Author: Scott Hocking

SDCC 2017 – DC makes a splash

A sneak peek at Aquaman and a new Justice League trailer were revealed at the Warner Bros. presentation. Jason Momoa has a personality to match his hulking physique. Having just flown in to San Diego from Queensland where Aquaman is currently shooting, the former Khal Drogo was a bundle of energy, bounding into Hall H waving his trident. “We can’t say too much… but we’ve made something special,” he promised before introducing an exclusive clip which showed an aerial shot of an underwater army of ray-like ships passing beneath a fishing boat. Despite his previous comment, the jet lag...

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SDCC 2017 – Taika Waititi talks Thor: Ragnarok

We asked the Kiwi filmmaker about working in the MCU and bringing a bit of Big Trouble in Little China‘s Jack Burton to the character of Thor. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is renowned for enlisting interesting and unlikely filmmakers to put their own spin on the brand; guys like James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy, and now Hunt for the Wilderpeople‘s  Taika Waititi. But how much creative freedom does the studio allow? “They gave me a lot of creative freedom actually,” Waititi tells STACK. “I think that’s to their credit and what makes all their films successful is...

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SDCC 2017 – Ready Player One

The Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H kicked off with a look at the new Steven Spielberg virtual reality adventure. Set in a dystopian future of 2044, Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One is considered the Holy Grail of young adult fiction. It’s also a love letter to ’80s pop culture, which informs the virtual world entered by Tye Sheridan’s character in order to solve a series of puzzles to claim the ultimate prize – wealth and power. “I put down the book and I said, ‘You’re going to need a younger director,’” Spielberg told the crowd. “It was...

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SDCC 2017 – To Valhalla via San Diego

The Vikings never did anything by halves – and that includes the Comic-Con panel for the History Channel series, which culminated with a full Viking funeral in San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South to honour the show’s fallen characters. The bodycount was huge over the course of Vikings‘ fourth season, with a number of major characters risen to Valhalla. But those who did show up to the Comic-Con panel included Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig and Alex Høgh Andersen, along with a certain Aussie star who made a surprise appearance in a kangaroo costume. Fair dinkum! Prior to the evening’s panel,...

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