Zack Snyder is Definitely, Possibly Directing a Star Wars Movie. Maybe. For Sure.

seven-jedi-posterThe $4 Billion Disney buyout of Lucasfilms has left us all reeling. We don’t know what to expect without George at the tiller. Will there still be wooden characters with soap opera dialogue? Will wild innovations still give way to racist cliches? It’s a fucking free for all.

So what to make of reports that Mr. 300, Zack Snyder (who also apparently directed that Owls of Ga’Hoole movie, whatthefuck), will be directing a non-Skywalker Saga Star Wars movie? The scuttlebutt is the Dawn of the Dead helmer is set to direct a loose adaptation of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai except, you know, with goddamn light sabers.

WHAT.

Look folks, the surface of what can be done with this intellectual property now that Doublechin Lucas is out of the picture has barely been scratched. I used to bullseye womp rats back home and they’re not much bigger than than that scratch. Snyder is currently sort-of denying this rumor but real or not, it’s a great idea. Make it happen, Mickey.

(Via Vulture)

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Weekend Links: Keeping You Cool Despite the Brutal Heat

The heat; it is inescapable, really.  At least here in the heart of NYC, where to go outside is to take your life in to your very hands.  The furious Sun has come back with a vengeance and your pale skin is the sacrifice it desires.  ALL WILL BURN BEFORE ITS NUCLEAR-FUELED MIGHT. So stay inside, won’t you, and check out these  tasty links:

Cthulu Lego sets for all! Did you know it’s actually Lego, not Legos? Look at that, already smarter.

What if Pixar made a Justice League  movie? Well, I think the immediate answer is that it would be watchable, unlike all of their non-Batman flicks. But don’t get too hot & sweaty over it, as Pixar & Marvel are both owned by Disney.  Maybe there’s a cheap Dreamworks knockoff in the works?

You like Minecraft? You like Game of Thrones? Then you’re in luck: some intrepid/insane gamers have been busy re-creating all of Westeros in Notch’s super-addictive construction..game? Simulator? Way of life? Whatever it is, make sure to click the link above and check out all the construction going on.  It’s mind bottling.

Have you been watching Video Game High School?  What do you think so far?  I kind of enjoyed the first episode but haven’t gotten around to the rest.  But never fear! (ed note: Who, exactly?)  I’ve gots you  (ed. note: Kotaku’s “gots” you) covered with the first nine episodes ready to watch. Watch them and let us know what you think!

Speaking of watching and video games, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is now on Netflix.  Maybe it’s not amazing, but it certainly beats going outside.

Here’s a recipe for S’mores Pancakes;this has nothing to do with either video games or comic books but damn, they look awesome. LOOK AT THEM.

Trailer Park: Wreck-it-Ralph

To be honest, I had completely ignored absolutely everything about this movie and ended up watching the trailer because I was bored at work.  Stupid me, because this actually looks awesome.  Two second synopsis: Video game villain gets tired of his racket, quits to wander through other games.  The Villains Anonymous scene alone looks tremendous.  Zangief! Bowser! A zombie! Ghost from Pac Man whose name I forget! Dr. Robotnik! Good on Disney for not making yet another terrible movie.