Thor Ragnarok: Could Hela be Loki’s Mother *Spoilers*

Note:  This was originally published on Creators.co so check it out there if you want.

 

*Needless to say there will be SPOILERS! for Thor Ragnarok in this article, so read at your own risk.*

In Thor Ragnarok we learn that the villainess,Hela, goddess of death, is actually the first born daughter of Odin, the older sister of Thor, and the older adoptive sister of Loki. But what if she is more to Loki than his adopted sister? What if she is his mother?

Before you argue, saying, “If she’s his mother why wasn’t it mentioned in the movie?” Well I will get to that in a second, but first let’s review the case for Hela potentially being Loki’s mother.

First of al,l we know Loki was essentially kidnapped as a baby from Jotunheim by Odin after being abandoned by his father King Laufey of the Frost Giants. No mention is made of who his mother is and you could probably surmise that it is Queen Farbauti like in the comics, but what if the reason Odin took Loki from Jotunheim is that he knew he was the result of a tryst between his daughter, Hela, who had recently attempted to escape her banishment to Hel and one of his greatest enemies. It would make sound sense for him to take the baby and hide him from both his parents.

As for why Hela didn’t recognize Loki as her son, it could do to two factors. Firstly, she would probably think he was dead, perhaps even being told so by Laufey, who abandoned Loki after he was too small to pass for a Frost Giant and not wanting to break his peace with Odin should he discover the child and the fact he had conspired with Hela to possibly take down Odin.

Secondly, if Odin discovered the child and knew of his origins he would go to great lengths to hide him from Hela, maybe even magical lengths. We already know Odin has no qualms about lying and keeping secrets, so this could just be another one of the skeletons in his closet.

To back this up Hela and Loki even look a little similar. They both have black hair, they both are skinny and a little bit pale and they both appear to have a similar ability to alter their appearance. Also, having half-Asgardian blood could explain why Loki never looks predominately like a frost giant.

While maybe not the most compelling evidence it does point to the distinct possibility of Loki being related to Thor and Odin after all.

“But why wasn’t this revealed or even mentioned in the movie?” You may ask. Well, for starters only Odin would have known the truth like I said and while perhaps Hela suspected it she was too bent on conquest to really worry about a family reunion.

I think Loki’s connection to Hela wasn’t addressed because, despite her demise, Hela might still play a role in the MCU.

What if, besides Odin, there is another who also knows the truth about Loki. What if that person was Thanos.

“But why would Thanos keep it a secret?”Because it wouldn’t be beneficial to reveal it to Loki until the time was right, and I think that time is the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

In the comics, Thanos acquires the infinity stones out of love for the personification of Death, but perhaps in the MCU he is after something different, the freedom of his true love Hela, the goddess of Death.(Her love affair with Thanos and the fact he most likely has the Infinity Gauntlet already could explain how she knew the one on Asgard was a fake) Unfortunately, she already freed herself and was subsequent destroyed, along with Asgard, her source of power. So now Thanos has to use the Infinity Stones to resurrected his love and restore Asgard.

So how would Loki fit in? We already know he stole the Tesseract(an Infinity Stone, lest you forget) from Asgard before it’s destruction and for the looks of things in the end credits scene Thanos has found Loki and the Tesseract along with all the survivors of Asgard. If Thanos were to reveal Loki’s true parentage it would drive yet another wedge between Loki and Thor and perhaps convince Loki to both hand over the Tesseract and join Thanos to resurrect his mother.

Anyways, that’s just a theory I have. Let me know what you think. Do you think Hela could be Loki’s mother?

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My Arrested Development Screenplay: Epilogue

And now the conclusion to the story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie…

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

Part 21

WHITE BACKGROUND WITH THE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT LOGO

NARRATOR (V.O.)

In the sequel…

INT. THE OFFICES OF JOHN PARMESAN, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

JOHN PARMESAN, Jean Parmesan’s older brother is sitting behind his desk in a black leather chair. Sitting in front of his desk is Jim and Carol Miller. The plaque on John’s desk reads “John Parmesan P.E.”, an obvious typo.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

The Millers get some surprising news

JOHN PARMESEAN

The reason I called you here is because I have a concrete lead on the daughter you gave up for adoption.

