While not officially attached, MTV News asked “Ninja Assassin” director James McTeigue what he would do with the project. The director is rumored to be the top contender to helm the film. Surprisingly, he says, “I think everybody’s a bit sick of seeing the origin story.”
Release date: 2012?
X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS
A couple of days ago, I mentioned director Bryan Singer likes to develop many projects simultaneously until, suddenly, one enters production. Variety reports Singer is looking to remake “Excalibur.” Interestingly, Variety also reports,”Singer has been flirting with directing ‘X-Men: First Class,’ a 20th Century Fox spinoff that got a first script draft by ‘O.C.’ creator Josh Schwartz.” Just to round up, Singer is looking at ‘”Excalibur,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “First Class,” and “Wolverine 2.” I get the impression the “First Class” and “Wolverine” rumors are probably one and the same, with the exact title of the project getting confused.
Release date: 2010
The film now has its principle villain. Karl Urban of “Star Trek” and “The Lord of the Rings” as been cast as Black Hat, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The article describes the character as “the evil leader of the bloodsuckers who was once a priest and hunter but now fancies himself a god of vampires.”
Starring Paul Bettany, release date August 13th, 2010
IRON MAN 2
Superhero Hype has a new photo of actor Sam Rockwell as film baddie Justin Hammer. Also, here at CBR, we have an interview with actor Don Cheadle who steps into the role of Jim Rhodes/War Machine for the sequel.
Directed by Jon Favreau, release date: May 2nd, 2010
Directed by Sylvain White, release date: April 16th, 2010
THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME
CBR talked with Rick Remender about his mini-series, “The Last Days of American Crime.” In the article, he mentions a film adaptation is in the works. “The movie is the same story as the first arc of the comic. The novel we’re doing will be the next story, same time period totally different characters,” he says.
Release date: TBA
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
While the future of the “Spider-man” musical is still in doubt, U2’s Bono and the Edge tell British radio host Edith Brown some details of the project, according to IESB. “We’ve got a new villain, it’s a girl. It’s a very extraordinary role. We’ve taken it to a much more dizzy place than you’d expect. We’ve got big tunes,” says Bono.
Starring Evan Rachel Wood, release date: 2010?
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
CBR has a press release focused on Star Trek alumn LeVar Burton, who voices Black Lightning in the upcoming DC Universe Animated film. The actor discusses his approached to the character. “I think everybody has a super hero that lives inside of them,” Burton explains, “So I just went to that place, that deep kind of super hero voice,”
Featuring the voices of Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy, release date: September 29th, 2009
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Today’s set pics from the blog of director Edgar Wright features a reprise a contest of champions. The prize: Kim Pine? It appears to be actress Alison Pill in the cage and there is a scene in one of the books where she is kidnapped … hmm.
Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010
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