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14 April 2018 @ 01:00 am
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++ We have some more casting updates for the upcoming Disney live-action Mulan remake, which I'm pleasantly pleased about, especially Donnie Yen and Gong Li. From the sounds of things, it will most likely be a reimagining of the tale similar to what Maleficent was to Sleeping Beauty, since it won't be a direct adaptation from the animated film nor does it seem like it's following the Hua Mulan folklore. Honestly, while it's too early to judge I don't really have any high expectations for Disney to pull this off without fucking something up. I'm not nitpicking the lack of similarities to the Disney animated film like some others are (aside from the absence of Shang) which admittedly has been amusing to witness, it's more of them handling Chinese culture that I'm worried about. Overall, I just want this to be an all-Asian cast, for the CGI to not be too horrible, and for it to at least be somewhat halfway decent, please. Also? If they don't get Ming-Na Wen to play Mulan's mother or at least a cameo I'mma be sorely disappointed at the missed opportunity, just saying.

++ Another Ocean's 8 trailer dropped, and you know that I'm gonna see the fuck out of this movie because of the ladies, and of course for Richard Armitage. That is all I care about.

++ Jessica Jones has unsurprisingly been renewed for a third season, and obviously I'm very excited about it. I hope we don't have to wait for it too long like last time, though.

++ It was also announced that Grantchester will be returning for a fourth season, though it will be James Norton's last season it seems. I don't talk much about this show, since I had recently discovered it late last year, but I became kind of obsessed with it. I knew that there was talk after the third season ended that there was talk about James Norton might not return as Sidney Chambers, and any announcement of the show continuing was kind of placed on hold for a while until just recently, confirming that he will, indeed, be leaving the series. I don't know how they'll be handling his exit, but I will miss seeing James Norton as Sidney, because quite frankly one of the draws was seeing a hot vicar, and I really enjoyed watching the friendship between him and Geordie. Though over the course of the series Leonard started becoming my favorite character, as he's arguably the heart of the show, so should it continue on after S4, I kind of want them to focus on Leonard instead of bringing in a new vicar as a replacement.

++ Certain conventions happened over the weekend, C2E2 and Clexacon, which included some panels/interviews that were relevant to my interests. First, the Critical Role panel at C2E2 because I love those nerds so much, and then the Carmilla panel at Clexacon where Natasha and Elise talk about the legacy they created with their little webseries that premiered nearly five years ago. I'm still making my way through the panels of things I want to see, but for the most part those two specifically were ones that I was super excited to view.
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Laura: The Defenders: Trish & Jessicaviolateraindrop on April 14th, 2018 11:06 am (UTC)
The trailer for Ocean's 8 looks great. It kinda reminds me of Ghosbusters in the sense that it's a all-female cast without the usual movies made for women vibe. Maybe I'll watch this one with mother, too :D

Since there are now three Marvel shows on Netflix every year, we shouldn't have wait as long. They are probably not even going to do a second season of The Defenders for now.
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2018 03:48 pm (UTC)
It kinda reminds me of Ghosbusters in the sense that it's a all-female cast

Which is probably why certain people are probably going to hate it due to the whole "why are they ruining classics" nonsense that happened with Ghostbusters. Never mind that this is a.) not a remake of Ocean's 11 considering that Sandra Bullock is playing Danny Ocean's sister and b.) why can't there be kind of an additional material of an already existing universe that features mostly women? I mean seriously.

This just looks like pure fun, just like the rest of the Ocean's movies are. And I'm so stoked just to watch these ladies do their thing. :)

Since there are now three Marvel shows on Netflix every year, we shouldn't have wait as long. They are probably not even going to do a second season of The Defenders for now.

Yeah, this is true. I think with the Netflix Marvel shows all established now it hopefully won't be as long in between seasons. And I feel like if there were to be a second season of The Defenders, it would be the last one and it probably won't happen until most of their own respective shows are coming to their end.
Profiterole: Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita_profiterole_ on April 14th, 2018 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited about Ocean's 8. :D
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on April 14th, 2018 03:52 pm (UTC)
It just looks like it's going to be pure fun, which is precisely the reason why these movies exist and what I'm all about. Even just based on the trailers alone, I'm already loving these ladies, especially Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna's characters. And the fact that Richard Armitage is featured quite a bit in these trailers makes me so happy. :D
💋: lost in your lightmaybe on April 15th, 2018 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ocean's 8 looks really good, I just hope the sexist jerkoffs leave this alone ( who am I kidding, they totally won't )
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on April 15th, 2018 03:33 pm (UTC)
You know they won't, because they have nothing better to do than shit on something that they could easily ignore. But it doesn't matter since I'm going to be having fun with this movie.
Daniela: blossomeiffels on April 15th, 2018 03:10 pm (UTC)
The fact that Jessica Jones was renewed just makes me ridiculously happy!
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on April 15th, 2018 03:38 pm (UTC)
Same here! More Kyrsten Ritter is just amazing and I want more of her as Jessica on my screen. :D
haebin: daeneryshaebin on April 15th, 2018 04:44 pm (UTC)
I have the same hopes for Mulan.
Gong Li is such an incredible beautiful woman. I hope, Disney does it well.

Oh, Richard Armitage is a part of Ocean's 8? Didn't know that. :o

And yay for a third second of Jessica Jones. :))
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on April 15th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
I like how they're getting unknowns as well as known Chinese actors for Mulan, which I hope they utilize them well.

Oh, Richard Armitage is a part of Ocean's 8? Didn't know that. :o

Yep. :D Of course, I knew this months ago since I keep track of the things he's been announced to be in with his career, but seeing him constantly featured, even just briefly, in these trailers is honestly such a treat since I initially thought his character was more of a cameo. So watching the film is going to be extra fun for me. ;)
giallarhorngiallarhorn on April 15th, 2018 09:57 pm (UTC)
Jet Li felt like a shoe in once they named Donnie Yen in the cast, but I'm really meh about the change in the villain.

Ocean's 8 looks wonderful still, though.
Renée: Nikita. Femme Fatale.rogueslayer452 on April 16th, 2018 01:17 am (UTC)
I know, I'm not really understanding the reasoning behind changing the main villain from being the leader of the Huns to, you know, a witch. I mean I love Gong Li, I think she'll be fantastic regardless and I appreciate them adding more women to the story, but this change in antagonist seems rather random and doesn't quite fit? IDK. It's too early to tell how this will all play out, and as I said I'm not opposed to them deviating from the animated film. I just want it to make sense in the final product.
Say what?sometimesartist on April 17th, 2018 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yay more Jessica Jones but also. I'm struggling so much with the mom plot. I still haven't finished the second season. Sigh.

Also yaaassss Ocean's 8! My body is ready.
~*Suzy Q*~blakmagjick on April 18th, 2018 10:46 pm (UTC)
oh shit, I never finished Jessica Jones S2...hah.
I should do that sometime soon.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on April 20th, 2018 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm excited to hear Grantchester is getting a new season. I hadn't heard Norton would be leaving, but if it continues, I definitely agree it should focus on Leonard.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 20th, 2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
I heard rumors about it circulating around last year when the fate of the show was undecided, most likely due to James Norton doing more films and the uncertainty of the conflict of schedules. At least we now know the answer.