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In “The Walking Dead” comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, one of the most dangerous villains to date wasn’t one of the undead herds plaguing the desperate survivors. It was a man known only as The Governor.
TV Guide has revealed the first picture of David Morrissey (“Doctor Who: The Next Doctor”) as The Governor from the upcoming third season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” As in the comic book series, The Governor will be the leader of a rival settlement of survivors in the town of Woodbury who comes into violent conflict with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.
…”The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the comic,” said Kirkman. “While I think that people are going to like the character, I don’t think it will be because he is doing likable things. I don’t think it will be because he appears heroic. I think that he’s definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He’s definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down.”
“Having The Governor in the mix is going to fundamentally change the show in all kinds of awesome and exiting ways,” continued Kirkman. “And David Morrissey totally rocks!”
[craveonline/Blair Marnell/07 Jun 2012]
Today we got our first official look at The Governer, but what will his home of Woodbury, Georgia be looking like? Check out the photos after the jump and find out what town is substituting for it.
Woodbury, Georgia, is a town fifty-two miles away from Atlanta, Georgia, and 30 miles from Fayetteville, with a pre-plague population of 1,102. In the Novel The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, it is mentioned there are “about sixty” members of the town. The town has a McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and an Arena where they held fights for entertainment.
[comicbookmovie/Alex Lynch/07 Jun 2012]
Glen Mazzara tells THR his first script caused “a big panic” among the cast. AMC’s popular zombie series The Walking Dead offers plenty of chills, but for Season 2 showrunner Glen Mazzara, the drama playing out offscreen offered some terror-inducing moments of its own. In The Hollywood Reporter’s drama showrunner Emmy roundtable, Season 1 writer Mazzara reveals that taking over from fired series creator Frank Darabont was a “scary” experience. “It was scary. I went to the show to work with Frank, and I know what it’s like to lose a show that you’ve create,” Mazzara says, who was taken off his own series — Starz’s Crash — after only one season. “I knew it was a painful situation for him, the cast and the crew,” Mazzara said. “I know what it’s like when all of a sudden the creator’s not there.”
[hollywoodreporter/Seth Abramovitch/06 Jun 2012]
First a gray wolf. Now a wolverine. What’s next for California — a grizzly bear?
That might be asking a bit much, but after Thursday’s story of a hiker who spotted and photographed a wolverine in the High Sierra, anything seems possible.
David Messa spotted the animal on Day 2 of his mid-May hike near Lake Spaulding in Nevada County.
“He was like a bull in a china shop running across that lake. He just probably feared nothing,” Messa told Fox40 in Sacramento. “He was kind of galloping; actually fell through the snow two or three times, turned around and came back, and came across in front of me. I was actually able to get a photo.”
The last time a wolverine was spotted here was in 2008 — a motion sensor camera in the Tahoe National Forest caught images. The Department of Fish and Game said it was just the third documented time a live wolverine had been photographed in the wild in California.
[latimes/Paul Whitefield/07 Jun 2012]
“Prometheus,” the long-awaited “Alien” prequel, is an enthralling popcorn spectacle — if you ignore the theology
Somber, spectacular and ponderous, “Prometheus” virtually thrums with the desire to become a classic of science-fiction cinema, as well as a late-career landmark for its 74-year-old director, Ridley Scott. As movie buffs around the world already know, “Prometheus” is a long-contemplated prequel — presumably the first in a series of prequels — to Scott’s 1979 “Alien,” which blended the horror and sci-fi genres to powerful effect and announced the arrival of a distinctive visual and design aesthetic. That’s been Scott’s signature over the past 30-odd years; he’s made good films, bad films and lots of indifferent ones (“Someone to Watch Over Me,” anyone? “Matchstick Men”?), but they’ve pretty much all had the patented Ridley Scott Look.
[salon/Andrew O'Hehir/06 Jun 2012]