CAROL

Really? What do you have?

John pulls a picture from a folder on his desk and hands it Carol.

JOHN PARMESEAN

Only this.

Jim and Carol look at the picture.

JIM

Wait a minute; this is our ex-son-in-laws twin sister.

JOHN PARMESEAN

Well they can’t be twins because she’s your daughter

CUT TO:

 EXT. MODEL HOME-DIRT HILL – DAY

George Michael is walking on the dirt hill near the Model Home when he trips on something. He gets up and digs a little, removing a covering to reveal a hole.

ANGLE ON: TOP OF HOLE

We look down into the hole to see a rough looking Lucille with wild hair looking up at George Michael.

LUCILLE

Help Gangi.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

… George Michael finds his grandmother…

Cut To:

INT. MODEL HOME

The doorbell rings as Michael is about to open it.

MICHAEL

I’m coming.

NARRATOR(V.O.)

…and Michael gets a couple surprise visitors…

Michael opens the door to reveal that Michael from the end of Season 3, and Michael from the end of Season 4(with two black eyes)

SEASON 3 MICHAEL

We’ve made a huge mistake

Closeup of Michae’s face as the Sound of Silence plays.

Dissolve To:

 

BLACK SCREEN

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

(imitating an action movie trailer announcer)

Coming Next Fall!

SUPER: COMING NEXT FALL

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

To a Theater near You!

SUPER: TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

More Action!

SUPER: MORE ACTION?

INSERT-STOCK- A SHORT CLIP OF GEORGE MICHAEL’S STAR WARS VIDEO FROM “THE IMMACULATE ELECTION”

BACK TO SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Epic Battles!

SUPER: MORE EPIC BATTLES?

INSERT-STOCK- TOBIAS AS THE MOLE AND GEORGE MICHAEL WITH THE JETPACK FROM “MR. F”

BACK TO SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Car Chases!

SUPER: MORE CAR CHASES?

CUT TO:

 EXT. HIGHWAY- — DAY

Michael and Buster are in the stair car. Michael is driving. Both look a little worried like someone is following them.

BUSTER

Drive Faster!

MICHAEL

(looking in his rearview mirror)

I can’t! This is as fast as it will go!

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS WITH SCENE

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More sex!

SUPER: MORE SEX?

CUT TO:

 INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-ENTRYWAY

Gob enters the Model Home as Gob’s Wife is in the kitchen.

GOB

Let’s do it

Gob rips his pants off.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More smoking!

SUPER: MORE SMOKING?

CUT TO:

 EXT. GROCERY STORE – DAY

Lindsay is walking out of the store holding a bottle of cloudmir vodka she comes across extremely thin woman having a cigarette.

LINDSAY

Can I get a hit of that?

WOMAN

(handing Lindsay the cigarette)

Sure.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Guns!

SUPER: MORE GUNS?

CUT TO:

 INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME- ENTRYWAY

Gob is holding Franklin who is dressed like a mobster and holding a miniature toy Tommy gun

FRANKLIN

(imitating Tony Montana)

Say Hello to my little friend!

Franklin starts to shoot his Tommy gun.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More drugs!

SUPER: MORE DRUGS?

CUT TO:

 INT. PENTHOUSE-BUSTER’S ROOM — NIGHT

Oscar is using Buster’s hook hand to smoke a joint.

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Alcohol!

SUPER: MORE ALCOHOL?

CUT TO:

 INT. BAR – NIGHT

(Tobias)

Tobias walks up to the counter and sits down on a stool

TOBIAS

(to bartender)

Can I get a cosmotini?

CUT BACK TO:

 BLACK SCREEN-CONTINOUS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

More Explosions?

SUPER: MORE EXPLOSIONS

CUT TO:

 EXT. PARKING LOT — NIGHT

Michael is walking away from a fireball as he mouths the words “Oh shit.”

CUT TO:

 WHITE SCREEN

(Announcer)

The screen reads “Arrested Development the Movie”

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

Arrested Development the Movie!

