In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax … he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Parallax? I suppose if one is making a coherent telling of the mythology from scratch, then Parallax is a threat the Corps should face early on, but … well, I guess this confirms earlier rumors stating Hector Hammond would not be the only villain in the film.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Avengers News reports “Lost” actor Josh Holloway may be in talks to play a role in the film. “Apparently there’s been talk between Marvel and his group to play a ‘lead’ role in an upcoming Marvel film. We mention a ‘lead’ role because these bigger actors often won’t sign ‘retainers’, meaning everything should be 100% locked (character, film, etc) for Josh once he’s signed the dotted line,” they write. The article goes on to suggest such parts as Hank Pym, Hawkeye and Dum Dum Dugan.
Release date: May 4th, 2012
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Here at CBR, we have the new trailer for the film:
It was released after a campaign started to get 100,000 fans to follow the film’s Facebook page. It only took a couple of days. Meanwhile, director Edgar Wright linked to a page of photos featuring the 7 Evil Exes in poster form.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
Over at Comic Book Movie, Pietro Filipponi has received an image of what he believes to be the official logo for the film:
Time will tell is this piece of art is the real deal or just a very good use of Illustrator and Photoshop.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
Moviehole asked Kristen Stewart about the rumor from awhile back that Universal was interested in her to replace Angelina Joile as the sequel’s lead female. Her response isn’t exactly a denial. “Right now, I have two projects lined up … I’m doing ‘On the Road’ this Summer and then I’m doing ‘Breaking Dawn.’ So other than that I have nothing ‘nailed down’,” she says. Considering the minefields actors have to walk when negotiating contracts and parts, I’d say there’s at least some discussion going on between her camp and the studio.
Release date: TBA
As Collider reported, actor Donald Glover wants to try out for Spider-Man. He began a Twitter campaign, a hashtag, and there’s now a 3,000 plus fan page. Oh, yeah, he’s also black. Normally, I don’t post about actors campaigning for parts, but there’s interesting things going on here. The actor isn’t looking to get the part as such, but thinks he should at least get the opportunity to audition. It underscores the tendency of white superheroes as the genre transitions into film. While the “Blade” series was an early out of the gate, we’ve yet to see characters like Luke Cage, Green Lantern John Stewart, or Black Panther make their way to the big screen.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
Over the weekend, director Guillermo del Toro told fans on The One Ring.net that he was stepping down as director of the project. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming ‘The Hobbit,’ I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” he says. Del Toro has a bevy of projects waiting at Universal that were put on hold when he signed on for “The Hobbit.” MGM’s continued problems made the situation untenable for him. While initial reports stated producer Peter Jackson would not be his replaced, Jackson told the Dominion Post, “If that’s what I have to do to protect Warner Bros’ investment, then obviously that’s one angle which I’ll explore.” It seems with the lawsuits between New Line and Jackson, Warner Bros and the Tolkien Estate, and the MGM situation that some force out there does not want this project to go foward. Could it be the will of Sauron? His eye is every watching, you know.
Release date: 2012
THE WALKING DEAD
Artist Tony Moore linked to this page at On Location Vacations revealing shooting locations in Atlanta, Georgia. The page also offers a way for you to become a zombie extra in filming should you live nearby and are willing to go to zombie school.
Grant Morrison tells MTV News a little bit more about the television project with director Paul McGuinan and actor Stephen Fry. “They said, ‘We don’t want to see junkies and we don’t want to see chocolate-box Scotland.’ So obviously I instantly thought, ‘What about ‘Trainspotting’ meets ‘Brigadoon’?” he recalled. “Out of it came this really epic, science-fiction idea, but it doesn’t involve any special effects at all.” It never ceases to amaze me how Morrison can make revealing nothing sound so compelling.
After a nice long weekend, the town and the Reel are slowing spinning up again. I’m still playing “Red Dead Redemption” while everyone gets back from their trips and barbecues. I’m enjoying the bounty hunter missions, but I’ve yet to bring in a single bounty alive. 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 forming a posse.