This week, we have so much news we may actually explode: Batman, Spiderman, Captain America, Captain Planet, Aliens...
Right-o. Hollingworth is back on Monday so we only have one more afternoon to trash the place while he’s gone. Or at least decorate it with kittens…
Of course, we’re not going to ignore the gazillion trailers that have hit the net over the past few weeks: starting with the teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider Man. Now, we know that opinion is divided on this movie, and on the very fact that it exists, but we can’t help but like Andrew Garfield, so we’re on board.
There’s also the first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which might be of interest to just a few of you out there. You may need to be on Facebook to see this one, so if you’re one of those people, then you’ll miss out for now.
The next trailer we have for you today comes with a disclaimer: piracy is bad. Downloading and/or re-broadcasting things without permission is terrible. As is leaking things online that you have no right to access. Also: The Avengers looks like it might be a pretty good movie. Just saying.
The wait is nearly over: Captain America will be landing in Australian Cinemas next week! And to get you all ready, The AV Club this week interviewed Joe Simon and Ed Brubaker – two of the guys behind the comic book. If you’re a fan, these interviews are well worth a read.
And in the movies-that-might-happen box this week, we have news that Captain Planet – yes, he who is your hero, who is going to take pollution down to zero – may be heading for the big screen. If we just got the song stuck in your head, you’re welcome!
In less brand new movie news, this week marked the 25th Anniversary of the release of Aliens. Check out this interview to see how Sigourney Weaver feels about the movie, the anniversary, and the chances of Ripley returning to the big screen.
You may or may not be aware of this, but the Blu-Ray release of Star Wars is fast approaching, and it’s time for Lucasfilm to bring out the big guns in reminding us just why we’re going to shell out for this this (aside from the obvious ‘it’s Star Wars on Blu-Ray’ reason). As such, fresh from ComicCon, we have the deleted scenes teaser trailer. Win!
Also getting a trailer release this week – thank you, Comic-Con, for making this a near-impossible edition of Friday Links to actually finish! – is Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel, Holy Terror. Miller is the guy behind Sin City, and this novel is set around 9/11, so don’t expect flowers or sunshine.
It’s not often that we, as the general public, get a real look into the reasons that a much-hyped television project never made it to air – so when we do, it’s kind of fascinating. At least, it is in the case of these clips from David E. Kelley’s failed Wonder Woman reboot. Anyone else feeling like we dodged a bullet?
To round out the week, we’ve got this amusing story of William Shatner being kicked off Google+ - apparently by accident, although maybe they, too, sat through an episode of S*&% My Dad Says – and this wonderful, glorious clip of the Sesame Street gang getting down with the Beastie Boys.
And finally, because we have to, another kitten:
Regularly scheduled programming will resume on Monday, when your real overlord returns. Be sure to let him know how much you missed him!