a shelter or hospital in addition to wearing Star Wars apparel on December 10. Please specify that the item can be given to a boy OR a girl, and let’s stop perpetuating the myth of “boys’ items” and “girls’ items”.
Turkeys for Turkey Day: DC Women Kicking Ass has posted her list of Turkeys served up by DC Comics this year. I agree with her turkeys, so go check it out.
Buffy Fail: Warner Brothers announced that creativity is officially dead in Hollywood that they are rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the big-screen without Joss Whedon’s involvement. This has FAIL written all over it. E! Online contacted Joss for his reaction, and it’s classic Joss.
Happy September, everyone!
- Brightest Day #9 – This book hasn’t been bad, but I keep waiting for it to knock my socks off. Hopefully, the book will pick up the pace since the 12 now know why they were resurrected.
- Secret Six #25 – Six vs. Six. Bring it on!
- Star Wars: The Old Republic #3 (of 6) – Meh, but I love the era so I’ll pick it up.
- Wonder Woman #602 – Yeah, I know it came out last week, but I didn’t get by the comic shop.
Knight Errant was announced a few months ago following the cancellation of the comic series that made me into a comics fangirl, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, but details have been few and far between. John gave a bit more info about our “lone female Jedi” protagonist, Kerra Holt, and the state of the Galaxy, Far, Far Away during the Knight Errant timeframe in the interview.
I like the character design for Kerra. It is reminiscent of the design for Jarael in KotOR – attractive but not comic book proportions. Also highly capable and able to administer a butt-whipping. Female Star Wars fans now have another cosplaying alternative to Slave Leia!
Per the interview, the first issue is set for release on October 13. This series has been on my pull list since it was announced, so I’m very excited!
Newsarama posted an article today discussing the growth of “fangirls” in the Star Wars fandom and the launch of Her Universe this week. Memo to the article’s author: there have been legions of female Star Wars fans since 1977; no one has bothered to actively market their products to us.
Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Anakin’s padawan Ahsoka in The Clone Wars Animated Series, has launched a line of Star Wars merchandise specifically designed for and marketed to women called Her Universe. In interviews, she has stated that she was shocked when she joined the Star Wars ranks by the lack of female-friendly merchandise. This complaint has been echoed by women for years (myself included), so this is a welcome addition. My hope is that Disney and Warner Brothers are paying attention. Selling a pink t-shirt with a picture of <<insert hero’s name here>> is NOT marketing to women; it’s called laziness.
The Her Universe online store is open and features designs by Dave Filoni and fan-favorite artist Katie Cook, with more promised.
Go forth and purchase a t-shirt, you will!