THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 04/14/15

THIS WEEK FONSECA HAS GUEST HOSTS ANNA MARIA AND MIKE MATTEWS, WE TALK TO Bianca Kajlich.. From NBC’s HIT Undateable…She calls Fonseca a GEEK..and talks about her TV show.

We talk Avengers, Doctor Who, Comic Books and read your emails.

 

 

MIKE MATTEWS TALKS DOCTOR WHO:

Doctor Who Will Air Until At Least 2020

 

doctor who tenth anniversaryDoctor Who just celebrated the tenth anniversary of its new run on television, which started the 2005 episode “Rose,” and Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. A decade and four Doctors later, executive producer Steven Moffat says that fans can expect the Doctor’s adventures to continue for at least another five years.“I thought it would last ten years,” Moffat tells Doctor Who Magazine. “I didn’t think it would last ten years with BBC Worldwide trying to get me in a room to talk about their plan for the next five years!”But why stop at a 15 year run?“It’s going to do a minimum of 15. I mean, it could do 26!”Even after 10 years on the show, Moffat goes on to say that it’s never an easy production.

“It’s not easy to find new people,” he says. “It’s not easy to find new Doctors. That could be the danger – that you start to think that it’s easy. There’s nothing easy about doing Doctor Who.”

Moffat says that the show is a strong as it ever has been since the relaunch in 2005, and is actually growing internationally.

“Ten years on, our ratings are pretty much the same. Actually, internationally, bigger. No show does that! You’re meant to go down! Doctor Who just stays. It’s extraordinary!” he said.

He also revealed that the BBC had a surprisingly practical outlook when Moffat took the reins from previous showrunner Russell T. Davies.

“When I first took it over, the BBC said to me, ‘We’ve done all our calculations. The ratings will now fall. Expect to lose quite a bit. We don’t mind that. We’re going to keep it going. So long as it’s a good show we won’t mind if the ratings stop being quite as amazing as they were. That’s absolutely fine.’ And they didn’t. They pretty much stayed the same.”

Ben Stephenson, head of BBC drama, echoed Moffat’s confidence in the series, saying there’s no reason that can’t be celebrating the show’s 100th anniversary in another 50 years.

“Because it’s such an amazing format, because you can constantly revive it and re-imagine it, then as long as the people looking after it are passionate about it and the BBC is passionate about it, there’s absolutely no reason why it can’t do another 50 years.”

Doctor Who will return for Series 9, with Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, later in 2015.

ANNA MARIA WITH DEAD POOL:

The Merc With a Meta Mouth: 5 Ways Deadpool Breaks the Fourth Wall

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In case you didn’t notice, Deadpool and his upcoming movie have been in the news everywhere lately. That means it’s time for another arbitrarily constructed list meant to inspire debate and/or frustrating longtime fans who know the subject infinitely better than some overworked writer.

 

 

 

 

If that intro felt a little too on-the-nose for you, it’s because this list both honors and explores one of Deadpool’s signature characteristics – his propensity to break down the “fourth wall” between the comic and the reader. In celebration, ComicBook.com decided to break the fourth wall ourselves with some insight (and humor. Please find this article funny.) into constructing a list of Deadpool fourth wall breaks (we naturally kept it to five, because who has time to ramble on longer than that?).Deadpool MvC3 weapon barHonorable Mention: One of These Things Is Not Like the OtherListicles will typically utilize an honorable mention where the author wants to discuss something that’s kind of related to the topic at hand, but is too fringe for the article’s main theme. In this case, that’s Deadpool’s fourth-wall bust in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game. Being the cosmically aware character that he is, Deadpool uses the game’s energy bars and power meters to attack his opponents. It’s clever touch from the game programmers, as it totally captures Deadpool’s archaic nature. But since the rest of this list will focus on comic book moments, this video game instance is relegated to the honorable mention pile. Also, that technically means this list has six entries, but we’ll continue to label it as five because honorable mentions don’t really count.Deadpool Bullseye5. Leave Nothing To The Imagination 

In this panel from Joe Kelly’s landmark run on Deadpool, the “Merc with a Mouth” (just worked in a nickname so we don’t have to write the word “Deadpool” twice in a row) acknowledges that he’s a character in a serialized piece of fiction when he tells his adversary, Bullseye, exactly when the two last tangoed. While it’s a helpful guideline for the reader (to this day, editors will still use those little * notes to alert readers of prior events), Kelly dropped this line into Deadpool to mock tired superhero/villain banter and immediately cut to the chase.
This bit was ahead of its time and is still quite funny, but as its fifth-place ranking, suggests, it’s pretty basic fourth wall breaking.

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4. The Other Guys

Building off the last entry (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, just scroll up), this issue of A+X features a team-up between Deadpool and Hawkeye that’s derailed when an adversary misidentifies them as “Purple Arrow” and “Ninja Spider-Man.” For an extra turn of the fourth wall-breaking screw, Deadpool comments on the newness of their Hawkeye and Deadpoolbooks, and how their lack of exposure has lead to the misidentifications.

