Saturday Link-a-Mania

Afternoon folks. Quiet day at SFX Towers but plenty going on in the world. Here are just a few of sci-fi's quirkier links this rainy weekend:

Six New Photos From Transformers 2
Visit /Film for six new photos from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, released yesterday from Paramount. Lots of giant stomping robots, including photos of Bumblebee, Demolisher, Optimus Prime and Devastator.

Latest On Marvel Movies Plans
Interviewed on the set of Iron Man 2, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige explained what lies ahead, delivering news on everything from Captain America to Ant-Man to The Avengers. Here's a quick summary:

  • Marvel aims to put out four movies a year.

Check out the full story with direct quotes here (via io9 ).

Dress As Jabba
You too could become one of the top gangsters of Tatooine with this Jabba The Hutt Supreme Edition full-body costume! Comprising a body and tail piece, mask, and battery-operated fan to keep you cool, this beaut will ship in September 2009. Find it here (thanks to Boing Boing ).

Mark Sheppard On Warehouse 13
Over at SCI FI Wire , genre favourite Mark "Romo Lampkin" Sheppard has been spilling the beans on his forthcoming guest role in new show Warehouse 13. In the show, two intelligence agents find themselves transferred to Warehouse 13, a secret storage facility housing every strange artefact and supernatural relic ever collected by the government (think the Ark Of The Covenant).

Sheppard will guest-star as Valda, a mysterious representative of the organisation controlling it all. "Warehouse 13 is the repository of all supernatural stuff that has existed through time," explains Sheppard. "[It] tends to exist in the dominant superpower's realm. So one time it looked the Nazis were taking over, and it managed to burn itself down and reappeared a little later in America. It's funny and witty. We're dealing with Lewis Carroll's mirror and James Braid's chair. Some interesting stuff there, you know?" And of course, it wouldn't be a sci-fi show with Mark Sheppard in it, so now we're excited.

Warhammer 40,000 Book
Lastly, for now, SF Signal lists some reasons why you should read those Warhammer 40,000 novels you've turned you nose up at in the past. Citing excellent world building and quality authors like Dan Abnett, the article 5 Reasons Why You Should Read a Warhammer 40,000 Book makes an interesting case.

Have a good Sunday! And don’t forget to follow our Twitter feed for regular breaking stories and feedback from the SFX team.