THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Someday, this part will be cast. In the meantime, it seems Marvel is meeting with every actor who even remotely resembles Steve Rogers. Deadline reports actor Channing Tatum as been approached by the studio to take a pass at the character. “I would be surprised if he went in to test for the role., now that he’s become a bankable commodity. It’ll come down to Marvel making an offer, and Tatum either accepting it or rejecting it,” writes Deadline’s Mike Fleming. Meanwhile, Ryan Phillippe tells MTV News he is taking a meeting concerning the film:
Also, an update to that same Deadline mentions the search for Betsy Ross has intensified with a focus on British talent, naming Keira Knightley, Alice Eve and Emily Blunt as people under consideration.
Release date: July 22nd, 2011
One day into filming and we’ve already got set pictures. The DCUMoviepage’s Twitpic feed features a close-up of Broome’s Bar sign. Comic Book Movie has some additional photos showing Ryan Reynolds and others at the Broome’s Bar exterior. Here’s a nice shot of Reynolds at the craft services table:
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
CHUD reports Mark Millar let slip more details about “Kick-Ass 2” at the UGO premiere in New York last night. “The next comic will be titled ‘Balls to the Wall’ and feature a few heroes and villains from the story, along with a brand new baddie called Mother Fucker. Yes, she’ll be a direct complement to the Big Daddy character, and offer up new challenges for our heroes,” writes the CHUD reporter.
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
Will the film be based on Ultimate Spider-Man? A tipster tells Latino Review the following after meeting Brian Michael Bendis at Emerald City Comic Con: “He told me, ‘From what I’ve heard it’s going to be exactly like this (pointing to my Volume 1 of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’). (‘Verbatim’).” More surprising than this possibility is that Bendis didn’t first post it to his Twitter account. Grain-of-salt/Mysterio warning on this one, of course.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
Adrian Brody talks to MTV News about adding a certain line to the film:
Starring Lawerence Fishburne, relase date July 9th, 2010
Collider has a set visit interview with original “Tron” director Steven Lisberger. Asked about his role in the production, he responded, “I’m one of the producers and they trust me to be the guy to bounce stuff off of.Â And we have a great relationship that way.Â It’s like they go forward and I say, you know, watch out for that pitfall.Â If you’re going to go that way you might run into problems here or there.Â Also I serve a function in terms of trying to inspire them with certain aspects.Â It’s interesting for me to see how they get it, but then they personalize it in their own way, it goes through a filter, they don’t do what – you know, it’s not literal. But it’s thought out how they say, oh Steve is thinking about something here, and we get it. But then it goes through that same generational shift.Â It’s pretty cool.” Lisberger also appears in the film as a bartender in the computer world who has a confrontation with Jeff Bridges’s Flynn. “I end up having to face my own creation.Â It’s all subtext.Â It’s not like I have a scene or anything like that,” he says of his cameo.
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
THE GREEN HORNET
Michel Gondry tells The Playlist the mix of his style and a Seth Rogan/Evan Goldberg script is surprising. “You will see when it’s done. Like any movie, we’re figuring the movie in the editing room, but I think when it’s done it’s going to be very spectacular,” says the director.
Release date: TBA
Release date: January 14th, 2011
Heat Vision reports Paramount has optioned the rights to the Image Comic. They describe the project as centering on “an amoral, self-absorbed physicist who finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him. He begins enjoying the hitman’s lifestyle until his daughter is kidnapped by the same people who ‘killed’ him.” Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, the original developers of “Smallville,” are attached to adapt the comic.
Release date: TBA
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has greenlit a 90-Minute pilot for “Three Inches” about “an underachiever who gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a distance of three inches. He recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own less-than-spectacular abilities.”
EARLY MORNING SHAKING
So we had a 4.4 earthquake at 4:04 AM here in Southern California. It’s only news because it happend so early in the day, leaving many more people to feel than had it been a midday 4.4 quake. Of course, our local news has been broadcasting “updates” from shortly afterward. An early morning earthquake is an odd thing because you’re at your most vuleranble and there’s always the chance of it become a much larger event, albeit a slim chance. It’s a completely reasonable fear the local media has been grabbing onto ever since television became common. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, 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 the 8.7 the news has been telling us is coming for (at least) thirty years.