Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic will draw to a conclusion this month. Issue #40 will be released on January 19. Dark Horse Comics have previewed the four pages on Robot 6. "Season Eight has at last brought Buffy the long way home, and betrayal comes in the shape of the closest, most unexpected individual of all," reads the solicitation. "Reeling from their losses, the Scoobies will never be the same again." Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight debuted in 2007, following directly on from the events that concluded the television series in 2003. The issue will be written by Whedon and pencilled by series regular Georges Jeanty. Source Here
A week or two ago, we told you about rumors that Glee actress Heather Morris was being considered for the role of Buffy Summers by the studio handling that littlecontroversial Buffy reboot. But what does Morris have to say about whether these rumors are true? The actress, known best for her role on Glee as the often ditzy but lovable cheerleader Brittany, told Access Hollywood that she is indeed a contender for the role of the kick-ass Vampire Slayer. The actress said that: "They're considering me! I found out and I almost peed my pants because I was so excited!" http://blastr.com/2010/12/that-glee-ful-buffy-rumor-may-not-be-a-rumor-after-all.php
It's been a long week waiting for Part 2 of 'The Long Way Home' in motion comic form, and I must say, the excitement has waned slightly upon seeing the second episode. I'd love to say that the episode lived up to my expectations, but unfortunately a few negative aspects I highlighted in my last review are weighing heavily upon the series. But hey, lets start with the positives, shall we? The episode itself focuses upon the training of the Slayers activated in the events of the Season 7 finale, 'Chosen'. We see their struggle to co-operate with one another, and learn how much of an uphill struggle their activation actually presents with regards to making any progress in the battle with evil. Dawn's growth is also dealt with, with Xander suggesting that perhaps her struggles with herself and her new family of Slayers are manifesting in the form of her new gigantic stature. The meat of the story, however, comes in the form of a curse put upon Buffy in her sleep, trapping her within her own dreamworld until she receives the kiss of true love. Cliche, sure, but the reintroduction of Amy as an antagonist is an interesting start to the season. To Read More Click Here .
Since the release of the comic continuation of Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 2007, speculation of a TV or film continuation has been rife, be it in the form of spin-offs such as Buffy: The Animated Series or the recently announced Buffy The Vampire Slayer film, without the involvement of original creator Joss Whedon or the original cast. However, until now, nothing outside of the comic medium has surfaced. This changes with the release of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Motion Comic. Since motion comics first became popular, opinion has been generally negative of their ability to tell a linear story without losing aspects of character or plot. Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic received a very mixed response, with some disappointed at the fact that the entire cast was voiced by one actor, and others praising the animation involved. However, the Buffy Motion Comic lacks many of the faults highlighted within others, and proves to be an entertaining watch without degrading the characters established within 7 televised seasons. To Read More Click Here .
Listen up, fangbangers. Werewolves are here to swoop in and take over this vamp-centric phenomenon (through vampire shows and their own series to boot!), but they're by no means newbies. They've been around just as long as their blood-sucking brethren and are finally ready to take the limelight (err, or the moonlight?). Even before the original Wolfman film 70 years ago, werewolves had been wrecking havoc under the full moon for centuries, and now they're even stealing hearts with their sensitive sides and impressive abdominal muscles (that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!). They may be mysterious, temperamental, furry (sometimes), and somewhat predictable (beware the full moon!), but we at SideReel are all about the wolfboys (and girls!), so without further ado, here are our 10 favorite werewolves (watch out, #10 is kind of spoiler-ific!): 1. Jacob Black, Twilight Okay, so technically Jacob is a shapeshifter , not a werewolf, though that careful distinction isn't technically made until the abomination that is the 4th book (we do not speak of BD), but I'm not going to split hairs for the sake of this post. Logistics aside, Jacob has every desirable quality a werewolf should have -- washboard abs, bulging biceps, 108 degrees of heart-melting hotness... What? These aren't characteristics of all traditional werewolves? Well, I still approve. Sure, Jacob is only like, 16... but he has the body of a 25-year-old! It says so in the books! You can't fault me for drooling. 