THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel’s Kevin Feige spoke with Hollywood.com (via Comic Book Movie) about the film. “This movie is Steve Rogers’ origin story, and I think it is our burden to make Steve Rogers as appealing as any of our other characters … he’s not just the perfect boy scout who follows order every time. He has ideals he wants to live up to,” said Feige. The film will be sent during World War II. “The origin of Captain America is really the origin of the Marvel universe,” he continues. “It’s about that time in history when the idea of the superhero began to emerge.”
Directed by Joe Johnston, release date: July 22, 2011
Kristin over at E! Online has a bullet-point recap of the “Smallville” panel from Sunday. She confirms the coat and silver “S.” One comment of note: “The entire panel kept quiet when asked if there would be a Smallville movie in the future. Curious.” There is also video of the special preview floating around out there if you can deal with squeeing.
New Episodes begin September 25, 2009
Nathan Best at Comic Book Movie has the low down on adapataion of Michael Turner’s series from the Aspen Comics panel on Saturday. According to Best, “Jordan Mechner turned the script in about two weeks ago to 20th Century Fox.” Megan Fox has previously shown interest in the project and her involvement was reiterated at the panel. Best also mentions Turner’s “Soulfire” will be made into a film by Valhalla Motion Pictures and producer Gale Anne Hurd.
Release date: TBA
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
According to Superhero Hype, the film will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray in September. The discs will feature the standard home video commentaries, featurettes and other extras.
On DVD/Blu-Ray: September 15, 2009
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
The new direct-to-video film screened at Comic-Con on Wednesday. I was there and I have a full review here at CBR. We should also be getting a report on the DC Universe Animated Panel which featured cast and crew of “First Flight” and the next film, “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.”
On DVD/Blu-Ray Today!
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
Latino Review has a video of director Stephen Sommers talking about the Paris Sequence and the Accelerator Suits. It is interesting to note that most of the film’s publicity centers around this sequence.
Starring Marlon Wayans, Ray Park, release date: August 8, 2009
Reader Holden emailed and let me know Fanboy.com has the test trailer for the upcoming “Marvel Anime” project from Japanese animation studio Madhouse. I was at the panel on Friday which featured writer Warren Ellis, who will script the series for Madhouse. According to Ellis, there will be four films, each one focusing on a different Marvel property. The four will be Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade, and the X-Men.
Release date: Spring 2010
I also had the chance to watch the pilot during Comic-Con preview night. The review is up here at CBR.
Premieres on Fox: January 17, 2010
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Gideon breakdances, er, smokes, uh, smokes out? Well, he’s upside down and in the frame in today’s set pic from director Edgar Wright.
Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010
According to 411Mania, “Jonah Hex” has bumped up its release date by a month and change. Apparently, the move is an effort to counterprogram Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” Somehow, we all missed that in the Comic-Con shuffle. Cinematical reported the date change back on the 23rd.
Starring Josh Brolin, release date June 18th, 2010
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