The new week begins with a welcome message from Tomar-Re (via Yahoo! Movies):
Meanwhile, one of the lads at Comic Book Movie compiled some early positive Twittering about the film, including Robert Meyer Burnett’s comparing the film to “The Last Starfighter.” I’m pretty sure he means that in a good way.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
According to The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex, Marvel will premiere the trailer for the film during the closing night of the Hero Complex Film Festival. It will screen at 4pm on Sunday June 12th before a double-bill of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.” Expect the trailer to appear online shortly thereafter. Also, several props from the movie appear at this past Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Check out this picture of the shield:
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
According to Bat-News, there’s an opening casting call for extras in the Pittsburgh area coming up. Here are the details:
A Warner Bros. Film requires extras to play as Victims and Perpetrators within a city besieged by crime and corruption. Take part in the urban action adventure ripping through the streets of Pittsburgh from July 28th through August 21st
Sat. June 11th: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Sun. June 12th: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sat. June 18th: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Sun. June 19th: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
The Omni Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
In the William Penn Ballroom (ground floor/downstairs) – Use the Oliver St. Entrance
For more info, head over to Smith & Webster-Davis Casting.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
As we reported earlier this morning at CBR, the film opened at the number one spot with a domestic gross of $56 million. That figure is smaller than some in the industry would like and many of the reports I read this morning seem to think the lack of Wolverine had something to do with it. Combined with foreign markets, the movie has already made $120 million and the reviews are positive. I guess with five major summer releases based on comic books, one of them had to be the whipping boy.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS
Mania has a spoiler-filled review of the new DC Universe Animated film. I’ll cut straight to the their opinion. “Clearly this film is aimed at the avid DC and Green Lantern fan who is familiar with some of the lesser known characters like Killowog [sic], Mogo, Krona, etc…For those who might only know Hal Jordan, it serves as an informative look at the Corps and just how all-encompassing it is,” they write. “Like any anthology the stories are a mixed bag but none of them are bad and the outstanding cast makes this one of the better DC Comics animated films.” They also praise the vocal talents of Nathan Fillion, Jason Issacs, and Henry Rollins in the respective roles of Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and Kilowog.
Release date: June 7th, 2011
SHARK’S IN THE WATER
In an interview at Ain’t It Cool News, director Steven Spielberg let slip that a “Jaws” Blu-ray release is in the works … and it will receive no digital enhancements. In fact, he’s decided to forgo any enhancement of his films going forward. “At this point right now I think letting movies exist in the era, with all the flaws and all of the flourishes, is a wonderful way to mark time and mark history,” he says. Mr. Spielberg, we haven’t seen eye to eye of late, but I’m glad you can appreciate that films aren’t as maleable as some believe. 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 the week to come.