No, not that family, this time. But as the readership is realizing with reboots, we seem to be at that tipping point where we've stopped eyerolling (…so much) about deaths/replacement/rebirth cycles as overused storytelling devices and embracing the reality that they are an artifact of extremely long-form, massively multi-character storytelling.
As for who else is about to be tossed into the mainstream media spin-cycle this time around… maybe it's time for another pool.
On the film half of the page, lots of interest in Transformers 4 news on the back of a very successful box office weekend for the Robots in Disguise.
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We love a little mindless speculation here at Bleeding Cool Towers, looking at the comic in front of us, their plans, the current social climate and speculating ahead based on all that.
Bleeding Cool first published the DC New 52 FAQ yesterday. It answered questions. But raised a few more, as well as some points to ponder. So let's ponder.
American comedian Patton Oswalt has posted a couple of his Batman pitches… that DC Comics cruelly rejected. What do you think?
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So there you have it, folks. There could be another Transformers film, but it doesn't look like Michael Bay or Shia LaBeouf are going to be a part of it. Let me know if your tears overwhelm you and you need to borrow my hanky.
This video makes it clear. Michael Bay appears tp have used scenes from Warner Bros/Dreamworks' The Island in Paramount's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Here are some screencaps to make it clear…
Haywire was allegedly conceived after Steven Soderbergh walked away from a James Bond directing gig, having clashed with Eon over the proposed film's creative direction. At the same time, those I know who have read the Haywire screenplay compared it to the Bourne films. So, it's obviously got some strong ties to the status quo of espionage action thrillers, though I'd expect Mr. Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs have had plenty of fresh ideas and have done lots to rock the boat.