CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Various sites, including Superhero Hype, are linking to this YouTube clip of Entertainment Tonight’s first look at the film:
Yup, a whole four seconds of footage. Enjoy!
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
THE GREEN HORNET
The Los Angeles Times has an interesting photo album from the set of the film, which includes this curious picture:
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011
The Superhero Hype Forums have become a hot bed of rumor and news lately. Now, a poster says he has details from an early screening of the film. One of the lads at Comic Book Movie claims their source confirms the details are legit, but in all things posted on message boards, a grain of salt is required. That said, I’ve chosen not to quote any of the details and will instead leave to you, dear Reelers, to click on the link if you dare. Massive spoiler may be contained within.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
“It’s a play of sorts, but it’s going to be performed in Britain’s biggest, grandest arenas rather than theatres,” they write. “There will be acrobatics, pyrotechnics, stuntmen, supervillains and screeching Batmobiles on a 100ft-wide, 60ft-deep performance area. Behind them, a giant video wall will flash panels from comic strips and special effects, and give the appearance of interacting with the live performers on stage.”
Release date: July in the UK
Mania.com has a brief review of the series pilot. “The premise holds its share of shopworn cliches, from the Lex Luthor-style bad guy (played by James Frain) to the Lois Lane-style reporter (Summer Glau) who becomes ‘The Cape’s’ unlikely ally. It smells of corporate aping, created by people who study comic book stories in an attempt to get the details right, rather than people who really love superheroes and have an idea of their own to share,” they write. “Having said that, they still have a few tricks up their sleeve… notably in the supporting cast, which includes Vinnie Jones as a snake-like villain and Keith David as The Cape’s mentor.” They still wish it well, though.
Airdate: January 9th, 2011
NEW YEAR’S HANGOVERS
Welcome to 2011! With the town still nursing hangovers, the news is kind of lean today, but that won’t last long; what with four headline superhero films coming out this year. The game is definitely afoot. 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 summer.