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Lynda Carter Will Return to ‘Supergirl’ in a Kevin Smith Directed Episode

Lynda Carter, best known for starring the classic Wonder Woman television series, appeared earlier this season of Supergirl as the mysterious President Olivia Marsdin. The character’s brief appearance teased a larger backstory that could lead to some serious repercussions, and we’ve all been waiting to know when she’d return.

Well, the good news is that we shouldn’t have to wait too long, because (as Screen Crush reports) Lynda Carter will be back later this season for sure. We know this thanks to an Instagram post by Kevin Smith.

This post is also why we know that her appearance will be in an episode directed by Smith as well, for obvious reasons. We’re not sure when the episode will air, but there’s obviously only so many episodes left in Season 2 at this point.

Supergirl airs Monday nights on The CW.

Via Screen Crush

Kevin Smith Wants To Do Another Jay and Silent Bob Movie

Kevin Smith is determined to return to the “Askewniverse” that launched his career. And while his plans for Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2/Mallrats the Series fell through (the former due to a cast member not wanting to come back and the latter due to a lack of studio interest), he’s not giving up. His latest attempt to bring back the franchise is also the most likely to succeed though – a new Jay and Silent Bob film.

Smith posted an image of a script cover page with the words “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” on the cover to Facebook yesterday, along with a very long chunk of text. The important takeaway is this bit though:

And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids.

This still might not happen, but the odds are looking pretty good that we’ll get another installment in the vein of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. While it isn’t my favorite kind of Smith film, it could still be a fairly solid romp for long time fans.

‘Buckaroo Banzai’ TV Series May Face Rights Issues

Back in May, news spread that Kevin Smith was trying to develop a TV series based on the cult film Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension. Not a lot of news has come out since though, beyond the news that Amazon Studios may be interested in the project. Well, the show may have hit a snag — and it’s one most of us probably weren’t expecting. Although MGM owns the rights to the original film, they may not in fact own the rights to the title character.

Talking with Film Buff Online, the director of the original film W.D. Richter said that the wording of Buckaroo Banzai writer Earl Mac Rauch’s contract may put the rights of the character in Rauch’s hands and not the studio’s. Richter stated:

[The] Agreement’s simple, blunt language acknowledges the existence of two entirely separate intellectual properties – one they called ‘The Property’ and one they called ‘The Work.’ Crucially, ‘The Work’ is a technical term in the Writers Guild Basic Agreement with all the studios, is defined as only “what the writer is engaged to write,” and a screenplay is all that Mac was engaged to write in the MGM contract. David Begelman basically commissioned a screenplay based on a piece of literary material that MGM didn’t own and then David Begelman went off and made and released a movie based on it. It’s the equivalent of releasing a movie based on a Stephen King book but forgetting to buy the book from Stephen. And a highly regarded property lawyer agrees with us.

Now, I am in no way a lawyer, so I can’t speak to the legality of any of this — but regardless it sounds like some sort of legal matter will pop up here, whether the rights really lie with Rauch or MGM.

Hopefully this can get sorted out though, because halting the development of this project would just be the opposite of fun.

Via Film Buff Online

‘Buckaroo Banzai’ TV Series Being Developed By Kevin Smith

1984’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a hard movie to describe. I mean, your protagonist is a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and (importantly) a rock musician. He drives a jet car, and fights inter-dimensional aliens.

You know, like you do.

While the filmmakers had always hoped for a sequel (announcing Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League in the credits), the lack of commercial success meant that this one film would be the only Buckaroo Banzai we’d probably ever get.

Well, that might not be the case anymore.

Kevin Smith has stated that he’s in early talks with MGM to develop Buckaroo Banzai into a television series. If the show goes forward, the first season would retell the plot of the movie, with any subsequent seasons continuing the character’s adventures.

This is interesting to me on a lot of levels. While the film is a cult classic to geeks of a certain age (i.e. people like me and older), most younger nerds may not have ever actually seen the film. Frankly, I’m thirty-five, and while I’ve watched it, I barely remember anything from it because I last watched it on a Sunday afternoon when I was ten.

But I remembered the name.

And maybe that’s the biggest strength for any Buckaroo Banzai adaptation. For a generation, people have not shut up about how you “have to see this film,” but a lot of people just haven’t. The name recognition is huge, but most people aren’t actually familiar with the source material. This could bring in a lot of potential viewers to a show where they still won’t see the story coming.

I legitimately hope this project moves forward.

Via Hollywood Babble-On, Screenrant

Episode 43 – Loosed Basely

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we remember the late Terry Pratchett, dive into Nick and Pher’s weekend at Kitsune Kon, lament CHI-FI’s inability to do PR or communicate, get amazed by the antics of Fantasticon Milwaukee, talk about the No Boys Dorm Kickstarter, entertain the idea of the “Con Man” webseries, and get confused by Mallrats 2 being a thing.

Also, Sony is screwing up the Ghostbusters franchise, big time.

Links:
Our coverage on CHI FI –
http://www.nerdandtie.com/2015/03/20/chi-fi-convention-screwing-up-pr-and-communications-again/

Our coverage of Fantasticon Milwaukee –
http://www.nerdandtie.com/2015/03/19/milwaukees-fantasticon-is-out-of-money-wont-run-a-second-event/

“No Boys Dorm” Kickstarter –
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/587957796/no-boys-dorm-web-series

“Con Man” Indiegogo campaign –
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/con-man

Naruto musical costumes –
http://www.naruto-stage.jp/sp/index.html

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(Trae rescued it amazingly – it is audio only just in the letters)

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Mallrats 2 is Happening… but should it?

So THR is reporting that Kevin Smith is working on Mallrats 2, and that he’s completed about half the script. At first I was mildly excited, but the more and more I think about it, the more trepidation I have about the idea.

Because I’m not sure Clerks 3 is a good idea.

…I’m sorry, I meant Mallrats 2.

I’m having a bit of a flashback here, because this is the same reaction I had when it was announced that Kevin Smith is also currently working on Clerks 3.

Clerks 3 came about because of either the abject failure or moderate success of Tusk, depending who you ask, and Smith’s spinoff of Tusk, titled Yoga Hosers, comes out this summer. Clerks 3 begins production shortly, but Smith’s return to the well with Mallrats 2 won’t happen until after he finishes the miniseries Hit Somebody this fall and Moose Jaws (the follow up to Tusk/Yoga Hosers) in early 2016.

But I still have to ask, do we really need this? I mean, Mallrats was the most stand alone film of all of the 90s Viewaskewdom… does it really need a follow up?

Are malls even a thing people go to anymore?

Via THR

Clerks 3 is happening… but should it?

So many are reporting that Kevin Smith has finally secured funding to make Clerks 3 (due to either the success or failure of Tusk, depending on how you think about it). At first I was mildly excited, but the more and more I think about it, the more trepidation I have about the idea.

Because I’m not sure Clerks 3 is a good idea. Continue reading Clerks 3 is happening… but should it?