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Mr. Wednesday Produces Second Season for American Gods!

American Gods – the elegantly odd series based on Neil Gaiman’s epic war-of-the-gods novel – has been renewed for a second season.

The series (and the novel) follows ex-con Shadow Moon and the mysterious Mr. Wednesday on a road trip across America to recruit old gods (Czernobog, Biquilz, Anubis) from many mythologies to his side for a war against encroaching modern gods (Media, Technical Boy).

American Gods runs Sundays (9/8C) on Starz.

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American Gods: Mr. Wednesday Hires A Bodyguard!

American Gods – Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) – Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment.

Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods takes all manner of clichés and bends them and twists them until they emerge all shiny and new. It’s a new mythology; it’s a road trip; it’s a mismatched buddy movie, and more. And it’s absolutely brilliant.

Bryan Fuller has produced legendary TV like Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal – all absolutely brilliant. Michael Green, with whom he created TV’s take on American Gods (Starz, Sundays, 9/8C), has had equally wonderful shows – like Jack & Bobby, Everwood, Kings and The River.

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Starz Releases Opening Credits for American Gods!

American Gods – Ian McShane, Corbin Bersen, Ricky Whittle – Photo courtesy of Starz

Starz has released the opening credits for the premiere episode of American Gods – a series of mythical images given a 21st century spin.

They’re quite lovely in a moody, high-tech, glossy darkness kind of way.

There’s also a new trailer that looks at what Shadow Moon is getting himself into (that would be big trouble…).

American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, premieres on Sunday, April 30th (9/8C).

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There’s a Storm Coming Trailer: American Gods!

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods – a tale of the war between the Old Gods and the New – has its first trailer.

If anyone doubted that Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) was the man to bring the book to life, this trailer puts paid to that notion – it’s brilliant!

American Gods premieres on April 30th.

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American Gods: The War Begins In April!

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Starz has announced the premiere date for its epic original series adapted from Neil Gaiman’s much loved novel, American Gods.

American Gods – which follows bodyguard Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and his employer, Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) – posits a coming war between the Old Gods and the New.

The series will have its World Premiere at SXSW before debuting on Starz on Sunday, April 30 (9/8C).

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Symphony of Violence: While We’re Waiting for John Wick Chapter 2!

John Wick: Chapter 2 – Keanu Reeves reprises his role as wishes-he-could-just-retire hitman, John Wick. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate.

While we’re waiting for John Wick Chapter 2, Lionsgate has kindly put together a supercut from John Wick – John Wick Chapter One: Symphony of Violence. It showcases some of the great action/violence from the first film set to the 1812 Overture.

Not for the faint-hearted. Check it out after the break. John Wick: Chapter 2 opens on February 10th.

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Ian McShane Is Mr. Wednesday In Starz’s American Gods!

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If ever there was a case of perfect casting, it would Starz’s casting of Ian McShane (Lovejoy, Deadwood, John Wick) as the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, one of the key characters in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

I’m not the only one who thinks so, either…

Neil Gaiman had this to say about the matter, ‘When you write a beloved character (beloved with, or despite, or because of all his faults) like Mr. Wednesday, you get to watch the internet trying to cast the role. I’ve seen a hundred names suggested, but few make me grin like Ian McShane does. I’ve already been lucky enough to have him in one film (he was bright blue in it, animated, and probably Polish). Now I count myself even luckier: he’s made the journey from ‘Lovejoy’ to ‘American Gods.’  Yesterday was Super Tuesday. Today is Wonderful Wednesday.’ Follow the jump for more.

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John Wick: Well Worn Trope in a Fresh World!

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Why would we go to see yet another hitman comes out of retirement to wreak vengeance movie?

Because it takes the reliable (okay, maybe overused) trope and reinvigorates it with style, a degree of wit and a unique world with unusual details. Also, Keanu Reeves at his best.

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Middle Earthen Trailer: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Peter Jackson wowed ‘em at Comic-Con 2014 with a trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check it out following the jump.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be theaters on December 17th.

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