Television: NBC picks up David E. Kelly’s ”Wonder Woman” after all. For our two cents we nominate January’s Cosplay Babe of the Month Valerie Perez for the roll.
Wonder Woman will fly this pilot season after all. New NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt capped a day of high-profile pilot pickups with a surprise order to David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman reboot. Deadline.com.
Star Wars: Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni interviewed as he stirs politics and war-time strife into the animated sci-fi series as it heats up in the second half of the season. Check the interview at Wired.com.
Movies:Bane and Catwoman confirmed for the Dark Knight Series. After months of speculation, Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros this week lifted the veil of secrecy about the identity of two of the villains in The Dark Knight Rises. Or, perhaps more accurately, we know who at least one of the villains is. Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, who the world knows better as Catwoman, but the press release doesn’t say explicitly that Selina Kyle is Catwoman, or that the role is that of a villain. Catwoman’s role in the comics, particularly in the last 15 years, has been sort of a mixture of both a villain and a hero (the modern Catwoman’s a burglar with a heart of gold, basically). Tom Hardy (Inception, Star Trek: Nemesis) was announced as cast as a mysterious role last year, but now we know that he will be playing Bane. Bane is most famous for being a villain addicted to the strength-enhancing drug Venom (no connection to the Spider-Man villain), and for breaking Batman’s back. Bane appeared as a supporting villain in Batman and Robin, but the casting of Tom Hardy suggests a more subtle portrayal (Americans know him as skinny from his roles in Inception and Star Trek: Nemesis, but as seen in Bronson, he can also bulk up quite impressively). Warner Bros has scheduled The Dark Knight Rises for release on July 20, 2012. Rotten Tomatoes.
Cosplay: Illyne as Lara Croft.
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