The first image of Chris Hemsworth as Marvel Comics’ Thor has been released!
Ironman 2 is only a week away, and the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor comes out next May.
Don’t hassel the hoff! Between his reality series, all of the drinking, and looking for cheeseburgers, he is a pretty busy guy. Now, his plate is going to be even more full as he reprises his role of Dr. William “Snapper” Foster Jr on “The Young and the Restless”! Hasselhoff lasted appeared on the CBS soap in 1982 when his character left for a three-month fellowship in London to teach, and never returned. His run on the show will be short and he’ll be joined with returning cast members Wings Hauser (as GregFoster) and Julianna McCarthy (as Liz Foster Brooks).
I think this is a really cool move by the Hoff. Anything that brings attention to daytime soaps is positive in my book, because sadly, soaps are a dying breed. There are no other dramatic (and narrative) programming that is new every week out of the year. And once soaps are gone, we’ll never see this style of programming again.
DC Comics has a new animated show coming to the Cartoon Network in the 2010-2011 season, based on the comic book Young Justice. The comic featured the adventures of Superboy, Robin, and Impulse, and along the way spotlighted a ton of the other young heroes, like Aqualad and Wonder Girl. From Cartoon Network’s press release:
Young Justice: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—will found out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. This all-new series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday, The Batman) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, W.I.T.C.H.) are the producers.
I wonder if the series will be more like the classic Batman/Superman animated series, or the Cartoon Network’s current campy series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
I usually write about posters that I really like or that caught my eye and are very striking. I can’t say that for this new poster for Robin Hood…
The Ridley Scott helmed action flick that stars Russell Crowe has done absolutely nothing to get me excited. This poster (and the last one with Crowe shooting an arrow) have been very bland and boring. There is nothing that sets this aside from the dozen other Robin Hood adaptations (Men in Tights and Disney’s version are tied for my favorite). The original concept Scott talked about where Crowe was going to portray the Sheriff of Nottingham as the good guy, with an evil version of Robin Hood, seemed like a really cool and interesting idea. I have no idea how it got changed and watered down, but when that happened, I lost all interest I had in the project.
TV Tonight Spotlight Shows
8PM – How I Met Your Mother on CBS
“Home Wreckers” Ted’s mother’s wedding causes him to make an impulsive decision with his own love life.
9PM – 24 on FOX
“Day 8: 9:00AM-10:00AM” The final season of 24 continues as Jack is out of blood after the death of someone very close to him.
10PM – Castle on ABC
“Den of Thieves” Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Trucco guest stars as a detective that Beckett falls for, much to Castle’s dismay.
Also new tonight?
The official trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife has been released (and can be viewed below). I can’t think of another awesome video game franchise that has had the misfortune to be butchered for four (count them, four) horrible film adaptations.
In Afterlife, writer/director Paul W.S. Hack Anderson continues the journey of Alice (aka his wife Milla Jovovich), who attempts to help survivors find a safe haven. This time they try going to Los Angeles, which is (you guessed it!) overrun by horrible looking CGI zombies. Will they survive?
I give Anderson’s Resident Evil film series a lot of shit, but they have entered the class of being so bad that I enjoy them. Will I see Afterlife in theaters? Hell no. But I’m sure I’ll enjoy it some day via Netflix or HBO.
The third season of the vampire drama True Blood is getting closer, and with it approaching we get another new teaser poster for the series.
I’ve loved the style of posters HBO has produced for this series from the beginning, and this one just adds to the awesomeness. I’m also looking forward to the new season which begins in a little over two months.