You probably remember Batkid, the adorable 5-year-old who had leukemia and was subsequently granted a wish (as part of the Make-a-Wish Foundation) to become a superhero. San Francisco was transformed to Gotham City, and Batkid came to the rescue, taking on villains and meeting his gracious fans. Well, his transformation into Batman is nearly complete — Batkid is getting a movie. "Batkid Begins" is an upcoming documentary about the day his wish came true. Batkid (real identify: Miles Scott) is currently in remission, so happy news all around!
Sharknado has returned, and this time, the shark-infested tornado is terrorizing New York City. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" — the Syfy sequel to the original masterpiece "Sharknado" — debuted this week, with Ian Zeiring (that dude from "90210") and Tara Reid ("American Pie") both reprising their Oscar-worthy roles. The ratings for this sequel beat out the original "Sharknado," making it Syfy's most-watched original movie. If you missed it the first time around, the film is scheduled to re-air on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Also, for those worried this will be the end of this menacing shark-infested tornado, fret not: "Sharknado 3" is coming in 2015.
San Diego Comic Con
The biggest event in comics/general geekery took place last weekend, featuring movie trailers, panels, exhibits, A-list celebrities, and costumes — lots and lots of costumes. The cosplay at San Diego Comic Con is unparalleled, featuring some of the most creative and well-executed costumes around. (Not to mention, some of the cutest, like this to-scale Rocket the Racoon.) Costumes aside, other con highlights included: Harry Potter as Spider-Man; the Mad Max trailer; several panels including one for the Avengers, one from Game of Thrones, and Women Who Kick Ass (my fave, obvs); and this moment between Mark Ruffalo and Paul Rudd.
What were you talking about this week?