Archive for August, 2010

Green Lantern: Kilowog Revealed

Posted in Green Lantern Movie News by Darth Death on August 10, 2010 by Tonk

So there’s been a crap-load of GL movie news that’s been doing the rounds since I last reported on it (last year..ooops!). So I see little point in re-capping it here. If you have a general interest in the development of the Green Lantern Movie then you’ll be across most of the major news by now.

What I will say is that I reckon Ryan Reynolds is going to be great as Hal Jordan. The interviews of him that I’ve seen thus far all seem to suggest that he has a good handle on the character and really wants to do the right things by the property and by the fans. And the same must be said for Mark Strong who is playing Sinestro. Both these guys seem to be relishing their parts and as a fan of Green Lantern, this comes as a great relief. It’s certainly refreshing to see the stars of a major motion picture really digging their roles.

Anyway, on to the main reason for this post:

Today has seen the leaked image of Green Lantern Kilowog. Is this image legit? It seems so. Do I like it? Yeah, I think so.

For those unfamiliar with the character, he was first introduced in the mid Eighties as one of the alien GL’s assigned to Earth during the short lived Green Lantern Corps series (volume 2 issues 201-224). Later, in the early Nineties, Hal Jordan’s history and origin was re-worked during the famous ‘Emerald Dawn’ period and Kilowog was ret-conned to become a trainer of freshly recruited Green Lanterns and played a part in Hal’s early development as a Green Lantern. Over time, Kilowog’s importance as member of the GLC and his significance in GL mythology has grown and grown. Today, he is a firm fan favorite.

Kilowog is a character that is open to visual interpretation. His alien form has seen many variations throughout the 25 years that the character has been around. There really is no definitive version of Kilowog. Different comic artists like to interpret him in different ways and I see this movie version of him as a continuation of that. My main gripe is that I would have liked the lower jaw to be heavier. But hey, whatever. As with Hal’s costume that was revealed during the lead up to SDCC, I’ll reserve final judgement until I see it in action.


Too long between drinks…

Posted in Death Sentences on August 9, 2010 by Tonk

Hi Knight-sters!

Sorry, it’s been far too long between blog posts. I dunno what went wrong…just kinda lost track of the whole blogging scene. I’ve been slack and that’s reprehensible! Not the sort of behaviour one would expect from a Dark Lord.

Ah well, stuff it. I’m here now and I’ll do my best to get the Knights’ Blog back on track.

So there’s not too much to report on the SUBURBAN KNIGHTS front. We’re constantly getting asked: “So when’s Episode 3 coming out?” To which I often reply: “Piss off and mind your own business!”. Which admittedly, is a bit harsh. But then again, I am a Sith, so you’d expect that kinda response from an evil bastard. Right?

The bottom line is, Episode 3 may or may not happen. It’s a sad fact I know. An outline does exist for what we want to do in Episode 3 but if and when it gets made depends on a great deal of variables; the main one being: “do I want to spend another year rotoscoping lightsabers after work?”. And while I admit that the idea of that is not too bad, it’s more a case of “do I want to dedicate time and resources to something derived (which SK is) or something more original?” To be totally honest, it’s more likely the latter.

Here at the SK Citadel, we have a number of, what we think, are really cool ideas for some short films and with any luck, we’ll get stuck into a few of those over the next 12 months. As I’ve said many times on this blog (when I actually get around to posting) making films is hard. And making non-funded short films is even harder. You gotta pull in a lot of favours, you run the risk of sending yourself broke and you become rather myopic in your world view. Other things, such as family, can get ignored. And at the moment, that’s not something we want to see happen.

SUBURBAN KNIGHTS has been really well received and we’re very thankful for that. We’d like to see it continue in some form, whether as another short film, an animation, or as some kinda video-blog. We really don’t know at this point. But in the meantime, keep the faith! The Knights are still around and still active, protecting the ‘hood from wankers and pretentious douche-bags. Hopefully you’ll see us turn up on the web or community TV sometime soon.