Thank goodness it's basketball season. Nothing like the squeak of the shoes on the court on tv in the background to get you into the winter work groove. But even veteran players get caught short by a wicked crossover move once in awhile, so you just gotta get up and get ready for the next play.
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So it seems they laid a trap, one written to appeal to Bleeding Cool, and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Diamond ran an article on their website outlining a fictitious crossover – one that has now disappeared and I have emails from Marvel Comics peeps asking if April has come early…
Comics are delayed to the UK by two days again this week, they'll be available tomorrow, as soon as shops have sorted through the deliveries. So I turned to my man on the inside to give us a few little tasters on what to expect today (or tomorrow).
12. The Infidel #1 got its moment in the sun, courtesy of Nightrunner appearance in Batman (see below) as The Daily Show made mock of this comic book created in the shadow of 9/11 that took a rather negative view of Muslims and Islam – with a comic-within-a-comic seeing a superhero dressed in pigskin fighting in the Middle East.
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Just to tidy up a loose end, here's an update on where we stand with the foggy Bane audio in the IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight Rises: exactly where we were when we first started.
While Kristen Wiig and her co-writer on Bridesmaids, Annie Mummolo, are drawing up plans for new and original films – and bravo to that – the studio are looking for a sequel to their unexpected smash. The Hollywood Reporter seem to believe that Wiig may have turned down an "eight figure deal" to take part:
Benedict Cumberbatch, the preferred Sherlock of this Parish, has reportedly swooped in and taken the lead villain role in the new Star Trek movie. This was the part that Benicio Del Toro turned down and that Edgar Ramirez had auditioned for. It looked, for a while, that JJ Abrams was only seeing hispanic actors for the part, and reports persisted that the role was that of Khan.