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Button Man, Dragonball Evolution, Iron Man 2: April 1st Comic Reel

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Button Man, Dragonball Evolution, Iron Man 2: April 1st Comic Reel

BUTTON MAN

If you read Production Weekly (and they do at ICv2), you probably caught the note that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in a screen adaptation of the John Wagner graphic novels.

No release date announced.

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

CBR News has an interview with actor Chow Yun-Fat about his role in the manga adaptation.

Starring Justin Chatwin, release date: April 10, 2009.

IRON MAN 2

Director Jon Favreau dropped the news on his Twitter feed: “More training. Start shooting Monday. Last of cast has arrived in LA.”

Starring Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow, release date: May 7, 2010.

HEROES

Herosite has the official network description for the season’s penultimate episode, “I Am Sylar.”

Next episode: “Turn and Face The Strange,” April 6, 2009.

SPIDER-MAN 4

Director Sam Raimi is quoted at Sci Fi Wire noting that a first draft of the script by summer. Right now, David Lindsay-Abaire is working on a draft of the new picture,” Raimi said. “He’s hard at work, and hopefully we’ll see something in about three months. We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the ‘Spider-Man’ films — and I’m sure it’s the same as with many of the other bigger-budgeted films — they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay. So it’s about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That’s what we’ve always done, and that’s what we’ll try to do again.” He dodged talk of villains, though.

Release date: May 6, 2011.

JONAH HEX

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Will Arnett and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will join the DC western adaptation. Arnett will play a Union soldier and Shannon plays Doc Cross Williams, “the bizarre ringleader of a brutal gladiator circus event.” Production starts this month in Louisiana.

Directed by Jimmy Hayward, no release date announced.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Variety has a story about how director Michael Bay pumped up the volume for the sequel. “He’s brilliant, but he’s a challenge,” said Matthew Butler, Digital Domain’s vfx supervisor on the film. “He’s incredibly fast-paced. He’s a whirlwind to keep up with, both on the set and in post.”

“Michael took the production value up many, many notches,” said Scott Farrar of Industrial Light and Magic, lead vfx supervisor on both “Transformers” films. “Just the backgrounds alone are huge. It’s a combination of ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Ben-Hur,’ in regards to fantastic backgrounds and the unbelievable sets we worked at around the world.”

Release date: June 24, 2009.

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

It’s April Fool’s Day, so of course that means it’s time to link to the Official Comic Reel Drinking Game. Here’s hoping you don’t get alcohol poisoning, and let us know if it needs updating. Oy, that thing needs updating …

If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let’s coordinate. You can choose an alias if you’d like, or be mentioned by name — we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and The Hundred and Four knows that the show must go on!

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