MovieWeb has a number of interviews with the cast and crew of the film, but I’m focusing on Gemma Arterton, of course:
Release Date: Today!
Collider has an interview with Bruce Willis and Karl Urban about changing names, the film, and next projects. Unfortunately, the video cannot be embedded, but Urban jokes about the cortisone injections they had to take. Presumably, the whole thing is a put on.
Release date: October 15th, 2010
Superhero Hype notes an article in the Long Island Business News that reports the film will be setting up shot at a studio in the region. “‘The Avengers is a huge movie,’ said [Grumman Studios President Parviz] Farahzad, who has transformed massive buildings into Long Island’s largest movie studio. ‘They’re taking all seven stages’,” they write. As noted by Superhero Hype, the film was reported to be shooting in Los Angeles.
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
So, while we reported Daren Aronofsky might be in talks to direct the film, The Playlist notes a film that might pull him away. “In an interview with Quien, screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (‘Babel,’ ‘Amores Perros’) reveals that his previously announced adaptation of John Vaillant’s forthcoming non-fiction book ‘The Tiger’ for director Darren Aronofsky and star/producer Brad Pitt is set to begin location scouting later in the year,” they write. If everything comes together for this project, the “Wolverine” sequel could be looking for another director.
Release date: 2012?
Our plas at Spinoff Online spotted this interesting statement in The Hollywood Reporter‘s article about the casting of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: “Sources said Mary Jane will not appear in the first movie, so a Gwen story line could provide and extra dose of gravitas, depending on how closely the studio and filmmakers hew to Marvel Comics lore.” To see the whole Gwen Stacy storyline play out would be interesting and the best creative reason for rebooting the series.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
Empire asked Peter Jackson about the recent reports that he’s directing the film and it will soon be shooting. “We haven’t got a greenlight yet. We’re still waiting. Things still seem to be inching closer to some sort of happy place. I keep hearing that so many times now I’ve stopped tuning into it,” he responded. I know how he feels. “There’s a lot of people at Warner Bros. who are working around the clock trying to manoeuvre through the MGM complexities. MGM is a company that is about to go bankrupt and in a way they are about to take ‘The Hobbit’ into bankruptcy hell with them when they go down. Warners are trying to extract ‘The Hobbit’ out of the bankruptcy hell before it happens. It is just so complicated I can’t even put my head into it. It’s all to do with American copyright laws, bankruptcy laws. A lot of Warner Bros. lawyers are working round the clock at the moment trying to make it happen,” he elaborated. I just hope Jackson has passion for the project by the time he can actually make the film.
Release date: TBA
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
TV Guide has your first look at the show. Bruce Timm is involved and, well, just look at the poster:
Kryptonsite has an interview with Laura Vandervoort, who returns to the show tonight as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl. She says the episode may not be the last stop for the character. “The storyline is left open-ended, so Kara doesn’t necessarily leave; but I don’t know if she’s returning. She’s staying in Metropolis, but I’m not sure if you’re going to see me again after that episode,” said the actress.
Cue up that Loverboy track and get me a rum drink, it’s the weekend! With all the high profile announcements and rumors this week, it sure has been dizzy and I think I’m ready for a nice Kraken Attackin’ or one of the creations down at the Tiki Ti. Also, a good friend of mine has returned to town after a year away, so I might play bartender at his “welcome back” party. 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, ready for the future threat of spiced rum.