CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Dominic Cooper spoke to I Am Rogue about playing Howard Stark in the film. He mentioned studying Robert Downey Jr’s take on Tony to help shape his performance. “It gave me an idea of how slick he should be, what a wonderful entrepreneur and inventor the man should be,” said the actor. “Then you think of the period of time that he grew up in, so it was wonderful. It was just amazing to be part of that Marvel world.”
Meanwhile, co-writer Stephen McFeely tells Screen Junkies work has already begun on crafting a sequel. “The story will likely be in the present day. We’re experimenting with flashback elements for more period World War II stuff. I can’t say much more than that but we made it baggy enough to refer to more stories in the past,” he says. He also offers a glimpse into working with Marvel: “You just have conversations where an executive will say, ‘Have you considered Modok?’ And we think to ourselves, ‘The guy’s a floating head? How fabulous would that be if we can do that?’ The depth of the world makes for some really interesting, weird conversations.” Wait, so are they considering MODOK? Pretty please? That’d be great.
Lastly, The New York Post chats with Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky in the film:
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
One of the lads at Comic Book Movie picked up on this Twitter post from director David Slade: “Dear IMDB. Keep up! Directed Ep 403 of Breaking Bad, Demeter is not in pre production, just talks. THE DAREDEVIL is in script development.” Is it possible the film is currently known as “The Daredevil?” Like CBM suggests, it’s probably just a typo. It’s also an oddly slow news day for comic book based films, so we’re taking what we can get.
Release date: TBA
LOCKE & KEY
While it’s a slow news day for movies, television is alive with interesting announcements. First up: Deadline reports that the “Locke & Key” pilot will screen at Comic-Con. “[The] session will be held on July 22 at 10:30 AM and will include a screening of the pilot, followed by a panel discussion featuring Hill, Rodriguez, the pilot’s writer/executive producer Josh Friedman and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci,” they write. Be sure to make your way to Room 8 on July 22nd if you’re so inclined.
The pilot finally has its Christian Walker in the form of actor Jason Patric. As we reported here at CBR yesterday, the “Lost Boys” star is in negotiations to play the lead in the pilot and, if it’s successful, star in the series. If nothing else, we’ll probably get to see the pilot at Comic-Con 2012.
THE WALKING DEAD
TVLine reports that actor Pruitt Taylor Vince has landed the role of Otis, “a foreman at Hershel’s Farm where much of the Season 2 action is set to take place.” Since we’ve been talking failed pilots, Vince played Sid Hudgens in the “L.A. Confidential” TV pilot that brought Kiefer Sutherland to Fox. Yes, there really was an attempt to bring “L.A. Confidential” to network television. It’s available on the Blu-ray edition of the film as an extra.
Airs: Fall 2011
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Okay, I’m still a little cheesed off that Deadline referred to “100 Bullets” as “atypical” yesterday because it lacks a fantastical twist. There are plenty of great comics that entertain without utilizing a fantasy element like “Stray Bullets,” “Lost at Sea,” Eddie Campbell’s “Alec” series, Paul Pope’s early work, and anything from Craig Thompson. Then there’s European comics, pretty much everything Top Shelf and Fantagraphics publishes, the hundreds of sports-related manga titles — and that’s just scratching the surface. I suppose from the standpoint of Hollywood, “100 Bullets” seems unusual, but to call it “atypical” just comes off as poorly researched. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of a movie based on “After The Snooter.”