Friday Gods Of War, Of Screen, Of Comics

idris-elbaSo Idris Elba (off of Ultraviolet, The Wire and The Losers) will play Heimdall in the Thor adaptation. Cue various internet complaints that Heimdall wasn't black. And not as many people pointing out that Chris Hemsworth is neither a Viking nor a God.

And Stan Lee is still wondering about his cameo...

Every now and then, someone asks me why I don't become a real journalist. The other day, The Times newspaper printed a eulogy of Edward Woodward by Edgar Wright, director of Spaced, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and the upcoming Scott Pilgrim. But there was a problem. The eulogy was heavily abridged, giving a different tone and feel to the original. Oh and Edgar Wright hadn't actually written this for The Times, but for his blog, and no one had asked permission.

Edgar is asking for an apology, the reinstatement of the full eulogy and a donation to Edward Woodward's family. So far he's got the second.

Time Warp comic store in Boulder says their sales are up

Are you in Budapest this weekend? Then why not go along to the Caricature and Comics Auction at Műcsarnok's auditorium at 11am on Sunday with works by Ernő Zórád, Imre Sebők's and Sándor Lengyel with animation cells from Macskafogó and Superman. Okay I've heard of the last one. And while the parents are bidding, there's a comics workshop for the kids!

And MTV talk to Rob Liefeld about his Badrock movie that never was – and how it could have stopped the Twilight movie being made!

I'll be taking tomorrow off as it's my birthday. 37. Arse.

Still, if you're in London, you could do worse than check out ComICA's weekend activities, Helen McCarthy giving a talk on Hoshino Yukinobu or Reinhard Kleist on his Johnny Cash biocomic I See A Darkness and a signing at Forbidden Planet.

Me? I'll be in the pub. Cheers!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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