Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk in The Avengers (via SFX UK)

Joss Whedon says Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk for The Avengers is a “bunch of contradictions: graceful and awkward, meek and confident, erudite and working class, funny and sad. And contradictions are what the Banner/Hulk dynamic are all about, making this Hulk sound pretty Whedonesque. Then he says more at the link (via SFX)

John Carter currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 47%, (down 3 percentage points from last night). At a brief glance, reviews appear to split along party lines, with geek reviewers tending towards supporting it by saying things like it’s a whole lotta fun. Michael Chabon who co-wrote the screenplay, defends the film and science fiction as a literary genre in a Wired Magazine podcast. Also, I did not know that McNulty from The Wire was in this movie, but he is and he talked about it to Spinoff Online.

SPOILER ALERT!!! Gail Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman, Executive Producers of The Walking Dead have also been talking about how shocking the last two episodes of the show will be (via E! and THR, respectively) Also, TV Guide all but confirms Shane’s death, while Spoiler TV gives the details, which seem to incorporate elements of comic book Shane’s death.

Shifting gears to another long running apocalytic tale, here’s a pic from the set of Max Max 4 (via IGN)

Warner Brothers has acquired the as yet unreleased graphic novel, Bolivar, from publisher Archaia. Written and illustrated by Sean Rubin, Bolivar is about a girl who moves to New York City and winds up being neighbors with an unfriendly dinosaur. The film is intended to be an animated feature. (via THR)

Another WB acquired independent creator comic book, The Image series Undying Love, is rumored to have a director with a history of making biting films (via Deadline)

The Rock is set to star in an Oni graphic novel which also has yet to be released, Ciudad. The film will be directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo who co-wrote the comic with Ande Parks, while Peter Schwerin of Closed on Mondays Entertainment (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) will co-produce (via Deadline)

Another week, another new Game of Thrones trailer. This marks the first time HBO has licensed a pop song, Seven Devils by Florence and the Machine, for a trailer and it succeeds in building anticipation for the upcoming 2nd season (via EW)


  1. Chabon co-wrote John Carter??? Oh wow! I was going to go see this anyway, but one of my favorite authors being involved is just crazy cool. The pedigree on this movie is just insane.

  2. Reviews and rumors be damned, I will assert once again that John Carter straight up just looks awesome! I’m with the whole lotta fun crowd on this one.

  3. ” I’m with the whole lotta fun crowd on this one.”

    Sadly it’s not, it’s one of the most boring films I’ve had the misfortune to sit through in a while.

  4. One of the reasons John Carter never made it to radio, film, etc. like Tarzan is because an adaptation would have been too insane.

    My non-spoilery opinion: John Carter not only achieves a phenomenal adaptation of the source material, but makes it narratively better. Loved the film, reminded me of the first Star Wars in so many ways. I really wonder if kids who never saw Star Wars will react to it in the same way. Go see it! Violent, dramatic, different — just like ERB.

  5. Mark Ruffalo is the weakest link in the chain of weak links that is the Avengers trailer. His “Hulk” might be as nuanced as Joss Whedon claims, but his Banner sucks.

    If I watch that movie at all, it’ll be for Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man/Tony Stark which is the only quality product Marvel Studios has put out so far. A product they’ve made sure gets ruined by being involved in this ridiculousness.