Did you guys watch Sharknado? I did. I thought it was glorious. Mainly because I enjoy all shark-related crap fests. I don;t feel like it deserved the amount of attention it got. I mean, Sharktopus had so much more soul but didn’t seem to blow up social media near as heavy as Sharknado. I guess that Weather Channel demographic is bigger than we ever could have anticipated. But to the point, smack-dab in the middle of shark week we learn something that we didn’t even know we needed; the title of the forthcoming Sharknado sequel. Via Entertainment Weekly:
The Twitter-verse has spoken. And Syfy listened.
The cable channel asked fans to pitch names for the Sharknado sequel.
The winning title is rather perfect. Here it is:
Sharknado 2: The Second One.
“Since Twitter played such a huge role in the success of the original movie, we wanted to use that platform to ask our fans to name Sharknado 2,” says Thomas Vitale, executive vp of programming at Syfy.. “This response is another reminder of how Sharknado has become a pop culture phenomenon. We want to thank all our viewers for their wonderful contributions to keeping up the shark-mentum.”
The title was selected by Syfy from more than 5,000 submissions via Twitter.
Sharknado 2: The Second One, which like the social media smash original film will be produced by The Asylum, arrives July, 2014.
The. Second. One.
I think it might be time we reevaluated how much power we want to place into the hands of Twitter.
According to SuperHeroHype and Geoff John’s manic twitter feed, there is talk of a live-action Blue Beetle series being developed.
According to Johns, it is the Reyes character that would be featured in a live action show, having been introduced on the animated “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” last year with plans to play a larger part on the show. The first stage of development in a live action show are recent tests to replicate how Reyes might activate his suit from the magical scarab that attached itself to his spine after Kord’s death. (courtesy SuperHeroHype)
If this turns out to be true, I will be freaking ecstatic. I love Blue Beetle. I think Jaime Reyes is one of the best new legacy characters DC has cranked out in a while. All respect to Gail Simone, I could never get into her All New Atom, but Blue Beetle suckered me in immediately and I stayed with his book all the way through to it’s eventual cancellation.
The prominent placement in the Brave and the Bold cartoon had me wondering if they were testing the waters for something bigger, and I hope that this pans out. That would just go a long way toward shutting up some fanboys who spend most of their time bellyaching about DC’s inherit “racism” in regards to their characters.
Earlier today, I engaged in a debate about the merits of Old Man Logan on Twitter with Sex Food and Comic Books contributor and nerdress Satine Phoenix. It all began with a simple tweet:
To which, I responded:
All of which leads me to post this:
Please note that I’m only posting this because I’m incredibly bored and I think it’s funny. Satine is great and so is Joe, her co-conspirator over at SFCB. They run an awesome site and though our tastes may run in different directions sometimes, it’s nice to have someone to discuss these things with.