Warner Bros Motion Pictures president Jeff Robinov tells The Los Angeles Times a little bit more about the plan. A script for the “Justice League” film is in the works with “The Flash” and “Wonder Woman” features possibly spinning off from it. He also mentions Batman will be “reinvented” again after the release of “The Dark Knight Rises,” saying, “Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.” Interesting that Nolan will still be involved. I wonder if this new Batman will appear in “Justice League.”
Release date: TBA
As Spinoff Online reported yesterday, producer Lauren Schuler Donner told Empire that the film will reboot the title character. “We’re either going to pretend that ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ didn’t happen, or mock it, which he could do,” she said. I’d pay real money to see a film openly mock an earlier entry in its own series. “It’s true to the comic,” she continued. “You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.” But will we see him break the fourth wall?
Release date: TBA
Collider has a video interview with co-star Ellen Page:
Release date: TBA
In another portion of the LA Times interview with Jeff Robinov, the Warner Bros Motion Picture President explains the lack of marketing for the film. “We are on a learning curve in getting 3-D materials and marketing materials on the same schedule,” he says. A new push for the film began this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and continues this weekend at WonderCon with a new trailer hitting theaters with “Thor,” but Robinov admits the difficulties encountered in the marketing schedule are a one-time occurrence. “We won’t be in this position again,” he says. Meanwhile, Latino Review has learned that actor Michael Clarke Duncan is in talks to lend his voice to fan favorite GL Killowog. That’s a brilliant choice.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Chris Hemsworth tells the LA Times Hero Complex blog that he took his weight training to an extreme … well, at least as far as a the costume was concerned. “[The filmmakers] kept saying ‘Yeah, get as big as you can,'” he recalls. “And then I came back right before Christmas, just before we started the movie, and had a final sort of camera test and put the costume on and within a couple of minutes, my hands started going numb … everyone was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not cool.’ And I started getting pins and needles and you’d touch the skin and the blood wouldn’t return to that area so quick. And I thought, ‘OK, it doesn’t fit.'” There’s also video:
Meanwhile, Spinoff Online spotted several new TV ads and a new “face-time” poster featuring Hogun:
How come Hogun doesn’t get an impressive title like “God of Thunder” or “Woman of Science?” Can any of you Reelers explain Hogun to me using that three word sentence structure?
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
Hugh Jackman offers ComingSoon.net an update on the project. “We need to find another director and once we’ve found that, we’ll be able to know,” says Jackman. “It’s too early to call on Japan, I’m not sure where they’re at, so now we’re finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we’re moving ahead full steam to find another director.” My question: will it revert to the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2” title?
Release date: 2012?
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Emma Stone offers this little tidbit to Glamour Magazine (via Comic Book Movie): “Because Gwen is a scientist, we went to a lab in San Diego, and we were learning about biology. And I’m fascinated! Because I never went to biology class in high school.” Okay, Spidey fans, has Gwen ever been a scientist?
Release date: July 2nd, 2012
Superhero Hype has a report from CinemaCon on Hawkeye’s costume. “In the concept art, we see Renner wearing similar dark glasses and a leather outfit with a matching over-the-shoulder leather quill for his arrows, only the movie version of Hawkeye has the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on it to show his government allegiances. His precision bow is much like the one used by archers who do it for sports and hunting, which again, is also much like the ‘Ultimates’ Hawkeye,” they write. “The short presentation also included a little bit with Mark Ruffalo talking about the Hulk and how he’s definitely going to be a hero in this movie rather than being the catalyst that brings the group together as was the case in the early comics, although as we seen in the comics too many times, you can’t put these many egos together without a few fights happening along the way. There was no mention of Skrulls.”
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
Comic Book Movie has a trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the Superman Anthology. Y’know, because some people want “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” in high-definition.
Release date: Summer
Giving the pants and boots separate colors instantly makes the overall design work a little bit better. Also, note the pants are much less shiny now.
POINTS OF INTEREST
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