Quite a few Veronica Mars news tidbits have been released over the past few days, including the first follow-up novel’s title, a handful of international showings, and more.

Like our last Veronica Mars movie news post, we decided that it would be best to include all of the most recent news in a round up.

The first ‘Veronica Mars’ novel title has been revealed


Last week, in an online preview of their Veronica Mars cover story, Entertainment Weekly revealed the title of the first Veronica Mars novel. The book, set to be released on March 25 (just a week and a half after the movie’s premiere), will be titled The Thousand Dollar Tan Line.

While we don’t know any specifics about the plot, we do know that the novel series will take place right after the events of the movie and involve a lot of fan-favorite characters (whose names we won’t list here in case you don’t want to be spoiled on the movie). If we had to wager a guess, we would bet that the superficial tone of the title hints to the novel taking place in Neptune.

You can pre-order the novel now from quite a few places, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (Note: Don’t be alarmed if the image for the pre-order doesn’t reflect the newly released title.)

Entertainment Weekly discusses reshoots and box office goals


The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (where Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring are on the cover) reveals that, after a test screening in October, Warner Brothers requested a Kristen Bell-narrated prologue. Their hopes are that the prologue will more easily introduce the Veronica Mars universe to newcomers in a simple and clear manner.

Entertainment Weekly also reports that Warner Brothers provided Rob Thomas with enough money to shoot a few extra scenes involving Veronica and Keith in response to the test audience wanting to see more of their interaction. These additional scenes are also reported to help clarify a few of the plot points. Their funding of additional scenes is really interesting considering that they wouldn’t originally do more than help promote the film. This further involvement may demonstrate their renewed faith in the series.

Entertainment Weekly’s story also discusses Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell will be gauging the success of the film and the odds of a follow-up film. “I know what number we’d have to hit to do it again,” says Kristen Bell, but she wouldn’t give the specific number because she’s optimistic that the film will be able to hit it. However, the article says that Veronica Mars will live on no matter how the film does. In addition to the novels, Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell state that they’re interested in low-budget Veronica Mars movies or even a Netflix series.

You can read the rest of the fantastic piece on Veronica Mars (including an exciting preview of a scene that will be in the movie) in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is on sale now.

Note: If you’re having trouble tracking down a copy for yourself, you can order one from the Entertainment Weekly website or count on Barnes and Noble to have them in stock (trust us, we know from experience).

 

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Rob Thomas announces Canadian showings


This past Friday, Rob Thomas announced the first of what fans hope will be many international Veronica Mars screenings. The movie will be playing in Cineplex theaters in 21 cities across Canada and tickets for those shows are now on sale. 13 of those cities will be getting the Veronica Mars movie the same day as U.S. theaters, while the other locations will have their first screenings on March 20.

Canadian marshmallows can find more details on the Cineplex website, here’s a list of the Canadian cities that will be screening Veronica Mars:

  • Calgary (March 14)
  • Edmonton (March 14)
  • Halifax/Darmouth (March 14)
  • Hamiton (March 14)
  • Kitchener/Waterloo (March 14)
  • London (March 14)
  • Montreal (March 14)
  • Ottawa (March 14)
  • St. John’s Newfoundland (March 14)
  • Toronto (March 14)
  • Vancouver (March 14)
  • Victoria (March 14)
  • Winnipeg (March 14)
  • Barrie (March 20)
  • Fredericton (March 20)
  • Lethbridge (March 20)
  • Nanaimo (March 20)
  • Red Deer (March 20)
  • Regina (March 20)
  • Saskatoon (March 20)
  • St. John • Windsor (March 20)

In the same update in which he announced the Canada screenings, Rob Thomas stated that they’re still working hard on more international screenings and are hoping to have an update for fans some time this week.

For those of you who may have had trouble purchasing tickets for the Layton Hills, UT showings, we tried it Sunday night and it seems to be working now. If you (or any other Marshmallows from other states) have any more trouble with tickets, contact the theater for assistance or information.


‘Veronica Mars’ ‘Race to the Box Office’ website launches


Last week, Warner Brothers launched their Veronica Mars “Race to the Box Office” website. In addition to their more traditional Veronica Mars movie website, “The Race to the Box Office” is all about fan participation. Fans who “join the race” can work together to unlock special rewards (like exclusive behind-the-scene clips) by promoting the movie in the ways listed on the site. Plus, the page releases small goodies for fans every day (like character profiles), so be sure to check back daily.

Which of these pieces of ‘Veronica Mars’ news excites you most?

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!