Comic Book Movie has a few set photos worth talking about. It seems Ryan Reynolds has no problem taking shots with fans while made up to look as thought he’s been taking blows. (Wow, that’s a tortured sentence) The most interesting photos in CBM’s current batch, however, are of a group of chairs:
The lettering and Green Lantern symbol on the chairs could very well be the official movie logos. Meanwhile, Greg Berlanti geeks out a little when MTV News asks him about the film. Well, geeks out as much as he can considering much of the material is still confidential:
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
The search is over? As we reported here at CBR yesterday, Chris Evans has reportedly accepted the part. The one wrinkle in all of this: Marvel and Evans’ people have yet to confirm this. Variety claims “Evans’ reps are finalizing” a deal which will see him take up the shield for a three pictures deal, in addition to 2012’s “The Avengers.” Reportedly, the part came with low pay and a much larger film commitment which may have soured early casting choices. If Evans is confirmed, it would appear he was able to talk Marvel down to fewer films and, presumably, a higher fee.
Release date: July 22nd, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Our old friend reports one more reason to see “Kick-Ass.” Trust me, it’s “Scott Pilgrim” related. According to our friend, “One minute, twenty-three seconds of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World,’ the new movie from Edgar Wright based on the Bryan O’Malley comic book, will play before the main film.” Now that’s pretty kick-ass, right? Meanwhile, Collider spoke with Brie Larson about her role as Envy Adams in the film. “They were in a band together, and I wanted to sell out and be the biggest band in Toronto, but he wasn’t too interested, so we broke up and the band broke up and I started my own band, which becomes the hugest band in Toronto. With that, I’;ve sold my soul to the musical devil, and I have a new voice and awesome clothes and am everywhere. I basically just haunt his existence,” she says of the character.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
As we reported last night here at CBR, Sony intends to make a 3D CGI film based on the Sailor Man. Avi Arad, known for bringing “Spider-Man” to Sony is on board to produce the film.
Release date: TBA
Nicholas Cage tells MTV News some of the scenes with Hit Girl worried him during filming. “I was concerned. I knew it was going to be something that was uncomfortable for me as an actor,” says Cage. Ever the professional, Cage was able to set aside his concerns because of the talent in his eleven year-old co-star, Chloe Moretz. “I knew about her right away that she was marvelously charismatic and had her own unique sense of humor,” he recalled. With filming long over, he finds the character is quickly becoming well loved. “Women go to see this movie and they’re really wowed by it. They love her character and how powerful she is. It’s ‘I am woman, hear me roar.'” Meanwhile, Superhero Hype has another clip from the film:
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
THE GREEN HORNET
Director Michel Gondry tells MTV News about the legacy of previous “Green Hornet” incarnations:
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: December 17th, 2010
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
IGN has an early review of the film. “The action is big. The effects bigger. And the storyline just interesting enough to keep you watching. Gyllenhaal — probably not anybody’s first choice for the Prince of Persia; although, to be fair, he’s a hard character to cast — serves the role just fine. And Arterton has sex appeal to spare. This movie will surely be compared to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series and it shares much in common. Perhaps the only thing missing is the equivalent of Captain Jack Sparrow — Johnny Depp’s ludicrous, but unforgettable antihero. By comparison, Dastan and Tamina are straighter and side-players like Kingsley and Molina unremarkable. But the movie is well-produced and sparkling with polish from beginning to end, and we doubt any potential shortcomings will stop moviegoers from seeing it and doing their part in adding another notch to Bruckheimer’s already-considerable blockbuster belt,” write IGN’s reviewer.
Release date: May 28th, 2010
Kryptonsite spotted a post on the Twitter page of actor Michael Rosenbaum in which he put to rests rumors of Lex Luthor’s return to the series. “Sorry. It’s not Smallville related. I’ve already stated that I’m not returning. I’d never lead you guys on like that. I appreciate your support.”
New episode: April 2nd, 2010
A JUST CAUSE
So it took me the entire development cycle of “Just Cause 2” to complete the first game. The game is pretty fun if a little straight forward. The story missions are just great fun and get more outlandish as the story progresses. The final mission sees the player jump from jet to jet and free falling after the main bad guy in a scene reminiscent of the opening of “Moonraker.” The sequel arrives to day and I’ll be spending a few hours with it. 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 hours lost to video games.