From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry. Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams The film is set to hit theaters beginning December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX.
COMET TV DECEMBER GIVEAWAY
DUST’S ERIC BROMBERG
We talk about this very cool streaming service that offers indie SF films and new content sure to please SF fans.
Teaming up with actor/rapper Common, along with Zack Howard and Mike Raicht of their company Noble Transmission, they have created a character that is an martial arts expert/antiquities dealer for a new comic for Webtoon.
The Truth About Killer Robots
Maxim Pozdorovkin has a new HBO documentary, The Truth About Killer Robots which looks at actual cases where robots have killed. We discuss the moral, criminal implactions of something that could impact us all.
PODCAST: BILL OLIVER
Jonathan is an Interesting film about a man who has two distinct personalities sharing the same body but does not have a split personality disorder but a divided psyche. Played by Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort, he falls for his “brother’s” girlfriend played by Suki Waterhouse. Film was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival.
BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES
Roundtable interviews from NYCC 2018 with Diane Pershing, Guiding force Bruce Timm, series producer Eric Radomski, Loren Lester, Kevin Conroy and Tara Strong.
Complied from one-one and roundtable interviews from NYCC, SDCC and a special New York Mars event, this episode has interviews with scientists and the cast of Nat Geo’s Mars. Interviews include: Jiahe, , Jeff Hephner,Historian Susan Wise Bauer, Martian author Andy Weir, former astronaut Leland Melvin, Dr Michio Kaku, Lucianne Walkowitz, Evan Hall, and Dr Stephen Petranek, author How We Live On Mars. Special thanks to Nat Geo, New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con.
Interviews with the Mars Thinkers including Andy Weir, historian Susan Wise Bauer, Author Dr Stephen Petranek, Leland Melvin, astronomer Lucianne Walkowitz, Dr Michio Kaku, and Dr Michelle Perchonok
Final episode looking at season two with interviews with astronomer Lucianne Walekowitz, historian Susan Wise Bauer, Martian author Andy Weir, Showrunner Dee Johnson, executive producer Justin Wilkes, Jeff Hephner, Jihae, Evan Hall, Dr Michio Kaku, former astronaut Leland Melvin, author Dr Stephen Petranek, and actor Anna Maria Marinca.
PODCAST: DEBBIE RONCHON
Actor who is well known to horror fans stars in Bloody Ballet. We chat about her career and the various textures of fake blood.