2. Alcide Herveaux, True Blood We haven't seen him in werewolf action yet, but I have a feeling we're all going to prefer him in human form, anyway. Shirtless human form. We've only just met him so far, but I'm already lovin' that he's slightly mysterious and dangerous, yet gentle at the same time, and probably a little more bad-ass than his emo 'tude is letting on at the moment. As long as he's doin' what he's gotta do in minimal clothing, I'm down for the ride! 3. Oz, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Before he became a Family Guy vocal staple, and prior to his stint as E's arch nemesis on Entourage , Seth Green was Buffy's resident teen wolf. Unlike most traditional werewolves, Oz had the ability to somewhat control his wolfy outbreaks despite the moon's ominous patterns. He may not have had the impressive god-like physique of some of my favorite wolfmen, but he made up for it in musical talent! 4. Scott Howard, Teen Wolf Speaking of teen wolves, I'm goin' old school on this one. Looking back, this hoop-shooting lycan may not look nearly as cool as I'm sure he was back in the day, but wasn't Michael J. Fox just sooo dreamy back then? Seriously, was he? 'Cause this movie was kind of before my time... 5. Scott McCall, Teen Wolf Good news: the 80s classic lives on with this upcoming new MTV series, Teen Wolf . I guess it's a little too early to deem him one of my favorites, but I beg to differ -- this series is gonna kick some RJ Berger butt. Werewolves need to step it up, anyway, if they want to compete with the whole vampire trend! Tyler Posey of Lincoln Heights stars in the TV remake, and he looks way more bad-ass than the 80s-tastic Michael J. Fox and Jason Bateman versions! 6. Remus Lupin, Harry Potter Lycanthropy may be more of a curse than a benefit for poor Professor Lupin, but he makes it work. Rather than giving him heightened senses and super strength, his condition makes Lupin haggard and ill around the times of his transformation, and is basically a slave to the moon's patterns. It certainly helps to have a wizard lady friend who loves him to stand by during the hardest times, along with a supportive band of friends, and a place to hide! He gets extra points for maintaining his moral code and loyalty to Dumbledore despite his wolfy ways, unlike his evil fellow wolf, Fenrir Greyback. 7. Madison, Supernatural She (yes, she !) may have only appeared in one episode, but I gotta give props to her for representing for the she-wolves! Madison painted a sympathetic portrait of weres, despite the many evils that face the Winchester boys, through her short-lived romance with Sam (and its heart-breaking ending). While things may not have ended well for her, Madison showed heart and determination over her lycan impulses, making the ultimate sacrifice to keep others safe from her monster side. 8. Luke Cates, Wolf Lake Yup, believe it or not, before Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley made it big as brooding vamp Stefan, he heated things up on the short-lived series Wolf Lake . Seriously, though. He got naked. Like, a lot. With some Skinemax-worthy sexy time on the lake shore. Don't ask me how that was cool for CBS (and don't ask how that TV GOLD ever got canceled), because I never watched it myself, but... you can catch up on reruns on the Syfy channel! 9. Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World Okay, so I'm kind of cheating with this one, because Cory isn't actually a werewolf (as far as we know), but it was only like, the most ridiculously awesome Halloween episode ever! Cory has a scare when he suspects that he's going to turn into a werewolf after getting bitten by a strange animal. Of course, this was not the case, but compared to some of the weird/unrealistic happenings in the later seasons, an actual werewolf wouldn't have been that far-fetched... **SPOILER ALERT** 10. Tyler Lockwood, Vampire Diaries So we don't actually know if Tyler is a werewolf, so this is just a prediction, but all signs left over from the first season point to "probably." If the books ring true in this case, I think he'd be a welcome addition to the modern werewolf family (and maybe a good excuse for me to start watching more regularly come season 2), though he does have some big shoes to fill! Got a favorite wolf boy (or girl) that didn't make the list? Share below!
