I just saw a sketch on Conan that featured a clip from the upcoming series Young Justice featuring Conan’s superhero character The Flaming C. Suddenly I saw a lot of traffic from search engines and people are looking for the footage. Welcome, fellow Conan fans!
I loved seeing that clip as a fan of both Conan and Young Justice. However, I have seen the episode that the clip was taken from, and the character that they animated The Flaming C on top of is Superman or Batman (I can’t remember which, but he has Batman’s voice). It was great seeing Conan’s character on the show, however, and I do hope that they keep pumping out the clips. It was definitely animated by the studio, though, and looked spectacular and authentic. I’m hopeful that they actually do a cameo, but I’m not sure of the legal implications of that. Because Conan owns his show, it wouldn’t be too difficult to make a deal with Warner Brothers to make it happen.
Clip after the break.
More exciting news on the Ghostbusters 3 development. Ivan Reitman has confirmed that the screenplay is complete for the third Ghostbusters film, which he believes could be the best of the three. While I don’t doubt that it could be, I think it’s going to be a very tough mark to reach. Depending on what point of view you take, it could be the best in terms of effects, story, cinematography or laughs. There are any number of variables that it could be the best at.
However, I’ve written in the past about Ghostbusters 3: Thoughts and Feelings on Continuing the Series, and I highly recommend you read it as it has garnered a lot of positive response from fans in some Ghostbusters fan forums. It’s going to be tough to even live up to our expectations, let alone top all of them. There will be those of us that find the new film can only sit in the shadow of the original. There will also be many that feel the new one far overshadows the old (and most of those sentiments will come from younger fans that didn’t grow up with the original).
I admire the confidence, though, and can’t wait to see if it does hold up to things that I have heard about it.
CS: The whole Sigourney Weaver thing about her son taking over and Bill Murray coming back as a ghost…
Reitman: Oh, no, yeah… I mean, Sigourney Weaver has a role in this movie. All the original characters have parts. As well as a whole bunch of new characters… it’s got a really good story, this one. Maybe the best of the whole series. I hope we get to do it.