SUPER: PART DOS

ANNOUNCER (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Part Dos!

FADE OUT

THE END

 

Well, that does it for my Arrested Development Screenplay. I hope you enjoyed. I have something planned for December that involves Christmas, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime i might have a few post before this. As always thanks for reading

Currently:

Watching(TV): Home Improvement, Digimon(Season 4)

Watching(Movies): Thor: Ragnorak

Listening to: Five by Hollywood Undead

Reading(books): Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams, Towing Jehovah by James Morrow

Reading(comics): Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

Playing: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Working on: A christmas project, standup comedy, a web project

Looking forward to: Battlefront II. Thanksgiving, Christmas

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 21

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie…

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

INT. PENTHOUSE- LIVING ROOM – DAY

SUPER: THE NEXT DAY

Michael, George Michael, George Senior, Lindsay, Tobias, Maeby, Buster, Steve, Oscar, Mary and Larry are in the living room with CHAREF CUTESTORY, the family’s new attorney, and LARRY MIDDLEMAN, the surrogate for Susie. George Michael is holding Michelle.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Is everyone here?

MICHAEL

(looking around)

I think so… Wait, My brother Gob isn’t here.

Everyone else looks around and realizes Gob is gone.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(to Steve)

Where’s your dad?

STEVE

He said he had something important to do.

INT. JUDGES CHAMBERS – DAY

Gob and Wayne Jarvis are in the chambers of JUDGE LIONEL PING talking.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

At the moment Gob was across trying to get a divorce from his wife.

GOB

(to Wayne)

Thank you so much for taking the case. Especially since my brother stole your fiancé.

WAYNE

Well, I needed the money to pay for the wedding that Sally walked out on.

GOB

Oh.

WAYNE

I’m going to go to the bathroom.

Wayne leaves. Moments after he leaves Gob’s Wife enters.

GOB’S WIFE

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

Yeah, I’m looking for Gob Bluth.

GOB

I’m Gob Bluth. Are you my wife’s lawyer?

GOB’S WIFE

Actually, I’m your wife.

GOB

Oh.

GOB’S WIFE

You don’t even remember my name do you?

GOB

Crindy?

GOB’S WIFE

No.

GOB

Well, then…

GOB’S WIFE

What do you say we get this divorce over?

GOB

Fine!

GOB’S WIFE

Fine!

GOB

Ooh, you’re so hot.

GOB’S WIFE

What?

GOB

Nothing.

GOB’S WIFE

Ok, then.

Gob’s wife attempts to open the door but Gob stops her.

GOB’S WIFE (CONT’D)

What are you…?

Gob kisses Gob’s Wife. The soon find themselves in a passionate embrace.

INT. PENTHOUSE-LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS

MICHAEL

I guess we’ll have to go on without him.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Ok. I have not yet gotten your mother’s will from Barry Zuckercorn, but I have managed to make significant strides in getting your aunt out of jail.

The doorbell rings. Michael gets up to answer it.

MICHAEL

I wonder who that could be.

Michael goes to the door and opens it to reveal a POLICE OFFICER holding a briefcase.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Can I help you?

POLICE OFFICER

Is this the Bluth Residence?

MICHAEL

Yes.

POLICE OFFICER

Is there a George Bluth here?

MICHAEL

Yes. May I ask what this is concerning?

POLICE OFFICER

(holding up the briefcase)

We recently confiscated this from one of our own officers and thought we should return it to the owner.

MICHAEL

Thank you very much, officer. I’ll take care of it.

Michael takes the briefcase from the Officer and closes the door as he heads back inside.

GEORGE SENIOR

What’s that?

MICHAEL

It’s the briefcase from the Banana Stand.

TOBIAS

The one with 2 million dollars in it.

MICHAEL

Yes.

GEORGE SENIOR

What are you waiting for? Let’s open it.

George Senior gets up and takes the briefcase from Michael. He starts to open it as the family gathers around.

MICHAEL

I think we should…

George Senior finally opens the briefcase.

GEORGE SENIOR

Eureka!

LARRY MIDDLEMAN

(speaking for Susie)

Ooh, money.