James Marsters has played an evil vampire and an evil android ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Å but now the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville has a new role: Happy groom-to-be. Marsters, 47, recently proposed to longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman, 24, a student of fashion design, in Trier, Germany, his rep tells PEOPLE. Marsters, who is also a musician and played with the band Ghost of the Robot, met Rahman at a concert in Amsterdam. Of their first meeting, Marsters told PEOPLE in 2006, "I met her backstage and got her phone number, but then my jeans were cleaned out by the crew and they threw it out. I'd given her my number, but she took down one digit wrong. It took her six months to call all of the different combinations." The couple plan to wed this fall. Marsters will next be seen in the new CBS series Hawaii 5-0. Source: People
onât know what is in the water these days in Hollywood, but another week brings another revelation of infidelity. This time, its actor David Boreanaz, who has admitted to cheating on his wife of nearly 9 years, Jaime Bergman. The Bones star and his wife have two kids, son Jaden, 8, and infant daughter Bardot, who is just eight months old. I feel terrible for anyone who comes to the awful realization that their spouse is cheating on them. But for it to come to light while you are at home with your 8-month old? Wow. That basically means that either while they were trying to get pregnant, during the pregnancy, or after the baby was bornâor God forbid, all threeâhe was seeing another woman. But while this story is both sad and unfortunate, the crazy part is in who is alleged mistress wasâand how the affair came to light.Boreanaz tells People that he is going public with the affair because his former mistress hired an attorney and threatened to expose him. The actor explained that he had an affair and that the woman he had seen asked him for money, and he felt as if he was being âblackmailedâ or subject to âsome kind of extortionâ. The attorney who contacted Boreanaz was none other than Gloria Allred, who represented Rachel Uchitel, the Manhattan woman who was one of the more prominent mistresses in the Tiger Woods scandal. So who is this mystery woman? TMZ is saying it is not Uchitel. Radaronline is saying that it is Uchitel. Who to believe? Could it be one of the other women in Tigerâs life? Stay tuned.
If 'Glee' has you yearning for more song-and-dance routines on TV, hold onto your (top) hats! From April 29 to May 5, Fox is turning several of its shows into musicals, including 'Bones,' 'House,' 'The Simpsons,' even 'Fringe.' On May 2, 'Family Guy' will celebrate its 150th episode with an extended episode featuring new and familiar musical numbers. Suffice to say the shows should be a blast, for both us and the actors. Of course, TV aficionados know this is nothing new. Shows like 'Ally McBeal,' 'Eli Stone,' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' have featured musical numbers regularly, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention 'Viva Laughlin' and 'Cop Rock' (even though the latter was declared by TV Guide to be one of the worst shows ever, ouch!). In fact, we can trace the trend back to classic episodes like Bugs Bunny's 'The Rabbit of Seville' and 'What's Opera, Doc?' To honor Fox''s celebration, I've put together some favorite musical episodes. See if you agree with my choices, and feel free to add your own in the comments below. There are plenty of great ones I didn't have room for here, including 'Oz,' 'Malcolm in the Middle,' 'Daria,' 'Seventh Heaven' and 'Xena: Warrior Princess.' To Read More Click Here .
From E!Online: Sometimes we wish we could have tased the ever-annoying Xander on Buffy The Vampire Slayer . Guess we'll have to live vicariously through the LAPD. Former Scooby Ganger Nicholas Brendon was on the business end of a stun gun after some serious disturbing of the peace, according to police. Cops responded to a late-night disorderly conduct call and came upon the 38-year-old actor, who apparently caused said ruckus and then allegedly tried to flee. Officers pursued and said they needed a jolt to bring him down. He was arrested around 12:30 a.m. on a felony count of defacing property (which apparently happened during his ill-fated escape attempt). Brendon was booked at 6:15 a.m. and, last time checked, was still being held on $20,000 bail. His rep was unavailable for comment. We just want to know if the Hellmouth was somehow behind this. Read more: Buffy Star Brendon Tased by Police
From ScifiWire: Has it really been 13 years to the day since Buffy The Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB? Seems like yesterday, and yet Mar. 10, 1997, was so long ago I didn't even remember (don't hate me now) that the series launched as a midseason replacement! If you were there from the very beginning, you first met Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy Summers not in the show's first episode, but in a teaser trailer that's only aired twice. Check out the promo to see how the world first met the Slayer-though the embedded clip is missing the warning that "The following two-hour world premiere is rated TV-PG and contains action scenes which may be too intense for younger viewers." For the complete trailer, and more info on its history, visit TV Obscurities . Source