Thursday, May 10, 2007

Links du Jour: Hulk and Shazam casting, a Children of Hurin review, and some really great marketing advice

World's Mightiest Mortal
I almost didn't do a Links entry today, 'cause there's not a lot to talk about. But there are a couple of timely items, so...


  • I was pretty sure that I didn't want to read Children of Hurin out of fear that it would be more Silmarillion than Lord of the Rings. Here's a very well-written review that confirms that.

  • Yesterday, I linked to an article that revealed the villain in the next Hulk movie. Today, a link to an article that reveals who plays him. And some mighty fine villain casting it is, too.
  • It's not a done deal or anything, but it looks like there's a very strong possibility that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be in the live-action Shazam! movie. If he even knows who he'd play (presumably it would be either Captain Marvel himself or his arch-enemy Black Adam), he's remaining coy about it. But I agree with the poster in the link who says, "The guy is the right choice for either role. He’d make a killer bad guy, having fun with it, and he’s certainly got the look to pull off Black Adam. But there’s also a decency to him that’s almost immediate when you’re talking to him, this open quality."

Writing is Hard

  • I said before that I was going to have to come up with a marketing plan for Dust to Dust. The indespinsable Paperback Writer has some excellent thoughts on the subject. This is something I'll be referring to again and again.


Siskoid said...

Personally, I think the Rock makes for a good IBAC...

West said...

I dunno what "IBAC" means, but I hope ol' Dwayne signs on in some capacity.

Siskoid said...

Ibac was a Shazam villain...

Ivan the Terrible
Attila the Hun

He's on Wikipedia, the fount of all knowledge.

West said...

Danke. (I thought he was revamped and had a different, but similar name.)

-West "too lazy to open his Outsiders tpb's" 3Man


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