The family looks down at the briefcase to see that is empty except for a folded piece of paper.

LINDSAY

Where’s all the money.

GEORGE SENIOR

I don’t know. Maybe the cop who stole it took the money.

MICHAEL

(as he picks up the piece of paper)

Looks like there’s a note.

Michael reads the note.

LUCILLE’S VOICE (V.O.)

Dear family, if you are reading this note you no doubt went looking for the money in the Banana Stand and discovered that I had already taken it. You must know that I am not dead, but I faked my own death and am now on the fleeing to Europe. Love, Lucille.

LINDSAY

What does the note say, Michael?

MICHAEL

It looks like mom isn’t dead.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

I guess that means we don’t need the will.

Michael hands the note to Lindsay who reads it.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was true. Lucille had convinced her cellmate, who looked a lot like her to commit suicide, then when no one was looking she hopped onto a delivery truck leaving the prison.

EXT. ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-FRONT ENTRANCE — DAY

A UPS Truck is driving out of the prison through the front gate. We see Lucille behind the truck as she hops on the back of it and opens the door.

ANGLE ON: BACK OF TRUCK

Lucille closes the overhead door behind her.

INT. PENTHOUSE-LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS

The door is busted down as Ice and, Lucille’s former adopted son enters.

ANNYONG

It looks like our suspicions are true. Lucille Bluth is alive.

BUSTER

Ice? Annyong?

ANNYONG

Annyong.

SUPER: SUBTITLE “HELLO”

MICHAEL

What are you doing here?

ICE

We’re looking for your mother. After her death we were suspicious so we bugged your house to see if you knew of her whereabouts.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While gathering information on Susie, Ice was also working with Annyong, a CIA agent, to capture Lucille who Annyong believed had faked her death.

MICHAEL

You bugged our house? Isn’t that illegal?

ICE

It was necessary so we could determine if you were in on your mother’s escape. Now that we know you’re not, we can go after your mother.

MICHAEL

How did you know she was alive?

ANNYONG

I had my suspicions we I learned you mother hung herself…

MICHAEL

Yeah, I always thought she would overdose on pills

ANNYONG

.. so I had an autopsy and discovered the body wasn’t your mother.

MICHAEL

So we buried the body of another woman instead of our mother?

ICE

We wanted to be sure you weren’t harboring your mother and you really thought she was dead.

MICHAEL

Well I guess we know now that she’s not dead and she fled to Europe.

Michael hands Ice the note. Ice reads the note.

ICE

(to Annyong)

I guess we have to go to Europe then.

Ice and Annyong exit.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Does this mean we’re going to Europe?

MICHAEL

No, I think we’ll let Ice and Annyong find Gangi. I think this family has had enough adventure for awhile

BUSTER

What are we going to do Michael?

MICHAEL

I think we should sell the penthouse.

There are a few gasps and “What?”s from the rest of the family.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

We don’t need it anymore. We should sell it and move into the Model Home. We can use the money from the penthouse to build another model home and we can all get jobs.

GEORGE SENIOR

I guess you’re right Michael.

MICHAEL

The most important thing is that we’re family and we should all stick together.

MARY

Including me?

LARRY

And me?

STEVE

And me?

OSCAR

And me?

MICHAEL

Yes, the more the merrier.  It’s time to bring this family back together and keep it together.

GEORGE MICHAEL

What about Ann?

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann, my girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Oh. Did I say “who?” I meant… Her?

GEORGE MICHAEL

She needs someplace to stay.

MICHAEL

I don’t know…

GEORGE MICHAEL

She’s already almost part of the family.

MICHAEL

Ok, but you two are sleeping in separate beds.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ok.

CHAREF CUTESTORY

Are we done here?

MICHAEL

Yeah, I think we are.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was Arrested Development, The Movie.

SUPER: THE END

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 20

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie…

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

INT. PARK — NIGHT

SUPER: MINUTES LATER

The crowd gathered for Gob and Raulo’s showdown has now dispersed and paramedics are lifting Gob, on a stretcher, into an ambulance. Michael and Steve are accompanying Gob. In the background, a paramedic is helping Buster.

