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Miyazaki talks about his new feature Kaze Tachinu: The Wind Rises

Miyazaki talks about his new feature Kaze Tachinu: The Wind Rises

The legend of animation Hayao Miyazaki spoke to Japan Times about his upcoming new feature Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises): 

“I’ve been producing animated movies for the sake of children, so I wondered if I should make a film about a man who developed weapons. But whatever anyone does, nobody can cause no harm for their whole lives. It’s wrong to label people as wrongdoers because they produced weapons. It was wrong from the beginning to go to war, but as the Japanese opted for war, it’s useless to blame Jiro for it. Basically, engineers are neutral. For instance, automobiles can help people, but they can also hit them.”

Check out some more highlights over at Animation Mag. 

Firefly is BACK! (Kind of)

Firefly is BACK! (Kind of)

Everyones favourite cowboys-in-space, Joss Whedon creation - Firefly - lives on. Or at least it does in our hearts. And now you can play as a browncoat - as Firefly Online launches next year.

Fox have announced that the social online role-playing game will launch on iOS and Android next Summer - where players captain a shop, recruit a crew and lead missions, while trading with other players. The game allows you customize your ship and pick up game-play across any platform. 

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!! 

Sandman, Fables, Aquaman due for Feature Films

Sandman, Fables, Aquaman due for Feature Films

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson talked to Hollywood Reporter last week - and what came up was, well, interesting.

Nelson highlighted five comic book properties she would like to see hitting cinema screens - and is very honest about why a Wonder Woman is taking its time and on Green Lantern’s sinking.

THR: If it were up to you, what five characters or titles would you like to see on the screen?

Nelson: Sandman is right on top. I think it could be as rich as the Harry Potter universe. Fables.Metal MenJustice League. And yes, I’m going to say it: Aquaman.

THR: There have been a few attempts at bringing Wonder Woman to the screen — the Joss Whedon feature that was canceled in 2007, David E. Kelley’s 2011 TV pilot — but nothing has stuck.

Nelson: We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.

Read the full interview - and then get VERY excited.

The Wolverine – and what comes next – X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Wolverine - and what comes next - X-Men: Days of Future Past

At the sneaky preview screening of The Wolverine last night there was … hope. The X-Men, Spiderman and Wolverine films have been made outside of the Marvel family circle so haven’t had the same massive interest or intrigue that has made the Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and The Avengers films great.

But all that is about to change.

The Wolverine hints at a new beginning - it follows a few years after the other films - with Logan ditching the X-Men and going to Japan. And there are hints, snippets and clues left throughout of what is tom come in X-men: Days of Future Past.

The launch of and the TV spots and news reports littered through The Wolverine are hinting - that Marvel are applying the same build up to the next film.

And it gets better - there’s a few STONKING cameos in The Wolverine after the credits run.

Wolverine is good. And what comes next is looking great!