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Teaser: Marvel’s RUNAWAYS TV Show from Hulu

So you’re Brian K. Vaughan and you experience that proud moment when you see Marvel and Hulu turn something you created into a TV show. EDIT: the leaked teaser is un-embed-able or has been removed. See the tease at Screenrant.com. Copy from Screenrant.com: As expected with a first teaser, the majority of the footage is used introducing Gregg Sulkin (Chase Stein), Virginia Gardner (Karolina Dean), Rhenzy Feliz (Alex Wilder), Ariela Barer (Gert Yorkes), Lyrica Okano (Nico Minoru), and Allegra Acosta (Molly Hernandez) in their new Marvel roles. Outside of the looks at these characters, the events that unfold follow closely to the start of the 2003 comic run by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona. In this arc, the young, soon-to-be heroes stumble upon their parents doing unspeakable acts as The Pride, forcing them to runaway from their homes; hence the team name. With glimpses of The Pride’s rituals being shown, the power sets of the heroes are also not fully explored here either. There is a glimpse of Karolina’s powers of alien origin, but it is unclear …

Meanwhile, As We Wait for Southern Bastards . . .

Well today is kinda cool. pic.twitter.com/GnNk4d64UG — Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) April 17, 2017 Well, those of us (and we are legion) waiting around (im)patiently for more Southern Bastards can thank the upcoming SCALPED TV show and the developing SOUTHERN BASTARDS TV show as well as both Jasons, Aaron & Latour’s, contractual commitments at Marvel for the wait and irregularity of our favorite Dixie-fried crime comic series. Great things are worth the wait, but damn, I need at least 6 issues of Southern Bastards a year. But I can do two things at once — grump about the lack of Southern Bastards in my life while also congratulating the Jasons (especially Aaron) on their ever-increasing success. Bravo boys! But word to the wise: you don’t really want to be on Coach Boss’ bad side, do ya? Just sayin’. You can check out @jasonaaron’s Tweet for yourself here: https://twitter.com/jasonaaron/status/853998341704699904?s=09

Role Casting in the Modern Era

As comic book fans — and by natural extension, comic book movie fans — we tend to get a bit passionate about prospective and rumored casting of roles as well as the actual official casting. And in these times of ultra-successful comic-adapted superhero action movies, plenty of actors come out of the woodwork stating a desire to play a superhero in any of the plenty of upcoming movies. Most recently news came out that SUPERNATURAL’s Jared Padalecki has always wanted to play DC Comics’s NIGHTWING character. As this reveal made its way throughout comics media, the blogosphere and social media, fans began to debate the validity of Padalecki’s candidacy as a prospective Nightwing. Some agreed he could truly be a good fit and that he certainly has ‘the look’. Others disagreed, citing his age (currently 34) in relation to a likely mid-20s Dick Grayson alter ego. To that regard even I contented that Padalecki could easily play a character 10 years younger provided he’s clean-shaven. And then a few days later, well today, I came to realize this: it should …

Defending Captain America: Civil War

The way I see it, CA: Civil War (a movie I thoroughly enjoyed both times I saw it at the theater) is that it is a movie that by its very nature is damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t. The reason I say that is for starters look at its length. Its scope. Its large cast. Many would say it’s too much, mainly because they allow themselves to be overwhelmed by one of the aspects, either separately or collectively. Let’s look at the length. A movie of this scope with this many moving parts would be maligned for being too [insert complaint] if it were 20 minutes shorter. Let’s look at the cast. A movie with war in the title and an internal war at its core is going to need two large factions of folks going at it. That leaves the scope and scale of a movie of this kind. Well, of course a movie smack in the middle of a shared universe narrative is going to require large set pieces and …

The River’s Edge | Riverdale Pilot Commentary

Obviously the inspiration for this adaptation, particularly in tone, is more owed to the recently rebooted Archie comics than the old school originals that began in the golden age of comics during the 1940s. So going in with that and the fact that it’s a modern day teen show on the CW with a mysterious teen murder as a backdrop, you know it’s going to be darker, seedier. However, being created/executive produced by Greg Berlanti gives it more than a snowball’s chance in hell to become a successful show on multiple levels, if Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl are any indication. All in all, last week’s pilot episode of Riverdale was intriguing, despite various changes to the essence and mythos of the Archie universe, not to mention typical pilot wrinkles. There’s a Twin Peaks feel to it, mixed in with some 90210 melodrama. I have to admit a teen show of this nature is not something I had been looking for since like Dawson’s Creek in 1998 in my mid-20s, and I …