M. Night Shyamalan is set to follow up his comeback thriller Split with a cross-over with another of his other hits, Unbreakable. If he can stick to classic, tight storytelling and not default to his tired end-twist shtick, this could cement him back as an influential Hollywood director.
I can’t believe this show is starting its 14th season tonight. Once again Sam and Dean find themselves fighting insurmountable odds only to make things worse by the end.
A lot came out this week, but it felt a little light. The week was dominated by Spider books, as the much anticipated Spider-geddon kicked off. The sequel to the awesomely successful Spider-verse. Like it’s predecessor, we were introduced to a host of alternate Spider-people in onsets called Edge of Spider-geddon, including the Spider-man from the recently released game on PS4. Dan Scott was able to balance a huge cast of heroes into a crazy fun adventure without it feeling convoluted, so this years show runner, Christos Cage has some big shoes to fill. If that wasn’t enough, we also got new issues of Amazing Spider-man, Spider-man & Deadpool and a issue of What If.. exploring to the ideas of Peter Parker becoming The Punisher. You had me at Spider-geddon.
Also this week, we got excellent issues of Avengers (which keeps impressing me), Infinity Wars, Captain America, Domino, and Iceman. I’m totally surprised by Donny Cates run on Venom. Somehow he’s managed to retcon a lot of what we know about him without it feeling shoehorned. After skimming through issue 7, I realized it’s so good, I need to go back and started from the beginning. Damn, I take back that light week comment.
It’s always awesome when David Tenant shows up as a wacky character. An angel and a demon try to stop The Apocalypse? Yes please.
Goddamn, Kevin Spacey. You were one of my favorite actors and starring in one of my favorite shows. Now lets hope Robin Wright can get the show back on course and not let the controversy ruin an excellent show.
I don’t know about this upcoming season of Star Trek Discovery. I’m still up in the air on where this fits into the overall continuity. I know I should just enjoy the ride, but I’m a ‘continuity’ guy. And how that Captain Christopher Pike, the original captain of The Enterprise and Spock are joining the cast, I hope this doesn’t muddy the waters even further. Come on, CBS. Keep this train on the rails please.