Co-star Blake Lively talks with Speakeasy about entering the world of “Green Lantern,” beginning with her concern for the fans. “Before I even took on the role, I felt the pressure to make the fans proud, to do the character justice,” she says. “When there’s such history there and such a fan base, there’s a responsibility to do it right and to do justice to these characters that people love so much. So when we were on set, we had such an attention to detail; like, there was question of whether my hair would be blonde or brown, but to me it was never a question – Carol Ferris is a brunette and she had to be a brunette. And they tested 14 different shades of brown.” She also reaffirms her belief that Star Sapphire will appear in a subsequent sequel, but mentions that she would like the costume to change change a bit. “A little more material would be nice,” she laughs. “And by ‘a little,’ I mean a lot.”
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender answer MTV News‘s question about what sets the film apart from the rest of the summer movie cavalcade:
Meanwhile, Superhero Hype reports that the soundtrack will be released on June 28th on CD and in digital form on the 31st. Also, one Comic Book Movie contributor spotted Emma Frost on the cover of Cinefex magazine:
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
ALIEN AT LARGE!
According to Deadline, Platinum Studios and Practical Pictures are teaming up to develop the Platinum graphic novel into a feature. The article notes the title is one of “5000 properties that Platinum Studios controls.”
Release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Well, the video is well made and creepy, at least.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
The lads at Comic Book Movie spotted a couple of TV ads for the film, including this one:
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Collider has a look at the promo poster “whipped up” for the 2011 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas:
As Collider notes, that’s not a bad tagline for “Avengers” merchandise. I wonder if we’ll see it on official promotions for the film itself.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Over on Twitter (via Comic Book Movie), actor/stuntman Micheal Papajohn teases a possible role in the new film. After mentioning that he’s RSVP’d for the wrap party, he wrote, “i cant even confirm or deny if i worked on the film !” Papajohn played the mugger who shot Uncle Ben in the first Sam Raimi “Spider-Man.”
Release date: May 28th, 2012
THE WALKING DEAD
As Spinoff Online reported yesterday, the rag tag road crew of “The Walking Dead” are headed to Hershel’s Farm. “The AMC adaptation has begun casting the roles of veterinarian Hershel Greene (‘a Wilford Brimley type’), daughter Maggie and ranch foreman Otis. There’s no mention of Hershel’s other children,” they write. I suppose the farm was a foregone conclusion with actors teasing it all summer and executive producer Frank Darabont’s earliest comments about the prison being as far off as season three.
Airs: Fall 2011
I’ll admit it, I’ll always be ambivalent toward “Torchwood.” Like everyone else, I was excited to see Captain Jack Harkness in his own series after a successful run as a “Doctor Who” companion. The spin-off, however, was too unfocused and poorly written. That first season is terrible with a very dour central character, a weird — almost basement dweller — attitude toward sex in sci-fi, and that thoroughly awful “Cyber-woman” episode that made me quit. Then the third season happened and it was good. I mean, they literally had to blow up the original premise of the show to do it, but they told a really good story. So now, “Torchwood” has an infusion of US money and this is the result:
And yet, despite thinking that it looks good, I can’t help but be cautious. It’s still “Torchwood.” 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 an angry response from Russell T. Davies.