The CW has posted a short video of “Arrow” producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg answering a few fan questions about the upcoming series.
“Green Arrow is one of those DC Universe characters who’s a member of the Justice League. He’s well known, but not so well known that you have to do it exactly as it’s presented in the comic book,” said Guggenheim.
“I think we’re going to take this story farther in the first season than people are probably expecting,” said Kreisberg. “I think one of the things that we’ve learned from working together over the years and also working separately is there’s always more story to tell. I think TV audiences today are expecting a little more pace and if you’re going to ask questions, they’re going to want answers sooner rather than later. Our hope is that we’re really going to — the pilot is sort of a roller coaster and we’re not going to let up from that.”
Premieres October 10 on the CW
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Although newly-appointed “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer/director James Gunn isn’t saying much about his plans for the Marvel Phase Two film, he did post a picture of old “Guardians” villain Taserface on Facebook with the following caption:
“Rereading old Guardians books, I came upon this villain from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #1 (1990 run),” Gunn said via Facebook. “Although I’m not discussing anything having to do with the Guardians movie, I will say the odds of Taserface making an appearance are quite low.”
Opens August 1, 2014
Although this rumor has since been debunked, Ben Affleck addressed “Justice League” rumors while speaking with MTV during the press rounds for “Argo.”
“What happens is that there’s a lot of bloggers and Internet interest around superhero movies, so there’s regularly a rumor that comes up. Obviously [with regard to] ‘Justice League,’ once ‘Avengers’ happened, they think, ‘Well, it would be crazy not to make “Justice League,” ‘ and I’m sure they will,” Affleck told MTV. “I guess I should be flattered, and I’m sure it will be cool. I’ve seen some of the stuff from the new ‘Superman’ movie, and that stuff is awesome. I think they took a really cool, real approach to Superman, which no one has done before, so if that trend continues, I’m sure ‘Justice League’ will be great.”
THIEF OF THIEVES
“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman was at Morrisoncon this weekend and participated in “The Walking Dead” panel, offering a very brief update on the status of the “Thief of Thieves” television adaptation. The pilot is in the script stage, being written by Charles “Chic” Eglee. Kirkman said the writer is doing “an amazing job” on the script. Once it’s finished, the network will read it and give notes before the pilot starts shooting.
In the current issue of Total Film Magazine, Hugh Jackman talks about his career and the strength of “The Wolverine” compared to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
“For various reasons with the first movie I don’t think we got to the bottom of the character and I think that’s why, in this one, we’re calling it ‘The’ Wolverine. It should feel like a standalone movie,” Jackman told Total Film. “[‘The Wolverine’ is] a wonderful idea, which is why Darren [Aronofsky] was interested in doing it. He’d been looking for a movie for a long time and he said that this was the best script he’d read. It didn’t work out in the end for many, complicated reasons but it was kind of a reassurance to me that I knew we were on the right path.”
Opens July 26, 2013
It’s been a while since the last “Skyfall” video blog, but the official “Skyfall” YouTube channel has a new behind-the-scenes look at the film entitled “Underwater.”
Opens November 9
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
Vulture caught up with “Sin City” actor Mickey Rourke, who implied a deal was not yet closed for his return as Marv for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” but spoke highly of the script.
“I actually liked the script better, much better, for this one,” Rourke told Vulture.
Hopefully, news will come soon that Rourke is back on board for the sequel.
Opens October 4, 2013
In the most recent issue of Total Film “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch spoke briefly about his role as Smaug the Dragon in “The Hobbit” and the joys of motion capture.
“It’s very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors. I’ve never felt less encumbered, actually. And you have to be. You have to be free,” Cumberbatch told Total Film. “You just have to lose your shit on a carpeted floor, in a place that looks a little bit like a mundane government building. It was just me as well, with four static cameras and all the sensors. Then the boys at Weta work their magic.”
Opens December 14
While speaking with Empire Online, actress Elizabeth Olsen gave a quick update on Spike Lee’s adaptation of “Oldboy,” noting it wasn’t attempting to redo the original film.
“It’s going to be a different story, just because, one, it takes place in a non-descript city in America, and, two, it’s ten years later, so technology is different,” Olsen told Empire during its podcast. “It’s practicalities that have had to change. It’s not trying to redo the film – it’s coming at it from a different view. As well as focusing on the primary source of the Korean film, for our film there’s also the Japanese Manga, so we’re using the primary source of the illustrated novel, really.”
THE LONE RANGER
The Playlist has posted a number of new photos featuring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger and Tonto in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the classic duo. Be sure to click through for the full gallery.
Opens July 13, 2013