About that Star Wars directing gig – Episode 2: A new concern

I felt this news warranted a sequel of sorts to that illustration I did last year

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Don’t get me wrong; I’m excited to see what Rian Johnson will do with the series. I’ve liked his previous films and I think he’s one of the most original, exciting visionary directors making movies these days.
Which is precisely why I’m also a bit dissapointed that he’s another director working on a franchise film.

There has been some discussion that Hollywood is lacking original ideas and that we’re only seeing sequels and adaptations of established properties. So part of me finds it a bit worrying that we have someone who’s known for his original ideas working on “just another Star Wars film” for the next couple of years.

Again, don’t get me wrong; I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and all these superhero movies. I just don’t want those to become the only type of movies we’ll see in theaters.
This news (combined with the anouncements of the directors they hired for the spin offs) is the first time where I  feel some concern for this supposed Hollywood implosion that Steven Spielberg was talking about a while ago.

When all the interesting talent in Hollywood is making either a Star Wars or comic book movie, then who’s left bringing in original ideas?

Having said that;  I’m excited for Star Wars VIII, but lets just say I’m even more excited for the opportunities Rian Johnson will get after he’s done working on these films.

Lets hope one of those opportunities will be the chance to direct a big budget film based on his original ideas.

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Say Anything

I made this as a birthday greeting to a friend not too long ago.  Occasionally when I can’t see them in person, and time allows it, I try to do more than just write a generic facebook message. Since this friend once had a still of the famous boombox scene from the movie Say Anything as his header photo, I thought it would be funny to make this.

I never meant to post this, but I found out that today is  the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie. So I might as well share it.

And just for the hell of it, here’s the video for Peter Gabriel’s beautiful song  ‘In Your Eyes';

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Saw Captain America the other day.  Was a lot of fun.  I don’t usually have a problem with the fact that none of the heroes call the others Avengers for back up in their own movies.  I tend to accept that in the comics as well, so why make a big fuss about it.

But it’s a little odd that Hawkeye is the only Avenger who still remains unaccounted for.  You’d think they drop a line in there about his whereabouts. I guess we’ll find out in Avengers 2

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Schadenfreude

A trailer for the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie premiered today.  Since the ninja turtles are basically the whole reason why I wanted to be a comic book artist since I was 5 years old , I have certain…. feelings about it.

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