INT. AMBULANCE- CONTINUOUS

GOB

Michael?

MICHAEL

Yes, Gob. I’m here.

GOB

Thanks for being there.

MICHAEL

Yeah, no problem.

GOB

Steve?

STEVE

Yes, dad.

GOB

I love you.

STEVE

I love you too.

Steve and Gob hug.

INT. HOSPITAL-WAITING ROOM – NIGHT

 

The family(including a recovered Buster), plus Sally and Mary are waiting in the waiting room for Michael. Michael and Steve enter.

BUSTER

Hey brother.

Buster comes up to give Michael and back rub.

MICHAEL

(squirming away from Buster)

Gob should be… Buster please.

BUSTER

Oh, sorry.

Buster releases Michael.

MICHAEL

As I was saying, it looks like Gob’s going to be ok, but they’re going to have to reattach his fingers.

BUSTER

Oh thank god.

LINDSAY

(pointing at Mary and Sally)

 Michael, what are these 2 doing here?

SALLY

Me and Michael are dating.

GEORGE SENIOR

What about her?

MARY

I’m your granddaughter Mary.

GEORGE SENIOR

Really?

MARY

Yeah, I’m Gob’s daughter.

LINDSAY

Welcome to the family.

The family surrounds Mary chatting her up.

BUSTER

(rubbing her shoulders)

Hey newfound niece.

While the rest of the family is visiting with Mary, George Michael stands back from them. Maeby comes up to him.

MAEBY

Looks like there’s another cousin you can’t kiss.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, I know. Maybe I’ll try to get Ann back.

MAEBY

Her?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah you’re right. I should find a new girlfriend.

MAEBY

Just make sure she’s not your cousin.

Dr. Wordsmith enters.

MICHAEL

How’s he doing Doc?

DR. WORDSMITH

It looks like he’s going to be all right.

STEVE

Yeah!

MICHAEL

Just to be clear, “looks like he’s going to be alright”

DR.WORDSMITH

It looks like he’s going to be alright, but he’s going to need surgery.

MICHAEL

Well, I guess there’s nothing else to be done here. What do you guys say we go get something to eat.

The family starts to leave the hospital. As they do so a police officer enters carrying a briefcase.

GEORGE SENIOR

I think there’s a Chiles nearby. It’s shrimp fest

The family leaves.

 

EXT. HOSPITAL-ENTRANCE – NIGHT

The family exits the hospital as Ann approaches.

ANN

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann? What are you doing here?

ANN

I heard about your uncle. I came by to see if he was ok.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, He’s ok. We were just going to get something to eat.

ANN

(as she starts to leave)

Well, see you around George Michael.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann wait.

(pausing as Ann turns around)

Do you maybe want to come?

ANN

Is it ok with your family?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Yeah, I don’t see why not. They love you

ANN

Ok.

GEORGE MICHAEL

(to Michael)

Can Ann come with us?

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Ann Veal, my ex-girlfriend

MICHAEL

Her? I guess so.

 

George Michael and Ann follow the family who is headed down the street. Behind them, Maggie Lizer comes, pushing a baby stroller.

MAGGIE

Michael, wait!

The family stops.

MICHAEL

Maggie?

MAGGIE

I’m so glad I found you. I have something to confess.

MICHAEL

What?

MAGGIE

I lied to you about Jeb. He’s not my nephew; he’s really your daughter Michelle.

MICHAEL

What? Why would you lie to me about that?

MAGGIE

I don’t know Michael, but I really want you to be in your daughter’s life and maybe my life.

MICHAEL

Look, if Michelle is my child I want to be there for her and I will be. As for you and me I just don’t think it will work out. I’m with Sally now and I can’t be with someone who lies all the time.

MAGGIE

I understand.

Maggie takes a sleeping Michelle out of the baby stroller and hand her and a diaper bag to Michael.

MAGGIE (CONT’D)

Why don’t you take Michelle for a few days? I’m sure you two could use some quality time. I’ll pick her up in a few days.

MICHAEL

(slightly confused)

Ok.

