Games of Thrones, like other classic sci-fi series, has inspired a fantastic collection of artists. This year’s calendar features the work of Marc Simonetti.

George R.R. Martin took to his Not-a-Blog to make the announcement, “The official 2013 SONG OF ICE AND FIRE calendar is on sale at your favorite bookstore, br[sic] it brick & mortar or internet (if it’s not, time to find a new favorite bookstore). Some gorgeous artwork by Marc Simonetti this year.”

To give fans some insight into his process, Marc Simonetti made a behind the scenes video that shows how he creates one of the calendar’s pages from start to finish. The video truly shows how criticism of digital art being “not real art” is completely invalid. The details, time, and talent are quite apparent. Simonetti has drawn for a number of epic fantasy shows before. The gallery on the official Marc Simonetti website displays some of his previous A Song of Fire and Ice work where he has done the cover art for various foreign editions of the books.

Although there is no indication of what is being drawn in the video, the final picture is a spoiler for Martin’s most recent book A Dance With Dragons. It is unlikely that a fan of the TV series would understand the scene and who and what is being portrayed. However, beware the comments on YouTube. Also, fans of only the TV series may not want to visit Martin’s website where the scene is more fully described. There are more photos on, but again be aware that the finished product contains major spoilers for all of Martin’s novels.

Though having a calendar may seem routine in some fandoms, fully-illustrated calendars have only been produced in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for the A Song of Fire and Ice series. In that time, no artist has ever done more than one calendar. According to the A Song of Fire and Ice Wiki, the inaugural calendar was a mixture of character portraits and scenes. The 2011 outing was an all scenic theme on the various castles in the series. In 2012, character portraits were all the rage, but they were not reflective of the actors in the HBO series. Now in 2013, classic scenes are the focus.

What do you think of Simonetti’s choice of color and design? Is this a product that you would buy?

The Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure theme park debuted the world’s first Frozen musical on Friday, May 27, and video of the full show is now online.

Clocking in at nearly 70 minutes long, the new Frozen musical is easily one of longest shows ever at a Disney park. The previous musical at the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure, Aladdin, was “only” 45 minutes.

With only three shows scheduled for opening day, Fast Passes for the Frozen musical were out of stock only one hour after the park opened. The passes will only get tougher to come by as we enter the holiday weekend.

Luckily, fans managed to record the whole show and put it on YouTube. Your favorite characters, including Ana, Elsa, and Olaf, appear in the Frozen musical as they perform all the hit songs from the movie. As you can tell from the length of the show, much of the movie has made it into the theatrical adaptation. The show is quite extravagant, and naturally includes a show-stopping performance of “Let It Go.” Watch the full Frozen musical below:

Disney has already announced that a Broadway version of Frozen is currently in development, as is an animated sequel.



Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?