IRON MAN 2
Actor Mickey Rourke and director Jon Favreau talked to Empire magazine about hitting the half way point in filming. “I’m having the time of my life!” Rourke said. “It’s been really brutal, because my Iron Man suit weighs 23lb. It’s sort of a half-suit, with half my skin showing, with lots of Russian tattoos, because [Whiplash is just] out of a Russian-zone prison.”
Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, release date: May 7, 2010.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Sticking with the heavy metal, Superhero Hype has the press release for the soundtrack’s contents, including noting songs from Green Day, All-American Rejects, Cheap Trick, Taking Back Sunday and more.
Meanwhile, CBR News has a possibly spoilery special report on the video games based on the film.
Starring Shia Lebeouf, release date: June 24, 2009.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has acquired the Adam Beechen/Mario Bello PlanetLar/AIT graphic novel as a vehicle for actor Danny McBride. Original Films’ Neal Moritz will produce with Jason Netter’s Kickstart Prods. and McBride. Ken Levin and Ori Marmur will be executive producers.
No release date announced.
WONDER WOMAN/TOMB RAIDER
Looking forward to seeing actress Megan Fox as Princess Diana or Lara Croft? She says no. “Wonder Woman is a lame superhero,” Fox said. “She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands whoever takes that role but I don’t want to do it.” Allegedly, Fox was already offered the “Tomb Raider” role, and declined to accept.
No release date announced.
Director Sam Raimi is at MTV discussing villains we might see in the next sequel. Raimi revealed that he may even be happy to introduce even the most obscure of supervillains, “That would be absolutely fine — but I’m not looking for things like that,” Raimi said. “I’m trying to, with the writer, find Peter Parker’s story primarily. And find the right conflict for him to come up against. So that either he can grow as a human being and overcome this thing, or perish. It’s more about finding the villain that represents the best story for Peter. I have to read the screenplay and see if it’s working, what we’ve discussed. Before I really, in my heart, could tell you that I knew.”
Starring Tobey Maguire, release date: May 6, 2011.
Variety also reports that the Steven Spielberg-helmed adaptation will hit the US markets on a month and a half after the rest of the world. The decision signals the two studios’ belief that the property, which has been translated into 70 languages, shows stronger potential overseas than domestically.
Release date: December 23, 2011 … unless you’re in Europe, where it debuts late October or early November of that year.
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