Maggie leaves. Michael stands there, somewhat stunned.

GEORGE SENIOR

Come on Michael, I’m hungry.

MICHAEL

Ok. I’m coming.

The family continues on down the street.

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 19

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie…

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

EXT. PARK- NIGHT

A crowd has gathered in the park to see the magic duel between Gob and Raulo. The family is all gathering around. Buster, Oscar and Larry arrive first. They are soon joined by Michael and Sally.

MICHAEL

(to Buster)

Did you find a new lawyer?

BUSTER

Yes. His name is Charef Cutestory. He specializes in nautical law.

MICHAEL

Ok.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Fans of the show will remember that Michael had once used the alias Charef Cutestory to pick up Maggie Lizer.

INSERT-STOCK FOOTAGE OF MICHAEL PICKING UP MAGGIE LIZER AT THE BAR FROM “ALTAR EGOS”

George Senior enters.

LARRY

Uncle George? Is my mom ok?

GEORGE SENIOR

(hugging Larry, who looks uncomfortable)

She’s just fine, son.

 

MICHAEL

Did you just call Larry son?

GEORGE SENIOR

Yes, Larry’s your half-brother Michael. Susie just told me.

MICHAEL

And you believed her?

GEORGE SENIOR

Of course, why would she lie to me?

MICHAEL

I guess you’re right. I guess this means we have a half-brother.

OSCAR

Maybe you already had a half-brother.

Soap opera music plays.

MICHAEL

Oh, shut up.

GEORGE SENIOR

(noticing Sally)

What’s she doing here?

MICHAEL

We’re kind of dating now.

GEORGE SENIOR

Really? Her? I thought she was with Wayne?

SALLY

I was, but now I’m with Michael.

GEORGE SENIOR

Ok.

Tobias and Lindsay enter.

TOBIAS

Hey everybody.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

(with disdain)

What is he doing here?

LINDSAY

(holding Tobias’ hand)

Me and Tobias are back together.

MICHAEL

Are you sure about this Lindsay?

LINDSAY

Yes.

Maeby enters.

MAEBY

Sorry I’m late.

TOBIAS

Oh hey, Maezly.

MAEBY

My name is Maeby

 

TOBIAS

Oh yeah, that’s what I meant.

 

Maeby just rolls her eyes.

LINDSAY

Where’s George Michael?

MICHAEL

I’m sure he and Mary will be here soon.

GEORGE SENIOR

Mary? Mary who?

MICHAEL

I don’t know. She’s just a girl she’s hanging out with.

GEORGE SENIOR

You’re just going to let your son hang out with some hussy you don’t even know?

MICHAEL

First of all she’s not a “hussy” and I’ve met her. She seems nice enough.

GEORGE SENIOR

Sure, they all seem nice until they steal your liquor and run off with your brother and his ludicrous head of hair.

OSCAR

 That never happened.

GEORGE SENIOR

Oh really? What about Lisa and Mona.

OSCAR

Ok, yeah that happened.

MICHAEL

George Michael doesn’t have to worry about that. He doesn’t have any siblings.

OSCAR

Maybe he does.

Soap Opera music plays.

MICHAEL

What does that mean?

OSCAR

I don’t know.

George Michael and Mary enter.

MICHAEL

George Michael I’m so…

Michael is interrupted as the Final Countdown begins to play and in a puff of smoke   Gob, accompanied by Steve, and Raulo, accompanied by a girl in a bikini appear. In the back row PHILIP LITT, “Girls with Low Self Esteem” founder, and a camera crew appears.

PHILLIP LITT

We should get this for “Girls with Super-Low Self-Esteem.”

We cut back over to the Bluths.

MARY

(looking up at the stage)

Hey, that’s my dad.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Where?

MARY

On stage.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Your dad’s Raulo?

MARY

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

No, his name is Gob Bluth

Mary pulls a wrinkled picture of Gob out of her pocket and hands it to George Michael

MARY (CONT’D)

That’s why I was at your grandma’s funeral. My P.I. told me he would be there.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Wait, no this can’t be, oh no not again.

MARY

 What’s a matter?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Your father’s my uncle.