The “Purple Arrow” comment is just an obvious poke at the fact that Hawkeye, despite his current “A” list status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a blatant ripoff of DC Comics’ Green Arrow. Meanwhile, Deadpool’s crack on how his and Hawkeye’s new books haven’t developed a strong following yet reads as a good-natured swipe at the frequency of superhero comic reboots and relaunches.

Deadpool Talks to Boxes

3. Mixed Media

Remember when we mentioned video game Deadpool fighting with energy bars (see, the honorable mentions do count!)? In the same vein, Deadpool has a habit of acknowledging his comic book status by referring to medium conventions like dialogue balloons and narration boxes (aka, “little yellow boxes”). Starting with Gail Simone’s run scripting Deadpool, the character would converse with these little yellow boxes, and in some instances, argue with them (like I am with the person who keeps putting all this parenthetical information into this listicle. Stop doing that). Thank you.

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2. Honor Thy Father (Or Not)

Deadpool is not the first comic book character to acknowledge his creator. An early Silver Age issue of the Fantastic Four actually featured Doctor Doom interacting with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as part of his plot to conquer Reed Richards and company. But there’s just something smarmy about the way Deadpool smugly winks and nods at his creator, Rob Liefeld, that has a certain je ne sais quoi about it (French? Does this writer think he’s better than me?). A lot of that is due to Liefeld’s controversial status in the comic book industry. An artist who hit supernova status when he was practically a teenager, Liefeld gets credited for pioneering many 90s artistic trends that are derided by fans and critics today – i.e. oversized guns, disproportionate anatomy, and pouches. The Fantastic Four addressed the fact that Kirby wouldn’t draw Galactus the same way twice, but Deadpool has never shied from a shot at Liefeld. And depending on where your opinion stands on Liefeld, that’s either very funny or mean-spirited.

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1. Look Familiar? 

What better way to end a listicle that’s tied to recent Deadpool movie news than by listing a Deadpool film reference in the top spot?

Actually, what’s amazing about this panel is that it was published nearly seven years BEFORE Wolverine: Origins, the first movie where Ryan Reynolds portrays the “Merc With a Mouth” (before they took away his mouth for reasons that anger fans to this day). Did the comic’s writer, Gail Simone, have some kind of crystal ball that told her Reynolds would one day play Deadpool, or was she just making a cheeky joke about him at the expense of a random and handsome actor? Either way, acknowledging the real world outside of the fictional world of comics books, is, by definition, breaking the fourth wall. So coincidental foresight, this instance earns the top spot (and, as we said at the very top of this article, this list was explicitly timed to tie-in to the wave of Reynolds/Deadpool movies news).

Set Videos: Deadpool Waves To Fans & Performs Acrobatic Stunts

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More fantastic footage from the set of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool has surfaced online and it is filled with awesomeness.Torry Courte had a birds eye view of the set as they filmed multiple takes of Wade Wilson performing acrobatic stunts. He also captured a shootout scene in which a group of thugs open fire on our mutant anti-hero.Global News has some fun footage of Vancouver-born superstar Ryan Reynolds waving to his fans while wearing his red and black superhero costume.Deadpool (April 7th Vancouver, BC) from Torry Courte on Vimeo.

Deadpool – Filming in Vancouver, BC from Torry Courte on Vimeo.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Our First Look at the Full Suicide Squad Cast

Now, a constant barrage of leaks from the Deadpool set may well have dominated the past week’s awesome-superheroic-images news cycle – but that doesn’t mean that the Merc with a Mouth is going to get the last word.After all, Suicide Squad hasn’t even really stepped into the ring yet, and with filming only just about to get started on the all-star DC adventure, things are liable to get over-exciting any day now.Or, in fact, right about now.Y’see, director David Ayer – who has in the past few weeks joined with cast-member Jared Leto to tease the film’s new Joker – just released an image on Twitter…and it’s something pretty special:Yup, that’s right. That there is pretty much the entire cast of Suicide Squad, all hanging out in one place at the same time…

 

From left to right – Director David Ayer, Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller).

As well as:

From left to right – Will Smith (Deadshot), Karen Fukuhara (Plastique), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress).

The thing is, though, you may well have noticed that there are a couple of famous faces missing – and three surprising new ones included.

Well, Jared Leto is presumably busy getting into the role of the Joker (watch out, Toronto!), but what about Joe Manganiello, heavily rumored to be playing Deathstroke in the movie?

Well, according to Umberto Gonzalez (a.k.a. Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe), that’s very much not going to happen:

Instead, those three new faces?

(A.k.a., from left to right – Adam Beach, Jim Parrack, and Ike Barinholtz)

They’ll apparently be playing Ravan, Deathstroke, and Dr. Hugo Strange respectively.

Which is actually a pretty big reveal to just throw into a full cast shot like that. Nicely played, Mr. Ayer. Nicely played…

The big question now, then? When are we going to get to see them in costume?