Is there a Sinestro version of groundhog’s day? If so, we have six more weeks of winter as Geoff Johns (newly branded as DC Comics Chief Creative Officer) reports on his Twitter feed the following: “Back from an amazing trip to Green Lantern town a.k.a. New Orleans!! Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro.” Since Strong was last reported as “in talks” to play the part, many sites are reporting this as confirmation that he will eventually wear the Yellow Ring. Johns went on to post, “Kilowog, the Guardians, Oa…all breathtaking. The age of Green Lantern is upon us!!”
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Your crazy casting rumor of the weekend: Robert Buckley. IESB points to a post at Comic Book Movie which is now invalid suggesting the actor for the part. According to IESB, Buckley is best known for a stint on the TV series “One Tree Hill.” While Comic Book Movie offers many casting rumors, it is rare to see an article pulled from the site. Considering director Joe Johnston’s statements about trying to cast an unknown by the end of the month, there may be the ring of truth to this. Or just more crazy casting rumors.
Release date: July 22nd, 2011
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN
Steven Spielberg tells The Los Angeles Times about using motion capture on the film. “It was based on my respect for the art of Herge and wanting to get as close to that art as I could,” says Spielberg. “It just seemed that live action would be too stylized for an audience to relate to. You’d have to have costumes that are a little outrageous when you see actors wearing them. The costumes seem to fit better when the medium chosen is a digital one.” He says while the characters will have that distinctive Tintin look, the performances belong to the actors. “If Tintin makes you feel something, it’s [actor] Jamie Bell’s soul you’re sensing.”
Release date: December 23rd, 2011
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
The direct-to-video DC Universe movie is out tomorrow and we here at CBR have a clip of the League in a drag-out fight with their counterparts from the Crime Syndicate. Our pals at Robot 6 have also reviewed the movie, but spoilers lay ahead. Also, writer Dwayne McDuffie tells MTV News he’s already written two more DC Universe flicks, but can’t reveal what they are. “[Warner Brothers Animation] kind of likes to announce just the next [animated film] to keep focused, but I think people are going to be pretty excited,” says McDuffie.
Release date: February 23rd, 2010
Digital Spy points to a site called Allthingsfangirl.com which is reporting Weeds’ actress Allie Grant has been cast in a feature film based on Marvel’s “Runaways.” Her source is a program for the first play Allie Grant has performed in, which makes mention of the film. Of course, the writer at Allthingsfangirl.com is quick to point out there is another film coming out this year called “The Runaways” and has updated saying, “The more I think about it, and the more people I talk to, the more I think this was just a VERY bizarre and coincidental error on the part of whoever wrote & approved of this bio.”
Release date: TBA
In 3D! According to IESB, the film has put feelers out to effects-houses ready to work in the format.
Release date: TBA
IGN asked Don Cheadle is War Machine will be featured in the film. “I don’t know,” said Cheadle. “There isn’t even a script yet.” It’s almost like the “Batman 3” boilerplate.
Release date: May 4th, 2012
WHO DARE TAKE THE SHIELD?
Wow, a whole weekend went by without a substantial “Kick-Ass” update. Also, if director Joe Johnston wasn’t just talking hot air, Captain America will be cast this week, meaning we all have to be glued to our Twitter feeds for the inevitable. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, 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.