MARY

Wait that makes us… oh

The stage lights begin to come on and the Final Countdown comes to an end.

ANNOUNCER (O.S.)

Ladies and Gentleman the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the magic duel between Raulo Rodriguez and Gob Bluth.

  The crowd cheers.

RAULO

(to the audience)

In the spirit of sportsmanship I agreed to let my opponent have the first trick.

GOB

For my first illusion I require the sword of destiny. The sword, please?

Steve goes offstage to get the sword and brings it out, trying to hand it to Gob blade-first.

GOB (CONT’D)

Handle first! Handle first!

Steve continues to hand Gob the sword blade first, cutting off his fingers.

GOB (CONT’D)

Oh my god, my fingers. He cut off my fingers.

The crowd cheers.

GOB (CONT’D)

I’m not kidding he cut off my *beep* fingers.

MICHAEL

(Realizing that something is wrong)

I think something’s wrong. Someone call 911

Buster gets out his cell phone.

BUSTER

What’s the number?

Michael just gives Buster a look.

BUSTER

Oh right.

Buster calls 911. Michael starts to head towards Gob.

BUSTER

(starting to panic slightly)

Yeah, my brother needs an ambulance.

Buster starts to have a panic attack.

 

To Be Continued…

Some Videogame and TV Series I would like to see revived

Note:  The video game part of this list was originally published as an article for Creators.co, but I decided to add a couple things and include TV Series as well.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. It’s been awhile, I know. I hope those of you that have been reading my Arrested Development Screenplay have been enjoying it. Since Arrested Development is getting a new season next year I’ve got to thinking about other TV series I would like to see revived. I also have a couple video game series I would like to see return as well. Without further ado let’s start with the TV Series, in no particular order.

TV Series:

Seinfeld: I’m surprised there hasn’t already been talk about this besides that Curb story arc. With the 20th anniversary of that divisive finale approaching now would be a good time to do it. Even a six-episode or so limited series would be good. Jerry Seinfeld has said he wouldn’t do as revival, but maybe he could change his mind

Home Improvement:  I actually started rewatching this show recently and while it’s not groundbreaking TV it’s still a good show and with nostalgia for the 90s pretty high right now and another with 90s ABC sitcom, Roseanne, being revived and Tim Allen no longer doing Last Man Standing  I think it’s time for Tim”The Toolman” Taylor to also return.  I might even settle for a Home Improvement/Last Man Standing Crossover special.

Drive:  A short-lived series from 2007 that followed a disparate group of people as they raced cross-country and starred a post-Firefly Nathan Fillion and a pre-fame Emma Stone I think Drive had a lot of potential and I think a reboot with a whole new cast wouldn’t be that hard to do.

Knights of Prosperity:  Another short-lived series from 2007, this one remains one of my favorite all-time shows despite only lasting 13 episodes. Like Drive a lot of the cast has moved on to bigger and better things, but I wouldn’t mind a reboot with a new cast.

 

Those are a few tv series I would like to come back. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?

Videogame Revivals:

Spyro: Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders games, but the last true Spyro game was The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon in 2008. That means the series has been dormant for almost 10 years. I think a rebooted trilogy, maybe featuring an adult Spyro, could be a good idea. At the various least I would like to see if get the same treatment as Crash Bandicoot did earlier this year with a PS4 remaster of the original Playstation trilogy(which is rumored to be happening). A Crash/Spyro crossover game would also be cool to see.

Mercenaries: A franchise that has been dormant since 2008 after the release of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. There was a rumored third game, but after Pandemic Studios closed down the franchise hasn’t been heard from. I would like to see EA try to revive it, maybe with a game set during WWI or WWII or even a game set in the future. Mercenaries 2049 has a nice ring to it.

