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Heroes is helping with unemployment by busing in actors for the second season. As the old actors are on tour in seven countries to promote the first season DVD, the hip new actors who will replace them in our hearts and minds include David Ander, Mr. Sark from Alias. He'll play the samurai Kensei, Hiro's childhood hero.
That's what it says. Perhaps he can study at the feet of Joel Grey, who was Master Chiun in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.
In other press release quotey fun, invincible cheerleader Claire will meet two new cheerleaders. One will be nice, and the other will be mean. I know this show is science fiction now. Cheerleaders are not mean. They're focused.
Jim Broadbent will appear in Indiana Jones 4
. Apparently he won an Oscar, but more importantly, he was in Hot Fuzz
. And he was in another fourth movie in another classic series, Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
Only fourth movies are good enough for Broadbent. He says, "You practice your crap for three movies. Then call me."
Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel will air a new, original Speed Racer
cartoon series, says Variety. It'll come out around the time the movie does, which i can only view as some crazy coincidence.
In the new series, a kids finds out his dad is Speed Racer. Which you'd think would be pretty easy, since the kid's name is also Speed Racer. He drives a Mach 6, which is one Mach better than the powerful Mach V, and Speed's brother Spritle is a racing school headmaster.
Whoa. Back up. Yes. Spritle is an adult and has a job. And he's voiced by Peter Fernandez, who did the dub voice of Speed in the original cartoon. Now how much would you pay?
Monkey Chim Chim is now a robot, which obviously means a failed relationship with the Mach V's tailpipe.
He Still Functions
Michael Bay, director of Transformers
pretends he wasn't a Transformers
fan before he got paid to do the live-action movie.
He said, according to Sci Fi Wire, "I think I was 2 years old when the toys came out." He was born in 1965. Transformers came out in 1984. So he was 19. Way to know your source material, Berman.
Lee, Lee, Lee (I'm Talkin' Filkin' Lee)
If you go to San Diego Comic Con, and you have 15 bucks left, you can buy the Stan Lee action figure. Hasbro's Marvel Legends is doing the thing as a convention exclusive. Which means if you get one, you can put your grandkids through college using eBay! Thank you to our capitalist masters for putting wealth in the hands of the masses.
We're Going To Have To Kill All These People
So have you seen Repo Man
? It's from 1984. Harry Dean Stanton. Emilio Estevez in his best work besides Freejack.
Now it'll have a sequel in comics. ICV2 reports that Repo Man director Alex Cox planned to film the sequel, and will use that script, "Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday," for the comic. It's set for the end of 2007.
Repo Man dialogue is extremely quotable like Buffy the Vampire Slayer that also is sequelized in comics. But Repo Man dialogue has one thing Buffy did not: Swear words!
REVOLUTIONSF NEWSBLIPS: Batman has a neck and a Bat-cycle, kind of. You look at other superheroes who can turn their heads freely. And I say, "Pansies." . . . After all these movies, all these years, Batman turning his head is going to so rule . . . Wes vs. The Weaz! A Found on the RevSF boards: Wes Craven is suing Pauly Shore. Because it's fun . . . C. Martin Croker, the voice of Zorak has a blog (thanks to Daikun on the RevSF boards). You have to go there. On the difference between Vincent Price and Charlton Heston: "Tragic Vinnie curls up in a ball while Chuck blasts away with a machine gun".)