As we reported yesterday here at CBR, “Green Lantern” is joining the number of films to go 3D in the wake of “Avatar’s” success. It seems every major film is headed toward steroscopic presentation. As long as there are enough 2D screens to support the stereo-blind and people like me who get easily strained with the illusion, 3D is a welcome format.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Several sites noticed an interesting Twitter post at the page of actor Michael Cassidy. He appeared on last week’s short list for the title role, but the actor writes, “No Captain America for me.” If the list was accurate, does this mean the actors NOT chosen are getting calls or is Cassidy admitting he was never on the list? If the former, we might learn Cap’s identity soon.
Release date: July 22nd, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Today’s endorsement: Kevin Smith. The director tells The Film Stage, “It’s spellbinding and nobody is going to understand what the f— just hit them. I would be hard-pressed to say, ‘he’s bringing a comic book to life!’ but he is bringing a comic book to life.” Smith goes on to praise director Edgar Wright. “I think Edgar is just kind of leaps ahead of the rest of us. This dude fucking thinks in these cinematic terms and visuals that’s still closely related and tied into the story. He’s not one of those guys who say’s, ‘fuck story and fuck dialogue.’Â He’s the complete package. I’m always concentrated on what people are saying and trying to make it funny, shit like that. He does that while also trying to make it a cinematic, a visceral cinematic experience.”
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
Season 10. It’s official. As we reported yesterday here at CBR, the show is coming back. Ratings are up for the show’s ninth season, flying (heh) in the face of Friday night’s reputation as a death slot. I’ll admit never being too fond of its earlier “teen drama with monsters format,” but the current status quo is quite enjoyable. Meanwhile, Kryptonsite has the titles for the remaining episodes of the current season.
New episode: April 2nd, 2010
IGN has a new featurette on the film that asks, “Who is Kick-Ass?” For once, we can leave the pun in the toolbox.
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
According to Latino Review, actress Rachel Nichols (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) has joined the cast as Tamara. Who is Tamara? The casting description says, “Tamara is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron.”
Release date: 2011
Pajiba reports Guy Ritchie may take the reigns of the other “Exaclibur” project based on a treatment by Warren Ellis. The site notes it is a competing project with the Byran Singer-led direct remake of the 1980 John Boorman classic. Yes, I’m calling that movie a classic. Ellis says his version “differs from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights.” That’s a pretty good take. The Boorman film does get the knights together off-screen. Of course, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” labors getting the knights together.
Release date: TBA
Michael Shannon tells MTV News about his appearance in the film:
Release date: June 8th, 2010
Today’s “Tron Legacy” Facebook countdown image: A classic TRON arcade cabinet!
I’ve always wanted one of these, but I’ve settled for having the game on my XBox 360. Today is also trailer day. It’s attatched to the Tim Burton “Alice in Wonderland.” I’m sure it will be making the rounds on ye olde Internets soon.
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
Collider reports composer John-Debney will write the film’s score. He also wrote the score for “Iron Man 2.”
Starring Lawerence Fishburne, relase date July 9th, 2010
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly tells The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog, “I keep hearing people say they like it, and I have my hunches that it’s settling at 8 and is going to get hit by daylight-savings time, so I don’t think the story is going to be in the numbers. But by the end of that run, we may end up with the perception that this is kind of an overperformer. I’ve believed from the get-go that there’s something there, so that’s a show I’d like to bring back next year.” Looks like the show might get a second season.
Cue that Loverboy track and get me a rum drink, it’s the weekend! A good friend is in town visiting, which means Minigolf (weather permitting). There’s also some award show my friends like to watch and snark at while people get their little gold statues. Will that show prevent news from breaking? Maybe. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird this weekend, 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 dreaded Course 3 at Golfland.