I imagine the “Anyone Can Be Chosen” tagline is a slug for the purposes of potential products and could easliy be changed later.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS
An old friend reports work on the film is to commence at Pinewood Studios in London. In fact, he’s learned a production office is already open. “A Pinewood shoot would also suit director Matthew Vaughn who has worked there previously for both ‘Stardust’ and ‘Kick-Ass.’ And with Brits writing, directing and starring in the movies, added to low sterling and some decent tax breaks, looks like the traditional [sic] of the British American superhero film continues unabated,” he writes. Meanwhile, The Playlist suggests “Kick-Ass” star Aaron Johnson may end up in the film based on a photo of him meeting with director Matthew Vaughn and actor James McAvoy. Kind of thin, but not so crazy as Vaughn likes to reuse actors.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Here’s the clip of the film from the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show:
Meanwhile, Superhero Hype continues its set visit coverage with a look at the rest of Sex Bob-omb, including actress Alison Pill who plays Kim Pine in the movie. “I learned to drum and I’m very excited today. Well, first of all I got to … I learned when I was in New York I sort of did some prepping with just learning basic stuff like beating my couch next to my drum teacher, who’s this incredible guy named Charlie Green. And then we came here for three weeks of band rehearsal with [music consultant/member of the band ‘Sloan’] Chris Murphy.”
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: August 13th 2010
“The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan tells Superhero Hype, “And the other thing I’m really keen on or interested in is ‘Preacher’ because I’m a big Garth Ennis fan and I love that series and that’s out there, and that might be something.” While interest isn’t confirmation, it could lead to something interesting.
Release date: TBA
Logan Leman tells MTV News nothing about the “Spider-Man” reboot:
Previously, Leman was happy to mention he was in discussions for the part, which led to a publicity snafu that could’ve cost him the role.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
“30 Days of Night” director David Slade responds to rumors he plans to helm the film to IGN:
An usually firm denial, I’d say. Maybe Sam Raimi will direct the picture.
Release date: TBA
BACK TO THE WORK WEEK
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