ARCHIVE PAGE 151 - March 2013
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
Art by Simon Bisley
J. H. Williams, Batwoman 17 Cover (detail)
Detail from the J. H. Williams cover to Batwoman #17, April 2013. See entire cover.
More J. H. Williams III
Gary Frank, Cover detail #859
Gary Frank art, detail from cover Action Comics #859. See entire cover.
Star Wars 7 - Ford, Hamill and Fisher all signed now
"[Lucas] he’s attended story meetings for the new film, adjudicating the physical laws and attributes of the Star Wars universe. “I mostly say, ‘You can’t do this. You can do that,’ ” Lucas says. “You know, ‘The cars don’t have wheels. They fly with antigravity.’ There’s a million little pieces. Or I can say, ‘He doesn’t have the power to do that, or he has to do this.’ I know all that stuff.”
Asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII and if he called them before the deal closed to keep them informed, Lucas says, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ ” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
More Worlds of Star Wars
Oz The Great And Powerful - Tracking toward $80 Million+ opening weekend
The Sam Raimi-directed prequel story to the classic Wizard Of Oz. Supposably Disney is spending $100 million on marketing this into the theaters.
Batwoman 17 art
Art from Batwoman #17 by J H Williams III.
'Hulk Most Difficult to do' - Whedon
Interview at Deadline Hollywood talks up stand-alone Hulk projects with Joss Whedon until Avengers 2 hits in 2015.
"The Hulk is the most difficult Marvel property because it’s always about balance. Is he a monster? Is he a hero? Are you going to root for a protagonist who spends all his time trying to stop the reason you came to the movie from happening? "
Meanwhile, Whedon is showing his mini-budget film version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Austin Texas Annual SWSX music-film festival. Whedon shot the modern-day Shakespeare in 12 days secretly while making The Avengers.
Original Page March 16, 2013