So we are at the end of the year and I thought it was time to do a bit of reflection. In this week’s column, I’m going to take a look at all of the rumors and ideas I’ve reported on and see how I did. To be honest, I think I ended up with a lot of wrongs or sort ofs but hey, can’t be right all the time.
January 7, 2010
In that column I reported about how Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 seemed to be postponed. Little did we know at the time that the project would be canned completely and instead production on a reboot would begin…
January 11, 2010
They day I talked about said reboot. My feelings are still pretty much the same. I still think a reboot on Spidey is way too soon and nothing they’ve set up so far interests me.
February 4, 2010
I discussed my suggestions on how to do a new Superman film. While it has yet to be seen how many of my ideas might well end up being similar to the film it does appear that Superman might be an unknown actor; I still think Routh should be given another go.
February ?, 2010
I’m not sure if this was a Just a Thought or a piece I was asked to do and if so why it got posted the same day as the Superman column (I have a feeling it has something to do with the new formatting of the site may have jumbled certain dates) but I discussed the rumor of Watchmen 2. Glad to say that this rumor never came to fruition and it appears that the movie idea of Watchmen 2 is currently dead. Yay for small miracles.
February 25, 2010
I mention the solicits for Suicide Squad. Still waiting on those.
April 15, 2010
We discussed the treasure trove of unseen Jack Kirby material for his stint with Ruby Spears’ animation. Nothing has been said about it since; no announcement of a book, comics, cartoons, movies or even a quick “We’re working on it.”. Curious to see what eventually happens to this material.
June 10, 2010
I went over a ton of predictions on what would be announced over the summer convention circuit. So far none of them have come to be but to be fair, my call that Swamp Thing would show up in Brightest Day may still occur, that series isn’t over yet. I’m also very surprised that no one has picked up the rights to The Shadow, especially DC. Although I’m told DC has at least looked into it.
July 15, 2010
Reported on Ed Norton not getting the Hulk in The Avengers and how I didn’t think Mark Ruffalo would make a good Banner. Well guess I’ll see sometime in 2012 when The Avengers hit’s screens with Ruffalo smashing things.
And that was pretty much it for rumor mongering for the year. But what about next year? Will first off, CBD’s own Pete DeCourcy is doing a cameo as Ant Man in The Avengers. He told me to keep it quiet but he should know better. When you’re at the Blue Beetle, please feel free to ask him for his autograph.
Beyond that, it’s quite right now. I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s round of Just a Thought, honestly I love writing the column and working with Comic Book Daily so I don’t think we’re going to stop anytime soon. Besides I have the goods on all my editors…they don’t have a choice.
Hope you have a happy and safe holiday season and I will be back next week with my selections for favorite comic of the year.
That’s right, selections. Multiple.