Hello readers! So I was out of town this past weekend, and unfortunately that meant that I didn’t get around to writing anything ahead of time for my usual Tuesday posting. Since I didn’t have anything ready, I thought I’d take this time to talk about some changes that occurred on a topic I posted about a month or so ago as well as talk about some things I’ll be trying to do, content-wise, moving forward.
As I said, I wrote a post about this awhile ago, but I wanted to touch on the Ghost In The Shell live-action casting rumors. Some of you may already know this, but Margot Robbie appears to be out of the running for the lead role. Instead producers are pursuing Scarlett Johansson for that part.
Many of my initial worries and objections still apply to this casting decision, though as a Hollywood selection, it’s not too bad (I mean, if there aren’t any Asian women who can be lead actresses in Hollywood, might as well get Scarlett Johansson, right?). I liked Johansson a lot in The Avengers, and I enjoy how she’s starting to make a name for herself as an action star with the Black Widow role as well as more recent films like Lucy. This would be a good addition to her resume. And who knows, maybe she’ll be in one of the upcoming Expendables movies.
And, with that updated, I thought I would mention that I am going to be making a concerted effort to focus a little bit more on posting reviews for books, this following a resolution I’ve made to try and read more. I might also continue to throw in thoughts on things in other mediums with strong storytelling or narrative elements that I feel are worth talking about, but I will be trying to stay away from random news stories like the one above, at least as far as writing out full blog posts goes.
I also have some writing projects that I’ve been working at, so I may start posting more things about those endeavors and the writing process to give people a little bit more insight into that. Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve done with the blog so far, and I hope you’ll continue to read my work as I move forward with it.