Destroy all Humans: Known for it’s irreverent humor and spoofing normal game and movie conventions Destroy All Humans! is yet another franchise that went dormant in 2008. Like Mercenaries, Destroy All Humans, suffered a studio close with THQ. Luckily Nordic Games bought the IP and has said they are “evaluating options” So far we have only gotten a PS4 port of the first two games, but perhaps a new game is in the works. I would love to see one set in the ’80s, perhaps titled Destroy All Humans!: Crypto Strikes Back. (Read my ideas for that here)

Hulk:  Much like the movies Hulk has been somewhat neglected in the video game medium as well. I had lots of fun with Ultimate Destruction(see my ideas for a sequel here) and wouldn’t mind seeing the fun return with a game that adapts the Planet Hulk storyline.

Bonus: Marvel vs Capcom Collection: This isn’t so much as revival as something I would like to see. Now that Marvel vs Capcom infinite is out I would like to see the first three(or at least two) games releases as a remastered collection for PS4 and Xbox One.

Those are my choices for video game revivals. What do you think? What are some of yours?

 

That does it for this post. Stay tuned for the continuation of my Arrested Development Screenplay and hopefully other blog posts to come. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

Currently:

Reading(Books):  Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Reading(Comics): Wytches by Scott Snyder

Watching(TV): Home Improvement, Curb your Enthuiasm(Season 9) Ghosted

Watching(Movies): Scream 4, Carrie

Playing: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Telltale’s Batman and Guardian of the Galaxy

Writing:  Man vs. Aliens(a graphic novel)

Working on: Stand-up comedy and a webseries

Looking forward to: Thor 3, Stranger Things: Season 2. Halloween

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 18

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie…

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

 

EXT. PARK – DAY

Tony is training Gob for his showdown with Raulo. Steve Holt stands nearby.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Elsewhere Tony Wonder was preparing Gob for his showdown with Raulo.

TONY

Ok. We only have a few hours for me to teach you everything I know. Let’s get to work. But first…

 

Tony begins to paw at his chest as if there is something there. He opens his shirt a little bit.

 

TONY (CONT’D)

(yelling as if in pain)

Ooh, aah!

 

From his chest Tony pulls out a protein bar.

 

TONY (CONT’D)

Protein Bar? You’re going to need it

GOB

 You’re good.

TONY

We better get to work.

We cut to a montage as “Balls in the air” plays.

MONTAGE

  1. A) Gob running up a flight of stairs. Tony and is at the top.

GOB

Why am I doing this?

TONY

Great Magicians need stamina. Come on. There’s no I in Win

  1. B) Gob, Tony and Steve are in an Abandoned Music Hall. Tony is holding a cat.

TONY (CONT’D)

Before you can master the big cats you must master the small cats.

GOB

What?

Tony throws the cat and Gob who struggles with it.

C) Tony showing Gob and Steve some dance moves

D) Tony showing Gob how to pull a rabbit out of his hat

END OF MONTAGE

 

EXT. PARK – EVENING

SUPER: HOURS LATER

Gob, Steve and Tony are in the park.

TONY

I have nothing more to teach you. You are ready.

STEVE

Alright, Dad!

Steve and Gob high five.

 

INT. CHURCH – EVENING

Everyone is gathered for Wayne and Sally’s wedding. Pastor Veal is about to finish his speech. The doors open as Michael rushes in.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Gob was preparing for his showdown with Raulo, Michael was about to have a showdown of his own.

PASTOR VEAL

I now pronounce you…

MICHAEL

I object!

PASTOR VEAL

Wait, you can’t do that.

WAYNE

Michael, what are you doing?

MICHAEL

Something I should have done earlier.

He punches Wayne in the face, knocking him down.

WAYNE

Ow my nose.

SALLY

Michael what…

MICHAEL

Sally, I can’t let you do this. I wasn’t ready for a serious relationship before. I am now. I want to give another try?

SALLY

Are you sure Michael?

MICHAEL

Yes.

SALLY

 Alright, let’s do it. I never really wanted to marry Wayne anyway.

WAYNE

(cradling his nose.)

What?

MICHAEL

Really?

SALLY

Yes, Michael let’s do it.

She takes her ring off and throws it at Wayne.

SALLY (CONT’D)

We’re through.

Michael and Sally leave.

WAYNE

(yelling with his nose bleeding.)

Somebody call the caterer and tell her not to open the caviar, and somebody please, call the doctor!

To Be Continued…