1. Arrow. I've been hearing talk of a TV series about The Green Arrow for a few years, and I'm glad they weren't just rumors. It's real, and it's coming to The CW on Wednesday nights at 8PM. With Supernatural being moved to Wednesdays at 9PM, I'd say this could be a winning combination - after all, Smallville and Supernatural back to back worked well, and this is something very similar. I'm a sucker for superheros and I'm definitely going to check it out. You can find more, along with a trailer for the promo episode on October 10 at http://www.cwtv.com/shows/arrow .
2. The Hobbit. I was looking forward to 2 movies in 2012: The Avengers, and this. The Avengers was awesome and this too will be epic. Check out the trailer here:
4. The iPad Mini. I know it's just rumors, and really it's not specifically about this device. I'm interested to see how the tablet market continues to evolve. It seems to me that everything is drawing off everything else and they're trying to keep developing the "one thing to rule it all." For example, from what I've heard, the concept of the iPad Mini is to make it more like the Kindle Fire. I have no doubts that laptops, tablets, and ereaders will be one in the same device in the near future, especially from what I've heard about how the upcoming Windows 8 will look more like a tablet than a PC. Yep, it won't be long. The thing with that, though, is pricing. No doubt, a device that's a laptop/ereader/tablet would be exhorbantly expensive, which isn't exactly a way to put it in the power of the people. But who knows what they'll come up with. At any rate, this market is moving fast and I'm interested to see where this train is going.
5. The Justice League Movie. Again it's rumors, but I've been hearing murmurs of this happening on and off for a little while, and they've reignited with the success of The Avengers. I'd like to see such a thing, but the fact of the matter is that Marvel acted in good faith first, so DC is going to have to pull a hell of a rabbit of their hat to top that. Plus, Marvel is keeping up the momentum with Iron Man 3 coming soon and Thor 2 in the works. With the flop of The Green Lantern (which was a disappointment), DC has a lot of ground to cover in catching up. They better step up the pace and get in the ring soon, or the "superhero" market is going to play out and they'll be after midnight getting to the ball. In other words, they need to get moving before the next big thing breaks - and while Marvel has the momentum going NOW. When it comes to things like this, timing is everything.
So there you have it - 5 things I'm watching with great interest. Some are certain, some aren't, but I think I can say for sure that you're going to see momentum going on all of these in the coming months.
Happy Friday to you all, and I hope you have a great weekend.