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Apparently building giant statues to fictional heroes is a thing now. First we had the RoboCop statue in Detroit and now Edmonton, Canada is looking at building a Wolverine statue. It all started as a joke by Brian LaBelle who intended to mock the city’s plan to build a pricey new arena, but the idea began to gain traction. LaBelle started a petition for the project along with the following argument for why the statue would be important:
Have 60 seconds? Excellent, you can watch a super fast version of Aliens. This is from the same group – 1A4STUDIO – who brought you the minute long animated version of Star Wars. I prefer watching Aliens in this sketchy style because it’s not as scary.
Check out the video after the break.
This realistic version of Jake is going to stick with me for too long. Artist Tom Lishman built this rendering in ZBrush and Photoshop, and he also gives this treatment to the Ice King and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time as well as other video game characters. It’s fun – if a bit intense – to see these versions.
Check out a few more examples after the break.
Well, the BBC tried to bribe us all into being quiet about spoilers when the DVDs shipped early and it looks like we were all good little girls and boys and got our reward. According to Stephen Moffat,
Well, no bad manners here! Two hundred and ten Doctor Who fans kept the secret, and many, many more fans helped. I wish I could send you all flowers, but I don’t know where you live (and, given our record, you really shouldn’t be sharing private information with us). So instead, if we can get our act together – and I forgive you for thinking that’s a big if – there will be a little video treat released on the Doctor Who site later tonight.
See the video of Matt Smith and David Tennant, both as The Doctor, talking about being The Doctor, after the break…
We know that geeks can be really passionate about their particular nerdery and we’ve found a perfect example of that mega battle in the war between the Norwich Sci Fi Club and the Norwich Star Wars Club.
It seems Norwich Sci Fi Club treasurer Jim Poole lined up for an autograph from Doctor Who actor Graham Cole, but there was a problem. The convention the Doctor Who actor was signing at was hosted by the Norwich Star Wars Club and they didn’t take too kindly to a rival fan group showing up.
Apparently, words were exchanged. In the word of the Metro writer: “More than a dozen fans from the rival groups – including several in fancy dress – were involved in bitter exchanges outside the venue.”
In other words, geeks in cosplay got into a war of words with other geeks in cosplay over turf.
::grin:: Gotta love it.
On the plus side, no one was hurt, everyone’s fine and will live to fight another day.
(Photo and story via Metro UK)
The rumor mill is grinding away in regards to Avengers 2, specifically who’ll be added to the team and who might be returning.
Joss Whedon confirmed that brother/sister team Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be a part of Avengers 2, but he’s not saying how they fit into the bigger picture.
Per his interview with Eric Goldman of IGN:
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
As to who may or may not be returning, there’s been talk that Robert Downey Jr. has been playing hardball with Marvel now that his contract with them is up for negotiation. Couple that with how things were left in Iron Man 3 and it might lead people to question whether Tony Stark will be back.
IRON MAN 3 SPOILERS AHEAD:
On that note, Joss had this to say:
“Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’”
The new Sideshow Harley Quinn Premium Format Figure stands 21 inches tall, weighs 9 pounds, and exudes maniacal sass. Interchangeable heads let you switch from masked glee to an unmasked, bratty, stuck out tongue. In either case, you get all of the things that make Harley Quinn so…Harley.
Check out more pics after the break.